Apps & Software

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

Despite Instagram not allowing you to schedule posts, Hootsuite has added a feature that aims to almost let you schedule content to be posted to the photo network. The social monitoring and posting tool says scheduling Instagram posts is one of the most requested features from users. However, Instagram’s developer T&Cs don’t allow...
Yesterday, Safaricom and Google launched the 'Waze' application to offer motorists accurate and real-time traffic information, based on crowd-sourced data from other road users. The app uses a Global Positioning System technology to collect traffic information varying from; accidents, impassable routes, traffic jams and advices on alternative routes. The partnership will...
Microsoft has released Windows 10, which combines the best of Microsoft’s previous operating systems and combines them into one ultimate package. In case you opted in to the free upgrade and have changed your mind after running Windows 10, the good news is that you to roll back. Microsoft has made it easy...
Smartphones have become very popular in recent years. Really this should come as no surprise given how useful they are. There seems to be an app for pretty much everything nowadays. There are even dating apps to help out a guy or girl in need. Just take out your...
7 teams from across the globe came together to compete at the #HackForYouth hackathon sponsored by UNFPA’s Innovation Fund, at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala. The hackathon that started on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, brought together participants from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as...
Messaging giant WhatsApp has updated Its Android app, and added a few additions to its already versatile instant messaging service. The new 2.12.194 update brings the "Mark as Unread" option, which allows you to mark a chat you've already visited as unread. This can act as a handy reminder if you want to deal...
Matibabu the revolutionary technique to diagnose malaria using a smartphone app is set to receive funding from President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta after the Mozilla Festival East Africa. Museveni, who was chief guest at the Mozilla Festival East Africa on Saturday promised to find $55,000 (sh180m) to fund the project to its...
Video selfies, popularly known as 'velfies', are the next big thing with brands, films and celebrities increasingly taking to them to promote themselves or their message. Two Indian mobile apps—Frankly and Velfie—are tapping the potential of this platform and offering it to firms for use in job interviews, to political...
If you are a user of Google Adsense, one of your biggest worries is being informed that your Google Adsense account has been disabled or temporarily banned. A number of reasons can lead to your account being disabled, including external links which link to pages or websites that are distributing copyrighted...
TEN years ago when MTN was just one of three operators of telecommunications services in the country, it was hard to imagine a time when a "Dial *156#" would be so difficult and confusing that users needed a shorter shortcut to checking their airtime balance. As were the operators, the...