I am not a Twitter power user. I'm what you would call a lurker--I've sent all of 18 tweets since I created my account several years ago--but I still use my favorite client (Tweetbot) quite a bit throughout the day. My needs are simple: I want to instantly locate tweets I haven't read and scroll through them quickly, explore links easily and effortlessly send articles my Instapaper queue.
Can't wait to dive into the buffet of new features iOS 6 is going to deliver tomorrow? Well, here are some snacks to hold you over, courtesy of Twitter. This morning, the company announced a slew of updates to its mobile apps, including a spiffy new profile page and interface for the iPad.
Two old favorites may be on the chopping block as the week winds to a close, with rumors flying that Twitter has ended development of its Mac app as word that Apple may be likewise killing the iPhone 3GS following the rumored debut of the iPhone 5 next Wednesday. But hey, it's Friday, so get caught up on everything you missed while sleeping before you head out for a weekend of fun.
Rumors! Rumors! Nothing but rumors half the time! Well, we've got a few of those and plenty of other news. Just wait until next week, though, as September officiallykicks off "Overheated Speculation Month" for Apple watchers. Meanwhile, here's a few overheated news stories from this week that are raising up some dog day like weather around these parts.
Made a movie on your Mac? Aching to get it seen by your friends and family? There a a few ways to get your film out there and seen by the masses, including publishing it to various video hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo, or compressing it to share on social networking sites like Facebook. Read on to find out how.
If you're a fan of desktop clients for Twitter, it's likely you're a fan of Tweetbot. Whether it's on your iOS device or your desktop, Tweetbot is one clean piece of software. Unfortunately, Twitter's latest wave of API changes has made it so that Tapbots, the engineers behind Tweetbot, can no longer support the alpha version of the app that was available to us until just a few days ago. Tapbots says they'll once again release Tweetbot for Mac sometime in the near future, but if you're just now looking for a Twitter client, or your Tweetbot Alpha no longer works, here are a few alternatives. They may not quite fill the void, but until Tweetbot is re-released, they'll work pretty well.
IFTTT is not only a programming acronym for “If this then that,” it is also an online service that allows you to create "recipes" that automate your various social networks to perform functions like sending your posted Instagram photos immediately to your Dropbox, or blogging the latest link you favorited on Tumblr. Read on to find out how to create your own automated "recipes" and get the most out of this free service.
Slices for Twitter tries hard to differentiate itself from the masses of iOS apps designed around the social networking service, and while it doesn't quite race clear of the pack of third-party options, it offers some great ideas and solid execution. Combining a clean and responsive interface with everything you'd expect from a stellar client (sans push notifications), Slices emphasizes the discovery aspect of Twitter with its extra functionality.
The weekend is here again, but this may feel more like Black Friday for the folks at online gaming company OnLive, who is rumored to have let its entire staff go today amidst rumors that the company is filing for bankruptcy and rebooting as a new entity. Quite sad if true, and our hearts go out to anyone affected by the situation. So without further ado, let's recap that and four other stories making headlines on this Friday, August 17, 2012.
Thanks to a Twitter leak, Skype fans are getting their first look at what their favorite VoIP chat service will look like when Windows 8 arrives in late October -- and we could use a bit of this flair on the Mac client!