New 4s iPhone Twitter app has protected tweets #140

I’ve finally joined the iPhone 4s club !

When the phone arrived I must admit I was a little nervous about transferring all of the information from one iPhone to the other, I’d heard of people losing information and I don’t have the best of records with iTunes.

Before registering the new micro Sim I …

Now I was ready..

There was a problem with completing the Sim Swap on line, there was no option for my plan oddly – but Orange did it all over the phone, then I synced the new iPhone 4s with iTunes – Done.

Some of the applications on the 4s wanted me to re-input my user name and password and some applications didn’t but that was fine.

Protected tweets!?

Until I went to use the Twitter App for iPhone  – it logged me in fine but it wouldn’t let me view my tweets, it said protected tweets or I was not authorised to view the tweets, so although I was logged in, I could do nothing.  I tried installing and re-installing, finally…

I went into settings on the iPhone – Settings -> Twitter and checked my accounts, the user name and password were there, but I decided to re-enter them, then appeared lots of ticks – this was the fix, twitter then worked perfectly.

That was the only problem I have had, amazingly.  I thought I would share that with you as I have since seen people asking the same question I had, why are my tweets protected on the iPhone applicaton, as I know they are not protected. Very Odd.

Hope this helps



Blackberry down for 3rd day – USA join the club!

Photo Credit D Sharon Pruitt

Blackberry users are still suffering with a lack of email, internet and BBM messaging!  Users in Europe, Africa and the Middle East have had to endure these outages for a total of THREE days, some of which was intermittent.  However, the drama just increased furthers as now we are hearing of user in America losing services as well.  Americans on Twitter seem to be in shock that they have no service on their Blackberry even though this has been going on in other parts of the world for two days.

PerezHilton is not pleased as we can see from this tweet.

And Kourtney Kardashian said….

Rim – Research in Motion has issued the following statement regarding the outages.

“The messaging and browsing delays being experienced by BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina were caused by a core switch failure within RIM’s infrastructure,”  

“Although the system is designed to failover to a back-up switch, the failover did not function as previously tested. As a result, a large backlog of data was generated and we are now working to clear that backlog and restore normal service as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we will continue to keep you informed.”

Although Blackberry understand that problems can happen, they cannot understand, why it is taking so long to fix, or why they cannot be told how long it is going to be down for.  I assume this is because they just don’t know.

In the meantime this doesn’t look good for RIM who’s shares fell abruptly yesterday – after falling all year.

Hopefully this will be resolved soon, before users get really annoyed and get themselves down to an Apple store for an Apple iPhone 4S.

No, they wouldn’t do that – would they?

Hope this helps.