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Huawei unveiled the Y9 Prime 2019 recently and it is a really good phone for the price. However, you might have known from reading our articles or peeked at the store that they also have the Y9 2019. The question would then be:...
Safaricom’s utility app mySafaricom is an excellent tool when it works. The app was launched more than two years and over time, it has been imparted with key additions to make it the go-to utility for folks that do...
As early as 2012, hardly any major smartphone manufacturer had a phone with a fingerprint scanner, save for the Motorola Atrix. The fingerprint scanner was a great addition to the smartphone arsenal since it provided another layer of security...
I managed to resurrect the first Gmail address I opened sometime in 2009 when I was in my last year in high school. I opened it primarily to sign up for Facebook, which was still a hot platform back...
Late last week, ecommerce giant that operates primarily in Africa listed in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Its shares started trading at about KES 1500. This development was not a surprise though as a month earlier, Jumia’s CEO...
By now, mobile phone enthusiasts who follow OEMs and their marketing tactics have noticed that Samsung has a new series of phones that have been splashed across media outlets for the last two or three days. Dubbed the new...
New Month. New Week. If you’re planning to be more efficient and productive for the remaining part of the year, here are some new productivity apps, extensions and hacks and tips we have included to help you accomplish that goal. These...
Mobile banking apps are the new norm in the Kenyan market now because people want to keep track of their money and transactions in real-time. One of the apps that pioneered the boom and transition of banking services to...
It's that time of the year when you're looking for a smartphone that seats at the sweet spot between budget and specs. We rounded up these ten fantastic budget smartphones and the reasons to get or not to get...
I can go ahead and say it. 4000mAH batteries should be minimum for all Android phones. Smartphones are usually one of the few tech products that we use the most in our daily lives. Great battery life is a key...
A couple of weeks ago, telco Safaricom released an overdraft facility referred to as Fuliza. Owing to the carrier’s vast reach and robust marketing power, the product has been adopted by many (we do not have the number yet,...
Samsung revealed their folding phone last year in November to developers and we were waiting to see it in detail of what they were working on. This was finally done on 20th where they gave the new form factor...
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...
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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...

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