Nokia has already teased that they will have an announcement to make during this year’s Microsoft Build event starting today. We are now beyond rumours as we are just hours before the announcement that we’ve waited for for the last few weeks. Nokia is expected to announce the Lumia 930 which is touted to be the global variant of the much awesome Lumia...

Apple and Samsung are at it again in a new patent trial that opened yesterday, 1 April 2014, debating the role of a company not even part of the case, namely Google. Apple’s legal team vowed to prove that Samsung flagrantly copied iPhone features and Samsung should pay more than $2bn in damages. Apple lawyer Harold McElhinny said Samsung has stolen a number...

With most OEMs almost mid-way through seeding the Android 4.4 KitKat update to their flagship devices from the previous year and almost all new mid-range to high end devices shipping with it, its adoption has doubled in just under a month. KitKat now stands at 5.9% in data collected by Google for devices accessing the Play Store in the 7 day period ending yesterday. Gingerbread’s...

GDC 2014 brought a new entrant in virtual reality headsets in the name of Project Morpheus. Oculus VR had up to that point received some good support from game developers. As they had more or less dominated the VR platform for a while, Oculus was seen to have found its match in Sony’s prototype headset. Facebook in all their meddling pomposity decided to buy...

We knew this was coming. It is almost a year since Samsung released the Galaxy Tab 3 lineup so it made perfect sense that we saw @evleaks state the obvious complete with press renders: that the Galaxy Tab 4 line of tablets was on the way. The Galaxy Tab 4 lineup is now official and just like last year’s, comes in 7, 8 and 10.1 inch flavours. The spec sheet...

Huawei is the only major player in the mobile space who is yet to show us the device they’ll be banking on to push their agenda around the globe. Samsung, Sony, LG and HTC have already done so with their Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, G Pro 2 and One M8 smartphones respectively. Even emerging players like Oppo have declared their intentions. Seems like it won’t...

Kisumu becomes the second Kenyan town to receive free Wi-Fi from the Jubilee government’s free Wi-Fi city project. State House Digital director, Dennis Itumbi said the launch of the Kisumu WiFi project, set for May 11 2014,  will leverage on mobile and web based technology to improve delivery of public services. “We will deliver an improved website for the...

XSCAPE, the late Michael Jackson’s posthumous album released by his estate and Epic Records goes public on May 13th to millions of the late pop icon’s fans fans the world over. Among those lucky to get their hands (or phones) on the latest from the fallen King of Pop are owners of Sony’s most recent flagship devices, the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia...

Technology is such a prominent part of our everyday lives that it’s easy to forget how much it can change the way we conduct business and run organizations. Some industries are more prone to operational shifts with new technology than others. While your local coffee roaster isn’t likely to need anything newer than a nice digital temperature gauge, other...

Microsoft underwent a serious re-organization last year and with a new CEO taking over several months later, key changes in the company’s leadership structure were expected. Obvious appointments like Nokia’s Stephen Elop and others were expected to be announced anytime. Among the changes announced yesterday by Nadella in an internal email to employees, Scott...

MTN Business Kenya has been rolling out its own fibre optic network in the country, its metro fibre network covers a radius of 100 km in Nairobi and its environs. Back in 2013, the service provider leased lines from Kenya Data Network (KDN), Telkom Kenya, Jamii Telecoms and Wananchi Group. MTN decided to drop some of these carriers due to poor quality of service,...

Now imagine with me for a second that all the social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Foursquare et al had a face: what would they look like? Would they be a boy or a girl? What would be they preferred style of dressing? What would be their style? Before we figure all that out, lets do a throwback to and see how vintage social networking...

Two web developers from the Netherlands have developed a webapp called Google Naps that helps you find the best locations for a nap. The smart little tool developed by two gentlemen called Kakhile and Venour, is a comic imitation of the Google Maps which lets users share the best places in towns and cities around the globe. Google Naps instead points out to users...

Kenyan media owners were at sometime working up a foam, their reason? They had been strong armed in the digital migration process. This very capable group went ahead to bring down a media blackout upon TV viewers in the country – except for a few exceptions K24 among them. The situation changes today after the nation’s Media Owners Association along with...

Yes. Smartphone addiction. It exists. Maybe you already know you are addicted or know someone who is. Here are 5 telltale signs that indicate you are having a case of smartphone addiction. (The GIFs may take time to load) 1. You get anxious/panicky when you can’t see your phone 2. You do not listen during conversations. In fact you have no clue what the other person...

Mark Zuckerberg yesterday unveiled the all-new Facebook’s “Connectivity Lab” to work on the internet.org’s project to bring internet connectivity to the world’s 5 billion people who currently lack it. Internet.org, a partnership between Facebook and telecom industry giants such as Nokia,Qualcomm and telecom carriers, plans to use solar-powered...

The cloud is sometimes painted out to be a mysterious technology, but it’s really no different than Wi-Fi. When Wi-Fi was first implemented, businesses worried that data would be free for hijacking and that customer data would be insecure. These organizations figured out ways to protect their networks, like password protection and antivirus software, as time went...

In his first keynote as Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella clearly articulated that Microsoft is on path to ensure that its Services that “empower people to be more productive, and do more across all devices” was not just lip service. He announced that, effective immediately, Microsoft’s most popular productivity software, Office would be available for the iPad. These...

Microsoft’s Office suite has been available on its Windows Phone devices ever since they came to the market and just last year came to the iPhone and Android smartphones. There was a catch though. You needed an Office 365 subscription to use it. Not any more. Microsoft has now dropped pricing of its popular productivity software and is offering it for free...

It has come to pass. Though it was always coming, the unveiling of Microsoft’s Office suite to the Apple iPad represents a significant shift in the company’s general thinking and approach towards the changing times and its changing face. At an event that also served to introduce him to the world as the head of one of the largest technology companies on...

Somebody went digging in old James Yancey’s crates. The product was a De La Soul mixtape hosted on BitTorrent. Yancey was an acclaimed music producer with J. Dilla being one of his known aliases. De La Soul and BitTorrent will be offering a full-length mixtape for free downloads in support of the J Dilla foundation. The mixtape, Smell the D.A.I.S.Y (Da Inner...