Snapchat released an offensive Juneteenth filter, then deleted it, and is now sorry about it
Snapchat apologized for the gaffe, claiming that the filter was not approved by the company’s review process prior to its release.
Snapchat won’t promote Trump’s account after finding his posts call for violence
Trump’s Snapchat account will continue to exist, but removing it from the Discover feed essentially robs him of regular promotion before millions of users.
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WhatsApp might be working on Snapchat-like “self-destructing” messages
WhatsApp was spotted testing a “Delete messages” feature in its latest beta for Android (version 2.19.348). Check out the details!
Snapchat has just released the new and more expensive Spectacles 3
You can now get Snapchat’s new Spectacles 3 to let everybody see the world through your perspective
Pocketnow Daily: Where is the Galaxy Fold? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Fold being canceled, a new foldable design and more.
Unsinkable Apple, fallible Android | #PNWeekly 300
On this week’s show, Apple continues to ruffle feathers for the way it conducts business and gets away with it. Meanwhile, another dirty secret about Android slips loose.
Believe it or not, Snap’s ‘002’ Spectacles could be right around the corner
Despite the spectacular failure of the initially well-received Spectacles, Snap Inc. looks keen to release a second version soon, possibly followed by a third next year.
After Facebook, BlackBerry also wants Snap to pay for messaging patent infringement
Canada-based BlackBerry Limited may be out of the mobile phone-making business, but it’s certainly not out of the tech company-suing business, setting its sights on Snap Inc shortly after Facebook.
Instagram may allow regrams within Stories
In one way, this should help ‘Grammers reach their fans and friends with posts that might otherwise get lost in the feed that Instagram has so lovingly curated.
Google says Pixel Visual Core is not used for Pixel 2’s native camera app
The company said so in an interview published in November. Why is it the case that Facebook can use this machine-learning co-processor, but not Google Camera?
Direct from Instagram puts focus on interpersonal pic sharing
Imagine a Snapchat stripped of curated content, just stuff from friends. Now imagine Instagram stuffing payment systems and bots and stickers…
Will Samsung have the balls to make a graphene battery? | #PNWeekly 281
Graphene as a battery material has been floating around for decades, but will Samsung finally get to harnessing its power? We discuss on our show!
Snapchat ART will guide users through augmented reality exhibits
Jeff Koons is the first artist that will have his exhibits displayed in this program, spanning 11 locations across the globe to start.
Snapchat Spectacles are now available on Amazon in the US for same old $130 price
Initially available only in physical “Snapbots”, then on Snapchat’s official website as well, Spectacles have finally expanded to Amazon stateside.
Facebook Messenger Day is the latest Snapchat Stories copycat for Android and iOS
Frames, effects, stickers, easy photo and video sharing, all available for just 24 hours. This Facebook Messenger Day thing sure sounds familiar.
Forget MWC 2017, how about Android Oreo in space? | #PNWeekly 241
So, forget the whole MWC 2017 thing, let’s just do a whole podcast on Snapchat Spectacles, LTE-U and Android Pocky. How’s about that?
Snapchat Spectacles, because we all loved Google Glass
The privacy debates that it brought up were damaging. In terms of Snapchat, instant communication to a selective audience really might work people over.
Apple’s own Snapchat could signify a huge services milestone
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Introducing nostalgia-uh, we mean Snapchat Memories
Snapchat Memories will bring snapshotting to a whole new level right within the app. You can remix Snaps and Stories into new Stories, too.
Massive Snapchat update delivers new video, photo, audio tools: meet Chat 2.0
Discover all the new ways to communicate landing with today’s Snapchat Chat 2.0 update.
Facebook, Google and WhatsApp rumored to step up privacy-protection efforts
Though the outcome of Apple’s legal war with the FBI regarding iPhone encryption is uncertain, WhatsApp and other companies will upgrade privacy protection.
LG G5 release date, slow Galaxy S7 pre-sales, and Huawei’s first Leica phone | Pocketnow Weekly 191
On this week’s show: Slow Galaxy S7 pre-sales, LG G5 release date, and Huawei’s first Leica phone! Join us for the Pocketnow Weekly episode 191!
Snapchat “will do everything to kill” Microsoft devs like Rudy Huyn
Windows 10 Mobiel social media client developer Rudy Huyn revealed on Twitter that he’s been gagged by Snapchat lawyers on why he can’t run the 6Snap app.
Instagram’s rumored “Bolt” app to take on Snapchat?
Learn more about Instagram’s rumored launch of a service called Bolt, which intends to compete against Snapchat in self-destructing photo chats.