Showing posts with label Snapchat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snapchat. Show all posts

Friday, 13 February 2015

Get Started With Snapchat Discover

We all know that in present, mobile chatting apps are doing wonder for communication as they are easy in use, provide instant messaging, and they are almost free. On Google play store, many mobile chatting apps are available such as; Whats App, Viber, Hike, Snapchat and more, all are launching innovative services to capture major market share like; before some days Whats App has launched a web version for their apps in the same way to compete with others Snapchat, announced to launch a new service, which will be known as Discover.

Snapchat Discover is service, which will bring the video content on daily basis from various providers such as; ESPN, CNN, BBC and more. All the video content in Snapchat Discover will refreshed on every 24 hours and they will provide the new stories, photos, and videos for view. It is expected that Snapchat will become one stop app for chatting, news, hottest music and cooking lessons. If you want to access the Snapchat Discover, so all you need to update your Snapchat app on your iOS or Android device.

How to access the Snapchat Discover? 

To access the new feature in Snapchat, you need to swipe to the left in Snapchat as main screen will show the new stories. In top right corner you will find the new circular button, which will launch the Discovery screen with mixed result as swiping to left t will showcase the stories screen. In present, grids of 12 content providers are displaying the different stories on main Discover screen and if you will tap to any one channel so that icon will launch the respective the channel.

It is expected that each and every channel will offer a different mix of text articles and as well as videos. While launching the first time channel you will see the message of Snapchat, which will guide you, but don’t worry it will be short in nature and provide you easy way to use the service, whereas; you will have an option to swipe up any provided preview to either watch the video or as well as read the article.

According to Snapchat officials, Social media companies tell us that what are trending, but we see it differently and we love to count on editors and artists because it’s not a matter of likes, clicks and shares. According to Snapchat officials, this service will be better alternative for other apps, as this service is providing various services at one platform, so now users need not to use many other services because here they can grab news stories, articles, videos, and other shows.

In Snapchat discover you can watch the videos, which will have the length of one minute to over 15 minutes depending on the news of content and its source. In Snapchat you can easily swipe down on a video or any other article to go back to the list of content from channels whereas; other swipe will bring you back to main Discover screen.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Whatsapp and iMessage Could Be Banned Under New Surveillance Plans


According to recent reports, Snapchat, WhatsApp and iMessage could be banned in the U.K. after the murder of Charlie Hebdo. It was the shocking event in Paris where leaders of the world prove that, how little they understand the latest technology. David Cameron, in an event in Nottingham, England, stated about how Britain has been able to access any form of communication with advanced technology and tools.

Phone calls, internet traffic, letters all can be intercepted due security and intelligence reasons, but as per the Cameron few services such as; WhatsApp, Facebook, iMessage, Snapchat and countless other smaller versions can be problem for national security. At the end of whole speech, David Cameron stated, “The first duty of government is to keep the country safe for our people, so that they can enjoy the life.”

As per another member and Mayor from Cameron’s party, Boris Johnson, “I am pretty interested in civil liberties stuff and if they are threat, so I want to listen their calls and check their emails to”. It can be alarming quote for those who have tipped to be a future British PM. No doubt, David Cameron was referring to listen only terrorists, but we all know that for this they need to keep an eye on all residents.

In the world of democracy, if you have elects those who are best according to you and later you are managing the money after paying taxes to live in better country. According to normal peoples we haven’t elect them to spy on our private life, to stop us from having basic rights and freedom, we didn’t have put them in charge, it means they couldn’t have a understanding about latest technology then our teenagers.

The argument presented by government and its officials, mobile services such as; WhatsApp, Facebook, iMessage, Snapchat are not freely accessible from their intelligence agencies. It is expected that government has approached those companies and asked to keep an eye on their messages, but their request denied. Now government has only option either to break in their security or to get a court order for further records.

But it’s nothing other than stupidity to stop normal people doing normal things through their instant messaging services; the latest technology is the easy medium for terrorists to communicate securely. If two or more machines are running for communications through Tor, while using 256bit encryption with the help of an IRC server so it can give same headache to government. Government can have little trouble to see those chats as the source and destination with the chat content of messages would be fairly secure throughout the process.

Ultimately, this is all what British government wants, and French government seems to follow the same route in a system as China is doing as they are routing all the traffic through government firewalls and normal people can access only approved sites and services. But the other fact is it is more difficult to stop the people from using the communication apps.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Everything That You Need to Know About Snapping

Marketing and sales plays a major role in a business to get it flourish. Snapchat is one that application that has become popular among the teens within short period of time. You must be amazed by couple of facts about the Snapchat that,

  • It was founded in 2011, as a class project at the Stanford University. 
  • Over 20 million snaps were sent per day in October 2012. 
  • In the mid year of 2013 that is around in the month of June, over 200 million snaps were sent per day.
  • Today in the present time around 400 million snaps are sent per day. This is around 1,750 percent in just a year.

Teenagers response to snapchat’s leaked images

Secretly several thousands of snapchat images and videos were hacked by the third party applications but the recent news confirms that the hacked images and videos have been released by the third party online sites after reserving them for long period of time. The most shocking part of the news is that total of over 90,000 personal snapchat pictures and 9,000 snapchat videos of the teenagers have been leaked online. The users of the snapchat were mostly aged between 13 and 17; news is confirmed by the officials.

But can the snapchat alone be questioned for this negligence? Another app that is being investigated is the Snapsave. Snapsave is an android application that allows users to save their snapchat pictures and videos.

The snapsave application

When the representative of snapchat Georgie Casey was questioned about the leaking or snapping of the pictures, he replied, “Our application has nothing to do with it and we have never logged usernames or password and neither the snapchat runs on a cloud setup.”

Another popular app which came into limelight was Snapsaved which is similar to that of snapsave. Snapsaved impersonated the original app which allows the users to save their pictures permanently. This snapping scam has not only affected the common people but its impact has also affected several Hollywood celebrities like Rhianna, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kim Kardashian. The nude pictures of these popular celebrities were also leaked.

Many users have downloaded the leaked images claiming that the images downloaded by them were not searchable unlike any other images from Several cases and objections have been logged against the app but the app is constantly declining the responsibility for the snapping of the leaked pictures issuing a statement snapchatters were victimized by their usage of the third party apps to save the pictures, a practice that we prohibited in our terms and conditions of use.”

The popularity of the snapchat among the teenagers can be easily revealed by a fact that universal studio’s production movie; Ouija’s 19 sec promotional trailer was launched in the snapchat as Universal Studio’s have been collaborated with the snapchat. According to the news the movie Ouija got massive opening, topping the charts and made over $20 million in its first week and 75 percent of its visitors were under the age of 25 years and 61 percent of the visitors were female.