Weekly Top 10 Tech News


Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 for this week:

1. Facebook Messenger Copies Facebook’s Copy Of Instagram’s Copy Of Snapchat Stories

Facebook just launched another spin-off of Snapchat Stories. The new version is called Day and it’s being met with some skepticism.

2. VSCO Brings GIFs To Its Main iPhone App

Popular photo editing app VSCO has merged its GIF making app, DSCO, with the goal to attract more users. GIF creation capabilities will only be available for iOS users, however.

3. Vimeo Introduces Support For 360-Degree Videos

Vimeo is a little slow to the game, but it has introduced support for 360-degree videos, along with a dedicated 360 channel, and a number of high-quality features. In addition, Vimeo is also launching a 360 Video School to educate and inspire videomakers.

4. How To Grow Your Audience On Snapchat, According To Data From 217,000 Snaps

Looking to expand your social media outreach to Snapchat? HubSpot shares some detailed insights on best practices for growing–and maintaining–an audience.

5. The Next iOS Will Deeply Change The iPhone, And You Won’t Even Notice

Apple will be introducing a brand new file system with its next iOS update, expected by the end of the month. The new system will automatically convert the files on your phone to the new format, but you may want to backup your phone before updating in the event of complications.

6. WordPress Releases Critical Security Update For Versions 4.7.2 And Earlier

The open-source CMS has released urgent security updates and “strongly encourages” users to update right away.

7. How To Use Instagram Multiple Image Posts

Looking to up your brand’s Instagram game? Social Media Examiner shares the ins and outs of the new multiple image feature along with some best practices.

8. Facebook’s Video Strategy Nets 1,055% Higher Share Rate Than YouTube

Facebook has been giving preference to native video for a while now, but the news that Facebook is gaining on YouTube is definitely worth noting.

9. Messaging App Viber Is Adding Self-Destructing Chats For Its 800 Million Users

As one of the world’s largest messaging apps, Viber is now giving users more control over the privacy of their messages. Their newest feature, secret chats, gives users the choice to start conversations that disappear after a set amount of time.

10. Google Drive Has A Ton Of New Updates That Make It A Lot More Enticing For Business

Their new features include a Team Drive, which is basically a shared cloud folder where coworkers can save files. An eventual replacement for Dropbox, maybe?


Read the Weekly Top 10 Tech News last March 25, 2016.

Read the Weekly Top 10 Tech News last July 28, 2016

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