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Infinix Note 7 Unboxing and First Impressions Review: Perfect Balance

The Infinix Note 7 got announced in April and we patiently waited for it. The COVID-19 pandemic has really impacted the smartphone industry in...
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OPPO Teases Crazy 125W Fast Charge That Will Launch This Week

    OPPO has today teased its new fast charging technology on its social media page which takes fast charging on a whole new level. On the...
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TECNO Pouvoir 4 Unboxing and First Impressions Review: More Than Just a Powerhouse

The TECNO Pouvoir 4 is now in Kenya and has landed on our review desk. It's TECNO's latest device in the Pouvoir series which is aimed...
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CS Mucheru Wants Smartphone Prices Lowered

The Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has tasked the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to develop ways that will see Kenyans buy and...
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Kenyans Will Be Required To Apply Online To Get Married

  Kenyans will now be able to apply to get online, as per a new system that has been implemented on eCitizen. The Office of the...
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Part 1: 61 Percent of Kenyan Men Are on Twitter Anonymously

USIU and SIMElab have published a detailed social media report that focuses on trends and narratives. It is also likely that you have already...
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Popular iOS Apps Like Spotify and Pinterest Reported to Be Crashing Due to Facebook

Popular apps and services on iOS are currently broken according to widespread reports on social media. If you head over to Down Detector, you will...
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NTSA’s TIMS Portal to Experience Outage Today Due To Scheduled Upgrade

The National Transport and Safety Authortity (NTSA) is planning a system upgrade this weekend on their TIMS platform this weekend. They are planning a system...
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20% of Smartphones Shipped in Q1 2020 Have Quad Cameras – Research

It is no surprise that smartphones in recent past have been stuffed with more and more cameras each year. We have to blame Apple...

Microsoft Upgrades Teams to Host 20,000 Participants

  Microsoft has upgraded their collaboration software, Microsoft Teams, to a whole new level by upping the number of participants per meeting. The company says that meeting organizers...
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Android 10 Adoption Faster Than Any Previous Android Version

Android 11 is lasted to launch on September 8th and Google is looking back at the progress Android 10 has made since launch last...
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TikTok Temporarily Stops Showing Video Views and Like Counts For Some Users

This evening, some users on TikTok are reporting that they are having issues with the app. Their video views and likes count have mysteriously...
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M-PESA is On a Maintenance Spree With Another Interruption Slated for Tonight

Safaricom has been honing the offerings of M-PESA with constant maintenance announcements. We started receiving the communication about a fortnight or so ago, and if...

Huawei Kenya Organizes Online Job Fair, Hires 40 ICT Professionals

Huawei has organized an online job fair that aims to employ more than 40 ICT workers. The fair has been organized between the Chinese...
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Sharing Your HBO, Netflix, Spotify, and Other Media Subscriptions Is Now Easy With This Chrome Extension

The COVID-19 pandemic has made most of us stay indoors. Most of us have now had to find new ways to entertain ourselves either...
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Android 11 Set to Launch on September 8th

Android 11 betas are already out and what most people anticipated is when the public launch is going to happen. Now we know. The betas...
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What Happens When You Purchase a Showmax Pro Subscription Over an Existing Plan?

Showmax Pro went live yesterday, and for the most part, we are glad the product is here. It costs KES 2100, and if you need...
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Twitter to Soon Become a Subscription Platform

Twitter now wants you to start paying for tweets or something close to that. Twitter isn't that of a profitable company and this could...
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Spotify Intros Custom Workout Playlists

Spotify has been on a roll lately now that most people are staying indoors.  They recently launched in-app lyrics, group sessions for shareable party...
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Samsung May Follow Apple and Not Include Chargers Next Year

  It seems like there is a wave to ditch accessories included in smartphones and Samsung is rumored to be next. According to Sammobile, Samsung phones...
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New Video Format Will Halve Data Use While Streaming Content

  Fraunhofer HHI, the German company that developed the H.264, H.265, and MP3 coding formats that we use every day unveiled a new video encoding...
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Microsoft Launcher Is Actually Pretty Good

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...

Safaricom Releases New and Cheaper Android TV Box, This Time With Netflix Support

Safaricom has been releasing Android TV boxes for a while: there was the original Big Box that was released five years ago, and then...
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vivo V19 Availability in Kenyan Market Pushed to a Later Date

vivo v19 availability in Kenyan market pushed by almost a week
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Telkom Kenya’s Loon Goes Official, Records 19 Mbps Down Speeds

Loon, or as popularly known Project Loon is finally official in Kenya. Telkom Kenya and Alphabet started testing Project Loon more nearly two years ago. The project, which...
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US Mulling on Banning Chinese Apps Like TikTok

  The United States government is looking into banning Chinese social media apps, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said. Mike Pompeo was asked whether the...

Showmax Pro Launched With All Premier League Matches for KES 2100

Streaming service Showmax has been around for a while. The product is owned by MultiChoice and offers the video on-demand services in a market...

Delete These Compromised Android Apps Now

App Stores are continuously replenished with useful and essential tools, and some of them do not work as advertised. On the good side of...
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Safaricom Wants to Cap KES 1000 Free M-PESA Transfers to 5 Attempts But Loses Hearing

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it vast financial constraints for Kenyans and companies. To this end, the Central Bank of Kenya made a...
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SWVL Reveals Massive Security Breach, Logs Out All Users

  SWVL, the Egyptian ride-hailing service that has operations in Kenya has today announced a security breach that has affected its users. "Continuing our trend of...
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