As part of its recent environmental campaign, Apple has taken out some tongue-in-cheek full-page print advertising in newspapers around the world today. The ad reads ‘There are some things we want every company to copy’. The ad was first spotted by David McClelland on Twitter. (Hi-res version below:)
Although Apple’s iCloud System Status thinks all is good, clearly not all is well in Maiden. We received a load of tips over the past day or so claiming iMessages are randomly not going through, people are not able to sign in (“activation issues”), and messages are randomly deleting. Others are not having any issues (or are not aware of any). Here are just a few of our readers’ responses:
TL;DR: By popular demand, we are rolling out 9to5Forums.com built on the Vanilla platform. As part of this new structure, we are moving our comments going forward to Vanilla, as well. Single sign up for both is quick and easy (including login with Twitter/Facebook/Open ID, etc.). Oh, and there will be prizes!
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Update: Tapbots followed up with a separate iPad version of Tweetbot that is a different purchase (also $2.99), but it implements many of the new features and UI elements introduced in the v2.0 update for the iPhone app earlier today. It has a new two-pane iPad UI and other features specific to the larger display. For anyone holding off on Tweetbot to avoid having to use another client on iPad, the iPad version is probably worth the extra $3 with this mornings update. BI and Rene at iMore has the review:
Developer Tapbots just dropped an updated version of its popular third-party Twitter iPhone client. Tweetbot version 2.0 [iTunes $2.99] is a significant update with dozens of new features and changes, and its first impressions seem to be positive.
Perhaps the biggest enhancement in the new Tweetbot is the updated timeline view that refines the UI making links (now colored), profile images (thumbnails now appear in timeline), and usernames just a single tap away. Another nice addition is the tappable “Retweeted by” bar now appearing in the timeline. Other improvements made to the app include adjusted cell colors for better contrast, a redesigned direct message UI, and a new “New Tweets” bar that can be hidden with a tap or through Settings…
Facebook’s iOS app just got a monster update, including the following:
- – Made it easier to share with who you want
- – Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts
- – Added the ability to share external links from a web view
- – Added new design for Profile and Group Walls
- – Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site
Improvements and bug fixes:
- – Improved Notifications speed
- – Fixed a number of Chat bugs
- – Made it easier to select filters in News Feed
- – Fixed a bug with the Notifications bar disappearing
- – Fixed a number of Photos bugs
- – Improved performance and stability overall
Facebook removed iPad support in their latest app update. It’s not possible for FaceForward to enable something that’s no longer in the app.
Check out the new Check-in screen (which was hinted at 1:51 in the video on this page) below:
my son said he accidentally dropped his mommy’s phone while playing Angry Birds:(
poor kid is so sorry he wants iFixYouri to help him get his mom’s phone back to the way it was:(
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