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Snapchat users share 150m images a day

Snapchat users share 150m images a day

Snapchat has rapidly increased in popularity, with over 150 million photos being shared daily through the service. Evan Spiegel, co-founder of Snapchat, spoke at All Things D's conference, D: Dive Into Mobile, today and stated that in just 4 months, Snapchat's usage had tripled. That number surpasses even the numbers of the popular photo-sharing service, Instagram, where users currently share about 40 million photos a day.

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Snapchat video lands on Android as a private beta

Snapchat video lands on Android as a private beta

Snapchat is an application that has been around for a while now for the iPhone. The app allows users to send pictures and short video clips to other users that are supposed to automatically delete themselves. The problem for a lot of users of the application was that a number of hacks have surfaced that make it rather easy to save content sent using the app.

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Another SnapChat hack lets you save photos forever

Another SnapChat hack lets you save photos forever

If you've ever used the app SnapChat to send out pictures that you didn't want people to have access to forever, you have new reason to be worried today. In the past, a hack surfaced allowing you to see sent pictures and texts after they expired that was rather complicated. The complicated nature of the hack meant most people simply wouldn't bother.

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Facebook Poke and Snapchat bug saves “deleted” videos

Facebook Poke and Snapchat bug saves “deleted” videos

A security flaw that quietly saves private videos in Snapchat and Facebook Poke for future recovery, when the sender expects them to be deleted after a few seconds, has been identified in the new "sexting" apps. Both apps promise a simple way to share photos and video temporarily, with the promise that they'll be deleted shortly after viewing; however, BuzzFeed discovered, a simple third-party file browser can pull the video files from a cached store on your iPhone or iPad, allowing the clips to be archived and shared.

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Twitter may copy Facebook, make features into apps

Twitter may copy Facebook, make features into apps

Some like to poke fun at Facebook for making several impressions on our devices. We’ve got Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Paper (for iPhone users, at least), WhatsApp — it’s a lot. At their “Analyst Day” soiree, Twitter is teasing that they may do just the same. Executives at Twitter told analysts they were working on improving their direct messaging service, and were very high “applications that can live outside of Twitter”. The microblogging platform may also get a “best of” feature to show you what cool things you might have missed, and will get some interesting video features.

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Wiper app now lets you make free encrypted calls

Wiper app now lets you make free encrypted calls

Secure messaging is a big deal to many, with ephemeral services like Snapchat a popular choice. Still, that service has been violated many times, leading some to search for a new path forward. The last time we talked about Wiper, the service was new, and pretty amazing. For a messaging platform, the encrypted app-to-app pipeline and ability to clear the chat on both ends is special. The company has recently released version 2.0 of their app, bringing the encrypted platform full circle.

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Snowball pools all your messages into a universal inbox

Snowball pools all your messages into a universal inbox

There was a time when people had more than just one email account and needed a multi-account app to manage them all from a single place. Today, our messaging accounts have far surpassed our emails so we would need a similar setup to corral all of those lovely, and sometimes not so lovely, one liners into one app to rule them all. Enter Snowball, an Android app that's still in beta and already shows promise in keeping your social life a bit more organized.

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Instagram cuts off social startup Tiiny from ‘find friends’ API access

Instagram cuts off social startup Tiiny from ‘find friends’ API access

Tiiny, the new social media app from Digg-founder Kevin Rose, has just lost access to Instagram's social graph, meaning users on the former can no longer easily find and connect with their friends from the later. The simplest, and most logical, reason for this is that Instagram views Tiiny as a possible growing threat to its dominance, and doesn't want to give it a free leg up in the ever-competing social network market.

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GM to install distraction-tracking gadgets in 500k cars

GM to install distraction-tracking gadgets in 500k cars

If you're on the road, there's a good chance that you've fired off at least one text message while behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a perilous activity for all involved, but that hasn't stopped many drivers from updating statuses, responding to snapchats, and other similar activities while behind the wheel. Various "nanny" systems have been proposed that will take action against this, and it seems GM will be the first automaker to mass produce vehicles with such a system in place.

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