Talking Tech - October 11:
Apple sides with China over Hong Kong Map app, Emoji’s are coming to the keyboard

In the battle for Hong Kong… Apple has sided with China

It’s a big claim from a Democratic senator in the US all because Apple has banned an app called “HKmap.Live” It will show you where law enforcement are and what direction they’re heading.

It’s similar to the traffic app Waze that allows the driving community to let fellow drivers know about where speed cameras are, or accidents.

Apple says this is different though, because it’s being used to “endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong”.. which is a violation of its rules.

The app makers say its never solicited, promoted or encouraged any criminal activity – it merely pulls in publicly available information into a map.

Microsoft’s new keyboard has two new buttons

Their new keyboards which go on sale next month will have a dedicated button to launch an emoji picker. Emojis are creeping their way into more and more communications, including at the office, so Microsoft wants to make it easier to access them.

They’re also adding an Office button, which will replace one of the Windows buttons. You’ll be able to use it to launch Word, Excel and Outlook quickly, just like you would use the Windows key to do shortcuts.


Paul Stenhouse is the Technology Contributor on Newstalk ZB’s ‘Saturday Morning with Jack Tame’.


Paul Stenhouse is the Technology Contributor on Newstalk ZB’s ‘Saturday Morning with Jack Tame’.

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