Today, Twitter announced an update for its search features for Android, iOS and mobile web. Furthering the company’s efforts for a more uniform user experience, the new updated adds a search button to the iPhone app, bringing it up to speed with its Android and iPad counterparts. Across the board users will be treated to improved search results for photos, tweets and accounts, along with a preview section for the Discover tab that takes a peek at the latest trends and activity. Wondering how all this magic works? Twitter’s Engineering blog describes the process by which pieces of content are ranked and scored based on factors like “burstiness” to account for recent interest spikes.
As for the Connect tab, it now defaults to Interactions, which displays new followers, mentions and retweets. However, if you’re not looking to keep track of who quoted your recent product placement rant, you can change your settings to Mentions only. Finally, and perhaps our most favorite new addition is a change to how Twitter’s mobile implementations handle links. You can now click a URL directly from your timeline without having to open the related tweet. The mobile site is already sporting the latest updates, but you’ll need to update your iOS and Android (it’s a manual update, thanks to a change in permissions) apps at their respective stores.
Since the disabling of Twitter cards by Instagram, the Instagram pictures service with inside Twitter has been a little strange, and was made by Instagram to attract users to its own web interface.
Now Instagram has taken another step which is a little more drastic to pull users to its service, and has now removed all twitter photo integration from Instagram.
From today onwards Instagram pictures on twitter will only work as links, and Twitter has confirmed that the removal of the photo integration is due to Instagram turning off support and not because of a glitch within Twitter.
The Twitter update on Dec 9, 3:10pm PST confirmed:
“Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries. While tweeting links to Instagram photos is still possible, you can no longer view the photos on Twitter, as was previously the case. “
Novità graditissime, su iOS, per l’applicazione ufficiale di Twitter, che segue a ruota quella aggiornata, nelle scorse ore, anche per i device Android. Con numero di release 5.1, anche su iPhone e iPad il popolare social network dei 140 caratteri migliora così la propria capacità di interagire con gli utenti, fornendo loro contenuti interessanti.
Tra le principali funzionalità introdotte, le più evidenti sono sicuramente quelle che riguardano le tab Scopri e Cerca. Per quel che riguarda la prima, ora i tweet appaiono direttamente nel flusso delle notizie, con tanto di foto, video e anteprime degli articol. Per quel che concere invece la seconda, quando si effettua una ricerca, un flusso di foto rilevanti apparirà in cima ai risultati, e anche qui, ovviamente, saranno presenti varie anteprime multimediali.
If you happen to get an email from Twitter prompting you to change your password, it might be best to go ahead and do just that. Twitter has reportedly sent emails to several users asking them to change their passwords because of a potential security threat.
The email reads, “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a Web site or service not associated with Twitter. We’ve reset your password to prevent others from accessing your account.” No word on just what the threat is, but TechCrunch is reporting that its Twitter account has been compromised and was used by a spammer to promote some “work from home” scams. Voice of America, the external broadcast institution of the U.S. federal government, says that several China-based foreign journalists and analysts are reporting an attempted hacking of their accounts as “China’s Communist Party begins a sensitive meeting that will set in motion a once-a-decade leadership transition.”
At least Twitter is on the case and making sure that people’s accounts are safe.
The New York Times isn’t beyond a little “experimentation” — not when it comes to iPad apps, at least. The old gray lady today is showing off its “experimental” iPad web app, an HTML5-powered reading experience available to digital subscribers with its Web + Tablet and All Digital Access packages. The app’s got four ways to consume all the news that’s fit to digitize, including the Trending format, which offers up the past hour’s top 25 trending stories on Twitter and the more traditional Today’s Paper, which recalls those days when people used to get their news from dead trees. More info can be found in the press release after the break, and if you’re on an iPad, you can access the site via the source link below.
It’s not like there’s any shortage of alternatives, but those sticking with the ooh-ficial Twitter app on iOS and Android woke up to a rather pleasant update today. Briefly, the company’s promising improvements to discover, search and notifications, with the new build allowing users to view “Activity” — described as a “stream of updates that shows which tweets are favorited or retweeted by the people you follow and which accounts those people follow or add to lists.” Search has also been made simpler in both programs, with the Connect tab allowing you to start typing the first or last name or username of the person you’re looking for and watching autocomplete handle the rest. Finally (and perhaps most importantly), notifications for Interactions are in place, enabling busybodies to know right away when a tweet has been retweeted or favorited. Hit up your market of choice to get the new bytes, or just visit one of the source links below. Your call — no pressure.
Twitter has just rolled out a major update to its TweetDeck application, which brings with it a couple of features which were removed in its last update during December. Together with a number of new features and bug fixes.
New features within the new TweetDeck update provide in-line media previews, enabling you to view videos and images with less fuss as you read activity. However if the new feature is not for you it can be turned off under the “General” settings.
Twitter has released a new version of their Twitter mobile application for Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android platform, and the new version brings a range of new features to both platforms.
Both applications come with some new feature, Android gets support for a new range of devices which include the Kindle Fire tablet and the Barnes & Noble Nook Color and Nook Tablet, as well as some enhancements to existing features.
Twitter for iPhone now comes with copy and paste, a feature which had been removed in the past, they have also updated the design for direct messages, and the ability to change you font size, plus some other new features.
You can find out more information on all the new features in Twitter for Android and Apple’s iOS over at the Twitter Blog.
Alongside the new additions to Canon’s A-Series of digital cameras, the company is also giving more demanding consumers a similar outpouring of love with four additional shooters in the PowerShot family, which sport a diverse array of features such as WiFi connectivity, 20x optical zoom and rugged designs. Leading the charge for the ELPH lineup is the 530 HS. Along with the 320 HS, it features the ability to wirelessly upload images to Canon’s online portal, where users may then post their latest captures to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The ELPH 530 HS features a 12x optical zoom lens paired with a 10 megapixel sensor and is expected to retail for $349 in April. Meanwhile, the 320 HS delivers a 5x optical zoom lens and a 16.1 megapixel sensor. It’ll carry a $280 price tag and is set to hit stores in March. Both ELPH models feature Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor, capture 1080p video and include a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen.
Those who roll Rear Window style may want to check out Canon’s new SX260 HS, which packs a 25mm wide-angle lens that boasts up to 20x optical zoom. Like the latest ELPH’s, it also offers the DIGIC 5 processor and captures 1080p video. Unique to the SX260 HS, it features GPS for location tagging and a burst shooting mode that captures a continuous 10.3 frames per second. It’ll be available in March for $349 and is set to come in black, green and red finishes. Lastly, the D20 offers up a few ruggedized features for outdoor enthusiasts. It features underwater shooting abilities (including a specific macro mode), and is also said to be shock-proof and freeze-proof — no mention of it tolerating heat, though. The D20 incorporates a 12.1 megapixel sensor, captures 1080p video and features a 5x optical zoom lens. It also offers GPS, but unlike the other cameras here, it uses the DIGIC 4 image processor. If you’re considering the D20 for your next adventure, it’ll be available in May for $349. You’ll discover more about these four additions in the PR, after the break.
Jan Ole continua a rilasciare periodici aggiornamenti di Gravity, l’applicazione di social networking dedicata ai possessori di uno smartphone Symbian. Nelle scorse ore è stata rilasciata la nuova build 7028 che introduce ulteriori miglioramenti all’applicazione dedicata alla gestione degli account di Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Google Reader e Flicker.
La nuova build 7028 introduce i seguenti cambiamenti:
- Corregge i memory-leak in Foursquare
- Corregge i memory-leak nell’anteprima immagine
- Corregge il bug del crash della tastiera
- Corregge i problemi della tastiera fisica di Nokia N97, N97 mini ed E6
La più recente build di Gravity può essere scaricata collegandosi a questo indirizzo.
Are you someone who has yet to jump on the Twitter bandwagon because it’s just too darn complicated to use? Well, the time to spread your tweeting wings has come, because the service has just done a redesign of its web portal and mobile apps around four new tabs — “Home”, “Connect”, “Discover” and “Me” — that make for a less complicated and more streamlined experience (sound familiar?). Twitter’s new threads will be rolling out universally over the next few weeks, though the Android and iPhone apps have already been refreshed. All you 140-character mavens can head on past the break for a video of the new look or hit the source links to learn more. For those of you in need of an even simpler Twitter interface, well, we hear there’s a guy with a rotary phone who can deliver just what you’re looking for.