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WhatsApp For iOS Finally Gets Dark Mode on Beta App

Dark mode has been a selling point for operating systems and apps alike and for a good reason. We use these devices at night...
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Apple is Considering Letting 3rd Party Apps Run as the Default Option

We know Apple as that company that ships a ton of iPhones each year and trapping them into the lovely walled garden. They are...
Windows 10 Fluent Icons

Microsoft is Phasing Out Boring Windows 10 Icons for Colourful, Modern and Catchy Replacements

More than three years ago, we were apprised of changes that would be imparted into Windows 10. One of the critical features of the...
Huawei Y6s Pre-order

Huawei Y6s To Soon Be Available for Pre-Order in Kenya

Huawei  Mobile Kenya is set to launch the Huawei Y6s in early March. The Huawei Y6s is their latest entrant in the budget category...
Civil Registrations

Kenya Government Details Data Protection Civil Registrations Regulations in New Publication

The government has published the Data Protection (Civil Registration) Regulations, 2020. The regulations have can now be read by the public, which can then...
Mobile Money

Central Bank of Kenya and National Treasury Working to Tame Predatory Lending Apps

Smartphone adoption and MPESA have created a new way for digital shylocks to lend people money. This has led to the ballooning of loan...
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5 Interesting Features From Newly Released Android 11 Developer Preview

  Android 10 is the latest widely released software update for Android phones and it is available to a few phones. This ranges from the...
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High Court Declares the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Law “Constitutional”

Today, High Court judge, Justice Makau has declared that the contentious Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act as being constitutional. This was announced by the...
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Safaricom to Consider Contracting Huawei to Build its 5G Network

Kenya's biggest telecom carrier, Safaricom will consider awarding a contract to Huawei as they roll out their 5G network this year. Michael Joseph, Safaricom's...
Takaful Insurance Africa

Insurance Firm Takaful Launches MyCyberCare Tool to Protect Businesses from Online Fraud

Cybersecurity issues are not going away soon, especially in the commercial space where online fraudsters are making a killing from organizations that are not...
Huduma Namba

Preliminary Huduma Namba Regulations Suggest Linking the Database with Government Agencies

By now, most of us are aware of the details of Huduma Namba, its reasons and why it has sparked controversy. The unique identifier...
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Safaricom Users Complain Over Network Issues Affecting Calls

If you noticed you had a problem making a phone call on the Safaricom network, you are probably not alone. Today, Safaricom users are reporting...

Google Stadia Adds Support For 19 Flagship Phones Beginning Tomorrow

Remember Google Stadia? Google's cloud gaming platform that seeked to change the perception of cloud gaming. Well, they have an annoucnement where they have...
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vivo Y19 Review: Battery Champ That Needs a Little Polishing

We've had the vivo Y19 for a while now and the phone is top of the line among vivo's Y series of phones that...
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NTSA Wants SWVL’s CEO and Co-Founder Prosecuted

SWVL, the Egyptian mass transit ride hailing service has been in the country for a year now and that has not been easy. They...
Mercy Wanjau- CA DG

Communications Authority Hosts 30 African States for The Generation of Satellite Notices

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is holding a special workshop on the generation of satellite notices in Kenya and other 30 African states....

Communications Authority Seeks Public Comments to Accelerate Low ICT Devices Uptake

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has acknowledged that the update of ICT devices in Kenya has not been at its best, and is,...
new safaricom and airtel prefixes

These are the New Prefixes for Safaricom and Airtel Issued by Regulator

Our mobile phone carriers have a lot of prefixes that they use to uniquely identify each other. We can generally tell which phone number...
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Microsoft Merges Word, Excel and PowerPoint into a Single Android App

We all have apps of different types and in some cases, we have multiple apps from the same company. Microsoft is known for their suite...

OPPO Teases Super Sleek Smartwatch, Doesn’t miss the Controversy

OPPO is the famous Chinese manufacturer that is known for its phones. However for some time now, we have spotted leaks of its upcoming...
CS Magoha

Magoha Sparks Online Controversy After Questioning Safaricom’s Social Responsibility

A statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education Magoha that corporates which turn in profits should give back to society has sparked outrage on...

CBK is Prepping a Digital Lending Charter to Police Aggressive Mobile Lenders

The discussions around mobile lending apps and their overall benefit to the Kenya user have been explored exhaustively. The apps have been around for...
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip “Flexible Glass Display” Found to Scratch Like Plastic

Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip last week and it was the follow up to the infamous Galaxy Fold. One of the first generation flaws...
Nokia harging issues

HMD Admits Some Nokia Phones Have Charging Port Issues

HMD has been churning out pretty decent Nokia branded smartphones for a while now. We love their design aesthetic and their use of pure...
Instagram testing latest posts

Instagram is Testing “Latest Posts” That Looks Similar to Old Chronological Feed

Instagram's timeline is controlled by algorithms which decide what content to show you at the same time. This was the special sauce that Facebook...
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Telkom Kenya Makes it Even Easier to Top-up From M-PESA With New Menu

Mobile data wars have always been a norm in Kenya, and for the most part, consumers benefit from the tussles because operators are tasked...
Uber

Uber Ride May Have Just Caused the Biggest Coronavirus Risk in London

Coronavirus is a deadly menace that has so far killed hundreds of China nationals, with thousands of reported infections. The virus has since seen...

Ethiopia Passes Law That Jails People Whose Internet Posts Stir Unrest

Ethiopia's parliament passed a law on Thursday that imposes jail terms for those people whose Internet post stir unrest, Reuters reports. This is a move by their...
Plus Messenger

This Telegram Third-Party App Brings Order to Chaos

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...
whatsapp

WhatsApp Defends its End to End Encryption as it Passes 2 Billion User Mark

WhatsApp, the popular social network revealed that they have crossed the 2 billion user mark. The messaging service is now only second to Facebook itself...

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