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A little over a month ago, Vine gave iOS users the ability to tap into their existing videos and turn them into short Vines, complete with trimming and stitching functionality. Where's the love for Android, you ask? No need to pout if you're rocking an Android handset -- the newest update for Vine lets you take clips from your device's camera roll and trim them down to 6 seconds (or less) and/or mix and match, just like on iOS. That's not all version 2.5.0 offers. Vine's engineers added the ability to use your device's flashlight for recording in low light situations, so if you want to make a truncated... Read more...
Vine continues to change as it grows under the ownership of Twitter, which acquired the video sharing service back in October 2012 for a reported $30 million. Following the acquisition, Vine launched on iOS and then several months later it swung over to Android, giving mobile users of both camps the ability to shoot and share six-second video clips. Looking to swing in a different direction, Vine just overhauled its website for desktop users. "Today, we’re excited to introduce a brand-new version of vine.co, which adds a bunch of new features that will help you find and discover Vine videos... Read more...
A change to Vine's Rules and Terms of Service (ToS) has Greek gods and goddesses like Aphrodite and Himeros all in a tizzy. In a blog post, the Twitter-owned video sharing service announced that it now prohibits pornography and sexually explicit content, regardless of whether it's you or someone else, or if you marked the video as sensitive. "For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn't really change anything. For the rest: we don't have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet -- we just prefer not to be the source of it," Vine stated on its blog. Image Source: Flickr (Orin... Read more...
Watching 6-second Vine videos on the web isn't exactly a new feature, but up until now, Vine's browser-based experience lacked some critical features. The popular Twitter-owned video sharing service addressed those shortcomings by fleshing out the web experience. Now when you log into Vine from a browser, you'll be able to do much more, such as view your home feed and like, comment, and share videos the same as you do on the mobile version. You can also click on a username to see his or her full profile and browse the videos they've created since joining Vine, as well as share your own profile... Read more...
It took five months for Vine to show up on Android devices after launching for iOS, and another five months later the 6-second video-sharing app is available for Windows Phone, too. The app will look and feel familiar to those who have already used it on other platforms, although there are some Windows Phone-only features such as the ability to pin your favorite Vine accounts to your device’s homescreen. Credit: Mashable You can shoot a quick video by tapping and holding the screen, and of course you can use either your front- or rear-facing camera. Vine for Windows Phone includes camera... Read more...
There’s no doubt that six-second video sharing service Vine is a hit, but like any hot new app with a simple but killer raison d’etre, a few additional features wouldn’t be unwelcome. Vine just announced two new features, actually, called “Sessions” and “Time Travel”. Sessions allows you to have up to 10 unfinished posts going at once. That means you can save one and come back to it later, which lets users capture multiple items worth sharing and bide their time before setting them loose in the wild. The Time Travel feature lets you “remove, reorganize... Read more...
When Vine emerged in order to give digital junkies the ability to share their lives six seconds at a time, we knew some strange videos would eventually surface. But, we can't say we ever expected anyone to have so much ample time that they'd sit around recording clips of an unreleased video game, and then spewing them all over the Internet. Oddly, that's exactly what has transpired, as a gentleman that somehow came across a leaked copy of Grand Theft Auto V has drawn a huge amount of attention by sharing clips of the actual gameplay prior to the title's street date. Of course, leaks in an increasingly... Read more...
Vine, the Twitter owned video sharing app that allows users to post 6-second video clips of whatever they want, is now home to over 40 million users, the company announced in a Twitter post. That's not bad for a service that launched around 7 months ago. "We've said this before and we'll say it again: this community -- now more than 40 million of you -- is amazing. Thank you for inspiring us," Vine tweeted out. Not only is the 40 million number remarkable, but it also underscores the importance of serving both major mobile platforms, Android and iOS. Vine began as an iOS-only application and stayed... Read more...
Quick video clips are all the rage right now, and if you find yourself shaking your head at that statement, grab your teenager's smartphone and look at what apps are installed. You'll likely find Vine (acquired by Twitter for $30 million) and Instagram (acquired by Facebook for $1 billion) on there, and perhaps SnapChat, all of which allow you to record and share short videos (SnapChat's approach is a bit different since videos and pics expire after they're viewed by the recipient for up to 10 seconds). You can add one more to the mix. The newest video sharing app is called MixBit, the creation... Read more...
Sometimes we need reminders of important lessons in life, and thanks to a disgruntled Apple device owner who has yet to be identified, we're reminded of how not to act in public. Not only is it incredibly rude to scream at the top of your lungs at a store employee trying to help you, but you end up looking crazy, and you risk being caught on video for all the world to see. Remember, everyone owns smartphones these days. That includes celebrities, like actress Porscha Coleman, best known for her guest starring TV role as Erica Willis on the UPN series The Parkers, Rachel in the Disney Channel Original... Read more...
Just over a week ago, Vine rolled out its biggest update yet to iOS, leaving Android users sitting on the sideline except for a protected posts feature. At the time, Vine co-founder and CTO Colin Kroll promised to roll out the same set of features and improvements to Android "next week," and making good on that promise, an updated version of Vine is now available in Google Play. Everything that's available to iOS users has been ported over to Android, including the ability to "re-vine" and a bunch of new camera tools, such as grid, focus, and ghost tools. Android users can also submit posts to... Read more...
The battle for short video supremacy is heating up, and Twitter has every intention of ensuring its Vine application stays relevant. Hence the latest update to Vine. Not just any update, mind you, but the "biggest, most exciting" one to date, with "even more coming soon," Colin Kroll, co-founder and CTO of Vine, stated in a blog post. First and foremost, the updated Vine app introduces a redesigned camera with a new grid, focus, and ghost tools to make shooting videos easier. Once you record a short video, you can then submit posts to (or browse) 15 channels in the Explore screen. Some of these... Read more...
Vine sure has been making the rounds the lately. After amassing 13 million users on iOS since launching in late January, Vine saw fit to swing over to Android earlier this month. Lest anyone think the video sharing service is leaving any stone unturned, it's now available to Kindle Fire users in the Amazon Appstore for Android. This is a critical time for Vine as it looks to remain relevant in the wake of Facebook adding video recording capabilities to Instagram, the photo sharing service it purchased for $1 billion. By making its way over to Amazon, Kindle Fire users can record looping videos... Read more...
As expected, Facebook dropped a big announcement today pertaining to Instagram and video: starting today, users can share up to 15 seconds of video in essentially the same way they share photos. When preparing to take a photo, there will now be a little movie camera icon you can tap to switch to video mode. Video on Instagram (which is of course Facebook’s answer to Vine) offers thirteen different filters you can choose from, and users will be able to choose an image from the video to use as a cover image, which is a nice touch and will also help users remember which video is of what. Privacy... Read more...
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