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Apple just released tvOS 10 and here’s what’s new

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iOS 10 review: the coming of age of apps

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iOS 10 is now available to download

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Twitter Adds Read Receipts, Typing Indicators, Web Link Previews to DMs

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Twitter announced three new features for its direct messages: read receipts, typing indicators and web link previews.

New! Direct Messages are more dynamic than ever with read receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews. pic.twitter.com/VEU92V5Gqj

— Twitter (@twitter) September 8, 2016

The features—similar to those found in messaging applications such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp–will be rolled out to iOS and Android users “over the coming days.”

Read receipts allow users in group chats to see when their messages have been seen by all the other participants. This feature is enabled on default, but users can turn it off in their settings menu under “send/receive read receipts.”

When DM recipients are the process of typing replies, three dots appear next to their profile pictures.

Desktop users will not see read receipts or typing indicators, although replies to DMs sent via desktop will generate read receipts. They will, however, have access to link previews, along with mobile users.

Readers: What are your thoughts on Twitter’s new DM features?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

Apple just dropped iOS 10 beta 7 for developers and public testers

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LinkedIn Revises Cookie Policy

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LinkedIn announced that it will track users’ interaction with its services for up to 30 days after users log out of their accounts, with the aim of generating usage analytics.

Vice president of legal, intellectual property, product and privacy Sara Harrington outlined the changes to LinkedIn’s cookie policy in a blog post, saying that the professional network uses cookies to “ensure that everyone who uses LinkedIn has the best possible experience,” and she wrote of the changes:

We want to make sure that you have complete awareness of how our policy works and offer additional ways to opt-out. Soon, if you are a LinkedIn member but log out of your account on a browser, LinkedIn may still continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which we may share in aggregate, de-identified form with our advertising customers.

You can opt-out of off-site and third-party-informed advertising by adjusting your settings. Please note that opting out will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; it will mean that the ads you see may not be matched to your interests. We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers.

If you are not a LinkedIn member, learn more about cookies and how to opt out. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including LinkedIn cookies. Check out the updated our cookie table within the policy to share the categories and descriptions of the cookies we use.

As always, we will continue to be transparent about any changes that we make to our policy. The privacy and security of our members is our number one priority and we are committed to keeping our services secure and safe.

Readers: What are your thoughts on the changes to LinkedIn’s cookie policy?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

Google Maps is gaining a Wifi-only mode

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“Let me see your phone”

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Twitter Eases Process of Embedding Timelines

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Twitter streamlined the process for publishers looking to generate and embed multiple timelines.

Senior product manager Mollie Vandor used a blog post to reveal three ways for publishers to generate an unlimited number of timelines: factory functions, Twitter’s new oEmbed application-programming interface and via publish.twitter.com.

Vandor also said publishers no longer need to create and save widgets to their accounts.

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She wrote:

Whether you want to programmatically generate thousands of timelines at once, or you’re just looking for the quickest way to add a single Twitter timeline to your site, we’ve got you covered. With factory functions, you can now easily generate timelines for any web application, whether you want one timeline or 1 million. You can also use our new oEmbed API to seamlessly integrate profile, list, like or collection timelines directly into your CMS (content-management system). Or you can go straight to publish.twitter.com to customize your own embedded timeline display and get the code you need to copy and paste into your site–no computer science degree required.

As part of these improvements, we’ve also removed the need to create and save widgets to your account. Of course, if you already have timeline widgets, you can always access them in your Twitter settings. But going forward, you won’t need to log in to create or configure embedded timelines, and you’ll never need another widget ID again. All you need is a public profile, list, like or collection URL to get started. Check out our documentation or go to publish.twitter.com for more information. And, as always, by embedding Twitter content in your website or app, you are agreeing to the Developer Agreement and Developer Policy.

Readers: Do you have experience with embedding Twitter timelines?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

Twitter Updates Android App With Material Design

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Twitter launched a redesigned application for Android users, which aligns with Google’s Material design. In the process, Twitter included three changes that it said will make its app easier to use.

First, the app now has a tab-based menu at the top of the screen, which allows users to quickly move between their home timelines, notifications, direct messages and more.

A revamped look and feel for our @Android app, now rolling out globally! See what’s new: https://t.co/MOaWKJgjqc pic.twitter.com/snL8pBLnDL

— Twitter (@twitter) June 7, 2016

Next, users have access to a navigation menu that slides out from the side of the screen, which allows them to access their profiles, highlights, lists, the connect tab and their settings.

Finally, the “new tweet” button has been turned into a floating button in the corner of the screen, so users can quickly send a new tweet whenever they’d like.

This updated Twitter experience is now rolling out to Android users around the world.

Readers: What do you think of these changes to Twitter’s Android app?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

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