Tag Archives: Snapchat

Apple working on video-sharing social media application for 2017

Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a Snapchat and Instagram competitor targeted at younger users. The motivation behind the movie is because social apps have a high level of engagement on the iPhone. The goal behind the project’s development is to offer simple video editing with tools that appeal to the generation of users growing up with…

Snapchat geofilters for WWDC 2016 is now live

With WWDC kicking off soon, Apple has created custom geofilters for the popular social media Snapchat. In line with the WWDC 2016 logo, the filters are a play on code similar to what’s shown on Apple’s Developer Portal. Earlier this year, Snapchat added the ability for users to create custom filters at a cost. Apple appears to be using two filters…

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…