Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 11, 2013

Vine is one of the best ways to share bite-sized videos of your life with your family and friends. Here’s a simple way for iPhone users to make recording your videos easier. Normally, to record in Vine, you need to tap and hold your finger on the screen. But the iPhone can keep a “software finger” on the screen for you, meaning you only need to tap the screen once to film your Vine. Head to Settings, then General, then Accessibility. Scroll down to Assistive Touch, then tap on Creature New Gesture. Tap and hold on the screen for six seconds. Save and name the gesture, then turn on Assistive Touch. When you head into Vine, you can tap on the Assistive Touch white dot, find your custom gesture, and enable it. Tapping the blue circle on the screen registers as a tap and hold. When you’re done, remember to turn off Assistive Touch – otherwise every iPhone touch will register as a six second tap and hold. Happy Vining!


Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).