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Selling online is not quite established in Kenya, one of the main reasons is trust. This comes up as a result of lack of physical addressing in Kenya, you cannot get an address of a business or individual that...
By 2018, messages sent to and from applications will bring in revenues worth $60 billion. According to Juniper A2P (Application to Person) messages currently rake in $55 billion. SMS provides organization with a reliable tool to contact customers over...
Optical storage media, such as CD, DVD are frequently used for storing files permanently since they are portable and do not require much to spend on. These inexpensive digital media are fragile and often get scratched when used frequently...
Application development has come of age for many, particularly now that it's evident that mobile first is the best approach. Ask Instagram and Vine. Now OLX is now a global company with usage in 40 plus countries. The target is...
When people think of watching videos online, they tend to login to gravitate towards one site: YouTube. YouTube is Google's video sharing website and is currently the number one video sharing website. According to statistics, it has over 1 billion...
E- commerce. This is no longer a new word to us. It is everywhere we look these days, both online and offline. Online shopping is turning out to be a viable option for many of us, especially but certainly...
The Kenyan taxi hailing space has been heating up with the entry of new players by the day. What factors will decide the winners going forward?
Since M-Pesa was launched back in 2007, it is not a secret that lives have been changed. M-Pesa has changed how Kenyans do transactions, how businesses operate and through Lipa Na M-Pesa, even propelled the growth of e-commerce. M-Pesa...
We are in that future where industry prophets foresaw the phasing out of trips to the bank to do minor things like check the details of your bank account. We are in that future where the banking sector is...
Most people consider their choice of smartphones an intimate affair. Nowadays, we spend more time on our phones than with actual human beings. This has been considered an epidemic by some people but one man's meat, is another man's...
You may have heard from all the news coming from Barcelona (MWC 2018) that HMD Global has partnered with Google to bring all their smartphones starting with Nokia 3 to the Android One program. If this passed you by,...
Did you know that your Android device can be used as a home CCTV security system? The Android app Salient Eye helps you do exactly that. When installed in your phone the Salient Eye app uses your smartphone camera...
We all at one or many points in life find ourselves moving out of a place we've been living for quite sometime. Whether it's leaving college, getting outt'a your mom's, getting married or even moving out to another estate...
A large number of us commute daily, to and from work and it is a nightmare each time, whether you drive, take a matatu or use the train (let us be honest, this system is not reliable yet). Traffic...
This week I take a look at apps coming from 'across the pond' and see what they have to offer. Uganda has been seeing some notable growth in terms of technology with many more brilliant minds coming up with...
This is a hard one to write. In fact, I have been putting off penning this down for weeks with the hopes that I will get back what I lost but so far, there is no sign of that...
Can I patent my idea? 5 things a techie needs to know about intellectual property.
We take a look at the last one year through the lens of tech laws. The industry has been busy with a key focus on elections and use of tech in the process.
There’s so much tech surrounding us – from the multiple devices we use to the websites we visit. Our everyday interaction with tech has fundamentally changed how we connect with each other. We spend most of our waking time...
Rugged stands for ‘manufactured to withstand rough handling’ in official dictionary terms. That’s not much different from how rugged computing device manufacturers describe their products. VDC Research says that the market for rugged devices is in transition mode, and is...
The past week has been awash with media reports putting the spotlight on the raging digital migration debate after the Communication Authority withdrew the digital broadcast license for Citizen, NTV and KTN this coming after the said broadcast...
I have to admit. It is much easier to write about problems than it is to actually provide a solution to the problem. Very many of us love complaining but only a small percentage try to do something about it....
The world is quickly going online. Most of the businesses I know have an option for online payment, and the ones who don't have it are looking to add the feature soon. You won't probably believe me but even my...
E-commerce has been around for quite a while. In developed countries, it carries the day as being more popular than brick and mortar shopping. For the developing rest in 3rd world environments, it has just taken up shop. It is...
When's the last time you bought a phone? What was the reason behind your purchase? Was it to replace your lost phone? Or your previous phone had gotten too old? Or did a new phone just come out and...
Digitization is changing the rules of the game. The digital economy carries the promise of unlimited opportunities, as the latest solutions for tomorrow’s economy.
If you thought the price wars between Kenyan telcos was over, you thought wrong. After Airtel announced their "Tubonge Bundles" targetted at offering cheap calls to its subscribers, Telkom Kenya (Orange) announced their "Amkia MBundle" which offers subscribers of...
With the global unemployment rate remaining high in the last few years, pinching cents and keeping a tight budget is as crucial as ever. You’ve already acknowledged this by organizing files and sorting bills month after month, and you know...
You knew this was coming anyway so don't act surprised. It's not like it is a bad thing. Apple is famous for holding out on adding new features for no apparent reason and waits until it thinks the time...
Fantastic times lie ahead in the tech age. And this is in the form of the internet of things(IOT). Basically, the internet of things is the situation in which electronic devices are connected to the internet hence the ability...
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