CtrlTwit is a new Web service designed to help Twitter power users make the most out of the social network. The app can link your Twitter account to various other services so you can do things like adding a link to Pocket, checking Dropbox space, or subscribe to a YouTube channel.
You don’t have to sign up to the service to have Twitter perform any of the commands. An example given by Lifehacker includes adding a link to Pocket. What you just need to do is reply to the tweet with an interesting link with the command “@pocket save #ctrltwit” and you will initially be asked by Pocket to sign in. The app also currently supports Instagram, Foursquare, and Meetup.
RSS service Feedly has finally ported the speed reading feature from the Android app to iOS app. Users can get through content quicker by just tapping the edge of the screen to go through new items or through the card-based design the app has adopted.
Feedly has also introduced a night mode for those who like reading at night and don’t want to have the glaring white background. The iPad version of the also has a new look.
Source: The Next Web
Google aims to cut your data usage by half when you browse on your mobile devices. The tech company is introducing a data compression feature for both iOS and Android devices in order to help reduce costs for the increasing number of mobile users who browse on their smartphones and tablets. The feature can be activated from the Settings section. Select Bandwidth management and then Reduce data usage. Users can even track the amount of bandwidth saved per month.
“When enabled, Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by up to 50 percent while browsing the web on Chrome for Android and iOS. This feature also enables Chrome’s Safe Browsing technology which helps protect you from malicious webpages,” said Google software engineer Matt Welsh in a blog post.
Despite their current ups and downs in the market, BlackBerry has remained committed to rolling full steam ahead with updates to their BlackBerry OS. Version 10.2.1, which was just released to developers as a Gold SDK, has just had another small feature added to it: a "Floating Action Bar”. Which is essentially sees BlackBerry adding a back button, attachment, send and other icons above the virtual keyboard on some of its screens.
Michael Clewley, Director of Handheld Software Product Management at BlackBerry, said “Users are still accustomed to the gestures based on the user interface and the fact that the BB10 using this strongly we wanted to eliminate confusion on specific screens. With 10.2.1, we added the action bar floating above the keyboard to better show the actions, but also the back button on your doorstep.”
Cool forward-thinking idea from BlackBerry! I look forward to trying it out.
Microsoft has just re-released the Surface Pro 2 tablet firmware update after users complained about installation issues of said update. Ubergizmo reports that initial installation attempts have seen those problems addressed. The firmware upgrade is being rolled out in phases so wait for the update notification to show up on your device.