Technology

UN Women supports digital literacy clubs in Kenya

UN Women supports digital literacy clubs in Kenya

Technology, Women
The Internet is most powerful when anyone — regardless of gender or geography — can participate equally. A truly open Web should unlock educational, economic, and civic opportunity for everyone, everywhere. In relation to this, the UN Women is pleased to announce their support for 20 digital literacy clubs for women and girls in Kenya and South Africa in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation. The clubs create a safe space for them to learn in an environment free from gender bias. Also, driving our work is a troubling statistic: While more than 3 billion people are connected online, research indicates there are 200 million fewer women online in developing countries, and 300 million fewer women own a mobile phone. In beginning to change these numbers for the better, we ca
Taxify reduces its prices by 15% to take on Little & Uber in Nairobi

Taxify reduces its prices by 15% to take on Little & Uber in Nairobi

Startups, Technology
The rise of Uber has given rise to numerous ride-sharing competitors. Uber was the first firm to use a smartphone app to pair riders and drivers with each other but here in Nairobi they aren’t the only service offering rides by way of an app. Taxify, the latest ride-hailing app in the Kenyan market has reduced its prices by 15% in a move aimed at taking on Mondo, Uber and Little in Nairobi, as the new year jets in. According to the firm, the reduction will help both drivers and passengers as the 15% price reduction will see clients pay the lowest taxi fares ever experienced in Kenya, with no negative effect to the drivers. TechMoran reports that drivers on the other hand, stand to gain all the more by serving happier clients, and receiving 15% more per ride to counter the 1
Collaboration Drives Digital Technology Innovation in Egypt

Collaboration Drives Digital Technology Innovation in Egypt

Technology
African countries are on the move towards the development of digital innovation. This is an ever-changing trend that most African countries have adopted to promote the digital developments in the countries. According to All Africa ,there are hundreds of start-ups, tens of co-working spaces and technology hubs, numerous accelerators and incubators operating here, and numbers are ever-increasing in Egypt. That’s great news for Egypt’s economy indicating that it is headed to being the next “Silicon X”. As Egypt’s local start up and IT ecosystem begins to mature, even as it continues to expand, the growing number of resources, mentor ship opportunities, partnerships and human capital across the whole system make it easier for new companies to launch and for existing companies to both sca
Microsoft Makes Significant Windows 10 Design Changes

Microsoft Makes Significant Windows 10 Design Changes

Technology
Microsoft might finally give home users some control over how Windows 10 updates are installed  and new design changes Forbes reports. MSPowerUser has attained an upcoming build of Windows 10 and it contains the first changes introduced by ‘Project NEON’ - a user interface upgrade. The new design for the “cleaned up” windows looks a lot like Windows 7 Aero with a dash of Windows Phone and Android’s Material Design thrown in for good measure cleary indicating that microsoft is making a step towards bringing back some old windows features. The MSPowerUser points in particular to a new component called ‘Acrylic’, which adds blur to the background, sidebar and navigation within an app. Acrylic is combined with Microsoft in calling the ‘Conscious UI’ and ‘Connected Animations’ where th
Twitter launches in-stream verification badges

Twitter launches in-stream verification badges

social media, Technology
Twitter has began identifying verified users in additional places across its platform. This means tweets from verified accounts will be marked as such in Twitter's main timeline rather than exclusively on their individual pages. It just made it a little easier for users to determine which accounts have the little blue tick. Polynter reports that the social network is identifying verified users in additional places across its platform. This means tweets from verified accounts will be marked as such in Twitter's main timeline rather than exclusively on their individual pages. Previously, users had to navigate to each profile to determine whether their tweets were verified or not. It will now be slightly easier for casual users to determine which information comes from trusted accou...