Tag Archives: Snapchat

Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall has been advising Snapchat, earning stock

Since leaving Apple Scott Forstall has been quiet. But, according to leaked emails, the man formerly responsible for heading up Apple’s iOS team has been serving as an adviser to ephemeral messaging startup Snapchat, earning himself 0.11% of the company in the process. The email comes from Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures’ CEO and Snapchat board member,…

The TiP Weekly: Instagram hits milestone, Apple Watch enters production, the jailbreaking continues…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…

Snapchat unveils Snapcash, will allow users to send money with Snaps

According to technology blog Re/code, Snapchat is set to release a new feature dubbed “Snapcash,” which will allow users to send money to friends within their Snaps. The report claims Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel informed Re/code of the new feature. The feature is relatively simple to use. When a user types any text including a dollar amount (as seen…

Instagram launches Bolt, its Snapchat competitor, in selected regions

Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched its new app Bolt in selected regions. Bolt, a Snapchat-style messaging app, is the latest attempt by Instagram and its owners Facebook to dethrone Snapchat as the ephemeral messaging app of choice. Instagram has quietly launched the one-tap photo sharing app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, for…

Facebook takes aim at Snapchat with new Slingshot app

After briefly appearing on the App Store last week before being promptly pulled, Facebook has today officially launched its new Slingshot app. Slingshot, which appears at face value to be a Snapchat clone of sorts, allows users to send each other photos and videos with text captions or drawn elements. What’s unique about Slingshot, however, is that…

Snapchat’s new security feature hacked already

Earlier today, Snapchat announced that, in light of its recent security scandal in which 4.6 million phone numbers were stolen, it was going to introduce a new verification system to ensure that all users were in fact human. This includes making sure that users are human by requiring them to select pictures that contain the Snapchat ghost logo. This was…

Snapchat adds humanity test to tighten security

Popular picture messaging app Snapchat has today received a security update that requires users to prove they are human. Upon registering an email address and password on the app, you’ll be prompted to view 9 colorful images. To prove you’re human, you need to selected the images that contain a ghost, obviously you need to get it right to use…

App usage more than doubles in 2013

App availability is perhaps one of the most important factors when it comes to operating systems on smartphones. Even the nicest looking operating systems have no chance to succeed if there isn’t a good availability of apps available for the platform. No one has learned this lesson quite like Palm (and later HP) with their webOS. The operating system…