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Why SnapSaved’s hack proves Snapchat itself isn’t secure

It’s too easy for third-party services to tap into Snapchat’s API and save your “disappearing” data.

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.

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Facebook rolls out new collage design to put your best photos forward

Instead of having each photo laid out in a uniform grid, photos with the most likes are highlighted and displayed a bit larger.

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Swarm’s Notification Center update makes it slightly more useful

Foursquare's Swarm update now lets you check-in through its Notification Center widget for iOS 8.

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Why Facebook’s anonymous app will look nothing like Secret

The network could be eyeing anonymous discussions around health for its rumored new app.

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Yovo bets on security to stand out from the pack of ephemeral messaging apps

The new iOS app’s defining feature prevents people from taking screenshots of your photos.

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Podcast: Pondering the rumored Oct 16 iPad event

Chris Breen and Susie Ochs consider a rumored Apple event, HP splitting (again), Facebook and the Like economy, and Yosemite features.

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Facebook reportedly working on a community-focused health app

Unlike Apple, Facebook doesn’t want to track your vitals. Yet.

Today in Twitter: Updates for Twitter for Mac and Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter for Mac gets new photo options, and Tweetbot for iOS gets the iOS 8 treatment with interactive notifications.

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Facebook still plans to study you, but promises to ‘learn and improve’

The network cleaned up its research guidelines to prevent unnecessary experiments.

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Path takes laziness to a new level with business messaging

Now a messaging app will call businesses for you and then message you their answers. We've reached peak messaging.

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5 reasons why Ello isn’t the second coming of Facebook

The idea of Ello and the actual user experience are completely different.

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Meet Ello, an ad-free social network that's proudly pro-privacy (but with caveats)

The site still gathers certain types of data about users

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The Tao of Apple rumors

How do rumors keep moving? Energy is never lost.

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Twitter upgrades for iOS 8 with a profile makeover

The best part about Twitter’s update: Interactive push notifications.