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Apple proposes emojis for differently-abled

The emojis must first be adopted by Unicode Consortium. After the non-profit organisation releases its guidelines, software makers such as Apple and Google

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  • Apple has proposed a Unicode Consortium
  • It will be soon releasing emoticons for differently abled
  • For this, the emojis shave to be first accepted by the consortium

In an attempt to better represent differently-abled people, Apple has proposed Unicode Consortium — the non-profit organisation that governs the global standard for emojis — to add 13 new emojis including a service dog, a wheelchair and prosthetic limbs.

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Apple will release emoticons for differently abled soon. IANS

“Apple is requesting the addition of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities. Currently, emoji provide a wide range of options, but may not represent the experiences of those with disabilities,” The company wrote in the proposal.

“Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all,” the Cupertino-headquartered giant added.

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The tech giant reportedly consulted with top organisations for differently-abled, such as the American Council of the Blind, Cerebral Palsy Foundation and National Association of the Deaf, to put together the proposal.

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Unicode Consortium will be looking into the proposal. VOA

The emojis must first be adopted by Unicode Consortium. After the non-profit organisation releases its guidelines, software makers such as Apple and Google design versions for their respective platforms. That is why emojis look different on Android and iOS platforms, according to CNN. IANS

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Apple To Launch New Photography App For IOS Users

The app comes with features to capture portrait photos with automatic silhouette detection

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The app comes with features to capture portrait photos, VOA

A new photography app for iOS called “Fuzion” that would use the “TrueDepth” camera data from new iPhones and create images by blending multiple images with portrait mode shots is expected to reach iOS users this week.

“‘Fuzion’ is a photo editor that lets you take your portraits and selfies to the next level. Blend multiple images and create stunning double exposures with ease,” the “Fuzion” team wrote in a post on Monday.

The feature would work on the new iPhones — iPhone 8 Plus, X, XR, and XS.

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A new photography app for iOS called “Fuzion” that would use the “TrueDepth” camera data from new iPhones and create images by blending multiple images with portrait mode shots is expected to reach iOS users this week.-voa

The app comes with features to capture portrait photos with automatic silhouette detection, choices from a variety of backgrounds by top photographers to blend with the portrait and options to add dust overlays, light leaks and colour filters.

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“The app utilises the powerful “TrueDepth” and dual cameras of new iPhones to automatically detect a person’s silhouette and cut them out of the background,” the post added.

The editing app was released to a group of beta testers in December, 9To5Mac reported. (IANS)