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Twitter for Android gets major update

by: Ankit BanerjeeJuly 12, 2012

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 [...]
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Twitter Expanded Tweets improved, coming soon to Android and iPhone

by: Chris SmithJune 14, 2012

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 [...]

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“The Samsung Facebook”: Samsung rumored to build it’s own social network (denies all)

by: Chris SmithJune 14, 2012

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 [...]

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T4T brings full Twitter experience to Android tablets.

by: ClaytonJune 12, 2012

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.

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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 [...]

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Twitter for Android updated with new UI, redesigned discover tab, push notifications, and more

by: AdrianApril 27, 2012

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 [...]

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Ovoto: Sharing photos and polling your Facebook and Twitter friends

by: Carl ParkerApril 21, 2012

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 [...]

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TwiStats Android Widget for Monitoring Your Twitter Stats

by: Carl ParkerFebruary 24, 2012

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 [...]

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Twitter Becomes an Open Source Security Software for Android

by: Christine TorralbaDecember 23, 2011

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 [...]

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12 Free Must-Have Apps For Your Honeycomb Tablet

by: glennAugust 28, 2011

Starting out with your new Android tablet and don’t know what apps to get? Let us help you by presenting this fine list of quality apps for your daily needs. From Facebook to Office, we got you covered. And it’s not just for you new tablet owners; long-time Honeycomb users can peruse our selections as well and check out some apps they might have missed.

1. Friend Me for Facebook

And what would a list like this be without a Facebook app? FriendMe is a tablet-optimized, ad-supported app that gives you almost everything FB in one screen. It even has games, which most apps (even the official one) lack.

2. FriendCaster Tab for [...]
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Twitter for Android App Gets Major Boost

by: MinaJuly 18, 2011

Twitter recently released an updated version of its app for Android this July. The newest addition to its features are push notifications and multiple accounts support.

The inclusion of push notifications in this update might be an improvement or a mere redundancy for Android users. It can be a good sign as it levels the field for both Android and iPhone, with the latter already enjoying the feature since last fall. It might also be a little redundant for some, as Android also allows users to be updated of their Twitter whereabouts through the notification bar. This feature however will be appreciated by those who need to check their mentions every now and [...]

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