Apple’s bug bounty program, Instagram Stories and more: mobile buzz of the week

The lines between digital, mobile, technology and apps are blurring in today’s world. We at Robosoft are keen followers of developments in this arena. Here’s a quick summary of what’s buzzing:

Apple announces bug bounty program

Last week, Apple announced its first-ever bug bounty program that will award up to $200,000 to researchers who discovered vulnerabilities in its products. Apple is one of the last major tech companies to launch such a program. While for now, the new program is invite-only, Apple plans to slowly expand the program. It is scheduled to officially launch in September.

Instagram announces Stories

Instagram has launched a new Snapchat-like video and photo feature called ‘Stories’. This new feature lets users share multiple photos and videos in a slideshow format that disappear after 24 hours. As the demographics of Snapchat and Instagram are beginning to overlap, the companies are now looking for new ways to increase user engagement and drive better ad revenues.

LinkedIn introduces 30-second videos

After its recent acquisition, LinkedIn has just unveiled a new feature where more than 500 influencers on LinkedIn will share their thoughts on trending professional topics and news in a 30-second video. The new content format would be easy to consume and share. With industry insights and unique career and productivity-based content, LinkedIn could be a major source of knowledge transfer and interaction with popular figures, which isn’t available elsewhere.

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Apple Music is now out of beta on Android

Recently, Apple released Apple Music for Android. The app, which was in beta till now, brings some new features after the update including an equalizer, as well as performance, playback and stability improvements. However, it does not have the refreshed user interface that’s expected to arrive on iOS 10. From the time of its release, Apple has more than 15 million paying subscribers and more than 30 million songs.

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