Apple beats Voip-Pal’s Internet phone-routing lawsuits

Apple beats Voip-Pal’s Internet phone-routing lawsuits

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).

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More than 70 new emoji characters coming to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac

More than 70 new emoji characters are coming to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year in a free software update. 

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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 patent filing involves ‘easy location sharing’ in Messages

Apple patent filing involves ‘easy location sharing’ in Messages

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. 

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