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Apple Profits From High-End Smartphones Soars To 92% In 2015

The smartphone is touted as the greatest innovation of this generation. With that, a formidable smartphone industry has risen and this business continues to...

Google Changes SSL Certificates to use 2048-bit keys

Several of Google's services will be receiving certificate upgrades by the end of the year. In a blogpost, the company's Director of Information Security...

This Startup Hopes To Scare Companies into Listening To Your Complaints

Nobody wants a bad reputation, especially companies and corporates where bad reputation equals bad business. However, there are some companies that have a bad...

Huawei Y6 Could be the Budget Smartphone You’ve Been Waiting for

We occasionally do these comprehensive listings of phones at various price points. If you may have noticed, we tend to lean a lot on...

MediaTek MT6595, a true Octa-core chip with 4G LTE

Low-cost devices have significantly driven the growth of the smartphone market. These devices have become the prime target of chip manufacturers as they move...
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Zambia might follow Tanzania in Banning Social Media in Government Offices

In June 2015 during the World Social Media day, Senior Director Digital Media for the Kenya government, Dennis Itumbi said the government has an elaborate...
Airtel

Airtel Africa Announces New Top Level Hires Picked From Rival Mobile Carriers

Airtel seeks to benefit from talent poached from rival mobile carriers in the region. This is after they hired Farhad Khan who comes from...

According to Nigeria’s President inaction on Sim Cards Led to MTN Fine

Last year, the Nigerian Communications Commission slapped  MTN, the biggest telco in Nigeria with a multi-Billion dollar fine. MTN is a South African telco...

MasterCard, Etisalat and EBC Bring Mobile Money To Egypt

Flous is a mobile money product created from the partnership between MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt and Etisalat. The payment gateway will serve a...

Did Google shut down Reader to better compete with sexier apps?

Google kills many of it's services, this is not something new. But most of the services that Google has killed are those that were...

Gold Samsung Galaxy S4 Is Real

We recently reported on the $3000+ gold HTC One that is on sale in Russia. Then came the gold coloured (just a colour nothing...

Twitter Will Use Emojis to Serve Targeted Ads

We are living in an era where we are taking emojis rather seriously. They have transcended from their use in messaging apps to pop...
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UK Man Dies After E-cigarette Explosion

Exploding e-cigarettes is not something new. We have reported at least one here and many more others have happened. So e-cigarettes are not that...

Galaxy Note mini? Leaks suggest so

Don’t ask me how many devices Samsung normally has in its pipeline because honestly, those should be very many. Now we have something else:...
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India Cracks The Whip on Pornography Websites

India's government has directed Internet Service providers (ISPs) in the country to block more than 800 porn sites as reported by  a local...

Google Maps Aims To Be The Easiest Way To Hail An Uber

Google's new update for Maps ensures that you'd never want to use Uber Again

WhatsApp Is Testing A Snapchat Story-like Revamp For Status Updates

WhatsApp has copied another Snapchat feature as shown in a beta release which involves the mundane status update
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Facebook To Work with Kaspersky In Cleaning Malware From User Computers

In 2014, Facebook took the bold step of cleaning up compromised computers that Facebook users use when connecting to the social networking site.  The...
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Smartphones Account for 1.8 Million of 3.1 Million Devices Sold In Kenya In 2015

The average cost of a smartphone in Kenya has gone down from Kshs. 19,600 ($200) to around Kshs. 9,800 ($100). This is based on...

Galaxy Note 5 May Feature a USB Type-C Port

USB 3.1, popularly known as the USB Type-C standard, looks set to be the common port you'll be seeing on most electronic devices coming...
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Firefox gives special attention to Android

Mozilla recently released the much awaited Firefox 4. This happened as the two other main browsers, Google's chrome launched Chrome 11 and Microsoft launched...

How to Commandeer a Digital Migration: PANG’s license Nullified, Cofek, Kenya’s Media Owners Association Jump for Joy

Kenyan media owners were at sometime working up a foam, their reason? They had been strong armed in the digital migration process. This very...

Samsung Galaxy J5 to Get Minor Improvements in 2016 Edition

Just like the Galaxy J7, the Galaxy J5 is also on course to get an update. In fact, we have known about that for...

What is The Right Display Size for a Smartphone?

I asked this question sometime back on Twitter and as expected the responses were varied. Yes you have the cash and can’t wait to get...
Lumia 535 review

Lumia 535 Crosses 500,000 Mark In India Shipments

Lumia 520 was a turning point for Microsoft and Windows Phone and it indicated a point where a single device would drive mass adoption...
Internet Pakistan

Pakistanis Black Out Blogs And Websites In Protest Of 19.5% Internet Tax

Pakistani blogs and websites today blacked their sites in opposition top a recently  introduced general sales tax on internet and data usage. The  19.5%...

Android 4.4 KitKat comes with many optimizations, geared to better performance on low end Android devices

Android has since passed the 1 billion device activation mark and continues to soar with recent figures placing its marketshare at a pleasant 81%....

Galaxy S5 with QHD display shows up; is it the S5 Prime?

LG is not hiding the fact that its upcoming flagship smartphone, the G3, will ship with one crisp 2560 x 1440 pixel display. Chinese...

Latest Android numbers are in: KitKat still not that visible

When Android 4.4 KitKat showed up for the first time in the monthly Android versions statistics released by Google back in December 2013, we...
Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay Coming to Cheaper Samsung Smartphones Later

Samsung Pay is the Korean company’s mobile payments service rivaling Apple Pay and Android Pay from Apple and Google respectively. The service, currently live...
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