Technology

  • How To Change Your Safaricom Home Fibre SSID and Password
    If you are among the 48,000 homes to have the privilege of being connected to Safaricom’s Home Fibre then this article is meant to help you solve a problem that a number of customers have been facing. Actually, it’s not really a problem but rather a lack of know-how. Once… ... more
    Techweez4 days ago
  • Did Octopizzo Falsify YouTube Views on His Newest Music Vide...
    The future of video has never been so bright as it appears just about now. From a marketing, and content creation perspective, YouTube remains the top platform for sharing videos. Since its launch, the social network has never really developed a fool-proof system to eliminate cases of purchasing bot-driven views, a… ... more
    Techweez4 days ago
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is an Android tablet that wants to be a computer or at least serve some functions of a computer. Unlike other tablets in its class, the Tab S4 comes with a stylus in the box and Samsung’s DeX interface to go that extra mile while… ... more
    Techweez6 days ago
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications and Price in Kenya
    Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 brings with it new features such as Bluetooth powered S-Pen that gives the stylus new ‘remote control’ functionality, a bigger battery, bigger than what we got on the Note 7 and even new lenses with AI built into the camera app for good measure. Below you… ... more
    Techweez6 days ago
  • Safaricom Exploring Use of Biometrics in SIM Swap Requests
    We recently highlighted that at least 22 suspects had been arrested in connection with the recent SIM swap fraud cases that got public attention after it was brought to light just how many millions of shillings scammers mint from unsuspecting Kenyans through social engineering that leads to SIM swapping and… ... more
    Techweez7 days ago
  • Safaricom Unshaken by Imminent Price Wars in Telco Industry
    Voice calls are still a big deal in Kenya, even without looking at international calls, local voice calls were recorded to have grown by 8.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to Kenya’s Communication Authority. During this period, Safaricom posted a decline in voice traffic market share by… ... more
    Techweez7 days ago
  • Microsoft Censors A Social Network That Promotes Free Speech
    What a stroke of bad luck Read On Web → Microsoft Censors A Social Network That Promotes Free Speech ... more
    Techweez7 days ago
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in All its Blue and Yellow Glory
    Samsung’s latest, the Galaxy Note 9 has finally seen the light of day and surprise, surprise, the leaks were right. Very little has changed about the Note 9 compared to last year’s Note 8 but taking a closer look shows that Samsung actually thought about this one. The Galaxy Note… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • 22 Suspects Arrested Over Kenya’s Rampant SIM Swap Fraud
    Ever since it was brought to the public attention that there are scammers out there swapping people’s SIM cards and defrauding them of thousands of shillings from their mobile money accounts, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Kenya has been making a string of arrests in connection with these… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Kenya’s Nailab to Lead Jack Ma’s $10 Million Netrepreneu...
    After being impressed by Africa’s entrepreneurial potential during his first visit to the continent, Jack Ma, Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman through the Alibaba Business School partnered with UNCTAD to launch eFounders Fellowship Initiative, a program aimed at training 1000 entrepreneurs from emerging markets with the purpose of building a community… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • CAK Insists Safaricom is Not a Dominant Player, Advises Agai...
      Safaricom’s popularity in the Kenyan market is obvious and widely known. It is the most profitable corporation in the country as it rakes in billions of shillings in revenue, cannibalizes other players in terms of market share and is unquestionably the most reliable operator any person can opt into.… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Popular Kenyan Blogger Nyakundi Gets Suspended Again By Twit...
    In the last few months, Twitter has been on a roll. They had the purge that deleted inactive accounts which led to some accounts experiencing heavy drops in follower account and they have been tackling violators of their policies with more zeal. A week ago, a popular Kenyan blogger, Cyprian… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • South Africa Drafts Proposal to Tax Cryptocurrency
    Back in April, the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) announced that it had plans to tax cryptocurrency. In a statement released to media houses back then, the SARS explained that Cryptocurrencies were regarded as assets of an intangible nature and thus were subject to income tax. “In South Africa, the… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Snapchat’s Daily Active User Count Shrinks And We Know Who...
    Snapchat is in a precarious position Read On Web → Snapchat’s Daily Active User Count Shrinks And We Know Who To Blame ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Airtel Kenya Permanently Drops Rates for Voice Calls to Kes ...
    Kenya’s second largest mobile operator, Airtel, has come a long way. While it is yet to make a notable impact on the local carrier business that is mostly dominated by Safaricom in terms of market share, Airtel has not failed to make a name for itself by launching a wide… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Samsung’s iPad Pro Competitor Galaxy Tab S4 Hitting Kenyan...
    The other day Samsung announced a very ambitious product, the Galaxy Tab S4. A tablet that comes at a time when the only company that seems to be making money from this space is Apple with their iPads. The Galaxy Tab S4 is here to solve Android tablet’s biggest problems,… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Infinix Note 5 – The Benchmark of What Every Infinix Phone...
    Infinix made a big deal of the Note 5 during the launch: Global stage in Dubai, Google reps in attendance and even a live stream – all things that the company reserves for its Zero series flagship. Well, after a month with the device as my daily driver, it’s now crystal… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Why Facebook or Twitter Are Highly Unlikely To Start Their O...
    Classic social network behaviour have been based on registering your details that proves your real identity. That’s why they ask basic personal things like your email address, phone number, date of birth and others like Facebook go further by asking where you went to school and where you work. You… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Apple Dongles On the $1 Trillion Train, Facebook’s Dating ...
    Two decades ago, Apple Inc. was close to bankruptcy – Now, it’s worth nearly 7 Jeff Bezoses. Apple just reached the $1 trillion market cap this past Thursday meaning the company has both the cash and stock to buy anything it wants if it decides to venture into self-driving cars or… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Airtel Tops Customer Loyalty Charts, Offers the Best Value i...
    mSurvey, the platform that shapes the strategic framework for businesses based on real-time customer feedback, has released the second quarterly report for the Customer Loyalty Industry Benchmark based on a globally recognized metric known as Net Promoter Score (NPS). The report covers several industries, but this piece will cover two… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) Takes the Budget King Crown – Revie...
    Huawei last month launched their update to the 2017’s Y5 2017 budget smartphone with the Y5 Prime (2018) and I’ve been tinkering with it for over a month now. Specs in brief: 13MP main camera 5MP selfie shooter with an AI beauty mode Android 8.1.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • 7 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Google Rankings
    To improve your visibility on Google, you have to implement the proper SEO practices, ways you can improve your ranking. Read On Web → 7 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Google Rankings ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Uganda Goes Down on Porn with Censorship Demands
    The story of Uganda fighting pornography dates back to 2014 when the government passed the Anti-Pornography Law, which stated that anyone found guilty of the offence of pornography, they would be fined $3,000 or up to 10 years in prison or both. This fight was taken a notch higher when in 2016,… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Biometric Data and GPS Coordinates Required For Kenya’s In...
    Kenya’s ICT secretary, Joe Mucheru announced that the country will conduct a fresh registration of persons that is meant to populate the upcoming National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS). The system will hold all personal information of Kenyans and registered foreigners. “We want to make sure that from cradle one… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • CBK to Initiate Tougher Rules On a Mostly Unregulated Digita...
    A couple of days ago, I was having a chat with a friend about the number of online lenders that have come up after the success, and perhaps, the profitability of fintech companies in the country. The chat was fueled by our banks’ decision to push loan services on their… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Huawei Takes a Bite on Apple Thanks to Its P20 Flagship Seri...
    You have probably seen the headlines all over plastering the success of Huawei as International Data Corporation (IDC) released quarterly results that showed Huawei pulling ahead of Apple for the first time ever thanks to the 54.2 million smartphones that the company sold between April and June of 2018. Apple has… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Kenya Ranks Second in Broadband Speeds in Africa
    Internet use is part and parcel of our lives in the current age and it is kind of sad we all don’t have the same broadband speeds. You will find out that one country experiences a better broadband connection than another, and this is highlighted well by various companies using… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Machine Learning and Data Science Redefining the African Con...
    With the continuous evolution of technology and new developments arising from the need to integrate technology to efficiently deliver an excellent digital consumer experience, more women are taking charge by being part of this evolution through their involvement in local communities tailored to effectively share resources and current trends in… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • World’s Top 10 Best Selling Mobile Phones of All Time
    Ever since the first phone was made available to the public, we have seen companies take up the mobile phone market and flourish in it. Before the smartphone, we had dumbphones that preceded feature phones. Despite the impressive sales that we see smartphone companies such as Apple and Samsung report… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Facebook Starts Monetizing WhatsApp Through Customer Replies
    Facebook wants to get their money back Read On Web → Facebook Starts Monetizing WhatsApp Through Customer Replies ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Over 10,000 Kenyans Dump Twitter For a Free Speech Friendly ...
    Some time back, a popular Kenyan blogger, Cyprian Nyakundi was suspended by Twitter over violating Twitter rules. The controversial blogger posted some photos and this led to his Twitter account getting suspended by the social network. This suspension led to a huge furore on Twitter where we saw two opposing… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Infinix Hot S3X Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The Infinix Hot S3X is the company’s first attempt at wordplay as well as the company’s first notch. The S3X shares a lot with its sibling the S3, especially the internals. The biggest change is the front, where Infinix fit in a larger display that is characterized by the all-too-famous… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Techweez Takes Tech Tamasha to Kisumu, Here are Some Key Hig...
    Having conceptualized the idea of one-of-a-kind, ICT-based conference a few months ago, Techweez, a leading technology blog set the wheels in motion with a Nairobi launch of Tech Tamasha that still purposes to promote technology as one of the key drivers of innovation and combating challenges that the region faces.… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Kenyans Obsessed with Croatian President, Tennis and Pony Vi...
    July was a very eventful month across the world. We had the world cup that had its own surprises, the recent lunar eclipse and unfortunate events that turned to happy moments like the Thailand cave rescue. With such numerous events, comes a lot of internet searches to keep up with… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Pioneer in the World of Technology with the Assistance of In...
    There is no doubt that the world of technology has come a very long way over recent years. This is partly due to the genius ideas and creations from a number of inventors who have really made their mark in the tech world. In fact, these are people that have… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Family Bank Integrates Mobile Loans For Non-members in New P...
    The past one week has seen the two banks integrate mobile loans on their smartphone applications: CBA’s Loop and Housing Finance’s Whizz. The former revised some transactions costs on it existing app, while the latter was an entirely new mobile financial platform with basic financial features. The latest addition to… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • WhatsApp Rolls Out Encrypted Group Video and Voice Calling
    Facebook had teased back in May that they would rollout group video calling on WhatsApp as part of the F8 conference. WhatsApp started testing this feature later that month and it was only a matter of time they rolled it out for everyone. WhatsApp finally made the release official and what we… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Telkom Kenya Launches Nairobi Data Centre with Three Diverse...
    At the moment, one cannot fail to see the competition staged by local tech corporations that cut through a number of frontiers. Both commercial data centre businesses and telos are expanding their infrastructure because they understand that Kenyans are getting networked as days slip by, hence the country’s requirements for… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Infinix Note 5’s Camera Was Made for Instagram!
    Over the past few weeks, I have travelled to the coastal edges of Kenya, thanks to the Tech Tamasha festival and throughout my trip to Mombasa then to Kisumu, I have chosen to go with the Infinix Note 5 as my companion. A lot can be said about the device,… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Out with the Old Phone, in with the New
    There’s no doubt about it, we live in a gadget-loving, device-dependent world. We love watching Netflix on our Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV. We surf the web with our tablet and go jogging with a smartwatch and nifty set of Bluetooth headphones. Most of all, we deeply love and… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Telcos Told to Do Better as Push to Declare Safaricom Domina...
    Ever since Analysys Mason released a report recommending that Safaricom is declared dominant and its mobile money entity separated from its core business, Kenyan telcos have been pushing to have these recommendations or at least part of them implemented. It has been reported that Telkom, Airtel and other telcos have… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Mombasa is Yet to Get Bitten by the Mobile Money Bug
    The latest stats by the Communication Authority of Kenya reveal that as much as active mobile money subscriptions have taken a shortfall by 3 percent over the last three months, the value of transactions has shown slight growth at over Kes.3 billion compared to the last quarter where Kenyans transacted 2.8… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Mombasa is Yet to Get Bitten by the Mobile Money Bug
    The latest stats by the Communication Authority of Kenya reveal that as much as active mobile money subscriptions have taken a shortfall by 3 percent over the last three months, the value of transactions has shown slight growth at over Kes.3 billion compared to the last quarter where Kenyans transacted 2.8… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • CBA Loop Receives a Fresh Coat of Paint, Mobile Loans and Tr...
    The Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) launched its online financial service Loop in March 2017. The product was, and is still targeting young adults under the age of 40 popularly known as millennials who would rather perform transactions on their mobile devices rather than go to a physical banking hall.… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • CBA’s Loop Gets Fresh Coat of Paint, Mobile Loans and Tran...
    The Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) launched its online financial service Loop in March 2017. The product was, and is still targeting young adults under the age of 40 popularly known as millennials who would rather perform transactions on their mobile devices rather than go to a physical banking hall.… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • The Future of Data Science and AI is Promising
    Did you know machine learning is behind a vast of technologies that we use today? Including online search, Netflix recommendations, natural language processing and many others. Muthoni Wanyoike, the team lead at Instadeep Kenya and an Actuarial Science graduate from Dedan Kimathi University of tech is one of the great… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • The Future of Data Science and AI is Promising
    Did you know machine learning is behind a vast of technologies that we use today? Including online search, Netflix recommendations, natural language processing and many others. Muthoni Wanyoike, the team lead at Instadeep Kenya and an Actuarial Science graduate from Dedan Kimathi University of tech is one of the great… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Loon’s Commercial Proposition Takes Base Stations to the S...
    Project Loon, a formerly Google experimental project that delivers internet connectivity to off-coverage areas through the use of a balloon system has announced its first commercial business in partnership with Telkom Kenya. The biggest change being that Project Loon is no more and in its place, we have Loon, a fully-owned… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Loon’s Commercial Proposition Takes Base Stations to the S...
    Project Loon, a formerly Google experimental project that delivers internet connectivity to off-coverage areas through the use of a balloon system has announced its first commercial business in partnership with Telkom Kenya. The biggest change being that Project Loon is no more and in its place, we have Loon, a fully-owned… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • African Women in Tech Should Be Bold and Take Their Spot
      African Women in Technology is an event series that was born out of the desire to connect, educate and empower women who are determined to advance their tech careers through the provision of opportunities and safe space for women to grow and lead in tech space. This years event themed… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • African Women in Tech Should Be Bold and Take Their Spot
      African Women in Technology is an event series that was born out of the desire to connect, educate and empower women who are determined to advance their tech careers through the provision of opportunities and safe space for women to grow and lead in tech space. This years event themed… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Kenya Mobile Penetration Closing on to 100%, CyberAttacks De...
    The Communications Authority of Kenya recently released their statistical report about the industry’s performance for the January-March 2108 quarter. It is filled with some interesting tidbits like the MPESA one and there is still some more that i’ve highlighted below. Mobile subscriptions hits new milestone Starting with mobile subscription, CA… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Kenya Mobile Penetration Closing on to 100%, CyberAttacks De...
    The Communications Authority of Kenya recently released their statistical report about the industry’s performance for the January-March 2108 quarter. It is filled with some interesting tidbits like the MPESA one and there is still some more that i’ve highlighted below. Mobile subscriptions hits new milestone Starting with mobile subscription, CA… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • M-Pesa Loses Ground on Person-to-Person Money Transfers
    Kenya is the epicentre of mobile money technology and we have seen a lot of innovation around the same stretching from payments to quick loans. Safaricom being the godfather with M-Pesa, have always taken the lead when it comes to revenue and market share. The statement ‘M-Pesa is King’ holds… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Internet Solutions Kenya Eyes SMEs With New Cloud Email Prod...
      The cloud. The buzzword has become commonplace in our daily lives, especially in the business world. If you use Google Photos, then you are a consumer of cloud services. For businesses entities, it runs deeper than that as the solution has proved critical in automating workloads so that people… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Internet Solutions Kenya Eyes SMEs With New Cloud Email Prod...
      The cloud. The buzzword has become commonplace in our daily lives, especially in the business world. If you use Google Photos, then you are a consumer of cloud services. For businesses entities, it runs deeper than that as the solution has proved critical in automating workloads so that people… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Google’s $5bn EU Fine, Android Fuchsia, Editable Tweets an...
    Google So what did Google do, why are they being fined and are they really guilty? Google is a giant tech company and the European Commission believes that they have been using this influence unfairly especially with their Android platform to push Google’s products such as Chrome and search engine,… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • eCitizen and Other Popular Kenyan Websites are not Secure- R...
    When you are browsing websites on Chrome, you may have noticed that there is usually a padlock icon towards the left on the URL box that shows whether a website is secure. That icon is important since it shows that the website is secure and this is important if you… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Airtel Kenya and Jumia Pair Up to Push Customer Acquisition
    Airtel, Kenya’s second largest telco has partnered with the country’s largest e-commerce platform Jumia to offer subscribers shopping vouchers in a bid to push new customer acquisition. According to the Communications Authority of Kenya, Airtel Kenya had a slight weight gain and added up 1.4 million subscribers in the past… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Home Finance Company (HFC) Launches Digital Banking Platform...
    It has become a normal trend for local banks to adopt an online platform/app for their clients – and that raises the question: why would anyone need it? Well, to answer this question, you need to look at the past when the only way you could, at least theoretically, substantiate… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Techweez Tech Tamasha Mombasa: How it Happened at the Coasta...
    By now, most of you may have heard about our tech conference that went live about a month ago. If you have not, then you can refer to this intro piece that highlighted a summary of happenings in Nailab in late June. While at it, take a look at the… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Fifteen 4G Smartphones that Cost Less Than 20K Shillings
    Cheap smartphones are getting good and good smartphones are getting cheap. Not my words but they hold true. You no longer have to spend an arm and a leg to get the most out of a smartphone and statistics have shown that a majority of people love spending as little… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Safaricom’s DigiFarm Aims to Put More Coins in Farmers’ ...
    Safaricom’s unstated goal is to transform lives and the company has invested heavily in value addition services that propel them to this achievement. Launched in October 2017, under a pilot program, DigiFarm is a Safaricom product whose aim is to enrich the small-holder farmer. “DigiFarm was born out of the… ... more
    Techweez4 weeks ago
  • Premier League Will Block Illegal Streams Next Season
    The English Premier League is one of the most watched spectacles in the world. Thanks to its popularity, media houses pay a huge sum of money to stream the matches live. In Africa for example, we have Multichoice who through their DStv and GoTV brands have enabled us to watch… ... more
    Techweez4 weeks ago
  • I’ve Not Used a Third Party Antivirus in a Year Thanks to ...
    I’ve not used an antivirus on my laptop for a year now and that is a big deal. Windows PCs have always been plagued by malware of all types. The fear of your PC getting infected by viruses has always been real. Your PC could get infected from clicking on… ... more
    Techweez4 weeks ago
  • Half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Population to Be Connected to...
    GSMA has published some interesting numbers in its Mobile Economy report. The statistics were revealed at the GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa event that is still taking place in Kigali, Rwanda. According to the edition, more than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service… ... more
    Techweez4 weeks ago
  • WhatsApp is Limiting Forwarding Messages in India Due to Fak...
    Towards the end of last month, WhatsApp announced a feature that should have been standard since the beginning: labelling forwarded messages. We get tons of messages from our friends every day and you might see the need to share such content to other people and that is where the forward button comes… ... more
    Techweez4 weeks ago
  • TECNO’s Parent Company is Coming for Branch, M-Pesa Pocket...
    With the growth of mobile money services in Kenya and around a few African countries it is only natural for any company with the financial muscle to try and make a play in this growing market. To put things into perspective, Safaricom reported that M-Pesa’s revenue in the last financial… ... more
    Techweez4 weeks ago
  • Employment Firm Shortlist Reveals New Data on Kenyan Job-see...
    We have previously covered the offerings of Shortlist, a technology firm that has figured out how to digitize the recruiting process. A piece that highlights the company’s business model can be read here. A few days ago, we managed to have a chat with the recruiting technology company. The meet… ... more
    Techweez4 weeks ago
  • Infinix Smart 2 Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The Infinix Smart series is a line-up of entry-level devices that cost less than Kes.10,000. First introduced in 2017, the Infinix Smart 2 is the second generation device and it brings with it modern features such as an 18:9 display, face unlock and just like the first generation, front-facing dual… ... more
    Techweez4 weeks ago
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