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Are companies responsible for keeping their content safe for viewers? The panel talks YouTube safety and digital wellness.

BlackBerry suing Twitter over patent infringement

Another courtroom battle has started with BlackBerry suing Twitter over allegedly infringing on six of its patents related to messaging.

Huawei reportedly demotes two employees for iPhone tweet

The consequences? A fairly large cut in monthly wages and demotions. All for a tweet that wasn’t just a simple mistake, but tipped the political tide.

Huawei’s New Year’s tweet from an iPhone was especially weird

Okay, this stuff happens. Most workplaces don’t really care about what your personal phone is and we do a lot of work on them. But this fail was odd.

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The Galaxy F gets a few new views while an iPhone X explodes after a software update. Also on our show, why you should buy a Mac Mini and iPad Pro together.

Twitter CEO slow plays development of edit button

Believe it or not, Jack Dorsey does have his reasons for putting the edit button on skids despite a voracious crowd wanting it so badly.

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Also on our show, Qualcomm is batting up at Apple while hoping to get back together with it and the executive crises at Facebook.

Twitter reinstates chronological feed, staging new timeline, curated feeds

After years of vocal complaints from what Twitter may consider a minority, it seems that it has relented in giving users control of their timeline.

Here’s the easiest way to “watch” the Apple iPhone Xs event

It goes out from Cupertino live at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern. And, if what Apple suggests pans out, it should be easier than ever to watch the event.

We might see a Samsung smartphone with four cameras this year

A new Samsung device may be coming this year with four rear-facing cameras that won’t be the Galaxy S10 or the Galaxy F foldable smartphone
Trump accuses Google

Trump accuses Google of bias, White House ‘will take a look’

In a recent set of Tweets, President Trump accused Google of rigging search results. The White House will look into the matter.

We may get up to 6 Apple Watch Series 4 model variations this year

We get model numbers for the new Apple Watch Series 4 devices that are coming next month along with some images provided by Ben Geskin

Against White House advice, Trump does not swap his iPhones out

Barack Obama swapped his phone out every 30 days and did not have easy access to Twitter, a selfie camera or microphones. Donald Trump is all against that.

Twitter rolls out Twemoji, its own emoji set, for Android users

Twitter is using one of Android’s newer support libraries to bring its own emoji to life on its app for all major Android versions.

Everyone’s looking to replace the contentious gun emoji with a water pistol

Following Apple’s example from a couple of years back, Samsung, Twitter, Google, Facebook and Microsoft have recently or will soon replace the pistol emoji with a squirt gun.

Virgin Mobile debuts pre-owned iPhone 7 in lineup with sweepstakes

They’re giving away pre-owned iPhones along with a year of service to three lucky people who want to talk up the carrier.

Tweetstorms sanctioned with Add another Tweet button

You can add another tweet to the one that you started and keep it going until you finally complete your thoughts. Then, send it all to Twitter.

More retweets and likes for tweets above 140 characters

67 percent more likes and twice as many retweets for longer tweets. Turns out you can turn on a whole bunch more people by chucking in a sentence.

Co-founder of Vine starts tweeting about a new Vine

Dom Hofmann, one of Vine’s three co-founders, is spending his own money to make a new version of the video sharing service.

Twitter now testing Tweetstorm feature

Select users are now testing a feature that can create a thread of tweets in just one sitting. And this feature, for iOS and Android, was spotted earlier.

Twitter display names can now be longer, account verification ‘paused’ in wake of controversy

Twitter is done dodging controversy over account verification, deemed broken by CEO Jack Dorsey himself. Meanwhile, you can now lengthen your display name.

Twitter spreads 280-character limit to the general public

No longer limited to 140 characters, the general population of Twitter users now has access to a larger cap. This after a six-week trial period.

Twitter working on tweet bookmarking feature, “Save for Later”

If you’ve always wanted to come back to a tweet, but didn’t want to have to sort through your feed or likes or DMs, relief is in sight.

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If things settle down the way people think they will about iPhone 8 and iPhone X sales, will we ever take consumers to the bleeding edge?

Twitter is actually testing doubling the character limit for tweets

Co-founders Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone sent out the first test tweets with more than 140 characters and we’re all waiting for when we can go beyond, too.