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.
Apple today announced its iOS health initiative that will allow iOS owners to analyze important health-related information on their iOS device. The new HealthKit API and companion Health app are designed to make it easy for consumers to monitor their health by bringing together data from wearable sensors, apps and other sources.
Apple has announced a huge new feature for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite called Handoff, which allows Macintosh laptops and iOS devices to communicate in ways previously not possible. The feature lets you share things like documents, email, and even phone calls between devices, making for an even more seamless experience.
It’s handy to have your IMEI number stored someplace safe in case you ever lose your phone or tablet. This 16-digit number (known as an International Mobile Equipment Identity number) is a unique identifier for every device that connects to a mobile network with a SIM card, and it allows carriers to blacklist the device if it goes missing.
Apple confirmed to Re/Code that its key web services and both its mobile and desktop operating systems are not affected by the Heartbleed security flaw. The vulnerability, first reported by Web security firm Codenomicon, is present in OpenSSL encryption software, which is used by websites to secure user information.