Longing for an updated version of Tweetie for Mac? Well, come tomorrow — rumored to be exactly at noon ET when the Mac App Store launches — Tweetie for Mac will be rebranded as Twitter for Mac and immediately available. The screenshot up top was dug up by Razorianfly, and the new Twitter application should bring native retweeting, real-time updates, and “drag and drop” tweets — though we have no idea what that last one is. Hit us up on Twitter — @BGR — when the App Store launches and you’ve downloaded the new Twitter for Mac hotness, alright? More →
Waiting on pins and needles for the first (of many) LTE-powered Android handsets on Verizon? Verizon Wireless just posted the following tweet from their Twitter account:
Jan. 6 at #CES: #Android and #LTE – could it be like peanut butter and chocolate? YUM!
There’s been no doubt Verizon will introduce a number of LTE-capable Android handsets at CES this year, starting with Ivan Seidenberg’s keynote, but Verizon has now made the news official. More →
It looks like Apple’s musical social network — Ping — is getting integrated with an actual social network, Twitter (burn). Via a post on the company’s blog, Twitter announced that users of Ping and Twitter would be able to link their respective accounts from within iTunes. Once linked, users have the ability to alert their followers of songs, artists, or albums they like or review. As Twitter explains, activity on Ping will “be tweeted to your Twitter followers” and include “playable song previews and links to purchase and download music from iTunes.” The new feature is available in all 23 countries where Apple’s iTunes Music Store is offered. More →
Alright, we don’t want to get everyone all riled up on a Monday morning, but this next bit of speculative news is pretty exciting. Recently, a gentlemen by the name of Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez let go a pretty exciting tweet. The 160 character quip, which was written in Español, roughly translates as:
Prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days
A quick look at Mr. Vasquez’s LinkedIn profile reveals the following position:
Leadership team and usability at Open Handset Aliance (sic) | Google Andoid (sic)
Assuming that “Aliance” means Alliance, and “Andoid” means Android, this is pretty big news. The Open Handset Alliance is “a group of 78 technology and mobile companies who have come together to accelerate innovation in mobile and offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience,” explains the group’s homepage. “Together we have developed Android, the first complete, open, and free mobile platform.”
Will we see Android 2.3 drop in the “next few days”? Man, we hope so. More →
Social networking site Twitter has just rolled out a new version of their Android mobile client. The new version offers several UI enhancements, including several of the gestures and features present in the company’s iOS offering:
• Pull to Refresh: This popular feature, which was first available through our iPhone app, functions just as it sounds – when you’re at the top of your timeline, simply pull down to load new Tweets.
• Swipe to Reveal: Swipe across a Tweet to get quick access to several options, such as viewing a user’s profile, sharing a tweet, or replying.
• Quote a Tweet: Clicking the retweet icon now gives you the option to quote a Tweet. Of course, you can still retweet as you normally would.
• Hi-res avatar photos
If you’re getting excited for the launch of Windows Phone 7 handsets, and are a Mac user, you might want to pay attention to this. According to a tweet by Microsoft UK’s head of Windows Phone marketing, Oded Ran, software that will allow Mac’s to sync Zune content with Windows Phone 7 devices may be out soon. The exact verbiage of the tweet, which was quickly erased, read: “ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m glad to confirm that Mac users would be able to use Zune on their Macs to sync with #WP7. More details soon.” The Zune features and functions are heavily integrated into the WP7, so it is good to see Microsoft showing a little love for those Mac Users out there; we’re sure the idea of removing people from Apple’s iTunes ecosystem doesn’t make the company all that sad either. This got us thinking, are there any Mac users interested in a WP7 device? More →
T-Mobile, in an attempt to be coy, has tweeted that G2 news is coming soon (G2newscomingsoon) in binary. The taunting tweet comes just one week before HTC is scheduled to hold a media event in London to announce new mobile products. So far, we know that the G2 will be T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ device, will run an unmodified/skinless version of Android 2.2, have Flash 10.1 support, and will pack an 800 MHz Scorpion processor. We also know that the device should retail for $199 with a 2-year contract. What we don’t know is when exactly T-Mo plans on releasing this handset into the wild. We suppose we’ll find out…”soon.” More →
Google hath tweeted that their new integrated Gmail calling feature announced yesterday has already seen 1,000,000 phone calls placed in just under 24-hours. The new service allows users to place VoIP calls — right from within the browser — to the U.S. and Canada free of charge and for very affordable rates to other countries around the world. We’ve been playing with the new feature and we have to say, it’s pretty impressive. Have you tried it? Thoughts? More →
Today, Twitter announced that they are launching their very own “Tweet Button.” The new button: “Lets you share links directly from the page you’re on. When you click on the Tweet Button, a Tweet box will appear — pre-populated with a shortened link that points to the item that you’re sharing.” The service will replace the more common and widely used tweet-button created by TweetMeme. Twitter has licensed some of TweetMeme’s technology and have announced that they are “working closely” with the company, and that TweetMeme’s site will now point to the new official Tweet Button. Hit the jump to check out a video of how the new Tweet Button is going to work. More →
The Microsoft Hardware Team has had a Twitter account — @msfthardware — for just over a week, and they are wasting no time in using the micro-blog service to tease the release of a new product. Yesterday, the company tweeted: “‘Don’t be so touchy…flat is where it’s at.’ We’ll share another glimpse of our upcoming product with you tomorrow.” And today, this image of the corner of some unknown piece of hardware was published by the Microsoft group. Speculation is running wild on this one –personally we think it is some sort of multi-touch accessory like the Magic Pad — but no one knows for ceratain. What do you think it could be? More →
Here’s some good news for those of you thinking about picking up a Galaxy S variant. Samsung, by way of the tweet, has officially stated that: “Galaxy S phones will come with Android 2.1 and be upgradeable to Android 2.2 which will support Adobe Flash 10.1.” Not really much else that needs to be said. The Gally S can be found on AT&T as the Captivate, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular as the Fascinate, and T-Mobile as the Vibrant in the coming months. Who’s excited? More →
According to their latest tweet, Starbucks will be opening up their Wi-Fi to everyone. No registration and it’s 100% free. Not bad, Seattle, not bad.
We’re very excited to announce that coming July 1st: Free. 1 click. No registration WIFI at all US locations!
Seesmic updated its Android twitter client yesterday and added multiple account support with cross-posting to its list of features. Seesmic also added several smaller user requested features including an extra large font size, auto-correction of typing, automatic profile updates, on device twitter password management and optional timeline position memory so you jump back to the last tweets that you were reading. The latest version of Seesmic is available now for free from the Android Market. Check it out and let us know in the comments how this latest offering compares to Twidroid, Tweetcaster and any other twitter client you may use. More →