Apps & Software

Apps & Software

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

WhatsApp Now Has Over 430 Million Active Users

Our jaws dropped in December, when messaging app WhatsApp announced that it had 400 million monthly active users. After all, that's almost double the number of active users of Twitter, which went...

2013 Recorded 115% Increase in Mobile-App Use

If you used mobile apps more often last year than in any previous year, you're not alone. Mobile-app use increased 115% in 2013, according to Flurry Analytics. The largest surge was in...

Snipper AntiVirus, Kenya’s First Computer Anti-Virus

A computer anti-virus has been developed in Kenya by a group of nine young innovators from Baringo County. The anti-virus  developed by Bunifu Technologies has an in-built console panel which will help...

Twende Twende: The mobile app that helps Kenyans dodge traffic

Twende Twende is a mobile application that can send messages to drivers to avoid traffic in the city. It was designed by IBM's Nairobi lab last year. The app send motorists free text...

Tracking your Android phone

Smart phones come with plenty of great apps, Problem is  we miss out on some of them because we are not aware of their existence. Have you ever lost your Android Phone...

Google to Partner With Audi to Put Android in New Cars

First came the smartphones. Then came the tablets. But soon, Google will be taking its Android operating system and putting it in a much bigger package. The Wall Street Journal reports...

Viber launches its Viber Out service worldwide

Viber has announced the release of Viber 4.1 for Android and iPhone, which comes with the global launch of Viber Out, a feature allowing users to make calls to any mobile...

Nelson Mandela’s top 10 apps

As the world mourns the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, with a memorial service of global significance scheduled for 10 December 2013 at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, there are a number...

Invented throwable camera that could save victims’ lives

On Tuesday, January 12 2010, the world watched in horror as Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake. At least 100,000 people lost their lives in the devastation. In the aftermath,...

A New Social Network Makes it Easier for Introverts to Date

Facebook recently announced that it was losing its popularity among teenagers. Could the new social discovery app Anomo be one of the reasons why? Co-founder of VinaSource Benjamin Liu, along with James...
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Seedstars World Adds Six More African Countries to This Year’s Seedstars...

Global seed-stage startups competition Seedstars World, according to reports by Disrupt-Africa, the 2017 edition of the Seedstars World Tour will visit more than 25...