Twitter has sent an e-mail to the respective app user that the apps are suspended due to not abiding the Twitter terms and conditions and they are violating the rules .
Twitter acknowledges that Twidroyd is a widely used app as they later say “We are taking the unusual step of sending out this letter because today’s suspension may affect a larger number of users.”
Suspension of apps is not unusual, everyday 100s of apps are shut-down but the suspension of widely used apps like these is unusual.
Matt Graves, a company spokesman for Twitter has replied to an email by pcmag, in an effort to acquire a more detailed explanation. “Today we suspended several applications, including UberTwitter, Twidroyd and UberCurrent, which have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways. These violations include, but aren’t limited to, a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money.”
It’s official: The first Honeycomb tablet is only a few days away from release. Best Buy has put up a pre-order page for the Motorola Xoom with prices, accessories and a launch date and, unlike last time, this one doesn’t look like a mistake. On Thursday, you’ll be able to walk into your local Best Buy and walk out with the dual-core, ten inch tablet for $800. If you’re planning to use the 3G-enabled version of the device over wi-fi, be prepared to pay up for some Verizon data; the 802.11n wi-fi is locked without a minimum purchase of at least one month of cell data.
The pre-order page also lists four accessories for the slate: A case, a keyboard and two docks (one with built-in speakers and one without). No word on the wi-fi-only version, which was officially announced by Motorola last week and will cost $600, $200 less than the 3G version.
Today, Google announced an update to its Google Docs to support 12 new file formats.The 12 new file types are:
• Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
• Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
• Apple Pages (.PAGES)
• Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
• Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
• Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
• Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
• PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
• TrueType (.TTF)
• XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
With this update, the majority of file types will be viewable simply using Google Docs Viewer without the hassle of opening another software application. In Gmail, attachments with these files will now have an additional “View” link as opposed to just “Download.”
Yippie! Nokia has announced that it will launch its own Windows Phone 7 devices soon at low prices. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that “we have become convinced that we can do that very quickly”. So now we can expect some cheap WP7 devices soon.
Mobile World Congress 2011 this past week proved something of a flop for Windows Phone, with new Android devices dominating the line-ups of most manufacturers. Nokia itself has said that its first smartphones running the platform aren’t expected until later in the year. One of the current issues is pricing, with Microsoft’s stringent minimum specifications and inflexibility on modifications leading to an expensive range of functionally very similar handsets. Broader support for chipsets other than Qualcomm’s will be one important step in that process; earlier this week, ST-Ericsson confirmed it was focusing strongly on the Windows Phone platform.
Rovio, the company behind the popular Angry Birds game, has just confirmed that it is working on a Windows Phone 7 version. On top of that, they confirm plans to develop a 3D version for the slew of 3D devices on the way.
This announcement is interesting because just last fall, Rovio and Microsoft had a slight kerfuffle due to Microsoft’s unlawful use of an Angry Birds icon in WP7 advertising. The situation elicited a tweet from Rovio saying : “We have NOT committed to doing a Windows Phone 7 version. Microsoft put Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission.”
Now it appears that everything is patched up and Rovio head, Peter Vesterbecka confirms that the WP7 version of Angry Birds is in the works. He also confirms that they are working on a 3D version of the game but has not given a specific timeline for either version.
According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the next Android iteration will be a combination of Honeycomb (for tablets) and Gingerbread (for phones). Whether it will be compatible with both types of devices, or only bring the tablet features to the smartphones, we really don’t know.
Schmidt did, however, say that the second version will begin with the letter “i” and that it will be named after a dessert (but we all knew that, didn’t we). No surprise there, but still a confirmation from the CEO is much appreciated.
Now Ice Cream Sandwiches, Ice Creak Cakes or Ice Cream Sherbet aside we’re hopping for it to be released soon and to have that dual-core support built right in.
The Droid X has been one of the most popular Android phones since its introduction last summer. As such, it is no surprise that Motorola and Verizon have been cooking up a successor to the handset. Now The Mobi Zone has leaks both images of the device and updated specs. As it turns out, this may not be the top-tier phone of the next generation, but it will certainly be capable.
We had originally heard that the Droid X2 would be rocking a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core SoC, and 1GB RAM. This would have exactly matched the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic. It wouldn’t make sense to have two phones so similarly specced. The specs as leaked by Mobi Zone have the X2 with the same 4.3-inch WVGA screen, a 1.2GHz single CPU, and 768MB of RAM. This makes a lot more sense in the context of the rest of Verizon’s offerings.
Launch is currently planned for Q2 on Verizon, but it will be 3G only. Since there is no LTE on-board this baby, it is clear that the Droid Bionic will be the anointed top of the line phone. Still, the Droid X2 will fit better in the Verizon line up and will probably still be a viable choice for many users.