Twitter has rolled out a big update to live-streaming platform Periscope that finally allows you to mute users to avoid notifications for all of the accounts you follow. The update also allows you to send Periscope streams to your Mac using Handoff in OS X Yosemite.
Automatic gearboxes, automatic lights, automatic fish feeders are good and convenient things. An autoplaying video on the web and on Twitter can be quite a nuisance. Twitter recently announced a more seamless way for videos, Vines, and GIFs to play while using the site or mobile app. If you think that autoplaying videos are distracting or worried it would consume your mobile data, Twitter also introduced a way to disable this new “feature”.
Twitter is busy. While hot on the heels of new information regarding Twitter’s focus on curated content with Project Lightning coming to light, the company is now testing two new ways to discover more about products and places.
Apple News was unveiled during the keynote at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and it’s one of the new tentpole features baked into the incoming iOS 9, which is set to arrive later this year.
Barack Obama was given his own Twitter account on Monday, six years after becoming President, and he promptly published his first tweet. The greeting was sent from an iPhone, but according to the White House, it wasn’t Obama’s own device.