Tweetbot for iOS Has Launched, And So Far It’s A Hit

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Tapbots has unleashed its latest invention to the world today — Tweetbot. Aimed to be a smarter and better Twitter app than the official offering (which formerly was called Tweetie) for iOS, Tweetbot uses “smart gestures” while looking at your timeline, has background notifications, support for Instapaper and Boxcar, as well as many other features seen on the iTunes App Store listing, which is available at the ‘via’ link. It is available for $1.99 for a limited time, then will increase in price to $2.99.

In Tapbots’ FAQ, there is a question regarding a version of the app designed for the iPad, as currently Tweetbot is designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but not designed with the iPad in mind. It turns out Tapbots is “waiting” to see the future of 3rd-party Twitter apps, then will make a decision on designing an iPad port. Via: iTunes

HTC Surround Review: Oh, It’s Audible Enough

Oh hello, Windows Phone 7. This time, running on the HTC Surround, is a version of WP7 that should have not been — that is to say, pre-NoDo. While AT&T may be testing the copy/paste update with many performance increases, it’s not currently available for most customers or reviewers. Having already extensively reviewed Windows Phone 7, what remains for me to talk about here is simply the HTC Surround itself. Head on past the ‘more’ link for the full review.

The Future Of Windows Phone 7 Unveiled In Upcoming ‘Mango’ Update

While you may not have even received the first update for Windows Phone 7, which is suposed to prep your device for the copy/paste update (which in turn, many owners have not received yet, either), then you’ll be glad (or mad) to hear that Microsoft is preparing the next Windows Phone 7 update, dubbed Mango.

First and foremost is the addition of multitasking, push notifications from third-party apps, making the camera more accessible for developers, as well as the gyro sensor and compass. Audio and file transfers are also promised, fast app switching, background audio playback for HTML5 webpages, and a few more tweaks here and there. The new version of Windows Phone 7 will be available for developers to begin coding with in May. Skype, Amazon, Rovio Mobile’s Angry Birds, Skype, Spotify, Layar, Qantas and Kik messenger will also take advantage of the new version of Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ to debut their respective apps. PR after the cut.

RIM’s Mike Lazaridis Crashes And Burns In BBC Interview

Research In Motion’s CEO, Mike Lazaridis had an interview with the BBC recently, which contrary to his usual public personality (that is to say, cool and collected) turned into a quick walk out of the room. The question that ticked him off had to do with the saga between BlackBerry devices and the crisis in India, where the government seeks to have greater control of the tight security systems in each device. The question, which Lazaridis deemed “unfair” (seriously?) is at the ‘via’ link, at the very end of this sentence. Via: BBC

Windows 8 Milestone 1 Has Been Leaked To The Fury Of The Internet

Piracy. Counterfeit and leaked copies of Windows. On the internet. It’s a soup of all the wrong things in the code of an honest geek, but for the sake of a glimpse of Windows 8, many have looked past that and gone ahead to download it. It does not present all the features that may or may not be implemented into the final release of Windows 8, but it’s still Windows 8. I do not promote or perform acts of piracy, but to each his own.

Via: Reddit

Google Docs Now Has Pagination (Finally!) And “Native Printing” In Chrome

It’s a classic word processing feature that we all know of: pagination. That is to show what seems to be a visual representation of an actual page, therefore keeping your work more orderly. Second is native printing, which is exclusive to Google Chrome users (only for now, says Luiz Pereira, Software Engineer at Google) and allows the user to print what exactly appears on the screen and web browser, without exporting and converting to a PDF, then printing later on. More great improvements = a smarter web app.

Via: Google Docs Blog