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Twitterrific 5.10 adds draft support, new muting options, and more

Popular third-party Twitter client Twitterrific has hit version 5.10, adding new options for muffling and muting, as well as support for drafts and smart quotes.

A new item in Twitterrific's sidebar lets you manage what items you muffle. You can also now convert any of your muffles into a mute.

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Adobe Slate for the iPad makes designing and sharing presentations easier

Adobe has launched a new app exclusively for the iPad called Slate, which will allow its users to make multimedia presentations quickly and then share them with others.

After users create a presentation with Slate, they can then upload that content to so it can be viewed as a website.

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How to stop Facebook from making your iPhone run like crap

If I had to name one App Store app that can negatively affect the performance of your iPhone, it's Facebook.

Not only can it eat tremendous amounts of storage, some of the things it does in the background also seem to chew through battery, and make your iPhone run like crap in general. It's an issue countless friends and family members run into over and over again. From freezing issues to out of storage messages to constant battery drain, Facebook almost always seems to be the culprit.

So in this very special edition of iOS Help, we're going to take a look at why Facebook makes your iPhone do strange things as well as what you can do to keep it in check.

This how-to is part of our iOS Help feature, where every week I try and help you fix the problems you're having with your iPhones and iPads. If you have a question or need help with something iOS related that you just can't figure out, I encourage you to drop a question in our iMore forums, no registration required, or send me an email at ioshelp@imore.com

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Scanbot gets Slack and Wunderlist integration in latest update

Scanbot is a fully-featured mobile scanner app that allows you to scan documents up to 200 dpi and QR codes, with the latest update bringing added functionality.

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Amazing iPad apps to help with autism and awareness

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and the beginning of Autism Awareness Month.

The United Nations General Assembly designated the day in 2007 as a way to raise autism acceptance and help those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Since it's launch in 2010, the iPad and iPad apps have been a tool in providing that help, and in aiding those with autism in finding their voice.

According to the CDC, one in 68 kids in the U.S. are on the autistic spectrum. According to a study by UCLA, using the iPad can help minimally verbal children more than double the amount of words in their vocabulary, and the earlier they start, the better they do.

Apple has created features like Guided Access expressly for people on the autistic spectrum, and developers around the world have created dozens of apps either specifically or incidentally helpful as well. The App Store is currently featuring a collection of apps for Autism Awareness Month, including several on sale. Toca has also assembled a TocaBox for autism bundle. Here they are, and more!

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Microsoft adds new address book and calendar features to Outlook for iOS

Microsoft has rolled out an update to Outlook for both iOS and Android. This latest release introduces some new features to improve the People and Calendar experiences.

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HBO to be added to Sling TV's lineup in time for new season of Game of Thrones

Dish will add HBO to its Sling TV Internet-based television service, sometime before the new season of HBO's hit show Game of Thrones begins April 12.

Sling TV first launched in early February with a selection of cable TV channels for as low as $20 a month, with more channels available for extra fees.

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Facebook's new Riff app creates a chain of videos centered on a specific topic

Facebook has launched a new stand-alone app called Riff, which allows a string of videos to be made and connected together that are based on a specific subject.

Riff started as a side project by an app team at Facebook, who wanted to create an easy way for anyone to collaborate on videos.

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TweetDeck for Mac updated with multi-photo uploads, group messages, and more

TweetDeck for Mac has been updated with support for tweets with multiple photos, group direct messages, and account sharing.

Twitter has added a number of new capabilities to TweetDeck. You can now use the app to tweet up to four photos in a single message. You can also now participate in group direct messages.

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Apple and IBM launch eight new enterprise apps, including first for healthcare

Apple's partnership with IBM has yielded several new apps in healthcare, retail, industrial products and more.

The Apple + IBM partnership began last year, and matches Apple's software design and development talents with IBM's enterprise relationships.

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