e-Why, What & How

Your guide to Web & mobile tools, products, apps & services, & how to use ’em.

Why WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption is a big deal

WhatsApp, one of the most popular alternatives to text-messaging in the world, recently announced that they would be enabling end-to-end encryption in their service (this follows their previous announcement that they’d be partnering with Open Whisper Systems to improve the security of the app). The timing of this announcement is especially notable, as the battle between Apple and the FBI over passwords and encryption is still ongoing. But what does this mean for you? Here’s what you need to know about WhatsApp encryption.


The 5 best iPad RSS Readers

RSS may not be the most popular way to get updates from your favorite sites anymore, but a lot of people, including myself, still use it regularly to quickly peruse and read a lot of information. The iPad is a great platform for catching up on your online reading, but there are lots of apps out there that do the same job — so how do you know which one is the best? I saved you the time of looking through them all by trying them out myself. Here’s what I found.