Apple has officially started rolling out iOS 11.3, the latest update to its iOS mobile operating system. It goes without saying that this newest iteration of the tech giant’s OS for its iPhone and iPad devices deliver loads of fixes for various bugs and glitches, but it also happens to offer a few new features.
A little more than a couple of months ago, Apple had shared a preview of iOS 11.3, so there is some bit of excitement for the upgraded ARKit 1.5, which can now detect a wider range of objects and surfaces. iOS mobile users who are fans of augmented reality should start to experience these enhancements soon enough.
Samsung’s newest flagship offerings -- the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus -- come with some really cool features, such as Intelligent Scan (which combines facial recognition technology with iris scanning software) and AR Emoji (which allows users to transform their selfies into their own AR enhanced emoji). But some may argue that as cool as these features are, they do not quite reach the levels of the iPhone X’s Face ID tech and Animoji feature (helped immensely by the device’s 3D camera on its front side).
Apple has just rolled out the iOS 11.1.1 software update, which comes with a fix for the autocorrect bug that changes the letter I into an emoji of a question mark inside a box. To get this latest software update, owners of iPhone or iPad devices need only head to Settings, then tap on General, and then choose Software Update.
Some owners of Apple’s iPhone devices are complaining lately of a weird bug on iOS that sometimes corrects the letter I into an emoji that features a question mark inside a box (often preceded by an exclamation mark, a letter A, and even a hashtag symbol). According to Emojipedia, the bug appears to be in the autocorrect software of iOS 11.1.
TechCrunch has gotten a tip that Facebook’s Messenger is now displaying Reactions options for some users. For example, when hovering over messages sent by friends via a chat conversation, one can tap the emoji button to select reactions like a thumbs up Like, a LOL or sad smiley, an angry emoji, and even a thumbs down Dislike. Every user who is part of that thread will then be able to see the reaction.
Google’s latest flagship devices, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, were released preinstalled with the tech giant’s own Android 7.1 Nougat, a pretty standard update but still one that came with new features. But now, the company has revealed that the latest update, Android 7.1.1, is now being rolled out to other Android powered mobile devices, which means that some of the cool features previously found on Pixel handsets are now made available to other devices as well. Well, which other Android devices exactly?
Apple is officially rolling out iOS 9.1, the first major update of the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, which debuted last month. With iOS 9.1, Apple is bringing in several new features and enhancements, notably Live Photos (which involves some nifty GIF flourishes). What iOS users will most likely be eager to check out though is the addition of a new set of emoji characters, including one for the middle finger.
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