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Vine user base grows to 40 million

Instagram announced they had reached the 130 million monthly user milestone back in June. That reveal came at the same time they announced the 15-second Vine-like videos. That of course spurred discussion about how Instagram was the better app and how they were going to steal users from Vine. Well, while Vine may not have the 130 million that Instagram has, they have just shared a rather respectable number of their own.

Instagram 4.1 update brings video improvements

Instagram for Android was updated to v4.0 back towards the end of June. That was the update that added video support and as of today it looks like Instagram v4.1 has arrived. Similar to the 4.0 update, Instagram 4.1 keeps the focus on video. In this case there is now support for Ice Cream Sandwich as well as for videos in your Gallery.

Vine for Android gets new capture tools and widget in latest update

The Vine Android app has once again been updated. This update means the Vine team has now rolled-out a few since we saw Instagram add video. It is looking like the competition has spurred something with Vine, which up until recently had been somewhat lacking on Android. That said, the Vine team is touting this update as the biggest yet with new capture tools, a widget and more.

Instagram web embeds arrive for your filtered images and videos

This seems like a feature that should have always been available, but up until today Instagram users were not able to embed images on other sites. That said, the Instagram team has announced just that and moving forward you will be able to embed images and video from your Instagram feed. The process is simple and involves just a few clicks to get the code.

#Square app squares Instagram images without the crop

A new app has recently made its way into the Google Play Store and this is one that may be of use for heavy Instagram users. Or maybe more accurately, #Square may be of use to those Instagram users who prefer not to crop the sides of their images to achieve the square format. The app is touted as being a simple photo editor for Instagram and based on the time we have spent playing, that seems to be just about as accurate description as possible.

Vine combats Instagram with major update for Android

Now that Twitter and their popular Vine video sharing platform is facing some serious competition from Instagram, they've had to up their game. It has only been two days since Facebook announced 15 second videos for Instagram, along with an impressive and top-notch app update, and now Vine is fighting back already. Read on for more details on the massive update Vine just received on Android.

Instagram Video: Five reasons it’s better than Vine

This week Instagram and their new owners Facebook, announced an all-new and improved version 4.0 with video. The main changes here were to combat the newly popular Vine video sharing brought to us from Twitter. Now that we've had a full day to enjoy the new Instagram with video, we wanted to share 5 reasons why it's better than Vine. Well, on Android at least.
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