Twitter’s latest app update has finally brought the social network up to speed with mobile messaging following improvements to its direct message function, including the ability to send and receive photos and in-app notifications for iOS users. Twitter’s mobile update also comes with an all-new look. Where you once saw feeds for Home, Connect, Discover and Me, you’ll now see just three streams – Home, Discover and Activity. Home still contains your standard stream of tweets from those accounts you follow and Discover keeps …read more »
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When it comes to engaging with Facebook posts and status updates, sometimes the “like” button can feel rather limiting. You may want to show solidarity with your friends in time of misfortune, but choosing to ‘like’ the fact that he or she has just been through a horrendous break-up or had their cat put down can often send out the wrong message. According to reports, however, an alternative could be on the horizon. Facebook engineer Dan Muriello revealed at a conference last week that …read more »
According to the latest figures revealed by Apple, nearly three-quarters of iPhones and iPads are now running iOS 7. The results show that the operating system has been installed on 74% of devices, around two-and-a-half months since it was released. Apple revealed that 22% of users are still running iOS 6, while only 4% are using an earlier version. The new iOS7 has not been popular with all users, due to its simplified design. The Cupertino-based company’s biggest rival Android offers a more …read more »
Facebook has announced that it will be tweaking its News Feed in order to deliver more ‘high quality’ content by pushing down things like ‘meme photos’ and making them harder to see. Google had adopted a similar move in 2011 when it changed its page rankings to punish spammers and ‘content farms’ that showed up high in search results but delivered poor-quality pages. Facebook’s News Feed manager Lars Backstorm said: “We don’t really think about it that much in terms of promoting and demoting certain …read more »
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