Tag: Google

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

Google’s News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge expands to Africa

Google has announced that it is launching its Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The GNI Innovation Challenge...
Safaricom Neon smartphone

Safaricom introduces 3 Android Go devices in its latest Maisha Ni Digital Campaign

Safaricom has today launched three new 4G devices in the country - Neon Ray, Neon Nova and the Neon Storm under its latest Maisha...
2019 Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

Applications for the 2019 Google Africa Certifications Scholarships opened

Google has opened applications for its next round of Google Africa Certifications Scholarships. In line with its commitment to provide mobile developer training to 100,000...
Google Launchpad Accelerator Program

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...

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...

Google and Kenya Scouts Association launch 2019 edition of Web Rangers programme

The Kenya Scouts Association, with the support of Google yesterday launched the 2019 edition of Web Rangers, a youth programme for online safety at...

Nokia 5.1 Plus is getting hot slice of Android Pie

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia 5.1 Plus will now begin receiving the latest Android operating system, Android...

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...

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...

Google announces Ksh 100m grant to train Kenyan farmers

Google has announced a Sh100 million grant to train more than 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers on digital skills. The announcement was made at the...

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...

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...

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...

Kenya is hosting first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on...

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

Google has released top trending searches for the month of  2018. Sports betting platforms such as Sportpesa, betpawa, betika, betin and others dominated the...
2019 Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

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...

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...

Six cool Google Maps tricks that will make your life easier

If you are a frequent Google Maps user, you’ve probably already figured out many of its features beyond the basic location services. For instance,...

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...

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...

Google is banning Cryptocurrency related ads from its advertising network.

Google has announced that it is banning cryptocurrency related ads from its vast advertising network, effective in June 2018. The move by Google comes...

Growing Africa’s digital ecosystem by bringing high touch to high tech

The international tech community is nurturing Africa’s digital ecosystem by supporting skills development, technology adoption and the growth of digital businesses across the continent....

16 SEO FAQs We Still Struggle to Understand (Infographic)

SEO is an important factor that businesses need to consider to help them get more potential customers to visit their website over others. It...

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....

Tired YouTube’s 30-second ads? Google is killing them off

Are you one of those people who hate those 30-second ads that appear before you can watch a YouTube video? Well, I am, but...
The leaks suggest that the Pixel phone will likely have a 5-inch screen and the Pixel XL a 5.5-inch screen

Google is launching the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on 4th October, here’s what...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNnCtmyujLA The month of October is almost here and Google has sent out a press invite for its biggest event scheduled to take place on...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Google Opens Project Fi to Everyone In The U.S.

After nearly a year of waiting, Google has finally announced that it is opening up its Projec Fi mobile network to people in the...

Google Now Lets You format documents on Google Docs with your voice

Its just six months since Google introduced voice typing for Google Docs, the company just made another step adding voice commands, which allow you...

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)...

This is how to Log into Gmail without a Google account

This is really some good news, huh! You can now access Gmail without having to own a Gmail account.  Google has announced that starting...

Google is giving away free 2GB Google drive storage, and here is how to...

Google is offering free 2GB worth of Google Drive storage for users who complete a brief account security checkup of their accounts. The security checkup,...

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...

Report: Google wants to transmit data up to 40 times faster than today’s 4G...

Google could soon be transmitting data up to 40 times faster than today's 4G LTE speeds if a report published by the Guardian are...

Welcome the new revamped Google+

Google+ is here to stay, this could be the message Google is trying to send if the new  announcement by the company is anything...

Google to invest $40 Million in Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

Google has announced its commitment to invest up to $40 Million in Lake Turkana Wind Power Project. Once operational, the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project...

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...

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...

Gmail Rolls out ”BLOCK” button to banish annoying senders

Most of the times we keep receiving annoying emails from people we do not know or they could be even be people in our...
2019 Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

Google’s look evolves, introduces a new logo

Google has changed a lot over the past 17 years—from the range of its products to the evolution of their look and feel. And again...

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...

Video: Google teases possible name for its upcoming Android M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFu7g6mxq0A Google's has released a name teaser for its upcoming Android M, amidst reports revealing details about the Nexus smartphones anticipated to launch this year. The...

Google to put Samburu National Reserve on Street View

Google is set to put Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve on its Street View platform, a Google Maps feature that will expose the reserve to...

How Google tries to keep ‘sneaky’ spam from your inbox

What is Google doing in the battle against spam? Google Google is using smarter technology to help keep your Gmail inbox free of spam but...

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...

Ever Sent an Email You Regret? Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’ feature Is Now Here

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Have you ever sent an Email and regretted  why you sent it in the first place? It could be maybe your...

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...

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...

Reports: Google set to Unveil New Web Photo Service

Google might just be launching an online picture sharing and storage service that will no longer be part of the Google+ at the upcoming I/O...

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...

Google launches ”Project Fi” its own mobile network for Nexus 6 owners

Its now official, owners of Nexus 6 smartphone will now be able to receive wireless services, thanks to Google. The company has introduced Project...

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...

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...

Google’s blogger bans porn and other sexually explicit images

Starting March 23, 2015, you won't be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger,...

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...

Several Android apps removed from Google Play store after ‘adware’ claim

Three Android apps have been removed from the Google Play app store, after a security firm claimed they were harbouring adware. The most popular of...

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...

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...

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...

Google’s first self-driving car prototype ready for testing

Back in May  Google announced that it wants to revolutionize the motor industry by  introducing a driverless car that has no steering wheel, gear stick...

Google+ rolls out ‘Auto Enhance’ feature for videos

Soon-after social-networking site Facebook announced to improve the qualities of photos uploaded by the users, Google has come up with the idea of auto-enhancing...

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...

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...

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...

Google gets rid of the ‘frustrating’ Captcha security test

Google is getting rid of the "frustrating" Captcha security test and replacing it with a much simpler method. Previously Google has always prompted users to...

Contributor: New Google Service to make you pay to remove ads from websites you...

Google has launched a new service that will allow people to pay to remove ads from websites they are visiting Known as the Contributor, the service will allow visitors...

Youtube annouces its new music subscription service

Google has officially announced a new music subscription service that takes advantage of YouTube’s vast collection of music and existing relationships with labels. YouTube Music...

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 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...

New google Calendar app turns your emails into Calendar events automatically

Google wants you to spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it. The company has announced its  latest version of its Calendar...

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...

Lenovo completes acquisition of Google owned Motorola on a $2.91 billion deal

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi Lenovo has completed the acquisition of  Google owned Motorola on a $2.91 billion deal announced in February this year. ''In Lenovo we have...

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...

”Inbox” Googles’ new email service

By Nixon Kanali Google on Wednesday introduced a new e-mail service called Inbox, a service which it says is designed to focus on what really matters.   Available for...

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...

Google’s Nexus 6 Phablet to be released this month

Google might just be releasing the much awaited Nexus 6 this month if the report by Wall Street Journal is anything to go by. A  move aimed...

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...

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...

Google’s new music subscription service to be known ‘YouTube Music key’: Report

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi Kenya You might have heard about Google’s long-expected YouTube music subscription service. Earlier on, Android Police had reported that YouTube is preparing to release...

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...

Yahoo,and Google join to create spy-free email systems

Yahoo and Goole have joined hands to create a spy-free secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government...

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...

See how Nairobi has changed: Google Maps adds historical street views

Remember how the road to Thika looked before the construction of the new Thika Superhighway? well, a new function on google maps may just...