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?
Although T-Mobile US is now an official provider of the iPhone, the fourth-placed carrier still doesn't have an Apple-sanctioned iPad -- but that could change with the latest models expected at next week's media event.
Still rocking an older and now unsupported iOS device that you just can't bear to put out to pasture? Fear not, Apple has your back with a new option to download the last compatible version of an app that will work on your aging hardware.
Is the iPhone 5c selling as well as Apple might have hoped? After the first weekend of online preorders, the company's online store still has ample stock of the contract models which show Sept. 20, while the unlocked models vary depending upon color and capacity, with some variations slipping to a Sept. 25 ship date. And then there's Apple's complete silence, which is making investors nervous once again...
Staying fully connected these days often involves managing multiple social networking accounts, which means posting updates across multiple accounts – a potentially daunting chore on Mac or PC, and downright tedious from the iPhone. Socializer promises to make short work of this task, despite a look and feel firmly stuck in the past. The app makes it dead simple to cross-post messages – with or without attachments – to Twitter, Facebook, and App.net, all at the same time.