• 8 hours Andela is Letting Go Over 400 Developers in Africa in Major Overhaul Techweez
    Andela, the well known outsourcing and software developer training company has decided to make a radical shift in its business model. The company today has announced that they are closing their D0 program in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. This means that they will let go of approximately 250 junior engineers ... more
  • 9 hours WhatsApp’s “Delete For Everyone” Found Not To Work Well on iOS Techweez
    WhatsApp has had the “delete for everyone” feature for some time now. This feature allows you to delete something that you had sent inadvertently and can save you from embarrassment. You can pull texts or media files that you sent, but it seems it doesn’t work that well with iPhones. According ... more
  • 9 hours Is UberCHAPCHAP’s Suzuki Alto a Death Trap? Techweez
    A year or so ago, Uber launched CHAP CHAP services. The American taxi app purposed to sell the product as its cheapest to Kenyan customers who have widely embraced e-taxi services, particularly in Nairobi where users love the flexibility, freedom, and comfort that comes with online taxi solutions. CHAP CHAP ... more
  • 10 hours Kenya Firm Helps Track a Missing Child Featured in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s AS Roma Video Techweez
    It is always good when local firms go out of their way to offer services that surpass what we have come to expect of them. The Kenyan space, for instance, is filled to the brim with for-profit organizations that use technology in one or another to serve their customers. But, ... more
  • 15 hours Samsung Reportedly Debating Merging the Galaxy S Series and Galaxy Note Series Techweez
    Samsung is debating whether to kill either the S line or the Note line of its smartphones. According to tweets posted by Evan Blass who goes by @evleaks on Twitter. Samsung is discussing if it should get rid of either and merge them into one lineup. A trusted source, at ... more
  • 1 day OPPO To Introduce Reno Ace with 65W Fast Charging in October Techweez
    OPPO spun the flagship Reno line to theoretically take over from the Find series, which was updated last in 2018 with the crazy and expensive Find X. Reno handhelds, which include the Reno 10x Zoom that we reviewed a few days ago, are excellent devices. While the ordinary one, which ... more
  • 1 day Facebook Has a Tool for Advertisers That Can Potentially Be Used to Spread Disinformation Techweez
    There has been a continued fight against disinformation and misinformation being spread on Facebook but now, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned platform has one tool that could be used to make spreading disinformation and misinformation even easier. Facebook has a tool for advertisers that lets them change the displayed headline for news stories. ... more
  • 1 day South African Court Rules Mass Surveillance as “Unlawful” Techweez
    Today, a South African court has ruled against a piece of legislation that gives the government the ability to spy n the electronic communication of its citizens. The court found that parts of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information (RICA) Act are unconstitutional. This ... more
  • 1 day Telkom Kenya Claims It Does Not Owe KES 900 Million, Says Safaricom Inflated the Debt Techweez
    Telcos Airtel and Telkom Kenya rolled the dice on a merger deal in early 2019. The plan was to see the carriers combine some of their key businesses, including carrier, mobile and enterprise services to grow their reach in a market where the two telcos have otherwise done poorly – ... more
  • 2 days Microsoft Believes Going “Passwordless” Will Be Natural and Improve Security for Everyone Techweez
    In this online world that we live in, we are faced with multiple security threats. It ranges from general malware to ransomware to phishing attacks. Most people are not IT professionals and sometimes they are not aware of the enormity of attacks they face. This is why companies like Microsoft ... more
  • 2 days Microsoft Report Reveals Africans are Incredibly Vulnerable to Malware Attacks Techweez
    Malware is an ever present threat in our daily online lives. Our computers are vulnerable to malware lurking in the inter-webs like Trojans, spyware, key-loggers, phishing attempts and much more. One of our best forms of defense is companies like Microsoft proactively fixing vulnerabilities in their operating systems and pushing ... more
  • 4 days YouTube to Only Include Views from Organic Plays When Ranking 24-Hour Record-Breaking Music Videos Techweez
    After recent controversy involving Bollywood rapper Badshah and YouTube, the giant video sharing platform is changing how it ranks 24-hour record-breaking new music videos. The rapper recently released a music video for Paagal that reportedly amassed a million views in under 24 hours and that the giant video sharing platform wasn’t congratulating ... more
  • 4 days Microsoft MB2-716 Exam: Important Information and Study Materials Techweez
    Microsoft is a renowncompany that has brought a revolution to the technology world. Besides the innovative products it distributes, Microsoft is also a leading IT exam and certification provider. Their certification plan is suitable for beginners, intermediate specialists, and those who have advanced skills. One of the most popular and ... more
  • 4 days Sage Sessions and HR Forum Rally for the Cloud in Payroll Management Techweez
    Sage has been expanding its footprint in the Kenyan market. It continues to showcase its upper hand in the automation of accounting, payroll and payment systems for small businesses and corporations, and dutifully delved into the details these services offer in an HR and Sage Sessions gatherings that were held in ... more
  • 5 days Huawei CEO Considers Selling Their 5G Technology to a Western Buyer Techweez
    In a bold move with the growing trade ban between China and the US, Huawei CEO proposed the idea of the tech giant sharing their 5G technology. Ren Zhengfei, Huawei CEO made this announcement in an interview with the Economist at the company’s Shenzen offices. He said that after buying ... more
  • 5 days Uber Thinks Driver Partners Are Not Part of its Core Business Model Techweez
    Ever since Uber was named in a series of scandalous events that saw the departure of its founder in 2017, the e-taxi corporation has never caught a break from hitting headlines mostly in bad light. The most recent issue is the ride-hailing app’s reluctance to play along with a workers’ ... more
  • 5 days Comparison Review: TECNO Phantom 9 vs Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Techweez
    The under 25K price category for smartphones is a very competitive slot that the TECNO Phantom 9 and the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 are fighting for but which device brings more value for your money? In this comparison review, we pitted these two phones against each other, one TECNO’s latest ... more
  • 6 days iPhone 11 Pro Price and Specifications in Kenya Techweez
    Apple announced the iPhone 11 Pro yesterday together with the iPhone 11 and they are the company’s new flagship iPhones. There are two variants, one with a 5.8 inch screen and another with a 6.5 inch screen. They directly replace the iPhone XS and XS Max from last year. Here are ... more
  • 6 days iPhone 11 Price and Specifications in Kenya Techweez
    Apple announced the iPhone 11 on September 10th 2019 and it is the update to last year’s iPhone XR. It has upgraded cameras, processors, faster FaceID, water resistance and a new colour: purple. Here are its price and specifications. Read On Web → iPhone 11 Price and Specifications in Kenya ... more
  • 6 days iPhone 8 Price Drop Makes it a Powerful ‘Midrange’ Phone to Consider Techweez
    Yesterday, Apple announced their new generation of iPhones, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro. They have updated cameras, updated processors, updated displays and so much more. However, the best thing about the announcement of new iPhones is that previous flagship iPhones become cheaper. That is why it is ... more
  • 6 days Dark Mode for Gmail Begins Official Roll Out Techweez
    Google has brought dark mode to most of its apps and the latest app to officially get this feature is the Gmail app. Dark mode started showing up late June but it was imperfect, showing up when it wanted to and was only available in settings while the rest of ... more
  • 7 days Huawei Mate 30 to Reportedly Run on Open Source Version of Android Techweez
    With Google not offering their licensed Android version to be used on the upcoming Huawei Mate 30, this flagship is in a pickle and it might resort to using the open-source version of Android. It was expected that the company would use HarmonyOS, its inhouse operating system but according to ... more
  • 7 days 5 Effective Ways to Back Up Your Photos Techweez
    As cameras on our smartphones get better every year, we can now take high-quality digital photos wherever we go at the click of a button. In the last few years, in particular, dedicated digital cameras have become unnecessary, with keen photographers moving to DSLR cameras if they need to take ... more
  • 1 week Apple Announces the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro with Odd Camera Cutouts Techweez
    Apple today has finally revealed their new generation of iPhones. The iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro. This is usually their most important announcement in a calendar year since the iPhone is still their biggest moneymaker. So what is new with the next generation of iPhones? Well, first of ... more
  • 1 week Microsoft Set to Retire Wunderlist, Redesigns its To Do App and Adds Dark Mode Techweez
    Microsoft’s acquired Wunderlist in 2015 to later release its own To-Do app in 2017 that got most of its features from Wunderlist that is now set to be retired once users complete their migration from the app. Christian Reber, the founder of Wunderlist has been appealing to Microsoft to buy ... more
  • 1 week This Guy Installed Spotify on His Xiaomi Vacuum Cleaner. Because, Why Not? Techweez
    Do you even love listening to music if you don’t install Spotify on the gadgets you frequently use? I’m not talking about having Spotify on your phone, desktop or Mac but on devices that don’t normally support Spotify such as the coffee maker or even strange, your vacuum cleaner? Well, ... more
  • 1 week Delete These 24 Malware-Ridden Apps If You Have Them Installed Techweez
    Each new day, Google removes malware-ridden apps on its Play Store. Cybersecurity firm CSIS Security Group recently revealed a new malware called Joker that has been engaging in ad fraud since June this year. The malware not only signed up users to premium subscription services but also stole their text ... more
  • 1 week Branch Revamps Referral Program, Rolls out Flexible Repayments to Entice New and Current Users Techweez
    Branch, a popular digital finance services app that launched in Kenya in 2015 boasts having over 2 million customers in sub-Saharan Africa. Since launching in Kenya, the fintech’s drive has been to unlock financial access to billions of underserved people around the world and has proved a continuous customer-centric progression while ... more
  • 1 week IFA 2019: Huawei Bets on Smart Audio Products, New Colour Schemes for P30 Pro and Flagship Kirin 990 Chip Techweez
    IFA 2019 was not as big as we expected, but the technology show was attended by the big names in the industry. Huawei, for instance, made a couple of exciting announcements to solidify its stand in the space, bearing in mind it has been receiving some negative press for issues ... more
  • 1 week TECNO Camon 12 Pro Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    This is the high-specc’d model of the Camon 12 line. It has an in-display fingerprint reader, more RAM, and a better wide-angle lens, but a smaller 6.4″ notched screen versus a 6.52″ display on the Camon 12 and Camon 12 Air. Here are the rest of its specs: Read On ... more
  • 1 week TECNO Camon 12 Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    TECNO has already announced the Camon 12 series, although a Kenyan reveal is yet to happen. The line is made up of three phones: Camon 12 Air, Camon 12 and Camon 12 Pro. Here are the specs of the normal Camon 12: Read On Web → TECNO Camon 12 Specifications ... more
  • 1 week TECNO Announces the Camon 12 Series with Improved Cameras and Larger Screens Techweez
    The Camon line of phones from TECNO has been around for some time. The series is known for its camera performance and has placed some good smartphone snappers in the hands of many people, especially in Africa where the Chinese phone maker sells millions of devices. A few months ago, ... more
  • 1 week Asus Zenbook Pro Duo Unboxing and Hands On Review Techweez
      Back in June this year, Asus gave Techweez a rare opportunity to see their new powerful laptop, the Asus Zenbook Pro Duo. You can watch our first impressions of the laptop here. The dual 4K screens and the powerful innards that make this beast tick caught our eyes from the first ... more
  • 1 week ASUS Introduces New Laptops with 10th Gen Processors and Killer Graphics Cards Techweez
    The past week has been a busy one for ASUS. The technology corporation, which is known for its diverse line of laptops released a couple of products in a period that also saw the staging of IFA in Berlin. The announcements appear to have catered for all kinds of users: ... more
  • 1 week TECNO Phantom 9 Camera Review Techweez
    The mid-range smartphone market is getting competitive as moe phones get released. The TECNO Phantom 9 is the latest device that wants a slice of that pie. We’ve already played around with it for our hands-on review but the main focus of this article, will be how the four cameras ... more
  • 2 weeks Twitter to Add Three New Tabs for Topics, Lists and Bookmarks to Its Navigation Menu Techweez
    Twitter is onto something. The social media giant is working to keep its current users engaged on the app, attract new users and make it easier to use the app. The company has been testing a myriad of features and some of them have even gone live. Early this year, ... more
  • 2 weeks Midrange Smartphones With Qualcomm 5G Modems Are Coming Soon Techweez
    The next major race in the telecommunications world is deploying 5G. The next generation of telecommunications technology promises a host of benefits, the main one being extremely fast downloads relative to what we have today. We are at the initial stages of getting 5G on our devices and we started ... more
  • 2 weeks TCL PLEX Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    TCL, a Chinese TV maker has been in the technology space for an extended period. The company, whose presence in 2019’s staging of the IFA was expected to announce a smartphone, making the device its first handheld in a fiercely competitive market. TCL has, in the past, been manufacturing phones ... more
  • 2 weeks Nokia 6.2 Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    The Nokia 6 series has been received very well in the Kenyan market. The original model, as well as its successor the 6.1, are built like tanks. They are also rocking Android Pie at the moment, and the latter will be updated to Android 10. The latest member of the ... more
  • 2 weeks Nokia 7.2 Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    Early in 2019, I was pleasantly surprised at what the Nokia 7.1 had in place. It was, and still is a well-rounded device with a good screen, build quality, excellent software and more than enough camera performance. Its successor, the Nokia 7.2 is out: it improves the camera and some ... more
  • 2 weeks Things You Might Not Know About Cryptocurrency Techweez
    When it comes to money, there doesn’t seem to be much you need to know about it. It’s simply what you use to take care of life’s needs. But then, the truth is that even though we use it daily, money is such a fluid concept that it’s easy to ... more
  • 2 weeks Facebook Dating Is Now Official – Here’s Everything You Need to Know Techweez
    For those of us who’ve been waiting for Facebook to hook us up, well, the time is now. Facebook Dating is now official. The giant social media network that boasts of having over 2.41 billion monthly active users (MAU) as of June 2019 announced news of entering the dating turf last ... more
  • 2 weeks Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    This is the latest device from Redmi, and ups the numbers packed in the regular Note 8. It is also among the first few phones that rock the new 64 MP sensor, although the Note 8 has the popular 48 MP snapper. Here are its main specs:   Read On ... more
  • 2 weeks Redmi Note 8 Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    Xiaomi spun the Redmi moniker as the sub-brand in a market that has seen similar approaches in selling phones: Huawei has Honor and OPPO has Realme, and so forth. The Redmi line is a budget-conscious series that has done so well in emerging markets such as India. The manufacturer released ... more
  • 2 weeks OPPO Reno2 Specifications and Price Techweez
    Chinese phone maker OPPO revealed plans to introduce the second generation of the Reno series. The announcement of the devices was staged in India and saw the introduction of three devices under the Reno 2 moniker: Reno 2, Reno 2F and Reno 2Z. The high-specc’d version is the Reno 2 ... more
  • 2 weeks OPPO Reno2 Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    Chinese phone maker OPPO revealed plans to introduce the second generation of the Reno series. The announcement of the devices was staged in India and saw the introduction of three devices under the Reno 2 moniker: Reno 2, Reno 2F and Reno 2Z. The high-specc’d version is the Reno 2 ... more
  • 2 weeks Twitter Mocks Instagram by Using Screenshots of Tweets to Troll It Techweez
    Instagram is a really good place to find the best tweets. When posted on Twitter, the tweets can get lost and you’ll never find them but thanks to Instagram, you can find accounts that dedicate their posts to screenshots of funny or though-provoking tweets and they come in handy especially ... more
  • 2 weeks MTN Group Shuts Down Stores in Nigeria Following Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa Techweez
    Whatever is going in South Africa is ugly: the locals in Africa’s leading economy have been attacking, and in some cases, killing some foreign nationals for reasons that are yet to be established, but the general consensus is that members of other African states, especially those from Nigeria have been ... more
  • 2 weeks Samsung Reintroduces a Redesigned Galaxy Fold Techweez
    A few months ago, Samsung was forced to recall the Galaxy Fold from the market, after it emerged the device was riddled with design flaws. At that time, Samsung said it was going to redesign the foldable smartphone to make it a more robust handheld. Samsung has today announced the ... more
  • 2 weeks Safaricom Compels Telkom and Airtel to Pay KES 1.3 Billion Debt Before Merger Deal Techweez
    The merger deal between Airtel and Telkom Kenya has evoked a series of issues in the last couple of days. ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) revealed it found the transaction without a fault, but that did not materialize after the EACC started investigating Telkom for an alleged ... more
  • 2 weeks Infinix Hot 8 Price and Specifications in Kenya Techweez
    Infinix has just launched Infinix Hot 8, their latest phone in the Hot Series. Infinix was speculated to bump up the specifications of the Infinix Hot 8 after releasing the Infinix Hot 7. Well, the Infinix Hot 8 has launched with even better specs than its predecessor. Read On Web ... more
  • 2 weeks The 4 Ways Tech Makes Our Financial Lives Easier Techweez
    Consumers are deluged with financial decisions these days and often don’t know where to turn for technical help. From filing yearly tax returns and making estate plans to dozens of other chores, millions of people are seeking technical assistance from online and stand-alone software that makes complicated calculations a breeze. ... more
  • 2 weeks Telkom Kenya Faults Safaricom’s Interference in Merger Deal with Airtel Techweez
    We have covered a lot about the merger deal between Airtel and Telkom Kenya. The two carriers, which are cannibalized by Safaricom by market share and revenues, have been pursuing an agreement to combine their mobile, enterprise and carrier services in the country to create an entity with a robust ... more
  • 2 weeks How to Start an Online Gaming Business Techweez
    If you are a business-minded person, one of the best things about today’s world is that there are numerous opportunities. Thanks to the internet, computers, smartphones, tablets and other technologies, it’s easy to setup and run a business on the internet. One of the most lucrative areas to invest in ... more
  • 2 weeks Equity Bank Hires Swedish National to Expand Digitization Strategy Techweez
    Swedish national John Wilson has been appointed Equity’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the bank’s East and Southern Africa market. The announcement was done today and followed the institution’s plans to accelerate the digitization of products and services, a feat Equity has managed to push admirably in Kenya. The new COO ... more
  • 2 weeks Facebook Considering Hiding Like Counts on the News Feed Posts Techweez
    Facebook is considering hiding the like counts on users posts found on the News Feed just as the social media giant did for Instagram. This is a new move to lessen pressure on the platform as just like Instagram, Facebook has become a popularity contest network. This new revelation comes ... more
  • 2 weeks Vivo Targets Kenya Youths with New Y Series Smartphones Techweez
    If you’ve never heard of Vivo, it is a Chinese company that is one of the top smartphone makers in the world. It is the sister company to Oppo and OnePlus. Vivo is known for premiering cool tech on smartphones, like under the display fingerprint scanner and motorized selfie cameras ... more
  • 2 weeks Airtel Africa is the Continent’s Second Largest Mobile Operator Techweez
    Airtel Africa is now second to MTN in terms of active subscriber count in the continent at 100 million. This development was made official by the operator that provides telecoms services to 14 countries in Africa. MTN serves 16 countries in the region. The continent continues to be a lucrative ... more
  • 3 weeks Security Oversight Blamed for Jack Dorsey’s Hacked Twitter Account Techweez
    Late night local time, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was hacked. The hackers who call themselves Chuckle Squad began tweeting racial slurs, a Holocaust denial post and antisemitic messages. The tweets were up for a while before they began being deleted. uh oh, @jack hacked pic.twitter.com/rVELLkVuJs — ... more
  • 3 weeks Safaricom to Add 2000 4G Stations as Shareholders Approve Largest Dividend Payout Techweez
    Safaricom shareholders have approved KES 74.92 billion dividend payout for the FY that ended in March 31, 2019. This one of the telco’s biggest payout, following the operator’s equally impressive performance in the same FY that saw the corporation register a 7 percent revenue jump YoY (to KES 240.3 billion) ... more
  • 3 weeks Instagram to Soon Allow Users to Natively Crosspost Their IGTV Videos to Facebook and Facebook Watch Techweez
    In Facebook’s plan to integrate al its apps under one roof, Instagram will soon let users natively crosspost their IGTV videos to Facebook and Facebook Watch. The Mark Zuckerberg owned social media platform recently added its brand name next to its other apps including Instagram and WhatsApp. Screenshots posted by ... more
  • 3 weeks Bus App SWVL to Roll Out Time and Distance-Based Billing Techweez
    E-shuttle app SWVL has officially launched in the Kenyan market. The Egyptian firm has been in the local space for the last couple of months, having started pilot-based operations in early 2019. The official launch in the country is also accompanied by a planned investment of KES 1.5 billion in ... more
  • 3 weeks Xiaomi Announces the Redmi Note 8 Pro With an Insane 64MP Camera Techweez
    We thought that we were done with the megapixel race. Recently, we started seeing upper midrange phones sporting 48MP cameras and we thought that that will end at that. Well, we were wrong. Xiaomi has today announced 2 entrants to the Redmi Note series. The Redmi Note 8 comes to ... more
  • 3 weeks OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Full Review: Bigger and Better Techweez
    OPPO recently launched the Reno subbrand and the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is their maiden flagship phone in this new series. We’ve used the phone for over month now and here’s our full review. The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is a solid smartphone and has been my daily driver for ... more
  • 3 weeks Samsung Launches Expensive 8K TVs in Kenya Techweez
    The TV market is a big deal for home electronics makers such as Samsung. It, still to date, competes with its South Korean rival LG in many other fields and has been selling TVs in the Kenyan market for an extended period. Today, Samsung unveiled 8K QLED sets for select ... more
  • 3 weeks Google Confirms Huawei Mate 30 Won’t Launch with its Licensed Android Version or its Apps and Services Techweez
    If you were looking forward to purchasing the Huawei Mate 30, then this news will damp you down. Huawei’s flagship phone for this year speculated to come with four rear cameras in a circular camera island with a side LED flash, 40W wired charging, 27W wireless charging, a KIrin 990 ... more
  • 3 weeks Microsoft Brings Dark Mode to All its Office Apps and Office.com Techweez
    With dark mode gaining moment now that Android 10 and iOS 13 are bringing system-wide dark mode, companies are readying their apps and Microsoft doesn’t want to be left behind and is going all in to enhance Microsoft 365 experience on all its apps and Office.com. Outlook The first app ... more
  • 3 weeks Airtel-Telkom Kenya Merger to Happen Before 2020 Techweez
    The Airtel-Telkom Kenya merger that was first made official to the public in January 2019 has not been completed for a variety of reasons, most of which have emerged in the last couple of weeks. Both carriers have been on a path to streamline their operations under a single entity, ... more
  • 3 weeks BBC is Planning to Launch a Voice Assistant Techweez
    BBC is a well known public broadcaster and one of the coolest things about the giant is that they are very open to emerging technologies. Their next move is dubbing into the assistant market. According to the corporation, the BBC is planning to launch a digital voice assistant next year. ... more
  • 3 weeks Sendy Launches Freight Services for its Logistics Operations Techweez
    Sendy has announced the opening of its logistics platform to include freight services to serve customers who need to move cargo in Kenya, East Africa and throughout the continent. In January 2019, Sendy started matching large transporters with businesses transporting cargo from Mombasa to the Inland Container Depot, and then ... more
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