The popular social media app that lets users upload 6 second video snippets will be discontinued in the near future. After acquiring Vine in 2012 for a rumored $30 million, Twitter announced on Thursday that it will be shutting the app down. There are likely numerous reasons for Vine's demise, including increased competition, Twitter's focus on Periscope, and the app's lack of profitability. Whatever the case, there are a lot of hilarious Vines out there that could potentially disappear forever.
Great news for Twitter fans who enjoy reading the latest tweets after dark. The official Twitter app has received a built-in night mode. When enabled, this mode reverses text and background colors to enhance reading in low-light situations. While the feature is simple, it does the trick efficiently. Images are not altered, and night mode cannot be invoked automatically or on a schedule.
With the race for the White House in full swing and a continuous barrage of media coverage, political issues are likely on most people's minds. While it is easy to figure out the presidential candidates' stances on many of the bigger issues, it can be a bit more difficult to figure out what bills your congressional representatives are voting on and how they are voting.
iPhone owners are now accustomed to using FaceTime for video calling. With FaceTime installed across Apple's product line, for many the app represents the first and only video conferencing solution they've used. The problem is that with Android devices, callers cannot be reached using FaceTime. Today, Google entered its hat into the ring with Google Duo, a simple one-on-one video calling app.
Seems like everywhere one goes nowadays there is someone hunting down Pokémon with their iPhone. Yelp has decided to get in on the action, and now Yelpers can utilize a search filter designed to help find local businesses close to PokéStops. The company announced the new feature on its official blog.