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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...
Thanks to Apple, smartphone manufacturers have keynote addresses where they reveal to the world the new features of their latest and greatest phones. They usually touch on specific features like how good the display is, the processor, its operating system,...
Last Friday, Facebook announced that they had experienced a data breach and attackers had collected information from over 50 million accounts via "access tokens" that could potentially give them access to sensitive information from your Facebook profile. The attackers used...
Most people consider their choice of smartphones an intimate affair. Nowadays, we spend more time on our phones than with actual human beings. This has been considered an epidemic by some people but one man's meat, is another man's...
Customer experience as a success driver for telcos has never been relevant than today, thanks to the disruptive trends emerging in the 21st century across industries.
It's insane how many different ways we can lock our precious phones from intrusion by people than us. We have fingerprint unlock that was made popular by the iPhone 5S, face unlock that was made popular by the iPhone...
Marketing companies, learning institutions or any other utilities have adopted the use of text messages to engage their customers and pass messages to them. However, it appears that the Kenyan version of promotional text messages is hardly apprehensive about...
Unsubscribe and delete Go to your inbox and find an email from a sender that you never open. Go to the search bar and type that name – which will bring up all the emails from that person or company. Open...
Companies usually beta test some features they think could be beneficial to their audiences and these usually end up getting rolled out later on when it is ready. Social networking companies are this way and Twitter is no exception. We...
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...
A fair share of Kenyans use mobile money services. Particularly, Safaricom’s M-PESA users are in the excess of 21 million per CA’s statistics – which means millions of us have interacted with the conventional way the service is rendered,...
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