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If you thought the price wars between Kenyan telcos was over, you thought wrong. After Airtel announced their "Tubonge Bundles" targetted at offering cheap calls to its subscribers, Telkom Kenya (Orange) announced their "Amkia MBundle" which offers subscribers of...
Here are the differences between Twitter Lite and Twitter for Android
From selling dried Korean fish, vegetables and fruit back in 1938 to being the number one Android smartphone manufacturer, Samsung has surely come a long way. The first ever Samsung phone was the SH-100, which was manufactured in 1988, and...
Polls diversify understanding of a given situation in real time and impart a sense of togetherness with brands since the mode of communication is open ended.
Can I patent my idea? 5 things a techie needs to know about intellectual property.
It's a rush to sell at the retail stores and most small smartphone brands invest only at the retail stores focusing on converting walk-in customers.
March 22, 2017, Safaricom unveils a new bundle aimed at "the hustler". Dubbed Flex, this new bundle would let Safaricom customers buy Flex units using their airtime and use the units for either voice calls, sms or data without...
There's a misconception that password-protected public Wi-Fi network is genuinely safe. It's not, and you risk exposing sensitive data to intruders.
In the 1990s, everyone wanted to have a website, it was the in-thing, it was "cool". From 2013 upwards, every company and service wanted to have an app, as that was the new trend. Apps (or lack thereof) have...
Uber raised their fare prices today and now we can compare their new prices with the ones being offered by its competitors.
Cybercrime is common due to keen attention it has received from businesses, organizations and the government. Are we aware the rules that govern us?
Ever since Windows 10 launched back in 2015, there has been controversy after controversy surrounding the operating system. Starting with how Microsoft was asking people to upgrade to Windows 10, free or not, it was being a bit too...
Since Kenyan banks lost to Mpesa in 2006, their sole strategy has been to catch up. Kenyan banks are running out of ideas, resorting to copying Mpesa.
Before the smartphone age, people bought tickets to concerts, met their friends and came back later with memories that were firmly engrained in their minds. Fast forward to the current age we are living in, concerts have a different look....
“I cannot comment on that but if Kenya is a good fit, we shall definitely consider offering to launch it here” - Ime Archibong, Facebook’s director of Product Partnerships. That was about five months ago, when Ime Archibong was asked about Facebook's...
WhatsApp was created to solve a specific problem at the time: It was a better and cheaper alternative to SMS and it was able to do that by it being available on multiple platforms. Skipping over to the present...
There has been a heated discussion in our forums on how to tame the phone-snatching vice that keeps getting worse every passing day. It is so bad that hardly a month goes by without a friend or colleague falls into...
Since M-Pesa was launched back in 2007, it is not a secret that lives have been changed. M-Pesa has changed how Kenyans do transactions, how businesses operate and through Lipa Na M-Pesa, even propelled the growth of e-commerce. M-Pesa...
There's a very high chance that you have read, heard or seen the plans that the Kenyan government, through the Communications Authority, has to spy on its citizens. If not, well, now you know that there's such a plan....
It feels like Pesalink is aimed at one upping the mobile money transfer service M-pesa while there may be more pressing financial services problems to solve.
Self-driving cars are a reality, companies such as Tesla and Google have been at the fore front pushing for this technology. We already have road-legal, consumer ready autonomous cars, such as the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model X....
There is so much to be done.
Nation Media group announced on Wednesday that they have closed a deal to acquire stake in lifestyle magazine Kenyabuzz alongside it's sister publication UgandaBuzz. They did not disclose the important specifics on the numbers involved and cited some processes that...
This article has been continued from part one here. Last week, we looked at some of the reasons why Cashless Payment Systems in Kenya are always failing. It was clear that the merchants and other stakeholders aren't the only ones...
The past 11 months have been spent designing, developing and validating our financial application called Shika. Shika is a short term small credit android application. This is an incredible journey so far having come from an agency; I was...
Just the other day, the government of Kenya launched the Huduma Card, a smart card that will allow Kenyans to pay for and access government services seamlessly. When this card was announced, it got me thinking, will it suffer...
According to the latest Google’s monthly Android platform distribution numbers, only 0.7% of all Android devices run on the latest iteration of Android, Nougat (7.0 & 7.1.1). Majority of android devices (33.4%) are running on Android Lollipop, which is over...
They should roll out this feature to countries like Kenya soon
With the debate on whether Safaricom dominance has been the biggest problem for Airtel Kenya, is there more to it?
10 ways you can take control of your smartphone's data consumption habits.
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