Alright. People have been subjected to a new con game where fraudsters use Safaricom’s 072200000 line to reach out to customers, and lie about their intentions for a sole purpose: steal from them by emptying their M-PESA wallets. This...
Google announced a beta version for its latest mobile operating system, Android 10(at that time it went with Android Q) in March last year. The final beta release was announced at Google's I/0 2019 was slated for 21 phones...
Every year, (2016, 2017, 2018) we look back at the year that has been in terms of progress, big headlines, stories of impact and importance in  the ICT sector with a focus on the legal changes, interesting cases, digital...
WhatsApp is a very popular messaging platform. It has over 1.5 billion monthly active users and it is estimated that 12 million Kenyans actively use it monthly. There are reasons why it became popular. It was available on feature phones...
Dark mode has been here for a while but in 2019, the wave grew exponentially - apps and websites went all in on this trend. Smartphone operating systems launched this year brought system-wide dark mode to their new devices...
I've used quite a number of tech products in 2019 and I have several favourites in different categories.
Sharing photos on Google Photos has been a challenge - there haven't been any well-thought ideas around this important task apart from the shared album. Google has come up with a new way - how about adding a chat...
I have been a CBA (now NCBA) Loop user for a while now. The product, which targets young people, and has an unquestionably one of the best mobile banking apps in Kenya is good but has limitations, such as...
Important things Kenyans need to know about the recently introduced data protection law.
In the spirit of remaining relevant in the mobile data market, Telkom Kenya announced a new product named Gbambe. It is a data subscription that lasts a cool month, and the good part, at least in theory, is that...
WhatsApp is an incredibly popular social network in Kenya. It is used by millions of Kenyans daily to talk to each other or when they try to exit those groups they hate. This is why networks use WhatsApp to market...
Safaricom announced unaudited financial results for the six months ended September 30, 2019. The numbers were impressive after the carrier made a killing from its mobile money product M-PESA that grew by 18.2 percent to KES 41.97 billion. Other...
Kenya TV stations have been airing their content on YouTube, live, for an extended period now. This has been beneficial to a lot of people, especially groups with access to unlimited internet. It is a simple solution that does...
Instagram has become a popular platform for sharing photos, videos, stories and had had very useful features it has copied from rival social media apps such as Stories from Snapchat. There are more features the app could have or...
When manufacturers are on the planning stage to create a new smartphone, there are compromises to make at a given pricepoint. They play with delicate balances that balance competent features to making money from their venture and leveraging on...
Shopping is tiresome (some may disagree) and this extends to electronic devices. We have all types of electronic devices at different price-points and the information overload can overcome someone. Choosing a laptop in Kenya can be a tiresome affair since...
Apple products are loved all over the world. People love their products to the point where others regard it as a 'cult'. They sell a ton of iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Macbooks, Macs and iMacs each year which integrate...
Safaricom Home Fibre has been around for more than three years, and while it mostly works, the product has received its fair share of criticism. The reported cases of downtime, delayed installations, activations, or maintenance work have been increasing...
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I watch a lot of YouTube videos. So when my favourite YouTubers started hosting podcasts on the giant video sharing platform, I couldn't be more excited. I am not alone. In a...
A year or so ago, Uber launched CHAP CHAP services. The American taxi app purposed to sell the product as its cheapest to Kenyan customers who have widely embraced e-taxi services, particularly in Nairobi where users love the flexibility,...
Yesterday, Apple announced their new generation of iPhones, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro. They have updated cameras, updated processors, updated displays and so much more. However, the best thing about the announcement of new iPhones is that...
You can get a smartphone from basically any price bracket. Cheaper phones usually have basic specs and expensive phones have relatively better specifications. However, hanks to the law of diminishing returns, the value of what you're paying for decreases...
Mara Corporation entered the smartphone market with the Mara X budget device earlier this year. The company also makes Mara Z, their flagship smartphone. Mara announced that they were going to produce these phones in Africa early last year...
Sports betting is not a new activity in the country. It began local operations way back in the 1960s when the state introduced the first Gaming Act. At that time, however, sports betting, among other forms of gambling, were...
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,...

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