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Safari Plans to Bring Password-less Logins via Face ID and Touch ID

Apple’s default Safari browser on iPhones will support a more secure way of login soon. Safari 14 is set to be released later this...
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Latest Feature in Windows 10 Update Helps Fix Chrome’s Appetite for Memory

Google’s Chrome browser has long been known for its notorious appetite for RAM. Chrome’s memory hogging behaviour has made it one of the gold...
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Russia Lifts Ban on Private Messaging App Telegram

Finally, Russia is lifting its ban on Telegram, the popular private messaging app developed by Russian-born developer, Parel Durov. The announcement came from the Russian...
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Apple’s App Store ecosystem facilitated over half a trillion dollars in commerce in 2019

Apple’s app store ecosystem is popular among its users and that’s because the company has, for long, devised ways to lock users inside. Since its...
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Incognito mode detection still works in Chrome despite Google’s Promise to Crack it Down

Websites can still detect when a user is visiting using Chrome's incognito (private browsing) mode. Last year Google took a chance to crack down...
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Little Partners With St. John Ambulance To Offer Emergency Ambulance Services

Ride-sharing company, Little, now offers emergency ambulance services right inside the app. In partnership with St. John Ambulance, the ride-sharing company now wants you...
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TeleAfya Mobile app wants to connect patients with local doctors for medical assistance

A new mobile application that seeks to connect patients with doctors for medical assistance has been launched in Nairobi. Known as TeleAfya, the app,...

From Zoom to Houseparty: The World’s Most Popular Apps During Isolation Revealed

The coronavirus pandemic has seen an unprecedented change in the way we live our lives. With the governments imposing lockdowns in countries around the...
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Zoom is Bringing The Real End-to-End Encryption This Time, But There’s a Catch

Zoom is finally taking the big leap to bring an end to end encryption (E2EE) as it continues its 90-day challenge to beef up...
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WhatsApp’s Payment Service Set To Be Rolled Out In India By End Of May

WhatsApp’s UPI based payment service, WhatsApp Pay, is finally ready to be launched in India. After around two years since initial testing was done in...
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Facebook SDK Bug Crashes Major iOS Apps including Spotify, TikTok and Tinder

Last night several iOS users took it on Twitter complaining about app crashes. The most affected apps were major apps which are presumably used...
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FireFox Latest Update Strengthens its Password Manager for Improved Privacy and Security

Mozilla has launched a new version of its Firefox browser – Firefox 76. In the latest update, Mozilla has focused primarily on beefing up...

Xiaomi Updates Its Browsers After Being Accused of Intrusive Data Collection

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has released updates to its browsers days after being accused of collecting users browsing data. In a blog post, the...
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Twitter Registers Record Year Over Year Usage Growth Thanks To Stay At Home Orders

Twitter, just like most social media platforms, has seen a surge in usage numbers. In its Q1,2020 report, the company says it the number...
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Zoom’s Daily Usage Continues To Grow Despite Escalated Scrutiny On Privacy

Zoom ’s daily usage numbers are still on the rise, despite the company’s open laxity on privacy issues. The company’s daily usage numbers were...
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Over 500,000 Stolen Zoom Accounts Sold Online For Cents

Over 500,000 stolen Zoom accounts have been spotted online being sold for cents each and sometimes even free, reports BleepingComputer. According to Cybersecurity intelligence...
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Tencent Eyes Africa To Grow Its Music Streaming Business

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is eyeing Africa as a potential market to grow its paid music streaming service Joox. This comes five...
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Zoom Isn’t End To End Encrypted, Report Reveals

Popular video conferencing Zoom has long stated that it’s end to end encrypted, but that is not the case, a report revealed. Typically, end...
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Apple Safari Browser Starts Blocking Third-Party Cookies By Default

Apple Safari browser 's latest update blocks third-party cookies by default. The update is a big privacy leap, especially to Safari's reputation in the...
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How Privacy-Focused Is Your Browser? This Study Finds Outs

Browsers are ubiquitous because we need them to navigate the web. But how does your browser deal with your data? A million-dollar question. Luckily, someone...
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Remove These VPN And Ad Blocking Apps That Are Spying On Your Device

Understanding the basis of how app store analytics platforms, for instance, App Annie and Sensor Tower, sparks anxiety. These platforms try to get an...
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Apple’s New Developer Guidelines Permits Apps To Send Push Notification Ads

The advertising industry is huge, raking in billions in terms of revenue each year. With the proliferation of mobile devices, advertising has taken a...
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Google Warns Against Sideloading Its Apps On “Uncertified” Huawei Phones

Since Huawei was listed on the so-called entity list in the US, which barred the company from trading with its close US allies, Google...
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Apple Weighs Letting Users Set Their Default Apps On iPhone, Report

Almost all tech companies are currently or have previously faced scrutiny around the world for their anti-competitive practices. Apple is no exception. The company...

Google Removes Nearly 600 Apps from the Play Store over Annoying Ads

Google has removed nearly 600 apps from the Play Store for breaking what it calls the disruptive ads policy and disallowed interstitial policy. The company defines disruptive ads...
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Google Chrome To Start Blocking Insecure Downloads Soon

At times, we assume the small but very critical warnings shown by browsers. Warnings about visiting sites with no secure protocols, to downloading files...

Windows 10 Search Feature Broken By Bing

If you are like me and still uses Windows – you might have been experiencing problems with the Windows 10 search bar sometime yesterday. Several...
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Google Chrome Will Start Blocking Intrusive Video Ads In August

Google Chrome will start cracking down on intrusive video ads starting August as they try to become compliant with the new rules put forward...

Sophos’ Intercept X secures Android and iOS mobile users from fleeceware applications

Sophos introduced Sophos Intercept X for Mobile with new security capabilities for Chrome OS devices and improved mobile threat defense for Android and iOS devices. The company...

Bolt Now Has A Multiple Destinations Feature

Ride-hailing app Bolt has updated its mobile application with a new feature that will allow users to add extra stops to their rides -...

[Updated: OKash Compliance] Opera’s Predatory Loan Apps With Crazy Interest Rates Still Exist On...

Opera’s main browser business has not been doing well. Since it went public, the company's browser market share has immensely dropped from over 5%...
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Huawei To Use TomTom’s Maps And Navigation System

Huawei has signed a deal with Dutch navigation and digital mapping company, TomTom that will see the former install their maps and services apps...
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Remove These 17 Apps From Your Android Phone ASAP!

You might be used to this kind of news already if you frequent our space. Last year no tangible progress was made in terms...
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TikTok was the Second Most Downloaded App in 2019, Surpassing Facebook and Messenger

TikTok has been, with no doubt, one of the most popular apps in 2019. This has been advantageous to the parent company ByteDance –...
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New Mobile App Trends That Will Help Businesses Succeed In 2020

Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020....
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Google Urged To Kill Android Bloatware Over Privacy And Security Concerns

Google has been urged in an open letter signed by several dozens of privacy activists – including those from DuckDuckGo and the Tor project...
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Like Firefox, Chrome will also help you dodge irritating website notifications

Recently, Mozilla announced a new version of its browser – version 72. Firefox brought new features, including a way to help you dodge those...
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Mozilla Firefox Version 72 Released, Here Is What’s New

Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser, Mozilla Firefox Version 72. According to the norm, the company has brought new features...
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Xiaomi, Vivo And Oppo’s Airdrop-Like File Sharing Platform Is Coming In February

Last year, the three Chinese smartphone makers – Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo – teamed up to work on a standard file sharing platform to...

Avoid These 100 Malicious Apps Listed On Google Play

New Android malware has been spotted online and has infected over 100 apps available on the Google Play Store. This is according to a...

Delete ToTok From Your Device, Its Reportedly An Emirati Spy Tool

Popular Chat app ToTok is reportedly a spy tool deployed by the United Arab Emirates government. The chat app, according to a report from the...

Here Is Why You Should Update Your Twitter Android App Immediately

Twitter recently stated that it's Android app had a vulnerability that could allow malicious actors to view private user information. Through this vulnerability, hackers could...
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Google Halts Chrome 79 Rollout On Android, Here Is Why

Chrome 79 rollout has been paused by Google after it was discovered that the update deleted data from other apps on Android. The issue, as...

Google Play Merchant Account Now Available In 13 more African Countries

Google has now opened its developer and merchant registration on the Play Console for 13 more African countries. Developers in these countries can now...
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Chrome Now Alerts You When Your Password is Stolen

Google’s latest Chrome version now alerts you when your password is stolen in a data breach. The new feature is available in Chrome version...

New Cool WhatsApp Features That You Should Know About

Being one of the most popular instant chatting platforms out there, WhatsApp tries to be ahead in terms of functionality. Currently, WhatsApp is not...
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Google’s RCS Messaging is Good, but there’s a dark side too

RCS messaging is the future of messaging on Android. Well, maybe not the future since you can use RCS messaging even right now. But...
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Mozilla Firefox Unveils Picture-in-Picture Mode Feature On Windows

While browsing, it is often a common thing that we want to get the most out of every minute through multitasking. And one of...
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Unpatched Android Bug Exploited To Steal Bank Logins

When it comes to security, the Android ecosystem is not safe. Android is the most vulnerable platform out there.  New research from a Norwegian...
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WhatsApp is working on multi-device support

Multi-device support could be coming on WhatsApp soon. This is according to one of the beta versions of WhatsApp for iOS. WhatsApp beta version...
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Make use of your phone while charging via this new Google Assistant feature

After first teasing about the feature in September, Google has provided new and more details on the new Assistant ambient Mode. In a video,...
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TikTok Surpasses 1.5 Billion Downloads

TikTok, the popular short video app, has surpassed 1.5 Billion downloads. These figures are not for the Play Store alone but a combination of...
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Pre-installed Android Apps in Phones Can Ship With Security Loopholes – Report

Nobody likes most apps that come pre-installed in Android devices. These apps are not only as good as nothing but also, as it turns...
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NordVPN Officially Launches NordLocker, Its File Encryption Tool

NordVPN, one of the world's most popular VPN providers, has launched its file encryption tool - NordLocker. The tool can be used to encrypt...

Google is partnering with security companies to crack down on malicious apps before they...

Android is messed up, not entirely, but there is a never-ending threat to malicious apps being harbored in the official store. While it is not...
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Truecaller is launching its Developer Program in Kenya

Truecaller is launching its developer program in Kenya which will enable 3rd party app developers, digital businesses, and startups in Kenya to utilize Truecaller’s...

Uber and Little have banned their drivers from using these smartphones

Uber and Little, pretty common ride-sharing apps in the country are banning a number of smartphones from being used by their partners (drivers). Since...

Netflix is working on a feature that lets you adjust playback speeds

Netflix is working on ways to let you play those boring episodes faster. In a blog post, the company says it is testing a...
Twitter

Twitter is Working on Policy Changes To Combat Deep Fakes

As good as Artificial Intelligence sounds, and actually is, it also comes with its cons. One of the biggest threats in recent times has...

Netflix is working on ways to crack down on password sharing

Sharing your Netflix password is not a new thing. However, that is not just your little secret; the company knows that too. The US...
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Call of Duty Mobile Racks up 100million Downloads in one week

Call of Duty Mobile was a much-awaited mobile game by Activision. The game was released last week for both Android and iOS, and the...
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Microsoft’s Your Phone App now supports call routing from Android to PC

Microsoft’s Your Phone app now supports making calls directly from your Windows 10 PC. The new feature is baked inside Microsoft’s latest preview build...
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Android Stalking Apps Use Cases Has Risen By a Staggering 373 Percent in 2019

Stalker apps on Android is not a new thing. These apps let individuals spy on other users’ messages, call information, and GPS locations –...

24Bit Podcast Episode 17: Bus Hailing Apps – SWVL and Little Shuttle

This episode was shot before the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) announced that it was suspending bus hailing app services SWVL and Little...
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WhatsApp Glitch Could Allow Hackers To Steal Your Media Files Using GIFs

It is again high time that you should consider updating your WhatsApp. According to a report published by a security researcher, a bug on...
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WhatsApp Working on Self-destructing Messages

The latest WhatsApp beta update brings a new feature that lets messages self-destruct. The tip comes from reliable WhatsApp features leaker WABetaInfo. The source...

Opera Mini browser now has an offline file sharing feature

Opera Mini browser users will now be able to transfer images, videos and audio files between nearby devices using their mobile data. Opera has...
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Paxful has launched a new Mobile Wallet App to ease access to bitcoin in...

Paxful has launched a mobile wallet app that will enable bitcoin transactions to be conducted with ease. The mobile app, which is the first of...

Google Pulls down Android Apps overcharging users for basic features

Google Playstore – Android’s official application store has been up for bashing, especially on the security-related side of it. Well, much has been said,...
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LastPass Fixes a bug that could let Malicious website Extract your last used Password

LastPass has released details of a vulnerability on the platform that exposed credentials used on a previous website. ZDNet reported that the bug was...
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Google Chrome Now Lets you share Tabs to your other Devices

Google Chrome version 77 was released officially last week packing in the ability to share your tabs to your other devices. The feature has...

Firefox Additionally tightens its user’s privacy on the web with a VPN service

Last week, Mozilla launched its new browser Firefox version 69 that was majorly aimed at tightening privacy while surfing the web. The latest version...
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Facebook Dating Service Officially Launched

After tipping its entry into the dating industry last year, Facebook has officially launched its dating platform dubbed Facebook Dating. The feature rolled out...

Firefox Update Bars Third-Party Tracking Cookies, Cryptomining and More

Mozilla has rolled out a new version of their browser both for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android. In the latest update (Firefox, version 69),...
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Huawei launches Open Source Website for Ark Compiler aimed at Promoting HarmonyOS

Huawei on Saturday finally published Ark Compiler’s website. The new interpreter has been reportedly in the works roughly ten years ago – since 2009. According...
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Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge Browser Now Available in Beta

Microsoft’s New Edge Browser based on Chromium is now available in Beta, which is the third and final preview channel before the official debut. The...

After Launching an Android Replacement, Huawei is working on a Google Maps Alternative

Since the US ban came into effect, Huawei has been on the run to seek alternative ways that they can use to be self-dependent,...
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WhatsApp Flaw Could Allow Attackers to Alter Your Messages

Facebook's popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has yet another series of flaws that could let attackers alter your messages.  The flaws have been made...
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A Telegram and WhatsApp Vulnerability Could Allow Attackers Manipulate Your Media Messages

Messaging platforms are popular these days and everyone other user values the privacy of their activities on these platforms. WhatsApp and Telegram have often...

Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 Banned in German Schools

Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 has been banned from being used in German schools as it doesn't comply with the set European Union...
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Game Of Thrones Mobile Game to be Launched Later This Year

Winter has come and gone, however, just like other Game of Thrones fans, HBO isn’t done yet with their iconic series. HBO in partnership...
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DeepNudes – An app that turned women’s photos to nudes discontinued

DeepNudes app uses deepfakes technology to transform women’s images with clothes into ‘realistic-looking’ nudes. The deepfakes technology has been a thing for some time,...
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Upcoming WhatsApp feature will enable you to share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and...

Facebook will soon let you share your WhatsApp stories to different platforms.  Rolled as a beta-feature on June 24, the new feature allows users...
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You can now set Google to delete your location tracking data automatically

Google last year run into problems after it was discovered that the company still tracks its user’s data despite turning off Location History setting....

Facebook to start ranking comments based on feedback

Facebook, in a push to make the community more meaningful to its users, has introduced a comment ranking feature. The comment ranking feature gives...

WhatsApp to take legal action against spammers

WhatsApp Facebook-owned instant messaging platform has been run into problems with spammers, but now the going has turned out to be the worst. According...

Facebook wants to pay you in exchange for your personal data

Your privacy and personal data is currently at stake with Facebook if you value the pennies the company will offer. From the past we...

Telegram blames China for DDos attacks

Durov the founder and owner of secure messaging platform Telegram has reported the app has been hit by gazillions of "Garbage requests" that stopped...

Google Photos and Drive about to be disintegrated to reduce confusion among users

Google photos and Drive have both been working together to provide a seamless way to backup and retrieve data across both platforms specifically photos...

Opera launches Opera GX, a gaming-focused browser

A gaming browser - that idea has never passed the minds of many. However, Opera is the first company in the world with such...

Instagram users to gain more data control with the new data saving feature

Instagram is one of those applications that consume a lot of data. High data usage is even one thing that scares some individuals from...
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WhatsApp beta for iOS hints the inability to save profile pictures in the future

WhatsApp, Facebook-owned instant messaging app has been reported working on a few improvements in the iOS app. One of the new features to come...
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Windows 10 May Update Goes Live with new exciting features

Microsoft has just unveiled the next windows update that will be publicly available to everyone. Windows 10 May Update has lots of exciting new...
Indonesia restricts usage of some WhatsApp and Instagram features over riots

Indonesia restricts usage of some WhatsApp and Instagram features over riots

The Indonesian government has restricted the use of both Instagram and WhatsApp over deadly riots experienced in the country. The issue, which has been...
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Ads are coming to WhatsApp Status next year, are you ready?

WhatsApp since being acquired by Facebook in February 2014 was the only app that was not monetized. However, in last year’s Facebook Developer Conference,...
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More G-Suite apps get native dark mode

Google has announced its plans to bring dark mode to two of its G-Suite apps due to high demand from users. In a blog...
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Australian Parking App Kerb Now Available in Kenya

Australian Parking App Kerb has launched in Kenya to help homeowners rent out their car park spaces. Kerb offers a car management solution that lets...
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Apps that are changing the face of tourism in Dubai

It goes without say that technology is changing how we do things and tourism has not been left behind. In Kenya for example, the...

Opera avails its News App in Africa

Opera Software has announced the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access their favorite news articles and hottest trending...

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...

How To Make Money Online In Kenya

Help Companies with easy surveys and research Kenya is one of the most exciting places in the world. Many companies want to understand how...

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