Apps & Software

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

If you are a fan of Facebook messenger and you use windows Mobile, Facebook has announced that it will end  Windows support for its Messenger app. The social networking giant announced the end of support in the form of a notification to users within the app, saying that it would...
Everything is becoming more and more connected making "the internet of things" more interesting. As more devices join the internet, you get worried how you will keep them all protected. AVG has taken a giant leap towards this goal, and made a product that represents a shift in how we...
Messaging service BBM is going to be available to Microsoft's Windows Phone and the upcoming Nokia X platforms in the coming months, Blackberry Ltd has said. The messaging platform that offers collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels and competes with services such as WhatsApp, Viber...
The smartphone price barrier has been broken by Mozilla after it unveiled a $25 (£15) device prototype aimed at the developing world. The smartphone is created in partnership with Chinese low-cost chip maker Spreadtrum, will be able to run simple apps and make use of mobile internet. It would appeal to the...
Whenr Facebook announced that it was buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, a hardly knownr messaging app called Telegram gained over 1 million new users within two days. This was revealed through its twitter account On Feb. 20, Telegram tweeted that it gained 500,000 new users, the next day, it tweeted...
So Facebook beat Google to WhatsApp, although Google was willing to offer more than whatever Facebook was offering. Google was mainly interested in keeping it away from Facebook. The acquisition has left so many questions unanswered, and in my Opinion, i believe the users stand to loose on this deal. Privacy...
Ghanaian startup Retail Tower and Nigerian startup SimplePay have been selected as two of the top five global startups at the recent Seedstars World competition, although losing out on the number one spot to Korean initiative Flitto. Previous reports in January indicated five African startups progressed into the 20 startups to...
A new tech bra creation called the 'true love tester' is the next step in bizarre lingerie. The bra that was created by a Japanese lingerie companymust be worn by a true romantic must wear it.  "The bra has built-in sensors that measures the wearer's heart-rate. The data collected by the sensors is...
Looks like Smartphones are getting "Smarter" everyday with the increased number of uses that they can be put to. Starwood Hotels has announced that they will host a trial run of a new, mobile check-in option that will allow customers to access their rooms without any hotel-issued keys. The program debut...
Twitter has made it easier for you to take photos, then crop them by selecting an aspect such as square or wide, or even rotate it — all within its mobile app. The new features have been made available today on Twitter for Android, and will be “coming soon” to Twitter for...