Apps & Software

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

On August 17th 2005, Google acquired Android inc, which was initially designed to be an advanced operating system for Digital cameras, However, they shifted focus when they realised that the market was not big enough for them. The infographic below created by Android Headlines gives you a summarised history of Android OS.
The new update for Skype is bringing along one of the requested features. You can use personalized ringtones and the ability to forward photos from your chats to other Skype users. Users can now set custom ringtones for their contacts by going to a conversation and tapping "Ringtone options" on the lower right of...
Software giant Microsoft is reportedly testing an app that will sort out the best news stories from the web and use text-to-speech technology to read out article summaries to the users. Users can save articles for reading later and view the full text of any article the app. The app called NewsCast...
Online hotel booking website, Jovago.com has launched in Kampala, Uganda as more and more travelers as well as potential investors visit the country. Kampala's hotel industry is waking up to online bookings as more and more people connect to the internet using their smartphones and Jovago has stepped in to be...
Social networking site Facebook is reportedly working to create a new app that sends breaking news alerts to the users phone. The stand-alone app is in its early stages and it will ask the users to choose which publications they want to subscribe and want to receive notifications from and specific...
Microsoft has today announced the Skype for Business preview for iOS and Android. Whereas the normal Skype app just shows you recent conversations by default, the app differs by featuring your contacts, recent conversations and upcoming meetings all on your dashboard. You can search for contacts right from the dashboard by first name,...
Google has updated its Hangouts Apps for for Android phones and tablets which has introduced a new design. The update first rolled out for the iPhone and the new design and speed enhancements have now arrived to Android. The key features of the update include: Hangouts is sleeker. Now updated with material design, Hangouts has a new look...
Professional social network LinkedIn, a business-oriented social networking service founded in December 2002 has announced that it is making to changes mainly related to the email notifications it sends its members. Aatif Awan, a Senior director of Product Management at the site, in an a blog post said that LinkedIn...
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...