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Twitter now supports your slo-mo iPhone videos

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Meet the world’s most deadly tongue. Photo: BBC

Shooting ultra slo-mo videos are one of my favorite things about the iPhone 6 Plus, and thanks to Twitter, it’s now far easier to share them via social media.

That’s because the micro-blogging network now supports the posting and embedding of slow-motion iPhone clips; opening up whole new possibilities when it comes to making sure that video of your office work party, your pet running across a field, or your kid practicing skateboard stunts looks as dramatic as possible.

Slow-motion enthusiasts like director John Woo are going to have a field day…

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Twitter injects autoplaying video ads into iOS app

Twitter is testing auto-playing video. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter is testing auto-playing video. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter is looking to take a swipe at YouTube’s viral video crown by adding a new feature that will automatically play videos in your timeline.

Starting today, some Twitter users in the U.S. on iPhone and iPad may see videos that start playing, whether you want them to or not. This goes for videos ads and users uploaded videos alike, as the company tests whether people are more likely to sit through a video if the action’s already started.

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Apple Watch unleashes tweetstorm of Twinkies and beer

Photo: Twinkies

Every Brand wants to be Apple Watch. Photo: Hostess

Nerds and regular folks across the globe paused yesterday while Tim Cook unveiled Apple’s newest products. While everyone else was busying talking about the Apple Watch and new MacBook, your favorite brands were trying to get in on the buzz with a tweetstorm of puns and jokes.

Makers of everything from Twinkies to Miller Lite were ready to go viral with their witty tweets. Most fell flat, but there were a couple clever ones mixed in with the noise.

Here are the hottest Apple Watch-related tweets from social media marketers looking to cash in on Apple’s cachet:

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We won’t give Apple Watch the time of day, says Twittersphere

Twitter wasted no time in reacting to the new Apple Watch with many critical of the luxury model. Photo: Twitter

Twitter wasted no time reacting to the new Apple Watch, with many critical of the luxury model. Photo: Twitter

Actress Anna Kendrick can probably afford a $10,000 gold watch, but that didn’t stop her from taking a bite out of Apple after it flexed its wrist-computing power Monday.

Known for her brutal Twitter truths, Kendrick offered a sour evaluation of the high-end Apple Watch, which is made of 18-karat gold and comes with a matching luxury price tag.

“We should be thanking Apple for launching the $10,000 ‘apple watch’ as the new gold standard in douchebag detection,” wrote Kendrick.

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Twitter blames loss of 4 million users on iOS 8

Twitter says iOS 8 killed its growth. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter says iOS 8 killed its growth. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter announced its fourth quarter earnings today, and while the social network beat its revenue estimates, it failed to meet Wall Street’s expectations for monthly active users.

The company only added an extra 4 million users in the quarter, bringing the total number of monthly active users to only 288 million. That figure was much lower than analysts’ predictions of 292 million, but according to CEO Dick Costello, Twitter’s slower-than-expected growth was mostly because of a bug in iOS 8.

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Twitter’s iPhone app introduces ‘While you were away’ recaps


Twitter is introducing a new way of catching you up on tweets you might have missed. A new “While you were away” recap will occasionally be shown at the top of the timeline in the official iOS app.

Twitter says included tweets will be “determined by engagement and other factors,” but hasn’t gone into specifics. The recap will appear more often for those who only check in on their timeline sporadically. If you check Twitter incessantly throughout the day, you probably won’t see the feature that often.

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BlackBerry gets caught tweeting from an iPhone


Even Blackberry prefers iPhone. Photo: The Verge

BlackBerry isn’t quite dead yet, but don’t tell that to the person running their Twitter account.

The classic BlackBerry keyboard is great for pounding out 140-character tweets, yet whoever is tweeting from @BlackBerry was spotted using an iPhone to implore the brand’s few faithful remaining fans to keep up with the BlackBerry conversation on Twitter.

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Tim Cook tweets a picture of himself building an iPhone 6 at Foxconn

Photo: Apple

Photo: Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped by an iPhone factory in Zhengzhou yesterday during a trip in China, and not only did he spend a few minutes having a laugh with an assembly line worker, he even tweeted a picture about it.

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Twitter for Mac finally gets better at sharing photos

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Today Twitter updated its painfully neglected Mac app with more features for sharing photos. The app’s first update in months brings the ability to share photos over DM and add/view up to four photos in a single tweet. Bug and performance fixes have also been included.

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Tweetbot goes big for iPhone 6, adds interactive iOS 8 notifications

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iOS 8 means you can fav a tweet from Tweetbot on your lockscreen. Screenshots: MacStories

Tweetbot, one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients out there, has been updated with full support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Today’s version 3.5 update also includes iOS 8-specific features like interactive notifications. Share Sheet integration now means you can send links to the app from anywhere in iOS 8.

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