Twitter offers users more control over third-party apps permissions

By on May 18, 2011 at 10:52 PM.

Twitter offers users more control over third-party apps permissions

Twitter has been trying to tell third-party app developers who's the boss, first by removing support for some apps and now by giving more detailed information on how these apps would use your Twitter accounts. Today, Twitter announced an update to its permissions policy for such third-party apps. For instance, apps that have no business reading your Direct Messages won't be able to do so. On the other hand, those that need to access these messages will ask users once again for permission to access those messages starting from a month's time when the update comes into effect. More →
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Meet ‘The Nest’: Cross-platform, multi-app Twitter sync done right

By on May 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM.

Meet ‘The Nest’: Cross-platform, multi-app Twitter sync done right

When it comes to Twitter, we’re just as addicted as every other poor soul who got sucked in. We’re constantly connected on our phones and computers, always checking our timelines, and we crouch in a corner and cry every time the fail whale rears its ugly head. As addictive as the service is though, Twitter is often asleep at the wheel when it comes to features. Luckily, that’s where third-party developers come into play and when it comes to Twitter apps, there are now thousands of choices across every platform imaginable. Even once you’ve found your Twitter apps of choice, however, one of the most annoying things about being addicted to Twitter is constantly seeing the same tweets as you move back and forth between your phone, PC tablet and other devices. What’s more, when you make changes to your mobile client — say, adding a new list column — you have to make the same changes all over again in your other clients. But what if there was a better way? More →

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