Editorial

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,...
YetuMoji is one of the many features you can find on Finserve's mKey app and it boasts quite a number of features that you can't find anywhere else.
The trailers that auto play which Netflix refers to as “video previews” have proven to be source of irritation for binge-watchers like us. Even the director of Star Wars: Last Jedi tweeted about it and we could all relate....
You may have notice this, but nowadays all phones look exactly the same. Every smartphone that comes out has a large touchscreen at the front and primary cameras at the back. In 2018, most new phones came with a...
The Kenyan e-commerce market keeps on growing by leaps and bounds. This has been further fueled by the 90.4% mobile penetration rate that roughly translates to 41 million people. The variety of e-commerce platforms keeps on growing and this...
How to view your notification history on Android - This tip is for those who mistakenly swipe away a notification in your phone’s notification drawer.
Videos are one of the most commonly created and shared media type in the world. This might include any kind of videos like movies, clips, educational movies, music films, how-to content, tutorials, entertainment, social or personal life moments. As...
It is not the first time that we have seen celebrity influencers preach water and drink wine, especially when it comes to the smartphone world. For some reason, marketers are convinced that spending millions on celebrities to endorse a...
Two years ago I joined a closed Facebook group dubbed “Ladies who storm hackathons”, which brings women in technology together from all over the world to share upcoming opportunities, their stories and experiences in the technology industry. The most...
When President Uhuru Kenya signed into law the Finance Act 2018, Kenyans did not anticipate the vast implications of the bill. On the surface, the government had reduced the proposed fuel tax by half and instead implemented excise duty...
USSD codes is one technology that is used widely in Kenya. We use it for a host of things that range from buying airtime to subscribing for data plans and even for mobile money transactions. It is a very...
On the night of 12th October (EAT), Facebook released more info about the data breach that affected its users. The massive security breach was worse than initially thought. Here’s what Facebook says they know so far: The attackers used...

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