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News roundup – August 4, 2016

All the essential Apple news from the last seven days

New emojis! Apple announces big, gender-diverse emoji upgrade, featuring redesigned icons, including the replacement of a gun with a water pistol. Read the story!

Apple TV app Apple has released a redesigned Remote app for iPhone with all the same functionality as the Apple TV’s Siri Remote, plus some extra features. Read the story!

iBooks goes social! Get book recommendations via a new Instagram feed for iBooks. Read the story!

Google Maps update Google has brought its popular multi-stop feature over to iOS meaning you can program detours into your routes. Read the story!

Britney Spears Popstar’s new album will be an Apple Music exclusive. Read the story! (via iPhone Hacks)

$50bn for developers Following a record, Pokemon-fueled month, all time developer earnings on the App Store have reached $50bn. Read the story! (via AppAdvice)

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