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Emoji on the iPhone


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I love being able to send cute little smilies to friends who are also using an iPhone. Using Emoji is fun and is simple to do. Once you’ve installed Emoji, it will tell you exactly what you need to do to get started. After enabling Emoji, anyone who has an iPhone will be able to see all of the cute little symbols you send via email, IM and text.

There are more than 460 different icons to choose from at this time with categories that include people, animals, places, food and general silliness. They work pretty much anywhere you may want to type text.

The icons will sadly only show up on an iPhone or iPod Touch. That is a limitation found with any Emoji application – including ones you pay for. All Emoji apps have the exact same icons, so don’t be fooled into paying for a “premium” Emoji app. They’re all the same thing! The apps simply enable the Emoji keyboard that’s normally hidden from you on your device.

If you have an iPhone (or iPod Touch) and aren’t using this application, what the heck are you waiting for?

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How to Get Graphical Emoticons on the iPhone


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Looking at my iPhone, you can see the SMS window. I was texting Ponzi, but I wasn’t sending her text. I was sending some little graphics. I enabled this feature, and you can too! The emoticons are called Emoji’s, which are Japanese smilies or emoticons.

If you want to enable these on your iPhone, you’re more than welcome to. You don’t have to jailbreak it, honestly. The first thing you need to do is download this application to your iPhone. It’s only 99 cents, and it’s well worth it. You can use these little graphics throughout all of your iPhone applications, not just SMS.

Open up the App, and browse through it a bit. You don’t have to actually try to read what it says! Once you’re done, exit out of it, and go into your Settings. Scroll to the “General” area, and then to “International”. Go to “Keyboards”, and then scroll to “Japanese”. Once you’re there, turn on Emoji. Once you’ve done this, it’s enabled and you can use it within anything you’re doing!

I’ve noticed that the more of these I send out, the more people are freaking out and have to have it, as well. They’re just so much fun. You know you want to send your friends a smiling piece of poo! As long as you and your friend both have an iPhone, you can send each other Emoji all day long!

Update!

Ryan sent me the following email, that you definitely should read if you’re considering getting this App for yourself:

Just wanted to let you know that the new iPhone firmware (2.2.1) breaks the Emoji App. It still works fine if you installed it previously, like you did. However, if you buy the App today and try to enable it, it will not work. The developers updated the App description to say that they are working on a new version that addresses this issue.

Just wanted to let you know before you post that video you recorded up to YouTube, may save you about 500 emails.

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Skype Fun (Easter Eggs?)

I don’t run Skype all the time, but this conversation was begging to be published. How many Skype easter eggs are out there?

  • Chris Pirillo says: (flag:us)
  • Chris Pirillo says: (flag:gb)
  • Chris Pirillo says: (flag:ca)
  • Chris Pirillo says: (flag:freak)
  • Chris Pirillo says: Why can’t I fly my freak flag in Skype?!
  • Chris Pirillo says: Does Skype have something against freak flags?!
  • Chris Pirillo says: (finger)
  • Chris Pirillo says: You gotta respect any instant messaging client that lets users flip someone off.
  • Chris Pirillo says: (mooning)
  • Chris Pirillo says: This just keeps getting better and better.

I talk to myself too frequently.