rwnd on the iPhone6Move aside Vine and Instagram, RWND is a fun new free app from Melbourne startup Zarfo that is taking the world by storm.

Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Instagram has the capacity to record 15 seconds of video, Vine has 6 seconds but the kids, their attention spans are getting shorter every day. RWND allows you to record a maximum of 2 seconds of video and then plays it back in reverse to create a video that has a total duration of 4 seconds. This simple rewind effect, combined with everyday life activities is recipe for some often hilarious outcomes.

If you find yourself only watching half an Instagram or Vine video before flicking to the next video then RWND is the app for you.

RWND Top Three of the Week

The RWND Top Three is a weekly series of video promotions run by Vintuitive that highlights the top three RWND submissions from the week and is published on YouTube, Instagram and Vine.

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    iApple MailWatch out for more scam emails. Here’s one I received this morning pretending to be from Apple.

    You’ll need to update your apple account

    It appears I have been logged out of my apple account and to get back in I need to update my account. Hmmm…my “apple” account? I think they mean my “Apple” account.

    Lets have a closer look at the contents of the email:


    Contents of the Apple Scam Email

    Don’t take the bait! Hover first

    The unsuspecting recipient of this email would click on the ‘Update Now’ link, be taken to the scammer’s website, which probably looks identical to the Apple website, and enter their Apple ID and password.

    By hovering the mouse cursor over the “Update now” link we can determine where the link would take us without actually clicking it. Doing so on this email reveals that the link doesn’t lead to www.apple.com. Instead, our browser would load up the intruder’s domain – www.gaminges.com, and to a javascript (“js”) folder. Potentially nasty.

    contents of the fake email from Apple

    Hovering over the link pops up the destination URL.

    Identifying the sender

    We can also determine who the sender is. Just click on the little downward pointing arrow to the right of the sender’s name and a drop down menu appears. And look at that – the sender’s domain is not apple.com but iapple.com.

    identifying the sender

    Note that the domain of the sender is iapple.com

    Dear Costumer, please update your account informations.

    Though I do enjoy dressing up occasionally, I don’t think that is what the author of this email intended. Nor did they realise that the plural of “information” is… “information”.

    Definition of a costumer

    Be on the lookout for emails like this arriving in your inbox. One day these scammers will learn proper grammar, making it less obvious.

    Always remember though, don’t click on links without hovering over them to check them out first.

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      Beware: Facebook Scam Emails

      facebook icon thumbs downSome email scams are obvious, others are not. The best ones (or worst ones, rather) are those that take advantage of familiarity to trick you into clicking on them.

      You have a new personal message

      I recently received a email with the familiar Facebook colour scheme and layout. I noticed that the sender was not “Facebook” but was from some stranger, “Ava”.

      The subject heading of the email read:


      You have unread messages that will be deleted in a few days


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        Keyboard Kung Fu logoHave you ever tried to memorise a list of keyboard shortcuts? Most of us have found a list of keyboard combinations and pinned them on the wall next to the desk in the hope that they’ll become a part of everyday keyboard use and increase productivity. I’ve done that a few times. I started using a Mac several years ago and have only recently learned more than the handful of general keyboard combos that make life easier.

        So I’ve started a series called “Keyboard Kung Fu” to help make learning the useful keyboard manoeuvres much easier and more fun. For now I’ll be focusing on the Mac but may cover Windows keyboard shortcuts at a later time.

        How to Memorise More Keyboard Combinations?

        The problem with the list of keyboard shortcuts that you pinned next to your computer was that there is nothing memorable about two or three symbols or words printed in black on a white page. There is nothing for your brain to hook onto to make one line any different or distinctive from the rest of the items on the list.
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          Are you receiving Twitter notifications on your iOS device that have nothing to do with you? There’s a fix for that.

          New Notifications Center

          With the release of iOS 7 came the redesigned three-fold Notifications Center to give easy access to the day’s events, all your notifications or just those notifications that you’ve missed. What’s more, the Notification Center can now be reached directly from the lock screen, making access much easier and faster.

          Screenshot of iOS 7's Notification Center

          Receiving unwanted alerts in Notification Center


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            Vine Arrives on the Web!

            Vine Vintuitive logo combinedAt the end of last year Vine rolled out it’s vanity URLs in preparation for the web version of Vine. Today Vine has come to the web.

            Easily Share Your Vine Page

            An aspect of Vine that has frustrated users in the past is the inability to share your profile with others on the web. That’s all in the past as users can now simply hand out their Vine vanity URL: https://vine.co/vintuitive
            Now you can like, comment, and share and browse videos just as you do on the mobile app.
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              Twitter’s video service Vine enabled vanity URLs for verified accounts on December 20 and wasn’t due to open up sign-ups to those of us without the special little blue check mark until Dec. 23.

              Twitter Gives an Early Christmas to Everyone

              It seems Twitter decided to bring Christmas to us all early as I, an unverified user, secured my vanity URL just a few minutes ago.

              Vine URL Request
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