Apple showcases new emoji coming to iOS 11

Apple emoji preview 2017

Apple has announced it will add new emoji characters across Apple devices later this year. While many iPhone users may not be aware of World Emoji Day, Apple marked the occasion on July 17 by highlighting some new emoji coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS in the fall. The company is also showcasing fun emoji apps on the App Store and replacing some movie titles on iTunes with emoji.

New NFC functions on the way in iOS 11

Apple Pay

When iOS 11 launches later this year, iPhone owners can enjoy more options when it comes to near-field communication (NFC). NFC is already used on the iPhone for contactless payment with Apple Pay. Apple has opened up the system to developers with the release of Core NFC, which will allow apps to detect and read NFC tags.

How to scan documents with Notes on iPhone

How to scan documents with the Notes app on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11.

iOS 11 has greatly improved the Notes app with the addition of lines and grids, the ability to insert tables, new swipe options and the ability to scan documents, among others. The scanning feature has been long awaited and should replace third-party scanner apps in the near future. It is simple to use and integrates the scans right into your notes. Here's how to scan a document with the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad:

How to use the new Camera filters in iOS 11

How to use camera filters in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad.

While lens filters for the iPhone's Camera app have been around for several iOS generations now, iOS 11 not only changes the available filters, but changes the user interface as well. Apple touts them in its iOS 11 preview:

"New professional-quality filters take the camera on iPhone to another level. Portrait photos are more expressive. Skin tones more natural. There are even filters for applying classic looks to your portraiture photography."

iOS App of the Week: Street Fighter IV Champion Edition

Street Fighter IV Champion Edition

Capcom has released several Street Fighter titles to the App Store with different degrees of success, however most haven't aged well. Popular titles like Street Fighter IV Volt quickly became obsolete as Apple devices advanced in technology and size, while Street Fighter X Tekken never really got off the ground. Older titles, such as the Street Fighter II Collection, are still out there, but until this week there has been no definitive Street Fighter title available for newer iOS devices.

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