With the same bright colors, flat planes, and animated icons, Tweetbot 3 looks and feels very different from its earlier versions. Tapbots, the company behind the app, said it redesigned Tweetbot "from the ground up" for Apple's newest operating system.
"Tweetbot has slimmed down to look and feel more like iOS 7 and has also gained a lot of charm and speed in the process," Tapbots wrote in the app … Read more
Come Tuesday, people should begin to see colorful newly redesigned $100 bills in circulation. This is good news for shops and businesses that need to verify the money and bad news for counterfeiters.
The Federal Reserve Board, which hasn't been shuttered in the government shutdown, announced that the new Benjamin Franklins will make their debut chockfull of security features -- most notably a blue 3D security ribbon and a color-changing image of the Liberty Bell.
The security ribbon is said to be easy for people to verify but difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. It's a blue ribbon woven … Read more
Microsoft overhauled its Bing News search page on Thursday to highlight more trending stories -- both from around the Web and on social media.
"Today's news is propelled by 'likes' and 'tweets' and headlines rise and fall in less time than it takes to eat lunch," Bing wrote in a blog post. "That's why we've refreshed Bing News to make it easier for you to stay on top of the stuff you care about."
Those tweets and Facebook posts that get retweeted and liked gazillions of times will now make it to Bing … Read more
For those extra-organized people, Google has updated its Calendar app for Android to add color labels and a new date and time tool.
The color labels palette lets users customize events or calendar listings with a choice of 24 colors. Certain important dates can be highlighted in different colors to especially catch users' attention.
As far as putting in certain events, the redesigned date and time tool lets users customize time zones and schedule events to be repeated on certain days, weeks, or months.
In other Google news, the tech giant also announced on Wednesday that it's revamping … Read more
After unveiling an extensive revamp for the Google+ news stream on desktop, Google is now updating what users see when accessing the social network with their cell phones.
The Web giant announced Tuesday that it's working on "improving the look and feel of Google+ on the mobile Web."
The redesign includes making posts now appear as "cards" in the stream, which is supposed to make them easier to read and share. The social network also changed the way Profiles and Pages look to include cover photos and larger tap targets.
This mobile Web redesign mimics … Read more
Word has it that Google Maps may be doing a substantial revamp to its interface. According to Google Operating System, a site that gives unofficial news and tips about Google, the Web giant is said to be rolling out an update that takes away sidebars and navigational buttons and concentrates more on one big interactive map.
The unofficial news site posted a pair of maps on Tuesday that it says show what the overhaul will look like. Apparently, what is now displayed in the Google Maps sidebar will be shown on the top of a full-screen map and there will … Read more
E-commerce site eBay looks to be moving into high gear.
CEO John Donahoe announced today that by 2015, he expects the company to be handling $300 billion in transactions per year, according to The Wall Street Journal, nearly twice what it did in 2012. That means, for 2015, between $21.5 billion and $23.5 billion in revenue from both eBay and its payments processing unit PayPal. In 2012, the company earned $14 billion in revenue.
According to the Journal, the company also plans to double the number of active users on its site over the next two years -- … Read more