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  • VICE is the latest to produce original shows for Snapchat, starting with a dating series

    VICE is the latest to produce original shows for Snapchat, starting with a dating series

    Like Twitter, Snapchat’s pitch is that it’s more than just a social sharing and messaging app — it’s a place to consume media, too. Today, the company is expanding its original content lineup via a new deal with VICE, which will see the media company producing original shows for Snapchat. This kicks off with a VICELAND-produced series called “Hungry Hearts… Read More

  • Apple to release $1k iPhone with curved screen and USB-C, WSJ says

    Apple to release $1k iPhone with curved screen and USB-C, WSJ says

    Apple is said to have something special planned for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and rumors have circulated for months speculating on different features. This report by the WSJ is the most detailed yet, citing anonymous sources who state there will be a high-end version of the next iPhone that will sport exclusive hardware. According to the report, at least one new iPhone model will… Read More

  • Facebook’s new video app hits Samsung Smart TVs

    Facebook’s new video app hits Samsung Smart TVs

    Facebook’s new video app is now available on Samsung Smart TVs – which makes Samsung the first platform to feature the social network’s latest application. Facebook had announced earlier this month that it was soon releasing a video app aimed at connected TVs and other media players, like Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, but didn’t unveil a specific launch date for any… Read More

  • Apple says iOS 10.2.1 has reduced unexpected iPhone 6s shutdown issues by 80%

    Apple says iOS 10.2.1 has reduced unexpected iPhone 6s shutdown issues by 80%

    Apple has been working on a very annoying iPhone shutdown bug and it says it has come up with a fix of sorts that should mitigate the problem on a majority of iPhone 6 and 6s devices. Read More

  • Twitter adds Periscope’s live videos to its Top Trends

    Twitter adds Periscope’s live videos to its Top Trends

    Twitter’s recently launched “Explore” section will now feature live videos sourced from Periscope within its “Top Trends,” the company announced yesterday. The move will further integrate Twitter’s standalone live streaming app into its main platform, leaving even fewer reasons to keep a separate app dedicated to live streaming video around. The… Read More

  • YouTube Kids gets its own original shows

    YouTube Kids gets its own original shows

    YouTube Kids, the app offering a curated selection of age-appropriate videos sourced from YouTube, is launching its own original programming, the company announced today. The four new shows are a part of the YouTube Red subscription service, and were created with the kids’ app in mind. This is also the first time that YouTube Red has invested in creators who are making original… Read More

  • Snapchat pushes original, unscripted Shows with new A+E Networks deal

    Snapchat pushes original, unscripted Shows with new A+E Networks deal

    Now that Snapchat‘s parent Snap has signalled its intention to go public (in early March, is the date that we’ve heard through the grapevine), it’s stepping up a gear to show that its business is definitely worth $25 billion. Snapchat’s pitch: it is much more than just a place for 158 million, mostly American consumers between the ages of 18 and 34 to dip in and… Read More

  • OOO is a camera toy that lets you play with zoom, make mini music videos

    OOO is a camera toy that lets you play with zoom, make mini music videos

    One of Snapchat’s more clever ideas was not its disappearing messages, but that the smartphone camera should be a toy. Along those same lines, but on a lesser scale, a new app called OOO is meant to be a fun, little camera toy that lets you play with your video. Instead of trying to help you craft the “perfect” shot, the app lets you rapidly zoom in and out on as quickly or… Read More

  • Facebook will give some longer videos a boost in the News Feed

    Facebook will give some longer videos a boost in the News Feed

    Facebook today is changing how it ranks the videos that appear in the News Feed, with the goal of better surfacing those that are more relevant to you. It’s a slight tweak, but one that could boost the visibility of longer videos, in some cases. It can be more of commitment to watch a longer video in full, of course – the content has to be interesting enough to keep your attention. Read More

  • Vine is shutting down, so don’t forget to export your videos today

    Vine is shutting down, so don’t forget to export your videos today

    As first announced back in October, Twitter is about to shut down its looping video app and social network, Vine. The company had originally implied it would pull the Vine app from the app stores, but later said it would transition it to a new, low-maintenance app called Vine Camera instead. Ahead of this, Vine’s website and app were updated to allow you to export your Vines for… Read More

  • Roland helps YouTubers get their audio right with Go:Mixer

    Roland helps YouTubers get their audio right with Go:Mixer

    Your cell phone has an awesome camera on it, but if you’re doing streaming or YouTubing, you’re going to need to look elsewhere to make your audio mix come together. Musicians and podcast heroes rejoice: At $99, Roland’s Go:Mixer might just prove to be the silver bullet to make magic happen. Read More

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