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Web and Internet giant Google has launched an ad-supported version of Google Play Music. The service will be available first in the US and the free version of Google Play Music works sort of like Pandora. Users can browse through themed radio stations and find songs that suit your current mood,...
Last Month, Africa 118 launched  InfoMoby a business Directory for local business in Uganda. I had a chat with the CEO Mr. Ezana Raswork about why and how he started Africa 118 and a strategy every startup company should have at it’s heart even before launch. What are you doing right...
Fiverr has launched Fiverr Faces, its first standalone app for the iPhone, featuring a curated collection of artists who design unique, high-quality portraits from your original photos.
Imaging software maker Adobe has launched free Photoshop application for Android platform. "This is most comprehensive release that we have ever done. All Adobe's mobile applications are free. Photoshop mix, shape CC, Brush CC and Color CC will be now available on Android for free," Adobe Systems India managing director...
Are you tired of the Google Play Store  and looking for an alternative? I have good news for you. There are actually a lot of alternative Android app stores out there that you can use anytime you want. We decided to take a look at what’s out there. In case you...
Google has published a set of lovely icons, designed for use in mobile apps or whatever else you fancy using them for. The most intersting this is that they are for free. This is part of its Material Design project. The icons have  just been published to Github, and there are over 750...
An app designed to make surfing on YouTube safer for children has come under fire for linking to "inappropriate" content. A number of consumer advocacy groups sent a letter to the FTC Tuesday, asking for an investigation into Google's YouTube Kids app. The groups allege the app includes ads that...
Starting Friday evening, coders, business developers and project managers have been camped at MTN Uganda's head office in Kampala where they've been tasked to create innovative solutions to our society's most painful problems.  They have developed solutions in the categories of health, finance, business and entertainment. We've seen mobile games,...
The innovation Fund, which has been established to support innovation in developing the economy has awarded six companies over 85m/-.  Speaking at the handover ceremony at the Commission for Science and Technology offices in Dar es Salaam, the Minister for Science and Technology, Prof Makame Mbarawa, said Entrepreneurship is...
Users of Apple's popular Operating System, Mac OS were treated to major news last week when Microsoft announced the first upgrade from Microsoft Office 2011, launched back in 2010. Wall Street actually put it that "Office for Mac users have been treated as second-class citizens". Microsoft Office users of Windows, iPhone,...