New features are continually developed for the secure messaging service Signal. The app is knows for its focus on privacy, with end-to-end encryption powered by the open source Signal Protocol. Every message and call is protected from view, except on the intended receiver's device. Android users have had a built-in backup feature for some time.
Apple has moved to discontinue both iBooks Author and iTunes U in the coming months. The functionality of both apps will instead be found in other apps. For example, iBooks Author users must prepare to transition their work to Pages. Apple has released a support document explaining how to create books in Pages.
Stickers are a fun way to interact with iMessage on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A wide variety of apps deliver their own sticker packs, and unique stickers can be purchased in the App Store. Personalized memoji stickers can also be created, and sent to others in a message thread. When there are many stickers in a group message, things can get confusing fast.
Instagram continues to add features, simplifying the management of content on its platform. For anyone interested in deleting a large number of comments or spam on a post, the photo sharing app has added a bulk delete option. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can easily delete multiple comments from a post with a few taps. Once deleted, the comments are gone forever.
Most people stream movies and shows while their iPhones are connected to Wi-Fi, not only because the connection is typically faster, but also because of the high data usage required to stream high definition video over cellular, even if they have a so-called "unlimited" data plan. So, how to watch movies when you're on a road trip or flying and don't have a Wi-Fi connection?