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Fantastic times lie ahead in the tech age. And this is in the form of the internet of things(IOT). Basically, the internet of things is the situation in which electronic devices are connected to the internet hence the ability...
The past week has been awash with media reports putting the spotlight on the raging digital migration debate after the Communication Authority withdrew the digital broadcast license for Citizen, NTV and KTN this coming after the said broadcast...
When's the last time you bought a phone? What was the reason behind your purchase? Was it to replace your lost phone? Or your previous phone had gotten too old? Or did a new phone just come out and...
The World Cup is upon us! Yes, when we simply say World Cup you know which one we mean. Not the Athletics World Cup (yes there's such a thing) or the Rugby World Cup or the Cricket World Cup....
Email has become a critical tool for organizations of all sizes. It is usually the primary method that businesses use to communicate, as well as share digital data with their internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, there are a growing...
On September 13 and 14, 2016, nearly 150 digital equality advocates from across Africa and the world gathered in Accra, Ghana for the inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. For two days, participants came together to...
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.
Have you ever requested or needed some information from government and they simply didn't get back to you, couldn’t trace the information or simply said the information was classified? Fear no more, the Access to Information Act, which was recently signed...
There is no denying that the arrival of the Madaraka Express SGR (standard gauge railway) Train marks one of Kenya’s biggest projects to date. While the train is currently serving Nairobi and Mombasa with fair prices (compared to road),...
While JTL's product Faiba 4G is very innovative it's going to be their crazy low-cost pricing that is going to carry the day for them.
With the global unemployment rate remaining high in the last few years, pinching cents and keeping a tight budget is as crucial as ever. You’ve already acknowledged this by organizing files and sorting bills month after month, and you know...
A recent survey done by Nielsen Kenya has findings that Kenyans could well be sitting on billions of unused inventory that they could easily turn to cash. Nielsen reports that some Kshs 158 billion worth of unused goods in...
Smartphones without apps is like launching a modern train without an online booking platform - oh wait, they did that. But you don't need to make the same mistake, smartphones are powerful gadgets and with the right apps, you...
This is a hard one to write. In fact, I have been putting off penning this down for weeks with the hopes that I will get back what I lost but so far, there is no sign of that...
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...
Digital Migration in Kenya hasn't been without it's fair share of abrasiveness. What with the three media houses using whatever means was available to them to delay the process. This was perceived to be that the three were...
With billions spent on mobile games, even casino operators have taken notice. When we look at the Top Grossing Paid apps on both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store, it looks as though games like Clash...
Kenya's digital migration has not been a smooth sailing pitting the regulator Communication Authority of Kenya and three major media houses. At the height of the tussle which led to a switch off of the three, the companies...
Masaku 7s  is a rugby tournament has become quite popular thanks to social media. Last year, thousands attended the tournament and I'm quite sure it was because of the conversation it generated on Twitter and Facebook. What it...
When it comes to the choice between convenience and privacy, very few people can honestly pick one over the other. Most of us want to have both and we have created this mentality in our heads that we can...
A recent study by Kenya Audience Research Foundation (KARF) on media consumption in Kenya has elicited a battle between Traditional and New Media. Dubbed “Media Consumer Survey”, KARF broke down the different ways Kenyans get their news and which...
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....
In the 2nd decade of the 21st century, it's hard to believe that we are living in a perpetual state of war. Not a conventional war but the war on terror. The first time I checked up the word...
Did you know that your Android device can be used as a home CCTV security system? The Android app Salient Eye helps you do exactly that. When installed in your phone the Salient Eye app uses your smartphone camera...
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 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.
It is not every other day that we get to hear from a team of Kenyans designing a smartphone and actually making it available in the market. The Kenyan smartphone market is awash with smartphones and other mobile devices...
I was watching the season finale of Game of Thrones and while I'm still mourning the death of Jon Snow, I'm still wondering, what if there were smartphones those days? Would Jon Snow's smartphone had alerted him to either...
Application development has come of age for many, particularly now that it's evident that mobile first is the best approach. Ask Instagram and Vine. Now OLX is now a global company with usage in 40 plus countries. The target is...
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