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18 January 2018 » Techweez

BitConnect described itself as an open source community cryptocurrency whose main aim was to allow people to store and invest their wealth in a non-government controlled currency, and even earn a substantial interest on investment. The community emerged on the scene back in January 2017 with the BitConnect Coin (BCC) worth $0.16 but one year later, the […] Read On Web → BitConnect Cryptocurrency Collapse Leaves Investors in Pool of Tears

18 January 2018 » Techweez

Huawei, the third largest smartphone manufacturer by sales has hit a huge wall. The company had intentions of launching their latest flagship phone, the Mate 10 in the United States and had already secured deals with AT&T and Verizon, two of the US’ biggest telcos. Well, in a turn of events, Reuters reports that the […] Read On Web → US Carriers Under Pressure to Cut Ties with Huawei Amid Security Fears

17 January 2018 » Techweez

Sharing account details on Twitter is not safe, as shown by a Twitter user with an experience with Zuku customer care Read On Web → Kenyan ISP Zuku will Give out Your Private Data Without Hesitation

17 January 2018 » Techweez

YouTube has grown immensely since its roots as a video repository before being acquired by Google. It now has 1.5 billion monthly active users and millions of channels where you can watch almost anything. Thanks to the integration with Google assets, you can make money on YouTube. However recently, YouTube made a change where they […] Read On Web → YouTube Has Made it Quite Hard For Smaller Channels to Monetize

17 January 2018 » Techweez

The ICT Authority of Kenya has emerged as the industry’s best digital institution during the 7th East Africa CIO 100 Awards. Having earned the top of the line CIO 100 Gold Mark Award, the body deservedly bagged the milestone thanks to its efforts in heightening the offerings of enterprise IT adoption. A survey conducted independently […] Read On Web → Kenya’s ICT Authority Bags Gold Mark Award, Plans to Deploy Hosting Services for National and County Governments

17 January 2018 » Techweez

M-Kopa Solar, a pay-as-you-go energy provider to off-grid homes, announced that it has sold over 100,000 20W and 15W PV panels that is sourced from Solinc East Africa, a solar products manufacturer that was started back in 2011 in Kenya, in the last two years. The panels are used in M-KOPA’s larger home systems, which include TV, […] Read On Web → M-Kopa’s Drive for Local Sourcing of Solar Panels Attributed to Favourable Manufacturing Environment

17 January 2018 » Techweez

Spammers beware, WhatsApp is working on a way to cut you off Read On Web → WhatsApp Working on a Way to Warn You if You Get Spam Messages

17 January 2018 » Techweez

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) released its pointers and projections based on the activities of the first quarter of the 2017/2018 Financial Year before the end of 207. The report, as any other earlier release, summarizes ICT practices in the country. One of the key gains that was noted by the CA was a […] Read On Web → The Consumer Downtown Association Recognizes Telkom Kenya’s Affordable Data Plans

16 January 2018 » Techweez

  The market for consumer electronics, including that of mobile devices and a myriad of household systems is going to see stiff competition and growth if reports and by South Korea’s tech giant, Samsung will hold. The electronics manufacturer has a plan in its pipeline to increase its local and by extension, African market share […] Read On Web → Did Samsung Just Kill its Plan to Open a Kenyan Electronics Assembly Plant?

16 January 2018 » Techweez

The development of Android over the last couple of years has seen admirable strides in terms of features, which, fortunately or unfortunately (not everyone gets updates because of the fragmentation menace) have steered the ecosystem to be one of the world’s popular mobile operating system. This growth is accompanied by matching updates among the most […] Read On Web → TrueCaller to Replicate Native Android Feature on its Imminent Update

16 January 2018 » Techweez

Mucheru's stand puts him and CBK governor on opposing ends, both agree that blockchain is important but the issue still remains whether Bitcoin be regulated in Kenya. Read On Web → Central Bank of Kenya and Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru Differ Over Bitcoin

16 January 2018 » Techweez

Do you feel like you’re having trouble connecting to your customer base? Seeing that your once loyal customers are going elsewhere for services or that they haven’t made any purchases in the past few months can be disheartening. The key is finding out why they decided to go elsewhere. Losing touch isn’t an option when […] Read On Web → How Your Business Can Improve Customer Relations

15 January 2018 » Techweez

Amidst offering mobile telecoms services, Kenya’s third largest operator Telkom participates in other activities such as sponsoring sporting activities. Its hockey team, Telkom Ladies has amassed admirable local success that will enable it to take part in African Club Championship that will start on January 20. The team’s latest elevation to success covers its top […] Read On Web → Telkom Kenya’s Social Responsibility Sees Success as Ladies Team Qualifies for Africa Club Championships

15 January 2018 » Techweez

Wikipedia released a list of their most viewed articles and it has few surprises Read On Web → Bitcoin, Trump and Entertainment News Commanded the Most Attention on Wikipedia in 2017

15 January 2018 » Techweez

YouTube apk teardown reveals 4 hidden features Read On Web → YouTube is Working on 4 New Features That are Hidden in the Android App

15 January 2018 » Techweez

If for a moment you thought that we have more than enough smartphone brands in Kenya, well, think again. Vivo Mobile, OPPO’s sister smartphone brand is officially in Kenya. Registered as Vivo Mobile Telecommunications (Kenya) Company Limited, the world’s fifth largest smartphone manufacturer by sales has made a bold step by entering the Kenyan market. The […] Read On Web → Vivo Mobile Opens Kenya Office, X20 and V7 Among Smartphones to Expect

15 January 2018 » Techweez

The local logistics market has received a key and new player that looks forward to addressing several issues that fleet managers and SMEs encounter. Named Bwala Africa Group, the Nairobi-based logistics marketplace offers a platform for its users to hire cars, trucks as well as delivery vans. At the same time, Bwala positions itself as […] Read On Web → Logistics Marketplace Bwala Africa Group Unveiled in Kenya to Address Fleet Management Bottlenecks

15 January 2018 » Techweez

For the average Kenyan (those not on Post-Paid), we’ve all experienced that one time you tried to place a call and got the automated, “You have insufficient balance to make this call…” response. Normally, you would disconnect the call, buy airtime from M-Pesa or go the primitive way of running to the shop and buying […] Read On Web → Neat Hack Enables you Redeem Safaricom Bonga Points During a Call

12 January 2018 » Techweez

Facebook has been a place for people to catch up with their friends, celebrity posts and news from several publishers. These are presented algorithmically and are random in nature. This means Facebook gets to decide through their algorithm what you see on your feed and they continuously tweak it for a certain goal. We’ve seen […] Read On Web → Facebook Change to The News Feed is a Blow to Publishers

12 January 2018 » Techweez

Kenya’s uptake of mobile money services and its associated transactions continue to see a healthy growth thanks to new data that has been made public by the Central Bank of Kenya, CBK. Starting from January to November 2017, mobile money transaction registered a growth of KES 267.52 billion compared to the same period in the […] Read On Web → Kenya’s Mobile Money Payments on the Rise as Card Transactions Get Less Popular

12 January 2018 » Techweez

Norway’s accelerator Pangea will have a Kenyan office as of today. Functionally, the platform’s primary objective is to connect African start-ups with global investment and expertise, as well as an accelerator program in the country. This launch is done in partnership with Strathmore University’s @iLabAfrica. Together, the two institutions will look forward to set up […] Read On Web → Norwegian Accelerator, Pangea Launches its Trade in Kenya

12 January 2018 » Techweez

If you’re on Twitter, then you’re familiar with “shooting your shot”, well, people have been shooting shots but Nigerians (the second largest users of Twitter in Africa) took it a notch higher. Nigerian developer, Timi Ajiboye created a bot known as Twinder (@twinderbot), which can basically be described as Tinder for Twitter – the bot […] Read On Web → Nigerians Made a Twitter Bot to Help Them “Shoot Their Shots”

12 January 2018 » Techweez

Social media has had an unparalleled impact on the world. While the jury is still out on whether the general impact has been positive or negative, over these past few weeks, I have witnessed the positive impact it can have. “We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how […] Read On Web → Social Media Possesses Immense Opportunities for Kenyan Startup Funding

11 January 2018 » Techweez

2017 was not a good year for Uber. Specifically, its Human Resource department had to deal with multiple cases of alleged sexual harassment on its staff, rogue drivers whom the corporation did not punish as people expected, a disputed billing scale especially that saw driver protests, among other mishaps. In a bid to counter a […] Read On Web → Uber Concludes its 180 Days of Change Program with Mixed Results

11 January 2018 » Techweez

OPPO and Vivo, both of which are among the top five smartphone brands in the world, have started 2018 at a disadvantage. The two companies which are both owned by BBK Electronics, have taken a bold step to slash trade margins by over 40% in India, leading to a huge backlash from distributors and retail […] Read On Web → OPPO and Vivo Face Backlash From Indian Distributors after Trade Margin Cuts

11 January 2018 » Techweez

HMD Global has had a great first year, the company sold a total of 16.3 Million devices between July and September of 2017. Over the past year, HMD has announced a total of eight smartphones, including the Nokia 6 (Second-Generation) and the flagship Nokia 8. I have been using the Nokia 8 for quite a while […] Read On Web → Nokia 8 – Here are Five Reasons You Should Buy One

11 January 2018 » Techweez

Technology has an impact on every area of your business, including marketing, supply chain management and financial reporting. Investing in better IT solutions is particularly important as your firm grows and becomes more complex. Consider these business challenges and the need to invest in IT: Warehouse management For many businesses, inventory requires a huge investment […] Read On Web → The Critical Business Need for IT Investments

10 January 2018 » Techweez

We are in a new year and you may be looking for TV shows and movies to watch at the start of 2018. Showmax has a catalog of over 20,000 TV shows and movies and they keep refreshing this catalogue with new content every other time. Here are some of the new TV shows, new […] Read On Web → New TV Shows and Movies Available For Binge Watching on Showmax For January 2018

10 January 2018 » Techweez

In a bid to perform as many transactions as possible, banks have been spinning off additional products from their primary offering because transactions translate to more revenue. This trend continues to be emphasized by the release of banking apps that are filled to the brim with important functions, including bill payments, top up services, person […] Read On Web → Equity’s Eazzy Banking App Updated with Android 8 Oreo Support

10 January 2018 » Techweez

It is an open secret that technology grows at an alarming rate and in a world where several business functions leverage its offerings in a bid to stay competitive, there are cases where such a dependence cannot be as efficient. In this case, some of the existing data centres are built on ageing design principles […] Read On Web → icolo.io Opens Mombasa One (‘MB1’) Data Centre, Plans to Launch a Nairobi Subsidiary in November 2018

09 January 2018 » Techweez

TECNO has finally jumped on the 18:9 bandwagon with the Camon CM. The Camon CM comes with an 18:9 “Full Vision” display with Gorilla Glass protection among other features. The phone itself is a low mid-range device meant to showcase the possibilities of a TECNO smartphone with the new aspect ratio. Below, find the complete […] Read On Web → TECNO Camon CM Specifications and Price in Kenya

09 January 2018 » Techweez

HMD Global made the sequel to last year’s Nokia 6 and called it the Nokia 6 (Second-Generation). The phone shares a lot with its predecessor but also takes up quite a few features from the flagship Nokia 8 including OZO Audio, Bothie mode pictures and even a USB-C port. Sadly, the phone does not come […] Read On Web → Nokia 6 (Second-Generation) Specifications and Price in Kenya

09 January 2018 » Techweez

Last year passed by without seeing any TECNO device adopt the new elongated display style (18:9). Well, that is about to change as the first smartphone from the Shanghai-based company comes packing a 5.65-inch display in an 18:9 aspect ratio. The company has been on social media teasing their new smartphone with the tagline, “See […] Read On Web → TECNO Camon CM Comes with an 18:9 Display, Gorilla Glass and Two Names?

09 January 2018 » Techweez

A new year is upon us and CES 2018 is underway, I thought we should have a wishlist of what we want to see from some of the top smartphone brands in Kenya this year. 2017 was a great year, we saw Nokia make a huge comeback, Motorola tried as well but went MIA after […] Read On Web → Features We’d Like to See from TECNO, Infinix and OPPO Smartphones in 2018

08 January 2018 » Techweez

In a fiercely contested local e-taxi market that seemingly indicates a significant growth among top players, it is certain that the competitiveness has the capacity to build on the platform’s shortcomings to offer a better product for people who continue to embrace technology-based replacements for conventional products. Today’s story focuses on Taxify, which received favourable […] Read On Web → E-Taxi App Taxify Marks First Anniversary in East Africa

08 January 2018 » Techweez

Why is your Kenya Power bill about to shoot up dramatically? If you’ve read the news recently, you’ll have seen that Kenya Power intends to backdate taxes that should have been paid last year onto the consumer. This article aims to address why this has happened. Part 1 of this article can be found here. […] Read On Web → Kenya Power Pre-Paid tokens explained (Part II),Kenya Power bill

08 January 2018 » Techweez

This move by Telegram has a lot of potential Read On Web → Telegram Messenger Plans To Launch Their Own Native Cryptocurrency

08 January 2018 » Techweez

Back in 2014, an agreement called One Network was signed by East Africa’s Heads of States. On the whole, the agreement, which went live in 2015, required mobile operators in member states to deploy programs that were to see a significant drop in roaming fees. Kenya’s top carrier Safaricom was the first to swing into […] Read On Web → Telkom Kenya’s Mashariki Roaming Bundle is Affordable but Misses Key Additions

08 January 2018 » Techweez

After possibly the longest wait, Kenya Railways has started the new year at a high notch after the company quietly launched an online booking platform for the Madaraka Express Train service. The platform which was supposed to launch in August of 2017, was clouded by delays due to unknown reasons. To soften the frustrations, Kenya […] Read On Web → Kenya’s Madaraka Express Train Online Booking Platform Goes Live

05 January 2018 » Techweez

Fans of Nokia have a reason to celebrate this January as HMD Global has unveiled their latest device the Nokia 6 (2018) or Nokia 6 (second-generation) as it is referred to on the official website. The phone which comes with a metallic unibody design just like it’s predecessor, 5.5-inch full HD display with a disappointing […] Read On Web → Nokia 6 (Second-Generation) Unveiled Ahead of CES with USB-C, Snapdragon 630 and More

05 January 2018 » Techweez

The National Communication Authority of South Sudan has reportedly shut down internet services in the country following a fresh breakout of violence. Several people are reported dead after fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan’s Yei River state, in the latest violations of a two-week-old cease-fire agreement, reported VOA News. Earlier on today, Denis […] Read On Web → South Sudan’s National Communication Authority Reportedly Shuts Down 3G Internet Services in the Country

05 January 2018 » Techweez

It is apparent that the penetration of digital services sees new strides every year. This progress continues to be achieved thanks to intensive efforts by regulators such as the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) as well as carriers. While different regions in the country do not have equal access to some of these services, regulators […] Read On Web → Kenya’s Communications Authority Spends KES 1.25 Billion of USF Kitty to Expand Voice Infrastructure

04 January 2018 » Techweez

According to Kenya’s new constitution, as from 2010, Kenya’s legal tender cannot bear the images of individuals, be it founding fathers or former presidents. Since then, Kenyans have been eagerly waiting to see the newly redesigned shilling notes but it has not yet happened, due to unknown circumstances. Well, a talented Kenyan designer we could only […] Read On Web → Design Concept for New Kenya Currency Evokes Confusion and Excitement in Equal Measure

04 January 2018 » Techweez

E-taxi solutions have taken over conventional taxi business among the cities they operate in around the globe. Locally, the product was spearheaded by U.S.-based Uber, which has since created a platform for other players such as Little, Taxify, ShareCab, corporate-focused Mondo Ride, to name a few. Uber was also lucky to crack this niche, and […] Read On Web → Little Cab Plans to Integrate Fintech Services into its Product Amid Expansion Plans

04 January 2018 » Techweez

Facebook is testing yet another Instagram Stories crossover Read On Web → Facebook is Testing Sharing Instagram Stories to WhatsApp

04 January 2018 » Techweez

Uganda wants to have its own Facebook or Twitter Read On Web → Uganda Wants To Launch its Own Social Media Platforms This Year

03 January 2018 » Techweez

It has been more than six months since Telkom Kenya transitioned from Orange Kenya, and in that process, the mobile telecoms company has seen significant gains. The growth has been documented by Kenya’s ICT watchdog the Communications Authority (CA) that released sector statistics for the first quarter of the financial year 2017/2018 a couple of […] Read On Web → Telkom Kenya’s Focus on Data Services Sees Marginal Growth as Voice and SMS Dwindle

03 January 2018 » Techweez

Crowd sourcing is an ideal tool for central and county governments to get ideas and feedback from constituents on how to solve problems they are facing. Read On Web → Crowd Sourcing: The Future of Decision Making for Kenya Government

02 January 2018 » Techweez

Eddie Ndichu will be Opera’s Managing Director/Vice President for Fintech Africa starting today. Formerly serving as the Head of Digital Service & Mobile Payments at KCB Bank Group, Mr Ndichu has gained key skills in group-wide strategic direction, leading to the formulation and deployment of an integrated fintech and business model. His new role at […] Read On Web → Opera Opens Kenya Office, Appoints Former KCB Executive as Africa Vice President

02 January 2018 » Techweez

We take a look at the last one year through the lens of tech laws. The industry has been busy with a key focus on elections and use of tech in the process. Read On Web → Kenya Tech Law – 2017 Year in Review

02 January 2018 » Techweez

What a way to start the year right? Anyway, this isn’t a study of some sort, so put your expectations of numbers and stats aside and just enjoy the shade (read truth) being thrown around. The following five items on this list showcase how I see Kenyan devs behaving similarly to Kenyan tailors based on my […] Read On Web → 5 Ways Kenyan Developers and Tailors Behave the Same Way

28 December 2017 » Techweez

Communications Authority of Kenya has released their Q1 report and it is full of interesting bits of information Read On Web → Fiber Optic Subscriptions in Kenya Up 65%, 51.1 Million Internet Users

28 December 2017 » Techweez

HMD Global, the company that was licensed to sell Nokia branded phones has a reason to celebrate this season. The company, according to analyst firm Counterpoint, has sold a total of 16.3 million phones between July and September of 2017. From this figure, 2.8 million were smartphone sales and 13.5 million were feature phone sales. […] Read On Web → HMD Global Sold Over 16 Million Nokia Phones in Q3 2017

27 December 2017 » Techweez

Equity Bank has been offering mobile communication service for some time now. Its jump into this business was hastened by Kenya’s open market for Mobile Virtual Network Operators commonly referred to as MVNOs back in 2014. Named Equitel, the service has made a name for itself by leveraging its parent company’s primary offering – banking […] Read On Web → Equitel New Offer Bundles Data, Voice and SMS into Three Modest Packages

27 December 2017 » Techweez

There is no doubt that seniors can feel a bit left behind in the technology revolution. Just consider the modern smartphone. Now think back in time when today’s seniors were in their teens and twenties. Someone coming of age in the mid-70s would have a much bigger leap to make than a person born in […] Read On Web → How to Recommend a Mobile Phone for Seniors

26 December 2017 » Techweez

It’s that season where we all feel like we should be giving back and yes, Techweez got bit by the Santa bug as well. So, in the spirit of giving, Techweez and HMD Global came together to give away one Nokia 2 smartphone. The Nokia 2 is HMD’s cheapest smartphone yet but it comes packed […] Read On Web → Nokia 2 Giveaway, We Have a Winner!

23 December 2017 » Techweez

There’s nothing harder than choosing the right smartphone, especially in a saturated market like Kenya’s mid-range smartphone segment is. Well, over the past one month, three companies released three smartphones that literally took the market by storm, from international launches in Dubai to celebrity endorsements and mega-size billboards and TV commercials. The competition between TECNO, […] Read On Web → Infinix Zero 5 vs TECNO Phantom 8 vs OPPO F5: Lights, Camera, Action!

23 December 2017 » Techweez

Nokia 2 review: For the money, this is an excellent budget phone to get Read On Web → Nokia 2 Review: My Favourite Budget Phone

22 December 2017 » Techweez

Cisco’s MD of Digital Acceleration in EMEAR, Gordon Thomson had a one-on-one talk with CIOs about how they can leverage the offerings of technology to make the world a better place. Gordon is particularly excited about 2018 because the year holds great promise where technology will have impactful influence than before. Before Thomson’s top 5 […] Read On Web → CISCO: Top 5 Game Changers for 2018

22 December 2017 » Techweez

Kids love mobile games, and with deeper penetration of smart devices and access to affordable data plans, more children are getting versed with gameplay at an early age. While these activities are mostly recreational, chances of this demographic abusing them are high because they tend to get addicted. At the same time, some games are […] Read On Web → Airtel and Kukua Launch Sema Run, an Educational Mobile Game for Kids

22 December 2017 » Techweez

Wow Read On Web → Redington Sells Kshs 100 Million Worth of iPhone X in a Week

21 December 2017 » Techweez

Christmas season is not only known for the numerous feasting and gifts that go around but it’s also known for the numerous deals that pop up as well and if you are the kind who fancies online shopping, GearBest, an international online e-commerce website has quite the deals. The deals on our list consist of […] Read On Web → 5 Gadget Deals on GearBest to Take Advantage of this Christmas

21 December 2017 » Techweez

When your product is hot, you don’t launch it in a hotel, boardroom or some building’s hall, you take it to the sky for everyone to see. Pace, the Kenyan startup that brought us the Pace Focus Bluetooth headphones that we so much loved, launched their second product, barely three months after the launch of […] Read On Web → Pace Mate Bluetooth Earphones Launched Mid-Air with Giveaway Galore

21 December 2017 » Techweez

Chinese tech giant Huawei and NTT DOCOMO, INC., has managed to deploy a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39 GHz Millimetre Wave (mmWave) band in one of Japan’s largest cities, Yokohama. The trial’s downlink data transmissions was met at a top speed of over 2 Gbps on […] Read On Web → Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Achieves a New Breakthrough in 5G Field Trial

21 December 2017 » Techweez

If you have a smartphone, you need to take steps to protect it and the data on it from criminals. Get your smartphone is protected with antivirus software. Read On Web → Is Your Smartphone Secure?

20 December 2017 » Techweez

Websites be warned Read On Web → Chrome Will Start Blocking Ads From February Next Year

20 December 2017 » Techweez

Samsung announced a new range of mid-range smartphones that borrow a lot from the Galaxy S8+, especially in features, something that we have seen Samsung do previously, in an effort to offer the high-end features at a more affordable price point. Such features include an always-on display, the new 18.5:9 display, water resistance, minimal bezels […] Read On Web → Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Specifications and Price in Kenya

20 December 2017 » Techweez

Samsung announced a new range of mid-range smartphones that borrow a lot from the Galaxy S8, especially in features, something that we have seen Samsung do previously, in an effort to offer the high-end features at a more affordable price point. Such features include an always-on display, the new 18.5:9 display, water resistance, minimal bezels […] Read On Web → Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specifications and Price in Kenya

20 December 2017 » Techweez

The OPPO F5 is a midrange device with quite a spec sheet that at least tries to match the crème de la crème of 2017. Setting the OPPO F5 aside from its competition is a 6” display that comes with the new 18:9 aspect ratio, AI-powered beautification for your selfies and face unlock. Other specifications […] Read On Web → OPPO F5 Review: 18:9 Display, Great Camera and Gimmicks (Video)

20 December 2017 » Techweez

Are you thinking about capturing a video from your screen on your Windows 10 PC so that you can save a Skype call, online streaming video, or maybe even create a guide or some other form of video content of your own? Although there is a built-in screen recorder on Windows 10 that comes with […] Read On Web → How To Capture Videos From Your Screen on Windows 10

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