iOS 13: How to Use Animoji Camera Effects

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

In iOS 13 you can use Animoji and Memoji camera effects in iMessage and FaceTime. Here’s where to find the setting.

A Handful of iOS 12 Features You'll (Probably) Love...

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Bob LeVitus's Memoji

There’s a lot to like in iOS 12. Dr. Mac raved about the iOS 12 Shortcuts app (formerly Workflow) two weeks ago, this week he discusses a handful of other lovable new features iOS 12.

iOS 12: How to Make a Memoji

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Making a Memoji in iOS 12 Messages on iPhone X

iOS 12 lets you make your own custom Animoji called Memoji. Here’s how to create yours.

Memoji Fun, Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions, Password Ease - ACM 480

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the fun they’re having with Memoji in iOS 12. They also talk about Siri Shortcuts and Siri Suggestions, and just how cool it is that iOS 12 can integrate y our password manager at the system level.

Apple Registers New Macs, Yelp's Victory, and the Future of Cars - ACM 469

· Bryan Chaffin ·

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It seems Apple has registered 5 new Macs and iPads with a European regulatory agency. Better yet, the operating systems tagged to go with these not-yet-announced devices suggests they could come soon. Bryan Chaffin adn Jeff Gamet also discuss why you should be happy Yelp won a major court fight, regardless of whether you like Yelp. For their third segment, they take on viewer questions about this so-called car revolution.

Apple Ad Highlights Animoji Ahead of WWDC Keynote

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

An Animoji ad originally posted to Apple’s Korean YouTube channel last month was just posted on its main channel today in the hours before the company’s WWDC keynote. The ad features three Animoji characters singing along to Citizen Kane by the Korean group HYUKOH. The timing of the video’s re-posting suggests that the Animoji feature may see updates during today’s keynote, both in terms of capabilities and device compatibility. The song is kind of catchy, too.

Apple's New 'Taxi Driver' Commercial: Animoji and Great Song from Korean Band Hyukoh

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has a new commercial out called Taxi Driver to promote Animoji. It’s an intense animated spot with a drawn romp through a city as the backdrop to the Animoji figures. But the reason I love this spot is the tune—called “Citizen Kane,” rather than Taxi Driver—by South Korean band Hyukoh. This isn’t super-produced K-Pop, either. Hyukoh is an indie band with real musicians playing music they wrote. 9to5Mac noted that Citizen Kane dropped over the weekend, a single for an upcoming Hyukoh EP. In any event, I am effectively obsessed with this tune, and I love Apple’s Animoji commercials. Your mileage may vary.

Samsung Invents Creepy Animoji for Galaxy S9 Smartphone

· Jeff Gamet · News

Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji

AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Animoji, but instead of fun emoji animals, it turns your own face into a creepy cartoon-ish animated homunculus.

Apple Releases iOS 11.3 Developer Beta

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

iOS 11.4 developer beta

Apple’s first developer beta for iOS 11.3 is out with new Animoji, improved ARKit and HomeKit, Business Chat, and more. A public beta is coming soon.

Duke University Uses Animoji to Announce Tim Cook's Commencement Speech

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the commencement speaker at Duke University on May 13th, 2018, and the school used Apple’s own technology to make the announcement. Duke President Vincent E. Price, along with students and Tim Cook, used Animoji for the big reveal. Animoji is an iPhone X feature that maps your facial expressions and what you’re saying to an emoji character in real time. Cook is a Duke graduate and a fan of the school’s basketball team—something he shares in the video. Check out Duke’s Animoji announcement video.