If you’ve always wanted an answer to an eternal question (like “Are we alone in the universe?”), there’s finally an app capable of providing the answer – although you may want to stick with more basic queries for now unless you have a sense of humor. Jelly is the brainchild of Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, offering a method for iPhone (and Android) users to snap a picture of something, type in a related question, and post for others to see and answer. Questions appear on cards that can be swiped off the screen, with options for contributing an answer or forwarding to others who can help via SMS, email, or clipboard.
When was the last time you visited Twitter's website to catch up? Perhaps sensing that it's an app world after all, the microblogging service is polishing up its website to look more like its own mobile apps.
Holy smokes, y'all, we have a bigger than usual Price Drop column this week as there were just too many great apps from big names in iOS that we couldn't stop. If there are apps you've been looking to buy but have been waiting for a sale, well, your ship has come in, kiddos. Get 'em while they're hot, fresh and cheap.
Christmas shoppers, are you starting to panic yet? There's officially less than two weeks before the big day, and time is running out to buy your favorite gifts online and have them delivered to the comfort of your home in time for Santa Claus to take all the credit for your good taste. Don't worry, it will all work out -- take a breath, catch up on what you missed on Wednesday, and then you can start panicking!
Proving that tech companies can set aside their rivalries and differences for a good cause, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley have launched a campaign calling for sweeping reforms to the National Security Agency.
Do software companies have an obligation to keep new features around after they've been introduced? Apple has become somewhat notorious for yanking iWork and iLife features in the name of iOS app feature parity, and companies like Twitter are actively adding and then removing new options all in the name of experimentation — including the ability to direct message users who don't follow you, which headlines today's overnight recap.
Tweetbot 3 embraces everything good about iOS 7. Where many of our favorite apps have undergone simple facelifts to align with the new, lighter style, Tapbots understands that iOS 7 is more than the sum of its fonts and colors. As a result, Tweetbot's interface is more alive than ever before, with rich transparencies and playful transitions that create a full and immersive experience. It starts with your timeline – the background and navigation bars have been completely bleached, with the only blasts of color coming from the blue links and icon accents, plus the new circular avatars.
The iOS 7 app invasion continues with a major new update to one of the most highly acclaimed Twitter clients -- but users of the existing iPhone version will need to shell out all over again to get the latest and greatest.
Remember Twitter Music? The free app went from rumor to reality to apparent washout within weeks, and now little birds close to the microblogging service claim Twitter may be on the verge of killing it completely.
Twitter is often viewed as a platform for "microblogging," but it's increasingly becoming a way for users to communicate directly as well -- could it successfully make the leap to a full-on messaging app?