Apps & Software

Apps & Software

News, features and insights about various desktop and mobile applications and software.

Hackers Lock Apple Users Out of Files And Seek Ransom

Hackers have started attacking Apple devices with a virus called KeRanger which locks users out of their files until they pay one bitcoin, coming to about £280 ransom.  They have been reported to...

YouTube Kids app receives criticism over inappropriate content, FTC to review complaints

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...

$ 25,000 up for grabs in Al Jazeera’s Innovation Challenge

Are you great at innovation? Are you a developer with plenty of ideas? Al Jazeera Media Network has begun an open competition aiming to surface new ideas about storytelling in mobile and...

Reuters set to launch on-demand TV in 2015

Reuters news agency has announced Reuters TV its on demand video news service coming in 2015. The internationally known new service and companion app will expand the news agency’s reach beyond the...
Vine-App. Image Credit: Digital Trends

Twitter Completely shuts-down Vine and Launches Vine Camera App

Micro-blogging website; Twitter Inc. last year in October announced it would be shutting down it video-sharing app Vine as a cost-cutting measure. There were reports that the company was considering on selling...

You Can Now Share Up to 10 Photos and Videos in a Single Post...

Following their 'Live Video Functionality' feature in Stories that was rolled out last month after the announcement was made last year in November, Facebook very-owned, photo and video-sharing platform, Instagram, has a...
iHeart Radio Integration for Android in the new BMW 7 Series.

BMW Announces First App Integrations For Android Devices.

BMW Group on Tuesday announced that the first BMW Apps integration's for Android devices will be iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Pandora, three of the most popular music streaming services. Drivers of the new...

Google to shutdown Gtalk services from today, replaces it with Hangouts

From today on-wards Gtalk will nolonger be functional since Google is shutting down the Gtalk services and forcing its users to embrace Hangouts. Google had announced it few weeks ago that it would...
New vulnerability revealed in WhatsApp and Telegram, allowed hackers to gain complete control over user accounts. Image Credit: de Volkskrant

New Vulnerability Revealed in WhatsApp and Telegram, Allowed Hackers to Gain Complete Control Over...

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd researchers have revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp & Telegram's online platforms – WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web – two of the world’s most popular messaging services with...

WhatsApp May Soon Allow iOS Users’ Edit, Revoke Sent Messages and Preview Shared Archive...

WhatsApp is tipped to add a new feature to its iPhone app that will let you edit and revoke sent messages. The upcoming feature is said to be disabled by default...
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Seedstars World Adds Six More African Countries to This Year’s Seedstars...

Global seed-stage startups competition Seedstars World, according to reports by Disrupt-Africa, the 2017 edition of the Seedstars World Tour will visit more than 25...