Last week, operator Safaricom launched a video-on-demand platform named BAZE. The product, which has been in development for the past two years or so, is akin to what Viusasa or similar products do: you get access to local, and...
Safaricom and Huawei have a new solution for restaurants and cafes named ‘Scan & Order.’ According to our knowledge, this is the first customers will use the service in Kenya. It has, however, been in action in other leading countries,...
Facebook and Instagram now feature a 'Time Well Spent' feature 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...
With Instagram suggested posts, the memes come to you. This new feature pushes for more engagement and ironically, I love it. Instagram recently introduced suggested posts. These are posts that come after you’ve seen all the posts from people or rather...
Are you good with your money? Good for you, you are an anomaly. The numbers reveal that thousands of Kenyans are listed by the CRB for as little as KES 200 in defaulted loans. A good chunk of us carry...
Twitter has set its headquarters in Ghana. This is not news, but many people were thinking that the social media giant would have settled in other countries besides Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria being some of the thought candidates. “Today, in...
In April of last year, the invitation-only audio chat app Clubhouse launched. COVID-19 pandemic had hit the world and most people were stuck at home. This was the tipping point for the platform which gained popularity during this period...
Midrange smartphones are now packing features that offer more value to the consumer for the price they are asking for. You get great screens, versatile cameras, stellar performance, excellent battery life. These are all the features you want in a...
Gmail has gotten better especially with new additional features. Here are some tweaks you can play around with to get that minimalist look and make your inbox more efficient. To achieve that simple view, you’ll have to remove most of...
A lot of budget smartphones have been launched in Kenya the past few months and if you are a price-conscious consumer and looking a device that brings value without costing an arm and a leg - then you've come...
Social Media is probably the most outstanding evidence of how the internet has made the world one common playroom. However, the general lack of increased fact-checking amongst its users is a worrying trend, especially in this era of the...
Privacy and data security is becoming a major concern for both Android and iOS users. It’s not just about emails but all of our data including browser history. It’s now imperative to keep your data safe from prying eyes...
Safaricom has not released a ton of apps over the last couple of years; we can actually track them because their number is not excessive. However, some of its releases have and continue to serve thousands of Kenyans, most...
Android 11 was launched in early September last year and began rolling out to older smartphones while newer smartphones were shipping with Google's latest mobile OS straight out of the box Android 11 brings new privacy and security features including...
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...
Spotify launched in Kenya this week and it is something we have been waiting for a long time. The music streaming service is loved by people for its playlists and algorithm. That is why it has over 345 million...
Playlists like the one on Spotify or any other platform are one of the many reasons people love listening to music. We can create playlists of songs we love or let music streaming sites creates ones for us. However,...
Spotify yesterday announced that they will launch in 80+ markets across the world in a few days and that includes Kenya. That is great news for those people who have wanted to use this service natively here in Kenya,...
Huawei has extensively been talking about its new operating system named HarmonyOS. The platform was announced many months ago, and its existence and development were amplified when the use banned the Chinese company from doing business with American companies. In...
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...
Equity Bank has one of the best banking apps named Eazzy Banking. It is a go-to product for any customer with an Equity Bank account and smartphone. When it works, and it mostly does (save for when their systems are down,...
Welcome to What’s On My Phone, a weekly column where we will be snooping in on people’s smartphones and figure out how they use them, what apps they are using, and why plus tips too. We’ll include new entries with different and notable...
Staying inside with a global pandemic welcomes you to weird obsessions. Most people who were cooped up at home got into stress cooking, stress baking, binge-watching movies and tv shows and binge-listening to both old and new music, exercising,...
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...
Welcome to What’s On My Phone, a weekly column where we will be snooping in on people’s smartphones and figure out how they use them, what apps they are using, and why plus tips too. We’ll include new entries with different and notable...
If you've been keeping up with smartphone trends, you'll notice the prices have been on an upward trajectory with features that can dwarf the current phone you have and make you feel jealous and an increasing need to buy...
Welcome to What’s On My Phone, a weekly column where we will be snooping in on people’s smartphones and figure out how they use them, what apps they are using, and why plus tips too. We’ll include new entries with different and notable...
2020 was one exhausting d̶e̶c̶a̶d̶e̶ year. There was a lot of things going on. A global pandemic happened. We went into quarantine and time distortion happened. Here's a short recap - Meghan and Harry left the Royal family, Locust swarms...
Welcome to What’s On My Phone, a weekly column where we will be snooping in on people’s smartphones and figure out how they use them, what apps they are using, and why plus tips too. We’ll include new entries with different and notable...
Welcome to What’s On My Phone, a weekly column where we will be snooping in on people’s smartphones and figure out how they use them, what apps they are using, and why plus tips too. We’ll include new entries with different and notable...
Welcome to What’s On My Phone, a weekly column where we will be snooping in on people’s smartphones and figure out how they use them, what apps they are using, and why plus tips too. We’ll include new entries with different and notable...
Apple announced the AirPods Max out of the blue yesterday evening after months of the headphones leaking on social media. This product is a cacophony of divisiveness: the ridiculous name, the design, the carrying case and most importantly, the...
Welcome to What’s On My Phone, a weekly column where we will be snooping in on people’s smartphones and figure out how they use them, what apps they are using, and why plus tips too. We’ll include new entries with different and notable...
Introduction The What Is in Your Phone series is an interesting part of looking into the way we use our phones, and what you can learn about the apps we love, a customization here and there, and how we unwind...
Android smartphones trends have come so far especially for budget smartphones. Features only reserved for midrange and flagship devices are slowly trickling down to entry-level devices and price-conscious consumers are now not only spoilt for choice but also getting...

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