Apps & Software

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

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine effective 11th July 2017, begun serving as the member of parliament representing Kyaddondo East constituency in Wakiso District after he beat two seasoned candidates; Sitenda Sebalu of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party and Apollo Kantinti of the main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) with...
Not only in Uganda, but globally, governments, institutions, innovators, and developers are designing technology and other related solutions that can help fight the increasing numbers of traffic congestion in cities. Earlier this year, the Ugandan Police announced it was seeking 7 billion UGX (roughly USD$ 2 million) in the 2017/2018 financial year...
Apple Music is now available as a bot on Facebook Messenger, which allows you to stream full songs, as long as you're a subscriber. This follows the integration of Spotify a couple of months ago, which offers the ability to create group playlists with help from AI. To get started, simply open up Messenger...
While Google Chrome and Microsoft's Internet Explorer ended support for Windows XP and Vista platform in 2016 and 2014 (for XP)/2017 (for Vista) respectively, Mozilla has announced just how long Firefox users stuck with a Windows XP or a Windows Vista machine have before it stops pushing security patches to the...
Social media users in Tanzania who break the new law set by the government will be blocked by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). The government drafted regulations for online content producers and users on social media. The TCRA published the draft Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations,...
According to a media report on Tech Crunch, Facebook is now set to get its own version of Face ID – a feature we have seen Cupertino-based tech firm, Apple Inc. unveil on latest its iPhone flagship, the iPhone X that was launched in September alongside the iPhone 7...
HMD Global's Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company's portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of this month. At this moment, there are no...
Google's Family Link is now available publicly after launching in a limited beta earlier this year; lets kids access Google services like Gmail, Maps, Chrome, and Photos. But it ties their devices to their parents’ devices, and parents get notifications about virtually everything their children do. Family Link can only manage Android devices, with...
Ugandan startup TrendingshoW is providing on-demand local television content to viewers via their mobile devices, enabling them to create their own programme lineups, set alarms for shows, and record content for later viewing. Launched as an independent company earlier this year, TrendingshoW also has a focus on big data analytics, allowing TV...
Facebook may have plans to bring its marquee service and WhatsApp closer together. The company appears to be testing a new feature with select users which lets them quickly switch between Facebook and WhatsApp apps through a shortcut button. The company is testing a new WhatsApp shortcut button on Facebook feed, as seen...