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Yahoo is looking to remake the video watching experience on iOS devices, and micro-video sharing app Vine has received an update that tweaks its interface and improves functionality.
The new Yahoo! Screen app brings a novel, swipe- and gesture-based interface to video play on iOS devices. Users are presented with a wall of content from a number of providers, typically in the form of short clips.
Thanks to a number of deals Yahoo has made with Viacom and other providers, Screen features content from Comedy Central and elsewhere. The app will have clips from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, and more. It will also feature new shows such as Jack Black's Ghost Ghirls and John Stamos' Losing It With John Stamos.
Yahoo! Screen is available as a free download in the iTunes App Store. The 25.5MB app requires an iPad, iPod, or iPhone running iOS 6.0 or later.
Vine update brings tweaks and improvements
Popular video sharing app Vine has seen an update to version 1.3.2. This latest update allows users to access all photo albums on a device when selecting a profile picture, not just the Camera Roll. It also solves issues that caused recordings to be dropped when Vine was closed during video capture.
Users will also find that their Find Friends lis is sorted to surface unfollowed accounts first. Another issue that caused the comment field to expand unreliably when typing long messages has been solved as well.
Version 1.3.2 of Vine contains a number of other bug fixes and improvements. The 12.0MB download is available for free in the App Store. It requires an iPhone, iPod, or iPad running iOS 5.0 or later.