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Skype for Android update lets you set custom ringtones

The new update for Skype is bringing along one of the requested features. You can use personalized ringtones and the ability to forward photos from your chats to other Skype users. Users can now set custom...

Review: MTN Uganda’s Huawei E5573 4G MiFi

MTN Uganda last week rolled out its 4G LTE network services to cover the whole country other than Kampala and Entebbe, establishing itself as the largest 4G LTE network provider and...

MEGA Vs Dropbox Vs OneDrive Vs Google Drive

Cloud storage is one of best innovations in the tech space. It brings the convenience to everything. Instead of copying crucial documents to flash drives or burning them to disc, you stick them...

Google Maps adds Transit directions for Nairobi city

Google Maps in collaboration with Digital Matatus have made bus & matatus (minibuses/ minivans used as public transport) routes information available to the public, for free, on maps.google.co.ke. So from today, every Nairobi resident...
Social media is awash with "Photoshopped" photos of crowds, but with a keen eye you can be able to identify the fakes, like this one.

Photoshop and Politics

ONE of my favourite indigenous jokes from back when the internet was a bit new to Kampalans came from a friend who is now in charge of a big government parastatal. “Man,”...

Netflix wants to ditch its 5-star rating system

Netflix wants to ditch its five-star-rating system and find a better one, according to the company’s CPO, Neil Hunt. The problem, Hunt tells Business Insider, is that people subconsciously try to be...
People no longer go to restaurants and bars to eat and drink only. Infact, they will even select their dinner location basing on which place has sockets and fastest free wi-fi. Image Credit: ChocolatyPrints

We don’t go to restaurants and bars to eat

We’ve talked about this before, and I actually circulated copies of a similar post to actual bar and restaurant owners, about free wi-fi in bars and restaurants. But now, please pay attention,...

Ugandan startup receives $100k from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

MMINDZS, a Ugandan startup has announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Francis Otim, the CEO of MMINDZS will pursue an...

Huawei and MTN announce cheapest premium smartphone on the market; the P8

Maker of top Chinese phone brand - Huawei Technologies and Uganda's largest 4G network - MTN Uganda yesterday officially unveiled the Huawei P8 smartphone into the Ugandan market, after a successful global...

8 reasons I love my Huawei P8 smartphone

I just spent the last one week with the beautiful new Huawei P8 Smartphone. And I am loving every bit of it. It’s super slim, has an aluminum body, a bright...
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Full List: Winners of the First Annual Edition of the Africa...

US based Pharmaceutical firm; Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced the winners of their first annual edition of the Africa Innovation Challenge 2017 at the Global...