Vine Releases Kid-Friendly Version of Its App
Vine today revealed a new version of its video-sharing service aimed at kids. The app, called Vine Kids, is separate from the main Vine app, but pulls curated, kid-friendly content from the main service. Kids can swipe left or right to see the next Vine video and tap the screen to get sound. The app uses animated characters to help kids use the app. Vine lets people record short videos that are played back in a loop, but Vine Kids only permits playback. Vine Kids is free to download from the iTunes App Store. Vine, which is owned by Twitter, didn't say if or when Vine Kids would be available for Android devices.
Vine Making Major Changes, Expands Video Length
Jun 21, 2016
Vine today announced a significant shakeup to its core product that it hopes will entice more people to use the video-looping app. Vine is now allowing people to capture and attach video up to 140 seconds, a huge increase from the 6-second limit that's been a core part of the service since it launched.
Clips, Apple's Video Creation App, Gains Disney Characters
Jul 20, 2017
Apple today updated its Clips mobile video application with characters from Disney movies and new graphic overlays and posters. Apple says several classic Disney characters, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy, can be added to videos complete with animations.
Apple's New Clips App Offers a Fun Way to Create Videos
Mar 21, 2017
Apple today announced Clips, an app for the iPhone and iPad that lets people piece together photos, videos, and music for sharing on social networks. One of the core features is called Live Titles, which lets people create animated captions by using their voice, rather than typing.
BlackBerry Adds Swipe Typing to Priv's Keyboard
May 3, 2016
BlackBerry Priv smartphone owners can now swipe across the keyboard to input text, rather than press individual letters. BlackBerry says Priv owners have to turn on Type By Swipe manually, and can choose to swipe either on the software keyboard or the physical keyboard.