Apps & Software

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

Riding hailing moto-taxi firm; SafeBoda has today rolled out a new feature to its apps dubbed; 'pair' allowing its passengers to pair with its riders instantly. The launch of the this feature comes after the company unveiled its new offices as well as the logo earlier this month, and at...
Micro blogging website, Twitter Inc. will start banning cryptocurrency advertising effective today, joining the likes of Facebook and Google in a clampdown that seeks to avoid giving publicity to potential fraud or large investor losses, Thomson Reuters reports. The prohibition will cover advertising of initial coin offerings (ICOs) - crowdfunding used to raise cash by creating...
Messaging app Telegram on Thursday took to its newsroom to announce it had racked up 200 million monthly active users on its platform. However, its mark still lags behind with the likes of WhatsApp that have over 1.5 billion monthly active users, and Messenger has 500 million. However, this doesn't stop the...
Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service, in its new update now allows its users to use #hashtags and @mention in their account bio. Until now users were only able to type-in words and describe themselves. The hashtags and mentions will link to to a hashtag page as well as a profile...
Google announced on Monday that Google Play Instant is coming to games, an exciting feature that will allow Android users to experience a preview of a game without downloading and installing it. Google launched Google Play Instant last year to enable developers to bring a native app experience to users without those...
Continuing its tirade against the "tweetdeckers", Twitter has suspended several popular accounts known for stealing tweets or mass-retweeting tweets into manufactured virality. According to Buzzfeed, accounts, including @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, Girl Code/@reiatabie, Common White Girl/@commonwhitegiri, @teenagernotes, @finah, @holyfag, and @memeprovider were among the handles that were swept in the purge. Several of...
One of WhatsApp's 'greatest' feature; the revoke or recall feature might soon get an update. The feature having been rolled out to its users last year, allows them to delete mistakenly sent messages within 7 minutes. However, in the most recent WhatsApp beta for Android, the feature now gives users up...
Facebook-owned messaging platform; WhatsApp is working on adding a new tab for "Add group description" in a group with placement depending on whether the viewer is part of the group or not. The debut is still in beta testing for Android and Windows Communities, and is expected to be available...
Mountain View-based internet firm, Google Corp. has finally started rolling out Google Pay, a single payments platform that merges Android Pay and Google Wallet. The search giant is rolling out an update to the app while introducing a new design and features for the unified payments service. Its still available to users...
Thomson Reuters on Monday announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis. According to the company, the app will have the same comprehensive financial analysis as the desktop version but with greater agility. “The World...