Apps & Software

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

Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple's iPhone over next-generation smartphone features. Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a huge boost from the...
The viral honesty app Sarahah where you can send or receive anonymous messages is not as anonymous as it appears as the app has been found uploading the user's phone contacts on to the company's servers. A senior security analyst Zachary Julian who works for IT security consulting firm Bishop Fox...
Last month, Facebook-owned social messaging platform; WhatsApp was reported to be testing verified profiles and other business-oriented features with the beta version of its Windows Phone app. Now, according to new reports, the company has announced that it is introducing verified business accounts to the app in order to increase the convenience...
Soon after revealing the name for Android O, Google has released factory system images of the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for compatible devices. The OTA update has also started to roll out, but it's likely to be phased, and is first arriving for Android beta program users. Also,...
When first launched, the status feature was simple text only, and then earlier this year, the Facebook-owned social messaging platform decided to get rid of the text-based status and introduced a revamped status that gives users the ability to share photos, GIFs, and videos. However, users were discontented with the update...
Facebook-owned; WhatsApp, being the mostly and widely used messaging app globally with over 1 billion daily active users, has finally rolled out its Status feature to its Web platform to all users globally. Unlike its apps, the WhatsApp Status on Web platform is available with a circular icon next to New Message...
Sarahah mobile application has become the talk all over social media, be it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or SnapChat, you name it - everyone is talking about the app. The anonymous-commentary app which was means 'Honesty' was introduced by a Saudi Arabian developer; Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq and launched early this...
Former US President Barack Obama's who currently has 93.3 million followers on Saturday 12th August posted a tweet in response to the deadly violence in the Charlottesville, Virginia rally that has garnered over 3 million likes (1.2 million retweets), making it the most-approved post in the Twitter's history. His tweet now...
To make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, Facebook has made a few updates to its design, including the comment style and readability, the company said on Wednesday. "We are always working to help people have more lively and expressive conversations on Facebook. Comments have become the way to have conversations about...
A new and exciting domestic tourism drive dubbed Uganda Travel Month (UTM) is a brainchild of The Pearl Guide Uganda, a private tourism marketing firm, launched last year in September, the UTM usually happens to take place in the month ending September to October. During UTM, Uganda’s much deprived middle class get to tour...