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Is your Android phone secure? This checklist will help you make sure that your device’s security in top shape and keep off malware at bay. How well do you know your apps? Check what apps and services are connected to your...
Gmail has gotten better especially as more features get ported from Inbox, their experimental email service that is set to retire next month. Here are some tweaks you can play around with to get that minimalist and make your...
Android is cool. The previous statement is ironical from the title of this post but I can attest to it. Android is one of the platforms that gives both smartphone manufacturers and users the ability to customize their experience...
Using Smartphone at night

Embracing the Dark Mode

All hail the dark mode. I look at screens all the time from browsing the web, social media and video-centric platforms both on my laptop and on my smartphone. This goes on from the moment I wake up till...
Inbox by Google is being retired next month and it’s finally time to switch to another email app. It’ll be harder to get another alternative that will work. If you’re still thinking of sticking around Google’s ecosystem, the option...
We live in an era of upgrades. Companies marketing their new stuff for you to buy, from gadgets to household items, rolling out improved features with each release attempting to provide something irresistibly better than the last one.  It’s...
Accessing services provided by the government has become the norm rather than the exception. In the last few years, we have seen the Kenyan government move some of the services it renders to its citizens online. This has made...
2019 holds so much promise and if you’re into making sure you’re more efficient and being more productive is your resolution for this year, here are some apps, extensions and tips for you to use to accomplish that goal Is...
Emails are the worst. With every click we make online, an autogenerated email is sent to us to acknowledge that. From social media notifications, e-commerce transactions to newsletter sign-ups. Why is this information duplicated in the confirmatory emails that...
Facebook privacy scandals that rocked 2018 revealed a lot of the data they have on us. This led to some of its users to start the #DeleteFacebook movement and erase their accounts from the giant social media platform. Facebook...
As has become custom, we look at seven of the key highlights on the legal and policy front in tech law in Kenya this year. 2018 has been an interesting year in the tech space from a legal and...
Privacy apps will become essential to you as 2019 approaches especially since multiple data privacy scandals rocked 2018. This year has experienced high profile security breaches and hacks making privacy a security concern for both Android and iOS users....
Facebook's mishandling of user data has made it receive backlash after backlash. It has tried to give users control over what data the giant social network collects but it has all been an illusion. They are several ways to...
The apps you download have been sharing your location data, not once but even a thousand times a day - some without your consent. These data packets are mostly sent from free apps either on the Google Play Store...
Marketing. Advertisements. Influencer mentality. These terms and their associated actions can be described differently depending on who you ask. In fact, it can be argued that there are no agreeable conditions of what constitutes a robust marketing approach, particularly...
In the smartphone industry, everyone is always trying to copy the other. In most cases, everyone is always trying to be like the iPhone. Especially since the launch of the iPhone X, Android devices are all slowly starting to...
  While key players in multiple industries have participated in a series of discussions in recent months about the alleged dominance of several products and services, the country’s carrier business is probably the most hit in competition management and policy....
Facebook and Instagram recently launched their 'Time Well Spent' features that let users know how much time they've spent on the apps. I decided to check the activity dashboard and learnt that I spend close to five and six...
I am a customer of Safaricom’s ever-growing Home Fibre product, which has, until to date, been hugely reliable. The service is insanely popular among its customers in Nairobi and Central Kenya for one key reason: reliability. Lately, however, the...
You’ve heard the phrase anything you post online lives forever and will be tired to you for eternity – the same applies to your old awkward tweets you posted when you first joined Twitter. With the ease to access...
Using our smartphones to surf the web is one of the basic functions we do everyday. In Africa where the majority are on prepaid plans, we rely on limited data packs that are either subscribed daily, weekly or monthly...
Kenya's National Assembly has been discussing the two-thirds gender bill, currently at the second reading stage of the legislative making process. The commonly referred to two-thirds gender bill is actually The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2018 accessible here. Our...
Early this August, social media giant Facebook released tools that let you measure how much time you spend on Facebook and Instagram. The features were still not fully baked at launch and two and a half months in, they...
For a few days now, there has been an uproar on social media after a Safaricom customer took it to Facebook to complain of how the telco deducted more funds from her M-Pesa account than she expected after a...
Most people are content using traditional email clients like Gmail or Outlook. This makes it hard for other email clients to survive in this cut-throat business. Alternative email apps have had a tough time mostly from the lack of wide...
Smartphones nowadays are like grapes, they seem like they are similar and do similar things but they are quite different. You will find them being priced at all levels from sub $100 ones to now the scary $1000+ bracket...
At the inception +8988, Twitter and Safaricom had an arrangement to use the service as the social media giant popularized its product in the country. However, Twitter Kenya was not able to support the service after the arrangement expired. Safaricom...
A Review of the Kenya Data Protection Taskforce Bill submitted to ICT Cabinet Sectetary Joe Mucheru for review.
Electronics have found a way to become tightly interwoven in our modern lives. In a typical modern home, you will see a number of gadgets like mobile phones, TVs, media players, decoders, microwaves, refrigerators and more. This has been the...
With the processing power that we carry in our pockets and bags in the name of smartphones, it is becoming necessary to put this power into use through various means either entertainment or productivity. In this day and age,...

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