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Inappropriate content hidden in Apple's new iOS 10 Messages app

Inappropriate content hidden in Apple's new iOS 10 Messages app
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Finally, Apple's much-awaited iOS 10 mobile operating system was released this week, bringing new features and user interface tweaks to iPhones and iPads.

Apple's update process didn't go without its fair share of problems. Eager users who tried to update early had their iPhones and iPads semi-bricked because of a software bug. The company said it resolved the issue within the first hour of iOS 10's deployment but it was surely a scary ordeal for some.

Another issue was with Apple's revamped Messages texting app. The app's new GIF search feature allows texters to send animated images but some have since reported that inappropriate GIFs were being included in the search results for certain keywords.

Adding a GIF to a text can be a fun way to spruce up your conversation. Unfortunately, certain keywords being searched in the iOS 10 GIF library were returning pictures of pornography. Words that are seemingly innocent like "huge" and "butt" resulted in graphic images.

Apple has already attempted to fix the problem. They removed words from its search terms that could result in inappropriate images. Searching for the word "huge" will now bring up zero results.

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However, since iOS 10 has just barely been released to the masses, you might want to play it safe for a while. If you'd like to add GIFs to liven up your text messages, try an app called Nutmeg. This app even lets you create your own GIFs. Click here to see how it works.

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Source: Daily Mail
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