Recap in Tech News – May 17, 2015

In this edition of Recap in Tech News – Wireless Mobile Charging in Cars, Rumored iOS 9 to Work with Older iOS Devices, Emojis to Expand in 2016, and Adobe Photoshop Touch Removal from Google Play.

Wireless Mobile Charging in Cars
Daimler and Qualcomm, Inc. are exploring the possibility of wireless charging options in cars. Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, along with technology company Qualcomm, made a joint statement that stated they were assessing the application of wireless technology to not only charge electric vehicles, but also wireless recharging of mobile phones. “It’s important that we remain on the cutting edge of technology and continue to deliver unparalleled experiences to our customers,” Daimler’s board member for research and development Thomas Weber, said.

Rumored iOS 9 to Work with Older iOS Devices
Even though WWDC is still a couple of weeks away, the rumor mills have already started cranking out thoughts about what the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will offer. One of the top theories is that iOS 9 will offer better compatibility with older A5 iOS devices.

Emojis to Expand in 2016
Unicode Consortium (UC), the subcommittee that standardizes online emojis, has recommended the addition of 38 new icons to roll out in June 2016. Some of the suggestions include, Selfie, Call Me, Avocado, Fox Face, Motor Scooter, and Mother Christmas. Emojis, smileys or ideograms included in various forms of electronic messages, is a term that originated in Japan.

Adobe Photoshop Touch Removal from Google Play
Adobe announced that it will be removing the Photoshop Touch app from Google Play as of May 28. Adobe’s VP of Products, Community and Bechance, Scott Belsky said, “Sometimes building for the future means we need to make hard choices and today I am also announcing that we are discontinuing Photoshop Touch. For those of you who have been using Photoshop Touch, thank you and please continue creating amazing work with it; while it will no longer be available in stores as of May 28th and we won’t ship further updates, it will remain completely functional on your devices for the foreseeable future.” For more details, visit Adobe’s FAQ webpage.