Apps & Software

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

Yesterday, Facebook revealed that it has passed 2 million advertisers on its platform and has launched an Ads Manager mobile app.
Online real estate platform, Lamudi, has now introduced 'dial-for-a-home' for house-hunters for Kenyans looking to find ideal homes using their phones. Lamudi offers Kenyan citizens a wide range of different properties to rent and buy in various parts of country including Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi and Nakuru. Despite the growing number of...
Hypertext Transfer Protocol, HTTP, is a key component of the world wide web. It is the communications layer through which web browsers request web pages from web servers and with which web servers respond with the contents of the page. Like much of the internet it’s been around for...
A particularly devious new Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to security research firm AVG. To achieve this, the malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down. You see the...
If you’ve ever tried to share a Twitter account with your team, you probably already know it sucks. You can share the password, but then you get that one guy who leaves the password on a post-it on his laptop lid and the account gets hacked. Or someone leaves, and...
Software giant Microsoft has today announced two major developments for Microsoft Office in the cloud storage area. Third-party storage providers can now integrate their service into the Office apps for iOS, via an open API, and has introduced a new Cloud Storage Partner Program for Office Online.
From today on-wards Gtalk will nolonger be functional since Google is shutting down the Gtalk services and forcing its users to embrace Hangouts. Google had announced it few weeks ago that it would shut its Gtalk services from today. Although Google's Hangouts is not as popular as WhatsApp, Hike, WeChat, and others,...
If your main form of communication with a friend is via Skype, it’s been frustrating for Android users to send photos while that friend is offline. Well beginning today, you can send as many photos as you like and know that they will receive them when they sign on...
KickassTorrents has lost access to its Kickass.so domain name and is currently offline. The Somalian domain of the most-visited torrent site on the Internet is now listed as "banned" by the .SO registry, forcing the site's operators to find a new home. With millions of unique visitors per day KickassTorrents...
The button will be an option starting Wednesday in the smartphone app for users in India. It "allows a rider to alert the local Police at the push of a button in case of an emergency," Uber said. It is one of several moves the company is taking in the...