Media attachments and @handles in replies will no longer count against the 140-character limit.
Back in May, Twitter said it would be making some changes that would let users pack more content into their tweets, and now we know when those changes will arrive. As of Sept. 19, media attachments (images, GIFs, videos, polls, etc.) and @handles in replies will no longer count against the traditional 140-character limit.
[Chris Welch | The Verge]
Apple will start rolling out iOS 10 today to compatible devices. There are several reasons to install the free update immediately — fun new messaging features and an assortment of smaller tweaks — and one reason you might want to hold off for just a bit: The potential for new-release bugs.
[Ina Fried | Recode]
What about the iPhone 7 itself? It’s a good phone, with useful upgrades, says Walt Mossberg, in his formal review. But that missing headphone jack is truly annoying.
[Walt Mossberg | Recode]
The speaker lineup is now set for Recode’s Code Commerce event on Oct. 25 in Las Vegas. Joining Stripe co-founder and president John Collison onstage will be Mary Ku, the Facebook exec who heads many of the company’s commerce initiatives, and Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures. The event is invitation-only; you can apply here.
[Jason Del Rey | Recode]
Pandora has signed deals with Universal Music and Sony that give it the ability to sell new subscription services, and sources say it would like to launch them as early as Thursday. But Pandora still doesn’t have a deal with Warner Music, the other big music label.
[Peter Kafka | Recode]