A rainbow of emojis, plus aliens

The good news: Diverse emojis have finally come to Apple devices. Users can now change the skin tone on their emoji faces to richer shades than just white and Simpsons yellow. The bad news: Everyone needs to update their Apple devices with the free iOS 8.3. 'Cause even though you might have updated your phone to get the new emojis, other people have not. So when you send out that text (or tweet) with a new tan-colored smiley face — not everyone is going to see it. Some of them might actually see the old plain-colored emoji, plus an alien head. Why? Don't ask. Just update!

Tom Horgen