Apps & Software

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

Fast-growing social network, Pinterest is great place for business to dominate, unfortunately, its not the case. Studies have shown that 47% of online buyers in the U.S. have made a purchase based on something they saw on Pinterest (I know that I have). With an emphasis on eye-catching and beautiful photos, Pinterest is...
Yesterday, Microsoft updated its by the Numbers webpage to note that the Windows Phone Store has now passed 300,000 apps. The Next Web reached out to the company to confirm the figure. “We have more than 300,000 Windows Phone apps today and the Windows Phone Store continues to grow,” a Microsoft...
Just one week after President Obama signed the phone unlocking bill into law, T-Mobile has launched a phone unlocking app. The app's launch should be seen as partly symbolic since T-Mobile CEO John Legere has long railed against the clingy business practices of the big wireless companies. And locking a phone to...
SEATTLE, Washington (PC Tech Magazine) - Two medical students from Australia won Microsoft’s Imagine Cup global student technology competition this morning, prevailing over teams from around the world with Eyenaemia, their app for screening for anemia by taking a picture of the eye. Africa, with three teams at this year's competition wasn't quite lucky...
In this era where mobile technology advances faster than the blink of an eye, the talk of security issues has gained momentum. Owning a smart phone means you are carrying around a miniature computer with its own often removable storage. When you protect your smart phone, you are protecting your...
DEMO Africa has announced the chosen top40  tech startups that will launch their product on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014. There were more than 400 applications received which proved that there is great ambition in the local tech scene. The finalists came from all over the continent with 14 startups...
HIV Clinical Guide, a new HIV treatment guideline app has been launched in South Africa. The app which has been made available by medical scheme Metropolitan Health, with The Open Medical Project of South Africa (Tompsa), is aimed at health care workers. The mobile app which reflects the latest developments...
Savannah Fund, a venture capital firm conducted a research study to find out the start up costs in different countries across Africa. They asked hubs and about three startups per country for their first-year startup costs. These costs include: web hosting, internet, entry level engineer, engineer with 3-5 years of experience,...
Are you worried about losing your WhatsApp chats, videos and Images when your phone gets lost? Worry not, you can back up all your conversations and chats. Let us show you how you can. iPhone On the iPhone, it is straight forward. WhatsApp uses iCloud to back up not just text messages but...
A study by the Business Software Alliance(BSA) for the global software industry has revealed that unlicensed software in Nigeria exceeded is approximately at 81% Globally, according to the study, unlicensed software use continues to be a major problem with 43 percent of the software installed on PCs around the world...