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Mark Cuban Wants Your Text Messages to Self Destruct

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and frequent “shark” on Shark Tank, has been pushing a new app on Twitter lately—Cyber Dust. It destroys text messages, much like Snapchat destroys photos. (PS, his handle for the app is @blogmaverick.) Cyber Dust for iOS (and coming soon for Android) sends completely encrypted text messages that [...]

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Get The Scoop: Slingshot Vs Snapchat

After last week’s accidental launch, Facebook has now intentionally launched their jab in response to Snapchat’s success, and they’re calling it Slingshot. Within the U.S. it is available on iOS and Android. Why has Facebook created yet another app? How does it compare to Snapchat? Can Facebook pull off creating a real competitor app? These [...]

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This App Is Basically Snapchat For Texts, Once Read, They Disappear

With so much written communication in our society today, it is easy to understand why some people are concerned about their words being used against them. Whether it is discussing confidential information or everyday gossip, having written proof or documentation should be avoided. Confide is an app that solves this problem. Like Snapchat, once your [...]

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Best Reason To Buy A Galaxy Note 3? Using The Stylus For Snapchat

Last weekend I upgraded my HTC One for a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It was the first time I had owned a “phablet” and also the first time I’d had a device with a stylus since using a Palm Pilot my first year in college (which, at the risk of aging myself, was 2002.) The [...]

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Facebook Launching ‘Paper’ App For iOS Available Today

When you think about how you use your smartphone for social networking, your home screen is probably full. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Foursquare, and some of the smaller niche networks like Path, Circle, Vine, and even MySpace, how many more could you possibly need? The king of the social network jungle [...]

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How To Use Big Letters On Snapchat

Maybe you’ve gotten a Snapchat from a friend featuring some rather large white letters, quite different from the small text bar you’re used to. Want to be a part of the club? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s a step by step guide to the big letters 1) Update your Snapchat app 2) Go [...]

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Find Out Here If Your Personal Information Leaked In The Snapchat Hack

On New Years Eve, a group of tech-savvy security researchers (not hackers) created a website called SnapchatDB.info, where they host a database with 4.6 million user names and phone numbers of Snapchat users who live in various parts of the United States and make it freely available for download. For now, the group has left [...]

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Know Thy App

Apps use data. That’s a fact. So how do you know how much data your apps are going through on any given day? Check out Know My App, a website that tests popular apps and gives you estimates on how much data these apps use for both iOS and Android devices. Let’s take SnapChat as [...]

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Snapchat Rejects Facebook’s $3 Billion Cash Offer

Earlier this week, you might have heard that Snapchat turned down an offer from Facebook to be acquired for $3 billion in cash. It’s mind numbing. I wrote about it on my blog and wanted to share a few thoughts. Just to keep things in perspective here: Snapchat is a 2 year old product (Sept. [...]

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How To Delete Or Edit Snapchat Stories (Or Parts Of Them)

Snapchat recently announced Snapchat Stories. Below is a guide to help you edit or delete the Snapchat Stories you publish. At the bottom of the page there’s a video showing the process too. Step 1: Go to your ‘My Friends’ screen in the Snapchat app and tap on your name at the top of the [...]

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