Even billionaires don’t like buying extra Apple cables

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The object of his ire, the iPad Pro's USB-C port.
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Billionaires are just like the rest of us: they put their pants on one leg at a time and rage when Apple changes charging ports on its devices.

Anand Mahindra, CEO of Mahindra Group, aired his beef on Twitter with having to carry different chargers for his iPhone and new iPad Pro.

Huawei punishes employees over iPhone tweet

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Huawei hopes to put a stop to marketing mishaps.
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Huawei has demoted two employees over a Twitter update sent from an iPhone.

The New Year message, which has since been deleted, was mocked for being published “via Twitter for iPhone.” But Huawei isn’t the only smartphone maker that’s been caught using a rival’s devices.

Twitter brings back the chronological timeline on iOS

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You can now view your Twitter timeline in reverse chronological order on iOS.

Twitter has been testing the feature, which lets you see the newest tweets first, for the past couple of months. Now it is being rolled out to all — starting with those on iOS.

Samsung slips up with another tweet from iPhone

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Oops! They did it again!
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Samsung has been caught tweeting from an iPhone … again.

The South Korean company used an Apple device to publish a message promoting the Galaxy Note 9’s edge-to-edge display. The monumental gaffe led to the temporary but complete deactivation of the Samsung Mobile Nigeria account.

How to stop yourself wasting time on Twitter and Facebook

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This little birds is an easy metaphor for wasting time on Twitter.
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Today’s tip uses iOS 12’s Screen Time feature to stop yourself from wasting your life on Twitter and/or Facebook (or any other app or website). Maybe you obsess over a golfing forum, or you have a Fortnite habit you just can’t shake.

If so, Screen Time can protect you from yourself. Let’s see how.

Tim Cook showcases new apps and iPhone film during EU trip

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French filmmaker Claude Lelouch and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking a trip through Europe before the company’s big iPad event in New York next week.

During his pitstop in Germany and France, Cook was busy checking out some new iPhone projects and apps that could be total game changers as well as film from one of the most legendary directors in France who’s ditching his big rigs to shoot on iPhone onle.

Pro Tip: How to activate Tweetbot 5’s hidden themes

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Tweetbot 5 themes: Gotta activate 'em all.
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Pro Tip Cult of Mac bug Tweetbot 5 for iOS adds some nice modern features, including a dark theme that looks great on OLED screens. There’s also an awful, creepy new icon.

But that’s not why we’re here today. The iPhone’s best Twitter app also packs a whole bunch of secret, hidden themes for you to choose from. Here’s how to activate them.