Twitter for Android at last adds new reply composer, tweet sharing via direct message

Twitter pushed out updates earlier this month for its Android and iOS clients, but Android users didn’t receive the new reply composer that iOS users got. But on Wednesday, Twitter for Android was finally updated with the feature. According to the change log on the Play Store, Android users can now “join conversations with a new reply composer”. Thebuilt-in Tweet…

FA Cup semi-finals to be first to feature social networkers pitchside

Remember the hoo-hah about the Olympic ticket rules that suggested you wouldn’t be able to take pictures using your phone inside the stadiums? Well, it turned out to be nonsense in the end, but Budweiser, sponsor of the FA Cup, is ensuring that no such flannel surrounds this weekend’s semi-finals. When Wigan vs Millwall, and Manchester City vs Chelsea kick-off…

Vine for iPhone Twitter sign-in issues fixed, loses friends with Facebook

After its release yesterday, many users of Twitter’s new video capture and sharing iPhone application, Vine, found that it wouldn’t sign in to Twitter itself – as Pocket-lint found when we first checked out the app. An update has now arrived that fixes that particular issue. It also adds the ability to update your profile photo through the Camera Roll,…

Vine videos can now be embedded anywhere on the web

Twitter has updated Vine to allow users to embed videos anywhere on the web. This has been a highly requested feature among users, making for several workarounds since its launch in late-January.  In version 1.0.7 available now on the App Store, users can find the embed code for Vine videos through the “Share this post” button listed under the “…”…

Porn is so easy to find on Vine, will it be lifted from App Store?

Since Twitter’s video capture application Vine was released for iPhone last week, plenty of users have been looking for interesting ways to utilise its six-second clip taking. There are some clever short animations, skilled cutting sequences and more. Oh, and of course there’s porn. Lot’s of it. Naturally, put a camera in someone’s hand and the ability to spread the…

INQ Material serves up your daily news based on Twitter and Facebook ‘social DNA’

INQ is taking the fight to the likes of Flipboard and Pulse in launching a content aggregation app called Material. Looking to add differentiation, INQ is analysing your social network use to identify your interests and tailor your content accordingly – feeding off what INQ calls your “social DNA”. By Chris Hall

Twitter’s Instagram for video iPhone app, Vine, is here

UPDATE: Vine for iPhone is now available. You can get it from the App Store for free. It’s remarkably simple to use. However, we have had trouble signing into the app using our Twitter accounts (on an iPhone 5) and subsequently can’t post our efforts on Twitter itself. There is also a Facebook option, and that is throwing up a failure message…

Twitter for Windows Phone updated, brings proper live tile

Twitter for Windows Phone has been updated to bring it in line with the design language of all other Twitter apps. The UI on Windows Phone now closely matches that of iOS and Android, with a simple and easy to follow tab-based user interface. On the top of the app sit four icons which correspond to the relevant Twitter action: search,…

Inq SO.HO brings HTC Blink Feed-like features to all Androids

Inq has introduced its own launcher, known as SO.HO, which will bring Facebook and Twitter right to the home screen of your Android device. The name is a contraction of “social” and “homepage” which is exactly what this is, and brings a service similar to that of HTC’s new Blink Feed feature on the HTC One, although not as wide…