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App.net is a growing social network that promises to be the home for users who want control over their data. Its format is very similar to Twitter, but it is more open and friendlier for developers. To help you get started using App.net, here is a list of five iOS clients and a few desktop ap...

April 19th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If you use App.net and Apple's Messages on OS X, you're going to want to take a look at Project Amy. The project is the brainchild of Steve Streza and was released at the App.net hackathon that took place last night. It allows users to integrate App.net private messaging with Messages on OS X. M...

March 4th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

February 25th 2013 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Since its inception, App.net has been working hard to improve its growing platform, giving all of its paid users a 10GB bucket of cloud storage and opening up its File API so devs could use the data stored there. Today, folks wanting in on the fledgling social platform can do so without paying the...

February 25th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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App.net fans rejoice! The best iOS app for Twitter's competition just got better, as Tapbots, LLC has released an update to their Netbot app (US$4.99 for iPhone, $4.99 for iPad). TUAW reviewed Netbot 1.0 a few weeks ago, and the app provides the familiar Tweetbot user interface to the ad-free a...

October 29th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Tapbots, the developer behind the wildly successful Tweetbot Twitter app, has just released Netbot (US$4.99 each for iPad and iPhone). The new apps are clients for the App.net social network, seen by many as an ad-free and open alternative to the increasingly restrictive Twitter. I had a chan...

October 3rd 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Social network App.net is attracting users who are unhappy with Twitter's recent changes. While these defectors may be pleased with their new social home, many are having a hard time leaving behind iOS clients like Tweetbot. Though it's no Tweetbot, App.net users clamoring for an iOS client sho...

September 4th 2012 at 11:11am 0 Comments
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IFTTT Recipes is a new recurring column featuring recipes developed using IFTTT.com and their favorite IFTTT channels. Come see what TUAW bloggers cook up in the IFTTT labs! Wouldn't you like to post (tweet?) to App.net from the Twitter client you already love with no extra effort? IFTTT work...

August 31st 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Developer Manton Reece is the brain behind Tweet Marker Plus, a US$5 monthly service developed to index tweets and provide search and filtering tools. Now Reece is rebranding the service as Watermark in a move to distance it from Twitter and syncing. According to a post about the rebranding o...

August 29th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments