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Instagram Quietly Testing Instagram Lite, You Can’t Get it Though

Instagram has a billion users currently which is impressive but it has the potential to score more users and a good way is to...

Africa Tech Startup News Roundup – From AfroBytes, Demo Africa to Google Launchpad

AfroBytes 2018 In case you missed it, there was a big gathering devoted to African technology and business held in Paris at the Afrobytes marketplace....
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Today’s Popular Smartphone Features and The Devices That Pioneered Them

People say that you never forget your first, regardless of what you are referring to. Well, this rule doesn't really apply to technology, since...
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Paid Apps That I’ve Bought on Android Over The Years

I was always skeptical of buying apps. The free versions were alright save for the ads and in some cases, I got worthy alternatives....
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This is Why Your Android Phone Isn’t Scoring You Loans

The growth of mobile loans in the local market has seen tremendous leaps as new institutions dive into such businesses to reap the benefits...
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The World’s Best Selling Android Smartphone is a Xiaomi Device

I would have gone with the alternative title but I love Android and I am in denial. Well, according to stats from Strategy Analytics,...
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Smartphone Makers are Still Releasing Phones Running Android Nougat ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Google has been quiet over Android Distribution numbers for longer than expected. The company did not update the distribution numbers for March 2018, maybe...
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What it Means to Have Nokia Smartphones As Part of Android One

You may have heard from all the news coming from Barcelona (MWC 2018) that HMD Global has partnered with Google to bring all their...

British Smartphone Maker Wileyfox Runs Into Financial Troubles

Things seem to have hit rock bottom, as a former Wileyfox employee took it to Reddit to announce that the company was under administration.
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Android Nougat is Now the Most Popular Version of Android

18-Month old Android Nougat takes the crown as the most popular Android version as of the February Android Distribution numbers. I know this is...
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Simple Hack to Play YouTube Videos in the Background on Your Phone

Despite the major steps we have made in the technological space as human beings, there are two things that seem to be too complex...
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YouTube is Working on 4 New Features That are Hidden in the Android App

YouTube apk teardown reveals 4 hidden features
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Android Oreo (Go Edition) is a Lightweight Android Version Built for Budget Smartphones

If you've used a budget Android smartphone you can attest to the fact that it is probably the worst experience of Android you've ever...
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Google Launches Datally, A Data Saving App for Android Users

We moved from an era where we used what we colloquially term as 'feature phones' that had limited functionality and data use to smartphones...
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These Popular Android Apps Have Been Marked as Malware by India’s Government

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has blacklisted quite a number of apps on Android's Google Play Store that it terms as either...
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Legitimate Looking Multi-Stage Malware Make Their Way into Google Play Store

ESET has discovered another set of malicious apps in the official Android app store, detected by ESET security systems as Android/TrojanDropper.Agent.BKY, the eight apps form...

Three Months of Android Oreo and Two-Year-Old Marshmallow Still Rules

Last month, we saw Android Oreo make its first appearance on the Android Distribution stats with a 0.2% mark that may seem small but...
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Apps Containing Shady Cryptomining Code Found on Play Store

This is getting dangerous now

New Android Permission Shares With Apps Whether You’re Walking, Driving or Sitting

As much as we love Android, the Operating System is always giving us a reason to call it quits and move on to the...
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DIY Home Automation Using Android Smartphones

Home automation may have begun with TV lifts, electric actuators, and security cameras which used linear motion systems, but it has grown beyond that...

Here’s How To Get The Google Pixel 2 Live Wallpapers On Any Android Phone

At the beginning of this month, Google unveiled the Pixel and Pixel 2 XL. The phones had a lot going for them but one...

Oreo Makes a Debut on Android’s Distribution Numbers

Month on month we are reminded of the problem that is Android, fragmentation. Google has released the latest stats for Android distribution and there's...

How to Scan Documents Using Your Smartphone

Our smartphones have become very powerful gadgets, the computing power within them can achieve a lot if put to use in the right way....
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How to Hide WhatsApp Images and Any Other Files from Your Android Phone’s Gallery

As much as we love WhatsApp it has one huge caveat, all the images sent to us through the hundreds of groups that we...

Android Nougat Gains Market Share but Oreo is Missing in Action in September Distribution Numbers

Yesterday (September 12, 2017) was, fair to say, Apple's day and as everyone was focused on what Apple had to say about their new...
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There is a Githeri Man Game, But It’s Pretty Bad

During the General Elections that were held in Kenya early last month, one incident stood out from the hubbub about the election, and that...

Grab These Paid Android Apps Now While They are Still Free!

Google Play Store is loaded with millions of apps for the needs of millions of Android phone users out there. Some of these apps...

Moving Files on Your Android Device Using Windows 10 Could Lead to Data Loss

Jörg Wirtgen, through a Gerrman blog Heise.de, has highlighted his discovery that connecting your Android device to a Windows 10 PC then moving the...
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Africans Love Data Saving Apps According to These Google Play Store Insights

An analysis by Afridigest has revealed that data is a major concern across African countries, especially Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania. The...
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