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Friday, May 25, 2012

Tweetbot Updated to Search Tweets by Location

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

"The 2.4 update to Tweetbot for iPhone and iPad adds a number of new features, but the biggest one is an updated search feature that gives users the chance to view tweets made nearby. You can change location to do searches in different areas."

Many changes but the search by location is the biggest. I switch between this and the Twitter app, still not sure which one I like best, what are your thoughts on the best Twitter client?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TweetDeck Overhauled

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

"TweetDeck, a popular cross-platform Twitter client based on Adobe AIR technology, has received a complete overhaul to address a number of user complaints. The app's rebuilt from the ground up and packs in a number of new features, including all major Twitter capabilities such as old and new style retweets, favorites, sending updates, direct messages and searching."

This is basically a new app, so you will need to download it fresh from the App Store versus updating what you are currently using. In fact, you won't even be able to find any of the old versions on iTunes since they have pulled them all and replaced them with this new one. There should be a new version coming out soon for the iPad also. This version takes advantage of the Retina Display as well as adding flexibility so you can create columns that have multiple sources, gesture additions, auto-shortening links using and built in support.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

RockMelt for the iPhone, Update Facebook and Twitter From One App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:04 AM

"RockMelt has released a free iPhone version of its popular desktop app, a social-network, orientated web browser, that integrates with your Facebook/Twitter accounts, to share sites with your friends/followers as you surf, or you can update your social network statuses directly from the app. RockMelt for iPhone, brings all of these to the iPhone."

I've used similar apps in the past, such as Hellotxt, but this app does something additional: it syncs your bookmarks and also allows you to mark things for later reading. I haven't used it yet so I'm not sure exactly how well it accomplishes these tasks, but the app is free so if it doesn't work like I want I can always delete it and not be out any money. If you have used this app, let us know how it works for you!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Twitterific 4.0 for Mac: An Update At Last

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:30 PM

"Two long years have passed since Iconfactory's Twitterrific-one of the original Twitter clients on the Mac-got a major overhaul, but the day has finally arrived. Twitterrific 4.0 is now available via Iconfactory's website and also from the Mac App Store. Like its predecessor, it comes in either a free, ad-supported version or a more feature-rich (and ad-free) $9.99 version. Since this app is our old favorite (and remains a top choice among Mac users), we decided to give the new app a spin. So far, we like what we see."

If you're a fan of Twitterific, the new version brings the Mac OS version closer to the iOS version. The free version is a "lite" version, is ad-supported, and only supports one concurrent account. If you need more features (and there are a lot), you'll need to buy the full version. This version is already rated at 4.5 stars in the App Store, vs. 3.5 for Twitter's official app. The free version can be found here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Apple's App Store Now Tweets

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:30 AM,+iPad,+iPod)

"Apple has opened the twitter account @AppStore and posted the following first tweet: Welcome to App Store on Twitter! Follow us to discover new apps, get exclusive offers, and share with friends. #appstore"

The assumption is deals will be tweeted with this account, as well as new releases and updates. So to keep current, on all things happening at the App Store, follow @AppStore.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Paul Schiller Answering Questions on Twitter

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

"Last week, we reported that Apple's Phil Schiller has gotten a verified account on Twitter, and since then, his popularity on the short form social networking service has apparently skyrocketed. Rather than just retreat to the shadows, he's stepping up into the limelight, sharing insights and answering questions of all kinds from Apple fans. It's pretty awesome, actually -- he's sharing everything from his favorite apps to why you have to put in your iTunes password every time you install a new app (for security's sake -- Apple wants your approval for every piece of software on your machine). It's cool to see a senior member of Apple not named Jobs getting so hands-on with Apple's customers."

This is great news. I'm hoping this is a sign that Apple is taking a more open stance on communication with its customers. While I doubt we'll ever see Steve Jobs on Twitter, it's nice to see Phil Schiller there. I wonder if this has anything to do with the integration between Ping and Twitter. Any thoughts?

Tags: twitter

Friday, November 12, 2010

So I Guess Social Media Isn't a Fad?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Status Updates" @ 05:00 PM

A quick note for all readers of all sites: since this whole "Social Media" thing isn't going away any time soon, we've decided to modernize our sites a bit by adding both a Twitter "Re-Tweet" button and a Facebook "Like" button to the bottom of every post. If you find one of our stories useful, interesting, and worth sharing with others, please use the buttons. Thanks so much, and let us know if you see any problems. Right now we're using the basic Facebook integration rather than the deeper one that requires more coding work, but it should do the trick for now. And if you're using Twitter, you'll find our Twitter feeds in the upper right-hand corner of each site.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Need a New Twitter Client? How About Tweet Library

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:44 AM

"If you're in the market for a new Twitter client for the iPad, one that will seduce you with good looks or woo you with custom interfaces, keep walking. Tweet Library from Riverfold Software will do none of these things. If you're a Twitter user who wishes you could organize and collect incoming tweets while filtering out others based on specific content, or you have a thing for minimalist user interfaces, then read on."

Interesting app for the iPad, customizable if you want total control over what information you are seeing in your stream. You can also store all of your tweets locally if you want to save them, up to 3200 anyway. It also allows you to export tweets in .csv format, among many other features. The cost? Yea it's a bit steep at $9.99 USD so I don't think I'll be using it since I'm not a hardcore Twitter user, but for those of you that are it might be worth checking out. Here is the link if you are interested [affiliate link].

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Official Twitter App for iPad Now Available

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:30 AM

"The lack of an official, native version of the Twitter client for the iPad has been a puzzling omission, but now the big blue bird has set things right, having pushed their native iPad app to iTunes."

I've been waiting for this for a while (along with an official Facebook app for iPad, which has yet to make an appearance). I didn't get a lot of time to play with it this morning, but so far, I like it. The interface is a little quirky, and takes some getting used to, but it really is a great twitter app. If you're as much of a twitter fan as I am, you'll probably want to give this a try. The official Twitter app for iPad is free.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ostrich for Safari, a Twitter Client

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"Ostrich is a Twitter client made of Safari Extension stuff. You might find it useful if you like to keep an eye on your tweets while you browse the web, and especially if you like to share a lot of URLs via Twitter."

Basically Ostrich [link] works from your menu bar, so you can tweet at will, making it especially useful if you tweet links.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Twitter for iPhone Now Available in iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:30 AM

"Tweetie for iPhone was acquired by Twitter, and has been updated and released as Twitter for iPhone."

I just tried, and it is now available. If you are currently using Tweetie or Tweetie 2, you only have until the end of June to continue it's use. After that point, it won't be functional due to the changes in Twitter logins (go here for more info) and the fact the Tweetie apps aren't being updated to accommodate these changes. But Twitter for iPhone is basically the same app, except it is free.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tabloid for the iPad, Turn Twitter into a Magazine

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:30 AM

"From the gorgeous-apps-we'd-love-to-use category, we bring you Tabloids, a Twitter app that turns your stream into a pretty and useful news magazine."

Interesting idea if you are a Twitter fan, but I think using something like TweetDeck would better suit my needs. But it is always good to have options. If you are interested in something like this, it's available now in the iTunes Store for $2.99 USD.

Free Games from Gameloft For The Next 7 Days

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:30 AM

"Gameloft makes some of the biggest App Store gaming titles, and they're celebrating their ten year anniversary."

And the announcements look like the screenshot above. Follow Gameloft on Twitter to get your updates and they give you two hours to get the games for free from iTunes. Per Gameloft, "For two hours every day, from May 10th through May 21st, with the exception of the weekend, one Gameloft iPhone/iPod Touch game will be available for free. There will be unlimited downloads allowed during the two hours. Ten different games will be given away during the promotion. The specific title and hours for the giveaway will be revealed daily on @Gameloft's Twitter feed. The daily reveals will occur at random times so participants are encouraged to follow Gameloft on Twitter to be the first to know."

Sounds easy enough right?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Twittelator for iPad 1.1 On Sale Today and Tomorrow

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:00 AM

"Stone Design/Big Stone Phone today is pleased to announce the release of Twittelator for iPad 1.1, an evolution of its award winning Twitter client. Its beautiful user interface allows you to always keep your friends' tweets in view while you explore the rest of what Twitter has to offer."

For today and tomorrow, the program for the iPad is priced at $1.99 USD, which I believe is two or three dollars off the normal price. I haven't decided on a Twitter client for use with my iPad, because I really don't use it for that, but I am curious. What Twitter client do you use on your iPad?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Twitter, Tweetie, It's All The Same

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

"Twitter has been growing by leaps and bounds around the world. Mobile has always been a focus for us-starting with SMS which lead to the 140 character limit. People everywhere should be able to access Twitter without friction or confusion."

So to help people achieve this, Twitter has purchased Atebits, and with it the popular Twitter client Tweetie. Tweetie will be renamed Twitter for iPhone in a few weeks time, and along with it a new price: free!. Sure beats the $2.99 USD price tag that Tweetie now carries.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Use Jingle to Tweet Your Music Discoveries

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:00 AM

"For those old enough to remember, there used to be these places called record shops where music lovers would flock to so they could listen to and buy music. You could congregate, share and discover new music with your fellow music aficionados."

Works great if you know the song and have it as part of your music collection. The nice thing about this one, if you do know the song, is that you can customize the tweet, whereas with Shazam you are stuck with the standard text they provide and can't modify it. But if you don't know the song, Shazam is the way to go, at least for me. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

iTweet Your iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

"Developer Sébastien Stormacq has released iTweetMyTunes, a new iTunes companion application for Mac OS X."

Slick little program, use it for free but if you do get good use of it the developer would like a donation. What it does is post the name of the current iTunes track to twitter, and it can do this manually or you can set it to automatically update in intervals you define. You can get more info at his site here

Monday, December 7, 2009

Track The Tweet

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

"We keep seeing more and more geolocation aware or augmented reality twitter apps, but if it's getting too confusing to you why not simply use the built-in maps application?"

If you care about tracking where they tweets are coming from, geographically that is, simply pull up your map on the iphone and enter the following:[the username].rss

Obviously you want to replace [the username] with the name of the tweeter, then it will track on your map. Not sure I'd ever need this, unless, like the article says, I was on a manhunt for a twitter fiend.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Live Twitter Billboard Not Such a Good Idea

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

"A TV station in Alabama is learning that live Twitter billboards sometimes deliver unintended consequences."

This has been confirmed as real, and the general manager and news director were suspended over this bit of bad timing. The station displays live tweets and this one just happened to come out when someone had their camera phone handy. ouch. 

Tweetie 2.1 Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:00 AM

"If there's one thing about Tweetie updates, is that they make everyone drop what they're tweeting and focus on that what's most important-checking out the new features."

Among those new features are official retweets, geotagging and twitter lists. I love the list feature, and have been waiting for this one. Makes it easy to organize the people you follow, putting them into "lists" that you can make either public or private. Its a free update if you already have Tweetie, and if not, it's $2.99 USD in the iTunes store.

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