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Reggie the Snapchatting dog: Who needs thumbs when you’ve got paws?
With Snap-glasses Reggie is the first ever dog to run his own Snapchat account...
17 Jul 17
Snap maps or Snap stalk? New Zealand police raise concern over the app’s new feature
In an update last week Snapchat introduced a map feature that allows users track other people’s locations in real time.
27 Jun 17
Snapchat drones could be coming your way soon
Their latest venture appears to be putting their camera technology atop drones, which could potentially prove to be a game changer.
29 May 17
Snapchat Spectacles put up tidy but modest sales numbers
The numbers weren’t exactly super-specific, but it’s enough to make some estimates of how many units they’ve sold.
11 May 17
Facebook continues the Snapchat cloning process with "Messenger Day" update
If it wasn’t for the distinct lightning bolt icon on your phone, you’d almost mistake the new version of Facebook Messenger for a Snapchat clone.
10 Mar 17
How does the Snapchat IPO make any sense?
IMD Professor Mike Wade talks about tech’s latest public offering, asking, does this make any sense?
03 Mar 17
Snapchat users take care - security predictions for 2017
“Snapchat has become one of the hottest social networking and communication platforms."
06 Dec 16
Snapchat and Skype not up to scratch with user privacy
“If you think instant messaging services are private, you are in for a big surprise."
25 Oct 16
Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up
Two major announcements happened in the world of OTT communications in September, involving Google and Snapchat.
10 Oct 16
Snapchat gets a new name and unveils some fancy sunglasses
“It has been five years since Bobby and I started working on Picaboo, the little app that became Snapchat."
27 Sep 16
Uh oh Instagram, what have you gone and done?
The new feature allows users to share every moment with photos and videos all appearing in a slideshow format. Hmm, feels a little like déjà vu..
03 Aug 16
Snapchat's about to help you keep your "Memories"
Snapchat isn't about the disposable, blink-and-you-miss-it photos anymore. Saving photos, creating Memories and Stories are all part of its evolution.
08 Jul 16
The apps sucking the life out of your phone
The latest report from AVG Technologies reveals what the top apps are for draining battery life on Android devices.
27 Oct 15
Mobile and online messaging traffic skyrockets
Mobile and online messaging traffic will reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019. This is up from 94.2 trillion this year and equals 438bn daily.
08 Jul 15
Kiwi youth indulging in illegal downloads
Almost half of those surveyed admit to unauthorised streaming of TV programmes and almost a third indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies.
19 Jan 15
Snapchat jumps in to the peer-to-peer payment ring
Snapchat has partnered with Square to launch Snapcash, a feature that allows uses to quickly message money to each other.
20 Nov 14
Yahoo gets serious about mobile messaging apps
Snapchat, MessageMe, and Blink investments signal Yahoo’s commitment to messaging
17 Oct 14
Hacked Snapchat accounts use native chat feature to spread diet pill spam
A number of Snapchat users have reported receiving chat messages and photos from their friends promoting diet pill spam.
07 Oct 14
The apps I can't live without...
I don’t like clutter and I’m constantly deleting things off my iPhone that I don’t need...
02 Sep 14
App of the week: Bolt
<span style="color: #000000; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Instagram has released their answer to Snapchat – Bolt.
27 Aug 14
Why leaked sleazy Snapchat emails should matter...
Process the tentacles of this issue for a minute longer, and the recognition that what you’ve created and shared, regardless of application used, lives on.
05 Jun 14
More internet users share photos and videos online
Snapchat leads the way amid a photo and video sharing craze...
12 Feb 14
Giving in to Snapchat...
I don’t think Snapchat will last forever. For one thing not that many people I know use it, or have even heard of it, so if you equate that to the wider world of smart phone users, it’s definitely not the most favourite puppy at the pound.
30 Jan 14
Seedy porn pics = 30,000 Spamchatters scammed
"With 350 million messages sent on Snapchat on a daily basis, it is no surprise that spammers have honed in on the service."
21 Jan 14