Microsoft has released a Trackpad Settings app for the Surface tablet, available as a free download from the Windows Store. The app lets you control how the trackpad works on the Touch Cover or Type Cover that connects to the Surface, including tap gestures and scrolling. Additionally, the app allows you to toggle off the trackpad entirely or switch the scrolling direction. The app is currently averaging three-stars based on 20 user ratings.
Over the past few weeks, we noted that popular third-party Twitter client Tweetro has been “completely crippled” because of Twitter’s new 100,000 token limit for users, forcing the developer to pull the app from the Windows Store. And after attempting to negotiate with Twitter about the issue, Tweetro has been unsuccessful at resolving the problem; in other words, Twitter is holding tight on their new API restrictions. Unfortunately, this means that Tweetro — just like Tweetbot for Mac — has decided that it will reintroduce its app on the Windows Store as a paid version to compensate for the user limit.
Tweetro will provide a notice to its free users that they will have to upgrade to the paid app if they wish to continue using the service. While it’s an unfortunate situation for Tweetro’s current user base, it’s really Twitter that is to be blamed. In an attempt to shift users towards its official clients, Twitter is choking third-party clients in what seems like a very unprofessional manner. It’s truly a shame. Anyone that is disappointed with these circumstances is encouraged to get in contact with Twitter and voice your opinion, since enough negative press about what the social network is doing might convince them to at least lighten up on their new policies and give third-party Twitter clients some breathing room again.