A California federal judge who had previously found internet call-routing patents held by Voip-Pal.com too generalized and abstract has made a similar ruling in two cases in which the communications company had accused Apple and Amazon of infringing similar intellectual property, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).Read More
In the future Apple’s Memojis and Animojis may team up with Siri and Messages to “speak” in tones that match the facial expression of the avatar characters. The tech giant has filed for a patent (number 20180336716) for “voice effects based on facial expressions.”Read More
More than 70 new emoji characters are coming to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year in a free software update.
Apple says that the new emoji designs, created based on approved characters in Unicode 11.0, include even more hair options to better represent people with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, and new smiley faces that bring more expression to Messages with a cold face, party face, pleading face and a face with hearts.
Joining the growing list of animals represented on the emoji keyboard are characters for the kangaroo, peacock, parrot and lobster, with the addition of new food emoji for mango, lettuce, cupcake, moon cake and other popular items. Many additional characters across sports, symbols and more, will launch later this year, including a new superhero emoji, a softball, nazar amulet and infinity symbol.
Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,998,88) for “easy location sharing” via the Messages app on its macOS, iOS, and watchOS devices. Per the invention, an Apple device detects a location-sharing request from a first participant of a message conversation to share first participant location information with a second participant.Read More
TD Ameritrade is launching Apple Business Chat support to deliver financial market updates, investor education, research and trading information to customers using the Messages app on iPhones and iPads.Read More
Apple has updated macOS to version 10.13.4. It’s available via the Updates section of the Mac App Store. According to the release notes, the upgrade improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and it is recommended for all usersRead More
You can use Messages, Reminders, and Notes with your HomePod as long as it and your iOS device and HomePod must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and your iOS device must be the one you share your location from using Find My Friends.Read More
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