Apps & Software

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

According to a post by Jan Kourn, the CEO of WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned app which is used by people around the world to send texts without paying carrier fees now has more than 900 million monthly active users. The milestone represents an increase of 100 million users since announcing the...
Good news! You can now post landscape and vertical photos and videos on Instagram. The restriction has been removed, thanks to an app update released on Thursday. This means you don’t have to crop out part of the image every time you want to post one. Christine Choi, a product designer for Instagram...
Social networking site Facebook has rolled out an update for its Moments app. The app enables groups of friends to connect with one another and easily share photos and the main feature of the app is to make it easy for more than one person to effectively synchronize captured shots,...
Are you an Android user, WhatsApp has finally rolled out v2.12.250. The update which has come after a month of beta testing brings a number of new features. These new features give you more control over your messaging options with the new update, and also gives you more emojis and decreases...
Microsoft's Windows 95 which sold 7 million copies during its first five weeks is now 20 years old. Microsoft Windows 95 was first launched on August 24, 1995. The launch included a $250 million publicity campaign and the help of Jay Leno, The Rolling Stone's "Start Me Up" and a cyber-sitcom starring...
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...