Apps & Software

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

Almost every mobile phone, including smart wearables, possesses capabilities to track one’s movement. There has however been no clever way of using this data to provide clues about people’s movements. The companies have held on to it and have done nothing. The users have simply been pleased with themselves...
Microsoft Corporation has announced it will end support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Servers 2003 R2 on July 14, 2015 as it seeks to keep up with rapid technological advancements in recent times. The firm has advised its clients to start migrating to other superior platforms in order to...
If you have been looking for a way to voice your thoughts in stead of tweeting them, check out Chhirp for iOS, which lets you send short voice clips directly to Twitter.
Fiverr has launched Fiverr Faces, its first standalone app for the iPhone, featuring a curated collection of artists who design unique, high-quality portraits from your original photos.
Search giant Google has released a new handwriting keyboard for Android devices called "Google Handwriting Input."
Mobile apps today have become a part of every conceivable business, irrespective of their size or services they offer. Every business, even the guy making the Rolex (not the luxury watch) at the corner, before you reach your apartment could be working with some devs from Makerere or Busitema...
As part of the latest developer preview of its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) project, Google has made it possible to launch Android apps on almost any device.
Today at the Connected East Africa Summit, Microsoft 4Afrika launched an online hub for Kenyan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access locally relevant information and resources to  promote SMEs and improve trade. Biz4Afrika is an Africa-wide network of SMEs designed to enable a sustainable and connected community of...
WHEN IT COMES to text-based communication tools, we’re experiencing a kind of Cambrian Explosion. Emoji has long gone mainstream, leading to a wave of niche Ikea emoticons and Saturday Night Live pictograms. Even this week’s New Yorker is a riff on emoji. Amidst all this frivolous growth, it’s a welcome...
Twitter has launched Periscope, a new live video streaming app for iOS which it acquired in January when it was already in development. The app streams video with almost zero friction. It has a clean the chat function and you can save your videos for later viewing. The app also has the ability to line up a...