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  • Uhuru Kenyatta

    Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter account hacked

    March 22, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter account hacked

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning deactivated his official Twitter account (@UKenyatta) just moments after a controversial tweet went out regarding the war against graft. On Friday, 22 March 2019, Uhuru Kenyatta tweeted that he was not going...

  • Netflix CEO confirms Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video service

    March 20, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Netflix CEO confirms Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video service

    Apple has invited media to a March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service. Sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters that the service may resell...

  • Kenya: Google launches women’s initiative to celebrate International Women’s Day

    March 9, 2019 • East AfricaComments Off on Kenya: Google launches women’s initiative to celebrate International Women’s Day

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, Google has today announced the launch of its’ Women Will initiative in Kenya. The program is designed to create economic opportunities for women by connecting them to digital skills and mentorship....

  • Connect the data and the dots to deliver exceptional experiences for customers

    January 18, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Connect the data and the dots to deliver exceptional experiences for customers

    It takes months to find a customer and only seconds to lose one, or so the saying goes. These days, however, it might be more like milliseconds. Thanks to on-demand information and services available anytime, anywhere, customers are more empowered than ever...

  • Instagram rolls out multiple account feature

    January 12, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Instagram rolls out multiple account feature

    To simplify the lives for multi-Instagram account owners, the company has begun rolling out a new feature that lets ‘grammers posts their pics to multiple accounts simultaneously. In a recent interview with TechCrunch, a company spokesperson stated that...

  • Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

    January 9, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

    On Tuesday, 8 January 2019, Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a host of public forums on how technology can better serve society. According to a blogpost, Zuckerberg says he will host a discussion every few weeks — some with tech leaders...

  • Giphy introduces iOS compatible GIF keyboard extension

    December 14, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments Off on Giphy introduces iOS compatible GIF keyboard extension

    This week Giphy revealed an extension for its mobile app that brings a GIF keyboard to all multimedia-supporting applications. Giphy has udpated its iOS app to include a new sticker-making tool and a keyboard extension that you could incorporate into text....

  • Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

    Google can now directly answer questions without search results

    November 28, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google can now directly answer questions without search results

    For some time now, Google has added its own answers to the top of search results. In most cases, these widgets provide you with the information that you were looking for. If you’re Googling the time, a calculation, or a unit conversation, the website...

  • FreshPhone launches app aimed at replacing traditional home phone

    November 22, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on FreshPhone launches app aimed at replacing traditional home phone

    South Africa’s FreshPHONE has introduced a free mobile application it says could replace the traditional home phone. The app enables customers to manage all their home phone calls seamlessly on their mobile phones, paying only for calls made. Customers...

  • Netflix testing feature allowing platform to be controlled by eye movements

    WATCH: Netfix lets you control app using eye movements

    November 9, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on WATCH: Netfix lets you control app using eye movements

    Internet entertainment service provider, Netflix is rolling out a new feature that allows you to control the iOS app using facial expressions. At the recent Netflix’s Fall 2018 Hack Day held on Nov 7, the company unveiled and tested a mobile Netflix app...

  • A recent Gartner CIO survey found only 4% of respondents had deployed AI in their organisations.

    Exploit AI’s long-term potential

    October 29, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Exploit AI’s long-term potential

    In 2018, cars are commonplace, but it took 250 years for the automobile to develop from an idea to the car-oriented life we lead today. The world had to be moulded around it first. Artificial intelligence (AI) is developing in a similar vein. The idea emerged...

  • Facebook simplifies Messenger app

    Facebook upgrades Messenger app

    October 24, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook upgrades Messenger app

    On Tuesday, October 23 Facebook unveiled a redesigned Facebook Messenger that attempts to simplify the user interface for its 1.3 billion monthly active users. According to reports, the social network began rolling out a redesigned version featuring three...

  • Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

    New Google Lens import feature rolling out

    October 20, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on New Google Lens import feature rolling out

    Google started rolling out a test version of Google Lens this week, giving the app the ability to analyze imported images, snapped images, live images, ALL images. According to reports by 9to5Google, a new day of Google Lens dawned on Tuesday for some users,...

  • Simon Colman, Executive Head: Digital Distribution at SHA

    Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

    October 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

    The recent data breach that saw hackers gain access to over 50 million Facebook users’ accounts, has once again highlighted the need for businesses to adequately manage their cyber security risks. It particularly indicates the importance of having robust...

  • How to get verified on Instagram

    August 29, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get verified on Instagram

    Instagram is opening itself up for more users to attain that magical blue check mark, officially known as Verified Badges, that only the most popular users qualify for. All they really mean is that Instagram has confirmed that an account is authentic and...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

    August 29, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

    Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent. The social networking site has just rolled out globally its Watch video service, which...