Twitter itself may not be a big fan of new Twitter clients, but that didn’t stop the developers at Tapbots to launch a new iPhone client tonight. It’s a good thing they weren’t dissuaded by Twitter’s anti-developer stance because Tapbots’ Tweetbot (iTunes link) is easily the best mobile Twitter client out there today. It’s even better than Twitter’s own iPhone app and more than worth the $1.99 Tapbots charges for it.
Here is a new feature on the site. Every day, we are going to feature three must-read stories. Some got a lot of attention, some flew under the radar. In general, we are going to aim for stories that are interesting and provide background information about current trends in the world of tech. Have ideas…
Google is the default search engine on virtually every browser – with one exception: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Now that Microsoft is rolling version 9 of Internet explorer out to most of its users, Google is actively courting these users with a large blue bar on its homepage: “Come here often? Make Google your homepage.” The possible answers: “Sure” and “No thanks.” If you decline, Google will then show IE9 users an add for Chrome.
After the release of the long-delayed Firefox 4, Mozilla announced that it would switch to a faster release schedule with multiple channels that was more like Google’s Chrome. As part of this effort, Mozilla today announced Aurora, a new early release channel for Firefox that is basically equivalent to Chrome’s dev channel. Aurora will see updates long before they arrive in the final versions of Firefox.
Cord cutting, that is cancelling your cable or satellite contract in favor of going Internet TV-only, isn’t as hard as it sounds. Chances are, unless you are a real TV addict, you can easily live without cable these days and switch over to an affordable set-top box from Roku or Boxee with a subscription to Hulu Plus and Netflix.