We’re hearing word of sporadic iMessage outages this weekend

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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:

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Tweetbot updated to version 2.0 with revamped single-tap UI and new features (+ iPad version!)

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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…

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Facebook iOS app gets monster update to 3.5

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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

Still no iPad version, however. In fact, @Chpwn warns:

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:

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