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Vine finally comes to Android for 6-second video fun

Vine finally comes to Android for 6-second video fun

It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here (as previously suggested). For those using Android that are just dying to get in on recording your own 6-second looping videos, Vine is now available for your perusal. However, the app is launching with limited features for now, but the dev team says that "frequent updates" will be coming soon.

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Vine upgraded with mentions and front-facing camera support

Vine upgraded with mentions and front-facing camera support

An update for Vine is rolling out today that brings a few new features to the social app as well as various bug fixes. One of the major updates included is the added support for front-facing cameras. By pressing the button located on the bottom left corner of your phone, you can switch over to your front-facing camera and send 6 second messages that way. We're expecting many users to abuse this new feature with selfies and whatnot.

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Vine for Android set to capitalize on iPhone envy

Vine for Android set to capitalize on iPhone envy

The Twitter-owned image looping experience known as Vine has let it be known that they'll be moving beyond the limits of the iPhone and will be coming to Android soon. Though the idea that this app experience would only be available on one operating system may seem outdated, analysts have likened it to keeping a line outside a nightclub - if you feel it's important enough to wait for, you'll use it.

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Bethesda teases next game with Vine trailer

Bethesda teases next game with Vine trailer

Bethesda is working on a new game apparently, but no one is sure on what exactly they're working on, even after the developer released a 4-second Vine clip teasing the new game. The clip features barbed wire, an LP spinning, and sheet music of "Air of the G-string" by Bach. What could all of this mean?

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Vine becomes top free app in iTunes App Store

Vine becomes top free app in iTunes App Store

After first releasing back in January, Twitter's popular, yet controversial social app Vine is now at the top of the free app chart in the iTunes App Store. The app has slowly been making its way to the top of the charts, but after not being well-received by some users due to the app's porn problem, Vine is now sitting pretty at number one.

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Vine introduces web embeds, still not available for Android

Vine introduces web embeds, still not available for Android

Vine has been all the rage lately. We honestly never thought 6-second looping videos could be so amazing, but here we are witnessing such a thing. And now, you can experience Vine clips on any website that supports them, thanks to a new feature that allows you to embed Vine clips onto your blog or website.

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Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter is apparently looking to bring some music into its service. The company is getting ready to use We Are Hunted, a music discovery service it had acquired 6 months ago, to help build itself a standalone music app. The app will give personalized music recommendations to users based on the musical artists the user follows, and the musical artists the user's followers follow. The service, while less personalized, will still be usable for those without a Twitter account.

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Vine hiring Android developer, Android app most likely in the works

Vine hiring Android developer, Android app most likely in the works

If weren't aware, the popular Vine video-sharing app is the work of just three developers. However, the New York-based team is looking to expand by hiring six new developers and engineers to help out with the new app. Specifically, though, the service is looking for an Android developer, which could mean that a Vine Android app is coming very soon.

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Vine implements 17+ age rating and reporting system

Vine implements 17+ age rating and reporting system

When Twitter released its Vine app a couple of weeks ago, needless to say we were intrigued by the concept. However, the app quickly became plagued with a porn problem that got a majority of people all up in a tizz. However, Twitter has released an update for the app today that implements a 17+ age rating, as well as a reporting system for reporting inappropriate content.

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Tweetbot for iOS updates with Chrome, Vine, and Flickr support

Tweetbot for iOS updates with Chrome, Vine, and Flickr support

One of the best Twitter clients on iOS received a big update today. Tweetbot now adds support for a number of services, including Vine, Flickr, 1Password, and Google's Chrome web browser. Links will now be able to open in Chrome instead of Safari, and images from Flickr and Vine will open up a preview under the tweet in the app.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today a purported case for the iPad 5 surfaced, and it has more than a little in common with the rear case for the iPad mini. We saw a leaked image of a white Nexus 4, while we also heard that Google is planning a Nexus 4 and 7 refresh for the spring that includes white devices. Speaking of the Nexus 4, the sought after device became available on the Google Play Store once again today, after weeks of being sold out.

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Vine Porn disappears from surface of Twitter app

Vine Porn disappears from surface of Twitter app

This week it's become abundantly clear that the pornographic content issue has become a top priority for the developer teams at Vine, the Twitter-owned 6-second-video app. This app was released less than a week ago with a response that was no less than massive, both Twitter and Apple's iTunes App Store pushing the app heavily to get the word out about its existence. Since then a significant amount of "NSFW" content has appeared in the Vine universe prompting ire from almost every direction.

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