Apps & Software

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

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...
Microsoft has released Windows 10, which combines the best of Microsoft’s previous operating systems and combines them into one ultimate package. In case you opted in to the free upgrade and have changed your mind after running Windows 10, the good news is that you to roll back. Microsoft has made it easy...
Smartphones have become very popular in recent years. Really this should come as no surprise given how useful they are. There seems to be an app for pretty much everything nowadays. There are even dating apps to help out a guy or girl in need. Just take out your...
7 teams from across the globe came together to compete at the #HackForYouth hackathon sponsored by UNFPA’s Innovation Fund, at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala. The hackathon that started on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, brought together participants from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as...
Messaging giant WhatsApp has updated Its Android app, and added a few additions to its already versatile instant messaging service. The new 2.12.194 update brings the "Mark as Unread" option, which allows you to mark a chat you've already visited as unread. This can act as a handy reminder if you want to deal...