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The Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today

First Apple computer sells for £570,000 | ShortList Magazine "One of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's Apple I computers has sold at auction for an astonishing $905,000 (£570,000) to an unnamed buyer. Originally hand-made by Steve Wozniak in 1976, it's believed to be one of the first 50 models made in Wozniak's family…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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Is Twitter about to launch direct video uploads?

Warning: Let's call this speculation. Actor and presenter Robert Llewellyn, who is known for playing Kryten in Red Dwarf and presenting several wildly successful YouTube series (like Carpool and Fully Charged) has just tweeted this intriguing thing: Oooh, exciting. I'm going to try uploading video direct to twitter later on today. New feature. New toys!…

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If you want the best iPhone 6 Twitter app, download Tweetbot now

Tweetbot, which is easily the best Twitter client for iPhone has received an update to improve support for the iPhone 6 - and it looks lovely.   The 3.5 update is pretty simple: The main addition is that it scales the interface properly for the 6 and 6 Plus's larger screens - which means you…

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Twitter putting “Buy” buttons directly on to tweets

Twitter is testing new functionality that could add "buy" buttons direct to tweets - making it easier to buy stuff over the network. At the moment, the links are only being tested with a handful of US users and a handful of retailers - but if successful could see it roll out to everyone. Here's…

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Twitter forcing Twitpic to shut down

Big news overnight from Twitpic, the original Twitter image sharing service - it has announced that it will be shutting down following legal threats from Twitter itself. Long time Twitter users will know Twitpic well: Long before Twitter itself supported uploading images with tweets, Twitpic was there fill the gap with a simple website that…

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Twitter rolls out analytics dashboard to all users

Have you ever wondered how many people actually clicked on the link to that cat video that you tweeted? Well, now you can find out. In July, Twitter launched its analytics dashboard, but only for advertisers and verified users. Now the dashboard is available to every account that has been open for at least 14…

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Twitter to remove images of deceased on families’ request

In a crackdown on gory and upsetting images, Twitter has announced a new policy where it will remove photos or video of dead people if close family members or other authorised individuals request such a removal. The policy update comes as pictures and video circulated on Twitter after the beheading of US journalist James Foley,…

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Greggs has a little Google problem

Poor Greggs. All the Newcastle embassy wants to do is have a presence online yet somehow Google's algorithm picked the following image to represent the companies: Someone at Google doesn't like sausage rolls. This is what you get when you search "Greggs": pic.twitter.com/B090HlUGuw— Rosie (@RosieLondoner) August 19, 2014 Yes, that reads "Providing shit to scum…

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Police investigated over social media breaches

Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been accused of breaches social media guidelines that include making racist and threatening comments, posing images of colleagues in compromising positions and sending Facebook friend requests to victims of crime. The BBC reports that research by the Press Association found that of 828 cases from 2009…

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Twitter is showing your favourites in your followers’ timelines

Potentially horrifying news depending on how you use Twitter. The company is testing a new "feature" whereby tweets that you have favourited will act like retweets, and will be shown in the timelines of the people who follow you. That's right - just like a retweet. The feature has only rolled out to a handful…

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