The mobile-powered video-sharing social network that lets anyone create and share short six-second clips has proven to be the perfect playground for individuals who shamelessly share their sexually explicit videos with the web at large.
The Flappy Bird drama has slowly begun to dwindle down, but there are still artifacts left over from the game’s immense popularity. For example, The IconFactory—creators of the highly regarded Twitter client Twitterrific 5—have planted a Flappy Bird inspired Easter egg inside its iPhone Twitter client called Ollie Soars.
Inside, we’ll show you how to access Ollie Soars by means of an easy to use gesture. The app even lends the ability to tweet your high score after you die. And die you will; I’ve found Ollie Soars to be significantly more difficult than Flappy Bird ever was. Check inside for the video. Read More
When you talk about third-party Twitter clients, two offerings tend to come up first: Tweetbot and Twitterrific. But there are several other good options available, including Echofon, which just received a significant update today.
Released as version 7.2.5, the update brings about a number of improvements including an all-new profile design, with profile headers and better support for viewing push notifications. And it brings back photo filters to the iPhone… Read More
Twitterrific users will be happy to hear that the iOS Twitter client has been updated this morning, bringing the app to version 5.6.1. The update brings about a handful of new features, as well as several improvements and bug fixes.
On the new feature front, The Iconfactory has added both streaming searches and conversation views (over wi-fi), as well as the ability to customize navigation tabs by tapping and holding. Keep reading for the full release notes… Read More
I’m not big into social networking—Facebook, Path, Instagram, etc.—but I’m a longtime and frequent user of Twitter. I could give you a dozen reasons why I like it, but it comes down to its pool of high-profile users and its in-line streaming design.
That design, however, could be going by the wayside in the not-too-distant future. Twitter has been caught testing a major redesign for user profiles and tweet streams which features larger photos, rearranged tweets, and several other UI changes… Read More
Folks who use the native Twitter app will be happy to hear that the social network has updated its official iOS client this afternoon. The update brings the app to version 6.1, and it includes a number of enhancements and improvements.
On the enhancements side, Twitter has made it so that users can quickly reply to a Tweet with a photo, as well as easily mention others when Tweeting a photo. And on the improvements side, it’s made photo editing easier to do on the fly… Read More
Twitterrific by The Iconfactory is one of the finest Twitter clients available for iOS and OS X. I’ve been using both Tweetbot and Twitterrific on a daily basis and couldn’t be happier with these fine pieces of software. Today a new Twitterrific build has surfaced on the App Store, bringing a few nice new features and a bunch of tweaks and fixes.
Twitterrific 5.6 for the iPhone and iPad, now available as a $0.99 universal download, can now render image attachments in direct messages, a feature that first appeared in Twitter’s own iOS client in early-December (Tweetbot gained images in DMs late-December).
What else is new in Twitterrific 5.6? Read on for the full reveal.. Read More
I don’t like to do it all the time, but sometimes I’m jamming to a song so hard that I just have to let the world (or at least my own corner of the Internet) know what I’m listening to. For moments like these, CCNowPlaying is a great jailbreak tweak to have in your repertoire. It allows you to quickly send a tweet or a Facebook status update telling your followers what song you’re currently playing. It’s a tweak that integrates directly into Control Center, and features a stock look and feel.
I put CCNowPlaying through its paces on video and I was impressed with what I saw. Have a look past the break as I showcase how the tweak works in action. Read More
A few days ago, I wrote a post showing how to bring Twitter and Facebook share widgets back to the Notification Center using an app called Share Widgets for iOS 7. In this post, I noted that Apple probably didn’t add these share widgets in the iOS 7 Notification Center because that’s not the right place for them. When you think about it, sharing something on Twitter or Facebook has nothing to do with notifications.
A more natural fit for Twitter and Facebook share widgets is Control Center. With an array of tweaks now being developed for Control Center, one in particular grabbed my attention as it allowed me to do what I really wanted from the beginning: add Twitter and Facebook share widgets to Control Center.
This tweak, some of you may have already guessed, it CCToggles… Read More
Share widgets have been gone from the iPhone and iPad since the first beta release of iOS 7. Some thought that they would return with the official release of iOS 7, but as we were all able to verify, that was never the case.
Of course, share widgets have nothing to do in Notification Center in the first place. After all, the goal of Notification Center is to notify you, not to provide ways to share to Twitter or Facebook. Still, that was a great loss for many users.
Good news Vine fans! Your favorite social network is available on the web. Twitter announced yesterday that you can now visit your favorite Viners’ profiles on the web to browse, like, share, and comment on videos.
Additionally, Twitter introduced a new feature to the site (currently available on the web only) called TV mode, which allows you to play all of the videos from your home feed, or from any given profile, in sequence… Read More
Fans of the popular Twitter client TweetDeck will happy to hear that they’ve posted a new version of their Mac app today. The update, which brings the app to version 3.5.5 includes a handful of new features and bug fixes.
With version 3.5.5, users are now able to take advantage of Twitter’s new Direct Message photo service, which allows you to send and receive photos via DM. The update also adds some custom Timeline options, and more… Read More
Available as a free update in the App Store, Tweetbot version 3.2.1 brings various bug fixes and the ability to view images attached to Direct Messages.
Twitter has enabled image attachments in Direct Messages two weeks ago and Tweetbot is among the first apps to support this neat little feature… Read More
According to multiple sources who spoke to former Reuters social media editor Matthew Keys, the micro-blogging giant Twitter is mulling a new feature that would let users edit tweets after they’ve been published. The edit feature has reportedly been “a top priority” for Twitter as the company’s been exploring ways to make its service more useful.
An edit could only be performed once per tweet, source claim, with edited tweets becoming immediately visible on both the user’s feed and on the feed of anyone who re-tweeted the tweet.
Facebook back in September introduced editable statuses, with post editing now available in Facebook’s free iPhone and iPad app, so the notion of Twitter’s Edit feature doesn’t really sound far-fetched at all…
Twitter’s Vine app, which happens to be one of our favorite social networking apps, was updated this weekend with a handful of improvements. The new version, which is marked as 1.4.5, includes bug fixes, support for new languages and a new feature.
And that feature is a big one. After updating, Vine iPhone users will have the ability to hide revines when browsing a user’s profile feed. So that means you will no longer have to scroll through countless revined videos to get to a user’s self-made content… Read More
The micro-blogging platform Twitter on Tuesday refreshed its free iPhone and iPad client with the simplified menu bar, improved search, tweaked design and the ability to send images in Direct Messages, the latter currently off limits to third-party clients such as Tweetbot or the completely redesigned Osfoora 2.
Today, Twitter’s Mac counterpart has undergone a similarly substantial revision which includes a significant facelift and a few great new features, like image previews in timelines, detailed tweet view, revamped profiles and more.
Jump past the fold for the full reveal… Read More
Twitter has updated its official iOS client today, bringing the app to version 6.0. The update is a fairly significant one, bringing about a new look and feel for the app, as well as photo-sharing for direct messages, improved search and more.
The new look pushes the UI of the Twitter app further into iOS 7 territory. There’s more white spacing—the menu bar at the bottom is now all white— and texts and graphics seem flatter. And Twitter has added various other enhancements…