Apple Pushes iOS 9.1 Beta to Devs and Public Testers
Apple today made a new beta version of iOS 9.1 available. iOS 9.1 beta five is ready for both developers and for public beta testers to download. The update comes just a week after the last beta, which suggests iOS 9.1 is nearing readiness. iOS 9.1 mostly tweaks features connected to the forthcoming Apple TV and big-screened iPad Pro. It also adds support for Unicode 8, which adds a range of new emoji, such as tacos and select hand gestures. iOS 9.1 beta 5 is free to download, though developers and beta testers need to register to receive the new builds.
Unicode Accepts Some Google-Designed Women Emoji
Jul 14, 2016
Google today said the Unicode Technical Committee, the organization that oversees the development of emoji, has agreed to add some of the professional women emoji Google proposed earlier this year. Specifically, Unicode will add 11 (of the 13 suggested) professional female emoji in all skin colors.
Apple Targets Business Users with iPad Pro
Sep 9, 2015
Apple today announced a new, larger tablet called the iPad Pro. The iPad Pro boasts a 12.9-inch screen with 2,723 by 2,048 resolution, totaling 5.2 million pixels.
Unicode 11 with Dozens of New Emoji Arrives June 5
Jun 1, 2018
New emoji are coming to a phone near you, eventually. Unicode 11.0, which was finalized in February, will be released on June 5, according to Emojipedia.
Unicode 10 Adds 56 New Emoji
Jun 21, 2017
The Unicode Consortium this week announced Unicode 10, which includes 56 new emoji characters and four new scripts. Some of the new emoji include facial expressions (raised eyebrow, hand-over-mouth), more men and women (bearded man, woman in head garb), hand symbols, food (dumpling, fortune cookie), clothing items, animals (dinosaurs, bugs), vehicles (flying saucer, sled), and a curling stone.