iOS Updates: Twitter 5.3, Foursquare 5.4.3
Do you social? Two of the most popular mobile social platforms are schlepping iOS updates packing significant new functionality. Twitter’s claiming their app offers much better search and performance, while Foursquare tweaks notifications.
• Foursquare 5.4.3 (free) — With this update, there’s improved check-in notification settings:
— Choose “ALWAYS” for close friends and family you always want to keep up with. You’ll get notifications for all their check-ins, no matter where they are in the world.
— Choose “NEARBY” for friends you’d like to hear about from time to time. We’ll only notify you when they’re close by.
— Choose “OFF” for those acquaintances you don’t really want updates from. And that bike messenger friend who checks in at every spot on his route.
• Twitter 5.3 (free)
— Discover delivers a single stream of Tweets, Trends, Activity and accounts to follow. Pull to refresh or keep scrolling to see more content
— Search now shows the most relevant mix of people, Tweets and photos
— It’s also easier to use search with one button at the top of the app
— You can see your five most recent searches and tap them to redo the search, or you can clear your recent search history
— Links instantly open web pages when you tap URLs in your stream
— Performance improvements make launch times faster, especially for older iOS devices
— Connect shows interactions like new followers, retweets and mentions by default. You can switch to “view mentions only” in settings
— Improved right-to-left language support for Arabic and Hebrew
— Bug fixes and other improvements
More iOS updates, apps:
— Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.3 12D65, iOS 6.1.1 Beta
— Mac Updates: OS X Server 2.2.1, evasi0n 1.0.0, Pandora 2.0.7
— Star Trek App: Get ‘Into Darkness’ Onto Your iPhone
— Whats New in iOS 6.1: Some Features, Lots of Security
— Length vs Girth? There’s an App for That