After joining Twitter in 2008, techAU has just passed a major milestone, 10,000 followers. I want to take some time to thank each and every one of you that have found value in the content we publish, followed, retweeted and favourited. Thankyou most to those who’ve helped spread the message that...
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    Great news for Windows Phone users this morning, Twitter has updated their app on Windows Phone to version 3.0. One of the biggest changes in this release is the ability to set Twitter as your lockscreen agent. This means if you have peek enabled, you can simply wave your...
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    From what started on Twitter, the hashtag has grown to just about every social network – from Tumblr to Instagram or from Pinterest to Google Plus. Facebook today is jumping on the #bandwagon and is officially adding support for the hashtag. Facebook users will be able to search for...
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    After mountains of rumours, Twitter has finally officially released Twitter #music. “We’re releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter” Twitter said. The iOS and web app (sadly no native Android or Windows Phone) uses Twitter activity to detect and...
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    Twitter today confirmed that it has acquired the Aussie startup, We Are Hunted, a music discovery service – further backing up rumours that Twitter is working on its own music app. This also means that We Are Hunted is being shut down, Founder Stephen Phillips wrote that “While we are...
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    The Twitter app on Windows Phone has remained largely unchanged since launch. This morning a new updated version of Twitter has been released and is a very welcome change. The first thing you’ll want to do is set the font size to small, even on the medium you’ll only...
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    Today Twitter went on a verification spree with dozens of top journalists across Australia receiving the big tick. A verified account allows other users know that an account is an official one, not a clone. The number of verified accounts on twitter now number more than 45,000, still a...
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    The Next Web are reporting that Twitter is currently testing a new feature with a ‘very small percentage’ of users. That new feature is the ability to download every single tweet you’ve posted, ever. Personally that’s more than 35,000 tweets since joining many years ago. If you’re lucky enough...
  • Twitter working on Pinterest style layout

    This morning Twitter’s design account posted this photo. Reportedly from a design thinking session, the proposed layout brings a visually interesting display of what is typically heavily text-based service. By interrogating twitter links to extract images, combined with embedded media, this layout would be reasonable simple to pull off....
  • Alan Jones sponsors have their Facebook Pages flooded with complaints

    The Facebook pages of 2GB sponsors have been flooded with calls for them to drop advertising on the radio network. Many customers posting that they feel so strongly that they won’t buy from that brand until they drop sponsorship from Alan Jones’ show. Change.org have been running a petition...
  • MetroTwit hits the Windows 8 Store.

    Popular Windows-only Twitter client MetroTwit has just made its metro way into the Windows 8 Store. Those running the Release Preview can grab it now to move from a Metro-style app, to a real life, grown up Metro app. The app supports the familiar multiple columns layout that we’re...
  • Twitter hits 100 Million active users

    Congratulations is in order. Twitter has reached another major milestone. Announced on the official Twitter Blog, they have now reached an amazing 100 million active twitter users. Twitter says their users now range from global leaders, athletes, humanitarians, entertainers to reporters. It’s clear Australian’s have embraced twitter in a...
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    Celebrating their 5th year in business, Kogan have released a video to let customers know that they are listening. Your Facebook post and Tweets are being heard and are even displayed throughout the video. Around the 28 second mark, you can see one from @techAU. Probably one of the...
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    Along with Twitter’s recent update to their signup page and mobile site, now comes yet another redesign. The Sign out page now promotes Twitter’s mobile applications. Device support ranges from the iPhone and iPad, to Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7. Not too sure how much traffic this page...

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