Snapchat On a Roll: Number of Daily Snaps Surpasses Facebook Photo Uploads

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Snapchat, the self-destructing photo and video messaging service for mobile devices, seems to be steadily increasing in traction. The company now processes 400 million snaps (videos or messages sent over Snapchat) per day, according to CNET, much higher than the 350 million photo uploads Facebook sees every day. Is Snapchat on track to be the next social networking giant?

Granted, Snapchat’s 400 million daily snaps may account for not only a combined number of photos and videos sent but may also be inflated by snaps sent to multiple people. Still, 400 million daily snaps is impressive: in fact, it shows that Snapchat traffic has doubled in just fourth months. The company was processing 200 million daily snaps at the end of June when it announced it had expanded its team. For a company that took almost two years to see 200 million daily snaps, traction seems to be growing at an extremely fast rate!

Snapchat’s impressive growth rate might be one reason it turned down Facebook’s recent $ 3 billion offer.

So will Snapchat eventually replace Facebook? Probably not. Like the disappearing nature of snaps, people’s interest in Snapchat is bound to be fleeting. But Snapchat’s recent success shows that people love an app that does one thing and does one thing well, no intrusive ads involved! Now all we need is an extension like Rather to block unwanted and annoying selfies from arriving in our Snapchat inbox.

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Skip iTunes and Add Video Files to VLC for iPhone with Wi-Fi Uploads

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Skip iTunes and Add Video Files to VLC for iPhone with Wi-Fi Uploads

VLC was released back into the iTunes App Store last month, and that means one of the best media players out there is finally back on the iPhone and iPad. If you don’t want to use iTunes just to use VLC, How-To Geek points out that tucked away within VLC’s settings is a way to upload files from your computer to your phone without using iTunes as long as both devices are on the same network.

All you need to do is open up VLC on your Phone and click the button in the top left corner of the app. In this area, enable the “WiFi Upload” upload option, and then make a note of the IP address the app gives you. Next, hop over to your computer, and enter that number into your web browser. Now, just drag that file into your browser, and it’ll upload to VLC on your iPhone. It’s as easy as that. If you want a faster method, you can always sync directly with your computer with software like i-Funbox.

How to Add Files to VLC on your iPhone Without iTunes | How-To Geek

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