Twitter user Emma found that by muting specific text strings she could fix Twitter and block suggested features that make Twitter annoying.
Here’s what you need to do to get a personalized Tweet from Apple reminding you of Wednesday’s media event.
Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on a report saying a new MacBook is coming in September, along with redesigned iPad Pro models. They also have something to say about Twitter shutting down the APIs third-party client apps rely on.
Twitter says one of the reasons it killed the APIs third-party client apps use is because its own apps and website are better.
Twitter killed some key APIs third party apps used to make their apps useful because Twitter hates influencers and power users. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet drop a few f-bombs. They also talk about the latest rumor that Apple will bring support for Apple Pencil to some new iPhone models. The cap the show by dipping into our cyborg future of enhanced vision.
Twitter’s API changes go into effect today, and apps like Tweetbot have already begun updating.
Twitter is turning off the APIs for key features on August 16th, essentially hobbling all client apps except its own.
Ariana Grande and Carpool Karaoke fans can rejoice because she just finished spending the day in the car with James Cordoe. Grande tweeted about how much fun she had and said she can’t wait for everyone to see what they recorded. She didn’t say if they recorded a segment for the Late Late Show, or if this was for Apple’s Carpool Karaoke series. I’m guessing it’s the former, which means we’ll get to see it pretty soon.
that was the best day ever @JKCorden thank you so much to you and your incredible crew and band and writers ! sm fun. can’t wait for y’all to seeeee what we been up to.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 8, 2018
Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple not using Intel for iPhone 5G modem chips and the negative impact Twitter’s API changes are having on third-party app developers.
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 has passed the California State Legislature and is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, where he is expected to sign it.
The trade group organizing the meeting includes Apple, Google, Amazon, Adobe, Ebay, Facebook, HP, Twitter, Salesforce, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, Dropbox, and many others, though it’s not clear how high up the org chart this meet-up will go.
Adobe just unveiled a new cross-platform video editor and publishing app called Project Rush for YouTube and social networks.
Jean MacDonald from Micro.blog and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Twitter’s plans to deprecate the APIs third-party client apps use, plus Jean fills us in on Micro.blog.
Tweetbot 3 for the Mac is out, and it’s loaded with a bunch of new features. The Twitter client has improved timeline management, autoplay (or not) for videos and GIFs, drag-and-drop column organizing, quicker access to DM chats, a dark mode, and more. Tweetbot 3 is priced at US$9.99 and is available at Apple’s Mac App Store.
Twitter collects personal data to use for targeted advertising, and that data can be shared with other companies. If you’d rather not give so much personal information to Twitter and advertisers, here’s how to turn off those settings.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about end-to-end encryption in Twitter direct messages, plus what the possibility of landscape-orientation Face ID in iOS 12 means for the iPad.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Twitter’s plain text password list, and a petition to recall and replace the Touch Bar MacBook Pro’s built-in keyboard.
The message marked World Press Freedom Day, which is a trending hashtag on Twitter.