Technology

  • OPPO’s Bezel-less, Notch-less Find X Might Be Coming to Ke...
    2018 has been the year of notches, thanks to the desire by every OEM to build a phone with a near bezelless display. So far, we have had more than 10 smartphones launch with display notches on them, something that has not sat well with a number of consumers who… ... more
    Techweez7 hours ago
  • Facebook Testing Video Monetizing Tools To Lure in Creators
    Today, Facebook has made a major move on their video platform that would lure in creators from a platform like YouTube. Facebook says they are now building monetization products on their platform that would allow creators to make money on the network. “We want to provide different ways for creators… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • Why Avechi Needs to Get its Act Together Before it is Too La...
    A decade or so ago, online shopping and associated e-commerce services were unheard of in the country. This has changed over the years as internet penetration continues to grow, in addition to the launch of local-driven e-commerce systems that want to replicate services offered by the likes of China’s Alibaba… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018) Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018) is a device is for anyone who wants to have an S9+ but doesn’t have that kind of money. At around half the price of the flagship, you get quite a lot of features that offer a similar experience with the flagship, including face unlock,… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo (2018) Specifications and Price in Ken...
    The emphasis of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo (2018) is the dual camera setup. The device comes with a second lens which is solely used for depth enabling the device to capture bokeh-effect images. Aside from that, we also get face unlock and Bixby assistant support. Below you will find the… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) comes with the modern “infinity displayâ€� – please don’t expect S9-like curves though. It also takes cues from the flagship S9 by borrowing the fingerprint scanner design. Aside from that, you get pretty standard mid-range features with the device. Below you will find the complete… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018) Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The Samsung Galaxy J4 offers decent enough specifications but might find it hard to compete against the competition due to evidently inferior specifications but is evidently has a much more superior display than any other player at this price point. Below you will find the complete list of specifications of… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • Infinix Note 5 Specifications and Price in Kenya
    Infinix have yet again released a smartphone that will offer a lot of value for your money. The Note 5, which come with all the “fancy” bells and whistles such as an 18:9 display, two-day battery life and even Android One on board. Below you will find the complete list… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • X-Tigi A2 Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The X-Tigi A2 takes over from the A1 and comes bundled with some of the latest smartphone technology trends that 2018 has to offer including an 18:9 “full view” display, albeit maxed out at 720p and face unlock. We also have dual cameras, a first for X-Tigi, making the A2… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • TECNO Joins the Big Boys as One of Africa’s Most Admired E...
    TECNO Mobile has grown to be a household name in the African continent, thanks to the brand’s ever-growing popularity across many countries. An evidence of that popularity has been documented by Brand Africa who have released a report highlighting Africa’s most admired brands across different categories. Standing out from the… ... more
    Techweez1 day ago
  • Safaricom Launches M-Pesa Loyalty Promotion Ahead of Propose...
    Safaricom has launched a promotion dubbed “Maisha Ni M-PESA Tuâ€� that is aimed at rewarding Safaricom subscribers who use the company’s mobile money service for any transaction. The promotion has also been extended to include M-Pesa agents, in a move that seeks to encourage customers to continue using the service. The… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • Kenyan Developers Can Now Register as Merchants To Sell Apps...
    On the consumer side, we are presented a list of free and paid apps on an app store and Google Play is no different. Paid apps are a way for developers to make money and we have seen this sector grow fast in the last decade. However, you will be… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • You Can No Longer Book or Pay for an Uber Via Google Maps
    Sometime in early 2017, Google Maps introduced a neat feature where users could book an Uber without opening the online ride-sharing app. The development was handy for many reasons; people who are new in a given city or town could check for directions, distance and the estimated fare to their… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • Building The Perfect Phone For Social Media Use
    Phones started out as a great mobile alternative to the landline phones, but after the introduction of the iPhone, smartphones were a thing and they had proper web browsers. This was also a time when the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Reddit were young and My Space was king. Fast… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • Set Back as Kenyan Legislators Invalidate Drone Regulations
    Back in March this year, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) gazetted the proposed Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems Regulations, 2017 which set to legalize the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, in Kenya. Well, in an unprecedented turn of events, members of parliament through the committee on Delegated… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • The Startup Ecosystem in Africa Is Thriving – These Tech S...
    The innovation revolution in Africa is on a rise, from startups that not only bring major impact to the local countries but also cross these boundaries. They not only attract the attention of the users but also investors both regional and international. Tech hubs are set up to encourage more… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • New Regulation is Killing Merchant Till Numbers as Safaricom...
    Some of you may have observed that some small businesses, especially those at the grassroots that have, for some time, been accepting payment via till numbers have brought down the placards in their shops. Personally, I did not do realize the extent of the development until I passed by my… ... more
    Techweez2 days ago
  • Alipay and WeChat Pay Coming to Kenya via Equitel
    The recent influx of Chinese expatriates in the country, thanks to a number of China-funded projects, has seen a spike in a number of Chinese-centered businesses and services emerging in Kenya. The latest of such kind is the news that soon Kenyan businesses will be able to accept Alipay and… ... more
    Techweez3 days ago
  • How To Win Jobs With CompTIA N10-007 Certification
    CompTIA Network+ N10-007 certification exam corroborates its ideal audiences with a practical-oriented exam on the troubleshooting, configuration, and management of wireless and wired networked systems. The exam has been recently updated to address the networking technology sphere that keeps on advancing. The candidates who excel in this exam will definitely… ... more
    Techweez3 days ago
  • I’d Never Watched a Football Match Before But Nairobi Traf...
    Ever been so bored sitting in a matatu (public transport) that you start wishing you just stayed in the office or had a bike you could ride home or even take the risky plunge and ride a nduthi (motorbike) home? Well, that was my sentiment on Thursday. I could have walked,… ... more
    Techweez5 days ago
  • TechnoBrain Seals an Agriculture-Empowering Deal for Africa ...
    It appears that the partnership between Microsoft and TechnoBrain is taking another leap. A few weeks ago, the two technology companies sealed a deal that would make Kenya one of the five countries in the world where Microsoft tests its software before a public rollout. The latest development will see… ... more
    Techweez6 days ago
  • TECNO Spark 2 Unboxing and First Impressions
    Smartphones are getting cheap but more importantly, cheap smartphones are getting good. One smartphone that pulls all the tricks in the hat just to offer quality and good features on a budget price tag is the TECNO Spark 2. This phone’s predecessor was allegedly Kenya’s best selling phone, well and… ... more
    Techweez6 days ago
  • DStv Users Get Data Bundles for World Cup on the Go
    We are in another World Cup year and since this is 2018, satellite TV is not the only way we consume content at home. Streaming via the Internet is also another method and DStv is taking advantage of that. DStv has partnered with Safaricom and Telkom to offer data bundles… ... more
    Techweez6 days ago
  • OPPO F7 Review: An Excellent Phone with a Huge Selfie Snappe...
      Introduction OEMs across the globe, whether mainstream or otherwise are churning out phones without antiquated 16:9 slabs for newer 18:9 aspect ratios that put bezels on a diet. It is a working model that guarantees a larger display on relatively smaller footprint, which improves handling and one-handed usability. OPPO… ... more
    Techweez7 days ago
  • Google Opens Its First AI Research Centre in Africa
    Google is spreading their AI researching capabilities to Africa Read On Web → Google Opens Its First AI Research Centre in Africa ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Microsoft Buys Github, Apple Trolls Facebook, Dramatic Depar...
    In this week’s Clicked, we cover Github’s acquisition by Microsoft, Apple’s WWDC and the shade they gave Facebook and the expensive split from Facebook by the WhatsApp founders among other tech stories that trended from last week. Microsoft Buys Github Github was acquired for $7.5 billion. The rumours had been… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Faiba 4G MiFi vs Modem – Which One Should You Buy
    To say that Faiba 4G was well-received would be an understatement. The number of people who ask about the service – whether enquiring which phones work on the network or how to get a hold of their MiFi has been more than a handful. Due to the challenge that comes… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Telkom Rekindles its Enterprise Arm with Ambitious Connectiv...
    Sometime in 2016, Orange Kenya, which now runs its trade as Telkom, was acquired by Helios Investment Partners. At the moment, the U.K. firm owns a 60 percent stake and the rest is held by the government of Kenya. A year after the development, the operator announced a major rebrand… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Jamboshop Aims for Jumia Kenya’s Lunch, Promises to Fix Cu...
    The e-commerce space in Kenya is a fast growing business with more shops taking up the trade to either complement their physical presence or switch over to the online trade completely. As exciting as it is that as a country we are embracing the digital life, the e-commerce space is… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Africa Tech Startup News Roundup – From AfroBytes, Demo Af...
      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. The conference was a chance for African developers to pitch ideas for new technology,apps and startups to a global audience of investors and the International tech… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Uber Bets On Developing Markets With a Uber Lite Pilot in In...
    Uber is getting to the Lite app game to score on developing markets Read On Web → Uber Bets On Developing Markets With a Uber Lite Pilot in India ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Kenya Finally Making Strides Towards Data Protection Laws
    Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru, on June 11, 2018, announced that the government is working on a draft data protection law that will be published within two weeks. The minister says that the laws will be created to safeguard personal data held cooperations, with a special emphasis on mobile… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Airtel Prematurely Pulls Out of Merger Talks with Telkom Ken...
    Airtel Kenya has disappointed quite a number of people, including senior Ministry of ICT and Treasury officials as well as Telkom Kenya shareholders after the company walked away from merger talks with Telkom Kenya. Apparently, Airtel lost interest in the talks after Telkom Kenya started making structural changes that left Airtel feeling like… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Kenya’s CA Ushers in the 25th EACO Meet to Dive Into Regio...
    Earlier today, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) kicked off the 25th installment of the East African Communication Organization Assemblies (EACO) at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel. The five-day event will stretch to June 15. The primary goal of the meet is to provide a platform for sharing experiences on emerging… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • This Banana Has 4G Internet, Google Assistant and a Kes.8,00...
    I know, it’s outrageous! A banana costing a much as some smartphones? Well, if that price is where you are stuck at, then you are not the target market of HMD’s latest phone to hot the Kenyan market. Back at Mobile World Congress, HMD announced that their throwback device for… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • The Infinix Note 5 is Coming to Android One With a New Stylu...
    Infinix fans will remember a certain uncelebrated device that ran Android One back when Android One was referred to as “Nexus for the poor”. Since then, Android One has blossomed into a beautiful software that we all want to get and so has Infinix, in terms of maturing into a… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Samsung Reportedly Working on Android Go-Powered Budget Smar...
    When speaking of budget smartphones, Samsung doesn’t come to mind. This is because the company has strongly position itself as a premium brand pushing flagship devices and higher midrange offerings. Things are however about to change as the Korean company is working on releasing a number of budget smartphones running… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Samsung’s New Smartphones are Squad Goals for Those on a B...
    Samsung Electronics East Africa has today launched what they call “The Ultimate Squad”. The Squad consists of a trendsetter, movie star, photographer and a selfie lover otherwise known as the Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J7 Duo and the Galaxy A6+ respectively. The devices which carry a price tag ranging from… ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Tanzania’s Jamii Forums Forced To Close Over New Regulatio...
    A popular Tanzanian website was forced to close down over the new regulations Read On Web → Tanzania’s Jamii Forums Forced To Close Over New Regulations ... more
    Techweez1 week ago
  • Telkom Introduces Super Cheap 5GB ‘Night Owl’ Bundle
    There are a lot, and we mean a lot of Telkom Kenya data plans out there. This is not surprising as competing carriers have done the same thing to appeal to a wider subscriber base, but we cannot fail to notice that this approach was pioneered by Telkom, which has… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Facebook’s New Privacy Headache Involves Bug That Affected...
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Google Removed an Egg From Salad Emoji, Twitter Reacts
      Emojis are a huge part of our texting culture and they have shaped how we express various feelings and emotions to other people around the world. As we continue to progress over the years, we have seen people demand more inclusion on emojis like different races and  occupation, while… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Safaricom to Offer 2018 World Cup Streaming Bundle with iFli...
    This a very interesting period for football fans across the globe, primarily because World Cup matches will be gracing our televisions after a very busy schedule across different leagues in the world. Perhaps the most notable development in 2018’s World Cup Tournament is based on consumption as several developments have… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Tools Enterprises Use to Improve Their Workforce
    Optimizing productivity, managing schedules, and providing continuing education: These are just a few things enterprises need to juggle as they strive to improve their workforce. There’s a lot to balance, from metrics to performance tracking, to administering payroll and benefits. Fortunately, technologically advanced tools can streamline these processes and prevent… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Indian Smartphone Maker Lava Prepares to Take on Kenyan Mark...
    India’s fifth-largest feature phone vendor by sales volume is gearing up to take on the Kenyan market with a portfolio of not-only feature phones but quality smartphones as well. The company, which was founded back in 2009, sells their products in around 17 countries attracting an annual revenue of $1.2… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Inventory Management Platform Tanda is Live with Credit Offe...
    We must that our interaction with Tanda, an inventory management platform, was non-existent until a few days ago when the company announced that its services were progressing from beta to a wider rollout. Generally speaking, Tanda purposes to be the go-to solution for ordering and managing inventory for shop owners.… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Instagram Might Ditch 1 Minute Videos For Longer Ones
    Instagram is mainly a photo sharing community but it’s over 800 million users can also post videos as 1 minute snippets on the feed and 15 seconds on Stories. It seems they are about to change this around thanks to a report by WSJ.   The publication reports that anonymous sources… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Zambia Jumps on New Trend to Regulate Online Content as What...
    Quick question, do you think African leaders have a WhatsApp group where they share terrible ideas? Like seriously, first it was Tanzania – trying to regulate bloggers, followed Uganda who will now charge tax for social media use because people use it to gossip and now Zambia has announced that… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • New Technologies Meet Sports: Entertaining Mix
    Technology is all around us, in every moment of our day: we use social networks to interact with people, internet searches of every topic we want to master, programs and apps for our job and websites for our entertainment. No wonder big companies are always looking for new ways to… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Nokia 7 Plus Review – A Phone You Can Rely On?
    When HMD took to the stage during this year’s Mobile World Congress, we expected to see the company launch a true flagship phone that would compete with the iPhones and Galaxies of the world, in other words we expected to see a Nokia 9 get unveiled but instead we got… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Apple Trolls Facebook Various Ways at Developer Conference
    Apple wants to protect you from Facebook Read On Web → Apple Trolls Facebook Various Ways at Developer Conference ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • SEACOM Finalizes the Upgrade of Subsea Cable System to 1.5Tb...
    SEACOM has announced that it upgraded its primary submarine network system from the Southern Eastern African coastline landing to Europe. The development has bolstered the total capacity of the system to 1.5Tbps. Precisely, the latest upgrade added 500G of capacity to SEACOM’s system. The same capacity was added in a… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Trilogy of Kenyan Startups Bag Investments from Norwegian Ac...
    Pangea is a Norway-based startup accelerator whose purpose of life is to create a pipeline that ensures access to investment for African startups. The accelerator launched its trade in the country back in January this year and we already have a few startups enjoying the fruits of this tree. The African chapter… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • “Microsoft Will Force People to Use Edge to Access GitHub...
    Over the weekend, news broke that Microsoft would acquire code-repository company GitHub. Today, Washington-based Microsoft confirmed the news and disclosed that they forked out $7.5 Billion in a stock deal. GitHub, which is a darling to many software developers as they use the platform to collaborate and even as a portfolio… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • itel A32F Review: How Sweet is itel’s Android Go Debut?
    Google’s most ambitious bet with the lightweight Android Go is a welcome move on improving the user experience of budget smartphone users itel doesn’t want to be left behind. The company just launched the itel A32F that comes bundled with Android Oreo(Go Edition) and a fingerprint sensor, a first for phones… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Kenyan Ride Share Service Little Sells 10% Stake For Kshs 30...
    Little, one of our own local taxi hailing services, has sold its stake for African expansion as reported by Reuters. Little is being reported to have sold 10% of its shares to an unnamed Indian investor for $3 million (over Kshs 304 million). Apparently the money raised is ‘unplanned’ and… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • East Africa’s Courts Set to Benefit from Microsoft-backed ...
    Microsoft and Strathmore University School of Law have devised a partnership that will see key strides made in the manner East Africa’s judicial systems operate. Named the ‘Policy Innovation Series’, the program targets to digitize the region’s judicial processes, systems, and their overall functions. The policy and discussion are in… ... more
    Techweez2 weeks ago
  • Hillary Clinton Wants to Run Facebook,GDPR Mayhem,Spiegel’...
    In this week’s Clicked, we delve in how companies are panicking in reaction to GDPR,Papua New Guinea banning Facebook but not with good intentions,Facebook removing its Trending Topics section and other tech stories you might have missed reading in this tech roundup. GDPR Comes Into Effect EU’s sweeping data privacy… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Today’s Popular Smartphone Features and The Devices That P...
    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 things change so fast that we could easily forget who did it first, maybe thanks to a lot of people copying the said feature or technology… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Nokia 5.1 Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The new Nokia 5 for 2018, otherwise known as Nokia 5.1 brings an 18:9 aspect ratio display, a new set of cameras with a higher megapixel count, at least on the main camera and this time around we get a rear-facing fingerprint reader to top it all up. Below you… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Nokia 3.1 Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The new Nokia 3 for 2018, otherwise known as Nokia 3.1 brings an 18:9 aspect ratio display, a new set of cameras –  at least on the main camera and unfortunately, just like last year, we don’t get any form of biometrics security. Below you will find the complete list… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Nokia 2.1 Specifications and Price in Kenya
    The new Nokia 2 for 2018, otherwise known as Nokia 2.1 brings Android Oreo (Go Edition), something that we are now seeing with numerous budget smartphones. In what is now a tradition of the lineup, we also get a huge battery that is set to deliver two-days of usage and… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Ugandans to Start Paying Tax for Social Media and Mobile Mon...
    At the beginning of April, Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni stated that he would tax social media usage in the country, apparently, since they are used for “lugambo” (gossip). In what seems like a terribly scripted sitcom, the proposal was taken to parliament and last evening, the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill,… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • WhatsApp is Slowly Rolling out Group Video and Voice Calls
    WhatsApp is delivering on their promise Read On Web → WhatsApp is Slowly Rolling out Group Video and Voice Calls ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Zuku Now in Uganda, and it’s So Cute How They Are Excited
    Wananchi Group’s Zuku fibre internet, has, in many occasion, been subject to online jabs especially by the unforgiving Twitter users in Kenya. Frankly, the service, which is among the first to offer unlimited internet access to homes and businesses at a steal, has demonstrated mediocrity owing to the quality of… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Telkom Kenya to Expand LTE Coverage to More Areas Within Nai...
    In the process of enhancing the reliability, capacity, speeds and reach of its network, Telkom Kenya has announced the expansion of its 4G-covered zones within Nairobi and its surroundings. In particular, the following areas will soon benefit from the telco’s LTE services: Athi River, Syokimau, Kitengela, Thika, Kiambu Town, Kikuyu… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Kenya’s Finance Ministry to Introduce Regulative Framework...
    The success of mobile lending apps is, admittedly, attributed to the foundation laid by M-PESA services. It is, perhaps, the primary factor that such apps test their trade in Kenya, among other African-based markets before deployment to additional countries outside the continent. For instance, Silicon Valley-backed Tala, which is arguably… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Tanzania Court Restores Tough Online Regulations
    That ruling was overturned Read On Web → Tanzania Court Restores Tough Online Regulations ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Kenya’s CA Directs Operators to Switch Off Irregularly-Reg...
    The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) was created to oversee several ICT-related functions. One of such tasks is ensuring that mobile operators comply to the Kenya Information and Communications (Registration of SIM-Cards) Regulations, 2015. According to the regulations, carriers and agents are mandated to register subscribers in line with strict… ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
  • Kenya High Court Suspends Sections of Contentious Cybercrime...
    High Court has suspended several clauses that according to petitioners contravened the Kenyan constitution. Read On Web → Kenya High Court Suspends Sections of Contentious Cybercrimes Law ... more
    Techweez3 weeks ago
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