Apps & Software

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

Cupertino-based tech firm, Apple Inc. during the 7-day holiday period between Christmas and New Year's Eve set a new record for App store sales as they recorded USD$890 million of consumers purchased applications. The company also in a statement said, there was there was a 25% rise on New Year's sale compared to the...
Facebook-owned social messaging platform; WhatsApp, has in a statement said that 75 billion messages were shared on New Year’s Eve, making it the highest number of messages ever shared on the platform. The statement further stated that of the 75 billion messages more than 13 billion and 5 billion...
Adding an extra layer of security, Twitter has announced to let its over 300 million users install third-party apps for two-factor authentication to verify their accounts. As an alternative to SMS, you can now use a third-party authenticator app such as Google Authenticator, Duo Mobile, Authy or similar installed on your mobile device. "You'll...
When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the visually challenged engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend of his was actually in his friend list. Such were the tools at the time for the visually impaired - almost...
Uber announced a collaboration with BBM Messenger to enable users to book their desired ride from within the chat app inside the “discover” menu. The agreement means that BBM Messenger users, including both Android and iOS users, can book an Uber ride without leaving the BBM app, or being required...
If you are one of those tweeps that often creatively stitch Tweets together to share more information or tell a longer story - an approach termed as Tweet threading, micro-blogging website in it's new update brings the ability for its users to send more than one tweet at a...
According to reports by AFP, Facebook-owned; Messenger platform has recorded 17 billion real time video chats - two times as many video chat sessions in 2017 compared to 2016. "The art of conversation has evolved, and we're no longer limited by just text. Just think about it, now you can group...
Facebook-owned image and video sharing platform Instagram on Tuesday launched a feature that allows users to search for hashtags and also stay connected with hobbies, passions, and communities - making their interests more discoverable. "Everyday, millions of people share photos and videos and tag them with relevant hashtags. #onthetable, #slime and #floralnails...
Apple has finally bought Shazam, a London-based music and image recognition service for a reported USD$400m becoming the company's biggest acquisition since it bought Dr Dre’s headphones company Beats Electronics for USD$3 billion in 2014. The Cupertino-based tech firm, which revolutionized music with the introduction of the the iPod and iPhone,...
Google has announced the launch of three new experimental photography apps on iOS and Android, which are designed to allow the company to test technologies like object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding, and more. Dubbed "appsperiments," the apps - Storyboard, Selfissimo, and Scrubbies - were partly inspired by another Google app...