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Tweetbot for Mac 2.0.1 brings Twitter’s new ‘quote tweet’ feature, bug fixes

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The first update for Tweetbot 2 on OS X has been released, bringing promised support for Twitter’s new “quote tweet” feature along with a bevy of bug fixes, including one for a particularly nasty bug that could crash the app while creating a new mention, and another related to uploading a profile photo.

The app also speeds up the process of changing accounts and introduces support for longer direct messages, which will be available as soon as Twitter flips the switch on that feature in the near future.

You can grab Tweetbot 2.0.1 from the Mac App Store for free if you bought an previous version of the app. For new users it’s available at the reduced price of $12.99.


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Google Docs ‘Slides’ app updated with AirPlay and Chromecast support

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Google announced today that it updated its Slides app, available for Android and iOS, to both support Google Cast and AirPlay. The update comes following the announcement of the Remote Display API that Google showed off at its I/O developers conference at the end of June, which allows developers to present more intricate applications and games on a remote screen.

After you’ve used the new app to cast your presentation to an AirPlay or Chromecast device, you can use your phone as a remote and control the slides being presented on the big screen. Within the smartphone app, you can also keep your eye on your notes and make sure your presentation stays in line using the app’s timer—all over the air. And you can cast from a tab in Chrome on the desktop, too.

When you’re up on the big screen, you can use your smaller screen to advance slides, view speaker notes and stay on track with a built-in timer. This way you can focus more on telling your story and engaging your audience…instead of on logistics.

You can find the Slides app on both the Play Store and the App Store, and the update should be rolling out momentarily.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: AirPlay, app, Google Docs, Slides, update

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This song is actually a pretty good roundup of the WWDC keynote (Video)

♫ WWDC Keynote 2015: Went On Too Long - YouTube 2015-06-09 14-55-24

Jonathan Mann has been running his “Song a Day” YouTube channel for quite some time now, and without fail, you can navigate to his channel on the day of an Apple event and find yet another song-ified version of Apple’s announcements. He’s a self-proclaimed Apple fanboy, and he was the guy that wrote the song played during the opening to the Antennagate press conference.

Unsurprisingly, he’s back again with a music video going over Apple’s announcements from WWDC 2015. Covering the additions in Mac OS X El Capitan, the latest coming to iOS 9, and Eddy Cue dancing on stage, his song pretty much covers it all. And there’s a bit of humor packed in as well, mentioning Swift going open source and comparing it to Steve Job’s infamous announcement that FaceTime would be as well.

Check it out:

Here are the full lyrics:

Craig Federighi asked Trent Reznor
To help him find his pain and rage
But Craig Federighi didn’t have any
He had a totally dope presentation on stage

A cursor that jumps out at you
Spotlight panel resize
How about that innovation
SplitView, Yurts and pinned sites

Not one but count them two
Women up on the stage
It’s a start and it’s about damn time
Cuz these white dad jokes are starting to fade

Lots of apps got sherlocked
I feel bad for them
Federighi meditates
When he wakes up at 5am
Swift 2 is open source
And I hope they don’t waste time
Cuz long ago didn’t they say
The same thing about FaceTime?

I’m not really psyched
About anything Apple Music does
If Drake had a point that he was making
I’m not sure I really know what it was
Eddie Cue was dancing
Jimmy Iovine was yelling
But I don’t think the audience
Was buying what they were selling

Susan Prescott reads ESPN
For the articles
More of her, please
And less One More Things
You can just be willy nilly with those

iPad
multitasking
Low power mode and games
Transit looks cool
El Capitan is a werid name
Wallet and news and siri knows
When you get in your car
Apple cares about your privacy
So Bust a move and get bizarre

El Capitan, El Capitan
Metal and Poutine
Cool stuff on watchOS
And I don’t wanna be mean
But it went on a little too long
We all got burned out
If Steve were here
He never ever ever would have allowed
Just kidding there were keynotes he did that weren’t perfect either


Filed under: General, iOS, Mac Tagged: announcements, el capitan, Jonathan Mann, Mac OS X, song, update, WWDC, wwdc15

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This song is actually a pretty good roundup of the WWDC keynote (Video)

♫ WWDC Keynote 2015: Went On Too Long - YouTube 2015-06-09 14-55-24

Jonathan Mann has been running his “Song a Day” YouTube channel for quite some time now, and without fail, you can navigate to his channel on the day of an Apple event and find yet another song-ified version of Apple’s announcements. He’s a self-proclaimed Apple fanboy, and he was the guy that wrote the song played during the opening to the Antennagate press conference.

Unsurprisingly, he’s back again with a music video going over Apple’s announcements from WWDC 2015. Covering the additions in Mac OS X El Capitan, the latest coming to iOS 9, and Eddy Cue dancing on stage, his song pretty much covers it all. And there’s a bit of humor packed in as well, mentioning Swift going open source and comparing it to Steve Job’s infamous announcement that FaceTime would be as well.

Check it out:

Here are the full lyrics:

Craig Federighi asked Trent Reznor
To help him find his pain and rage
But Craig Federighi didn’t have any
He had a totally dope presentation on stage

A cursor that jumps out at you
Spotlight panel resize
How about that innovation
SplitView, Yurts and pinned sites

Not one but count them two
Women up on the stage
It’s a start and it’s about damn time
Cuz these white dad jokes are starting to fade

Lots of apps got sherlocked
I feel bad for them
Federighi meditates
When he wakes up at 5am
Swift 2 is open source
And I hope they don’t waste time
Cuz long ago didn’t they say
The same thing about FaceTime?

I’m not really psyched
About anything Apple Music does
If Drake had a point that he was making
I’m not sure I really know what it was
Eddie Cue was dancing
Jimmy Iovine was yelling
But I don’t think the audience
Was buying what they were selling

Susan Prescott reads ESPN
For the articles
More of her, please
And less One More Things
You can just be willy nilly with those

iPad
multitasking
Low power mode and games
Transit looks cool
El Capitan is a werid name
Wallet and news and siri knows
When you get in your car
Apple cares about your privacy
So Bust a move and get bizarre

El Capitan, El Capitan
Metal and Poutine
Cool stuff on watchOS
And I don’t wanna be mean
But it went on a little too long
We all got burned out
If Steve were here
He never ever ever would have allowed
Just kidding there were keynotes he did that weren’t perfect either


Filed under: General, iOS, Mac Tagged: announcements, el capitan, Jonathan Mann, Mac OS X, song, update, WWDC, wwdc15

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Imgur for iOS updated w/ ability to upload images on the go

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In addition to launching an all-new Android app this morning, Imgur has also updated its iOS app with a notable and highly requested new feature. With today’s update to Imgur for iOS, users can now upload their own images to the service with the app directly on their iPhone. Users have the ability to upload from their Camera Roll or take an image with their camera from within the app and share it to the service.

With previous versions of Imgur for iOS, users could share reaction GIFs and from their favorites, but could not upload directly from their Camera Roll to the service.

For those unfamiliar, Imgur is a service that allows users to share a variety of different categories of images, including GIFs and memes. Users have the ability to create albums of images based on whatever topics they wish, in addition to offering a meme generator service that allows users to create memes on the go. With today’s addition of the ability to upload directly from their iOS device, it’s now a lot easier for users to create and share memes and images.

The updated version of Imgur for iOS is available now on the App Store.


Filed under: Apps, iOS Tagged: app, Imgur, iOS, photos, Reddit, update

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Chromecast iOS app updated w/ interface tweaks, backdrop enhancements, more

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The companion app to Google’s $35 Chromecast dongle received an update today with a handful of improvements and changes. Bumping the app to version 1.11.4116, the update brings several interface tweaks. First off, the devices view of the app has been redesigned with a card-like interface. The devices screen also now lists what backdrop is currently being displayed along with casting status.

The update also adds a new setting to change the speed of the backdrop rotation. You can also now browse through the history of backdrop images shown on the Chromecast via your phone. Google says the update improves the reliability of backdrop cards, multi-user support, and backdrop settings, as well. Finally, the update adds new background content in the form of Street Art from the Cultural institute.

The full list of changes can be seen below. The update is available now on the App Store for free.

What’s New in Version 1.11.4116

– Redesigned devices view, showing devices as cards with backdrop and casting status
– Added setting to change backdrop speed
– Browse through history of backdrop images recently shown on your Chromecasts
– Improved reliability and performance of backdrop cards
– Improved multi-user and multi-Chromecast backdrop settings
– New backdrop content: Street Art from Google Cultural Institute


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Apple Store app on iOS updated w/ support for Touch ID & two-step verification

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After being updated with support for Apple Watch last month, the Apple Store app on iOS has been updated today with a pair of highly requested features. With today’s update, which bumps the app to version 3.3, users can now use Touch ID to view orders, access EasyPay receipts, and make reservations at retail locations.

In addition to Touch ID integration, today’s update also adds support for two-step verification. This functionality appears to only apply when you place an order, however. Apple launched two-step verification more than two years ago, so it’s definitely nice to see the feature make its way to the Apple Store app on iOS.

Touch ID integration works as you would expect it to. The first time you launch the app after updating and try to view one of the protected sections, you’ll be prompted to enter your password. From there on out, however, you’ll have the ability to use Touch ID for tracking order status, viewing EasyPay receipts, and making in-store reservations.

Version 3.3 of the Apple Store app is available now for free.


Filed under: Apps, iOS Tagged: app, App Update, Apple Store, Touch ID, two-step verification, update, Updates

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