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The best photo places in Newcastle: spots you’ll want to snap
The best photo places in Newcastle: spots you’ll want to snap By Pocket-lint Promotion

One of the biggest, most-populous and diverse cities in the UK, Newcastle is famous for so much more than just its Geordie residents.We’ve teamed up with Panasonic Lumix and Jessops to showcase some of the best UK photo locations, with top photo spots... Read more

Snapchat's controversial redesign caused it to hemorrhage users
Snapchat's controversial redesign caused it to hemorrhage users By Maggie Tillman

Snapchat has lost a whopping three million users.It had 188 million daily active users during the three-month period that ended in June 2018. That's a 2-percent drop from the 191 million daily active users it has at the end of the first quarter. Keep... Read more

Snapchat launches Lens Explore so you can find new lenses to try
Snapchat launches Lens Explore so you can find new lenses to try By Maggie Tillman

Snap is finally letting you access all those Lens Studio creations, with a new update to the Snapchat app.Last December, Snap launched a free desktop app, called Lens Studio, that gave everyone the ability to create augmented reality "lenses" for Snapchat.... Read more

Snapchat might add an app store with in-app games this autumn
Snapchat might add an app store with in-app games this autumn By Maggie Tillman

Snapchat is about to launch an app store for games.According to The Information, Snapchat is planning to launch a gaming platform next autumn that will live within its mobile app. It's even landed deals with at least one gaming publisher to make a title... Read more

New Snap Spectacles 2018: Everything you need to know
New Snap Spectacles 2018: Everything you need to know By Elyse Betters

Snap, the company behind the popular Snapchat app, has announced a new pair of smart glasses which are - even just looking at the basic details - a far better attempt at creating some smart glasses.Called Spectacles, they're the second version of a product... Read more

New Snap Spectacles now available, Snapchat glasses V2
New Snap Spectacles now available, Snapchat glasses V2 By Rik Henderson

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has released its second generation Spectacles, as heavily rumoured over the last month or so.Available in the UK, US, Canada and France, priced £150, $150 and €180 respectively, the enhanced specs have a smaller profile... Read more

Snappables: How to use Snap's new lenses with built-in AR games
Snappables: How to use Snap's new lenses with built-in AR games By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated again!Seriously, at this point, it seems like the app pushes out new features and changes its core functionality every other week. The latest example is a new type of lenses called Snappables. These are designed to let you play augmented... Read more

Snap Spectacles 2.0: New pair of Spectacles pop up in FCC filing
Snap Spectacles 2.0: New pair of Spectacles pop up in FCC filing By Elyse Betters

It's official: Snap has developed a new pair of smart glasses.Documents published by the US Federal Communications Commission, and spotted by Variety, describe a “wearable video camera” made by Snap. The device has "Spectacles" branding and "Model... Read more

Those exclusive Snapchat Lenses for iPhone X users have arrived
Those exclusive Snapchat Lenses for iPhone X users have arrived By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has finally released those exclusive Lenses for iPhone X users. There's three of them at launch, and you can try them now.Snapchat Lenses are augmented reality filters that enhance your face or your surroundings. In this case, the filters are... Read more

Snapchat rolls out group video chat and @ mentions (about time, too)
Snapchat rolls out group video chat and @ mentions (about time, too) By Dan Grabham

Snapchat has just announced some new features that it should have had already – group video chat plus the ability to @ mention people in their story (just like on every other social platform, some might say).  Snapchat custom lenses: How to create... Read more

Snap is developing two new versions of its Spectacles wearable
Snap is developing two new versions of its Spectacles wearable By Elyse Betters

Snap didn't sell many Spectacles. But it isn't giving up.The company behind the Snapchat app is apparently developing new versions of Spectacles, according to a report from Cheddar's Alex Heath.  In 2016, Snap launched the smart glasses, allowing Snapchat... Read more

Snapchat custom lenses: How to create your own lens right now
Snapchat custom lenses: How to create your own lens right now By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has become unnecessarily complicated.We've published so many guides on how the app works and how you can take full advantage of its features, and yet, it updates every other week, which throws a wrench into the mix and makes it complicated for... Read more

How to get rid of Snapchat's new update and turn off auto updates
How to get rid of Snapchat's new update and turn off auto updates By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is rolling out a massive update to users in the UK - and people are not happy about it.The update essentially shuffles around core features, like putting Snapchat Stories from your friends on the Chat/Friend screen (to the left of the camera).... Read more

What is Snapchat, how does it work and what is it used for?
What is Snapchat, how does it work and what is it used for? By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is confusing. Right?We’ll agree it seems that way. It basically updates every couple weeks, at the very least, adding new features or changing core functions. And, at the end of the day, the whole concept behind Snapchat is, well, odd. After... Read more

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future
Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future By Elyse Betters

Snap wants to be a hardware company, although it can't sell hardware. Last year, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, launched Spectacles, a pair of smart glasses that allowed users to capture photos and videos that could then be uploaded online through... Read more

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps
Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's latest update completely changes how you use Bitmoji.Last year, Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Snapchat is now leveraging that acquisition in away that reminds us of Pokemon Go. In that AR-based game, you can look through... Read more

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained
Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained By Elyse Betters

Mozilla has launched a new website that simplifies the process of sending large files to another person.Called Send, the site (or tool, rather) is essentially the Snapchat of file sharing. That's because once a file has been received and downloaded... Read more

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object
Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated again.And the latest changes should make it easier for you to record and edit many snaps. It's introducing two new features, the first of which is called multi-snap recording, while the second is called tint brush. Here's everything... Read more

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now
Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's funky Snap Spectacles just got much easier to find and buy.When they were first introduced, you could only purchase them from pop-up vending machines, though they eventually went on sale online. But let's be real, unless available through some... Read more

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?
Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap? By Elyse Betters

Surprise! Snapchat has updated again.At this point, Snapchat updates are becoming a weekly, if not daily, thing. But this latest update is worth talking about, because it gives average iOS and Android users a feature commonly limited to brands and advertisers:... Read more

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained
What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained By Elyse Betters

Another day, another Snapchat update.There was once a time when people complained about continual UI updates from Facebook, but with apps like Snapchat adding new features on what seems like a weekly basis, we've come to accept - and maybe even appreciate... Read more

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works
Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works By Max Langridge

Following the European release of the Snap Spectacles, Snap Inc. could be gearing up to release a second pair, but this time with augmented reality built-in. This according to sources familiar with the plans, speaking to TechCrunch. Snap Spectacles: What... Read more

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses
Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's parent company Snap makes a pair of smart glasses you can use to capture snaps.These glasses, called Snap Spectacles, come with two mini cameras situated on the side of each eyepiece. They can record small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds,... Read more

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?
Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them? By Elyse Betters

For those who don't already know, Snapchat's parent company Snap sells its own Google Glass-style pair of sunglasses. They're a bit more basic than Google's defunct headset or other augmented-reality devices, but they're certainly striking. The idea... Read more

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes
Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes By Rik Henderson

Snap, the parent company behind Snapchat, has finally released its Snap Spectacles in the UK.The sunglasses come with two mini cameras - one situated on the side of each eyepiece - and can capture small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds. The resulting... Read more

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want
How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want By Elyse Betters

Snapchat just changed the way its biggest hook works.Previously, if you wanted to view a photo or video that someone sent you via Snapchat, you had up to 10 seconds to do so before the media (aka snap) disappeared. That time limit depended on the settings... Read more

33 of the best Snapchat fails and comedy snaps around
33 of the best Snapchat fails and comedy snaps around By Adrian Willings

Snapchat is one of the most popular apps around.It lets you share photos and video which will self-destruct after a few seconds of the recipient viewing them and that makes for a simple, quick and, sometimes, funny way to communicate. And that means... Read more

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here
Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's latest feature combines 3D effects with augmented reality.The app has launched a new type of world lenses. Snapchat first introduced world lenses last year. They're a filter of sorts not limited to selfies. While standard lenses let you try... Read more

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen
Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated to allow users to create shortcuts of their best friends’ Bitmoji and add them to their home screen.These nifty shortcuts appear in a new Snapchat Widget that's rolling out. If you tap a shortcut, it will immediately open a text... Read more

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat
Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is rolling out a new design for iOS and Android users.The update (version 10.0.0), which released on 23 January, not only introduces a quicker way to start chats with friends and groups from anywhere in the app, but also universal search bar... Read more

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about
16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is easy to learn and use -- as long as you have someone to show you the ropes.You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle or filter or sticker or lens over top, and then send the final creation (aka a "snap") to a friend. Or, you... Read more

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories
28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories By Elyse Betters

It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on just about every social network, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But Snapchat is the exception; it doesn't even make it close to easy.To add Snapchatters, you must know their usernames,... Read more

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature
Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature By Elyse Betters

Nine months after Snapchat overhauled its chat experience, it has launched a new chat feature: Groups.Groups is basically a way for you to chat in groups. Snapchat said it announced the feature just in time for the holidays because it's a "great time... Read more

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work
Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work By Elyse Betters

Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... Read more

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles
Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles By Max Langridge

Snapchat is going through a period of change, first, it has shortened its name to Snap Inc. and now it’s released its first retail product, Spectacles.The name change is because of the new product, until the new glasses, Snapchat’s only product was... Read more

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how
Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how By Elyse Betters

Just when you've finally figured out how Snapchat works, the app radically switches things up by introducing a massive update with new tricks.Last March, for instance, it rolled out Chat 2.0, with the goal of overhauling the chat experience inside Snapchat.... Read more

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series
MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series By Elyse Betters

Remember MTV Cribs? It's been given a second chance to live.The show launched on the US cable network in 2000, allowing various celebrities to give viewers tours of their mansions. Pharrell Williams, Pam Anderson, 50 Cent, and so many others participated.... Read more

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos
Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has pushed an update to its iOS app that lets you attach emoji to objects in video snaps.With this new functionality, you can do things like add a smirking kitty emoji to an actual cat's face in a video. It'll stick to the cat and follow it around... Read more

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling
Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling By Elyse Betters

Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling.According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... Read more

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access
Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access By Elyse Betters

Snapchat rolls out several smaller updates to its app throughout the year, but every now and then, it surprises us with something major. Today, for instance, it upgraded the app's chat experience to something described as "Chat 2.0".Here's what you need... Read more

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos
Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is looking for new ways to spruce up its app.According to Fortune, Snapchat just bought the company behind the Bitmoji app for around $100 million. The app basically lets you create an avatar or comic of yourself, and then you can share that... Read more

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'
Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories' By Elyse Betters

Searching for specific people - namely celebrities - on Snapchat has never been easy, because it's hard to tell which account is real, but with a new update to the app, things just got a little less confusing.Similar to Twitter's verified feature, Snapchat... Read more

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?
Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything? By Elyse Betters

Snapchat introduced a new feature called Lenses in September. They were free at the time, but now they cost money if you want to keep them.Snapchat is actually launching a Lens store, with the purpose of letting you buy Lenses for $0.99 apiece. You will... Read more

Burberry is using Snapchat to debut its next fashion collection before the runway
Burberry is using Snapchat to debut its next fashion collection before the runway By Elyse Betters

A British luxury fashion house has teamed up with Snapchat, in an effort to stay relevant in a multi-platform digital age, as well as to preview its 2016 Spring/Summer collection before the clothes hit the runway.Burberry has announced that its upcoming... Read more

A new Snapchat update just made the app a lot less annoying to use
A new Snapchat update just made the app a lot less annoying to use By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated in a big way, because now, you might actually want to use it.If you’ve ever tried to view a snap or story within Snapchat, you’ve probably wanted to ditch the app altogether after about five minutes. For whatever reason the design... Read more

Snapchat finally adds two-factor authentication: Here's how to log in securely
Snapchat finally adds two-factor authentication: Here's how to log in securely By Elyse Betters

If we're being honest here, it's weird that Snapchat has only now just added two-factor authentication.The ephemeral messaging app for Android and iOS devices has updated, ushering in a brand new feature called "Login Verification". When enabled, Snapchat... Read more

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat
3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has green-lit another web series, but this one is all about Sofia Vergara.The upcoming show - which is considered a shortform series because it'll only consist of six quick episodes shot in a vertical video format - is called Vergaraland and... Read more

Killer caught after sending sick Snapchat selfie
Killer caught after sending sick Snapchat selfie By Rik Henderson

An American teenager who allegedly murdered a classmate was caught by police after he sent a Snapchat photo of himself posing with the deceased to another student.Maxwell Marion Morton sent the sick selfie to a friend, who grabbed a screenshot of the... Read more

Snapchat's Literally Can't Even is a new web series with Sasha Spielberg, Emily Goldwyn
Snapchat's Literally Can't Even is a new web series with Sasha Spielberg, Emily Goldwyn By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is now making original series content for its app.Sasha Spielberg, daughter of the well-known film director and producer Steven Spielberg, and Goldwyn, daughter of film producer John Goldwyn, are the co-creators and writers of the first new series,... Read more

Snapchat secrets leak through Sony hack, CEO says he wanted to 'cry all morning'
Snapchat secrets leak through Sony hack, CEO says he wanted to 'cry all morning' By Elyse Betters

The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster for Snapchat's CEO, it seems.Leaked emails uncovered from the Sony Entertainment Pictures hack have recently disclosed several of Snapchat's business plans, to which the company's CEO has responded... Read more