Vine and Instagram make it easy for would-be filmmakers to create brief epics of the imagination using just an iPhone, with no traditional editing required. But those looking to expand their horizons will find far more creative options with a modestly priced app from the creators of FocusTwist. Presumably a play on the word “vignette” as much as it is a nod to Twitter’s micro-moviemaking service, Vinyet delivers 23 real-time cinematic filters along with a host of pro-end features, like stop motion, time-lapse, animated GIF export, and more control over captured segments.
Apple isn't the only tech company holding a splashy media event today: Nokia World is going down right now in Abu Dhabi, and the soon-to-be Microsoft entity has wasted no time unveiling six new devices and some long-awaited apps for Windows Phone.
October is now here in full force, which means those of us in the market for a new iPad or Mac Pro are beginning to foam at the mouths, wondering when Apple will unleash new toys for us to spend our hard-earned cash on. And what good would a new gadget be without new apps to fill it with? It just so happens that the weekend brought us a few new options, so dive in and check 'em out in our app-tastic recap.
Still rocking an older and now unsupported iOS device that you just can't bear to put out to pasture? Fear not, Apple has your back with a new option to download the last compatible version of an app that will work on your aging hardware.
Considering that Facebook spent a cool billion dollars on Instagram when it acquired it early last year, it only makes sense that it would want to get some of that money back. As a consequence, the moment many users of the popular photo sharing service have long feared is now on its way (eventually, anyway): ads are coming to Instagram, according to the Wall Street Journal.
There's still no official native iPad version, but the folks at Yahoo! today unveiled a significant update to the Flickr iPhone app, which takes direct aim at Instagram with tons of new filters and gives away pro editing features.
If you're using a third-party Instagram-connected app that uses either "Insta" or "Gram" in its name, that's likely to change in the weeks ahead as the Facebook-owned photo sharing service begins cracking down harder on copycats.
Online photo service Shutterfly has always been a great place to order prints or create photo gifts, but the company is gradually moving to mobile devices, including a new iPad app for creating photo books.
Instagram just keeps getting better under Facebook's direction. Not long after its purchase of the popular social photography app, it announced that it was bringing 15-second videos to compete with Vine, and according to a blog post today, it's now making the service even better. With the upcoming Patch 4.1, users will now be able to import videos to Instagram from the camera roll and edit them down to 15 seconds though the app itself.