Twitter’s API changes went live today, disabling key features for third-party apps like Tweetbot and Twitterific.
The new API removes timeline streaming, preventing third-party apps from refreshing timelines automatically, and it limits push notifications and other features. Twitter is also charging exorbitant fees for access to its new activity APIs, with access starting at $2,899 per month for up to 250 accounts.
All third-party Twitter apps are affected by these changes. Tapbots yesterday updated the Tweetbot for iOS app to cripple multiple features popular with Tweetbot users. Timeline streaming over Wi-Fi is no longer available, for example, which [...]
In iOS 12, Apple’s digital health push includes a couple of special new features for iPhone and iPad users who want to cut down on their app usage: App Limits and Downtime. In this article, we’ll show you how to use them.
App Limits allows you to set specific time limits on a particular app category (games, for example). When you’ve spent the designated time using the app category, iOS sends you an alert notifying you of the fact. Of course, you’re free to ignore these alerts, but the idea behind them is that they’ll help you manage your time better.
The second feature, Downtime, enables you to set a daily schedule for when [...]
WhatsApp says it is limiting the ability to forward messages to multiple chats at once in an attempt to reduce the spread of spam and misinformation.
The news follows WhatsApp’s recent decision to add labels that indicate to users that a message has been forwarded.
The change was announced by the company in a blog post that specifically mentions India, where the spreading of fake messages over the chat platform has reportedly incited lynchings.
Today, we’re launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using WhatsApp. In India – where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world [...]
The iOS 12 update introduces a comprehensive set of built-in features designed to help you focus, limit distraction, monitor your iOS device usage, and get a better understanding on how you’re using your time throughout the day.
These new features are housed in the Screen Time section of the Settings app, which we decided to take a closer look at to give MacRumors readers eagerly awaiting the iOS 12 update an idea of what to expect from Apple’s new monitoring features.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple designed Screen Time to be incredibly detailed, and it provides a surprising amount of information on how and when [...]