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Linky makes it even easier and faster to share from Safari

Linky's new sharing extension is made for those that share the web

The overarching concept of extensions in iOS 8 is poised to make your iPhone and iPad more powerful than ever, but new share extension from Linky is one of our favorites so far. If you're the type that frequently shares from Safari, Chrome, or any other iOS browser to Twitter or Facebook, then...
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New, updated, and discounted apps: Google, LinkedIn, and more!

While you're all busy cracking open your new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we're still reeling from the launch of iOS 8 earlier this week and the accompanying tidal wave of apps that have been updated to take advantage of new capabilities. Here are a few noteworthy stragglers, but we're constantly...
Watch Twitter light up during this week's Apple event

Watch Twitter light up during this week's Apple event

Someone has created a unique way to look at Tuesday's Apple event using Twitter. People following the would often use the #AppleLive hashtag to post reactions to the event. Now there's a handy map to show us exactly how excited Twitter was at specific times during the event, created using CartoDB...
Twitter's testing 'buy' buttons so you can buy stuff through Twitter's app

Twitter's testing 'buy' buttons so you can buy stuff through Twitter's app

In case Twitter wasn't putting enough stuff in your face, you might soon see a "buy" button in the official Twitter app. Yep, the same Twitter that's pulling in to your stream the favorites of people you follow (and sometimes even people you don't follow) now wants to urge you to tap on that buy...
Which social networks do you use? [Poll]

Which social networks do you use? [Poll]

Which social networks do you use? You can find me @reneritchie most of the time. That's because the social network I use most is Twitter. I use it on my iPhone on the go, on my Mac while I'm working, and on my iPad while I'm reading or browsing. I use it to follow a few people I know and a lot...
Twitter's latest social experiment overwhelms users with needless spam

Twitter's latest social experiment overwhelms users with needless spam

In its latest experiment, Twitter is receiving a lot of complaints from irked users when it decided to tweak its network to retweet messages that users mark as favorites. Users are complaining that they are seeing tweets that are favorited by those whom they follow in their Twitter timeline like...
Twitter testing video ads on mobile

Twitter testing video ads on mobile

Twitter has launched a beta for promoted tweets containing video content. That means more prominent advertising in your Twitter experience, which should go hand-in-hand with the irrelevant follower notifications, unhelpful follow suggestions, and plain old text sponsored tweets. Of course, for...
New and updated apps: Monument Valley, Instagram, Kairobotica and more!

New and updated apps: Monument Valley, Instagram, Kairobotica and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got new games, updates to some favorites and loads of other stuff! New iOS apps...
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Twitter is about to make direct messages a little less maddening

Managing your direct messages on Twitter is about to get a lot more convenient, as the microblogging service announced today that it is rolling out an update over the coming weeks that makes "deleting DMs more consistent" across the web and mobile. Twitter is also in the process of updating its...
New and updated apps: Bing, Day One, Uber and more!

New and updated apps: Bing, Day One, Uber and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got updates to important social media apps, journaling tools, and more! New and...
New and updated apps: Lenka, Assassin's Creed: Pirates, Twitter and more!

New and updated apps: Lenka, Assassin's Creed: Pirates, Twitter and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got Twitter client updates, a cool new black and white photography app, games and...
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Twitter acquires live video platform SnappyTV

After adding native support for animated GIFs earlier this week, Twitter is focusing on live videos by acquiring SnappyTV, a service that allows content creators to edit and share live videos from TV broadcasts quickly. Launched in 2010, SnappyTV has collaborated with Twitter in the past, both...
Twitter adds native support for animated GIFs

Twitter adds native support for animated GIFs

Twitter announced today via their support account that animated GIFs are now officially supported on Twitter.com, Android and iPhone. Previously, users needed to upload GIFs via a third-party service, but now they can be uploaded and viewed directly to Twitter. So far this only works at...
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New Twitter feature allows you to embed tweets within your tweets

Twitter is testing a new feature that allows you to embed tweets within your tweets, provided you're using the official Twitter client for iOS. To embed a tweet, you have to copy the link to the tweet and paste it in the text box of the app. The feature gives you the ability to add your own...
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Twitter quietly extends Bing translation to iPhone and iPad apps

Twitter has quietly extended its translation feature, powered by Microsoft's Bing, to its iPhone and iPad apps, after previously including that option in its Android version. The server-side update now allows users of those apps to view an option that, when tapped, displays a translated...
New and updated apps: PhotoCard, Twitter, Republique

New and updated apps: PhotoCard, Twitter, Republique

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got games, social networking tools, a beautiful postcard maker and more. New and...
New and updated apps: Angry Birds Star Wars II, Netflix, Twitter and more!

New and updated apps: Angry Birds Star Wars II, Netflix, Twitter and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got social media tool updates, a new version of the popular Airbnb service's...
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Twitter no longer mulling SoundCloud acquisition

We had reported that Twitter is considering making a bid to acquire German music service SoundCloud, but now it appears that the social network is no longer interested in a deal. "Twitter considered buying German music-streaming service SoundCloud, but it has backed out of the talks, according...
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Twitter reportedly looking to buy SoundCloud after failing with first music venture

Twitter is reportedly looking to acquire SoundCloud in what could be its biggest acquisition to date. According to Re/code, which cites sources familiar with the matter, SoundCloud's 250 million consumer base is a major motivator behind the deal. Berlin-based SoundCloud received a funding of $...
New and updated apps: Twitter, Sonos Controller, Castro and more!

New and updated apps: Twitter, Sonos Controller, Castro and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got an update to Twitter, a brand new Sonos controller, Castro and more! New and...

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