Apps & Software

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

Of all Facebook-owned social media platform, WhatsApp turns out to be the only one that does not support Ads as yet. Making it one of Facebook’s major properties that isn't bringing in any profit. However, according to new reports, this could change any time soon - as its reported...
Facebook on Wednesday launched a new feature called Watch Party to all Facebook Groups that allows members to watch videos on the platform together in real time, and comment. Once a Watch Party is started, participants can watch videos, live or recorded, and interact with one another around them in...
While internet firm; Google is set to launch Chrome 68 for desktops later today, Chrome v68 will start labeling all HTTP (unencrypted) sites as not secure effective after roll out. Once your Chrome web browser is updated, the effect will show. The Chrome 68 omnibox will now show the not...
WhatsApp is said to roll out a new feature called Suspicious Link Detection to tackle fake news on the platform. According to a report on WABetaInfo, the feature will allow its users to detect if a received link has some suspicious content - warning the recipients before they attempt to open...
Google-owned video-sharing website, YouTube, according to the company Chief Executive; Susan Wojcicki said the platform now has over 1.9 billion monthly active users and an average of over 180 million hours of watchtime on TV screens every day. "With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of...
The 20 year old Yahoo Messenger (YM), the pioneering messaging app that changed the way we communicated over the internet, was officially brought to rest on July 17th, 2018 while its users were automatically redirected to Squirrel. Users can now no longer access their chats as the service will no...
U.S based telecommunication firm; Verizon Communications Inc. has decided to finally bring the pioneer web messaging platform; Yahoo Messenger (YM) to rest on July 17th, ending its 20 year of service. It's reported that the company is developing another messaging app, Squirrel that will probably be a replacement of YM. "There currently isn’t...
While Ugandans are storming social media most especially micro-blogging website; Twitter about the newly introduced social media tax of UGX200, they should know that one of the reason this was proposed by the H.E the President of Uganda; Yoweri K. Museveni was to reduce gossip. He stated that gossip on...
Technology law company; Cyber Law Initiative (U) Ltd, alongside its four directors; Daniel Opio Bill, Moses Baguma, Emmanuel Okiror, and Silver Kayondo have on Monday filed a petition over the social media tax that imposes a daily tax payment of UGX200 in order to use any of the social...
WhatsApp is getting a new feature that allows group admins to control the ability of participants to send messages in the group. Available under the Group Settings menu is a new option called Send Messages that can be toggled for admins or all participants. The feature is available in Android beta version and stable...