Editorial

Third-party app clients are always the best, they bring new and unique features that are lacking in the main app. We've had excellent third party apps for social apps like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The features of these third-party apps...
We are essentially in a duopoly market for smartphones. When people are either upgrading or buying a new smartphone, they consider either to get an Android phone or an iPhone. The two platforms have matured to the point where...
    Mobile phones have been around for years. In Kenya, the communication devices have lived in our pockets for more than two decades, having outgrown their exclusivity back in the 90s when they were reserves for the rich, and when...
During my college days, I managed to make one friend who, as he would humorously put it, grew up in a struggling family and situation. The one thing that kept him going and yearning for a better life was...
Attempting to get back on this and make it a regular article since the first (and only) one in 2018, a personal fave, The Bitcoin Bubble and Other Stories; Number 5 will shock you! Looking into the crystal ball, together...
One of the biggest differentiators between phones of different price categories is the system on a chip (SoC). Flagship phones have the best SoC's like the Apple A13 or the Snapdragon 865 or the Kirin 990. Cheaper phones usually...
Buying phones on a contract like Americans do is something we have been waiting for for so long, but I have high levels of confidence it is not going to happen soon for obvious reasons. This, however, does not...
A couple of days ago, it emerged that many loan apps were running their trade normally, with their tools live in Google Play Store many months after Alphabet detailed a set of regulations for financial apps. The rules tasked...
New Year. New Decade. We saw smartphones being announced right before and during this years CES - with most of them being concept phones and smartphone manufacturers assuring users that they'll be refined more before shipping to the public. Android...
Alright. People have been subjected to a new con game where fraudsters use Safaricom’s 072200000 line to reach out to customers, and lie about their intentions for a sole purpose: steal from them by emptying their M-PESA wallets. This...
Google announced a beta version for its latest mobile operating system, Android 10(at that time it went with Android Q) in March last year. The final beta release was announced at Google's I/0 2019 was slated for 21 phones...
Every year, (2016, 2017, 2018) we look back at the year that has been in terms of progress, big headlines, stories of impact and importance in  the ICT sector with a focus on the legal changes, interesting cases, digital...
WhatsApp is a very popular messaging platform. It has over 1.5 billion monthly active users and it is estimated that 12 million Kenyans actively use it monthly. There are reasons why it became popular. It was available on feature phones...
Dark mode has been here for a while but in 2019, the wave grew exponentially - apps and websites went all in on this trend. Smartphone operating systems launched this year brought system-wide dark mode to their new devices...
I've used quite a number of tech products in 2019 and I have several favourites in different categories.
Sharing photos on Google Photos has been a challenge - there haven't been any well-thought ideas around this important task apart from the shared album. Google has come up with a new way - how about adding a chat...
I have been a CBA (now NCBA) Loop user for a while now. The product, which targets young people, and has an unquestionably one of the best mobile banking apps in Kenya is good but has limitations, such as...
Important things Kenyans need to know about the recently introduced data protection law.
In the spirit of remaining relevant in the mobile data market, Telkom Kenya announced a new product named Gbambe. It is a data subscription that lasts a cool month, and the good part, at least in theory, is that...
WhatsApp is an incredibly popular social network in Kenya. It is used by millions of Kenyans daily to talk to each other or when they try to exit those groups they hate. This is why networks use WhatsApp to market...
Safaricom announced unaudited financial results for the six months ended September 30, 2019. The numbers were impressive after the carrier made a killing from its mobile money product M-PESA that grew by 18.2 percent to KES 41.97 billion. Other...
Kenya TV stations have been airing their content on YouTube, live, for an extended period now. This has been beneficial to a lot of people, especially groups with access to unlimited internet. It is a simple solution that does...
Instagram has become a popular platform for sharing photos, videos, stories and had had very useful features it has copied from rival social media apps such as Stories from Snapchat. There are more features the app could have or...
When manufacturers are on the planning stage to create a new smartphone, there are compromises to make at a given pricepoint. They play with delicate balances that balance competent features to making money from their venture and leveraging on...
Shopping is tiresome (some may disagree) and this extends to electronic devices. We have all types of electronic devices at different price-points and the information overload can overcome someone. Choosing a laptop in Kenya can be a tiresome affair since...
Apple products are loved all over the world. People love their products to the point where others regard it as a 'cult'. They sell a ton of iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Macbooks, Macs and iMacs each year which integrate...
Safaricom Home Fibre has been around for more than three years, and while it mostly works, the product has received its fair share of criticism. The reported cases of downtime, delayed installations, activations, or maintenance work have been increasing...
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I watch a lot of YouTube videos. So when my favourite YouTubers started hosting podcasts on the giant video sharing platform, I couldn't be more excited. I am not alone. In a...
A year or so ago, Uber launched CHAP CHAP services. The American taxi app purposed to sell the product as its cheapest to Kenyan customers who have widely embraced e-taxi services, particularly in Nairobi where users love the flexibility,...
Yesterday, Apple announced their new generation of iPhones, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro. They have updated cameras, updated processors, updated displays and so much more. However, the best thing about the announcement of new iPhones is that...

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