The developer of Spectacles for recording Snapchat videos, Evan Spiegel, says that Apple has already been helping his business, and that he expects Apple Glasses to complement devices instead of replacing them.
According to a report on Thursday, a number of Snap employees abused privileged data management tools to snoop on Snapchat users, in some cases potentially gaining access to location and contact information, as well as saved Snaps.
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Snapchat has responded to calls from users demanding a rollback of an update to the image sharing app, though while the firm acknowledges the high number of complaints, it advises it will not be reversing its design changes, but instead will make it easier for people to use.
Snap this week dramatically missed Wall Street estimates, reporting a net loss of $443.2 million — with a big write-off of $39.9 million in Snap Spectacles about a year after release. Should Apple jump in to the headset market as rumored, Snap's own wearable ambitions may only get worse.
At one point in 2016 Google floated the idea of buying Snap — the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat — for at least $30 billion, and a similar offer may remain open, according to a report.
Though its listing on the App Store is decidedly vague, a new app dubbed TrickPics is actually the creation of pornography streaming site Pornhub, allowing users to censor nude photographs on their iPhone with augmented reality.
Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.
Snap Inc, the company behind the Snapchat iOS app, is preparing an initial public offering which it hopes can raise $3 billion, with the Securities and Exchange Commission filing identifying Apple and its iMessage platform as one of its main competitors.