• Huawei Y5 Lite vs TECNO Spark 2 (Video)
    The Huawei Y5 Lite was recently launched by Huawei and is the company’s second entry device shipping with Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition. The TECNO Spark 2 was launched early this year and also comes with Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition. These two phones are similar and yet so different in… ... more
    Techweez6 hours ago
  • Innovation Overtaken by Urge to Beat Competition – Case St...
    In the smartphone industry, everyone is always trying to copy the other. In most cases, everyone is always trying to be like the iPhone. Especially since the launch of the iPhone X, Android devices are all slowly starting to look like cheap iPhone knock-offs. However, we’re not here to discuss… ... more
    Techweez16 hours ago
  • YouTube Rewind 2018 is Now The Most Disliked Video on YouTub...
    It was bound to happen and it has finally done it. This year’s controversial YouTube Rewind is now the one with the most dislikes on YouTube with over 10 million dislikes. The amazing thing is that it has managed to surpass the long time champ in the dislikes department, Justin Bieber’s… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • Showmax Now Available on DStv Explora at No Extra Fees for P...
    Video-on-demand product Showmax is now available on DStv Explora in Kenya. The service, which has been around in the country for some time now, competes with the likes of Netflix and newly launched Kwese Play, but the versatility of Showmax, which can also be accessed via Xbox devices, makes it… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • TECNO and Infinix Pull the Plug on their 2018 Flagship Smart...
    It has become a tradition that every year, smartphone manufacturers around the world release at least one device that showcases the company’s prowess in smartphone technology, this is what we refer to as a flagship device –  it is the best a company has to offer. Closer home, this remains… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • ShowMax is Sponsoring a Cosplay Convention in Nairobi
    You may have heard of Showmax, the video streaming site that offers you hours and hours of international and local content on their repository. This coming weekend, there is a cosplay even happening in Nairobi and Showmax is the title sponsor of the event. The event, MJX Cosplay Tournament will be held… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • Safaricom Adjusts Call Rates to 1 Bob Across All Networks
    Safaricom quietly slashed call rates on their Uwezo tariff from a low of 2.2 bob per minute during off-peak hours and 4.3 bob per minute during peak hours to a flat rate of 1.1 bob per minute across all networks. On top of this, the telco has announced a new limited bundle… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • The Huawei Y5 Lite First Impressions (Video)
    The Huawei Y5 Lite was recently launched and we had a chance to play around with it. We got ours in black. The Huawei Y5 Lite is Huawei’s second entry phone into the Android Go bandwagon after debuting the Huawei Y3 (2018). Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition is a leaner version… ... more
    Techweez3 days ago
  • Konza Technopolis Rallies for Young Innovators with a STEM B...
    Early last week, Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) staged the launch of an innovator’s hub dubbed Konza Innovation Ecosystem. The official announcement was done at the upcoming technology city’s base offices and was graced by the presence of key partners including Chinese technology equipment manufacturer Huawei, lender KCB, and telco… ... more
    Techweez3 days ago
  • Youtube’s Own Video is One of the Most Disliked Videos
    YouTube Rewind  is that fun project YouTube does at the end of the year to recap all the fun and weird things that were shared on the platform by its bevy of creators. In the YouTube Rewind video, you will be able to identify some creators, while some could be… ... more
    Techweez4 days ago
  • OPPO A7 is the Latest Budget, Camera Smartphone to Hit the M...
    We have another contender in the sub 25k smartphone segment. Ever since Huawei took the Kenyan market by storm with the launch of the Y9 (2019), competitors have been aligning themselves to at least defend their market shares. First came TECNO with the Camon 11 Pro and now we have… ... more
    Techweez4 days ago
  • New Budget Smartphone, Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) Hits Kenyan Mar...
    The Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) was launched earlier today for the Kenyan market as Huawei continues venturing into the Android Go-powered smartphones. The Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) is Huawei Y5 Prime’s small brother and becomes the second device Huawei launches that runs on Android Go after the subtle introduction of… ... more
    Techweez4 days ago
  • Safaricom Home Fibre App Update Adds Session Management, Bre...
    Safaricom’s Home Fibre app is still in beta. The telco, through its social media channels, is still encouraging people to download the app that is yet to see an official announcement. We figured that Safaricom created the tool to primarily serve Home Fibre users, although some of us wanted its… ... more
    Techweez4 days ago
  • TECNO Camon 11 Review: What Lies Beyond the Camera?
    Cheap smartphones are getting good – these words ring true for the TECNO Camon 11. We’ve had the phone for a couple of weeks now and got to fiddle around with it. Here’s our full review which will answer the question of whether the Tecno Camon 11 is worth getting… ... more
    Techweez4 days ago
  • M-PESA is Down… Again
    As some of you may have noticed, M-PESA is down again. Issues were first noticed on Saturday evening, and after a few hours, services were back by 2300 hours. Of course, any outage, whether it lasts for an hour or less, cripples all transactions that range from people sending and… ... more
    Techweez5 days ago
  • 5 Ways to Market Your New Small Business Website Online
    Five most effective and affordable marketing channels to market your small business website online. Read On Web → 5 Ways to Market Your New Small Business Website Online ... more
    Techweez5 days ago
  • Recent M-PESA Outage is Rude Reminder for Authorities to Rev...
      While key players in multiple industries have participated in a series of discussions in recent months about the alleged dominance of several products and services, the country’s carrier business is probably the most hit in competition management and policy. It has now been established that citizens and businesses will… ... more
    Techweez5 days ago
  • Ezekiel Mutua Backs Government Plans for Porn Ban
    During the airing of the CIO Awards 2018 that were staged in Naivasha, the Ministry of ICT through its head, Mr Joe Mucheru, mentioned that the government was planning to crack down on internet pornography, which, if enforced, would mean forcing internet service providers to set filters by default. And… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Facebook’s People You May Know Suggestions Used This Looph...
    Facebook’s People You May Know mystery has finally been revealed at least according to the 250 pages’ worth of Facebook documents published by a UK parliamentary committee, including e-mails sent between its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives at the social media giant company. The files were gotten by… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Kwese to Focus on Video Streaming Content with New Product
    A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the effect of Econet’s Kwese decision to leave the sports streaming business in a market that badly needs additional players. The strategy to exit the business did not imply Kwese had closed shop in the country; rather, it was exploring new options to… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Ride Hailing Services to Pay Annual License Fees in Nairobi
    The Nairobi County Assembly has approved Nairobi County Finance Bill, 2018 that will see ride-hailing firms such as Uber, Little and Taxify operating in the county subjected to an annual licensing fee of up to Kes.300,000. “As it currently stands, the ride-hailing app companies do not pay any operational licenses,”… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Konza Technopolis to Target More Front-runners with an Innov...
    Yesterday, Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) staged an innovation conference, which also marked the launch of the technology city’s Innovation Ecosystem Forum. The event was attended by key technology players and partners from KCB Bank Kenya, telco Safaricom, Chinese technology equipment manufacturer Huawei, as well as reps from Meru and… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • StarTimes Launches Video Streaming App For Mobile
    StarTimes has has launched StarTimes ON, a new online video streaming service that is a new brand for the pay television company. According to the company, StarTimes On will be dedicated to providing entertainment and enabling subscribers to access the pay television company’s channels on the go. There are over 150… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • First Ever Tubestar Base Station in East Africa Launched Tod...
    Safaricom today has announced the trial program of a new network coverage technology which is aimed at enhancing coverage in urban areas. This new tech is known as TubeStar Base Station which replaces the standard tower base station that we are used to with a tubular structure that apparently occupies upto 75%… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) is an entry-level smartphone that aims to serve first-time smartphone buyers who are not looking to break banks for their smartphone purchase. The device comes running Android Go edition to enhance the software experience on the low powered hardware. Below you will find a list… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • TECNO Camon 11 – 5 Things We Love (Video)
    We made the video above highlighting the five things we love about the TECNO Camon 11. We agree that the device is not perfect but the goodness it brings at its price point, mask any shortcomings it may have. Out of all the features that the Camon 11 packs, the… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • I’m not deleting my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Here...
    Facebook and Instagram recently launched their ‘Time Well Spent’ features that let users know how much time they’ve spent on the apps. I decided to check the activity dashboard and learnt that I spend close to five and six hours on both platforms respectively. I wasn’t surprised that this is… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Five Top Android Poker Apps
    Poker has been around for quite a while and it is here to stay and probably gain further traction. Online casinos contribute to its popularity and the advent of mobile apps has propelled the game to new highs. Any respectable new slot websites has optimized its websites to load quickly… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • VPN Choices for Australians – Looking at the Top 3 Options
    More and more Australians are learning that a VPN is the best way to ensure privacy when they are online. This is a big step in the right direction because it’s never been more important to safeguard yourself when you’re browsing. With an estimated one in five Australians being the… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Protect Yourself from Downloading Malicious Apps with These ...
    Malicious apps have started showing up in official app stores either the Google Play store or the Apple App store. These tips will help you see the danger signs from a mile away. Our phones have become part and parcel of our identity and that makes gives them an easier… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Safaricom’s Zuri Bot Brings Customer Service to Messaging ...
    Ever since Kenyan brands started using social media to actively offer customer service, things have really improved. One no longer has to wait for hours for the customer care line to be picked up, reducing the frustration that came with the thought of dialling 100. With smartphone penetration in the… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • This Website That Trolls Trump Was Born From a Typo
    Social networking sites are popular for various reasons and sometimes one of the reason is that you find gems from time to time thanks to actions by some people. This case lightened the mood of a pretty serious tweet that got an annex reaction from a typo, which made the… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Ford Bets On Future Of E-Scooters With Spin Acquisition
    American automaker Ford makes serious acquisition in e-scooter space with acquisition of e-scooter company Spin for an estimated $100 million. Read On Web → Ford Bets On Future Of E-Scooters With Spin Acquisition ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Tumblr Will Ban Porn On its Site Starting this Month
    Tumblr has made a radical decision on its end user policy where they will ban adult content on its site this month. The company says that starting December 17th, adult content will not be allowed on the site, regardless of how old you are. This is a pretty big move by… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • How to Check Form One Selection via Short Code
    A few years ago, the release of national results for Class 8 (KCPE) and Form 4 (KSCE) candidates was a lengthy process that stretched to a near 3-month wait. This has since been improved thanks to processes that were enforced by the then CS for Education Dr Fred Matiang’i. In… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Microsoft Now Neck and Neck with Apple as the Most Valuable ...
    Microsoft is now neck and neck with Apple. When Big Tech conversations come up, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook always take centre stage while underestimating Microsoft. These couples of weeks have changed that narrative. It has been a slow and steady ascent for Microsoft and with resilience at its core. Microsoft… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • NIC Bank Joins the Mobile Loan Bandwagon With New Product
    NIC Bank has introduced mobile loans for its users. This means that customers can now access the insanely popular service via the lender’s mobile app or USSD at the comfort of the homes similar to what the competition has done for the better part of the year. According to the… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Telkom Kenya to Gift Nokia Phone Buyers with Data and Voice ...
    It is often advised to buy stuff during the holidays season because retailers tend to slash a few hundreds or thousands off their products’ prices. This has been the case during the just concluded Black Friday and Cyber Monday sessions that saw technology companies such as Xiaomi push its popularity… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • TECNO Camon 11 Selfie Camera – Here’s What to Expect
    TECNO recently launched their latest camera-centric phones – the Camon 11 and the Camon 11 Pro. The TECNO Camon 11 selfie camera packs impressive specs for a budget that gives mid-range phones a run for their money. The camera itself is a 16MP shooter that comes with a LED flash too,… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Samsung Nigeria Deletes Twitter Account Following iPhone “...
    It’s not easy to be a social media manager, especially for a big household name like Samsung and it’s okay to make mistakes once in a while. However, a rampant mistake that has been happening around the world, especially with smartphone brands, has been the use of iPhones to manage… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Safaricom Owes an Explanation to its Customers for Inconsist...
    I am a customer of Safaricom’s ever-growing Home Fibre product, which has, until to date, been hugely reliable. The service is insanely popular among its customers in Nairobi and Central Kenya for one key reason: reliability. Lately, however, the number of people who have been subject to poor service has… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Instagram Wants You to Create Cliques With This New Stories ...
    Instagram Stories has become one of the most popular features of the app since its introduction in 2016 and we have to thank Snapchat for pioneering this form of sharing. Today, Instagram has released a new feature that is geared for you to share Stories to a specific audience. The… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Smartphone Company Broke After Owner Loses $144m Betting
    You may have heard of Gionee, a Chinese smartphone company and you can see some of their phones being sold here locally. There is some bit of interesting news about the company and it involves gambling apparently. According to the South China Morning Post, Gionee is on the verge of… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • How to Find and Delete Your Old Awkward Tweets
    You’ve heard the phrase anything you post online lives forever and will be tired to you for eternity – the same applies to your old awkward tweets you posted when you first joined Twitter. With the ease to access the internet and the tweet button always at our fingertips, we… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Google Unveils First Google Impact Challenge Kenya Finalists
    Google has announced the finalists of the Google Impact Challenge that they announced some time back in May. The aim was to identify and fund the most innovative social enterprises using technology to improve society on a local or national scale. This challenge was launched in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa and… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • All You Need to Know About Tor Browser
    The chances are that you have come across TOR in the past; you may even be aware of some of the fundamental aspects behind this development, as in how it employs numerous routers to anonymize the traffic, or that the whole thing stays coded. However, how much does one understand… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • A Portfolio Worth 1,000 Words
    Looking for a job is as easy as one, two, three. You go into Google, type some keywords in the search bar tailored to what you’re looking for, and BAM! An endless list of jobs appears just waiting for your application. But there are hundreds of other people searching and… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • How to Take Advantage of Airtel’s Free WhatsApp
    The competition in the Kenyan telecom industry is getting heated up even with the implementation of the Finance Bill. With the focus now shifting to data, telcos are now giving their subscribers extra offerings. Airtel’s free WhatsApp from its Amazing Data Bundles does exactly that with the exception that your… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Mobile Phone Shipments in Kenya see 7.9% Growth in Q3 2018
    2018 has been an interesting year for smartphones. Notches have become the rule rather than the exception and we have seen the rise of great smartphones at a budget and Africa is one huge market for such devices. IDC (International Data Corporation) recently released a report on mobile phone shipments… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Pretend to Be Working with These Chrome Extensions
    People have always found ways to pretend they are working when evidently they are not. Most people will head over to the internet to catch up on social media or Youtube during regular office hours. This is a frowned upon habit especially if you have strict bosses or nosy coworkers… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Data Bundle Prices Comparison Between Network Operators in R...
    Rwanda is a small country with around 12 million citizens and has a mobile penetration rate of around 78% as of Q2 2018. It also has roughly 5.5 million internet subscribers, which is 46% of the population. Although they have a relatively low Internet penetration to Kenya for example, it… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Data Bundle Price Comparison Between Network Operators in Ug...
    Uganda has a population of roughly 42 million and over 17 million people are Internet users. When it comes to matters around Internet usage, we get such news like how they implemented a social media tax or how they blocked the internet during elections and even banning VPNs. But what… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Data Prices Comparison Between Network Operators in Tanzania
    Tanzania has one of the fairest data prices in the region and they have been an envy to the rest of the region as to how easy they can get cheap data plans. I was curious to find how much the various network operators charge for data equivalent to Kshs… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Data Prices Comparison Between Network Operators in Kenya
    Data Prices Comparison Between Network Operators in Keny Buying data bundles has become part of our budget in this modern life and as Kenyans, you can find any data bundle that fits your budget. We have a host of options nowadays from the various network providers we have in Kenya… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Equity Bank’s Online Forex Trading Platform is Official
    Equity Group has today announced an online foreign exchange platform for SMEs and large corporates. Christened EazzyFX, the tool targets to harness financial markets in the country and offer an improved experience in buying and selling foreign currency. The launch of the platform implies that customers will no longer transact… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Kenya to Amp up Intellectual Property Learnings for Tech Ind...
    The Global Intellectual Property body, World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) approved a proposal by Kenya on enhancing use of IP in the software Sector. Read On Web → Kenya to Amp up Intellectual Property Learnings for Tech Industry ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Controversial Safaricom Advert Gets Love and Hate in Equal M...
    One thing that you expect to be in plenty on social media is opinion and this transcends from individual posts all the way to ones sent by corporations. Now Safaricom is known locally for their interesting ads and their latest one has become quite controversial on social media, especially on… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • The Best Android 9 Pie Features in the Nokia 7 Plus
    The latest version of Android OS aka Pie has been around for some time, and although its availability is limited to a handful of devices, most of which do not sell in the Kenyan market, HMD Global’s Nokia 7 Plus has been rocking the update for more than one month.… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Kenyans Enjoy Faster Speeds on Mobile Than on WiFi
    There are two popular ways people connect to the internet using their Internet ready devices: WiFi or mobile networks. The installed Wi-Fi could be the old copper cable network that is fed to your home or the newer fibre optic cable ones that are much faster. You would think that… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Apple Is Still the Most Valuable Company, Microsoft Comes Se...
    Late last week, it was reported that Microsoft had dethroned Apple to become the most valuable US company. It was just for a brief moment as Apple quickly got back on its feet. It was earlier reported that Microsoft held a $753.34 billion market capitalization and Apple had $746.82 billion.… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Linear Actuators vs Linear Servo Actuators
    All of us want to make things easier. One of the best ways to do this is to automate some parts of our life. It is possible to do with the help of linear actuators. Nowadays, there are lots of them. They vary due to their features, functions, size, etc.… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Should You Consider Using an International MSP?
    Recent years have seen an increasing number of businesses outsourcing their IT requirements to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) – but is it the right move for your business? Here, we’ll take a look at some of the benefits that go hand-in-hand with bringing a managed service provider on board –… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Comparing Data Prices Between Network Operators in East Afri...
    Using our smartphones to surf the web is one of the basic functions we do everyday. In Africa where the majority are on prepaid plans, we rely on limited data packs that are either subscribed daily, weekly or monthly to connect to the Internet. However, thanks to factors like taxation,… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • TECNO Camon 11 Unboxing and First Impressions
    TECNO recently launched their camera-centric phone, the Camon 11 and it has landed on our review desk. With the Camon 11 and Camon 11 Pro, TECNO has also joined the notch bandwagon. In my opinion, I don’t think it’s going to be such a big deal especially since most phones… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Telkom Kenya Set to Expand 4G/3G Coverage with a KES 4.1 Bil...
    Telkom Kenya has secured a KES 4.1 billion loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). Kenya’s third largest telecoms operator signed the loan agreement earlier today. The funds will primarily be invested in 3G, and 4G coverage as consumers demand more from local carriers. Additionally, part of the loan will… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Businesses Can Now Accept Payments Via Telkom’s T-Kash
    Businesses can now accept payments from Telkom Kenya’s mobile finance product, T-Kash. The development will augment Lipa Na M-PESA services that were launched by Safaricom in collaboration with Kopo Kopo, a local payments firm. Kopo Kopo’s payments platform has been adopted by thousands of small and medium-sized businesses in Kenya.… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • MTN and Orange Group to Allow Mobile Money Interoperability ...
    Kenya’s telecoms operators are not the only services that have pursued mobile money interoperability. The development, which went live a couple of months ago, has now been replicated by Africa’s largest mobile operators: MTN Group and Orange Group. Dubbed Mowali (mobile wallet interoperability), the joint venture will see improved interoperable… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications and Price in Kenya
    This mid-range smartphone, brings with it a few changes over its successor, including adding a notch, in line with all the “Plus” series Nokia smartphones. Besides the addition of the notch, other significant improvements have been made across the board making this phone a worthy upgrade. Below you will find… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • How To Take Advantage of Safaricom’s Asante Data Sunday
    Safaricom has a promotion dubbed Asante Data Sunday which is geared to refund their subscribers the mobile data they used this coming Friday and Saturday on Sunday.This promotion is open to all Safaricom subscribers and if you want to participate, you may be wondering how you’d use as much data as possible… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Xiaomi’s Black Friday Deals are Worth Checking Out
    Xiaomi has been a terrific job in pushing its devices to the Kenyan market. Its official entry into the country a couple of months ago was marked by the launch of several, budget-priced phones that fly off the shelves for a few key reasons: they are built exceptionally well, offer… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
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