Apple proposes 13 new accessibility emojis to be included in Emoji 12.0

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Apple has proposed 13-new accessibility emojis to be joined in the upcoming Unicode emoji release. The new list includes guide dog, hearing aid, prosthetic limbs, as well as people using canes and different types of wheelchairs. The new suite also adds emoji for people with disabilities. Apple has submitted its formal request to Unicode, the consortium that governs the standard that includes emojis. The total list includes 13 new emojis are proposed when options for men and women are taken into account, or 45 in total when also including the options for skin tones. The aim behind the move is to diversify the options available to help fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all. The new symbols feature men and women with probing cane, an index finger pointing to the cheek, representing the ‘deaf sign, icons of a hearing aid, person in an electric wheelchair, guide dog with a harness, and a prosthetic arm. The next Unicode Technical Committee meeting will take place in the coming month at Adobe Headquarters in San Jose and if approved, these characters would be shortlisted for Emoji 12.0 which will release in first-half of 2019. While the Emoji 11.0 will roll out in the second-half …
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How To Jailbreak iOS 11.1.2 Using Electra – Cydia Included [Tutorial]

Here’s a tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 11 / 11.1.2 using Electra with Cydia on a computer on 64-bit iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch using this semi-untethered jailbreak solution, developed and released by CoolStar.

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Apple included in far-reaching class-action lawsuit against Intel and ARM over security problems

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I get that class action suits targeting Apple are pretty hot right now, given the whole iPhone slowdown debacle. But that probably doesn’t mean that Apple should also be hit with class action suits over the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre security issues that affect most Intel, ARM, and AMD chips.

However, a planned class action suit in Israel has Apple as a co-defendant, right next to Intel and ARM.

According to Hamodia, a group of users filed a request with the Haifa District Court in Israel to file a class action against these three companies. The group is represented by attorney Rimon Zinati and includes computer and cellphone users.

Zinati said in the complaint that “something new has appeared on the tech landscape. Our worst nightmares have come to pass, and a giant tech bubble has burst. That this is an earthquake is an understatement. Since the announcement by the companies of the vulnerabilities of their products, we realize that we are living in a fantasy world and now realize that we do not even have a minimum of privacy.”

Oh. My. God. Run for the hills!

Don’t get me wrong, people are probably right to sue companies all they want. Apple should face all the iPhone slowdown trials it can handle. Cases against Intel, AMD and ARM aren’t warrantless either, as the products these companies sell should make sure that computers of any size and type can be hacked by anyone because of design flaws.

But why is Apple included in this particular suit? And if Apple should be added, doesn’t the same thing go for Microsoft, Google, Linux, and every other company that sells products with Intel, AMD, and ARM inside?

The Israeli court will decide on the matter in the coming weeks.

According to Patently Apple, Intel has been hit with some other class action suits.

Before you file your own class actions suits, make sure you install the latest software updates on your devices, if available.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 packaging reportedly leaks, spec list included

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of 2018, and today some spec details for the upcoming Android flagship may have leaked.

A photo that claims to show the retail box for the Galaxy S9 has surfaced. Judging by the gloved hand and the timing of the leak, it’s possible that this box has recently rolled off the production line.

According this packaging, the Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, much like the Galaxy S8 before it. Also included is a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear camera with OIS, like the GS8. What’s interesting is that there are two apertures listed, f/1.5 and f/2.4, suggesting that the camera could switch apertures.

Also included in this leaked spec list is an 8-megapixel front camera, 4GB of RAM 64GB of storage, IP68 water and dust resistance, and wireless charging. In addition to the bundled AKG headphones, the GS9 reportedly comes with stereo speakers that’ve been tuned by AKG.

Rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S9 will be very similar to the Galaxy S8, and this leak appears to back that rumor up. Many of these specs are similar to those included with the Galaxy S8, but there are some notable updates, like the AKG stereo speakers and camera with apertures that can change. There are other new features that may come to the GS9, too, like a Snapdragon 845 processor.

Will you be interested in the Galaxy S9 if this leaked spec list holds true?

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Android 8.1 update confirmed for Nokia 2, with some Android Go optimizations included

HMD Global confirmed in September that the entire line of Nokia phones would be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. The confirmation didn’t explicitly mention the Nokia 2, because it hadn’t been officially announced at that point, leaving some to wonder if HMD’s super-budget model would be left on Nougat. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, has confirmed on Twitter that the Nokia 2 will actually jump straight to Android 8.1.

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Some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners claiming included headphone adapter doesn’t work

The second-generation Pixel phones have had some struggles. Following user reports of problems with the OLED display, strange effects when taking photos of LED lights, seemingly muted microphones, a mysterious buzzing noise, random reboots, and crashes in Android Auto mode, it has been a tumultuous time for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners. Multiple users in the Google Product Forums have now claimed that the USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapters are not working on their phones, with sound instead being played through the device.

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Windows 10 included password manager with huge security hole

There's a good reason why security analysts get nervous about bundled third-party software: it can introduce vulnerabilities that the companies can't control. And Microsoft, unfortunately, has learned that the hard way. Google researcher Tavis Ormand…
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Volvo’s SUV subscription plan starts at $600 per month — insurance included

Volvo announced back in September that it was wading into offering subscription models for its cars starting with the new XC40 compact SUV. This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the company finally revealed that those subscriptions will start at $ 600 per month over the course of a two-year contract — just like how you might buy a smartphone.

Care By Volvo, as the program is called, will start up in 2018, and that monthly price is all-inclusive, save for taxes, registration fees, and gas. Here’s what you get:

  • The all-wheel drive XC40 with a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, panoramic roof, 19-inch wheels, trimmed with Volvo’s “Premium” and “Vision” packages, which includes features…

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Essential PH-1 now just $400 with the 360 Camera included

Back when the Essential Phone dropped $ 200 down to $ 500 then to $ 450, some people speculated that this signals the end of the company. What will they say now that the phone is $ 400? Never mind that. You can get both the Essential PH-1 and the 360 Camera for just $ 400 on Amazon. Best Buy has a similar deal, though it’s $ 450. This makes the Essential PH-1 the cheapest Snapdragon 835 phone in the US, not to mention the high-resolution screen (near QHD). Take that, OnePlus 5T. Anyway, Oreo is already in Beta and the 360 Camera can livestream to Facebook Live.

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OnePlus 5T gets first update, KRACK fix and fingerprint/face unlock optimizations included

Just days after it went on sale, the OnePlus 5T has started receiving its first update. Weighing in at 107MB and arriving as Oxygen OS 4.7.2, the update brings along fix for the Wi-Fi WPA2 security issue (a.k.a the KRACK vulnerability). Multiple other changes are also included, like optimizations related to fingerprint and face unlock and improvements related to EIS during 4K recording as well as accuracy for screen off gestures. Of course, some usual stability and bug fixes are there as well. Via

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