Third-party Twitter apps are expected to be crippled due to a coming change in Twitter's API.Tapbots, an app developer, released a new version of its Tweetbot app for iOS devices due to a change in Twitter's API that will take effect on Thursday, according to 9to5Mac. APIs, or application programming interfaces, are software that allow two programs to talk with each other.The reported change means the Tweetbot app is expected to lose several useful features, including instant timeline streaming on Wi-Fi, and push notifications for likes, retweets, follows and quotes. The changes are also expected to affect its Apple Watch app. After the API changes take effect, timelines will refresh every one to two minutes and push notifications will experience a similar delay, according to 9to5Mac.Neither Tapbots nor Twitter immediately responded to a request for comment. The reported changes come after Twitter said in April that it would delay its plan to pull support for apps such as … [Read more...] about Looks like Tweetbot, Twitterrific and other Twitter apps are going to be crippled
Totally looks like app
This modern art-like image of cholesterol crystals in synovial (joint) fluid was provided by Flickr user euthman. There was some interesting breaking news last week about cholesterol. A promising study by the University of North Texas Health Science Center indicates that there's some potential for adding small interfering RNA to synthetic high-density lipoproteins (that's "good cholesterol" or HDL) in order to fight cancer tumors. And you thought the tech world had buzzwords! Basically, scientists have figured out how to shrink or kill ovarian cancer tumors in mice using a tag team created from a synthetic form of "good cholesterol" and siRNA (kind of like double-stranded DNA, but a special single-stranded sort). We're definitely going to be keeping an eye out for more information on this topic, although it'll probably be quite awhile before any evidence from yet-to-be-prepared human clinical trials is published. I think it's really cool that there's some super-hero, dynamic-duo, … [Read more...] about If cholesterol had a love child with DNA, it’d look like this
Despite having had a preview of some aspects of Workday 17, nothing could have prepared me for what I heard and saw on the analyst call when Workday announced the details of the latest release. As Stan Swete, CTO, orchestrated the call and demo, I started to get the sense the company has been taking lessons from the Stevenotes playbook. Here's how it happened. The call was divided into three sections. I always like presentations that run in threes as they have an appealing symmetry that works well in many situations. For example, I often ask people: 'Give me three reasons why....?' Gardeners talk about planting flowers and certain vegetables in groups of three and then there is that English food stand-by: meat and two veg. You get the idea. In this case, Workday talked mobile, financials and the new time tracking system. But as the demo proceeded, they added some clever nuance. This was particularly apparent during the mobile part of the presentation. They went from a … [Read more...] about Ten ways Workday looks like the Apple for enterprise
If Microsoft does end up reintroducing a Start Menu to a future release of Windows, as sources are hinting, does it necessarily mean that menu will be identical to what exists now? And if it's not, does that defeat the purpose? Windows SuperSite's Paul Thurrott blogged earlier this week that his sources had indicated Microsoft might be planning to make two key user-interface changes to a coming version of Windows. One of these is the ability to "float" Metro-Style/Windows Store apps on the desktop. The other was to bring back the Start Menu, alongside the recently re-introduced Start Button. I've seen a number of commentors wondering why Microsoft might reintroduce the Start Menu, since the Windows 8.x Start screen (the tiled interface) was designed to be a new representation of the Start Menu. The short answer is to help existing Windows users -- specifically, the more casual, non-power-user types -- figure out how to navigate Windows 8 without tears or fears. Windows 8, even with the … [Read more...] about What might a new Windows Start Menu look like?
Back in 1987, someone thought it'd be a good idea to make a movie based on a trendy bunch of odd characters, each of whom had a single defining characteristic. "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie" featured hideous creatures such as Valerie Vomit and Windy Winston, and it's been declared one of the worst movies ever made.I'm not suggesting "The Emoji Movie," scheduled to hit theaters worldwide in August, will beat out the GPK as the worst of the worst. I'm just pointing out a few noteworthy things culled from the teaser trailer released Tuesday, as well as from other sources. These are the things.Thing 1: The trailer is narrated by the "Meh" emoji, as in the emoji used to express a lack of interest or enthusiasm. "Meh," as in the word defined as "uninspiring, unexceptional." There's a hidden warning there, if we're smart enough to heed it.Thing 2: I love hilarious deadpan comic Steven Wright (who voices Meh) and have paid cash money to see him perform and own more than one of his albums. (He … [Read more...] about ‘The Emoji Movie’ looks like a big piece of… that one emoji