Mobile

LG proves that taller screens are the future of smartphones

LG proves that taller screens are the future of smartphones

Mobile, Technology
Handset screen sizes and user's perceptions of them as large or small have grown throughout the years. In today's smartphone era, Bigger screens don’t cut it anymore.  In real life usage, the taller screen makes a big difference. LG is trying something new with a 2:1 aspect ratio display — essentially a normal 16:9 display that can fit a few extra lines of text at the top and bottom. And it makes a big difference. According to Tech crunch, The G6 is roughly as wide as iPhone 7 with Apple’s case. It’s just a tiny bit taller. But when users turns those phones on, LG’s phone feels much bigger just because the screen takes over the front of the device. While LG is the first one coming up with this new format, LG isn’t an outlier. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will also have a 2:1 display — essentiall
Vodafone marks 10 years of the world’s leading mobile money service, M-Pesa

Vodafone marks 10 years of the world’s leading mobile money service, M-Pesa

Mobile, Technology
After 10 years of progression in the mobile money service, Vodafone finally marked the 10th anniversary of M-Pesa as the world’s leading service on February 21. According to Tech Moran, it was revealed that a record 614 million M-Pesa transactions were processed during December 2016 as it now offers M-Pesa services in 10 countries. As of the end of December 2016, M-Pesa served almost 29.5 million active customers through a network of more than 287,400 agents.  During 2016, the service processed around 6 billion transactions, peaking in December 2016 at 529 transactions every second. M-Pesa, launched by Vodafone’s Kenyan associate, Safaricom, on 6 March 2007 is designed to enable customers safely and securely to send, receive and store money via a basic mobile phone and, more recently in
Microsoft Launches Skype Lite for Android Low-End Smartphones

Microsoft Launches Skype Lite for Android Low-End Smartphones

Mobile, social media
Microsoft Corp. has followed the footsteps of social messaging platform, Facebook Inc. on building/designed lighter version of their apps like skype lite that can support low-end smartphones. Recently, Facebook was celebrating having 200 million monthly users on their Facebook Lite mobile app. According to online reports, Microsoft CEO; Satya Nadella announced a new version of the company’s popular VoIP/messaging app Skype dubbed ‘Skype Lite‘ optimized for 2G and unstable network connections, so you can stay connected with friends and family, during the company’s two-day Future Decoded Conference that is being held in Mumbai, India. Despite having nearly all the regular features of the standard Skype, reports claim that the Skype Lite is less than 13MB in size and works very well on
Communications Authority of Kenya denies phone spying claims

Communications Authority of Kenya denies phone spying claims

Cyber Security, Mobile, Technology
Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. Government spies can take total control of your smartphone to look at your browser history, see emails and texts and listen to conversations. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has denied plans to use the yet to be installed Device Management System to carry out phone spying on its users after various media platforms reported so. According to the CA, the Device Management System (DMS), which comes into effect on 21 February, will be able to detect counterfeit devices in the country and stop SIM Box technology which is illegal in Kenya. However, reports in local mainstream media suggest that the system will be able to tap into user's information and the government will have the powe...
Mobile Data Is The New Battle Front for Telecommunications in Kenya

Mobile Data Is The New Battle Front for Telecommunications in Kenya

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Mobile data has become the new battle front for telecommunication companies as revenues from calls decrease and messaging apps eat into the SMS revenue stream. According to TechMoran, Mobile data internet subscriptions have created a fighting arena where telecoms have to define their dominance by offering better mobile data deals and higher internet speeds. It has come to this point. Who is faster? Who is better? In the telecommunication battle in Kenya, Safaricom 4G or Airtel 4G?  And how will pricing affect that balance. Well, very soon it will depend on how the majority of Kenyans use their cell phones, especially on social media and other online platforms. In the new digital world, efficiency needs will define your position before pricing. Airtel Kenya announced that it expect