Apple’s giving a new camera (and some tongue) to Messages and Memoji

Animoji can now capture you sticking out your tongue. You can also FaceTime with up to 31 of your closest friends in just a single call.

Xiaomi Mi 8 teased with Animoji-style feature, Xiaomi Mi Band 3 also confirmed

The high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone is coming later this week with some sort of an Animoji-like feature in tow, alongside a long overdue Mi Band 3 wearable.

Apple to test 2018 iPhone pipeline after last year’s TrueDepth snafu

It was rumored to be one of the dragging factors that kept the iPhone X from getting out to customers with the other iPhones last year.

Samsung adds launch-day Mickey and Minnie Mouse AR Emoji support to Galaxy S9

Whether you find the AR Emoji feature on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ fun or creepy, at least you can now lend your movements and expressions to Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

No notch for Galaxy S9, but Samsung reportedly plans to go after Animoji with ‘3D Emoji’

‘3D Emoji’ is probably not the final name of Samsung’s Animoji-rivaling technology, but it could be one of the most buzzworthy features of the fast-approaching Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Apps can be made to work universally on iOS 12 and macOS 10.14

Apple is focusing on quality assurance in its software updates and has reduced the number of features that would’ve been in iOS 12… but here’s one of note.

iOS 11.3 is coming ‘this spring’ with option to turn off performance throttling, AR updates and more

Anyone with a performance-throttled iPhone will be able to turn off the “power management” feature in the upcoming iOS 11.3 update. AR improvements, new Animoji and Health Records are also coming.

Apple spends top dollar to ensure smooth future production of Face ID-enabling lasers

To avoid future Face ID production woes, Apple has set aside no less than $390 million for a new Finisar VCSEL manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas.

Apple wants to put a 3D sensor on the back of 2019 iPhones to exploit AR’s full potential

The front-facing TrueDepth cam on the iPhone X is responsible for Face ID and Animoji, but a 2019 rear-mounted 3D sensor could take AR to the next level.

Emonster sues Apple for violating Animoji trademark

The company made an app in 2014 that converted emoji into looped animations that could be sent over iMessage. With the iPhone X, there’s a threat.

Will Samsung want to take near 3 years to replicate Face ID on iPhone X?

KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo believes that it will take Google or whoever else two-and-a-half years to get up to Apple’s TrueDepth level.

iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus names practically confirmed, alongside a flurry of new and old specs and features

Apple can’t stop the software leaks revealing essentially everything about upcoming hardware, including the camera specs and RAM of the iPhone X and 8.