The Signal: Twitter’s Mobile Makeover

Twitter Mobile Makeover: Twitter released a new version of its mobile site. The new mobile site will resemble the app, which means the ability to scroll through timelines and access @mentions and trending topics, among other updates. The new mobile site was developed “from the ground up for smartphones and tablets, which have more advanced browsers that support the latest Web technologies, including HTML5,” according to a Twitter official blog post. PC Mag

 

Real Angry Bird App: Want to lure real birds away from their nests? There’s an app for that. There is an iPhone app that mimics the calls of intruder birds, which attracts real birds to come out to fight and protect their territory. Nature wardens in the UK are concerned that these fake birdcalls are confusing real birds and putting their nests at risk of being attacked while they are off fighting of fake intruders. Daily Mail

 

Netflix for Android is Here: Netflix for Android has arrived—but only on Samsung Nexus S, Evo 4G, Droid Incredible, T-Mobile G2 or Nexus One. Sorry everyone else. MobileCrunch

 

No One Laughed: A T-Mobile ad funded by Sprint in response to AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile was taken down because it was found to be offensive to the transgender community. The ad featured a man in a pink dress, in reference to the T-Mobile spokeswoman, with the tagline, ““It makes sense if you don’t think about it.”

Atoms Over Apps: Christian Lindholm of Fjord says that atoms, not apps, are the future of smartphones. Atoms would streamline the mobile experience; instead of opening and closing lots of apps, with atoms you could carry out the same tasks through the native functionality of your mobile device. GigaOm

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