Top tech news for Friday, February 17, 2023

A new year means new emoji, and yesterday we saw Apple take a key step towards updating the iPhone’s operating system with support for the latest intake of symbols. The iOS 16.4 beta includes several new emoji including shaking face, a pair of hands pushing either left or right, and a goose (fingers crossed it’s not horrid). These emoji were approved for release last September, but soon they’re going to actually be widely usable on iPhones (along with other major platforms).

And finally, a bit of gadget news for anyone with Nothing’s debut Phone 1 smartphone — its stable Android 13 update has started rolling out. The company claims the update delivers big stability and performance improvements for the phone, and that this software has been developed in-house rather than outsourced.

Here’s a silly tweet to start your day:

Stay tuned, as we continue to update this list with the most important news of today: Friday, February 17th, 2023.

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