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Twitter Adds Photos to DMs via Mobile Apps

twitterdec10updateTwitter made several updates to its apps late Tuesday, including the ability to send photos via direct message.

It’s the first time that users will be able to send photos via DM, adding a new level of interaction for Twitter fans. Twitter also added a new tab to find those direct messages right away.

Twitter’s Jeremy Gordon, senior director of product engineering, blogged the news Tuesday night:

Every day, people come to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and talk about it. Today, we’re updating our mobile apps to make this even easier.

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Brace for the Weekend: 21 Types of Drunk Texters Everyone Knows

We’ve all been guilty of texting when drinking… right? Because this list from Mashable of the 21 drunk texters we all know rings a little too close to home. I’ll go first: I’m the Planner when I am not drunk and the Instigator when I am drunk. Of course, I just like the list because it’s also an accurate description of 21 drunk types we probably know, and since it’s Friday, let’s celebrate the weekend by dreaming up of different ways to use our phone when drinking.

Visit Mashable for the complete list with screencaptures. 

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New York Troopers Find New Way to Halt Texters

DrivingTexting while driving in New York? Watch out. New York’s state troopers just got handed 32 “tall, unmarked SUVs” to help them look into vehicles zooming along the state’s highways for illegal texters, according to the AP.

Use of any hand-held mobile phone or device, including texting, gaming and browsing while driving is illegal in New York, where violators risk a $50 to $150 fine, plus points docked from their driving record. This goes for bus and taxi drivers, too. Read more