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    Here’s a fun fact for you. Up until today, I didn’t know what a “Twitter canoe” is. I’ve been on Twitter since before 2009, so I may not be “old school” by some standards, and I didn’t even set my computer on fire in protest when Twitter wanted to break chronological order of tweets. So maybe I’m just not awesome enough to know what a Twitter canoe is. Apparently it’s an ongoing conversation on Twitter with more than three people. I’m not even making this up and it's actually scary how much sense it makes. But then again, my job isn’t really to know Twitter. Sure, ...

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    Twitter is not increasing its character limit to 10,000 — that got people complaining. But the company's still going to make it easier to fit more into the 140 limit we all have. Senior Product Manager Todd Sherman has posted onto Twitter's blog the main changes that we should see "over the coming months". The biggest change is that media attachments, polls and links will not count towards the character limit — they currently count for 24 characters each. @name callouts will also be off the limit. Replies as part of closed conversations you're involved in — they lead off with @name ...

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    Instagram’s logo isn’t the only thing they’ve updated recently: They’ve also made significant changes to their API. Internet automation service IFTTT posted a blog this afternoon detailing upcoming changes to the Instagram API. It would seem Facebook is locking the service up a bit tighter, which is going to hamper folks who like to share photos directly on services like Twitter. #HuaweiP9 review is live on Pocketnow! Here's my fave photo from those dual #Leica cameras… https://t.co/l0H1fpA6Qm pic.twitter.com/5flck3Kw1f — Juan Carlos Bagnell (@SomeGadgetGuy) May 12, 2016 IFTTT ...

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    What do we know about the OnePlus 3 so far? Well, it's going to be here soon in one of many boxes. There's some form of fast charging on the thing. And the rest is pretty much all TBD. Cross USB Type-C off that determinations list, though. @the_malignant on Twitter, typically on the HTC side of the leaksphere, has what is ostensibly our first clear view of the front and bottom of the OnePlus 3. #OnePlus3 front & bottom "I omit the rear side 'cause is not the retail shape ; ) " pic.twitter.com/aLBYsk4Wte — The Malignant (@the_malignant) May 13, 2016 Okay, the back may not be ready for ...

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    After several iterations of last year's Desire 626, HTC has decided to finally give a full update to the series. While new and more impressive specs are appreciated, we're left confused as to what the Desire 628 has to do with the Desire 630 we learned about at MWC. Twitter leaker The Malignant has posted some specs of the 628 with some familiar looking skeumorphs. #HTC DESIRE 628 5'' 720p, MTK6753 1.3GHz, 3GB RAM/32 GB ROM (+SD), 2200 mAH, R 13 mpx f/2.0 BSI, F 5 mpx, Dual-SIM pic.twitter.com/OZVhVypHVg — The Malignant (@the_malignant) May 8, 2016 If anything, the Desire 628 looks ...

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    Twitter hasn't been making enough money for investors. It has struggled to grow its userbase over the past few years, stuck at a rate of a few million per quarter, with gimmick after gimmick to improve the experience. But one of its big strengths has been to deliver and propagate breaking news minutia. The company seems to have realized this and has decided to migrate its app over from the Social Networking category in the iOS App Store to the News category. It doesn't compete with Facebook, Snapchat and Tinder anymore, but it tops its new home being right ahead of Reddit and CNN ...

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    Creating apps that give users powerful new ways to access Twitter has long presented an uncomfortable situation for developers: get too successful, and your app essentially shuts down. The problem's been Twitter's use of tokens that allow distinct users to connect with a third-party app, and so far there's been a hard limit of 100,000 per title – hit that many, and you couldn't sign on any new users. Earlier this week, popular Android Twitter app Fenix found itself running into that all-too-familiar fate, causing its developer to pull the app from the Play Store. Today Fenix returns, ...

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    How should we measure engagement? What makes a story popular? Social networks as businesses have a problem. To maximize revenue, you need to keep users engaged with that platform to serve those users advertising. As each social network collects data and trends on individual users, those platforms have a remarkable amount of data on what each participant enjoys. From a financial position, there’s little incentive to serve that individual content which might challenge their preferences. The common wisdom is to feed the user what they enjoy, and that user should stay on the site or in the ...

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    We know what it's like: you're browsing Pocketnow's Titter feed full of all the hottest mobile tech news, reviews, and video, and you see a new post you simply have to share. And while you could easily retweet that message to everyone, what if you just want to share it with a single user – it's just something that's exactly right up their alley. Today Twitter's making that process a bit easier, as it upgrades its Android and iOS apps to support easy tweet sharing via DM. This sort of functionality not sound that new? There's a good reason for that, as it's not: Twitter picked up the ...

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    Forget wearable technology and virtual reality. The industry’s “next big thing” could be a service much simpler to implement and market, which has been around for years in some form or other, and is only now taken seriously by behemoths Twitter, Facebook and Google. We’re talking live video streaming, particularly mobile apps capable of broadcasting “original content” in real time for friends and fans, with Twitter getting an important head start on its social networking arch-rival last year, and FB slowly recovering lost ground. Since Facebook Live Video is still new, ...

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    While Apple’s legal battles with the FBI, San Bernardino County, NYPD and US Department of Justice remain at a standstill, the tech giant’s many declared allies might be looking to take further action against potential government snooping on people’s private data and e-conversations. The world’s most popular messaging application in particular will reportedly add voice call encryption before long to a set of security features that already includes end-to-end text protection. WhatsApp would thus become essentially impenetrable from the ground up, and unless crystal clear laws are ...

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    If you're in Austin this weekend for SXSW, we're jealous. Major jelly going on. And for those of you who aren't participating in the hours of tech, music, thought-provocation and the mad dash to Franklin Barbecue, you can grasp at the straws of fun or grasp at a few Nexuses or a Moto 360 or two. LIVE on #Periscope: #GoogleStoreClaw Live https://t.co/Xaomk4JN9F — Google Store (@GoogleStore) March 12, 2016 The Google Store Claw machine is up and running at the Google Fiber Space over there and it's had some exciting action on its first day of use. Several winners have been crowned just ...

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    Why do users choose Apple over competing mobile brands? High quality hardware? A polished software experience? Peer pressure? Sure, all solid reasons. But maybe one of the most compelling reasons to go with an Apple device, and one that's especially attractive to novice users intimidated by other platforms, is Apple's reputation for outstanding customer support. Bolstered by a nationwide fleet of brick-and-mortar stores that not only connect users with the latest Apple gear, but also give them a place to turn to for asking questions, attending classes, and seeking assistance with broken ...

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    You don’t need boots on the ground, armed drones or bombs to assist in stopping ISIS from spreading its global reign of terror. The war has long been about ideology as much as public beheadings, and in the digital age, it’s equally important to hinder the dissemination of hateful online propaganda and apprehend leaders of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State.” But when is censorship really an acceptable reaction to anything? Apparently, now, since the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center deems the “more aggressive takedowns across social media platforms” of late “a ...

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    What draws you to one social network over another? They've all got their particular hooks, but sometimes it's less what one offers, and more what it doesn't. For Twitter, that's meant a focus on simplicity: you follow users, and you see their tweets – and when you follow multiple users, everyone's tweets get sorted chronologically, with no Facebook-style editorializing getting in the way of which messages you see, and which you don't. So when rumors started circulating earlier this month that Twitter was about to introduce an algorithm-driven sorting method of its own, users ...

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    It comes out of nowhere and looks like a scam: a notification telling you that someone has stolen your Twitter account. It actually came from a new social media app that was a mix of Risk! and Foursquare in which users would "buy" a friend's Twitter account — not the actual account, but in the form of a "trading card" within the app's social sphere — and then be able to "sell" or "trade" it along with making status posts on behalf of that account. Still, Stolen! was an iOS app up until today, when it was taken down its owners, Hey, Inc., at the request of lawmakers and after consumer ...

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    @Pocketnow covers tablets on a basis secondary to smartphones, but even at that number two level, it's been a fairly staid year for big slab news up until the last quarter or so. Sure, there's the Pixel C, but until we grab hold of a retail unit, it's all vaporware to us. And there's also those convertibles that Microsoft seems to like so much. But alas, we come back to the object of Steve Jobs's puzzlement, the iPad. Apple's tablet reigns supreme in ownership, sales and the mindspace. With a new iPad and an almost freakish enterprise product, an amazing showing during Black Friday sales ...

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    In addition to being a delicate, polarizing issue that the world’s largest provider of online search services is still fighting in courts around the old continent, the right to be forgotten concept put into practice by the European Union last year apparently requires a lot of time and resources spent by Google. And we mean a lot, with a grand total of 348,508 claims filed since May 2014, concerning more than 1.2 million URLs, of which the now Alphabet-owned search giant only removed 42 percent. That’s a lofty 441,778 results nonetheless, and of course, Google had to properly evaluate ...

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    Twitter is one of those companies that isn't doing bad at all, but wishes it could do better about its growth. As a result the company has scrambled to re-invent itself over and over in finding ways to become useful, up to the point of even switching its leadership in the process. Those of you who believe this service's obsession overrated might be right, but more changes continue. In a change that actually does make sense, Twitter has decided to rename its "Favorites" button for a "Like" button that will be represented by a heart. If you think of it, many users have actually decided to ...

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    Twitter's practically an old man in the social media scene, coming up on its 10-year anniversary next year. While that's a testament to its staying power, it can also be a problem when users are always looking for fresh new ways to consume content: how do you stay relevant while also not alienating long-time fans? Twitter thinks it has just the ticket, and today launches Moments for Android, iOS, and the web. You'll see the lightning-bolt link to Moments up next to your notifications and DMs, and clicking through will bring you to what aims to give you a quick, convenient look at all ...

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    Just because iOS 9's getting a quick take-up doesn't mean people aren't having a hard time wading through the curds and whey. While not on the scale of iOS 8.0.1 bad, we're looking at some a crowd of countenance that iOS 9 is causing trouble of some sort. Since the new software push on Wednesday, Twitter has been able to tack iOS 9 as a trending topic with hundreds of thousands of volleys sent so far. Let's see what the iOS 9 hoopla is all about. — Tony Bermudez (@BerMEWdez728) September 18, 2015 Some have complained about battery issues, others are providing manuals on how to ...

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    If you are a mobile technology fan, chances are you are on Twitter. You tweet, mention, retweet, and favorite with abandon those accounts that tickle your fancy. Mobile technology geeks are no strangers to the wonders of social media, so when one of them has some unusual goings on it’s enough for us to stand up and take notice. While not directly related to mobile, which is our bread and butter here at Pocketnow, Twitter is still an enormous part of our lives, so we wanted to take a look at what it’s doing right, and more specifically, what Twitter is missing. Reeling them in When you ...

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    Even though opinions for live streaming services like Periscope and Meerkat are still mixed, there is a significant market out there that actually likes this idea. The only problem users faced is that using services like Periscope required you to have an iPhone, something truly odd given Android's popularity. That said, we knew that once Meerkat left beta, it would only be a matter of time for Periscope to launch on Android, and that just happened today. Twitter, which currently owns Periscope, has just made it official that you can start live streaming your content from an Android device. ...

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    On its surface, Twitter seems like such a simple service: post short messages, and read those from users you follow. But once you start following account after account, each one retweeting a seemingly endless stream of content, it can quickly become a bit much to handle. Rather than driving you mad trying to keep up with everything, or hitting you with a bad case of FOMO over what you're not reading, Twitter has come up with a new tool to bring you content you might not want to miss, with the introduction of Highlights. Highlights delivers a twice-a-day summary of content Twitter's ...

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    As popular as Twitter is when it comes to social media, there's no denying that this is the most barebones service there is. Surely that simplicity is what most people enjoy, but if any of you remember how crazy it was to retweet something a few years ago, you'll understand what it means when too much simplicity isn’t practical. The good thing is that Twitter fixed retweets a while ago, and now Quotes is the next frontier. As of today, the updated "Quote Tweet" feature that we saw reach iOS a few days ago is now available for Android users. The advantage is that instead of having to ...

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