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Nokia 5.1 Plus is getting hot slice of Android Pie

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia 5.1 Plus will now begin receiving the latest Android operating system, Android 9 Pie. With Android 9 Pie upgrade arriving on the Nokia 5.1 Plus, a total of seven Nokia smartphones would be running the latest Android OS, giving users access to the […] The post Nokia 5.1 Plus is getting hot slice of Android Pie appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Zimbabweans turn to VPNs following internet shutdown by government

Zimbabweans are turning to Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent an apparent government internet shutdown according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com. The restrictions have resulted in a spike of interest in VPNs among Zimbabwean internet users, according to internal data from BestVPN.com. The comparison site recorded a 1,560 percent increase on Monday and […] The post Zimbabweans turn to VPNs following internet shutdown by government appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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MEST opens applications for its $50 MEST Africa startup Challenge

MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for tech scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire who are ready to expand into new markets. This year’s finalists from each country will attend the MEST Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, June 10-12, 2019, […] The post MEST opens applications for its $50 MEST Africa startup Challenge appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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WorldRemit has launched low-cost digital money transfers from South Africa

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has launched its low-cost digital money transfer service from South Africa to over 145 destinations worldwide. Using the WorldRemit app or website, customers can now send money as easily as sending an instant message to global destinations including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, the United Kingdom, India and Pakistan. According to the World Bank, South […] The post WorldRemit has launched low-cost digital money transfers from South Africa appeared first on TechTrendsKE.

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Editorial: What Will the Next Phase of Smartphone Innovation Bring?

By Hark-sang Kim, Senior Vice President, Head of Visual R&D Team, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics In light of modest global sales recently, some observers say that smartphone innovation has hit a bottleneck, as new devices bear more iterative upgrades instead of groundbreaking features. Others even predict that the smartphone era may be coming to an […] The post Editorial: What Will the Next Phase of Smartphone Innovation Bring? appeared first on .

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Nokia 6.1 Plus review: You cannot go wrong with this one

The Nokia 6.1 Plus became available in Kenya in October 2018. The device is the international version of the Nokia X6 which was launched globally,  in August last year. The Nokia 6.1 Plus was actually one of the favourite budget smartphones of 2018. The XL version offers some improved features, upgraded specs and a larger […] The post Nokia 6.1 Plus review: You cannot go wrong with this one appeared first on .

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The Need To Explore Space: Tunapanda Institute Plans to Open A Space Exploration Facility in Kibera

Tunapanda Institute was started 6 years ago by Jay Larson and Mick Larson, two globally nomadic brothers from the US with the aim of spreading digital skills globally, starting with Africa. The institution’s model of training young people for three months in practical skills in the fields of technology, design, and business has proven to […] The post The Need To Explore Space: Tunapanda Institute Plans to Open A Space Exploration Facility in Kibera appeared first on .

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Fuliza, Safaricom’s M-Pesa Overdraft Facility is finally here: Everything you need to know

Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa customers to send money or pay for goods and services even when they have insufficient funds in their accounts after the company rolled out Fuliza to all subscribers on its mobile money platform. This is not actually the first time we’re hearing of Fuliza. The service was […] The post Fuliza, Safaricom’s M-Pesa Overdraft Facility is finally here: Everything you need to know appeared first on .

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Jumia is selling items under Ksh.500 at half the price

Jumia has launched a Stock up campaign that will see its customers purchase up to 500 items under Ksh.500 at half the price. Dubbed Jumia Stock Up Week 500 Items up to 50% off, the campaign will run from 9th to 13th January both on the Jumia website and app. According to a statement from […] The post Jumia is selling items under Ksh.500 at half the price appeared first on .