Apple Targets Social Media Crowd with New Clips App

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple is getting into social media with Clips app

Apple teased a new video capture and editing app called Clips on Tuesday that targets social media app users. The app lets users snap videos, apply effects and edits, and upload their creations to popular social networks and video sharing sites.

Apple Says You Can Take Better Notes with iPad Pro in New Commercial

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Screenshot from Apple commercial: iPad Pro - Take better notes

A new Apple commercial makes the case that students can take better notes with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The spot is a continuation of Apple’s iPad Pro commercials that directly respond to real tweets from real people. There’s also a second spot called iPad Pro — Need less stuff.

Social Networks Can Learn from Apple to Solve 'Fake News'

· Charlotte Henry · Editorial

Social media apps on an iPhone

The proliferation of “fake news” has been blamed in part on social media companies’ hands-off approach to curation. Charlotte Henry argues this is one area where social media can take its cues from Apple and its heavily curated approach to Apple News.

Twitter Adds More Controls to Empower Users against Trolls

· Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Muting Twitter

Twitter announced on Tuesday new abuse controls, tools designed to curb the reach of trolls. The short version of Tuesday’s announcement is that Twitter is making it possible to mute keywords, phrases, and entire conversations from your notifications. This is an extension of the mute feature the company already had for your timeline.