• 19 hours Showmax Original Goes to Nigeria, Stars BBNaija Winner Techweez
    Video streaming app Showmax has announced the return on Laycon to screens in 2021. The development implies that the Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe, who is also known as Laycon, will star in Showmax’s first-ever Nigerian Original, I Am LAYCON. The show will premier in February 2021. ... more
  • 23 hours Cellulant Launches First-Ever Software Development Kit for Product Stack in New Partnership Techweez
    Cellulant has announced a new partnership with Entersekt, an organization that offers services for device identity and omnichannel authentication. The collaboration will see Cellulant inject new blood into its cybersecurity arm while securing its digital banking channels and guarding against digital banking and payment frauds. According to the latest numbers, ... more
  • 1 day Nairobi Double Parking Fees Collection is Hurting Motorists Techweez
    Nairobi car owners have been battling the confusion brought forth by two entities that allegedly have a legal mandate to collect parking fees in the city. The first one is the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), whose short code for payments is *647#. It is run by the KRA following the ... more
  • 1 day What’s on My Phone: George Kamau Techweez
    Welcome to What’s On My Phone, a weekly column where we will be snooping in on people’s smartphones and figure out how they use them, what apps they are using, and why plus tips too. We’ll include new entries with different and notable people about what’s on their smartphones and ... more
  • 2 days TECNO Camon 16s vs The Competition: Tough Call Techweez
    TECNO Camon 16s finally launched in Kenya to join its other Camon 16 series – the Camon 16 Premier and the Camon 16 Pro. We’ve already reviewed the TECNO Camon 16s but how does it stack up against the competition especially in the under 20K segment. The under 20K segment ... more
  • 6 days M-Shwari Picks A Two-day Maintenance Schedule to Fix Issues Techweez
    M-Shwari services, which were launched many years in partnership with NCBA and operator Safaricom, were presented as a platform for people to save. The product has since gained some popularity, mainly because it allows people to borrow. In the last couple of days, M-Shwari has not been at its best ... more
  • 6 days Pope Francis Controversial Like on Instagram Is Being Investigated by the Vatican Techweez
    Early this month as if things couldn’t get any weird enough for 2020, Pope Francis’ official and verified Instagram(Franciscus) account liked a picture posted on Instagram by Natalia Garibotto, a 27-year-old Twitch streamer and model. It’s worth noting that Both accounts don’t follow each other – the Pope’s account doesn’t ... more
  • 6 days TECNO Camon 16s Review: Not Enough Spark Techweez
    TECNO recently launched its Camon 16 series for this year including the Camon 16 Premier, Camon 16 Pro and Camon 16s. I have been using the phone for a couple of days now since launch to know where the phone excels and where it does not. However, after using the ... more
  • 6 days Huawei Watch Fit to Soon Launch in Kenya Techweez
    The Kenyan market will soon be seeing another smartwatch from Huawei. The tech giant will soon be launching Huawei Watch Fit that will be joining the Huawei Band series, Huawei GT2 and Huawei GT2 pro. Huawei Watch Fit is a fitness tracker smartwatch hybrid that comes with an optical heart-rate ... more
  • 7 days Kenya Senators Want Safaricom Split Into Mobile Comms and M-PESA Techweez
    Safaricom’s dominance in the telecoms space has always been known. However, the operator has since rejected it being called so, and efforts by regulators and legislators to manage its upper hand in the mobile telephony market has been met by a bitter opposition. In fact, former CEO the late Bob ... more
  • 7 days Huduma Namba Cards To Be Issued in December, Will Phase Out National ID Cards Techweez
    The Huduma Namba story has always been a sore thumb for the majority of Kenyans because it has never been explained well for every Tom, Dick and Harry. The registration exercise was conducted in early 2019, and after many, many months, those who registered have not been issued with the ... more
  • 7 days Africa Data Centres Tier III Certification Has Been Extended Techweez
    Africa Data Centres, which claims to the continent’s largest network of an interconnected, carrier – and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, has had its Tier III certification renewed by the Uptime Institute for its Nairobi-based data centre. The development follows the facility’s superior design that aligns and supports ‘any planned work on the ... more
  • 7 days CA Kenya’s UFS Kitty Sees Kitui Villages Finally Get Connected Techweez
    While mobile operators have been offering their services in the country for more than two decades, they have not been successful in offering network coverage to every part of the country. The issues have been mentioned from time to time; some remote areas are not covered at all, or if ... more
  • 1 week How To Effectively Deal With A Malware Attack On Your Workstation At The Office Techweez
    Despite computers being around for over 3 decades in most facets of our communities, we’re just experiencing global digitalization on a massive scale. With just about every business out there relying on computers, it’s only expected to see a spike in nefarious activities. Black hat attacks are becoming a frequent ... more
  • 1 week Twitter Fleets: Compilation Of The Best Reactions Techweez
    Twitter is venturing into more than just tweets – audio and ephemeral products which the company announced today. The social media giant announced that Fleets will now be available for everyone. They have been testing this new feature which was available for a select number of users. More Than Just ... more
  • 1 week Safaricom’s Rita Okuthe Leaves Company Techweez
    Safaricom has gone through major leadership changes; in July 2019, former CEO Bob Collymore passed away, and he was replaced, temporarily, by first CEO and incoming Safaricom Board Chairman Michael Joseph. MJ would later be replaced by Peter Ndegwa, who has been steering the operator since April 2020. The company ... more
  • 1 week More Than Just Tweets: Twitter Ventures Into New Formats Techweez
    Twitter wants you do do more than just post tweets on the platform. The social media giant is introducing new features for users to interact with. Twitter is now making Fleets available for everyone. Fleets was announced in early March and are ephemeral posts that disappear after 24 hours. This ... more
  • 1 week Telkom Kenya’s Home Data Plans Just Got Better Techweez
    Now more than ever, telcos need to play their part in keeping their customers connected. The revision of Telkom's data limits and the FUP for both daily and Unlimited plans means customers will be getting more value from Telkom. ... more
  • 1 week SafeBoda Wraps Ups Kenya Operations Techweez
    E-motorbike startup SafeBoda is stopping its operations in Kenya. The announcement just went live on the platform’s Twitter account. The startup, which has also been in the Send services business cites that the exit is thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic that has made it operations challenging. SafeBoda admits that the ... more
  • 1 week Immaculate Kassait Data Commissioner Tenure Starts Following Swearing-In Ceremony Techweez
    Last month (October 2020), President Kenyatta appointed Immaculate Kassait as Kenya’s first Data Commissioner. The office was created when the Data Protection Act was passed in late 2019. The appointment was announced in Parliament according to section 6 (4) of the Data Protection Act 2019. However, the appointment did not ... more
  • 1 week Payments Service WorldRemit Launches Entrepreneurship Program in Kenya Techweez
    Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has launched a WorldRemit Entrepreneurs Program in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and Zimbabwe that will see the company create opportunities and facilitate development for business owners.   The development follows the pangs of the pandemic that has ravaged many parts of the world, including Africa. Among ... more
  • 1 week Airtel Kenya, Safaricom Say Spectrum Fees Are Too High Techweez
    Spectrum fees have always been very high in Kenya. The issue, however, is being revisited by operators who have since cited the high fees as being an impediment to reducing the cost of operations. The fees are paid to ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). Letters from both ... more
  • 1 week Samsung Galaxy S21 Series to Pack New Powerful Exynos 2100, Better Snappers, and More Techweez
    Samsung Galaxy S line has been doing great over the years, and cemented the Android brand depending on who you are asking. All members of the flagship line have been launched in Kenya, including the most recent S20 series. It has been many months since the S20 series started selling, ... more
  • 1 week realme 7i Review: 90Hz of Value Techweez
    Variety is disrupting the upper budget smartphone segment and realme is leading the shakeup. This is really good for consumers who are being spoilt for choice. realme came to Kenya and has been churning out devices for different types of consumers according to their pockets. The realme C3, realme 6, realme c11 and realme ... more
  • 1 week PortableVoices and EAEP Bring African Books in Audio Format Techweez
    PortableVoices and East African Educational Publishers (EAEP) have signed a deal to produce and distribute pan-African audiobooks. The partnership will see the Kenya audio startup work with the publisher, mainly by distributing audiobooks under the EAEP umbrella. The project will see the production of popular books, including classics such as ... more
  • 1 week TCL TVs Allegedly Have Backdoors That Could Be Watching You Techweez
    It is not often that TVs feature in security discussions, but that appears to be the case if reports from security researchers are anything to go by. First reported by Tom’s Guide, it has since emerged that TCL TVs that are running Android may have security holes that can allow ... more
  • 2 weeks MultiChoice Buys 20 Percent BetKing Stake Valued At KES 9 Billion Techweez
    MultiChoice has released its first HY results for the 2021 FY, ended in September 30. By numbers The video entertainment company says that it netted 1.2 million 90-day active subscribers YoY. The period under analysis closed with 20.1 million households that are served by the company. This is also the ... more
  • 2 weeks YouTube Rewind 2020 Cancelled Techweez
    A lot of things have been cancelled thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest one is YouTube Rewind for 2020. Since 2010, YouTube has always released a Rewind video, an annual recap of that year’s viral trends and major internet culture moments. In a statement posted on Twitter, the company ... more
  • 2 weeks Instagram App Revamp Brings Reels and Shopping Tab to the Homepage Techweez
    Instagram has begun to push its TikTok clone and e-commerce features to users staring today. The app got a major revamp that reshuffled its homescreen. In the new homepage, the giant social media giant added dedicated tabs for Reels and Shopping. Next to the search button in the navigation bar ... more
  • 2 weeks Equity Bank’s Digital Channels Finally Surpass Legacy Banking in Value Techweez
    Equity Bank has released its Q3 financials, ended on 30 September 2020. According to the report, which was presented by its CEO James Mwangi, the lender registered a 30 percent jump in its loan book from KES 348.9b to KES 453.9b from September 2019 to September 2020. Over the quarter ... more
  • 2 weeks Kenya Contributes 9% of the 700k Developers in Africa Techweez
    It has always been known that Africa is the next frontier of tech, with the continent registering various milestones over the last couple of years. This case has since been echoed by Google Africa, which reports that the continent is served by more than 700k developers that have significantly contributed ... more
  • 2 weeks Google Photos Drops Free Uploads After Roping in Users for 5 Years Techweez
    Google Photos has been one of those must-have apps for most people. The app, which has been around for more than five years, came to the market with one promise: give you a platform, or rather, free cloud storage for your images. This, it would do, without a user needed ... more
  • 2 weeks What is WhatsApp Pay and How It Works Techweez
    Last week, Whatsapp Pay, or payments made headlines, and for good reason. The money product has been under development by Facebook (that owns WhatsApp) over an extended period, but was not launched in India following a series of legal issues. In this case, India was selected because of the numbers. ... more
  • 2 weeks List of Xiaomi Phones Set to Receive Android 11, and Missing Candidates Techweez
    Android 11 was announced a couple of months ago. It is available for many Pixel devices, as well as recent launches such as the OnePlus 8T. Other devices, including Samsung’s and OPPO’s high ends from 2020 are testing the software, and should be launched soon, probably before 2020. However, we ... more
  • 2 weeks UoN’s Prof. Timothy Waema Joins Equity Bank as Non-Executive Director Techweez
    Professor Timothy Waema has joined Equity Bank a Non-Executive Director. The career educator brings on board his extensive ICT experience that spans over three decades in both private and public sector organizations in Kenya and the African region. Currently, he is a Professor of Information Systems in the School of ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19 Forces Safaricom to Borrow KES 24 Billion Techweez
    Yesterday, telco Safaricom revealed its financials for the half year of the 2020/2021 FY. The event, which was broadcasted online, was attended by the company’s CEO Peter Ndegwa and Acting CFO Illana Darcy who assumed the role of Sateesh Kamath that exited the company for Vodafone. The announcement was different ... more
  • 2 weeks realme 7i, realme C12 Officially Launched in Kenya Techweez
    realme Kenya has today unveiled the realme 7i and realme C12 to the Kenyan market in an online double launch. They already have a couple of devices serving different market segments. From the realme C3, realme 6, realme c11, realme c15 that are already available in the market. Other gadgets the company has in the ... more
  • 2 weeks OPPO A93 Review: So a Fine Line from Reno4 Techweez
    There are many good things to say about the OPPO A93, the latest device from the Chinese manufacturer for the mid-range A-series lineup. The phone does almost everything right and fails in some, but the missteps are mostly trivial, and would not be seen as a barrier to spending KES ... more
  • 2 weeks Nokia Android TV Box Brings a Busy Remote and a Pretty Design Techweez
    There is no shortage of Android TV boxes, but the good ones are not many, or are expensive. The likes of Xiaomi have done a good job with the Mi Box line, and more recently the Mi TV stick; not to mention the lovely Ematic 4K box that is sold ... more
  • 2 weeks How to Select an Online Trading App in Kenya that is Right for You Techweez
    The rise of Online trading platforms has allowed individuals easy access to the financial markets while working from home. However, this has also given rise to number of scam brokers too. So, choosing a right platform is really important for safe investing. ... more
  • 2 weeks Realme 7i Unboxing and First Impressions Review[Video] Techweez
    Realme is coming in hot in Kenya and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. They already have a couple of devices serving different market segments. From the realme C3, realme 6, realme c11, realme c15 that are already available in the market. They recently announced the realme c12 and the ... more
  • 2 weeks How Safaricom Locks Your Device if You Don’t Pay Lipa Mdogo Mdogo Bill Techweez
    Safaricom’s Lipa Mdogo Mdogo program was launched many months ago. The program allows the operator’s customers to purchase smartphones using a payments program that is spread over an extended period and completed in bits by bits. Thusly, ‘Mdogo Mdogo.’ At first, many of us were not aware of how this ... more
  • 2 weeks TECNO Camon 16s Unboxing and First Impressions Review Techweez
    TECNO Camon 16s is the latest smartphone in the market launched this week. The 16s is part of the Camon 16 series of smartphones launched early this year. We have finally got our hands on the device but before we begin, here’s what you get in the box: the device ... more
  • 2 weeks Safaricom Mobile Data Gains Accelerate During the Pandemic Techweez
    With a 4.8% and 10.5% drop in service revenue and profits before interest and tax, operator Safaricom did not have a very good HY of the assessed 2020/2021 FY. The company makes a lot of its money from voice and M-PESA. However, the two registered a drop in revenue. This ... more
  • 2 weeks Safaricom M-PESA Profits Decline for the First Time Techweez
    Safaricom has revealed its HY results ended in 30 September 2020 for the 2020/2021 financial year. In a livestream showcased on its YouTube channel and other platform like Zoom for blogger questions, the operator reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has weighed on business performance, although it sustained investment to support ... more
  • 3 weeks Safaricom Launches Skiza Ad Service to Support SMEs Access Their Customers Techweez
    Safaricom is still in its celebratory mood as it eases out of its teen years. They have been launching new products targeting both consumers and businesses especially SMEs. As Safaricom marks its 20th Anniversary, it is increasingly pegging its future on SMEs by providing them with tailored technology solutions to ... more
  • 3 weeks vivo Y20 Now Available in Kenya for Ksh 13,999 Techweez
    vivo has been operating in the country for a while now, launching smartphones catered for both spectrums of the market. vivo Y30, vivo V19, vivo Y19 and vivo V17 Pro are already in the market. The latest entrant in the Y series is the vivo Y20 that succeeds the vivo ... more
  • 3 weeks TECNO Camon 16s Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    TECNO Camon 16s is finally here. This is TECNO’s latest smartphone in the country and boasts quite the features. The TECNO Camon 16s joins the other Camon 16 Premier and the Camon 16 Pro. Stay tuned for our review. ... more
  • 3 weeks TECNO Camon 16s Officially Launched in Kenya Techweez
    TECNO Camon 16s is now the latest budget device to hit the Kenyan market. The TECNO Camon 16s joins the recently launched TECNO Camon 16 Premier and the TECNO Camon 16 Pro. TECNO Camon 16s comes with a 6.6 inch Dot-in LCD display that features a resolution of 720 by ... more
  • 3 weeks realme 7i, realme C12 Set for a Double Launch Next Week Techweez
    realme Kenya is coming in hot. They recently launched a couple of devices that have been received well in the Kenyan market. realme C3, realme 6, realme c11, realme c15, Buds Air Wireless earbuds and the Buds Q are already available in the market. realme is now bringing the other ... more
  • 3 weeks Huawei Seeks to Overcome US Ban with New Chip Production Unit Techweez
    The Huawei side of business has not been very good in the past couple of months. The issues, as we have come to understand, are linked to trust issues that were brought to light when the US government said that the Chinese tech corporation cannot be trusted. Over these months, ... more
  • 3 weeks Global Tech Corporations Not Spared from Scrutiny in Kenya Data Protection Law Techweez
    The Data Protection Act went live in 2019. The law has been under exploration for an extended period, following pressure from activists that wanted Kenya to safeguard the privacy of locals online. The Act directed the appointment of a Data Protection Commissioner. Immaculate Kassait was nominated for the post and ... more
  • 3 weeks Addressing a Manufacturing Crisis During the Pandemic Using ERP Technologies Techweez
    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented health and human crisis. The virus is highly infectious, and at the moment, there is no clear word about vaccine development. Some nations record thousands of infections, including Kenya, a development that consumes a lot of medical resources. In the same instance, the ... more
  • 3 weeks Kenyatta University Ventilators for COVID-19 Response Scoop UN Award Techweez
    Kenyatta University students have been awarded for having developed mechanical ventilators to aid in the war against COVID-19. The students were recognized by the United Nations, Kenya. The 15 students were lauded for responding to the pandemic in a timely manner, and developed mechanical ventilators that they named Tiba-Vent. The ... more
  • 4 weeks Samsung Reclaims Top Spot on Phone Shipments as Apple Drops to 4th Techweez
    Samsung has reclaimed their top spot in the smartphone market which was briefly taken by Huawei in the previous quarter. The latest report from IDC revealed that Samsung has reclaimed top position on 3rd quarter of 2020 from Huawei. They shipped 80.4 million smartphones which is up 2.9% year over ... more
  • 4 weeks Google Shares Tips To Keep You Safe During Cybersecurity Awareness Month Techweez
    October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Google has shared some tips to keep you safe online which is has become important in our daily lives. The theme for this year’s cybersecurity awareness month was “Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart” which empowers people to own their role in protecting their part in ... more
  • 4 weeks Simple Ideas Every Business Should Consider To Improve Their Operations Techweez
    In the modern age, it has become increasingly important for business owners and operators to constantly be looking for new ways to improve their overall operations. By continuously reassessing the efficacy of the different types of operating strategies you can rest easy knowing that your business is running as efficiently ... more
  • 4 weeks Nigeria Incubation Hub ccHUB Acquires EdTech Firm eLimu Techweez
    Co-creation Hub (ccHUB) announced the acquisition of eLimu which is an edtech firm and digital educational content provider in East Africa. ccHUB’s acquisition of eLimu is geared to transform the digital education platform of the company. They said that eLimu will continue to focus on leveraging cutting edge technology to ... more
  • 4 weeks Cybercrimes Law in Limbo as Court Declares Several Laws Unconstitutional Techweez
    The High Court has voided a number of bills that were passed by the National Assembly that did not involve the Senate and it affects the contentious Cybercrimes law and the law that establishes Huduma Namba. According to the Star, a three judge bench on Thursday ruled that the Speaker ... more
  • 4 weeks OPPO A93 Unboxing and Hands-on Review – Perfect Middle Ground [Video] Techweez
    OPPO has officially launched the OPPO A93 in Kenya, the successor to the OPPO A92 launched earlier this year in the country. OPPO A93 improves on the features its predecessor had and includes some new upgrades too. We now have an AMOLED screen at 6.43″ coming with a full HD+ resolution at 2400 by ... more
  • 4 weeks 3 Pokemon Go Spoofing Apps You Need To Know Techweez
    Are you in search of the best Pokemon Go spoofing apps? Well, don’t worry as we know the solution to your problem very well. Through this article, you will get to know three different apps for Pokemon Go spoofing. We will also cover their plus and negative points. As you ... more
  • 4 weeks Apple is Exploring Developing its Own Search Tools Which is Bad For Google Techweez
    Apple is exploring on building its own search tools which is potentially bad news for the biggest Search provider, Google. According to Financial Times, the iPhone maker is stepping up efforts to develop its own search technology as the US antitrust authorities threaten the payments that Google makes to secure ... more
  • 4 weeks Uber Hosts Machine Learning Hackathon in Kenya For Faster Ambulance Response Techweez
    Uber, the giant logistics company has today announced that they teamed up with a number of institutions to host a machine learning hackathon in Kenya. The company partnered with Zindi, Flare and the World Bank to host this event that aims to reduce the mortality rate of road accidents by ... more
  • 4 weeks How To Take a Screenshot on Android TV Techweez
    Android TV is slowly gaining popularity in growing markets such as Kenya thanks to many and affordable televisions that ship with the official version of the OS. The space is also served with tons of Android TV boxes from the likes of Xiaomi and Safaricom (Ematic 4K TV Box). These ... more
  • 4 weeks Get Rid of YouTube TV Ads With SmartTubeNext Techweez
    We all love to catch up on cat videos, cooking shows, and lifestyle coverage of our favourite bloggers on YouTube. Some of us prefer large displays for that, which is where YouTube for Android TV comes in. The official YouTube client for Android TV works, but it makes a bad ... more
  • 4 weeks Infinix Note 8 Review: Heading in the Right Direction Techweez
    Infinix Note 8 is here barely half a year after the launch of the Note 7. The smartphone company has been churning really nice devices the past few months – from their flagship Infinix Zero 8 and the budget Infinix Hot 10. The Infinix Note 8 is their new midrange ... more
  • 4 weeks Manufacturing Picks Extensive Use of the Cloud and ERP Amid the Pandemic Techweez
    Manufacturing companies have been adopting cloud and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for their operations. This development has also become more visible over the last couple of months following the pandemic that has forced businesses to reinvent their operations to remain competitive. The trend toward ERP and cloud computing is ... more
  • 4 weeks Telkom Kenya Pawa Combo Bundles Now Come With More SMS and Data Techweez
    Telkom Kenya has today announced a revamp of their Pawa bundles with added value perks which include SMS and mobile data at affordable price points. “It is worth noting that SMS and WhatsApp communication are popular among the young audiences who have been actively at home following the prolonged closure ... more
  • 4 weeks realme 7i Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    realme Kenya will soon be launching the realme 7i following the successful launch of its other realme devices in the country. The smartphone company recently entered the country with the realme c3, realme 6, realme c11, realme c15, Buds Air Wireless earbuds and the Buds Q. realme 7i is now ... more
  • 4 weeks realme 7i To Launch Soon in Kenya Techweez
    realme Kenya will soon be launching the realme 7i following the successful launch of its other realme devices in the country. The smartphone company recently entered the country with the realme c3, realme 6, realme c11, realme c15, Buds Air Wireless earbuds and the Buds Q. realme 7i is now ... more
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