After India threatened to ban iPhones, Apple approved country’s ‘DND’ spam-filtering app

India’s telecom regulator, TRAI, earlier this year threatened to ban iPhones in the country if Apple didn’t approve a government-developed Do Not Disturb app by January of 2019. more… The post After India threatened to ban iPhones, Apple approved country’s ‘DND’ spam-filtering app appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that the Bluetooth 5 standard has been officially adopted, which means manufacturers are now able to build it into their devices. The next-generation Bluetooth standard offers longer range, faster speed, a larger broadcast message capacity, and better interoperability with other wireless technologies. Compared to existing Bluetooth 4.2 protocol, […]

Here are the 56 new emoji that were just approved for Unicode 10, eventually coming to iOS

While Apple is bringing a handful of new emoji to its users with the upcoming release of iOS 10.2, the Unicode Consortium today approved 56 new emoji as part of the Unicode 10 release. The new emoji are based on requests from third-parties to the consortium over the past year and include emoji representing breastfeeding and […]

AT&T and DirecTV’s $48.5B merger approved, but with strict conditions for AT&T

AT&T and DirecTV’s $ 48.5 billion merger has been approved today following more than a year of regulatory review. The merger will see AT&T become the biggest pay-TV company, passing up cable company Comcast. AT&T says it will serve more than 26 million U.S. customers and 19 million users in Latin America. As part of […]