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There's a ⚫ emoji message that freezes or completely crashes apps, but it's no big deal

There's a message that's making the rounds on WhatsApp that mysteriously causes the app to crash if you dare to tap on the black dot within. You may have already come across it and wondered how just tapping on a single emoji can cause an app to freeze and become unresponsive. The answer, unsurprisingly, is that it can't.

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Chrome For Android Bumped To v36 With Improved Text Rendering On Non-Mobile Sites, Desktop Chrome Updated As Well

The Chrome developers have released a new version of their browser that may not have a particularly exciting changelog, but it does lead to a better browsing experience. Version 36 should make text on those websites that don't have a mobile alternative render somewhat better. This, combined with non-specified performance improvements and bug fixes, should result in more enjoyable browser use.

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Text rendering on a non-mobile website using a previous version of Chrome.

2014-07-16 20.56.08

Update: And here's an "after" shot. Have fun noticing a difference.

These niceties are joined by some security fixes as well as a desktop Chrome update that shares the same version number despite its different changelog.

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Chrome Beta For Android Version 36 Brings Back The Google Doodle To New Tab Pages, Adds Smarter Search Suggestions And Improved Text Rendering

Update Wednesday continues with yet another new apk. This time we're being treated to a regular version bump for Chrome Beta. The changelog isn't as dramatic as we've seen in previous updates to the browser, but it's hard to turn down improvements and bug fixes. The focus seems to be a little more on fine-tuning the experience as we should see smarter suggestions for text entry and improved text rendering on non-mobile optimized web sites. As a friendly bonus, Google's eclectic Doodles are coming back to the new tab page.

2014-05-29 00.26.57

The update is still pretty fresh, so it might be a couple of hours until it's available to everybody.

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