Why cheating spouses need to get an iPhone

It only takes a nosy spouse to kill the tiger you are.

But a new iPhone app launched last week, aptly named TigerText will ensure that no jealous spouse will chase you with a club.

Text messages sent from the app will neither be saved nor can they be forwarded. After a set time the text will vanish into thin air.

It works like this: when, say, a prominent politician sends his mistress an iPhone message via TigerText, the mistress will be prompted to install the app. When she has done so, she can read the message, but she can’t keep it. In fact, the message is never actually sent to her phone; it’s stored on TigerText’s servers. After the politician’s specified time span has elapsed — anywhere from one minute to five days — the message ceases to exist. There’s even a “delete on read” setting, which counts down from 60 after a message is opened and erases its text at zero.

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