If you’re like most people who use social networking, odds are you would like to post to multiple sites and accounts at once. The process of copy and pasting your text and posting it on different sites can get monotonous very quickly. Polarbear Beta for Android is here to help with that problem.
This app is very simple. Connect your accounts, type out what you’d like to post, and select which social networks you’d like to post to. The complete list of supported services are: Twitter, Facebook profiles, Google+ profiles, LinkedIn profiles, Facebook pages, Tumblr, Blogger, and App.net. The best thing about it is the new UI update that was just released today, making the app is now more functional than ever before.
Other rival apps (specifically Buffer) are nice, but they don’t allow posting to Google+ profiles, which we would like to see eventually.
Not so fast! This app is special. Since the app is still in beta, there is no direct Play Store link. Here are the instructions on how to get it on your phone:
- Click here to become a tester through your Google+ profile +https://play.google.com/apps/testing/air.com.polarbearbeta.android
- Click the download link at the bottom to install the app from the Play Store
- Install it from Google Play
If you don’t want to take these steps, you could download the apk directly from the Google+ page. If you’d like more information on Polarbear, visit the Google+ page, here.
The post Share content on multiple social networks at once with Polarbear Beta [App of the Day] appeared first on AndroidGuys.
Talon for Twitter, one of our favorite Twitter apps, received a much needed updated today.
Not long ago, we wrote that Talon was taking a huge step in the right direction. From the theme customizations to the great use of Immersive Mode, Talon was a force to be reckoned with. It was. Soon after writing the piece, the bugs became too much to handle, causing us to switch Twitter apps.
All of the qualms we had with Talon are now solved in the update to version 2.0. Higher quality images, uploading pictures, and Talon Pull fixes, and new widgets, just to name a few.
Here’s a list of the featured changes in Google Play:
- Talon Pull overhaul
- Floating compose button
- Discover main drawer element
- Pictures, mentions, and favorites on profiles
- post from different accounts on compose window
- tons of widget options and a new bar widget
- View retweeters of a tweet
The list of new features and updates is way too long to post, so here’s the link to the full changelog.
The post Talon for Twitter updated to 2.0 with floating compose button, new widgets, and more! appeared first on AndroidGuys.
When it came to my Twitter needs, Falcon Pro was my dear friend. Ever since the developers launched it as just a simple widget, I instantly became attracted to it, simply because I am a widgethead. I would briefly look at some of the other Twitter clients out there, but none of them seem to catch my eye like the Falcon widget did. Once Falcon Pro came into our lives, I felt I was never going to need another Twitter client again. Boy was I wrong.
Ever since I updated my HTC One to Android 4.4 KitKat, I would have countless problems with Falcon Pro. Constant force closes, pictures not uploading, and my feed not refreshing, were just some of the problems I was having. I thought maybe is just the One, but once I got the Nexus 5, same problems occurred. I finally got fed up with all the annoying problems, and got suggestions for Talon from my Twitter followers. I thank you guys oh so very much.
Talon for Twitter is a super-sexy Twitter client, that runs smooth, runs super-quick, and has no problems on my phone. The navigation is smooth as silk, and has the Holo slide-out navigation that we all love dearly. You can theme Talon as well, and there are many themes to choose from in the Play Store already, and I am sure more are coming. I love the layers of info that show up while using the app, for instance, when it let’s you know how many tweets you are from the top. Little eye pleasing features like that can go a long way. Talon also takes up the full screen on my Nexus 5, which is another lovely added bonus to make me never want to use anything else twitter again.
So I highly recommend using Talon because I guarantee you that you will not use another client. It is $2.00 in the Play Store, but it is worth it. Check out my video run-through below to see it in action.
We’re live on the ground at South By Southwest (#SXSW for short), the annual event that brings together everyone and anyone who’s invested in the interactive arts. Those artists include the minds behind emerging startups (like Twitter was here in 2007), as well as established innovators like Mark Cuban and even Grumpy Cat.
We’re already off to a great start: we’ve seen a man get stunned by the Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone and had a chance to punch virtual sharks with the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion. But, there’s more to come over the next few days, including riding MarioKart in real life, separate virtual conversations with Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, Shaq and much more.
Here’s how to keep up with us at SXSW, after the break.
You’ll find our familiar collection of posts coming out of the events we cover right here.
You can follow us and our team on the ground at these handles below:
Follow Engadget @engadget
Follow Zach Honig – Deputy Managing Editor @ZachHonig
Follow Terrence O’Brien – Deputy Managing Editor @terrenceobrien
Follow Joseph Volpe – Senior Editor @jrvolpe
Follow Sarah Silbert – Senior Editor @sarahsilbert
Follow John Colucci – Social Media Manager @johncolucci
More Social Media
[Thanks, SXSW for the headline picture, with this author and his selfie with now Senator Cory Booker.]
Consider it an unspoken, but universally true rule: if it can be used for porn, it will be. Texting, Snapchat, Skype and video streaming technology have all fallen to mankind’s more base desires, and now, Vine has too. According to a post on the Vine blog, the company has determined that a small percentage of its users are posting videos that “are not a good fit” for its community. In response, Twitter has changed its terms of service to ban sexually explicit Vines, specifically prohibiting videos of sexually provocative nudity, obviously aroused genitalia, sexually graphic art or animation and clips of sex toys being used erm.. as intended.
That said, the company doesn’t want you to think it prudish — nudity in natural, artistic or documentary context (such as unclothed models in an art class or nude protesters) are A-OK, as are the swaying hips of any fully clothed erotic dancer. “We don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the internet,” the company wrote. “We just prefer not to be the source of it.” Fair enough, but if we were to guess, we’d say the move has more to do with upsetting App Store policies than maintaining a squeaky clean community.
Filed under: Cellphones
Source: Vine Blog
If you tend to visit more unconventional sources for your pornographic needs, you might want to sit down for this. Vine has just announced that they are officially banning sexually explicit posts.
They have previously taken action in making sexual content more difficult to find, but the company is finally calling it quits on pornographic posts.
For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything. For the rest: we don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet –– we just prefer not to be the source of it.
They are, however, allowing posts that pertain to ”primarily documentary, educational or artistic in nature”.
If you have any questions regarding what you can and cannot post, here are the new Terms of Service. It explains everything you need to know about content blocking and what exactly they allow on their social network.
Also, as you may remember, Twitter owns Vine. Twitter created Vine. Will Twitter be the next social network to dump pornography? Who knows.
Via: The Verge
Don’t freak out, your Twitter account wasn’t hacked. Well, probably. Many users were summarily locked out of their Twitter account on Monday evening, and were then sent an email requesting that they reset their password. However, it wasn’t nefarious hackers or bots, but a system error. Twitter has released a statement, saying that it had “unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error.” According to Recode, the error affected less than one percent of Twitter users. If you’re an unlucky one-percenter, you should be able to reclaim access after you’ve updated your password.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]
Oh boy, I got the forced password reset for Twitter too. Even though I use a unique password for Twitter. pic.twitter.com/Id8Hq4WTsc
- Steve Streza (@SteveStreza) March 4, 2014
We’ve already told you how to get Flappy Bird on your Android device now that it’s gone, but why not just create your own “flappy” game?
Today Code.org, a non-profit organization that aims to get more students interested in computer science, crossed two milestones, celebrating its one-year anniversary and recently hitting one billion lines of code written by students on the site. In celebration, it built a drag-and-drop tutorial to help people of all ages do just that, create a custom Flappy Birds game.
Code.org also believes that anyone can learn to code and held the “Hour of Code,” a campaign to introduce 10 million students to one hour of Computer Science, in December during Computer Science Education Week.
If you head over to the site, you will find the tutorial that uses the basics of computer science to allow you to create your own version of the simple Flappy Bird game, whether you want to make a Flappy Spaceship or Flappy Santa, or create your own rules, such as speeding it up, slowing it down or reversing scoring. The tutorial runs in your browser and can run on either a computer, smartphone or tablet.
As someone who went to college for journalism, worked as a journalist for nearly four years, is now going back to school to become a programmer, I definitely recommend checking this out, as it may inspire you to want to learn to code.
It’s interesting to note that the tutorial was created thanks to engineers from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter. It also appears that Rovio and EA had a hand in it too.
The post Create your own Flappy Bird-style game with Code.org appeared first on AndroidGuys.
Silence is golden, reads your local theater’s pre-film PSA: please turn off your mobile device. It’s a courtesy to other moviegoers, of course, but a deal between Twitter and theater advertising firm National CineMedia could tweak this gold standard. According to Variety, the pair are working on a one-minute weekly pre-roll show that culls movie-focused content from Twitter and Vine, featuring a stream of hashtagged tweets from viewers. The initiative is set to launch this summer, giving viewers what NCM reps are calling “an original look inside the world of movies.” It’s no marquee billing, but if you’re dying to put yourself up on the silver screen, you’ll soon have an official, easy route. Seriously though, turn your phone off. The movie’s starting.