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Twitter is known for its renowned "140 character " limit on tweets and Direct Messages. Well in a release statement for Twitter developers, starting July, the company will waiver the 140 character limit for Direct Messages.  The company still...
Is there something like a perfect smartphone? That question will unlikely be having a definite answer any time soon. There are iPhone 6 users who are so pleased with what it offers that to them it is the ultimate...
Instagram is one of my favourite social media platforms and there are some features i'd like to see being developed for the platform, which I think will improve the experience 1. Photo Groups Instagram right now is a mess. It is...
We are living in the "app" age, which has been fueled by the upsurge of smartphones use worldwide. Companies worldwide are outing official apps on Google's Play Store and Apple App store that offer their services. In Kenya,...
Kenya's digital migration has not been a smooth sailing pitting the regulator Communication Authority of Kenya and three major media houses. At the height of the tussle which led to a switch off of the three, the companies...
You knew this was coming anyway so don't act surprised. It's not like it is a bad thing. Apple is famous for holding out on adding new features for no apparent reason and waits until it thinks the time...
When people think of watching videos online, they tend to login to gravitate towards one site: YouTube. YouTube is Google's video sharing website and is currently the number one video sharing website. According to statistics, it has over 1 billion...
Intel experienced it, IBM experienced it, Apple experienced it and now one of the most iconic brands of the smartphone revolution is experiencing it.  Most of these brands rose to prominence amidst a tide of new technology, went on...
The transport industry in Kenya has changed a lot over the years. Public transport now boasts of things like free Wi-Fi onboard and of course the use of electronic cards has been part of the national discussion for a...
In 2005, Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General unveiled a small green laptop in front of an audience in Tunis, Tunisia. The audience consisted of delegates from all over the world discussing the role of information...
Digital Migration in Kenya hasn't been without it's fair share of abrasiveness. What with the three media houses using whatever means was available to them to delay the process. This was perceived to be that the three were...
Simon Wamahiu started driving a taxi 6 years ago.  He was popular with customers. Being a cab driver was however not gratifying or lucrative especially working for someone else. He eventually got his own car and things changed but...
When a user buys a data plan, a contract comes into force, this contract is between the buyer and the mobile operator. The contract obliges the operator to deliver the purchased data when and if required by the user.
The Innovation forum at the KICC presented an interesting forum for startups to showcase their products to the forum attendees. I met Manuel Watindi, a sociology graduate out to leverage the power of ICT in education through his...
The name? Galaxy S6. At this point in time you should not doubt that. Really. Unless a very big miracle happens. Like Earth leaving its orbit. Here's what we know about Samsung's Galaxy S6 so far: 1. It will have a...
Lumia 1520, Lumia 1020, Lumia 535, Lumia 920, Lumia 735, Lumia 435. Lumia 620, Lumia 800, Lumia 930… If you are confounded by the ever growing list of seemingly confusing product names in Microsoft’s smartphone line up, you are not...
Modern, forward thinking companies are always looking for flexible options that give them an edge to broaden their base of customer interaction, and wearable mobile apps have made a dramatic move to the top of those options. Finding an...
With billions spent on mobile games, even casino operators have taken notice. When we look at the Top Grossing Paid apps on both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store, it looks as though games like Clash...
The past week has been awash with media reports putting the spotlight on the raging digital migration debate after the Communication Authority withdrew the digital broadcast license for Citizen, NTV and KTN this coming after the said broadcast...
The starting point of this article is June 2011 and over the months it is becoming extremely clear to me that this will be the next frontier. Back then we had nothing in the eco-system and indeed 2011 was the...
Mobile innovations are the future of technology in Kenya. Since the entry of mobile in the late 1990s, a lot of vibrancy, growth and currency has been realized in the Kenya I.T & telecoms sector. In the 6 months...
Let's face it: Science and Technology has advanced in incredible leaps and bounds that there is no end in sight to continuous innovation. Everyday new gadgets come up, new inventions are made and inevitably, new jobs are created. Who...
Finnish Tech website IT Vikko recently reported that Nokia will turning over HERE Apps development to Microsoft. Though this may seem like a blow to the Windows Phone platform, especially when Nokia has recently developed an Android HERE maps...
In a recent interview with Marc Israel, Office Division Director for Microsoft West, East and Central Africa, I was made aware that there is quite a lot of progress for Microsoft in the country this year. Marc Israel...
You worked hard and now all your friends are super jealous – congrats, you’ve got your hands on one of the latest editions of the iPhone 6! But now that you’ve dropped all that cash on a fancy looking...
Microsoft acquired Nokia's mobile division and all that mobile hardware business that came along with it. And that was the journey of a thousand Windows Phone devices. Part of the idea is to get Microsoft another channel to get...
It's safe to say that mobile POS systems have arrived. POS, for those unfamiliar with the acronym, means Point of Sale. It's the terminal at which money is exchanged for goods, and traditionally, it was a big clunky computer...
Your smartphone camera is more powerful than you think. Most of the videos watched on YouTube are shot using a smartphone camera. Almost all of the photos views on social media such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter originated from...
Today is a Kenyan holiday. The name's Mashujaa Day, Mashujaa is Swahili for Heroes. And this is the day to remember heroes in Kenya's history who were significant in the change of events from a colony to a free...
What will happen on June 17, 2015? This will be the last day for the switch off of the analogue television signals worldwide. In 2006, Kenya and other countries across the Globe signed a treaty agreement at the conclusion...

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