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Zuru, the ‘’AirBnB for cars’’ has launched in Nairobi

Zuru, a new car-sharing platform that lets you rent your car to strangers has launched in Nairobi. Through its vehicle-sharing app, car owners will...

Zoho’s software applications now available at a fixed Kenyan Shilling price

Zoho Corporation, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm has announced that all its 45+ business software applications are now available at a fixed Kenyan Shilling (KES)...

[Column] Productivity tools can reduce productivity

Ironically, apps that are supposed to help productivity usually result in huge inefficiencies because valuable time is wasted organising work around tools instead of...

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...

This Ghanaian Startup Has Launched A Check-in App And Symptom Tracker To Counter The...

Ghanaian health startup Redbird (formerly Redbird Health Tech) has launched a Coronavirus Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker to counter the spread of the virus...

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 -...
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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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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....

We’re not exiting the Kenyan market, SWVL says

Ride-hailing company, SWVL has denied claims that it plans to exit the Kenyan market. The company has also refuted allegations that it has not...

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...
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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...

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...
Delivery app Glovo secures $169M funding

Glovo expands to Mombasa in continued market expansion push

Spanish delivery firm Glovo has launched its service in Kenya’s second city, Mombasa. The move will now see residents of Mombasa experience on-demand deliveries on...

After Kenya, online ride-hailing service inDriver has now launched in Uganda

inDriver, an international online ride-hailing service has launched in Uganda. Uganda becomes its fourth African market after launching in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. Founded in...
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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,...

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...
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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...
Delivery app Glovo secures $169M funding

Delivery app Glovo secures $169M funding

International delivery app Glovo has secured a $169M Series D funding round. The round was led by technology entrepreneur VC Lakestar, and Drake, owner...
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Warner Music licenses Boomplay to distribute its music in ten African countries

Africa's music streaming and download service Boomplay has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company's diverse global roster...
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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...

MultiChoice launches self-service app for its Kenyan customers

MultiChoice has unveiled a new mobile app for its Kenyan consumers to help them manage their customer service queries. The company says the app,...

Instagram Update That Lasted 10 Minutes!

An hour ago Instagram tried an update that was very different from what we know it and the backlash made a turnaround to old...

Vodacom customers in Tanzania can now buy apps on Google Play Store using their...

Vodacom Tanzania customers can now pay for content on Google Play Store using their airtime balance. This after the operator signed a partnership deal...

Nopia Ride, the first ever full-electric cab hailing service now in Kenya

Nopia Ride, the first ever full electric mobility service in East Africa has launched its cab services in Kenya by Finnish firm EkoRent Africa. In...

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...

4 Key Essentials of E-learning in Africa

The rate of technological advancement in Africa is growing rapidly. Introduction of computer and internet in the 20th century has significantly improved the way...

Monitor what your children are doing on Skype through TheOneSpy spying app

An Overview The last two decades have surely been all about the internet, new applications, new software and a whole new world of communication. Ever...

Samsung wearables to support Under Armour’s suite of fitness apps

Samsung has announced a new partnership with Under Armour that will see the mobile technology company’s wearable devices and smartwatches support Under Armour fitness...

Rambo Launches Real Money Casino Mobile App in Kenya

Gambling company Rambo Resource Ltd has released the first ever casino mobile application in the country. The application which is available for Android phones will...
Facebook has done this by adding the Data Saver option in the settings menu on Facebook Messenger Beta on Android.

Facebook is testing a Data Saver Mode feature for Messenger to help you save...

  Facebook is reportedly testing out a new feature that will let users cut down its mobile Messenger app's data consumption. The idea behind this...

10 must-have travel apps, which one are you using?

Technology has changed travel in more ways than we can think of: the railway made covering long distances not only quicker than horse-and-cart, but...

63% of consumers globally don’t license agreement when installing new apps on their devices

63% of consumers globally do not read the license agreement carefully before installing a new app on their smartphone. Kaspersky Lab’s “Are you cyber...

Google Now lets users edit files from within the Google Drive App

If you have the Google Drive app on your Android smartphone you will realize when using it you are only limited to basic management...

Here is how Kenyan companies should use tech tools to add value to their...

The job market in Kenya is a paradox. On the one hand, an estimated 2.5 million youth are unemployed; on the other employers find...

Truecaller reaches 200 million user milestone, launches new tagging feature

Trucaller user base has now reached 200 million globally in less than 10 months, the company has announced. This announcement has also come at a...

SimbaPay wins DEMO Africa 2015. Next stop: Silicon Valley

SimbaPay was on Friday, 25 Sep 2015 announced as the winner of the prestigious DEMO Africa 2015 event which was held in Lagos, Nigeria. SimbaPay...

Easy Taxi app now available for Outlook

Easy Taxi users will now be able to request a taxi within their Microsoft Outlook email. This is after the company unveiled a new...

Video: Just what is VirtualPessa?

VirtualPessa is an online app that allows its members access airtime for Safaricom, Orange, YU and Airtel and automatically generates commissions for its members. The...

Share carefully: Windows 10 will only let you install paid apps on 10 devices

One of the big features of Windows 10 is its unification of different platforms and ecosystems. Microsoft wants everyone to use Windows 10 desktops,...
The new Truedialer is complimentary to the main Truecaller app, which is now adding more than 250,000 users every day.

Truecaller unveils its new redesigned dial pad app Truedialer

Truecaller has today unveiled the new look of its popular dial pad app Truedialer. Truedialer has been designed to replace the old dialer apps with...

Easy Taxi is now in Nakuru

Easy Taxi is now in Nakuru, the company has announced. All of this month until the 30th of June, Easy Taxi will be in the...

10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa Awards unveiled

The Innovation Prize for Africa has announced the 10 nominees for the 2015 annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards. The nominees were selected  from 925...

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Phone build brings Spartan browser, new apps and more

 Software giant Microsoft's new Windows 10 Build 10051 brings new features to phones, but it can be an extremely slow downloading experience that rewards...

Twitter is testing the ability to pin apps to brand profiles

Twitter is testing yet another interesting new feature; some brands are now able to pin their apps directly to their Twitter profiles in its iPhone...

Google rolls out content rating system for apps on Google Play

Google has today announced that it is introducing a new age-based rating system for apps and games on Google Play. The company says it...

Your online food delivery just got easier, thanks to Hellofood

By TechTrendsKE, Nixon Kanali/Lilian Mutegi Having a busy day? Ordering food just got easier and faster Picture this, you are stuck in the office with loads...

Uber is finally in Kenya, promises users a seamless, efficient and safe ride

After much speculation Uber, the international smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders to drivers, has launched in Nairobi, Kenya this morning. “After a months worth...

Ebola Survivors Across West Africa Share Life-Saving Tips Via Mobile App

#ISurvivedEbola  the groundbreaking West African multimedia campaign, has launched a new, interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share...

Facebook rolls out new Search tool to help you seatch for old posts

Facebook has rolled out a new Search tool in what it says is to make it easier for users to find old posts that...

WHATSAPP NOW TELLS YOU ‘WHEN’ YOUR MESSAGE WAS READ!

Popular messaging service, WhatsApp has now rolled out a new update that allows users to know when a message they have sent to someone...

PhotoMath App uses your phone’s camera to solve math problems

Remember those times back in high school when you always had problems solving those maths problems? well those times might just be coming to an end...

Microsoft’s Android Wear keyboard lets you draw letters on your smartwatch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iu7bUKKrJE Microsoft has a new keyboard app for Google's Android Wear-powered smartwatches called Analog Keyboard for Android Wear. The "analog keyboard" app Currently released as a...

Equity Bank issues smart SIM powered by Taisys Technologies to provide mBanking and mobile...

By Nixon Kanali Equity Bank customers can now enjoy funds transfer, micro-payments and other mobile financial services that are agnostic across mobile devices, including traditional...

EU approves Facebooks’ acquisition of WhatsApp

By Nixon Kanali The EU has finally given a green light to Facebook’s acquisition of mobile messenger service WhatsApp. According to the EU, both Facebook  and WhatsApp...

Sanofi pediatrics ’Mommy’s Book’ App in Kenya

Sanofi pediatrics is now offering more than solutions from prevention to treatment adapted to children.In conjunction with Kenya Pediatrics Association, the company yesterday launched an App...

The HelloFood app; get food easier in a delicious way

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Staying at the office for lunch? Want your food to be delivered at home or your office to enjoy an evening...

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