Emoji 11.0, the latest and greatest list of tiny characters that will define your online communications for the next year, has been finalized. Internet arbiter of teen cool The Unicode Consortium has published the new list, which contains superheroes, red-headed people, and a brand-new party face.
Judging by the regular release schedule, you’ll see the new emoji on iOS shortly after the release of iOS 12, normally in the first or second point upgrade to the OS. That usually lands in October, so iPhone and iPad users should get the new emoji before the end of 2018. Android release dates are a little less predictable, but before the end of the year is a good bet.
Over the past couple of years, a strange new phenomenon has surfaced that involves links or strings of characters capable of crashing apps and devices. One of the first widely publicized examples came in the form of the “effective power” bug in early 2015. When iPhone users received a certain string of characters via text message, their phones would automatically crash and reboot. This week, a similar bug began making the rounds online.
First discovered by jailbreak developer Abraham Masri, the new bug (dubbed “chaiOS”) can cause crashing, freezing, resprings and more on both iOS and macOS. Masri’s warning in his tweet to “not use it for bad [...]
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As successful and revolutionary as the iOS App Store has been for mobile, Apple has not been able to replicate that success on desktops and laptops with the Mac App Store. The selection is limited, the storefront is outdated and for the average Mac user, there’s rarely any reason to visit it. And that’s why Apple is reportedly calling an audible.
According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple will allow developers to design applications that work seamlessly on iOS and macOS. Sources say that the apps will be able to run on touchscreens or with a mouse, depending on whether a user has downloaded the app on an iPhone, an iPad or a macOS computer.