Twitter and LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 Updated
BlackBerry today said that the Twitter and LinkedIn apps for its BlackBerry 10 platform have both been updated with new features. Twitter for BB10 now offers more up-to-date content in the Universal Search bar, and fits more content onto each screen. The app also supports automatic caching, so content is available faster when users first start up the app. LinkedIn sees a much more significant update compared to Twitter. With the new version of LinkedIn, BlackBerry 10 users will be able to import their local BlackBerry contacts into the LinkedIn app. The app has been given a visual overhaul, making it easier to refresh content with pull-down gestures, and receive tactile feedback via haptics. LinkedIn for BlackBerries makes it easier to search for companies and lets users see how they may be connected to those companies. Last, the inbox gains several new abilities, such as archiving and deleting messages, and improved inbox search. Twitter and LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 are both free to download from BlackBerry World.
Google Brings In-App Search to Android Phones
Google this week announced a new tool for searching the content on devices. The search mode, called In Apps, allows people to find content that's buried inside apps installed on the phone.
Twitter Debuts 'Explore' Tab In Mobile Apps
Twitter today took a step toward simplifying the process of browsing through and searching for content in its Android and iOS mobile apps. Moving forward, Twitter is combining the Trends, Moments, and Search functions into a single tab called Explore.
BlackBerry Delivers Significant Update to Priv and DTEK50
BlackBerry today began rolling out a series of software updates to its Android-based handsets, the Priv and DTEK50. The upgraded software adds new features and improves functionality across various apps.
Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion
Microsoft today said it has agreed to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. LinkedIn is well known as a professional networking and employment resource for companies and job seekers alike.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.