iOS 8.3 Released With Wireless CarPlay, New Emojis, and More

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  1. Maura

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    AppleInsider reports that Apple has today released iOS 8.3, complete with Emoji additions, as well as upgrades to Siri, wireless CarPlay, and improvements to apps such as Passbook.

    The redesigned Emoji keyboard introduces racially diverse characters, several new same-sex family Emojis, as well as organizing the icons into categories, and adding new flags and new characters.

    The Siri upgrades include being able to make calls via the iPhone speakerphone, as well as new languages and accents.

    Also included in the update is wireless CarPlay support, whereby you can connect your iPhone to a dashboard unit without having to use a Lightning cable.

    Various other tweaks for iOS apps include Passbook now separating Apple Pay from Passes, and Messages now having the option to distinguish between threads from contacts and those from people that you don’t know. You can also now choose to have spam automatically reported.

    Other small but useful changes include the spacebar in the keyboard being stretched out, and having the option to turn off password requirements when downloading free apps in the App Store.

    Source: Apple launches iOS 8.3 with new emoji characters wireless CarPlay more
     
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    Darn it, where's my "Live long and prosper Emoji"?
     
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    Thanks Maura for the info. I will download tomorrow after work.
     
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    If you've updated the emoji is available, sort of. It doesn't show up in the keyboard the it will display if you have the code. Here it is . You can copy and paste it into a keyboard shortcut until Apple gets around to adding it, if they do.


    If you haven't updated to iOS 8.3 or OS X 10.10.3 it will just be a string of characters.
     
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    Or blank, apparently, if you've viewing it in Safari on an iMac. Weird, because it showed up when I was editing the post.
     
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    I think the website editor filtered it out. I'm gonna try adding again here using Tapatalk.
     
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    Curses, foiled again. I give up.
     
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    Well that's a bummer. I will try to download tomorrow and see how it goes.
     
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    Let me give it a try.
     

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