Apple's recently released Clips app for iOS is designed to let users easily edit and share photos and videos. A relatively straightforward interface allows you to trim videos, add various filters and animated titles and captions known as "Live Titles," and add a variety of effects including animated backgrounds, soundtracks, emoji, animated symbols and more. Once your video is finished it is easy to share via Messages, or send directly to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other social media sites.
Amazon Prime is widely known for its member benefits that include free two day shipping, access to extensive movie and music libraries with Prime Video and Prime Music, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, access to a variety of deals and discounts, access to a library of audio books, free grocery and restaurant delivery in certain locations, and more.
Developers have been taking full advantage of Apple's new iMessage App Store introduced in iOS 10. iPhone and iPad owners can now download and send Stickers, and even play games within their Messages app. Starbucks has taken the feature even further by introducing a new way to send Gifts through iMessage with Apple Pay. Anyone who sends $5 through the Starbucks app will also receive $5 until April 23rd (or until 45,000 gifts are sent). Here's how to send Starbucks Gifts through your Messages app:
Online privacy and security is a constant concern that continues to grow and evolve with new technologies and policies. The government clearly aligns with big business on privacy issues, as evidenced by the recent repeal of the FCC privacy rules that would block ISPs from selling their customers' data without consent. While many turn to VPNs to bolster their online privacy, there are still concerns over call and message privacy.
If you have a Google account (which you do if you have a gmail account), you also have access to 15 GB of free cloud storage via Google Drive. Google Drive has an iOS app that you can use to backup your photos, contacts, calendar and other files. It is basically Google's version of iCloud, but you start with 15 free GB instead of 5. Here's how to set it up and use it on your iPhone or iPad: