How Old Is America 4th July

Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

By on July 3, 2015 at 4:11 PM.

Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

Yes, America’s birthday is coming up, and you’re probably thinking about ways to get a head start on the celebration. However, before wishing your country a happy 2015th birthday on social channels, you might want to make sure you know precisely how old the country is. Because 2015 is… not the right answer. More →

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Periscope App

Will the Periscope Revolution Steer Twitter’s Future?

By on June 19, 2015 at 2:18 PM.

Will the Periscope Revolution Steer Twitter’s Future?

To get a sense of why Periscope has come to be regarded as the buzzy new social app of the moment, a good place to start might be with the habits of regular “scopers” like Rosie Brown.

Brown (@rosiebrownuk) is a friendly, socially active British expat who now calls Melbourne home, and part of her daily routine involves pulling out her smartphone regularly to broadcast via Twitter-owned Periscope to her friends as well as to perfect strangers around the world. Her sessions usually include showing highlights of the places she goes and the things she does over the course of a day, things like drinking with friends, strolling through the city, and visiting its myriad iconic sites. More →

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Twitter Block List Sharing

Twitter’s shareable blacklists are a nightmare for the web’s worst trolls

By on June 10, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Twitter’s shareable blacklists are a nightmare for the web’s worst trolls

Twitter has plenty of issues, but chief among them is how easy it is for dirtbags with too much free time to berate other users. Twitter has tools to block and mute these users, but that’s not quite enough to get the job done, which is why the social media platform is introducing shared block lists today. More →

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Google Twitter Takeover Rumors

Could Google be planning a Twitter takeover?

By on April 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM.

Could Google be planning a Twitter takeover?

Following discussion of a potential takeover bid on Tuesday morning, Twitter shares soared to over $52, a 3.5% increase over yesterday. Although there are very few details to go off of, Barron’s reports that two unnamed companies are approaching Twitter with “serious” interest of a takeover.

One of those companies could very well be Google.

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Twitter Periscope Bugs Location

Twitter needs to fix this potentially dangerous Periscope flaw

By on March 31, 2015 at 3:14 PM.

Twitter needs to fix this potentially dangerous Periscope flaw

Twitter’s awesome new Periscope app has quickly become one of the most buzzed about new apps on the market. However, Fast Company’s Rose Pastore has found a potentially dangerous flaw that Twitter should really fix as soon as possible. More →

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Twitter Periscope App Store Download

Twitter’s awesome Periscope app can make anyone into a TV news broadcaster

By on March 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Twitter’s awesome Periscope app can make anyone into a TV news broadcaster

Anyone who’s ever wanted to be a TV news broadcaster can fulfill their dreams with an awesome new iPhone app from Twitter. Called Periscope, the new app lets you stream live video broadcasts over your iPhone so people can watch what you’re watching in real time. More →

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Twitter Harassment Policy

Here’s how Twitter is finally attempting to cut down on harassment

By on March 24, 2015 at 9:35 PM.

Here’s how Twitter is finally attempting to cut down on harassment

Twitter has been under fire for the past several months for failing to provide adequate tools to fight harassment on its social network. The company has recently admitted to its shortcomings, and in an attempt to make the website a safer place to interact with other users, it’s testing a new “quality filter” to block notifications that contain abusive or offensive content. More →

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Who To Follow On Twitter

The people you follow on Twitter are boring – here are 25 new follows to fix that

By on February 9, 2015 at 12:11 PM.

The people you follow on Twitter are boring – here are 25 new follows to fix that

Twitter is a truly fascinating place that is simultaneously an amazing source of information and entertainment, and a boring, soul-crushing waste of time. It really all depends on who you follow, and since there are more than half a billion users, it can be difficult to find the right people to follow.

So, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you. More →

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iOS 8 Update on iPhone and iPad

iOS 8 is still causing big headaches in unexpected places

By on February 6, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

iOS 8 is still causing big headaches in unexpected places

Apple’s iOS 8 software is one of the company’s most important mobile releases to date because it introduced several features that could turn out to be major assets not only for Apple, but also for consumers and businesses. Features like Apple Pay, HealthKit and HomeKit might become critical to some companies, making iOS devices more important than ever for their bottom lines. But there also appear to be other features, or lack thereof, that can significantly hurt certain companies. More →

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iPhone Widget Twitter App

This cool iPhone app found a great new use for widgets that you’ve never seen before

By on February 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

This cool iPhone app found a great new use for widgets that you’ve never seen before

App developers are getting very creative with the new widget capabilities that Apple added in iOS 8. While Apple may never add conventional widget support to iOS, Notification Center widgets provide a compromise that gives users access to one-swipe information as opposed to zero-touch information, as is the case with Android widgets.

We’ve seen plenty of cool and creative widgets for the iPhone pop up, and now we have a new one to add to the list: NC. More →

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Kimmel Mean Tweets

Hilarious: Watch Katy Perry, Britney Spears and more read mean tweets about themselves

By on February 3, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Hilarious: Watch Katy Perry, Britney Spears and more read mean tweets about themselves

If I were a betting man, I would definitely bet a handsome sum that this is the funniest thing you’ll see today. Love him or hate him, Jimmy Kimmel knocked it out of the park with his recurring segment that asks famous people to read mean tweets about themselves. Twitter, after all, is a breeding ground of hate when it comes to people freely spouting disgusting comments about other people with little or no fear of consequences.

For the second time, Kimmel has focused solely on musicians in the latest installment of his “Mean Tweets” segment, where celebrities step in front of the camera and read mean tweets that have been posted about them. The results, of course, are absolutely hilarious. More →

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