With the launch of iOS 10 later this year, Apple has arranged with Unicode to release 100 new emojis, including a novel way to replace the troublesome gun emoji. The flag joins a lineup that includes more female athletes and professionals as well as images for single-parent families.
The new collection includes female cyclists, female surfers, female construction-workers and more in a variety of skin tones, highlighting the diversity of women's hobbies and roles in the workplace. A group called New Yorkers Against Gun Violence also started a campaign past year to have Apple replace the pistol emoji, though Google, Facebook, and Twitter all use realist pistol emoji too.
Considering gun violence has been such a big issue recently, the gun emoji has also been changed to a water gun, which is a very tasteful change.
Xbox One S review - is this the best Xbox console ever?
It also has twice the wireless range of the former model, meaning that you don't have to sit as close to the TV as you once did. The key is that we did not want customers to expect any change in game performance for existing titles.
According to CNN Money, this isn't the first decision they've had to make regarding weapon icons. Well, if you like your pistol emoji you'll really want to avoid the next upgrade.
In France, a court sentenced a man to three months in prison for texting the pistol emoji to his ex-girlfriend after ruling the character could constitute a death threat.
Global stocks steady, lower oil prices cap gains
Last week, this blog noted that oil prices were right near their 200-day moving average, a key threshold for chart watchers. Exxon and Chevron Corp., the largest USA energy producers, dropped 3.2 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively.
Google says 90% of the world's online population use emojis and giving people more options to express themselves is a good thing. When Hamilton isn't removing muskets from their Broadway shows to avoid offense, Apple is turning pistols into squirt guns.
In June the company successfully lobbied Unicode to not have a rifle emoji included.
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Buffalo Bills sign Reggie Bush to 1-year contract
The Buffalo Bills signed free agent running back Reggie Bush to a contract on Monday to add experience to their backfield. Oddly, he's only returned one kickoff in his career, which went for 32 yards in 2010 during his tenure in New Orleans.