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Vine upgrades video quality to 720p

Vine, a service for sharing short 15-second looping clips, announced on Friday that it is finally upgrading video quality from a rather paltry 480p resolution to a more acceptable 720p.

“We’ve been working on technical upgrades that support Vines in higher quality,” the Twitter-owned company said. The 720p format offers a resolution of 1,280-by-720 pixels whereas the 480p standard tops out at 640-by-480 pixels.

Skype iOS apps now support HD quality video calls via iPad 4 and iPhone 5

Microsoft-owned Skype has been giving their iOS apps some much-needed love lately. For example, following June’s announcement of Skype Video Messages, the company has updated mobile and desktop apps with the ability to record and send short videos to your contacts, even when offline. The feature was previously available with a 20-message limit and imposed a three-minute ceiling on the length of individual video messages.

Today, the iPhone and iPad Skype app has been updated with various call quality improvements and general fixes, including the ability to make HD quality 720p video calls from the latest and fastest iOS devices, such a the fourth-generation iPad and the iPhone 5…

iPad (3rd generation) vs iPad 2 video quality test

Among the new features you’ll find in Apple’s latest tablet is a much-improved backside camera. The iPad 2 was often criticized for its disappointing rear shooter, so needless to say this was a welcome upgrade.

For the most part, the new iPad’s camera setup uses the same lens system as the iPhone 4S, and is capable of shooting videos in full 1080p. How does it stack up against the iPad 2’s video camera? Keep reading to find out…

Toshiba to Provide 720p Retina Display for Future iPhone?

Around this time of year, next-generation iPhone rumors are usually coming left and right. According to a new report, Toshiba is building a 4-inch 720p Retina Display for Apple.
If you may recall, late last year Reuters reported that Apple and Toshiba were working together on a plant to make displays for iOS devices. Toshiba had announced that it would build a factory for 100 billion yen (about $1.2 billion) to produce future LCD panels.

Yesterday, Toshiba announced its next generation of mobile displays, which Toshiba will be showing off in LA this week. According to the press release, the mobile displays are sized from 3.3 inches to 4 inches, with resolutions from Wide VGA (480-by-864) to HD (720-by-1280).