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Hands On: Twitter 3.1.0 (OS X)

08/21, 11:22am

Spot the difference if you can

Update Sorry, we got our version numbers mixed up while researching countless different Twitter apps. The official one is Twitter 3.1.0, and the following article has been updated to reflect that.

There is only one Twitter, there's only one official Twitter application for Mac, and it's just got an update to Twitter 3.1.0. We've rather ignored it for ages, so in the face of this latest update, we took a look -- and the only new update is that this release adds the ability for you to send Direct Messages of greater than 140 characters. That's it.


Briefly: Apple Store app for iPhone 6, Tweetbot 3.5

10/02, 10:36am

Apple Store app adds support for iPhone 6

Apple's Store app has been updated to reflect its updated iOS and latest iPhone release. Users of the Apple Store app can now start their Retail Store order on their own device, featuring a Browse function that displays trending products, as well as reviews for accessories. Apple Store v3.0.1 offers compatibility with the latest Apple mobile devices, including support for iPhone 6. Free to download, the Apple Store app is available on iTunes.


Briefly: Tweetbot for Twitter 1.6, Dazzle hard drive cleaner released

07/02, 9:15pm

Tweetbot for Twitter updated, adds support for Instagram videos

Twitter client app Tweetbot has received an update for its OS X version, offering additional support for feed content viewing. The client allows users to view multiple timelines and windows, accommodates additional app integrations, and more. As is available for the iOS version, support for viewing and posting multiple Twitter images has been added --though the feature will not show up in search or streaming timelines until Twitter enables it in the future. Instagram videos are now marked with a play icon. Priced at $20, Tweetbot for Twitter requires OS X 10.7.4 or later to run.


Briefly: Civilization V updated for Mac Pro, Tweetbot for Mac 1.5

03/21, 2:52pm

Civilization V adds support for the new Mac Pro, 4K resolution

Aspyr has released a new update for Civilization V, aimed at improving its performance on the newest Mac Pro. Allowing for 4K resolutions on supporting monitors while running into fewer crashes, Mac games that use the Mac Pro will now be able to take advantage of the machine's second video card. The updated game will automatically download and install for Steam users, and Mac app-version users can grab the update from the App Store. Civilization V and all of its DLC and expansions are currently 50 percent off, until March 27.


Briefly: Tweetbot 3 adds night theme, Redbox now supporting AirPlay

11/27, 5:36pm

For the second time this month, Tapbots has released an update to its full-featured Twitter client for iOS, Tweetbot 3. Entirely redesigned in October for iOS 7, Tweetbot 3 offers users native push notifications, customizable navigation, and a synced timeline position.


Briefly: Tweetbot 3 updated, Scosche announces USB car charger

11/13, 10:57am

Twitter client updated, re-adding former Tweetbot options before redesign

Tapbots has updated its Twitter client app for iOS, Tweetbot 3 ($3), restoring several former Tweetbot options that did not make it into the redesigned 3.0 app. Redesigned last month for iOS 7, Tweetbot 3 offers users native push notifications, customizable navigation, and a synced timeline position. Version 3.1 allows users to again set a list as their default timeline, as well as the ability to resize text. The round avatars that were introduced alongside the iOS7 redesign can now be set to square, and timeline badges can be hidden. Additionally, bug fixes, right swipe quick reply, and more are included in the update. The update is free, and Tweetbot 3 can be downloaded through iTunes for devices with iOS 7.


iOS App of the Week: Tweetbot

10/25, 3:54pm

Tweetbot chooses to release update as brand new app

Yesterday Tapbots unleashed the next major version of its popular Twitter client, Tweetbot, for the iPhone. However, to the displeasure of many, this iOS 7 optimized update was released as a new app and not as a free update for existing customers. Anyone looking to take advantage of the advancements found in the update will need to pay the full entry fee of $3.


Tweetbot for Mac boosted to 1.3, adds media timeline feature

05/30, 4:19pm

New feature adds Instagram-like media stream to Twitter feed

Tweetbot for Mac has seen an update today, introducing a new media view giving a timeline view of the users' feed of images and video from people followed. The new view is invocable by clicking "view" in the menu bar followed by "Media timeline." The view shows only tweets with media connected.


Twitter patent pact would avert lawsuit over pull-to-refresh

04/17, 2:10pm

Twitter Innovator Patents Agreement defense-only

Twitter VP of Engineering Addam Messinger in a statement hoped to reassure developers that it wouldn't sue over patents like Loren Brichter's pull-to-refresh control. A new Innovator's Patent Agreement would only allow using a patent for defensive purposes unless Twitter had explicit permission from the inventor. The pact would also see that level of control transferred with the patents, preventing a company buying the patents from turning around and suing against the inventor's will.


Tweetbot dev confirms Apple rejection of apps using UDIDs

03/29, 4:00pm

Tapbots used tech for push notifications

Apple is indeed rejecting apps that collect UDIDs without consent, Tapbots has confirmed. The Tweetbot developer says it has received a rejection notice after trying to submit a v2.2 update to the App Store. "We found your app does not obtain user consent before collecting their personal data, as required by the App Store Review Guidelines," the message reads. Apple singles out the use of UDIDs, which are associated with individual iOS devices.


US Congress asks 33 iOS developers to talk app privacy

03/22, 4:00pm

Twitter, Facebook among scrutinized companies

The US Congress' House Energy & Commerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman and chairman Fred Upton have issued a letter to 33 iOS developers, asking them about privacy policies when it comes to apps, reports say. A number of prominent developers are included in the list, such as Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud,, Path, and Tweetbot creator Tapbots. The letter actually claims that 34 developers have been contacted, but only 33 are mentioned.


Tweetbot reaches iPad, gets 2.0 iPhone upgrade

02/08, 4:15pm

Tweetbot gets big overhaul with tablet version

Tapbots revamped its signature Twitter apps in large form on Wednesday, starting with the surprise release of Tweetbot for iPad ($3, App Store). The new version both adapts to the bigger canvas of the tablet and shares its support for creating multiple timelines from one account and gestures to save time. Likewise, it can save content for later through Cloudapp, Instapaper, and Read it Later.



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