Breaking: WhatsApp Goes down on New Year’s Eve

You are probably wondering how you are going to text everyone to wish them ”Happy New Year” Why? Because popular messaging app WhatsApp appears to be down. DownDetector.co.uk reported a spike in outage reports around 6pm UK time. Down Detector’s outage map shows WhatsApp is mainly down for people in northern Europe, as well as for […]

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Family Bank fires 150 employees, seeks to align its business

Family Bank has laid off 150 employees, a move it says was prompted by the need to align its business to the current operating environment. “We continue with various cost-cutting measures and in that respect, we have undertaken a restructuring programme to resize the support functions at the Head Office in order to achieve meaningful […]

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Apple Hysteria and Its Change In Pricing: Scaling To A $1000 iPhone

The iPhone is one of the most exciting pieces of technology that we have witnessed in our lifetimes, and it only keeps evolving. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that the iPhone is undoubtedly an exceptional product, if only in how it flies off of the shelves of stores every year like […]

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The Best Apps To Have When You’re Travelling In A Car

By Benjamin Washington You love to travel around the world – who wouldn’t, right? You think that travelling is a great avenue for you to de-stress from whatever is happening with your life right now and you love the feeling of refreshment you’d get after you’d go travelling. Most of your travels were done internationally so […]

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Nokia 3310 4G version is coming

HMD Global is releasing a new version of the Nokia 3310 with 4G. The new version was spotted by Nokiamob passing through TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body for telecommunications devices. Photos of the device published on the official TENNA pages show that the new version is all similar to the standard 3310 (2017). The biggest […]

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LG, HERE partner to implement Next-Generation Telematics Strategy in Self-Driving Era

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles. The solution combines LG’s advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform. Through their planned collaboration, the companies aim […]

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Naivas Online Supermarket goes live

Naivas Supermarket has set-up an online supermarket that will enable its tech-savvy customers to shop from the comfort of their homes or offices. According to an article by Business Daily dated October 3rd, 2017, Naivas Supermarket had invested up to Ksh180 million in setting up the e-shop. The retail chain had set a target to […]

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OPPO F5 Review: All about the selfies

We have told you so much about the OPPO F5 already. The flagship device from OPPO Mobile was launched in November 2017 in the country with a price tag of Ksh.31, 990. The OPPO F5 is the company’s first Full HD+ (2160×1080) with a Full-Screen display to be unveiled in Kenya, featuring the groundbreaking A.I. […]

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CES Announces it has added 5G Keynote to CES 2018

Ahead of CES 2018, to be held from January 9-12 in Las Vegas, The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES®, today announced its 5G Mobile Innovation keynote for the event. The keynote will be moderated by SDxCentral Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek and feature Baidu Vice Chairman, Group President and COO Dr. Qi Lu; […]

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Nadine Tinen appointed to lead the Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa region for PwC France and Francophone Africa

PwC has named Nadine Tinen as the Regional Senior Partner of PwC Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa, taking over from Edouard Messou. Nadine began her career in 1996 at PwC Cameroon and was admitted as a partner 10 years later. In 2010, she took over the Firm’s Cameroon practice and, in 2014, joined the Leadership Team for […]

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Deals: Gearbest christmas discounts on the Xiaomi Redmi 4A 4G and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 4G Phablet

The festive season is here and retailers are now wooing consumers with deals on different products and services. Gearbest is one of these retailers and the popular online store is offering amazing deals on one of my favorite smartphone brands, Xiaomi. Gearbest is giving you massive discounts on two Xiaomi devices, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A […]

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Iflix teams up with NBCUniversal to add more TV shows and movies to iflix’s library

Internet TV service provider iflix has today announced a major multi-year content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal (NBCU). The agreement will see iflix add a huge selection of the studio’s most popular and critically acclaimed titles to its extensive library. Through this deal, iflix subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa will also have unlimited access to both stream […]

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Opera’s newsreader service exceeds 100 million monthly active user mark

The number of monthly active users of Opera’s newsreader service has exceeded 100 million as of November 2017, Opera has announced. This marks an unprecedented growth from two million to more than 100 million monthly active readers in less than one year. This growth, according to Opera can be attributed to the company’s artificial intelligence […]

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NOKIA 5 First impression: Nokia pulled off a nice design

The Nokia 5 was among the 3 devices that HMD Global unveiled in Kenya back in July this year in the country. The Android-based devices comprised of the Nokia 3, the Nokia 6 are targeted at the budget segment. Early this month, HMD Global also launched the Nokia 2, it’s cheapest Android device which we […]

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Infinix ZERO 5 Review: Its Big, Powerful With Great Cameras

The Infinix ZERO 5 was launched a couple of weeks ago in the country. Prior to this launch, Infinix had officially unveiled the device at a colorful event held in Dubai, the first international launch the company was doing.   This flagship device from Infinix Mobile features some impressive specs, definitely what you would expect […]

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The Differences and Similarities between Digital and Informational Technology

4800, the number of SMEs McKinsey surveyed across different industries to analyze the impact of web technologies on business. The results? A revelation that companies using web technologies like websites and social media marketing not only grow twice as fast as those with minimal online presence, but also bring in twice as much revenue and […]

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Top Five Online Courses in African Perspective

E-learning and online courses (the so-called edtech) are booming, also in Africa. Often we talk about online courses in a more general manner. Africa, continent, of the youth, aims at a skills gap between rich and poor. But online education can be one important tool to improve the access to higher education. Edtech benefits of […]

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24Bit – Listen and subscribe to our latest Podcast

24Bit is an ongoing conversation around technology trends between tech bloggers. Every weekend we gather around to talk about interesting happenings in the tech scene both locally and globally. We also do lots of on-location interviews and shows from the different tech events we attend every week, so be sure to subscribe and share. Want to […]

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OPPO launches OPPO F5 6GB Christmas Red Edition as OPPO F5 Youth goes on sale Countrywide

OPPO Kenya has today unveiled the OPPO F5 6GB Christmas Red Edition that comes with more RAM and storage capacity.  According to a press statement sent out by the company, only 500 devices of this edition will be available for purchase with an exquisite appearance in Red and black. OPPO F5 6GB has a larger […]

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Samsung’s Bixby-powered smart speaker might launch mid-2018

Samsung is reportedly gearing to launch its Bixby -powered smart speaker within the first half of 2018, Bloomberg reports. Sources who spoke to Bloomberg note that the smart speakers will have a strong focus on audio quality and the management of connected home appliances such as lights and locks. The speaker will run Bixby, Samsung’s […]

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Alternative Circle co-founder Anthony Kariuki resigns over sexual misconduct

Anthony Kariuki, one of the co-founders of Alternative Circle has resigned from the company. Anthony resigned from the company following allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The company’s board, through a press statement sent out today, said Anthony will no longer represent Alternative Circle in any capacity. The company’s CEO Kevin Mutiso has stated […]

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Siemens and Rotan Power sign agreement for power plant project in Ghana

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rotan Power to build a power plant in Ghana. Under this MOU, the two companies will develop the combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 megawatts (MW) at the Aboadze Power Enclave located in the western region of the country. The plant, which will […]

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Twitter’s new ‘Threads’ Feature is now available for everyone

On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it was launching a new feature that will allow users to easily post tweetstorms. The company had last month announced that it was testing the feature, which it’s now calling ‘’threads’’ across its iOS and Android Apps. Twitter has been rolling out the feature slowly to everyone, and now users […]

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TECNO Phantom 8 Review: Classic Design, Great Camera and Performance

I have been interacting with the Tecno Phantom 8 for two weeks now. The device was launched close to a month and is retailing at Ksh.37,000 in the country. A pretty good device, if you asked me, good specs, great performance making it list among the top high-end devices in the market currently. In this […]

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Walt Disney acquires 21st Century Fox for $52.4B in stock

The internet has been full of rumors that entertainment company Walt Disney was planning to buy off 21st Century. Well, they finally did. Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox has today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment). […]

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Product Review: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Last year saw Samsung develop the Galaxy Note 7, a phone that they suspended its sales and announced an informal recall, after it was found that a manufacturing defect in the phones’ batteries had caused some of them to generate excessive heat, resulting in fires However, through the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, […]

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Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9 (2018) new Laptops come with 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 Chips

Samsung has today announced the launch of the new Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and three new versions of the Samsung Notebook 9 (2018). The Notebook 9 Pen is the company’s latest 2-in-1 PC and sports a full metal chasis with premium magnesium-aluminum. According to Samsung the magnesium aluminum on the Notebook 9 Pe is lighter […]

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Gearbest’s Amazing Christmas Event

In the mood of the season, and love and appreciation for its customer’s loyalty, Gearbest has introduced the Christmas promo on their platform. Yes, you heard right, you’d be able to enjoy lots of discounts on a lot more of your favourite products. There is surely no limit to what you get discount on for […]

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ESET Releases 2018 Report: Predicts Trends in Cybersecurity

Global cybersecurity services leader ESET has warned that the ransomware menace is likely to continue into 2018 with further growth in incidents and risks following an increase in, and sophistication of, cybersecurity incidents in 2017.    According to a 2018 cybersecurity trends report “Cybersecurity Trends 2018: The Cost of our Connected World”, released today by […]

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Why Influencer Engagement is Important in Digital Marketing

The importance of industry influencers in digital marketing cannot be overstated. At a time when companies are coming up with innovative marketing strategies to attract and retain customers, they can be a crucial factor. Just think about it. Whenever you buy a product be it anything, it could be a movie ticket, a new gym […]

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Being open about being open: priorities for IT in 2018

By Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE There are some big things set to come in 2018. In fact, we are seeing numerous significant developments in the world of enterprise IT. These include the emergence of the container infrastructure ecosystem, a continued move to hybrid cloud and the growth in software-defined infrastructure and storage. So, […]

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Facebook is now offering free audio tracks and sound effects for video makers.

Are you a content creator and always worried about uploading videos on Facebook or Instagram that contains copyrighted music? Well, you will have to worry less now. Facebook has announced that it is now offering a selection of free music and sound effect to content creators. Known as Facebook Sound Collections, the feature gives you […]

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Infinix Mobile partners with ANGA IMAX to give Infinix user free movie tickets.

Infinix Mobile has entered into a two-year partnership with ANGA IMAX that will see Infinix smartphone users get free movie tickets.    What this means is users get to enjoy movies with their friends at ANGA IMAX 20th century by just buying one ticket, while the extra ticket will be given to you for free. […]

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TransUnion Kenya’s Mobile Score Card to Clean up Mobile Loan Industry

As the mobile lending industry in Kenya continues to flourish, TransUnion recently introduced the TransUnion Mobile Score Card, which provides lenders with a customizable, reliable risk view of their mobile loans. With the Score Card, TransUnion Kenya is helping more Kenyans to become active in the economy and its related financial services industries – pushing […]

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WorldRemit raises $40m, seeks to target 5 million customers in Africa

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth. The series C round of funding was led by LeapFrog Investments a dedicated equity investor in emerging markets, supporting fast-growth firms that deliver social impact alongside commercial returns. The company says it’s aiming to serve 10 million customers connected […]

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Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year. Voice Adaptation, anyone home? Voice is no doubt an ongoing craze across various industries; think of Siri, Alexa, Cortana and the rest. The little complications of accents, privacy and […]

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Female Journalists in Kenya to be trained on online safety

With more users now spending time online, the ways they can get compromised on the internet have gotten more numerous and sophisticated. From phishing to identity theft more people, especially women face a potentially huge cybersecurity problem. Now, more than ever, it is important for online users to follow the best practices to give themselves […]

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The OPPO F5 Youth is here, pre-order one from Jumia for Kshs. 26,990.

OPPO has announced the launch of the OPPO F5 Youth in Kenya. The device is the sister version of the recently launched OPPO F5 and is currently available for pre-order exclusively on Jumia for Kshs. 26,990. Remember, during the OPPO F5 launch, OPPO announced that the OPPO F5 Youth will be available in the country […]

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Container and Cargo Tracking Systems, the new norm for transport companies.

Container and cargo Tracking Systems are the new norms for companies that transport goods across the region. In order for these companies to keep track of their valuables or products, a number of technologies have been devised to allow the precise tracking of even small containers. These technologies allow companies to transport and receive goods […]

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Tecno Phantom 8 first impression, pricing and availability in Kenya

The Tecno Phantom 8 was launched in October in Dubai, the second global launch Tecno Mobile was doing as it seeks to capture the MEA market. Most of us had expected the company launch the Phantom 6, putting in mind the Phantom 5 was the last device in Phantom series to be launched. But oops, […]

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HMD Global launches its cheapest device in Kenya, The Nokia 2 for Kshs.11,000

HMD Global has announced that The Nokia 2, its cheapest Android device is now available for purchase in Kenya. The low-cost device was first launched globally on November 1st  and according to HMD Global, it promises two-days of battery life on a single charge. “We have created a smartphone people can rely on without subconsciously […]

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Win a fully paid trip to Shanghai by taking part in the Infinix ZERO 5 #StayTrue Shooting awards

It has been more than two weeks since Infinix Mobility unveiled the Infinix ZERO 5 smartphone. The Device was launched in Dubai, and this was the first international launch the company was doing. The all-new Infinix ZERO 5, which is the successor of the ZERO 4 sports dual rear camera with support for optical zoom […]

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A look at HMD Global achievements one year since since its inception

HMD Global is celebrating its first birthday. Basically it’s been 12 months since the startup which is responsible for bringing back the Nokia name to the smartphone world was born. Within this one year of its inception, HMD global has been able to bring the Nokia brand back to top ranking in the market by […]

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