Twitter expands its character cap to 280 characters per tweet for most users

Twitter announced today that it is satisfied with the test it started in September that allowed some users to double the character cap on tweets from 140 to 280. The new character limit for most Twitter users globally is now officially 280 characters per tweet. During the test period, people still kept under 140 characters, and as Twitter put it, “the brevity of Twitter remained.” The number of English language tweets that hit the limit dropped from 9% to 1% with the expanded cap. Twitter says that this reflects users editing posts less often with the new higher limit.

Twitter says that …


T-Mobile will put a 5GB cap on high-speed data use for "Mobile Without Borders" starting next month

Back in July 2015, T-Mobile announced Mobile Without Borders. With this perk, T-Mobile subscribers received unlimited talk and text to and from Mexico and Canada, and still got all of the 4G LTE data that they were entitled to with their regular plan. This allowed a T-Mobile customer to travel throughout North America without having any changes made to their data plan. At the time, T-Mobile said that Mobile Without Borders was really designed to be used primarily in the states and was not made for prolonged international usage.

On Wednesday, T-Mobile announced that it was making a change …

Twitter testing 280 character cap, double the current limit

President Trump might be excited to hear that Twitter is testing out a new cap of 280 characters per message. This would be a doubling of the current 140 character limit per message that has been a trademark of Twitter since its debut on July 15th, 2006. Only a small percentage of Twitter users (a single digit percentage at first) will see the new 280 character limit over the next few weeks until the higher character limit is available to all users.

Not all languages will be taking part in the testing. Those who tap out tweets in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean are out of luck, as those languages …

This coming week's T-Mobile Tuesday includes an oil change, $10 off a New Era MLB cap and more

Wow! Is it possible that a full week has already come and gone? Perhaps writing about smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and other devices makes time fly. After all, it seems like it was just the other day when we were awaiting the launch of the Palm Pre. Now, we are looking ahead to next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday. Among the give-aways, subscribers will be receiving a free oil change (up to $24.95) or $25 off any service call from Meineke for cars and light trucks only.

T-Mobile customers are probably getting an oil change so that they can take the family on the road for summer’s last gasp. …

For $56, you can own a baseball cap that uses solar power to charge your phone

So there you are walking down the street, face down as you stare at your  handset. All of a sudden, you realize that the battery on your phone is about to call it quits. Luckily for you, the solution is right there on your head. A start up company called SolSol (Sol is Sun in Spanish) is producing a baseball cap that contains solar panels. You can use the cap to charge any device that has a USB port.

The solar panels can be found built into the brim of the hat, and while having a cable drop from a hat to a device placed inside a pants pocket might not be a look that many want to show …