Star Trek

How to Type the Vulcan Salute Emoji in iOS 8.3

Star Trek fans now have another reason to upgrade their iOS devices to 8.3. Apple supports the Vulcan salute emoji, which means the popular symbol can be typed and viewed in iOS apps and on OS X computers. A large collection of new emoji was released with iOS 8.3, however the Vulcan salute remains an Easter egg.

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The Vulcan salute was developed by Leonard Nimoy during his portrayal of Spock on the original Star Trek series. As any Trekkie knows, the gesture is often accompanied by the words "Live long and prosper". The trick to enabling the Vulcan salute requires following the steps below:

Your iPhone Speaks Klingon

Klingons are jerks. Now you can communicate with them using your iPhone. Don't be at a loss for words after some kid wearing tights grunts in your general direction.

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Now you can tell him to go away in his favorite fictional language. Ultralingua offers a complete Klingon language suite on the Apple app store for $11.99.

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