104 new Emojis in iOS 10.2, iKlip Grip, Apple Support app, Slack adds vid calls, Apple yanks watchOS 3.1.1


104 New Emojis in iOS 10.2 — Yesterday Apple released the long-awaited update to iPhone: iOS 10.2. With this version, iPhone users can make use of 104 new emojis. There’s nothing specifically telling you which ones are new, however, so Mac Observer gathered them together for you. Check them out below, and find more information at Emojipedia. [Do people actually use these? I may have used 6 in my life – now there’s another 104 I’ll never bother with.]

Get a grip with an IK Multimedia iKlip Grip Pro — As iPhone cameras get more sophisticated, there’s more of a need to have a better way to hold the iPhone steady for good photos. IK Multimedia has just released the iKlip Grip Pro (US$59.99), a multifunction iPhone stand that can help photographers get the perfect picture every time. Apple World Today has already managed to review one – for NZ, we’ll get them soon and I hope to review one too.

Apple Support App for iPhone, iPad comes to US App Store — The Apple Support app for iPhone and iPad is now available in the US App Store, making it easier for Apple product users to schedule Genius Bar appointments and get other help. The app lists all of the Apple products registered to you, offers tips and suggestions, schedule repair appointments, schedule support calls, and more. The app is a free download at the App Store and in addition to helping [US users only] out it’s a shocking reminder for how many Apple products we’re buying.

Slack adds group & individual video calls to workplace chat platform — Slack has announced the launch of video calling for its popular workplace collaboration platform, which is rolling out to Mac, Windows, and Chrome users over the next few days.

Apple yanks watchOS 3.1.1 update following user complaints — Apple has pulled the latest Apple Watch operating system update, watchOS 3.1.1, from circulation after a launch earlier this week that rendered an unknown number of consumer units unusable. The software update appears to have bricked some Apple Watch Series 2 units. Customers impacted by the faulty code reported seeing a recovery screen with a red exclamation mark after attempting to install watchOS 3.1.1. The foreboding prompt urged users to visit http://www.apple.com/help/watch, a landing page that ultimately leads to a Support Document covering frozen Apple Watch hardware.