Applications for Google I/O 2014 open up between the 8th and 10th of April. Selection will be done randomly after this window, successful applicants should receive confirmation emails shortly after this. This is different from earlier events when applicants were registered on a first come, first served basis. For those who won’t be able to attend the event,...

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 G7102 was announced in Q4 last year and hit the first market India in late January. Here in Kenya it started selling last week officially and is available via the usual retail channels and Samsung partners. The device which is a follow-up to the very successful Galaxy Grand now makes the Grand a series of mid range devices. These were specifically...

Photo-tagging can now be found on Twitter, allowing users to tag up to 10 people on the same image. Along with this, users on the micro-blogging platform can now include upto 4 images on the same tweet. Twitter has been working on several new features, amongst them 2048-bit encryption and perfect forward secrecy in reaction to state surveillance. A recent feature...

Samsung has today launched the Galaxy Gear in the Asian giant, India. The device was launched together with the three smartwatches of 2014, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. Samsung launched these devices in the sidelines of Mobile World Congress in late February and has plans to make them available in 150 countries starting April 11th. Here in Kenya we already...

Do you already use your mobile phone to shop online? Many of us have placed a bid on eBay over the phone or even taken care of some last-minute holiday shopping on Amazon’s mobile website. It’s not much of a stretch to point out that the way we shop has changed drastically over the past few years, and this extends to big ticket items like electronics and...

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has resorted to the use of surveillance drones to curb the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Kenya’s National Parks.  Speaking at a press conference yesterday at the KWS Headquarters in Nairobi, the KWS Deputy Director of Security, Julius Kimani, said the surveillance drones are already being considered for acquisition but appealed...

Samsung’s fourth range of Galaxy Tablets will be coming out quite soon if we are to go with the press renders that have already leaked. This is thanks to the usual guys EVLeaks guy. The design looks like it had a spruce up with the metallic design frame given a different look. It’s now a thin edge on the front with the rest of sides taking the colour...

The 1% Club has played an important role in Nailab’s success, Bart Lacroix and Anna Chojnacka (both founders of the 1% Club) were part of the joint venture that created the present incubation hub. Nailab Director, Sam Gichuru has continued to build on this relationship and another joint initiative has been born of this effort. This comes in the form of a Startup...

Facebook’s investment into Instagram and WhatsApp was in an area where the company already has experience, messaging. Much as the company’s interest in Oculus is may seem alien to its business and can be compared to Google’s acquisition of Android in 2005. Both form investments into future platforms – Android represents mobile platform and...

Several hours ago, HTC unveiled its 2014 flagship, the M8. The device is already getting a lot of critical acclaim for its design but as usual, you can never please everyone can you? Just ask the likes of Samsung. While the M8 is receiving a lot of flak about its seemingly underwhelming camera (and rightly so), some other HTC fans think the bezels could’ve have...

Early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows have been contributed to the Computer History Museum who will make the source code available to the public. Microsoft hopes that by making the source code available (distributed under a research license), future technologists will better understand the origins of personal computing. MS-DOS 1.1 and 2.0 were the product...

If you happen to follow mobile tech news like your life depends on it like some of us do then the device that was announced today simultaneously in New York City and London by Taiwanese device maker HTC is not a surprise. It is not one of HTC’s best kept secret and could easily win if a competition for worst kept secrets of 2014 was held right now. That won’t...

Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2014 primed for the 2nd to 4th of April is a Microsoft event, but since Nokia is now virtually under Microsoft as the acquisition is now about to be sealed come end of April, Build is also a Nokia event. This is where developers will get to experience what Microsoft has coming for 2014 in the Windows Phone platform. This is expected...

iHub Nairobi will be holding a CryptoParty on the 15th of April. The event opens up the details of secure communication and safe data storage to its attendees. CryptoParty arose out of a Twitter conversation in 2012 after the Australian government had passed a 2-year data retention law. It has been labelled the most important civil project in cryptography today. The...

The long awaited Galaxy S5 pre-orders through Safaricom are now open. Coming hours after rivals Airtel announced their pre-order, Safaricom’s deal involves the network operator giving you the Galaxy S5, the Gear Fit and 3 GB of data at just Ksh 74,999. This is a huge contrast to the Ksh 89,999 that Airtel will be charging those who’ll pre-order the device...

Security incidents surrounding the disapperance of bitcoins from online exchanges and individual computers has created a lot of buzz on the internet. This has called into question the crypto-currency’s ability to be trusted as a medium of trade although it hasn’t done much to discourage speculators from hoarding coins on the network. And when Mt. Gox fell...

Samsung Launched the Galaxy S5 on the 26th of March in the sidelines of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device is expected to hit the global market on 11th of April concurrently. Samsung India already has a launch date and as expected, Kenya too also has an early launch date. This is on the 11th of April, the same day Galaxy S5 hits the shelves in many countries....

Since Facebook splashed $19 billion in cash and stock options to get Whastapp under its wings, it has been a blessing in disguise for other messaging apps like Telegram. Many have rushed to leave Whatsapp for fears that Facebook may introduce its annoying ads on the platform and maybe even siphon user data for use in serving ads among other things like constant eavesdropping...

Customers served by SK Telecom in Seoul and some of Korea’s provincial areas experienced over 6-hours service outage on Thursday making it difficult for subscribers to make calls, text or use data services. On Friday, at the company’s shareholder meeting the CEO promised to compensate each of the 5.6 million subscribers with 10 times the phone charges....

Nokia device refresh rate is one of the fastest and Only Samsung rivals that. The Espoo now turned Redmond company is known for releasing several devices a year and covering virtually every segment in device range from the basic dumb phone to the highest end DSLR-rival cameraphones. Now word on the street is that Nokia will be unveiling their next range of devices...

We’ve seen online retailers like Jumia and Duka1 open pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5, the carriers are joining the party too and as was the case with the Galaxy S4 last year, they have accompanying goodies for those who will be interested in purchasing Samsung’s latest smartphone from them. Airtel Kenya has opened its pre-orders for the device and...