Apps & Software

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

Microsoft last night announced the winners of the 11th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup at the Imagine Cup Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Alexandrinsky Theater and attended by more than 800 students, judges, awards Partners, Russian dignitaries and members of the media from around the world. It is the world’s premier...
Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last couple of months and it is almost time for the worldwide finals. This year, the event is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and there are a number of African teams who have made the cut to...
Outbox is looking to support young entrepreneurs in Uganda who have mature ideas to move them to products and create successful startups. They are inviting applications for their upcoming 3 month incubation program, in partnership with Deloitte. The objective of the incubation is to support young entrepreneurs to move their ideas into products and services...
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 kicked off early this year with outreaches across East Africa. Here are the winners of Pivot East 2013. Mobile...
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 version of Windows 8.1 to be released later this month. For researchers who also detail new defensive techniques for...
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, from now until June 17, 2013. The GIST Initiative is implemented by CRDF Global. Now in its third year, the...
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 innovations in support of development that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Orange, which is present in 18 African...
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, you have a powerful tool in the iPhone that can do the hard work for you. There are...
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 the global contest for android developers. A total of 10 entries will be selected as winners, receiving a...
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 East Africa’s Mobile developer and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The semifinalists in the respective categories are: FINANCIAL CATEGORY GO Finance Company Ltd: GO,...