Vine app officially becomes Vine Camera

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 17, 2017

Vine for iPhone was updated today with a cool dark icon, a new name and same old features, making good on Twitter’s promise to sunset the service and morph it into a dedicated mobile camera software.

Rechristened as Vine Camera and bearing version number 6.0, the app is focused on the tools that let you shoot and edit six-second videos shareable on Twitter, where they now loop. You can also add captions, save videos to your iPhone’s Camera roll and more.

Vine Camera is available free of charge from App Store and requires iOS 9.0 or later. Read More

 

Glimpse is an Apple Watch app news addicts will love (with reservations)

By Steffen Reich on Jan 13, 2017

Every once in a while a Watch app comes along that brings something ostensibly new to the table. Glimpse, a project that sets out to relay real-time content from your iPhone straight to your Apple Watch’s watch face, is one of those notable additions. The app is home to a handful of social networks and about twenty prolific news outlets, which subject to your taste can selectively refresh on your iPhone and welcome you with new content every time you glance at your watch face.

The promise and potential of Glimpse is uncontested, but so are the flaws in its execution as of today. So before you speed to the App Store, think over the following items to find out if Glimpse has been tailored to you. Read More

 

TwitterThemeToggler makes it much easier to toggle Night Mode in the Twitter app

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 23, 2016

One of the saving graces of using Twitter at night is the built-in night mode theme that lets you cut down on all the white space by switching to it a darker background with light text.

Once you enable this dark mode, your eyes can finally take the load off and stop straining, but Twitter doesn’t exactly make toggling this feature on and off a cinch. That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak called TwitterThemeToggler comes into play. Read More

 

Twitter transitioning Vine into pared-down camera app

By Cody Lee on Dec 16, 2016

Twitter on Friday announced that it would not be shutting down its popular video social media service, but will instead transition it into a ‘Vine Camera’ app. The new app will be a very pared-down version of the current client, and will be available in January.

With Vine Camera, you’ll still be able to record looping 6-second videos, but your only other options will be to share it to Twitter or save it to your phone. The goal here is to allow folks to continue to create Vines, but to move the social media aspect to Twitter. Read More

 

You can now stream live video from Twitter app

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 14, 2016

Twitter today announced that users of its mobile app can now broadcast Periscope-powered live video. Why go live on Twitter? Because live video broadcasts “bring moments and events to life in a way that no other medium can,” said the popular microblogging service. This newly added feature requires an update to Twitter’s mobile app, which is rolling out to everyone on the App Store today. Read More

 

You can now create your own Moments in the Twitter app

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2016

Twitter launched Moments more than a year ago as a way of helping users discover trending stories and highlights representing “the best of Twitter”.

Well, it’s now possible to create your own Moment from any tweet, whether your own or someone else’s, right within Twitter’s official mobile apps for iOS and Android. The feature first made its debut in the web interface at twitter.com before expanding in May 2016 to Twitter’s desktop app for the Mac. Read More

 

How to use less cellular data in the Twitter app

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 28, 2016

Twitter is popular among iPhone and iPad users, and it can easily consume vast amounts of our cellular data when you’re using the app and aren’t connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of data used by Twitter. In this tutorial, we’ll show you some of the best ways to do it with the app’s own settings. Read More

 

How to turn on the quality filter for your Twitter notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 21, 2016

Any time someone mentions you on Twitter, you will see the person’s full tweet in your Notifications timeline.

Twitter includes tools to help filter out the junk from stuff you care about, so if you want to keep yourself from having to look at junk in your Notifications timeline, then you might want to enable Twitter’s quality filtering tools. Read More

 

Twitter for iPhone and iPad gains support for rich notifications on iOS 10

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 18, 2016

Twitter for iPhone and iPad, a free download from the App Store, now supports rich notifications on iOS 10 that come complete with embedded images and the usual options for interacting with tweets without having to open the app.

Pressing a rich Twitter notification on the Lock screen or in the Notification Center with 3D Touch pulls up an expanded view of the tweet with an enlarged image thumbnail, along with the usual options such as Like and Retweet. Read More

 

Twitter unveils expanded Mute filter and a more direct way to report hateful conduct

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 15, 2016

Twitter today announced it’s starting to roll out an expanded Mute filter and a brand new reporting method in another effort to help users shield themselves from abusive or offensive tweets as the company steps up anti-abuse features of the service.

All of Twitter’s support teams have been retrained on the new policies, including special sessions on cultural and historical contextualization of hateful conduct. Read More

 

PasswordRecovery stores passwords and recovers them when you forget them

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 9, 2016

It can be a pain to remember all your passwords, and that’s why password manager apps like 1Password exist. But if you don’t like the big price tag or the subscription models, then PasswordRecovery is a jailbreak tweak alternative you could check out instead.

This tweak comes with password remembrance and recovery options all in a single package so you’ll never forget your passcode or have to reset a password for any of its supported apps ever again. Read More

 

Vine could potentially live on as Twitter reviews multiple offers from prospective suitors

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 8, 2016

Twitter is currently entertaining multiple purchase offers from potential Vine buyers, meaning the once very popular shortform video-sharing service could live on assuming Twitter manages to sell it, according to a new report from TechCrunch. As you know, Twitter last month announced plans to phase out the video-looping social networking app. After acquiring the startup behind the Vine app, Twitter released Vine on the App Store in January 2013. Read More

 

Luca Todesco tweets photo of iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 6, 2016

At the end of last week, a demo video surfaced on Reddit revealing what appeared to be an iPhone 7 running iOS 10.1 that was jailbroken.

There was a lot of skepticism surrounding its legitimacy, but now the established iOS hacker Luca Todesco is sharing photographic evidence of his own iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1 via Twitter. Read More

 

Twitter announces plans to discontinue Vine

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 27, 2016

Just ahead of Apple’s ‘hello again’ keynote event Thursday morning, Twitter announced its plans to discontinue the video-looping social networking app we all know as Vine. Read More

 

How to disable offensive content filtering for your Twitter news feed

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 25, 2016

By default, Twitter takes viewer discretion into consideration and imposes censorship on content that some users may find hurtful or offensive, but not everyone feels they need to be censored. Some people would prefer to view their Twitter feed in full without it.

For anyone who doesn’t like the censored Twitter feed experience, there is a way to disable the feature so you’ll always see everything that pops up in your Twitter feed. We’ll show you how in this tutorial. Read More

 

Leaf for iPhone review: a new, design-focused way to browse Twitter

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

 

Tweetbot for Mac updated with support for macOS Sierra, extended Tweets and 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.
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Media, polls and quoted tweets no longer count against Twitter’s 140-character limit

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

 

In time for NFL Thursday Night Football, Twitter launches live-streaming Apple TV app

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2016

Twitter’s new live-streaming Apple TV app arrives just in time for NFL Thursday Night Football. Available at no charge in the tvOS App Store, it lets owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV stream both top Twitter/Vine videos and the 10 NFL games that the micro-blogging services recently acquired the rights to broadcast, plus content from Bloomberg News, Campus Insiders, Cheddar, MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks and other premium sources. Read More

 

How to disable Direct Message read receipts on Twitter

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 9, 2016

Twitter has made some new changes to the Direct Message system that lets its users communicate with one another privately. Among those changes is the addition of sending and receiving read receipts.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can disable those read receipts so you’re not letting everyone know when you see their Direct Messages. Read More

 
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