AWT News Update: September 20, 2016

AWT News Update: September 20, 2016

It's macOS Sierra day, so Apple's laptops and desktops are in the spotlight for once. Doing a bunch of upgrade work on a few Macs tied up a lot of Steve's day, but he managed to get some Sierra news for you:

  • Top features of macOS Sierra
  • Use Twitter? Get the newly-updated Tweetbot app for Mac
  • Hints on how to use Sierra's Picture-in-Picture video capability on one site that doesn't support the new feature -- YouTube!
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AWT News Update: November 18, 2015

AWT News Update: November 18, 2015

There's all sorts of fun Apple-related news for you today. Let's take a look:

  • Sprint rolls out LTE Plus to 77 markets, could make those iPhone 6s/6s Plus phones ultra-speedy
  • Microsoft's Bing for iPhone has also received a speed boost, often answering questions before you're done asking them
  • Apple seems to be banning non-HomeKit home automation products from the real and online Apple Stores
  • Tweetbot for Mac just got all sorts of El Capitan love
  • Goldman Sachs thinks Apple's services revenues will skyrocket
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Tweetbot 4.0.1 update adds 3D Touch

Tweetbot 4.0.1 update adds 3D Touch

It just took a couple of weeks, but Tapbots has added support for 3D Touch to the Tweetbot 4 app (currently US$4.99).

There's full peek and pop support in the timeline. "Touching" a tweet brings it forward for quick viewing of details like the number of favorites and retweets, while the same action on a Twitter avatar brings up details about the account:

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Tweetbot 4 for iPad and iPhone arrives, bringing much iOS 9 joy

All is right with the world. It's October, the fourth quarter of the year has arrived, Halloween is on the way, the US football season is going strong, and soon the Major League Baseball's postseason will kick into gear. And even better, Tapbots has updated its Twitter client and it's amazing. Tweetbot 4 for iPad and iPhone (US$4.99 introductory price) brings a number of features that you're not going to find anywhere else.

There's bound to be some whining and complaining, because Tweetbot 4 is a new purchase for everyone, even those of you who have used Tweetbot for years. To me, spending $5 (or even the eventual price of $10) to get a huge update an app that I use many times daily is a bargain. Tweetbot 3 buyers will be able to get the updated app for $4.99 after the launch thanks to a special bundle.

Tweetbot 4 timeline and activity in landscape mode on an iPhone 6s Plus

Tweetbot 4 timeline and activity in landscape mode on an iPhone 6s Plus

So what's been added? How about:

  • Split View on newer iPads for multitasking (like browsing and blogging!)
  • Landscape View on iPad and iPhone, with two windows side by side on iPad or iPhone 6/6s Plus
  • Statistics and Activity views, which tell me I need to tweet more 
  • Quick reply from notifications
  • A night theme and a redesigned UI

and much more. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to install Tweetbot 4 on my iPad Air 2.