By Timothy Reavis on Sep 28, 2016
Ever since Apple integrated support for Twitter sharing into iOS, I’ve been an avid Twitter user. It’s where I get the majority of my tech headlines, an occasional dose of national or world news that makes it past my Tweetbot mute filters, and how I discover most of my new apps and friends, even. It also happens to be where my app discoveries, tech opinions, and bad jokes get posted. If you’re not following me on Twitter, you’re probably better off for it, but I’d appreciate you giving it some consideration regardless.
All this results in me becoming keenly interested when a new Twitter app is released, and the latest addition to the many clients I’ve tried is Leaf, a brand new app designed by Surenix and developed by iPlop, both prominent members of the jailbreak scene. Based on my experiences thus far, Leaf is best described as an alternative to Twitter’s official client rather than an opponent of Tweetbot, the Twitter power user’s app of choice. If you dislike Tweetbot for whatever reason but aren’t entirely satisfied with Twitter’s default option, Leaf may be for you. Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 20, 2016
Tweetbot users will be happy to hear that the Tapbots have updated their popular Twitter client today to support the just-released macOS Sierra software. The release brings the app to version 2.4.2, and it includes several improvements.
Among these improvements is support for extended Tweets—a change Twitter made to its service this week that prevents media URLs and Quote Tweets from counting against your 140 character limit. It also now supports extended videos.
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 19, 2016
In May of this year, Twitter promised it would be stopping counting media and other non-text content against its 140-character limit. Today, the company announced that embedded photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quoted tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters.
Twitter originally promised to also stop counting user mentions like @iDownloadBlog, but didn’t specify today when it’ll drop @usernames from the character count. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 1, 2016
Apple has launched an official Twitter account on Friday. With @Apple, the company now has yet another channel for releasing important announcements and promoting products and events to the public. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 30, 2016
In one of its most recent updates, Twitter added a new night mode theme to its mobile app that makes the app easier on your eyes at night.
For jailbreakers who like the feature, but expected more than having to manually operate it all the time, a developer has figured out a way to make Twitter’s night mode more automatic with a new jailbreak tweak called NightOwl. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 15, 2016
Twitter is in talks with Apple to bring its Twitter app to Apple TV, reports The New York Times. In a wide-ranging article on Twitter’s live-streaming ambitions, the outlet said the social network could use the app to stream several NFL games this season.
For those that missed it, earlier this year Twitter beat out Facebook and other tech giants to win the rights to Thursday Night Football broadcasts. The deal is for 10 games, and the company plans to stream them all live for free (supported by ads of course). Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 31, 2016
Pangu was recently subjected to trust issues after a thread made it to Reddit claiming that some users had unauthorized charges from Beijing on their PayPal account after jailbreaking, others had their Facebook account show login attempts from various Asian countries, but mostly from China.
Despite all of the confusion, Pangu has made an official statement, and we have the scoop. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 19, 2016
Are you a Twitter user and rocking a jailbroken iOS device? If so, then check out a new free jailbreak tweak from Cydia called TwitterUICustomzer to see how you can get the most out of your app’s UI. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 27, 2016
Twitter on Monday announced a new feature that will start rolling out soon, searchable #Stickers to adorn your tweet images with. With this feature, users can put multiple stickers on a photo, resize and rotate them and place them anywhere on the image before it’s tweeted out.
These rotating sticker sets are categorized and include hundreds of accessories, emoji and props to make your photos more interesting and fun.
“Use them to share what you’re doing or how you’re feeling, to show support for a cause, or to just add some flair,” said Twitter. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 21, 2016
Twitter today said its users will soon be able to tweet out 140-second videos, a major increase in video duration compared to the current 30-second limit. The company also announced that its shortform video-sharing app, Vine, will start an experiment with longer video as well. Read More