Twitter Gets Fully Integrated into iOS 5

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Twitter users will love to hear that the social networking platform has become fully integrated into the new iOS 5 mobile operating system by Apple. Today, available for the first time you can read and share tweets using your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone seamlessly from within the OS. Unfortunately some users are having issues with iOS 5 upgrades which end up bricking their phone, but that may be a rare instance.

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Social media being used to rob your home

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You may enjoy posting your exact location at any given moment, sharing them with friends, family, and the cloud. What you are doing, where you live or where you work, among others, but one thing you should keep in mind is that this could be seen by everyone, including the people who may be plotting to rob your entire home.

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Android Faceniff App Makes it Easy to Hack Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts

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FaceNiff is an Android app that can be used to hijack sessions on public or private Wi-Fi networks without the need for a computer. It can hack Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon and Nasza-Klasa (a Polish social network), and more services are coming soon. Thankfully, the app only works on very certain handsets and requires jailbreaking, so it’s not going to fall into the hands of too many mischievous Android operators; at least, not yet.

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More Social Networking Capabilities Expected From iOS 5

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The latest news about Apple, which coincidentally has come directly from the Apple’s mouth — this is unusual since Apple typically doesn’t talk about unreleased products — will support Twitter Pictures, a new photo-sharing service Twitter is planning to launch. In other words, iOS users will be able to load photos on Twitter directly.

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The DIY Geiger Counter That Automatically Tweets Its Readings

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Radiation is poisoning is no laughing matter. Microsoft technical program manager Fabien Royer speaks from experience, seeing how he was in France during the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Now that we are looking at the Fukashima plant, Royer has taken matters into his own hands and build a Geiger counter.

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Twitter’s got worms

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If you’ve got a Twitter account you’ll want to be extra suspicious of any goo.gl links for the time being. A new worm has been found posting shortened url links through unsuspecting Tweeters’ accounts to bring traffic to a bogus antivirus website.

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Spot Connect lets Bluetooth phones communicate with satellites

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Satellite phones are usually pretty expensive, both to buy and to use. That’s to be expected, since you’re going to have a hard time getting cell phone service in the middle of the jungle. With Spot Connect, though, you can tweet and text on the (relatively) cheap.

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HootSuite to release Twitter client for BlackBerry devices, update for iOS4 too

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I’m still more inclined to use TweetDeck on my main computer for all of my Twitter needs, but a good number of my friends prefer the browser-based HootSuite. They also use it on their iPhones. Well, it seems that BlackBerry could be joining the owl-themed team too. In an update newsletter sent out this week, the HootSuite team revealed that they’re working on a Twitter client for the BlackBerry platform too. It’s not even in beta yet, but you can sign up for early access.

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Verizon announces Twitter photo sharing app

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Verizon Wireless announced this week a new service that will allow customers to share photos via Twitter. The software, dubbed TweetToGo created by TweetPhoto and Pelago, offers such features as Tweeting, replying, email link and direct messages. Picture features give users the ability to take, preview and send photos taken with their phones to TweetPhoto and swap them with friends.

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HootSuite Twitter app released for Google Android smartphones

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Twitter really has become the hottest thing since sliced bread and it shows. For just about every smartphone platform, you’ll find a wide range of Twitter clients that go above and beyond the mobile site. Owners of Android phones now have another option with the porting of HootSuite.

What started out as a web-based Twitter client to be used on your computer, HootSuite has since gone on to infiltrate the Apple iPhone and now Google Android as well. Feel free to communicate with your friends on the go, TwitPic’ing everything along the way.

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Mystery blank key discovered on Apple iPad keyboard dock

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Apple revealed the iPad keyboard dock to the public with a blank key. Overlooked by almost everyone, the mystery key was finally noticed by a member of the Mac Rumors forum, Macduke. The location of the key is in the middle above the number 6 key, traditionally where F6 would be. Macduke believes Apple may assign a function to the blank key before shipment; he also speculates that the function could be to launch a Mac-like dashboard with plenty of widgets, perhaps a “back to home” type of button? Ideal for using as central command screen for communication services like twitter, facebook and iBooks.

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