TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom Subscribers To Enjoy Additional Gigabytes On Monthly Purchase

Safaricom subscribers purchasing the all in on monthly bundles will now enjoy an additional 5 Gigabytes of YouTube free of cost for the next 30 days. The move by the…

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AFRICA

Sports Betting in Africa- What is fuelling it?

A few days ago I watched a video of Tanzania fan of Yanga (Young Africans Sports Club) talking about how he was feeling bad after losing the match to arch…

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STARTUPS

SpaceX sets sight on Ambitious fast internet global service

A pair of small satellites named for a Belgian cartoon character could serve as proof of concept for an ambitious global broadband service envisioned by SpaceX founder Elon Musk. After…

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TECH NEWS

Google Invests in Africa’s Internet Connectivity

An agreement has been signed by Mitsui Co. Ltd, Convergence Partners, Google, and International Finance Corporation (IFC) to invest in CSquared; a company focused on boosting internet connectivity through metro…

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TECH NEWS

ICANN and CA to host Capacity Building Workshop for Africa members

The Africa’s network reliability and stability is depleting as the content is still on the older IPv4 addresses while the world is fast embracing the new Internet protocol, the IPv6….

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AFRICA

TV White Spaces Brings New Cheaper Internet Acesss at 300 a Month

Remember TV White Spaces? The  Microsoft initiative to bring internet to the masses? Well, It’s on, ladies and gentlemen. Microsoft has been touting the beauty of this technology in ‘Empowering…

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CYBER SECURITY

Future of Cyber Security-How Machine Learning will play a huge role

I spent the better of last week in Accra Ghana giving a presentation to a mixed audience of IT auditors, security managers and cyber security professionals during the annual Accra…

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TECH NEWS

Drones are a disaster waiting to tear apart the Aviation Industry

Just came across a piece where a man shot down his neighbour’s drone, after he got the impression that the government was annoyingly being in his business monitoring each and…

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TECH NEWS

How to boost your smartphone performance

Currently, I am using Samsung Galaxy J1 and it’s terrible. The speed is very low, it doesn’t respond to commands and multitasking is a big issue. The other day the…

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TECH NEWS

How I hacked a Hospital

A team of security experts has conducted real field research at one private clinic in an attempt to explore its security weaknesses and how to address them. Vulnerabilities were found…

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KCB Group is the top Social Media Brand

KCB Group is the top Social Media brand according to Africa Brand Index Rankings. The Bank has been ranked position one for its outstanding use of social media platforms in…

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TECH NEWS

Gender imbalances in ICT not only an equality issue

The disparity in the gender imbalances is not only an equality and social issue, but also a critical challenge to growing economic sustainability, financial inclusion, and a truly connected Africa….

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TECH NEWS

Microsoft unveils Lumia 950 and 950XL in Kenya

Microsoft unveils Lumia 950 and 950XL in Kenya. The phones have computer features meant to enhance productivity. “One of the guiding principles of the Microsoft devices vision is that it’s…

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TECH NEWS

Ericsson and China Mobile extends 5G cooperation

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) joins China Mobile’s 5G Joint Innovation Center program to accelerate development of next-generation wireless networks, which will be faster, more powerful and offer even greater opportunities. The…

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TECH NEWS

Sophos upgrades its Email Appliance to reduce risk of cyber threats

Sophos unveils an advanced sandboxing technology that quickly and accurately detects, blocks and responds to sophisticated, constantly-changing cyber threats. Sophos Sandstorm is an advanced persistent threat (APT) and zero day…

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KENYA

KCB’s 2JIAJIRI expected to benefit 500,000 entrepreneurs

KCB Group launches a KShs.50 billion enterprise development programme dubbed 2JIAJIRI. The program is expected to benefit at least 500,000 entrepreneurs in 5 years, thereby creating at least 2.5 million…

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KENYA

Kenya is second in internet access across Africa

Kenya came second in internet access across Africa. The study was done by an American researcher and South Africa came first due to high tech development project and level of…

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KENYA

Internet connection in the 47 counties might be a fuss

The reason why most Kenyans have dissociated themselves from the government is because leaders don’t care about our needs, and the few that care are swallowed by ignorance. Now, everybody…

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KENYA

Ejiji Pay fantasy is in the kitchen

Over the weekend I decided to floss around the city in a borrowed car. I cruised all over Nairobi with my elbow hanging on the door. Fortunately, the car had…

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TECH NEWS

Vodafone M-PESA to pay taxi drivers who ferry high-risk pregnant mothers to hospitals

To reduce high-risked pregnant women in Tanzania, new toll-free emergency line has been launched by the Vodafone Foundation – alongside its NGO partners Pathfinder International and Touch Foundation and the…

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TECH NEWS

Ray Tomlison, the inventor of email passes on

I think @ is the most popular symbol in the internet community where it connects many people who use emails. Unfortunately, the man behind the idea passes on. Ray Tomlison,…

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Whatsapp TECH NEWS

You can now send PDF files via WhatsApp

I think it’s time we say goodbye to emails; probably not today though. WhatsApp rolls out one of the most anticipated feature to its iOS and Android devices; document sharing….

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Google TECH NEWS

Google’s Hands Free app allows users to pay for goods using their voice

Google releases a new payment App dubbed Hands Free which allows people pay for items in stores by simply telling the cashier, “I’ll pay with Google.” The app will relieve…

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TECH NEWS

Google self driving car causes an accident

Google blames heavy and unpredictable traffic for an accident caused by one of its self driving cars. Google came out and called it a tricky traffic conditions, a Google self…

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Whatsapp TECH NEWS

No WhatsApp for BlackBerry anymore

If you own a BlackBerry; no WhatsApp for you. WhatsApp has announced that it will no longer support the App by the end of this year. Just like Facebook, WhatsApp…

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TECH NEWS

Roll-out of 5G toy race cars and drones a milestone for tech industry

A standard 5G will be finished in 2018 and the real networks will be arriving in 2020. During the Mobile World Congress, tech companies hinted on the possibility of 5G-powered…

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TECH NEWS

Uber introduced a motorcycle hailing service – UberMoto

Uber is adding motorcycles on its fleet. The hailing company announced a new type of service dubbed UberMoto which will allow passengers to grab rides on motorcycles with an Uber…

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TECH NEWS

Computer codes should be protected as free speech

In the war between Apple and the Judge’s order; Apple has decided to argue that the judge infringed the company’s 1st Amendment rights by overreached in her use of an…

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Facebook and Twitter CEOs are targeted by ISIS

ISIS has a new target; Facebook and Twitter CEOs. A group of hackers called Sons Caliphate Army associated with ISIS posted a video that shows photos of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg…

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Facebook reactions is now available across the world

Facebook launches reactions across the world. The long awaited development from the tech company has seen many people express themselves using different emoticons. Previously, users were only allowed to Like…

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