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...
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...
Telegram is such an underrated messaging app and is one of my favourite Android apps not only for its focus on privacy but also other features that make it stand out as a popular chat app. It has a ton...
In most parts of Africa, public transport remains poorly organized. Massive rural to urban migration has exacerbated what is considered in most countries as an informal sector that operates purely on cash. Bus owners and operators are the cog...
Android gesture navigation has been around since Android 9 Pie. The Pixel line of phones was, obviously, the first series of devices to implement the feature using a single pie-like soft button. Others such as Nokia started doing the...
UPDATE Equity Bank has been on a hot seat over the last couple of hours. The bank has always been doing the right thing with its propositions, but this has not spared it from bad publicity. While the banking industry in Kenya...
I love the Netflix user experience. It has become the gold standard for streaming globally over the past decade. They made the big move to become a global player 4 years ago and we have enjoyed streaming content from their library...
This belies an underlying assumption that without the competition of foreign-owned, local ICT firms, locally owned ICT firms would proliferate and flourish.
Microsoft revamped Edge by building it based on Chromium which powers Google Chrome and somehow they have managed to build a better Chrome than Google.
Google finally revealed the Pixel 4A yesterday to rave reviews across tech blogs and YouTube. This is due to the fact that it sticks to the fundamentals. It is a midrange smartphone with a flagship level camera and that...
Showmax is one of the popular streaming services in Kenya and the larger Africa. The product is owned by MultiChoice, the same company that is known for offering DStv services. Showmax was launched as a competitor to Netflix and is,...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster to many people, communities and businesses, and countries as a whole. Kenya, in particular, has been hit, and in an effort to sustain itself, some organizations have been forced to let some...
Huawei is in quite a pickle in regards to the smartphone market and generally in the telecom industry. Early last year, US President Donald Trump issued a trade ban that hugely affected Huawei. US companies weren't allowed to supply products...
User customization has been the biggest draw to Google's Android among other key features that Apple's iOS doesn't offer. iOS 14 comes close but there's a lot of catching up to do. If you don't like the default launcher your Android...
On 11th June 2020, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani read the Country’s 2020/2021 Financial Year Budget. There have also been looming conversations and buzz around the proposed Digital Tax issue that will greatly affect tech startups, SMEs, service providers...
Instagram is now focusing on Stories and a lot of efforts have been directed to this feature they cloned from Snapchat. A ton of features have been added to Instagram Stories since its launch including music lyrics, polls, gifs, new set...
The PlayStation 4 has been a success for Sony. It has managed to sell over 110 million units since its first release at the end of 2013. There are several reasons for this: It was initially more powerful than...
This past week Justice Mary Kasango delivered a  Copyright Infringement decision on a case regarding Safaricom’s Okoa Jahazi product. The case is Christopher N. Omare and Michael Otachi t/a Omare and Partners v Safaricom Limited available on Kenya Law Reports online. https://twitter.com/JuneOkal/status/1260956902692962305?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1260956902692962305&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechweez.com%2F%3Fp%3D98681 This...
Back in 2013, Safaricom introduced a product that allowed its customers to share data bundles akin to Sambaza airtime. It was a needed development that worked as advertised. But it would not live for long. In between that period, a...
The best thing about Android smartphones is the flexibility to customize and personalize the device according to your preferences. Apple's iOS is slowly catching up with iOS 14 but for now Android is the perfect operating system to go nuts...
I've said before that the iPhone SE 2020 is a big problem to Android smartphone manufacturers. However, not all is lost since they have time to catch up and they can do that easily if they wanted to. Samsung is...
A few months ago, AMD teased their upcoming Ryzen 4000 CPUs for laptops. This was the next step forward since they have been giving Intel a hard time on the desktop front with their high-performance CPUs at all price...
We are living in strange times. Apple does not have the most expensive phone on the mass market. That honour goes to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra which starts at $1,400 and can go as high as $1600! That is...
Last week, Apple announced the long rumored iPhone SE 2ND Generation and it was quite the surprise. This was a sequel to the much loved iPhone SE from 2016 which was geared for those Ios users that love small phones....
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to work from home, which means they have to use video chat to collaborate with their workmates. Setting aside the need for Wi-Fi in your house or the type of video conferencing software to...
vivo recently entered the Kenyan market and already have some of their smartphones on shelves in their retail stores. Their Y series and V series are available locally but the focus of this article is on the potential that...
We use our smartphones for so many things and one of them is gaming. Gaming is such an important part of the smartphone experience to the point where they have their own tab on app stores. It is not uncommon...
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...

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