Apps & Software

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

Google has paid a fine totalling US$1.4 million imposed by Italy’s data protection watchdog over complaints cars it used to record images on Italian streets in 2010 were not clearly recognisable. Imposing its fine on Thursday over the recording of images for Google’s Street View service, the Italian watchdog said...
Kenyan startup incubator iHub has been voted Africa’s most innovative company by Fast Company. The other nine companies in Africa’s top ten are Sanergy, One Acre Fund, Rocket Internet, Konga, Sterio.me, UpEnergy, Daptio, PrepClass and Aweza. Reports earlier this year showed that iHub had made it into the media company’s Top...
Standard Bank announced the launch of its ground-breaking new banking app that offers greater flexibility for customers and introduces exciting new functionality. “Standard Bank’s app for tablets is set to transform mobile banking and the way that customers experience banking. It is all about allowing the customer to dictate functionality...
Are you a user of WhatsApp on any Android device? you should be careful about what you talk about or share on the instant messaging app. Using a few scripts and a rogue app, anyone can peer into your chat logs and see what you talk about with your friends. This has...
One of the most prestigious mobile start-up competitions and conferences, PIVOT East is back in Nairobi after a successful event at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, Uganda in 2013. This years conference will  be held on 24th – 25th June in Nairobi, Kenya. PIVOT East aims to catalyze the growth of mobile...
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...