You may recall that Apple’s music-themed Ping social network got friendly with Twitter last month but failed to shorten links shared with the service at first. Not only has that now been addressed, but Apple is using their own “iTun.es” domain to do so.
Type "Twitter" in the App Store search bar and you will find page after page of apps, apps with integration, apps that convert voice to tweets, apps for image posting and searching, apps that only update your status and don't show you anything else at all, apps for this and apps for that. However, when you break it down, Twitter app users typically fall into one of two categories: users of the official Twitter app and users of popular third party solution, TweetDeck. Which one is the right one for you? Well, we guess that really depends.
Earlier this week, we showed you how to remove Twitter followers from your account en masse, making it easy to clear out the deadwood from your feed so that you can focus on reading tweets from the folks that matter to you the most. Today, we're going to show you what to do if you just kind of want the folks that matter most to shut up for a little while. Muuter is a free service from 3 Monos Lab and Andrés Bianciotto that gives you the option to temporarily silence any number of Twitter users for as little as an hour up to as long as a week. By following this how-to guide, you'll learn how to get some much needed Twitter-based peace and quiet with no more effort than it takes to click your mouse a few times.
Twitter can be a blessing or a burden. The social media phenom has the power to keep its users in touch with friends old and new, track the movements of their favorite celebrities and keep abreast of world-changing events as they happen. That's the blessing. The burden of the service is being inundated with spam robot accounts programmed to send you more tweets than you can bear, finding masses of unwanted followers added to your account and trying to navigate through the quagmire of messages polluting your twitter feed as the result of both. For all the benefits Twitter brings us, no one needs that sort of pain.
Fortunately, there's a number of excellent services out there that will help you to restore sanity to Tweet-loving life. In this how-to, we're going to show you the best way to shake off the scores of unwanted followers and freeloaders you may have collected with just a few clicks of your mouse.
RockMelt got a lot of attention in November for being a “social web browser,” a banner that the Flock browser has been proudly wearing well before RockMelt was a twinkle in its creators’ eyes. Now Flock is fighting back with a Chromium-based version 3.5.
In the Apple world, Tuesdays are generally exciting days when Cupertino releases new products into the world. Between The Beatles on iTunes and Google Voice in the App Store, what else could pop up? Turns out that the official Twitter app also has some surprises in store for us.
With the announcement of Ping integration with Twitter, Apple seems to be stepping more and more into the web arena with their products. So, it's no wonder that they would purchase the iTun.es domain name. But, what could it be used for? We hope an iTunes URL shortening service.
For years, Twitter has been happy to concede mobile versions of its impossibly popular network to third parties who knew what they were doing. In fact, the company was so behind the curve that, this June, it bought one of those app creators, Atebits, and rebranded it as its own official iPhone application.
Yesterday, we reported that Apple and Twitter had entered into a partnership whereby Ping users could have their likes, follows, and purchases tweeted using their Twitter account, and users on the social micro-blogging service would be able to listen to song previews right from the Twitter web interface. But, why did Apple not choose Facebook over Twitter? After all, there are many more Facebook users than Twitter.
If you spend any appreciable amount of time browsing Facebook or Twitter on a web browser, you’re no doubt excited about the possibilities of the new kid in town, RockMelt. But why abandon Safari when you can bring the social to the browser installed with every Mac?