If there is any doubt that iOS and Android are the dominant forces within the mobile industry, then a new report should destroy any and all of it.
Earlier this week, forensic scientist and iPhone jailbreak expert Jonathan Zdziarski had raised concerns over the so-called backdoor services included in iOS that could make data collection easier for both the iPhone maker and government agencies.
Apple continues to maintain it stance against supporting Adobe Flash on iOS devices, choosing instead to focus on HTML5 and other modern web technologies. Nevertheless, there are still several Flash-based video players and other web elements littered across the web. When a mobile user accesses these pages, there is a blank space or large portion of the website missing.
Upwards of 250 new emojis were introduced as part of the latest Unicode Standard, version 7.0, which was announced today by the Unicode Consortium. The new characters are said to mostly be based on characters commonly found in the “Wingdings” and “Webdings” fonts.
Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana, which was announced as part of Windows Phone 8.1 in April, might be making its way to iOS and Android if a recent report is to be believed. The voice assistant from the Redmond, Washington company is intended to be a competitor to the likes of Siri and Google Now, but it appears that competition could potentially heat up if these rumors turn out to be true.