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...

The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s 2014 flagship device. At least for now since we don’t know if rumours that the Galaxy F/ Galaxy S5 Prime we’ve been hearing about are true. The device, unveiled at MWC last month, packs the latest from Samsung in terms of hardware and software. It will be officially launched in the Indian market on the 27th Of March, almost...

Amazon’s own smartphone brand is expected to be launched in the next 3 to 6 months. In a note sent out to KGI Securities customers, Ming-Chi Kuo says: “We predict Amazon (US) will launch its own brand smartphone in 3-6 months, using the same hardware strategy as used for its e-reader and tablet. The supply chain will start stocking up materials in 2Q14...

Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphone at a glitzy Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona Spain on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress and with its global roll-out expected to start in a few days’ time (from the 11th of April), Samsung has been doing a terrific job telling the world what to expect from the device. We’ve seen YouTube videos and the like...

Updates and LG are two words that look peculiar when put in the same sentence. Maybe that is changing. LG has started seeding Android 4.4 KitKat update to users of the LG Optimus G Pro in its home country of Korea. Users of LG’s former flagship device with models F240S and F240L can readily get the update over the air while the rest who rock other models in that...

As if its rapidly dwindling fortunes in the last few years have not been enough, Blackberry could be on course to losing one of its most high profile clients: the White House (which is my way of saying US President Barack Obama). The US President is widely known for his love for the Canadian manufacturer’s devices and the White House staff being concerned about...

Ukall and Wezatele are 2 companies that have one thing in common, they are both start-ups that have been incubated at the Nailab and have scaled successfully. Both these startups are led by women – Ukall by Kate Kiguru and Wezatele by Hilda Moraa – who have understood the great potential of Kenya’s ICT industry. Over 30 startups have graduated from...

Launched on the 26th of February in Barcelona at Samsung Unpacked5 around the same time Mobile World Congress was happening, the Galaxy S5 is expected to hit many markets concurrently on 11th of April. This is one of the world’s most anticipated smartphones and is expectet to break the seams in sales. Samsung has always outsold the previous flagship of the year...

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 has just been announced at this year’s GDC (Game Developers Conference), one year after the original product was launched. Pre-orders for the DK2 are now open with a stated price of $350. This is the last development kit as the company prepares to release consumer versions of the virtual reality (VR) headset. The DK2 features a low persistence...

Twitter today launched a tool that enables users find their very first tweet they sent out. This is in celebration of the micro-blogging site’s eighth birthday. Twitter went live in 2006 and it has gone on to become the mainstream and cool place to be at. For the longest time Twitter was the mature social media where Facebook was considered for the young adults...

Security Risk Solutions is one of the established information security services providers in Kenya. The company is making a transition into the provision of managed security services (MSS). Large IT security companies have provided this kind of service to enterprise customers but this has now been restructured to include offerings to small and medium businesses (SMBs)....

Businesses in Africa face unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks, as global security vulnerabilities and threats against systems, applications, and personal networks have reached their highest-ever recorded level. This is part of the observations made by Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report which further notes that between 2012 and 2013, total global threat alerts increased...

Infinix have today launched the Alpha Marvel X502 in Kenya. The phone company which is positioning itself as a premium brand mobile phone company has it’s first stab at mid range market in Kenya with the Alpha Marvel X502.The Alpha Marvel X502 quite rightly differentiates itself from many other small smartphone brands in that there is quite enough work put into...

One of the main reasons why the first generation Gear smartwatch from Samsung did not gain much traction was the pricing. Many hoped that Samsung will finally address the pricing issue with its new smartwatches, the Gears but apparently that won’t be explicitly the case for the much beefier Gear 2. Samsung had promised that the Gear won’t leave a dent...

Remember the reports making rounds that Huawei would be releasing devices that will run both Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8? Yeah those rumours are as dead as the plans. At least according to what Huawei confirmed to Fierce Wireless. …most of our products are based on Android OS, at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS...

M-Pesa has played a major role in bringing financial services to Kenya’s unbanked population. Serving 56% of the population, mobile money has had a major impact on Kenya’s economy – approximately 25% of the country’s GDP flows through M-Pesa. Safaricom’s introduction of the Lipa Na Mpesa service was aimed at bringing the benefits of cashless...

We’ve heard and expected so much in the run up to today’s unveiling of Oppo’s latest flagship, the Find 7. We’ve not been disappointed. The Oppo Find 7 is all that we expected it to be. A looker. Check. Beastly specifications. Check. Oppo Find 7 is not the first smartphone in the world to pack a QHD display as many may be pointing out. That...