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How to control what iOS apps can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts

How to control which iPhone and iPad apps can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts

We use Facebook and Twitter for more than just talking with our virtual social communities these days. We use them to login to other sites, to comment, to register — to host our digital identity. That's why it's a good idea to check and control which iPhone and iPad apps have access to your...
Twitter launches tweet translations for mobile apps and web

Twitter launches tweet translations for mobile apps and web

Twitter has announced today that it has enabled tweet translation, powered by Bing, on both its official iOS app, as well as on the web. The feature was previously available on TweetDeck, and has been tested off and on for a while now. Twitter made the announcement, fittingly, via a Tweet...
Twitter announces 'while you were away' recap feature

Twitter announces 'while you were away' recap feature

Twitter has announced a new recap feature coming to its iOS app today. If you're a casual user of Twitter, you should start seeing recaps of tweets that Twitter thinks you'll find interesting. The groupings will also be marked with the helpful "while you were away." Twitter made the...
Twitter has a new advertising channel: your following list

Twitter has a new advertising channel: your following list

No matter your school of thought on how you use Twitter, the list of people you follow now includes advertising. The first customer: MasterCard. On the web, and in the official Twitter apps for iPhone and Android, you'll find that you, and everybody else, have MasterCard as a promoted entry in...
Twitter rolls out analytics to its iOS app

Twitter rolls out analytics to its iOS app

If you're a budding social maven, Twitter has some good news for you today. Twitter's Ian Chan just announced via, well, a Tweet, that the micro-blogging service is rolling out its analytics features to its official iOS app so you can now monitor your tweets' reach on the go. Happy holidays!...
Deep, deep dive into Twitter apps for iPhone and iPad

Deep, deep dive into Twitter apps for iPhone and iPad

If you've ever found yourself longing for a dissertation on the relative merits of Twitter for iPhone and iPad, Twitterrific for iPhone and iPad, and Tweetbot for iPhone — including loading timeline gaps and tweet marker sync, web views, cards and previewing tweets, extensions, gestures, profiles...
Twitter is adding new anti-harassment tools to make it easier to report abuse

Twitter is adding new anti-harassment tools to make it easier to report abuse

Twitter will soon be offering offering all users of its social network some new features and tools that will enable them to report abusive activity faster, along with a new page that shows which Twitter accounts a user has blocked. Twitter stated: We're improving the reporting process to...
Twitter's app graph will track what you have installed on your iPhone

Twitter app graph raises privacy concerns as it tracks installed third-party apps

In an effort to build a more personalized experience, Twitter has announced it will be collecting a list of user-installed applications on iOS and Android smartphone as part of its app graph program. Though Twitter says it will not be collecting data inside those apps, users who do not wish to...
Twitter reportedly closes off new search API from third-party apps

Twitter's new search API closed to third-party apps

Remember that fancy new feature that allows you to search every tweet ever posted that Twitter announced last week? Well if you're one of the many users of third-party Twitter apps, prepare to be disappointed: Twitter's new search API won't be open to third-party clients, much to the frustration...
Twitter adds ability to share tweets privately via direct messages

Twitter adds ability to share tweets privately via direct messages

Twitter is on a never ending quest to improve its messaging features, and today provides even more evidence of that. The micro-blogging service announced today via its blog that users will now be able to share tweets privately through direct messages. If you want to start sharing your favorite...
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You can now search through each and every tweet posted to Twitter since 2006

Have you ever felt like searching through tweets you published years ago? Now you can using Twitter's search engine. Searches on the social network were previously limited to just a week before tweets were removed from the index (but still viewable by other means – direct links, profile timelines...
Twitter wants to make money when it grows up

Twitter wants to make money when it grows up

No longer the fun-loving "Toys 'R' Us" kid, Twitter is all grown up now and it wants to make money. The social network released a statement on Wednesday outlining its strategy on the Internet, stating that it wants to bring in revenue, and lots of it, though it did not give any specifics on that...
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Twitpic iOS app shut down but Twitter will keep domain and pictures online

The journey of the Twitpic online photo service has apparently reached an end. After a trademark dispute with Twitter, the service said it was shutting down in September, but later it claimed it had found a company willing to buy them and keep Twitpic going. Then that deal apparently evaporated....
Jawbone turns Twitter into a social DJ with Drop

Jawbone turns Twitter into a social DJ with Drop

Announced at Twitter's Flight developer conference, Jawbone's new Drop app turns Twitter into your social DJ. The app allows party guests to add songs to a playlist through Twitter so you can have a playlist that encompasses all your friends' favorite songs and musical tastes. For the app and...
Twitter hopes to replace usernames and passwords with Digits

Twitter hopes to replace usernames and passwords with Digits

Twitter has just rolled out a new service for developers to integrate into their apps called Digits, which should make it more secure for consumers to sign into apps and services. Rather than complex usernames and passwords, Digits hopes to simplify the sign in process by using your phone number...
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Twitter will start showing tweets from people you don't follow

Twitter has today announced the popular social network will display tweets from random users you don't currently follow in a bid to bring more relevant content to your home timeline, and to pick up some new friends along the way. Twitter isn't shy at testing out new experimentations with its...
Twitter gets in-line audio streaming via Audio Cards

Twitter gets in-line audio streaming via Audio Cards

Twitter is introducing a new feature to its Android and iOS apps today that will allow users to stream music directly from tweets within the app. Called the Audio Card, this new feature enables specific users to embed SoundCloud audio within their tweets, where users can then stream said audio...
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...

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