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Apple Releases New OS X and iOS Updates: Photos App, Multi-Ethnic Emojis, More

·Assistant Editor

Apple is having a big Wednesday.

The morning saw the Internet abuzz over journalist reviews of the new Apple Watch. But then Apple announced big software updates to the operating systems for both its Mac line and iOS devices.

The version bumps (OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3) bring the new iPhoto-replacing Photos app to Mac, and the new multi-ethnic emojis for iMessage to all of its mobile devices and computers.

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(iclarified.com)

The Photos app for OS X brings Mac laptops and desktops picture editing and cloud storing software that falls more in line with the look and feel of Apple’s latest iOS apps. You can check out our David Pogue’s hands-on impressions of the new Photos app right here.

There are also plenty of other tweaks and small additions in the iOS software upgrade, including more languages for Siri, and Wi-Fi and third-party keyboard fixes.

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(Yahoo Tech)

Apple made beta versions of these latest OS X and iOS releases available to the public a number of months ago, but Wednesday’s releases will send the finished versions of the updates to all Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners.

These updates, in usual Apple fashion, should pop up on your device’s screens and ask you you to install them. But if you’re feeling impatient, you can see about getting them faster by going to the App Store on your Mac, and the General section under the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

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