Five things you didn’t know you could do with Google Search

Since the launch of Search 20 years ago, Google has built in several useful features and tools to help make everyday life easier. Whether you are looking for information related to your career, education or health, Search provides quick access to tools and reliable resources to help you make informed decisions. Here are some other […]

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Sports betting, Kobi Kihara and Riparian Land among the most Google searched items in August

Google has released top trending searches for the month of  2018. Sports betting platforms such as Sportpesa, betpawa, betika, betin and others dominated the list of search items by Kenyans once again showing how betting is becoming a national past time. Football has now been relegated to the second position in the most searched items […]

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Google Search now gives Swahili users more detailed results of things they care about

Google Search has now made it possible for Swahili users to get more intelligent and contextualized results of people, things, and entities that Google already knows about. Swahili is one of the most spoken African languages and Google has now made it much easier for the over 100 million Swahili speakers to search for things […]

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Croatia President and Lunar eclipse among top trending Google searches in July

Google has released top trending Google search trends for the month of July 2018 in Kenya. The World Cup dominated the first half of July, with the most searched matches during this period being: France vs Belgium, Russia vs Croatia, Brazil vs Belgium, England vs Croatia and the Final match in which France beat Croatia […]

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World Cup 2018, Kanze Dena Among List of Trending Kenyan Google Searches in June

In the month of June, Kenyans principally searched for information on the FIFA World Cup 2018, according to the top trending searches released by Google today. Top on the list was a search for the upcoming fixtures for the World Cup, which started on June 14 2018. Kenyans went online to find information on the […]

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Here are the top Google Search Trends by Kenyans in the month of May

Google has today released top trending searches for the month of May 2018. Top on the list was the wedding of Prince Harry and American Actress Meghan Markle on May 19th 2018. Kenyans went online to find information on theroyal wedding, including facts about the bride’s family and background. The wedding was broadcast live on […]

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Google and Twitter team up to bring real-time tweets to google search

Google has teamed up with twitter to bring real-time tweets to Google Search.  The two companies had a similar deal previously, but it ended in 2011 after Google came up its own social network Google plus. Starting today however, Google says it is bringing tweets to Google Search on mobile devices. So now when you’re searching on […]

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Year in Search: What Kenyans Searched for on Google in 2018

Google yesterday released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football was once again seen in the fact that ‘World Cup 2018’ took the top spot in the trending […]

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Google wants to let you post directly to search results – Starting with U.S Presidential Candidates

It looks like Google wants to go the Twitter way. The internet giant is testing a new Twitter-like feed that will let user post their thoughts directly into the search results. As an experiment, Google is first testing the new format with U.S Presidential candidates in ‘’real time’’ and will allow the candidates to post […]

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Twitter teams up with Google to make tweet updates more searchable online

Twitter has teamed up with Google to make tweet updates more searchable online. This means tweets will now start being visible in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted starting in the first half of this year. The deal giving the Web company access to Twitter’s firehose, the stream of data generated by the […]

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LIST 0F KENYA’S TOP SEARCHES ON GOOGLE IN 2014

Top 10 Searches OLX EPL (English Premier League) HELB (Higher Education Loans Board) KRA (Kenya Revenue Authority) GHRIS (Government Human Resource Information System) Google Maps Kenya Airways Google Translate Bible Kenyatta University Trending Searches World Cup 2014 KUCCPS (Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service) Vera Sidika Otieno Kajwang’ Ebola Angel Di Maria Myles Munroe […]

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Kenya’s Top Searches on Google in 2014 Ebola, World Cup among Trending Searches

Google  on Tuesday released the annual Year in Search 2014, which highlights unique searches that grabbed attention of Kenyans throughout the year. Every year, Google reflects on the moments that made the world laugh, smile or kept people gripped to their screens through the annual Zeitgeist (Year in Search). Ebola, was top in the trending […]

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Google adds Hindi voice search to the Google Maps app for iOS in India

  Google has quietly added Hindi voice search to the Google Maps app for iOS in India. The release notes for the latest update don’t mention this new feature, but users can find it by tapping the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) on the top-left > Settings > Voice search. The language can be selected […]

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Google exploring a way to search bodies for cancer, heart disease

Google Inc is exploring a way to search inside people’s bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease. A Life Sciences team at the special projects Google X Lab are experimenting with having “nanoparticles” hunt for signs of medical trouble in bloodstreams and then essentially report findings to sensors people […]

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Google’s updates search engine to crack down on piracy websites

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi Google is rolling out a new version of Google Search engine to help combat piracy across its services. This new version updates many of the numbers from the 2013 version and lists a few other developments in the past year according the the companys’ Publicity Blog and will affect users across the globe. […]

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Google Will Now Remove Europeans From Search Results Upon Request

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Google’s search to revolutionise car industry with the launch of driverless car

GOOGLE are set to revolutionise the motor industry with the launch of a driverless car that has no steering wheel, gear stick or pedals.   The smart car uses lasers, sensors, cameras and mapping software to chauffeur you to your ­destination, avoiding crashes along the way. The first 100 models are due to be on […]

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100 billion searches a month, but a million miles to go, say Google founders

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Google will now tell you when a Searched for Item is Sold Nearby

Do you shop online by searching for items using google? Ever thought of searching for that item and google automatically tells you if the item is sold nearby? Well googe has something for you. The company has updated its Search app again with a new location-based shopping feature that sets a reminder in form of […]

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List of African Startups taking part in the third Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme

Google has announced the 12 African startups that will take part in its third class of its Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme. This class which starts on 1 April 2019, involves startups from six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Of these 12 startups, 6 have female co-founders and 9 are […]

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Google 20 years on!

Google just marked its second decade! Twenty years ago, Google started with an ambitious goal to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. At the heart, the giant search engine wanted to build technology that would help as many people as possible across the world access information. The company that was […]

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Google’s Art Selfie feature goes live in Kenya

Google’s Art Selfie feature has gone live in Kenya and other countries across the globe. The new tool that connects art lovers with thousands of art pieces that resemble their face from art galleries across the world went live yesterday. Experiments for the tool started in the US in January before it was rolled out […]

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Google is working on yet another podcast app

It’s barely two months since Google launched Podcast, its dedicated Android app for podcasts. Emmanuel Chenze wrote some really interesting things about it on Android Kenya a while back. And now it looks like we might just be seeing yet another podcast app coming from the company. According to a report published on The Verge, […]

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LG C8 OLED : LG’s latest OLED TV with Google Assistant

LG C8 OLED: In a previous article we wrote about how many TV manufacturers are now pushing OLED TVs as the largest and greatest flat-screen TV in 2018. One of the companies at the forefront in adopting this technology is South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics. Early this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) […]

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The Android Advanced User Guide to Google Docs and Sheets

Microsoft Word and Excel were kind of a big deal in the business community when they first came out, and are still the standard. But it’s also probably fair to say that Google Docs and Sheets are also a big deal, because they maximize the benefits of online collaboration (although Microsoft came back with Excel […]

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The Next Einstein Forum launches search for 54 African science and technology champions

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF)  has launched the search for fifty-four science and technology Ambassadors, one champion from each African country. The selected NEF Ambassadors will join the NEF Fellows Class as part of the NEF’s Community of Scientists. NEF Ambassadors attend the NEF’s signature event, the NEF Global Gathering, the second edition of which will […]

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Kaspersky Lab research: Boys are Gamers and Madcaps, while Girls are Mobile Chatterers.

The results of the Growing Up Online – Connected Kids survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids&youth show that boys and girls aged 8-16 behave very differently on the Internet, meaning different approaches are required to keep them safe. This is useful information for parents who want to protect their children against online threats. Girls […]

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Google launches a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code

Google want to get code into more children’s hands. The tech giant has launched a new hardware platform aimed at teaching young kids how to code. Known as Project Bloks, the platform will allow developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help kids learn the principle of code. Google says the […]

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Google’s Android N Is On The Way

After Version 6, a new version is coming. Had a sneak peak on Google’s Android Developers blog. For clarification I quoted the whole blog for you guys. Note, this isn’t my content!; First Preview of Android N: Developer APIs & Tools ”Today we’re happy to announce a Developer Preview of the N release of Android! […]

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Orange, Google in MEA mobile internet partnership

Orange today announces a new partnership with Google to bring the best of mobile internet across its full African and Middle Eastern (Orange MEA) footprint. By combining the strength of Orange’s mobile network and mobile expertise with Google’s mobile applications, the move offers customers the best of both partners in terms of access and content […]

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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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Google celebrates the discovery of water on Mars with a Doodle

Following new findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that provided the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars, Google has honoured the exciting discovery with a Doodle. “Today’s news stirred us like a long, cool drink in the blistering heat. Science has gestured at the presence of water on Mars […]

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Google’s new project to provide high-speed public Wi-Fi in 400 train stations across India

Google has announced a new project to provide high-speed public Wi-Fi in 400 train stations across India. This is in line with his Digital India initiative. Working with Indian Railways, which operates one of the world’s largest railway networks, and RailTel, which provides Internet services as RailWire via its extensive fiber network along many of […]

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Google to aid Kenyans plan public transport trips through Google Transit

Google has partnered with Digital Matatus – a Kenya-based startup – to launch Google Transit. Google Transit is a feature on Google Maps which helps people plan public transport trips quickly and easily in an effort to provide Kenyans, out-of-town visitors and tourists get instant access to useful information on buses and matatus within their […]

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Just who is Sundar Pichai, new Google CEO?

Sundar Pichai has been named the CEO of Google as it becomes a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet. It’s yet another step up for the 43-year-old executive who has been on a meteoric rise through Google’s corporate structure. Last October, Pichai was named Google’s head of product, which put him in charge of […]

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Google opens News Lab to teach journalists

Google has launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen internet age reporting skills. The News Lab mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to apply technology innovations to reporting news, lab director Steve Grove said, in a blog post. ‘From Maps to YouTube to Fusion Tables to Earth to Search, we […]

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Google will now count calories from your food pictures

Research scientist from one of Google’s experimental labs has spilled some beans about an intriguing artificial intelligence project. This new AI calculates the calories in a particular picture just by capturing and analyzing the picture of food. Social media websites like Instagram and Facebook has made a phenomenon called ‘Food Porn’ popular. People are excited […]

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Google launches cloud messaging service for iOS devices

Google has launched its cloud messaging service for iOS devices that will allow applications to communicate using push notifications. Earlier, the service was available for Android devices only but the new update will allow developers to expand the reach of their applications to iOS devices too. The feature allows users to decide the important ‘topics’ […]

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Google’s new Handwriting app can read your chicken scratch and turn it into text

If the popularity of styli like Microsoft’s pen accessory for Surface devices is any indication, there’s still a place for handwriting in a touchscreen-keyboard world. Apps that demand any degree of real precision require a stylus, which is probably why Google’s subtly encouraging them with the release of a new app for Android. Aptly titled Google Handwriting Input, it’s a keyboard […]

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Google to discontinue Bebapay Kenya website on Wednesday

Google has announced that it will discontinue the Bebapay Kenya – www.bebapay.co.ke – website from Wednesday April 1 , two weeks after the firm and Equity Bank announced that the BebaPay prepaid cards will no longer be valid. The development means that the global online search giant will stop maintaining and updating the website, and […]

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Uber to make driverless cars in ‘robot taxi war’ vs. Google

In just the next few months, in fact, the taxi industry could be a messy battlefield between the hugely popular Uber and—surprised?—Google. Uber, a taxi-on-demand service, has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University for a robotics research facility in Pittsburgh to build driverless cars. “Uber and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are announcing today a strategic partnership […]

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Google Doodle celebrates Kenya’s Guinness World Record holder

  Google today has paid tribute to Stephen Kimani Maruge 11th anniversary of his first day in school. Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest pupil to start primary school after the then NARC government introduced free primary education. He enrolled in the first grade on January […]

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Google to start publishing song lyrics online

Google is getting into publishing song lyrics online. The world’s most popular search engine has apparently hired staff to transcribe and catalogue lyrics, in order to provide this information to users searching for the words to their favourite songs. According to reports, Google has begun including lyrics in the results pages for certain search terms […]

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Google wants cars to run on Android without smartphone

A version of Google’s Android-based operating system for cars which runs without the need for a smartphone could be released next year. Google is working on a version of its in-car operating system which will require no smartphone to operate and launch in a year’s time, according to reports. The company has long suggested that […]

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Google rolls out a new standalone messenger app

Google has rolled out a new Messenger app that has been created to basically send and receive both SMS and MMS messages, Android Police has reported. Dubbed Google Messenger, the app will also let users share pictures and videos. ”This new app is the stock SMS/MMS handler in Android 5.0, but also can be downloaded to other devices […]

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Google releases new Bookmark Manager extension for its Chrome browser

Google has apparently released a new extension of Google Chrome browser. Called Google Bookmark Manager the extension would provide a way for users to keep a record of important websites and pages they would want to revisit, the verger has reported. With Google Bookmark Manager, your existing collection of links will be automatically grouped into to […]

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Google Testing Doctor Patient Video Chats feature

  Google is testing a new search feature that could hook you up with a virtual doctor appointment when you search for symptoms, one Reddit user discovered on Friday. Tech blog Engadget has independently confirmed that Google is testing this new feature as well. The idea behind the search tool is pretty simple. When you […]

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2014 Celebrated by a Google Doodle

An annual celestial event is the latest topic of Monday’s Google doodle. The ongoing Perseid meteor shower has inspired a doodle that shows viewers shooting stars across an ever-changing sky ranging from a blue sky, to a pinkish sky and to a dark sky. Unlike some doodles made before, this one has a short video […]

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You Can Now Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Docs

Did you know that  Google Docs users can now edit Microsoft Office files through the cloud-based platform, a move that eliminates the limitations of making Docs a full-time home office option, tech site Mashable reported. On Wednesday during its I/O Developers Conference giant Search engine company announced that users can now open Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and […]

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Google Now to Alert Public Transport Users About Their Next Stop

Google has added a new feature to Google Now on itsSearch app for Android which alerts user when to get off public transport at the stop nearest to their saved destination.   The new feature of Google Now on the Search app is currently rolling out to the Netherlands, and is only expected to make its way […]

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Google could be launching its Android TV in June

Google could be launching its Android TV in June if the report by GigaOm  is anything to go by. A report by GigaOm says that he search giant  will unveil the Android TV platform at the I/O 2014 developer conference, scheduled for June 25 and 26. The website, Citing multiple sources familiar with Google’s plans, says […]

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Google Doodle for South Africans

Google has today developed a doodle for South Africa as they hold their fifth general elections since their independence in 1994. A ballot box in the colors of the SA flag forms the centre of the doodle with the individual letters of the internet search engine’s name picking up colours of the flag. Clicking on […]

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Google Plus chief Vivek ‘Vic’ Gundotra quits Google

Google’s top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vivek ‘Vic’ Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus. Gundotra had been in charge of Google Plus as the Mountain View, California, company’s senior vice president of social. […]

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Google Announces Android SDK For Wearable Technology

Google has announced that it is releasing a software development kit (SDK) to allow developers to create apps running its Android operating system for wearable technology devices. Speaking at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, the company’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps,Sundar Pichai, said that an SDK will be available in a fortnight.. “In […]

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With the best guest post services, get the best outreach

Guest blogs are mainly used as a tool for increasing reader traffic on online platforms like websites by the blog owners. Typically, guest blogs are content that are written by people called bloggers who are not the owners of the blog. The best guest post servicealso provide the best outreach services that are offered by […]

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5 Security Tips To Protect Your Website From Hackers

Most websites right now are using online marketing, and many people claim hackers can’t affect their site. That’s when you lower your guard, and your site crumbles before you. Hacking is quite a problem with blog owners and personal websites, but a huge problem for marketing sites. Many people believe that if they know how […]

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The Nokia 8110 4G is now available in Kenya for Ksh.8,000

The  4G version of the legendary Nokia 8110 was among the devices HMD Global unveiled to the word during the 2018 Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona back in February. And now the device has landed in Kenya. HMD Global has announced that the device will is now available in the country and will cost […]

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HMD Global unveils the legendary Nokia 8110 and four other Android devices.

Lots of interesting things are coming out of the 2018 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona and HMD Global has not been left behind. The Finnish brand has added four new additions to its portfolio of Android smartphones by launching the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1 at The company […]

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The technology tale of the Shanzhen town

Over three decades ago Shanzhen was a small town in the Southern part of China where its residents were mainly fishermen and farmers. The city was originally a hilly area, with fertile agrarian land. However, after becoming a special economic zone in 1979, Shenzhen underwent tremendous change in landscape. Most of these smaller hills have […]

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Hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy tab S:

Follow @TechTrendsKE, @NicKanali  Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd on Thursday announced the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet to date. Equipped with a new AMOLED display and a svelte design, the Galaxy S Tab, which comes in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch versions, is Samsung’s latest answer to the iPad. According to Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S […]

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Youtube’s Music Streaming Service, YouTube Premium launches in South Africa

In May 2018, Google announced that it was launching a new music streaming service known as YouTube Premium. The company said the reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player will feature thousands of playlists, the official versions of millions of songs, albums, artist radio and more, in addition to all the music videos people […]

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Skype for web gets new features including HD video calling and call recording

Skype has added some new features to its web app including HD video calling and the ability to record calls. Microsft rolled out these new Skype features on Thursday and users can access them from any desktop (Windows 10 and Mac OSX10.12 or higher) with the latest versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The […]

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Mobile content consumption in Kenya on the rise, Nendo report

Data consumption in Kenya is expected to hit the 1 billion gigabyte mark by 2022 with more Kenyans now consuming mobile content. This is according to Nendo’s State of Mobile Data 2019 report released recently. The report notes that in 2018 Kenyans consumed 269 million Gigabytes of data with mobile subscriptions accounting for the majority […]

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Meet LG TONE Platinum SE and LG TONE Ultra SE, LG’s fitness fanatics audio wearables

Are you a fitness fanatic seeking the next generation of audio wearable to keep you company during your sweating hours? Well, LG has the perfect tech gifts for you! LG has introduced the LG TONE Platinum SE (model HBS-1120) with a dedicated Google Assistant button and LG TONE Ultra SE (model HBS-835S) featuring an external […]

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Enlightening Details About the 2019 Trends For Web Design

Web design is growing rapidly as time progresses and as technology improves. In a period of a few months, there are a lot of changes that usually happen in web design and this is the main reason why it is important to always stay updated. While designing a website it is paramount to consider the […]

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Local SEO 101: A 6-Point Guide To Rank Your Business

Local SEO is a search engine optimization tactic that businesses use to focus their SEO strategies on local searches. Instead of competing with other businesses all over the world, they focus on one location so they can have a better chance to rank high in search engine results pages or SERPs. Therefore, it can give […]

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Globalization in the era of LG

It is not news that smart devices have tremendously increased over the past years bringing with it globalisation. Analysts’ project that by 2020 there will be an ecosystem of over 25 billion connected devices worldwide. This means that much more data will be needed to boost the effectiveness of smart devices. Secondly, industries will need […]

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SIM swap fraud is now global threat, says Myriad Connect

SIM swap fraud has plagued mobile users across Africa for years, with Myriad Connect’s recent survey in Kenya revealing that over 90% of Kenyan banking leaders see it as an issue for their organisations. The survey also shows that over 25% of respondents had been victims of SIM swap fraud. While in South Africa, the […]

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Kenya wins Bid to host the International Open Data Conference in 2020

Kenya has won the bid to host the 6th edition of the International Open Data Conference (IODC) in 2020. This will be the first time the conference is held in Africa. The Announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 5th IODC 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 27 – 28, 2018 […]

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IT Leadership: These five technologies are transforming the travel experience

The whole notion of what today’s hyperconnected travellers want, and what they value, has changed. While cost, choice and convenience are still significant, booking decisions are now based on the experience. Right from the moment that a traveller thinks about a trip, to planning it, booking it and living it, we in the travel industry […]

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IT Leadership: IT security – oxygen or onion?

By: Mark Walker, associate vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa at International Data Corporation (IDC) Search for security on Google. The engine will autofill with – security is like oxygen and security is like an onion. Both are true. Security is the oxygen that keeps the business alive. Without it there is the risk of breach, […]

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Infinix Note 5 Review: Best Infinix Device in The Note Series?

Infinix Note 5 Review: The Infinix Note 5 was launched in the country close to a month ago. The device has been rated the best Infinix phone compared to its predecessor the Note 4 which was launched last year. The Infinix Note 5 packs some amazing features like the Android One and Full HD+ infinity […]

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LG W8 OLED TV: Everything you need to know including specs and features

The LG W8 OLED is one of the TVs LG  Electronics unveiled at CES 2018 early this year. In our last article, we talked about the LG C8 OLED and we will be publishing a series of other articles highlighting all the OLED TV models the South Korean electronics giant unveiled at CES. During a […]

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LG ThinQ : Everything you need to know about LG’s AI platform

In a previous article we did on LG’s OLED TVs, we mentioned how the TVs boast of advanced AI capabilities thanks to the company’s ThinQ platform. ThinQ is LG’s own artificial intelligence technology to be employed in smart, connected home appliances. With the embedded AI, viewers or consumers can interact directly to the remote control by […]

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Why Startups Cannot Ignore Digital Marketing

The universe is now digitalized and its benefits can’t be ignored. Digital advertising is an inventive technique and it is very crucial for both the new entrepreneurs and the well-developed ones. Digital advertising will make a startup succeed within a very short time because it is a powerful method of gaining publicity and more customers. […]

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Five essential steps to close the cloud skills gap in Kenya

By Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle The ability to find and retain cloud-savvy, IT staff continues to be considered as one of the key barriers to cloud adoption according to Oracle’s latest ‘You & IaaS’ survey. As Infrastructure-as-a-Service adoption grows and the technology matures, the […]

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Strathmore’s Dr. George Njenga’s Take on Data Management at Africa Insurance Summit 2018

On the 25th of June 2018, IIB (Insurance Information Bureau) in conjunction with Strathmore business school hosted the Africa Insurance Summit at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Insurance leaders from Africa convened for a two-day conference to discuss how the African Insurance Market can leverage disruptive technologies to create growth opportunities and shape the […]

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Everything you need to know about LG OLED TVs

It’s 2018 and many of the big TV manufacturers are now pushing OLED TVs as the largest and greatest flat-screen tv. OLED TV is basically a type of LCD television that uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) to backlight the display instead of the cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFLs) used in Standard LCS tvs. One of […]

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Android One powered Infinix NOTE 5 officially unveiled

Infinix Mobile has finally unveiled the much hyped Infinix Note 5. The device was unveiled yesterday at  a Global event held in Dubai. The Android One Infinix Note 5 is equipped with an Infinity 6.0’’ FHD screen and a 18:9 screen ratio. It also features a perfect 16MP low-light front camera, which allows selfie lovers to […]

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Sophos adds AI to its advanced email security

Global leader in network and endpoint security Sophos has today announced Sophos Email Advanced, the first email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection (ATP), anti-phishing email authentication, and outbound scanning and policy support. SophosLabs research discovered that 75 percent of malware in an organization is unique to that organization which indicates […]

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7 upcoming data analytics startups to watch out for in 2018.

Over the past few years, companies and organizations around the world have started to rely heavily on data to drive innovation and growth. Recognizing the potential of data to enhance business decisions, productivity, and overall efficiency, businesses are now leveraging data to accomplish goals that seemed impossible before. Smart appliances powered by IoT, intelligent personal […]

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The 2018 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

When: June 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi

The Royal Academy of Engineering cordially invites you to attend and cover the 2018 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation awards event and announcement on Wednesday 13th June, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel at 5:00pm. The Africa Prize for[…]

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The war on cybercrime – why all Kenyan organisations need to play their part

By Brian Pinnock, Mimecast Africa and the Middle East Cyberattacks in Kenya are on the rise. There’s barely a day that goes by where you don’t hear about a major data breach or an organisation that has unsuspectingly fallen victim to ransomware, spear-phishing or impersonation fraud. The government has seen the urgency and on 16 […]

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Editorial: Introducing Generation Z

By Ben Roberts, CTO, Liquid Telecom, A new generation is emerging across Africa who have never known life without the internet or social media. How will their consumer behaviour and spending patterns shape businesses in the future? And as more Gen Zs enter the workforce, how will their new ideas and approaches alter the workplace? Most […]

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#MWC2018: Confirmed, the LG V30 will feature AI capabilities

LG has confirmed that that its 2018 version of the LG V30 will feature AI capabilities. The company says it will introduce this first of a suite of AI technologies for at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. LG says it spent more than a year researching how AI should be implemented in smartphones, […]

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E-Commerce penetration in Kenya ramping up travel

Online buying and selling of goods and services, online transactions, high mobile penetration, fast connectivity, a digital savvy population and an increased consumer spending power are among factors increasingly fueling the penetration and growth of e-commerce in Kenya. One of the sectors consequently effected by this disruption is the travel industry, in part because of […]

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Porn on the move: In 2017, over 25% of users hit by mobile malware faced porn-themed attacks

In 2017, 25.4% of mobile users who encountered malware – over 1.2 million people – were attacked by malicious programs that used adult content to lure them into installing malware on their devices. This is according to new findings by Kaspersky Lab in its ‘Cyberthreats facing users of adult websites and apps’ overview. Sex sells, […]

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LG is already gearing up to disrupt Artificial Intelligence technology space

The just concluded CES 2018 saw many innovators try to outdo each other on just how “intelligent” their products are, with self-driving cars and robots dominating many display booths. Yet one of the most memorable moment for many tech enthusiasts at CES 2018 was when LG’s robot CLOi decided to develop an attitude and ignore […]

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Investment in tracking technologies should be a key focus for business

In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace. When you consider that tablets sales are now about to overtake the combined sales of desktops and laptops, it becomes apparent. The logistics and retail industry, which includes fleet management, vehicle and asset tracking and much more has not been left out either in […]

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Opinion: Cloud computing evolves, becomes enterprise cloud-as-a-service

Over the past two decades or so, the concept of cloud computing has evolved dramatically, as new data centre and networking technologies came to the fore, and new types of ‘cloud’ emerged. While the cloud’s roots may be traced back to computing from decades past, the tipping point is often considered to be the introduction […]

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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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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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5 major facts that could drastically increase your conversion rate

Conversion rate optimization is a systematic process of increasing the percentage of your website’s visitors into customers or potential clients by making changes to your overall website for the visitors to take the desired action on a certain page within the website. Have a look at these 5 extremely effective hacks from Website Builder for drastically […]

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New Report Projects Lead Growth in Kenya and South Africa Luxury Travel

A new report released in collaboration with the ongoing WTM London (World Travel Market) exhibition has named Kenya and South Africa as the projected continent’s leaders in luxury hotel growth. The report titled, “Top 100 Cities Destination Ranking 2017” is the twelfth annual edition of industry report released by global market research firm, Euromonitor. The […]

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“No Platform Immune from Ransomware”, SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report reveals

Sophos today announced its SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report. The report recaps ransomware and other cybersecurity trends based on data collected from Sophos customer computers worldwide during April 1 to Oct. 3, 2017. One key finding shows that while ransomware predominately attacked Windows systems in the last six months, Android, Linux and MacOS platforms were […]

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10 Things You Did Not Know About Jumia House

Launched in 2013, Jumia House is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently in 21 countries in Africa. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords, and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. It could be a commercial property for your […]

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The Mobile Revolution And The Struggle For Identity In The Digital Age

By Eugene Muhando (@e_muhando), Nairobi. Life is a mystery, so we are told. Just take an adventure and realize the beauty of discovering something new. I am always fascinated by adventures to the Great Rift Valley and being born in North Rift made me interact with admirable places early in life. Recently, I was on […]

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My Honest Predictions on the State of Website Development in 2027

Let’s imagine it’s 2027. Former president of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi, has just celebrated his 102nd Birthday. What kind of websites do you predict we will be building? What kind of interfaces are our web visitors interacting with? Will Google require a website to be VR-enabled?  What about mobile? Is there still mobile web? Here […]

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Unlocking Africa’s Potential Through Tourism: The Role of Online Travel

The services sector, in particular tourism, is one of the major contributors to Africa’s economy through such functions as providing foreign exchange and employment. It is therefore crucial that governments and the private sector are increasingly working together to grow the sector, that accounts for approximately 7.8% of the African GDP. “We believe that business […]

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Do you want to sell property online?

As people move toward a more digital existence, real estate agents must adapt and be visible where buyers and sellers spend their time online providing leads with the information they need to select you as their guide throughout the home buying and selling process. Yvonne Malebe, head of accounts at Jumia House gives some pointers on this […]

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