Apple Reveals The First Look Of The New Emojis Coming To iOS 14 This Year

Unicode Consortium approved 117 new emojis as part of the Emoji 13.0 list back in January. Android 11 Beta had already added the support for these emojis last month. In recognition of the World Emoji Day today, Apple on Thursday gave a sneak into the new emojis coming to iPhones, iPads and Macs later this year. Usually after the consortium approves the emojis, companies give it their own graphics to distinguish them from emojis of other platforms. The new emojis might be added with the release of iOS 14.1 or iOS 14.2, if past trends of releasing new emojis with iOS 13.2 in 2019 and iOS 12.1 in 2018 are considered. We can expect a beta release of these emojis over the next few months after iOS 14 makes its public debut. Read More

Apple Releases iOS 13.6 With New CarKey, Health App And Apple News Features

Apple’s latest operating system update, iOS 13.6, brings new features like the all-new Apple News+ Audio news feature, support for CarKey, a new symptoms category in the health app and a variety of bug fixes. ​The new update is available for iPhone 6s and later and iPod Touch 7th Gen. The size of the update is approximately 390 MB and varies according to the model. Head to Settings > Software Update to download and install the new update. The update is one of the few remaining releases of iOS 13 ahead of the release of iOS 14 later this year. Apple also released iOS 12.4.8 for older iPhone models that cannot support the iOS 13 update.  Read More

Apple News Adds Daily Podcast, Audio Stories And Expands Its Local News Publication

Apple is focusing on audio news and local news with the introduction of new features to Apple News and Apple News+. It’s launching its own daily audio news briefing called “Apple News Today”, co-hosted by Apple News editors Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino. The podcasts will run Monday through Friday in the mornings and will be available on Apple News and Apple Podcasts for free in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. The podcast will cover the day’s news very briefly in under 10 minutes. Additionally, Apple News+ subscribers in the US will be able to listen to audio versions of print stories published by some of the best magazines such as Esquire, Essence, GQ, TIME, NY Magazine and Vogue among others and newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. Apple plans to produce about 20 audio stories per week narrated by professionals voice actors. Apple is adding a new Audio tab to its news app, where the users can find News Today podcast and audio stories. Interestingly, both the new audio features will be available on CarPlay as well to let users listen to news while driving.  Read More

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Google Makes Work From Home More Convenient With G Suite Business Integration

Google is creating an integrated workspace environment for G Suite business users. The tech giant announced that it is unifying core communication medium like Chat, Meet, Rooms and Gmail on desktop and mobile. The update will be made available in the G Suite Early Adopter Program and roll out to all G Suit customers later this year. Google integrated Meet into Gmail in May as part of its response to virtual meetings becoming a new way of working. As far as the new update is concerned, the aim is to avoid constant switching between different communication modes. So, the company is bringing email, chat, voice or video together at one place, with Gmail being the focal point. Google says that the integration will let users to “quickly join a video call from a chat, forward a chat message to your inbox, or create a task from a chat message.” Read More

Google Play Pass Launches Outside The US With New Apps And Subscription Plan

Google Play Pass launched in 2019 in the US, allowing subscribers to access to hundreds of select Android apps and games without ads and in-app purchases for a monthly fee. With the latest update, Google is expanding the subscription-based game store by entering into new markets, adding more titles and a new subscription plan. The Android alternative to Apple’s game store Apple Arcade, will now be available to users in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and the UK, this week. Read More

iPhone 12 Could Include A New Braided Lightning To USB-C Cable

As reported earlier, iPhone 12 will be shipped without charger and earphones and users will have to buy the power adapter and earphones separately. However, the Lightning cable will likely continue to be included in the box, but with a little surprise. According to a tweet made by a Weibo reporter, iPhone 12 will include a new braided Lightning to USB-C cable. The charging cable will get an upgrade after many years of having the same design, instead of a plastic-coated cable, it will be covered by a braided seathing. Read More

Enjoy Netflix Watch Party On Apple TV And Roku With Caavo’s Watch With Friends App

We all miss the time when social distancing wasn’t a norm. To keep us engaged and feel closer to our loved ones, tech companies are doing every bit possible. Watch With Friends by Caavo is bringing the experience of watching movies and TV shows together on Roku and Apple TV. We have had remote viewing party services for quite a while now, but they work only with computers. The Watch With Friends app is available for iOSAndroid, and as a Google Chrome extension. So, the app will work in any case. But, the new update lets you have a watch party on Roku and Apple TV devices.  Read More

Gameplay On Diamond Strike Slot

Little Richard used to sing ‘Tutti Frutti’ in one of the most famous songs ever written. Thanks to all those fruits, Diamond Strike at Starslots.com can make you rich, and like Richard’s song says, “this almost drives you crazy”. The charm and the fatal attraction that only an old-style slot can have. An endless energetic jingle plays in the background and a series of animations create the right atmosphere. Read More

Ulysses 20 Brings An All New Dashboard And Revision Mode Features

Ulysses, a popular writing and markdown editor app for Mac, iPad and iPhone updates to version 20 with new handy features. The UI has been redesigned by adding an all new dashboard. There’s also a built-in grammar and style check feature, revision tools, and more.

In the new dashboard column on the right hand side, you can see the outline of your current document and document statistics such as word count, character count and average reading time. The document outline lets you navigate easily to headings and sub-headings and jump to the exact point in your document. In the same view, you can navigate to elements like annotations, media and links. The panel also shows you details on attachments, notes, and grammar suggestions. The new dashboard is made available to Mac, iPad and iPhone. The dashboard doesn’t introduce any new feature, but consolidates the already existing tools in an integrated manner for easy access. Read More

Google Meet Adds Security Feature To Protect Educators From Zoombombing

With online classes becoming the new normal for students, video conferencing services are constantly adding new features to make the service more user friendly and secure. Talking about security, the term “Zoombombing” became popular as students started using the platform to disrupt the class by exploiting the features made available to them, for instance using the share screen feature that isn’t locked by the host to display sexually explicit content or inviting unknown users to have access to the meeting who in turn cause disturbance. In the light of this, Google is set to add new security features in its Google Meet video conferencing service to protect educator subscribers. As announced by Google, anonymous users will be blocked from Google Meet for G Suite for Education meetings by default. Read More