• 3 months Instagram Is Ruining How You Interact with Carousel Photo Posts Techweez
    In mid-2017, Instagram started letting users post multiple photos in a carousel format. With this new feature, users could upload up to 10 photos including videos simultaneously. Your followers could interact with your post by scrolling through them. This new format was a welcome move as you couldn’t spam your ... more
  • 3 months A Look at the Revamped Twitter Camera Interface Techweez
    The newly designed Twitter camera interface is the social media company’s feature in a bid to catch up with its competitors who use the Stories feature. The revamped interface allows you to capture photos, videos and live footage. Just swipe left from your main timeline to launch the camera. You ... more
  • 3 months Safaricom Adds SMS to All in One Bundle to Make it Compete Techweez
    A couple of weeks ago, Safaricom launched All in One Bundle that promised to offer flexibility. Initially, the product included data and voice (you can read the previous post about the plans and how to choose what serves you well), which was not ideal because it lacked SMS to qualify ... more
  • 3 months The Android Antivirus App You’re Using Maybe a Fraud Techweez
    Do you use an android antivirus app? A new report has come out to show that two-thirds of all these apps don’t work as advertised – they’re all frauds. AV-Comparatives, the Austrian company that published the report specialize in conducting tests on antivirus apps showed the vulnerable state of Android ... more
  • 3 months Safaricom Drops Free WhatsApp in All In One Bundle Techweez
    A couple of weeks ago, Safaricom announced a new data product christened All in One Data bundle. In essence, the service is said to offer flexibility to Safaricom customers who need a product that offers minutes and data. The bundle is particularly appealing to a lot of people, and we ... more
  • 3 months Tumblr’s Traffic Drops by Almost 30% After Porn Ban Techweez
    Tumblr decided to ban porn back in December last year. Adult content on the site was banned starting 17th December 2018 and those Tumblr blogs that already had such content would be flagged as explicit. A lot of people go to Tumblr to check out adult content and it was ... more
  • 3 months How to Promote a Video on Instagram Techweez
    Social media marketing is one of the most effective methods to market your brand/product/post. Today, more than a million people make use of social media applications daily. This platform is one of the most cost-effective methods of promoting posts to gain enormous popularity. While there are a number of methods ... more
  • 3 months Kenyan Teams Qualify for Sub Saharan Africa Huawei ICT Finals Techweez
    When it is not selling smart devices or communication equipment, Huawei likes to hold a series of activities, including ICT competitions, the latest of which was held in Africa and saw participation from several teams across the continent. Christened Sub Saharan Africa Huawei ICT Competition, the show saw two Kenyan ... more
  • 3 months Telegram Gains Millions of Users After Global WhatsApp Outage Techweez
    It is no surprise that when a major social network like WhatsApp has issues, Telegram benefits immensely and this has been shown yet again. Pavel Durov, Telegram Messenger’s founder, has revealed that a substantial number of people joined Telegram in the past day. “I see 3 million new users have ... more
  • 3 months Nokia 7.1 Review: The Best Mid-range Smartphone Value Techweez
    I have been the resident Nokia phone user here at Techweez for the last couple of months. This journey started when the good folks at HMD Kenya passed the trusty Nokia 7 Plus to us for a quick examination of Android 9 Pie. This was important to us because, at ... more
  • 3 months Whatsapp is Working on Image Search to Fight Fake News Techweez
    WhatsApp is a large forum with over 1.5 billion users and they share a lot of content on the messaging social network. Some of the content shared on the platform is usually false and it is difficult t verify some of it. One of the ways to fight fake news, ... more
  • 3 months Infinix Lists Budget Hot 7 Series Online with the Famous Notch and Dual Camera Techweez
    Several smartphone makers have, for the better part of the decade, been trying to make a name for themselves in the Kenyan market, but only a handful of them have managed to crack the insanely competitive field by selling many devices to a demographic that is adopting pocket computers device ... more
  • 3 months IBM Caught Scrapping Flickr Photos Without User’s Consent Techweez
    IBM Diversity in Faces way of collecting photos for its facial recognition tech is breaching the privacy of a lot of Flickr users. Facial recognition has come a long way and though imperfect, it continues being tweaked to make it work well. The tech works by relying on algorithms that ... more
  • 3 months South Africa Becomes the First African Country to Get YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Techweez
    Google today has announced that they have rolled out YouTube Premium  and YouTube Music in South Africa. This is the first time they are doing this in an African country. YouTube Premium YouTube Premium is a subscription based version of YouTube where you pay a certain amount of money each month to enjoy ... more
  • 3 months Huawei Mate X Spotted Selling in Kenyan eCommerce Store Techweez
    The Huawei Mate X was one of the most exciting products to be launched in MWC last month It is the company’s pioneer into the wild industry that is the foldable phone form-factor.  Its foldable system include one giant 8 inch touchscreen that can be folded into two smaller screens ... more
  • 3 months Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 Launched in Kenya Techweez
    The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 was launched today and joins the ranks of its siblings in the Y series Huawei targets for its price-conscious consumers. The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 is a budget smartphone but that doesn’t mean quality is compromised. The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 packs the latest tech trends and packs specs ... more
  • 3 months Construction App iBuild Promises Accountability and Reliability for Home Projects Techweez
    It has become a norm that owning a home in Kenya is preceded by a series of bureaucracies and hurdles. This setback is associated with the nature of the building and contracting market in the country, which, in most cases, is not friendly for people who want a solution that ... more
  • 3 months What Are The Benefits Of Using The Cloud? Techweez
    Cloud has benefited us all. In our personal lives, it has allowed us to upload and store our photos for easy access and relieve ourselves of the burden that is our phone’s storage space. For professionals, however, it has completely revolutionized the workplace. With documents and data stored online businesses ... more
  • 3 months Google Sets Date For Allo’s Ultimate Demise Techweez
    Google has never had a rousing success with messaging apps and Allo is no different. Google has today put on a notice on Allo’s website, where they have set March 12th as the messaging platform’s expiry date. This move comes after Google was reported suspending the development of Allo back ... more
  • 3 months AliExpress Integrates M-PESA Payments for Kenya Customers Techweez
    AliExpress is a popular Chinese e-commerce platform that rivals the likes of Amazon, but for the Asian market and to a larger extent, Africa (Kenya). Some of you have, from time to time, imported products using the platform, and the popularity of the service has prompted the integration of a ... more
  • 3 months Bitcoin sports betting with the best rates Techweez
    Do you want to quickly and effortlessly increase your cryptocurrency assets? Then, bitcoin sports betting option is exactly what you need. There isn’t much difference from the classic betting, but all transactions here are conducted in digital assets. Now this approach opens up brand new opportunities for people. The transactions ... more
  • 3 months Twitter is Testing a New App That Pays Homage to the Old Name Techweez
    Twitter has announced that they are working on a new app, and it pays homage to the original name of the site: twttr Our prototype app, twttr, launches to the first group of participants today. #LetsHaveAConvo about new features to build a better Twitter together. — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 11, ... more
  • 3 months Twitter Sweetens Viral Donuts Shop Story by Buying Donuts For Everyone Techweez
    Twitter can be a wonderful place sometimes. On 9th March, a guy by the name Billy tweeted this My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop 😭 pic.twitter.com/y5aGB1Acrc — billy (@hibillyby) March 9, 2019 He said that his dad is sad because no one came ... more
  • 3 months Infinix Hot 7, Hot 7 Pro Price and Specifications in Kenya Techweez
    Coming hot after Infinix opened up preorders for their flagship, the Infinix Zero 6 Pro is the preorders for the Infinix Hot 7 and the Pro version. Here are their specs: Read On Web → Infinix Hot 7, Hot 7 Pro Price and Specifications in Kenya ... more
  • 3 months Masoko to Leverage Mpesa Agency Network for Ecommerce Deliveries Techweez
    The e-commerce space is getting the attention and competition it deserves for the benefit of the Kenyan consumer. Masoko, whose entry into the online retailing business was late compared to the likes of Kilimall and Jumia, has tried to use its Safaricom-backed resources and networks to make a name for ... more
  • 3 months Beyond Passwords: All You Need to Know Techweez
    2FA also known as 2-factor authentication fortifies passwords with a second piece of information which involves a one-time passcode being sent at the time of login. Maintaining the security of your online accounts and ensuring your personal data remains private has become paramount in recent years following data breaches and ... more
  • 3 months Standard Chartered’s New Apps to Allow Online Opening of Bank Accounts Techweez
    While nearly all local banks have adopted an online platform where their clients can get access to services from their smart devices without ever making a visit to a banking hall, only a handful of those institutions have successfully made truly robust systems. Equity, for instance, paved the way for ... more
  • 3 months ICT Disaster Recovery 101 and 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Techweez
    Having a comprehensive disaster recovery and backup solution in place is inevitable because your peace of mind matters. Read On Web → ICT Disaster Recovery 101 and 6 Questions to Ask Yourself ... more
  • 3 months Oppo to Launch First Smartphone Under a New Sub-brand ‘Reno’ Techweez
    Oppo today has announced a new sub-brand for smartphones — Oppo Reno and the brand logo is quite colourful. The company also announced that the first phone under the Reno sub-brand will be launched on 10th April in China. The interesting bit is that there is no further information that was released ... more
  • 3 months How This Fintech Has Adapted to the Entrepreneur Journey Techweez
    In the past five years, mobile financial services have gone from “likely” to “bound to happen” to “now commercially accessible.” In 2015, Branch disbursed its first loan in Kenya. In 2019, the fintech has shown significant growth by paying out more than 11 million loans in 5 countries. With many ... more
  • 3 months 6 Tips to Foolproof Your Online Banking Security Techweez
    When was the last time you visited a bank branch in person? Probably never in the past one year. Well, you are not alone. Online banking has made life so easier. As habitual internet users, we never have to step into a bank branch to update the account statement, apply ... more
  • 3 months MTN Announces End-2018 Financial Results, Will Drop Botswana Partner Mascom Techweez
    Carrier MTN Group has released its financial results for the year ended December 2018. The telco says that the results met its medium-term goals, cut its holding company leverage and saw service revenue growth. MTN, which services 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East increased its active subscribers from ... more
  • 3 months Review: Lava Z81 Is the Right Phone at the Wrong Time Techweez
    With slowing sales globally and OEMs exiting the Kenyan market, it’s been tough for smartphones. At least some. Lava international seems to go against that wave and is now the latest company to enter the Kenyan market with their feature, budget and mid-range mobile phones. At launch, the Lava Z81 ... more
  • 3 months Visa Kicks Off Women-Only Entrepreneur Initiative to Celebrate International Women’s Day Techweez
    Visa has launched an initiative that will focus on empowering women as the world awaits the celebraton of International Women’s Day. Christened Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition, the global program seeks to invite women entrepreneurs to address Fintech and Social Impact challenges, where winners in each of the two ... more
  • 3 months Huawei Sues U.S. Government Over ‘Unconstitutional Ban’ On its Products Techweez
    Huawei, the Chinese corporation that manufactures telecoms equipment and phones has not been having a good time in some of the world’s most lucrative markets such as the U.S. The company cannot even sell its phones in the North American country after the nation’s telecommunications advisors advised the government to ... more
  • 3 months Huawei to Launch the Y6 2019 in Kenya Next Week Techweez
    Huawei Mobile Kenya is gearing to launch their new budget smartphone to the Kenyan market, the Y6 2019 next week. The new phone follows previous launches of the Y7 Prime 2019 and the Y5 Lite and it will slot in the middle of these two devices. The Huawei Y6 2019 ... more
  • 3 months Zuckerberg Inspired By WhatsApp Rediscovers ‘Privacy’ as the Future of Facebook Techweez
    On January, it was reported that Facebook was planning an integration of its various independent messaging apps. This was a big move since some were acquisitions (Instagram and WhatsApp) while some were homegrown (Messenger) and they all work in their own unique way. It seemed like Facebook wanted to make ... more
  • 3 months Microsoft’s Africa-First Data Centres Are Live in South Africa Techweez
    Exactly one year ago today, Microsoft staged a local meet with media reps to discuss the importance of cloud services for local businesses. At the time, Microsoft’s Head of Cloud Technology Mr. Ruediger Dorn revealed that had South Africa successfully met the criteria required by the U.S.-based corporation for data centres. ... more
  • 3 months Facebook Will Share User Info With Safaricom For ‘Free Facebook’ Techweez
    You cannot the refute the fact that Facebook is one of the biggest social networks in Kenya. Millions of Kenyans use the 15 year old social network and mostly through the idea of buying data bundles to access it. There is still a sub-sect of the populace that cannot afford ... more
  • 3 months Oppo F11 and F11 Pro with Pop-Up Selfie Shooter Are Official Techweez
    Chinese phone manufacturer Oppo has released the successor of the Oppo F10 from last year. Named the F10 Pro in some markets, the F10 introduced the teardrop notch design to the Kenyan market before OnePlus 6T, and later devices popularized the smaller screen cutout design. The new devices are the ... more
  • 3 months PesaPal Introduces New Payments App for Android and iOS Techweez
    You may have heard of PesaPal, which is a payments company that allows individuals and businesses to make or accept payments. Today, they have made a big move by going mobile with apps on both Android and iOS. The new app aggregates payments from different service providers so that you ... more
  • 3 months Huawei Y6 (2019) Price and Specifications in Kenya Techweez
    The Huawei Y6 (2019) is the lower spec’d version of the Huawei Y6 Pro 2019. The difference between the two is the RAM dedication and the placement of the fingerprint sensor. The Huawei Y6 (2019) packs 2GB of RAM and a rear fingerprint scanner that its bigger sibling lacks. Here are its ... more
  • 3 months Samsung Galaxy S10’s Hole Punch Cameras Inspire Creative Wallpapers Techweez
    The Samsung Galaxy S10 was announced towards the end of last month and it confirmed the hole punch selfie camera on the display. The S10 has one selfie camera and the Plus has two selfie cameras at the front. This was a way for them to avoid the notch and ... more
  • 4 months NSSF Partners with Safaricom’s M-PESA to Enable Seamless Remittances Techweez
    Members of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) will now be able to remit their contributions via Safaricom’s mobile money product, M-PESA. This development was made official earlier today when the savings firm hosted the telco at its headquarters. The corporation joins the likes of NHIF that has had the ... more
  • 4 months Facebook Exposes Your Phone Number for All. Here’s How to Change That Techweez
    Facebook continues exploiting users privacy and this one involves your phone number. With increasing privacy breaches, some of us have set up 2-factor authentication to increase the security of our accounts in case our passwords get leaked. If you have set up your Facebook account’s 2FA with your phone number, ... more
  • 4 months Fuliza Set to Net Safaricom, CBA and KCB Group KES 21 Billion in Revenues in One Year Techweez
    While some of us may have received Safaricom’s overdraft facility Fuliza in bad light, the product, which for the most part is very handy, is projected to bolster the telco’s revenues if the estimates presented by Sterling Capital Limited are anything to go by. For housekeeping purposes, Fuliza is a 30-day ... more
  • 4 months The Popularity of Cryptocurrencies in Africa Techweez
    Cryptocurrency, while more popular than before, still hasn’t reached mass adoption. Estimates suggest that less than 1% of the world’s population are using cryptocurrencies, but it remains a good long-term investment. It is easy to use, safe and you don’t have to worry about the change. Plus, you could use ... more
  • 4 months Not All Snapdragon 855 Powered Smartphones Have 5G, Here’s Why Techweez
    We are now at the cusp of 5G adoption and it has become a buzzword like how 4G was in 2011. Smartphone manufacturers have added 5G into their phones and now we see them slapping the 5G decal on their phones. 5G hype is officially on the roof. A lot ... more
  • 4 months Medium Removes Paywall for Twitter Users Techweez
    Publishing platform, Medium is removing its paywall in a bid to bring in more new readers who click on Medium article links on Twitter. The platform which launched in August 2012 has a curation of articles by of both professional and amateur people plus publishers and exclusive blogs. All @Medium ... more
  • 4 months Nokia 3.2 Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    The Nokia 3.2 is another member of the 3 lineup, which includes the 3.1 that we reviewed a couple of months ago and the recently launched Nokia 3.1 Plus. The 3.2’s primary agenda is the battery as it packs a 4000 mAh juicer. It also has a bigger display at ... more
  • 4 months Nokia 1 Plus Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    The Nokia 1 Plus is a larger version of the Nokia 1 that went live sometime in 2018. It has an 18:9 display, a gig of RAM, an MTK chipset and similar to the 1, and runs Android Go Edition owing to the pedestrian specifications. HDM Global says the device ... more
  • 4 months Kenya Senate Puts a Stop on Huduma Namba Registration Exercise Techweez
    The hue and cry regarding the recently launched National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) registration exercise appears to have met its goals because as of this writing, the process has been suspended. A couple of months ago, ICT CS Joe Mucheru announced that the government was planning to issue Kenyan ... more
  • 4 months Blackberry Sues Twitter For Infringing on its Mobile Messaging Patents Techweez
    Remember Blackberry? Kids may not see much of their phones today or remember their previous name, but they were once a brand for the rich. Blackberry phones were for the rich and powerful and it is amazing what has changed in the past decade. Well today, we are seeing reports ... more
  • 4 months Nokia 3310 (2017) Review: Selling Nostalgia to Grandparents, Sore Thumbs and All Techweez
    There is no denying that Nokia made the 2000s great in terms of mobile telephony. The Finnish manufacturer pioneered a lot of ‘firsts’ in the mobile industry, in addition to selling some of the world’s most popular dumb phones, including the likes of Nokia 1110 and 3310, the latter of ... more
  • 4 months MasterCard Partners with Angaza to Roll Out Payments Techweez
    MasterCard has announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Angaza where they will roll out a digital payment solution to make it easy for people and businesses across the globe access necessities. Angaza is a B2B (business to business) company that builds tools for distribution businesses that ... more
  • 4 months Safaricom Launches 400G Network Link to Accommodate More Mobile Data and Fibre Capacity Techweez
    Telco Safaricom has announced the deployment of a 400G network link at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain. The launch makes it among the first carriers in the globe to commercially deploy the solution to the masses. The 400G link will make Safaricom’s network more robust as its ... more
  • 4 months Airtel Expands 4G Coverage to Over 40 New Towns in Kenya Techweez
    Kenya’s second largest mobile operator Airtel, which is also in talks with Telkom Kenya on a merger deal that will give rise to a single entity namely Airtel-Telkom, has announced a wider rollout of its 3G and 4G services. According to the telco, the network upgrade will see the launch ... more
  • 4 months The Unforeseen Consequences of Safaricom’s Overdraft Facility Fuliza Techweez
    A couple of weeks ago, telco Safaricom released an overdraft facility referred to as Fuliza. Owing to the carrier’s vast reach and robust marketing power, the product has been adopted by many (we do not have the number yet, but it is likely current users are in terms of millions ... more
  • 4 months Huawei Announces the Launch of First 5G Commercial Network in South Africa. Techweez
    Today at MWC, Huawei has announced the launch of the first 5G commercial network in South Africa, which is a big deal for the country. Announcing this in a press conference at Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, this move is a testament of the company taking advantage of deploying this ... more
  • 4 months Energizer’s Smartphone With An 18,000 mAh Battery is Absolutely Ridiculous Techweez
    We have seen weird folding smartphones at MWC and pretty tame ones too, but this one takes the cake for being the weirdest of them all. Energizer is known for their batteries and they teased that they will launch a number of phones at MWC and sure they delivered. The ... more
  • 4 months Nokia 4.2 Specifications and Price in Kenya Techweez
    HMD Global is not going to slow down in reviving the Nokia brand. The Finnish company has already done an exemplary job in its previous releases, which are priced competitively and receive updates in a timely manner. The latest member of the manufacturer’s lineup is the Nokia 4.2, which is ... more
  • 4 months Android Gets FIDO2 Certified, Brings Password-less Future Closer to Reality Techweez
    Android finally got FIDO2 certified in an announcement made on Monday by the FIDO Alliance and Google at Mobile World Congress but what does this mean for you? What is the FIDO Alliance and how does FIDO2 work? The FIDO(Fast Identity Online) Alliance is an association made up of a ... more
  • 4 months Snapchat CEO: We Have a Subpar Android App and We Want to Change That Techweez
    Snapchat user growth has been on the decline. Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snap, the parent company of Snapchat is putting the blame on its Android app. While speaking at a media and telecom conference, Evan pointed out that the subpar experience on its Android app as the reason for its disappointing user ... more
  • 4 months KRA Clears the Air on Alleged Halt of Filing of Tax Returns Techweez
    A couple of hours, a local blog pushed a story that alleged that Kenya’s tax collector arm KRA had axed keying in of PAYE tax returns. The story, which has since been pulled generated an online buzz that prompted KRA to issue a statement refuting the claims. Relief as KRA ... more
  • 4 months Fun Spotify Quiz and Other Ways to Waste Your Time on the Internet Techweez
    There’s a lot of ways to waste your time on the internet such as doing those which character from HBO’s Silicon Valley are you quizzes – I got Jared, which is so accurate. In my mindless exploring on the rabbit hole that is the internet, I came across this Spotify ... more
  • 4 months Infinix Zero 6 Pro Available For Preorder Today For Kshs 31,999 Techweez
    Infinix today has launched the Zero 6 Pro and it has a number of features that are targeted at consumers on the mid tier bracket. It has a 6.18 inch FHD+ display with a prominent notch at the front that is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass. The phone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon ... more
  • 4 months Sony’s New Xperia 1 Flagship is their Most Interesting Smartphone Yet Techweez
    Sony has launched a few smartphones today and the most interesting of all is the new flagship, the Xperia 1. Sony has decided to get rid of the XZ prefix they were using for their smartphones and decided to start afresh and there are a lot of them. For starters, the ... more
  • 4 months Kenya Government Axes Class 1 Laptop Project for Computer Labs Techweez
    Back in 2013, the then Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his team were armed to the teeth with a futuristic manifesto that included solid promises, such as the issuance of tablet computers to Class 1 pupils. The project was to be under a digital literacy program that hoped to equip ... more
  • 4 months The New Nokia 4.2, 3.2, 1 Plus and 210 Will Eventually Come to Kenya Techweez
    HMD announced 4 new Nokia smartphones and 1 feature phone yesterday, with the Nokia 9 Pureview taking the spotlight. However, the rest are phones that are aimed at the budget market. This include the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 210. These phones will eventually end up in ... more
  • 4 months Nokia 9 PureView is Official with 5 Rear Cameras Techweez
    HDM Global has been doing a phenomenal job in reviving the Nokia. Today at the official launch of the MWC 2019 show, the company launched a new entrant for its pretty robust lineup. The Nokia 9 PureView, the device should make a lot of Nokia fans really happy as HMD ... more
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