Podcast: 24Bit Season 2 – Episode 2 – Ksh.100,000 Smartphones

Smartphone prices starting at Ksh. 100,000 are getting more common but that is really necessary? This is the discussion we had in our latest episode of 24Bit. Watch it below. Watch, share and subscribe. Missed our last episode? You can watch it here.  24Bit is an ongoing conversation on technology by several Kenyan tech bloggers. Join us every week […]

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24Bit Episode 10: A discussion on the recent Twitter Purge.

24Bit Episode 10: One of the hashtags that was trending last week on Twitter locally was #TwitterCleanUpKE. If you missed it, too bad. But this conversation started as a result of Twitter deciding to crack down on fake and automated accounts. Twitter decided to remove suspicious accounts from users’ followers and this gave a ‘’meaningful […]

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24Bit Episode 9: A discussion On Data Bundles

The debate on mobile data is something we can never exhaust. Everyday mobile operators in the country and always competing with one another, trying to come up with packages for consumers within their networks. In our latest episode of 24Bit, we discuss the available options in the market. Who offers the best data bundle package? […]

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24Bit Episode 7: A discussion on taxi hailing Apps in Kenya

Taxi-hailing apps have been flooding the Kenyan market in recent days. Ever since the advent of Uber, major cities and towns in the country have witnessed increased activity and innovations in the taxi space. There has been the entry of global taxi hailing players like Dubai-based Mondo Ride, Taxi among many others. In this episode […]

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24Bit Episode 6: Are online reviews relevant for businesses?

Online reviews have been termed as key drivers in customer purchase decision. Traders across different spheres of the global economy confess to a love-hate relationship with online reviews, but according to Invesp, a marketing retail, and analytics firm, 90% of consumers read online reviews before placing an order or making a purchase In our latest episode, […]

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The State of eCommerce in Kenya – 24Bit, Episode 5

Watch and Listen to our latest podcast as we discuss the state of eCommerce in Kenya. You can also listen to it on SoundCloud here.

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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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Infographic : Relation between games and education

Contrary to the common perception that games are a waste of time, this infographic explains that games can be very helpful in the educational system. There are different reasons why games are useful for the creativity of the children and for the improvement of the learning process in general. The paramount reason behind the argument […]

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Tecno Phonepad 7 II review and specifications

Well, Tecno Mobile thinks more Kenyans need to use affordable smartphones. Recently we have seen the company unveil a range of these new devices, first came the Tecno Boom J8, its music smartphone, followed by Tecno Camon C9 that was released just the other day and this is basically a camera phone. The company is […]

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TECNO Droipad 8II Unboxing, first impression and release dates

So we have told you all the details you need to know about the TECNO DroiPad 8II, a product TECNO Mobile has been planning to launch on since last year. Well, the device is finally here and according to TECNO mobile, they want to meet the needs of most users who currently rely more and […]

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E-Waste: Firms join hands in #CollectEwasteKE Campaign, here’s how to participate

E-Waste management continues to be a major problem facing most African countries including Kenya. In fact, the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) estimates that in the next five years, Kenya will be struggling with thousands of tonnes of e-waste, which could be in form of dead cell phones, broken computers and printers among other things. […]

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Google Says No To Fake or Luring Download Buttons

When browsing on the net you can find something interesting. This may be a video, song or document that you need to be in your computer’s hardware. It is with the help of a download button that you will get the file from the net. As time progresses many malicious and deceptive download buttons seem […]

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Have You subscribed to TechTrendsKE ‘s New YouTube Channel?

We have a New YouTube channel up and running. Have you subscribed? This channel will be featuring weekly roundups of tech stories in Kenya and across the globe.  TechTrendsKE YouTube Channel will also include reviews of various products and services in the technology market. Don’t be left behind on what is trending, subscribe!! Watch our […]

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Video Interview: Yululate enables you vent about any business through reviews

Yululate is a website that enables you to howl, scream, shout, vent or simply Yululate, about any business through writing reviews and expressing opinions and gives you a platform for your Yululation to be heard across the world. Ululation in Africa is done to announce good news in communal ritual events and to express strong […]

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Western Digital keeps it traditional with new, giant mechanical drives

Proving that there is still life in the old dog yet, Western Digital has released a new line of storage devices that use traditional spinning platter discs. Their capacity is not retro, however, as these new Black and Red Pro hard drives come equipped with a fair chunk of space on board — both now […]

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VIDEO: The China Trade Week 2015 Highlights

The China Trade Week has entered its second day today , the event which started on July 1st  and ends on 3rd 2015  is being hosted at the KICC in Nairobi. The video below showcases some of the exhibitors present at the event. It is the first time a China focused trade event is being held in […]

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Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize

Orange has launched the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent. The prize will recognize three projects with grants of 10,000, 15,000 and 25,000 euros, along with six months of support from Orange experts. The first prize will also […]

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Instagram introduces emoji search

Instagram will now let you use emoji in your hashtags, creating a whole new way to find the pictures most relevant to you. Hashtags can now include single or multiple emoji, or a combination of emoji and text. “Over the past few years, emoji have become part of a universal visual language, and nearly half […]

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SAP and Endeavor study says Young Kenyans need 3.9 million more jobs

Kenya needs to create more than 3.9 million jobs for young people by 2020, this is according to a study released today by SAP SE and global nonprofit organization, Endeavor. The report found out that over 1.5 million people are currently unemployed in Kenya, and over a third of them are young people between the […]

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Easy Taxi Launches a cashless payment option for its customers

Easy Taxi ,Kenya’s fastest growing taxi hailing mobile phone application will today launch, Easy Taxi Pay (ET Pay) an in-app cashless payment option for its customers. With Easy Taxi Pay, customers can add their credit/debit card details and pay for a ride by simply tapping their smart phone screen. The application also provides a detailed […]

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Samsung holds smartphone lead in India, Apple trails

Samsung Electronics led the Indian smartphone market with a 22 percent share last quarter, while global rival Apple didn’t even make the top five in this price-sensitive market. The South Korean company is, however, facing strong competition at the low end from Indian players like Micromax, which had an 18 percent share of the market […]

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CAK: Reports of Digital Migration date extended misleading

If you are a keen follower of the Digital Migration Debate in Kenya you might have come across some reports that  the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had allowed some African countries to extend their digital migration deadlines beyond the 17th June 2015. Well, the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) has reacted harshly to these reports […]

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The #Belfie Stick Lets You Easily Take Pictures of Your Butt

  Forget about the Selfie, not we have  belfie (that’s a selfie of your butt)  and a photo-based social networking site ON.com has now introduced the Belfie Stick, a contraption designed to make it easier for butt-pic fans to take pics of their butt. According to an article published on Yahoo,  ”The Belfie Stick, which unlike regular selfie sticks […]

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Twitter suffers temporary outage, back now

By Nixon Kanali Something is technically wrong,thanks for noticing-we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.” that is the message you might have seen when you tried logging into your twitter account this morning. The micro-blogging site faced a temporary outage the most affected people were  Android users. Users who tried to […]

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Rumor: Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S6 in January

Still saving for the Samsung Galaxy S5? Well, here is some interesting news. The Galaxy S5 could just be old news soon. According to a report published by South Korean publication Chosun Biz, Samsung is rumoured to be working to the Galaxy S6 and could unveil it between January 6 and 9 next year at the Consumer […]

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Philips unveils Ingenia, the first-ever digital broadband MRI system at Karen Hospital

Philips East Africa in partnership with the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Karen Hospital  have unveiled the first ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) solution in the country, the Philips Ingenia 3.0T MRI. Unveiled at the Karen hospital, Philip says the move was driven by its commitment to developing innovative patient care solutions. The Ingenia MR delivers exceptional image […]

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Namibia becomes first African country to embrace E-Voting

Namibia becomes the first African country to adopt the e-voting technology. The counry will vote in Africa’s first electronic ballot coming Friday. The E-Voting Machines, or EVMs, were acquired  at a cost of 24 million Namibia dollars from an Indian company and according to the company, they are equipped with technology that is designed to eliminate flaws […]

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#CIO100EA: Players Discuss the Trends of Tech in East Africa

In the just concluded, 4th annual CIO100 Awards IT key players across the East Africa region came together to discuss the tech trends across the East Africa region. The event themed as Measuring Enterprise Innovation also saw the launch of the CIO100 East Africa Mega Trends Report’ compiled by PwC. The report highlighted the behaviors […]

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The Microsoft Branded-Lumia smartphone is now here, Microsoft Lumia 535

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi After putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products  and renaming it as “Microsoft Lumia, Microsoft, as it had earlier been tipped has today launched The Microsoft Lumia 535. Dubbeed “5x5x5” , the smartphone comes with a 5-inch screen and a 5-megapixel front- and rear-facing camera. It comes in two flavors: […]

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You can now easily unfollow Boring Friends on facebook

By Nixon Kanali, You got a boring Facebook friend who frequently posts boring posts? And you do not want to unfriend him or her. Well, Facebook has just come up with a solution for you that will be able to give you more control on what you see on your newsfeed from such friend. The […]

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Reports: Samsung Galaxy S6 to Feature 4K Screen

By Nixon Kanali Samsung could just be working on its next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S6. According to a report tipped by Mydrivers.com , the Galaxy S6 can be expected to be introduced during next years’ Mobile World Congress (MWC). Remember the Galaxy S5 was also launched  this year at the same event, meaning there could be some […]

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Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones to help fight Ebola in Africa

Samsung has joined the fight against Ebola and now the company has announced that it will be donating 3,000 smartphones (worth $1 million) to support the ongoing fight  in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, three of the worst-hit African countries. This announcement comes just a week after Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife Priscilla […]

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Microsoft drops the Nokia brand, renames it ‘Microsoft Lumia’

By Nixon Kanali, Its now official, Microsoft is now putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products  and is now renaming it as “Microsoft Lumia” six months after acquiring the Nokia mobile and service division.  According to The Verge, Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place of Nokia for the […]

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The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

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Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. According,  Tim Cook , Apples’ Chief Executive, the company could have sold even more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models if supplies had been available. Analysts had […]

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Microsoft to launch Windows 9 on September 30th

By Nixon Kanali,  September 30th is the day Microsoft will showcase an enterprise technology preview of its next version of Windows, the Windows 9. The company has already started sending out invites asking people to join them to see what was next for the enterprise and Windows. Many of these new Windows features have already leaked […]

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Google to make YouTube videos available offline In India

Google is planning to make YouTube videos available offline in India, allowing people to save on download charges for watching their favourite videos, the Business Standard has reported. With this service, users can download their favourite videos, save them and watch them later without downloading it again and in turn, save on recurring data download charges. “YouTube is […]

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Microsoft revamps MSN with mobile on mind

In line with its global mobile-first, cloud-first strategy, software giant Microsoft has revamped its MSN website and services to offer a comprehensive and seamless experience to users accessing content like news and sports updates across PCs and mobile handsets. The preview, which will be available starting today in India, features many premium content and personal […]

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Online Shopping; Twitter tests ‘Buy’ Button for Posts

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi  Twitter wants to make shopping from mobile devices convenient and easy, and hopefully even fun. It is going to do this. The social media site is rolling out  “Buy Button” a new service that will allow users to buy and sell products directly within individual tweets. ”Today we are beginning to test […]

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Gmail adopts accented and non-Latin characters for gmail

By Nixon Kanali,  In a move that the company says is aimed at making emails global, Google has announced that Gmail, and shortly Calendar, will begin recognizing email addresses containing accented or non-Latin characters. In 2012, an organization called the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) created a new email standard that supports addresses with non-Latin […]

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