MixBit Stories September 12, 2013

Apple announced on Tuesday that iOS 7 will be publicly available on September 18th. The revamped OS moves completely away from the realistic designs of the past six generations, dropping almost all “artificial shadows” (as Apple SVP Craig Federighi called them), gloss, and even button borders. Instead, the Jony Ive-inspired interface features an entirely rethought design language that focuses heavily on large icons, lightweight fonts, whitespace, transparency, and conservative use of color.

We previously took a look at what some of Apple’s own in-house apps could look like when redesigned for iOS 7. During Apple’s September 10th event, Federighi flashed up a slide displaying the upcoming iOS 7 updates for many third-party applications. None of the apps were labeled, but we’ve tracked down names for most of them.

The apps featured are:

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MixBit Stories August 8, 2013

YouTube co-founders launch MixBit video editing app for iOS

Available starting today, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have launched a new app called “MixBit” that appears to be a Vine-like approach to video editing on the go. Unlike Vine, and Instagram’s new video feature, MixBit will allow videos much longer than the rather short, up to 15 second long videos offered through competing services. You’ll also find the majority of videos uploaded to the service are much longer than those on Vine and Instagram, making the experience of browsing and watching videos feel much more like YouTube than Vine. MixBit will allow users to record video clips up to 16 seconds in length and stitch up to 256 clips together into a single video that plays back seamlessly. Videos on MixBit can be up to an hour in length.

It also differs from the other guys in that clips are stored separately even after stitching them together and uploading a video. That means you’ll be able to pull from individual clips from your own or other’s videos at any time to create another video in the future. Some basic editing functions for rearranging clips exist, but the app doesn’t go much beyond that yet. For now the app is only available on iOS, but an Android version is on the way.

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