This message will self-destruct!

Ten seconds. The maximum time to enjoy a picture reading text on Snapchat PC. It is an instant messaging application that has captivated the young. The tool promises sending pictures, messages and videos to self-destruct and leave no trace “between one and ten seconds after starting the display. This company, in the form of startup, is a milestone towards the privacy of its users.

Its most common public are young zealous security of their messages on the Internet. Privacy, promising their creators, suspicions that this application can be used for sending racy content. However, some experts such as Enrique Dans, say that most of these messages can not be sexual in nature because each profile sends on average about 30 snaps per day.


The user who receives a snap has to hold the screen to display the content. If your finger is removed, the message disappears. This operation is designed precisely to increase security in two ways. The first, which the receiver is accompanied and can no longer connected. And the second, prevent copying of content. On smartphones is complicated “take a screenshot when one finger is touching the screen. Anyway, if the screen “were to occur, the user receives a message that warns.


Despite these precautions, have already been created applications able to hack save messages received in Snapchat. This is nonsense, since the user who submit content to this application makes to never be made public. This leads to the assumption that exchange takes place with people you trust.

In the fight for privacy, the creators of the tool have been added in recent months internal improvements. And they have done that earlier this year a hacker made evident security breaches application. At that time, more than four million users were compromised.

The future

Since its inception Snapchat is collecting a portion of the public who escapes from Facebook. Users fed up with the changes in privacy policies and whose profiles are studied the most to offer targeted advertising. The US giant put a price on this startup: 2.335 million euros. Its founders rejected the offer succulent and now its estimated value was multiplied. At that time, Snapchat not even have a business model established. But a few weeks ago has built generic advertising. The founder Evan Spiegel explained they will work with interesting ads without collecting user information that can compromise your privacy.

Apple To End The Great Bug Fix iMessage

Apple has seen fit to end one of the great controversies of recent times: the dilemma of SMS iMessage. For many periods has been reporting the existence of substantial visitors with severe service failures that prevent them texting once changed mobile device.

Remember that this has been a huge controversy that has been around Apple® recently also popular #Bendgate. IPhone® visitors who used this service and then changed phone, whether by necessity own will, watched in awe as their SMS were kidnapped “by the servers of the company from Cupertino. This is because iMessage on windows is linked to the number of client device rather pregnant the phone. The unrest among those affected was such that in May a multimillion dollar demand from a customer who had stopped receiving SMS after making a change phone was accepted.

Well, to end this in a simple way, Apple has invented a web service (www) that only you must enter the number of affected device, which will be affected by a change of terminal, so that in this way is no longer linked to iMessage. One solution that comes a little late for some however has at least come.

10 Alternatives to WhatsApp

The features that mobile devices today have made it possible for people to communicate. However, due to the various different devices and in many cases companies manufacture are mutually incompatible. WhatsApp is an application that tries to solve this by making a limit to universal application “to communicate between all devices, however there are 10 alternatives to WhatsApp that might be interesting if he does not like it enough.

Segura elements you know it’s WhatsApp and the features it offers and compatibility it has with many mobile devices on the market, but there are new and attractive proposals may find useful, read calls from free, the classic text message to the We know that rates video calls from your operating dora can be very high and we look a little it save you money (in addition to offer alternatives to WhatsApp)

Nimbuzz messenger started with a quirky alternative to WhatApp very simply by offering the possibility of making free calls between nimbuzz users, chat and free messages and the ability to share photos, music and videos between friends, making it attractive for many people. You can also socialize with Nimbuz as you can connect to facebook chat, your section of Twitter and other social networks.

Nimbuzz can be one of the applications easier to use and is available for most mobile devices market. It has paid versions to make them free functions without having the application installed.

Nimbuzz is very complete

eBuddy XMS: A known renovated

kik pc: You can share your files with others

Palringo: You can connect to other silver forms.

Chat Plus: Also for some social networks.

Viber: You can call your friends and video calls

Live Profile: Similar to BlackBerry messenger.

Tango Video Calls free for all silver forms

LINE: The most attractive among alternative to WhatsApp

Facebook Messenger: Ideal for those who use a lot of Facebook.

Applying the same Facebook that is not what Whatsapp me … also upset that it is not available for Android Eclair!

For those who only seek a way to connect to networks I recommend Trillian instant messaging. It is available for Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. The full version and free it completely if you want to pay Make some functions such as cloud sync history Conversations.

The Best Programs For Mac And iOS

The method Masque Attack “could exploit a perceived vulnerability in iOS to install malware. Now even warns the US government against this risk – while Apple points out that users should only install apps from the App Store …

After WireLurker there are now reports back to a iOS vulnerability: Masque Attack will also threaten devices with and without jailbreak.

The iOS 7 brought as a new feature activation barrier, were significantly less attractive to thieves with the iPhones and iPads. With a new Apple utility can be used to determine whether the lock is activated.

You’ve iOS 8 reinstalled? First we have to go through an installation dialog, then we can use iOS device. However, a few adjustments we should make the same at the beginning. Our recommendations:

Also for us GIGA-APPLE editors provides iOS 7 every now and again a surprise, and accessories manufacturers also. A look at the “Made for iPhone hearing aid, and why Apple once again has his nose in front of Android.

Nearly 19,000 different devices are continuing to drive a strong fragmentation of the Android platform, 7,000 more than last year. None of the major OS versions here has a share of over 30 percent. iOS 7 is installed on the other hand, 91 percent of all units …

Individual apps or folders? Microsoft Word or Doodle Jump? Stars or Hot Pants? You have sent us screenshots of your devices – here is a selection:

As can be seen from current figures IDC, the Google operating system can further show off. The Apple iOS -Konkurrent however, experienced a shrinking market share. What are the reasons?

More and more apps games and apps rely on the freemium model, in which the application itself is free, but additional features cost money. However, this in-app purchases can be eliminated.

Users who are 10.5 Leopard work on their Mac with Mac OS X, Skype can not currently use. But this will change again: A company spokesman told 9to5Mac with that there will soon be another version of Skype for Mac OS X 10.5.

The lock screen is something that we do not give users usually very much attention. Possible wiped away quickly, it opens the way to our favorite apps. The following 5 jailbreak tweaks the lock screen is functional and …

With these 5 jailbreak tweaks for iOS 7 it can be even faster, better and more efficiently multitask on iPhone and iPad.

Apple’s iOS operating system is known for its low fragmentation. This is also underlined by the latest figures. Thus iOS 7 has reached a circulation of 90 percent.

At first glance, the weather app of iOS 8 does not differ much from its predecessor. At second glance, we note: There are more weather – more beautiful, and more bad.

Thieves have a hard time with iOS 7: A lost iPhone is backed with an activation barrier – without the Apple ID then nothing works. ChronicUnlocks recently begun to an unlock. What the cost and what is off, we show.

While, however, the mobile traffic Smarthone the associated operating systems can be added to each Apple or Android camps accuse any approach already: In the month of June is the Apple mobile operating system almost on a par with Android.

Apple iOS 7.1.2 has just been made available, the latest version of the operating system for iPhone and iPad.

In the context of the currently taking place in San Francisco I / conference Google has published interesting figures showing that iOS four times more revenue generated as Android.

Popular software for Windows 8 and 8.1

Top downloads for Windows 8 and 8.1: The best free programs

Sebastian Kolar and our author Florian Schmidt, 01.12.2013, 11:30 AM Clock

Who wants to get everything out of Windows 8 and 8.1, additional software needs. Which is the best and most popular programs, click here.


Windows 8 and 8.1 are not perfect, many important programs and functions are missing.

The Windows 8 start was rough, because Microsoft has significantly revamped its operating system. For users it was “Bye, start button! – “Welcome tile surface! Together with the beginning manageable number of executable programs provided for the resentment among the users. With the update to Windows 8.1 Microsoft has responded to the user echo and cared for the overdue fine-tuning. Good: For Windows 8 users the update is free. Less good: it does not solve all problems, many programs and functions are still lacking.

Windows 8.1: Retrofitting what Microsoft has forgotten

With the 8.1 update last for many innovations in Windows collection that had desired user. Unfortunately, some criticisms are not considered: the classic Start menu is still missing, the missing mini applications (gadgets) and the three-dimensional window preview not return. It will disappear with Windows 8.1 also some system functions, including the performance index. Not to worry: the lack of functionality can be retrofitted. The following photo gallery section you will free downloads that will allow you to make Windows 8.1 the perfect operating system.

Windows 8: Improve operating system free

There is no obligation to upgrade to Windows 8.1. Microsoft delivers until October of 2015. Updates to the predecessor. Who wants to wait with the transition and remain only once at Windows 8 has many ways to optimize their system. Below shows COMPUTERBILD free programs that allow you to complete the old start menu, start the system without tile surface, quickly create restore points or upgrade a file manager in tile look. Have fun browsing.

IBM Number One In Software

IBM has announced that the International Data Corporation (IDC) IBM as the industry leader in software-defined-Storage (SDS) estimates in the latest “IDC Worldwide Storage Software QView” for the second quarter of 2014 based on sales. The ranking of the widespread acceptance of the IBM SDS-technologies is reflected by customers looking for faster, more reliable access to their data growth resist.

IDC describes software-defined storage as “platforms that offer the full suite of storage services via a software stack, the standard hardware used with off-the-shelf components.”

The SDS-IBM’s portfolio includes hardware-agnostic software technologies such as a global file system codenamed Elastic Storage, which manages local and global data automatically. It also allows for very high speed data access, ease of administration, and the ability to scale technology infrastructure quickly and cost-effectively. In addition Elastic Storage portfolio also includes storage virtualization software from IBM (SAN Volume Controller), which enables customers to virtualize storage infrastructures for fast, reliable movement of data across heterogeneous storage systems. SAN Volume Controller is also available as part of the IBM Virtual Storage Center, which offers additional features for memory management such as backup, restore and visual management.

Each year, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) IBM partner to deliver a dynamic online and mobile experience for fans of the US Open tournament. The cloud-based infrastructure generates continuously increasing amounts of data, with a corresponding increase in the demand for greater access and analysis results. During the 2013 US Open, for example, provided the USTA 2.9 million hours live video streaming and served more than 400 million page views on their tournament site in the course of just two weeks.

“The versatile and reliable IBM infrastructure that supports the US Open, enables us fans the tournament data and insights they need to provide – no matter where they are,” Nicole Jeter said West, Senior Director of Digital Strategy and Ticketing USTA. “The dynamic IBM Cloud helps us ensure that we are able to provide the right content to tennis enthusiasts around the world instantly.”

The reliable digital platform that US fans provides constant access to real-time scores, stats, videos, etc., is supported by IBM Elastic Storage, the (GPFS) is again based on the IBM General Parallel File System technology.

“IBM Software Defined Storage and his options provide customers with the kind of scalability and fast data access, their customers, employees and partners expect,” said Jamie Thomas, General Manager, Storage and Software Defined Systems, IBM Systems & Technology Group.