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iOS 14.2 includes the newest emoji, including bubble tea, ninja, boomerang, and more

2020 September 29
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We have known that Apple is planning on bringing a whole slate of new emoji to iOS in the near future since July. And it looks like the wait is almost over.

Well, technically the wait is officially over for folks who are trying out iOS 14.2’s latest beta. Apple seeded the second developer beta of the software earlier today, and it has been confirmed that it supports the newest emoji first revealed earlier this year. Apple showcased the new emoji as part of World Emoji Day back in July.

The most interesting part of today’s beta seed is that they include a first look at some of the new emoji that we didn’t get to see earlier this year. That includes the 55 gender and skin-tone variants for the people emoji. There are also new gender-inclusive emoji to choose from, as well as a black cat, people hugging, blueberries, a polar bear, a boomerang, and a ninja. Among many others.

This latest emoji release is part of the Emoji 13 pack, and there are quite a few new options. Even bubble tea is finally joining the emoji ranks.

The new emoji will make their public debut at some point later this year. Apple just seeded the second developer beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 earlier today, so we may still be a few weeks out before a public launch of the mobile operating systems.

How often do you use emoji?

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Apple seeds ninth macOS Big Sur beta to developers

2020 September 29
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Apple has seeded the latest beta of macOS 11 Big Sur, still preparing for the future public launch.

On Tuesday, Apple seeded the ninth beta of macOS 11 Big Sur to developers. As is par for the course, this prerelease software is meant for developers only. It is likely the new software won’t include any new major features, however, if there are any new additions discovered we will update this post accordingly.

macOS 11 Big Sur welcomes quite a few changes, including an upgraded Messages and Maps experience, brand new UI tweaks to bring it more in line with iOS in some areas, new icons, and much more. You can check out a few of the major new additions in the link below.

And if you want to make sure your Mac hardware supports the next major desktop operating system, here you go:

Developers can download and install the ninth beta of macOS 11 Big Sur from the Apple Developer Center. The software can also be downloaded and installed as an over-the-air update via the Software Update tool within System Preferences.

Apple will release macOS 11 Big Sur as a free upgrade to the public later this year.

Apple released iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 to the public earlier in September. So now we are just waiting for the wide release of macOS 11 Big Sur.

How are you liking macOS 11 Big Sur so far? Excited for the changes?

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Free Apps to Download TODAY ONLY 09/29/2020

2020 September 29
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Dalgona , Tie a Necktie 3D Animated , Open Bar! and more


Dalgona ( $0.99 → Free ) KIM KYUNG MIN Dalgona prioritizes quality over quantity. It features a collection of nine filters, which are based on magazine photographs, movie brochures, and old albums from the 80s and 90s. Just tap to apply and tap to save to your camera roll.

Tie a Necktie 3D Animated ( $2.99 → Free ) Sergey Burlakov It walks you through how to tie 12 essential necktie knots and a bow tie knot. Each knot includes step-by-step instructions accompanied by 3D animations that can be replayed. The app also includes the ability to favorite knots and short text tips.

Open Bar! ( $2.99 → Free ) Gingear Studio Inc Open Bar will provide you with instant gratification. The moment you launch the app you’ll begin to appreciate its slick design and animations. The basic idea of the game is to drag and drop bars onto the board in order to create completed lines of the same color. The bars can be rotated with a tap, and merged when crossed over one another. Each puzzle can be completed in three moves or less, and you’re able to use a hint at any time in case you get stuck.

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iTunes movie deals: Star Wars films $10, family bundles under $20, and much more

2020 September 29
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Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with new deals on movies and other media. Among the discounts are Star Wars feature films down to just $10, hits like Sleepy Hollow and Braveheart under $10, and family bundles like the Back to the Future trilogy and Kung Fu Panda trilogy for under $20. Check out our full roundup below.

Star Wars films under $10

Other hit films under $10

Tarantino 5 movie collection $30


Family bundles under $20

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Apple seeds second iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, and watchOS 7.1 betas to developers

2020 September 29
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Apple is moving along with the beta software for its next major updates to iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

On Tuesday, Apple seeded the second betas of iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, and watchOS 7.1. The latest pre-release software is available to download from Apple’s Developer Center directly. It is also available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) update on properly registered devices.

As far as what’s new in this latest beta, that remains to be seen. However, now that it’s out in the wild, if there are any major new discoveries made we will update this post accordingly.

As for the first beta, which Apple seeded not too long ago, it did welcome a brand new feature. With iOS 14.2, Apple is welcoming Shazam as a built-in feature with the mobile operating system. There is a new Control Center option for Shazam that makes launching music recognition much easier. The feature can now even recognize music while you’re listening to it on your AirPods.

In addition to the change for Shazam, the Now Playing widget in Control Center has been redesigned and improved. In iOS 14.2, this widget will now show recently played music when you’re not currently listening to anything. AirPlay’s interface is tweaked in the new software as well.

The second developer betas of iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, and watchOS 7.1 are available now. A public launch should arrive in a few weeks.

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