Apps & Software

Apps & Software

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

Pivot East 2013 Winners

East Africa’s premiere mobile startup’s pitching competition and conference came to an end yesterday, ending a long, intense and exciting two days of pitching and several months of planning. The competition...

Microsoft Offering To Pay Hackers For Security Bugs With $100,000

Microsoft announced that it’s now willing to pay up to $100,000 for information about security bugs that can be used to bypass the defenses of Windows, starting with the upcoming preview...

GIST Initiative Opens 2013 Tech-I Competition for Startups from Africa, Asia, the Middle East...

The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative is calling on all entrepreneurs and startups from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Turkey to submit applications for the 2013 GIST Tech-I Competition,...

Third Edition of Orange African Social Venture Prize launched

Following on from the success of the first two programmes, run in 2011 and 2012, this month Orange is launching the third Orange African Social Venture Prize. The project promotes social...

10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Making Unit Conversions

If you have ever tried to convert units in your head, you already know that it’s a difficult task to perform on the spot. Thankfully, with the advancements in today’s technology,...

Samsung Announces Smart App Challenge 2013

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, a global app competition aimed at finding new apps to utilise Samsung’s communication function. It is the second time Samsung has hosted...

List of Pivot East 2013 Semifinalists Released

East Africa’s premier mobile startups pitching competition, Pivot East, which is held annually has released the list of the 2013 semifinalists. The objectives of the initiative to amplify and consolidate the gains of...

Samsung to feature at Tech Demo Africa 2013

Global technology solutions developer and supplier Samsung has confirmed its attendance at Africa’s premier technology showcase, Tech Demo Africa 2013. Tech Demo Africa 2013, organised by  ITNewsAfrica, is  scheduled to take place on...

Makerere University Student Wins 2013 Microsoft Uganda Imagine Cup

Team Code 8 from Makerere University Kampala  consisting of three students Joshua Busingye, Brian Gitta, and Simon Lubambo was announced the winning team of the 2013 Microsoft Uganda Imagine Cup finals. The team exhibited Matibabu which...

Tanzania innovators get Shs 85 million boost

The innovation Fund, which has been established to support innovation in developing the economy has awarded six companies over 85m/-.  Speaking at the handover ceremony at the Commission for Science and...
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