Mobile devices have made communication ubiquitous and persistent. With our mobile devices essentially tethered to our analog lives, we text, call, chat and email almost everywhere. Case in point: have you ever answered a call while in the shower? Perhaps if you’re anticipating an important call or message, you won’t find this so strange.
But it’s this very attitude that can sometimes cause trouble. What if you’re calling your boss at an inopportune moment? Or perhaps you’re sending a message to someone in a different time zone, and she can’t answer because it’s 3 AM. A simple Android app can help add some context to your [...]
The Carbon Twitter client has been very appreciated on the defunct WebOS platform, and has also made the jump to Windows Phone. We’ve been hearing for a few months now about an Carbon for Android app that is in the works, and today we finally have some good news for all you Twitter maniacs out there.
In a post on Google Plus, Carbon for Android developers Dots & Lines have announced that the Twitter client will launch on July 22, and it will come for free. No, this won’t be an ad-supported app (the Carbon team hates them as much as you do), but a completely free, premium app.
How generous of Dots & Lines, you might say. Well, the decision to make Carbon [...]
Twitter has become a social media phenomenon unmatched by any other. The ability to receive updates from friends, your favorite celebrities, and about what happens around the world in just 140 characters is the basis for its immense popularity. Moreover, the availability of the Twitter mobile app across all platforms mean it’s never been easier to stay connected to the Twitter-verse.
The official Twitter app for Android has just received a major update. This update, that takes the app to version 3.3, introduces a host of new exciting features alongside the usual tweaks and bug fixes. New features include:Expanded Tweets: when you [...]
Twitter announced earlier today that its Expanded Tweets will let users experience more in-tweet content from certain Twitter partners including article previews, images and video content, without leaving the site. The new functionality builds on existing Twitter features that currently allow users to watch tweeted YouTube videos and see images right inside the tweet.
The new Expanded Tweets will be available from a variety of publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle or Der Spiegel Online. Photos from WWE, BuzzFeed and TMZ and videos from BET, 106 & Park, Lifetime and Dailymotion will also be available [...]
Samsung is apparently not happy to be one of the most important electronic device makers on the planet, without having its own social network, and it looks like the company is already working on such a project, dubbed internally “Samsung Facebook.”
The Korea Times reports that Samsung will launch its yet unnamed social network at some point in the first quarter of 2013, and that the product is meant to work across a variety of devices, made by Samsung and by other companies:
To allow users to access the social networking service from anywhere, at anytime and on any device, Samsung plans to integrate it with Amazon’s cloud computing [...]
Using an Android tablet to browse social media can be very convenient, especially when you’d like to get a complete view of your feed. As nice as that sounds, sometimes developers don’t optimize their apps to take full advantage of all that sweet screen real estate. Pesky issue, but the developers of the T4T (Twitter for Tablet) app aim to bring you a full Twitter experience without the difficulty of navigating a mobile app.Features
The app utilizes the full screen of your tablet to provide scrolling timelines of Tweets. By swiping right and left, you can view all recent tweets from those you follow, as well as tweets of your own. You can quickly [...]
I don’t know about you, but I am probably one of the world’s most obsessive Twitter users, as I pretty much can’t go for more than a couple of hours without checking out new followers and trends or tweeting about God knows what. Of course, I can’t only use Twitter at home, on my computer, which is why for several months now I have been using the official Android app.
Twitter for Android has always felt satisfying, but not great. So you can imagine how happy I am to report that an important update for the app has just been pushed to Google Play and is available for download. And when I say “important”, I am talking about a huge upgrade, involving a redesigned UI and a [...]
If you’ve ever been caught in a dilemma, you’ll know that calling up a friend or a relative is the best way to resolve it. Instead of standing there, waffling over an item to purchase or an item to wear, it’s so much easier to ask someone for her or his opinion. But, if the person isn’t with you, how can he or she properly analyze your dilemma? You could send the person a picture of the item, but what if you wanted more than one friend’s opinion? For situations like that, there’s Ovoto.
Ovoto, developed by HayStaks, was first introduced on the iOS and has recently arrived on Android. It’s a free Android app that allows [...]
For those of you managing a Twitter account with a high volume of traffic, statistics becomes a bit of an issue. Alternatively, you can be someone who wants to make it big on Twitter and you’ve managed to tap into the right markets and you’re pulling in the followers.
But, with so many followers popping up, how are you going to keep track of all of them? TwiStats, a lightweight widget for Android, solves that problem for you.
At the time of this writing, TwiStats offers what the official Twitter client or numerous other third-party social media aggregators (such as TweetDeck and StreamLife) do not offer yet–keeping track of your Twitter [...]
Twitter, a micro-blogging super site, has recently released a newly acquired security software for its Android platform. The new software is an open source platform that allows people to freely use, share and expand their thoughts on the site. The software, TextSecure, was developed by Whisper Systems. The new software works by encrypting each text message before they are sent to their respective recipients, thus adding an extra layer of protection for its users. Considering the fact that Twitter is among the widely used social networking sites in the world, it will sure give its users the confidence they need that their tweets will not be accessed by the wrong [...]