Mobile

OnePlus 10 Pro will launch with a beefy battery and latest Snapdragon

OnePlus has seemingly taken a page out of co-founder Carl Pei’s book with the 10 Pro launch. Gone, it seems, are the days where we get everything we want to know about an upcoming device in one hand

TikTok tests its own version of the retweet with a new ‘Repost’ button

TikTok is testing its own version of Twitter’s retweet with the addition of a new “Repost” button that allows users to amplify videos on the platform by sharing them with their own f

ianacare picks up $12.1M to fundamentally change the family caregiver experience

There are more than 54 million family caregivers in the United States. Working family caregivers spend an average of 25 hours a week caring for their loved ones on top of their full-time jobs, and u

Fintechs in Africa continue to overshadow all other startups in funding gained

The year 2021 saw more and bigger deals closed in Africa, as tech startups across the continent raised close to $5 billion. This amount was double the previous year’s investment, and nine times what

Samsung’s budget flagship Galaxy S21 FE arrives next week, starting at $699

CES, in general, isn’t much of a phone show. That certainly applies to Samsung, which tends to save its big mobile news for Mobile World Congress, a month or two from now. Instead, the event is more

BlackBerry phones once ruled the world, then the world changed

It’s easy to forget now in the age of Apple and Android, but at one time, BlackBerry owned the business smartphone market. You could have your Motorolas and your Nokias and your Samsungs, but fo

Seriously, it’s time to get rid of that classic BlackBerry, for real now

The long, lonesome death of the classic BlackBerry brand hits another milestone tomorrow, as the company finally will end access to legacy services. Users still hanging onto devices running BlackBerry

Tech-led biofuel startup Koko Networks launches new consumer goods business in Kenya

Koko Networks, a Kenya-based bio-fuel technology enterprise, has extended its business to cover other fast-moving consumer goods through a new tech platform that will capitalize on its established dis

Remembering the startups we lost in 2021

When we penned the intro for this piece last year, little did we know that — in many ways — we’d still be deep in it by the time 2021’s feature rolled around. Amid another holiday seas

Apple’s App Store Connect will be open on Christmas: Can developers take advantage?

"It's not just pushing a button while enjoying a hot chocolate, so for anyone who wants to launch an app in the middle of the holiday season, be prepared to mobilize the entire team."

After Essential’s failure, OSOM plans a new privacy-first handset

Last year’s Essential implosion marked one of the most high-profile consumer electronics startup failures in recent memory. Launched in 2017 with $330 million, a killer pedigree and some truly grand

GDevelop wants to make game development accessible

GDevelop is a game engine that lets you develop a video game without any specific development experience. While the “no-code” trend has been quite popular this year, GDevelop has been arou

Mobile overdraft facility Fuliza outshines Silicon Valley-backed lending apps in Kenya

A digital mobile overdraft facility christened Fuliza by Kenya’s biggest telco Safaricom Plc is giving the country’s popular loan apps a run for their money barely three years after its launch. Fu

Fuzey takes in $4.5M to charge up its management tools for service-based businesses

The company's tools digitize for small businesses what was traditionally done manually and on paper, like invoices.

Well, TikTok has a Discord now

Many brands are using the messaging app Discord to forge a sense of community among their fans. If the fast-food chain Wendy’s can have a Discord with over 60,000 members, why not a viral platfo

TikTok to diversify its ‘For You’ feed, let users pick the topics they want to avoid

TikTok announced this morning it’s taking a new approach to its “For You” feed — the short-form video app’s main feed, powered by its algorithmic recommendations. The com

Women-focused PE fund Alitheia IDF raises $100 million to invest in gender-diverse businesses across Africa

Alitheia IDF (AIF), a women-focused private equity fund in Africa has raised $100 million to invest in gender-diverse businesses across the continent. The fund is looking to bridge the financing gap f

KakaoEntertainment subsidiary acquires fantasy fiction platform Wuxiaworld

    South Korean startup Kakao Entertainment announced today it has acquired Wuxiaworld, an Asia fantasy fiction platform, via its serialized fiction app subsidiary Radish to bolster the

Oppo decreases the crease for its new foldable

The crease, it seems, is unavoidable. It’s right there, smack in the middle of the those big, expensive folding displays. And it’s invariably (and perhaps understandably) the first comment on near

Disney+ rolls out support for Apple’s SharePlay co-viewing experience over FaceTime

Disney+ is the latest streaming app to add support for Apple’s SharePlay, the iOS 15 feature that offers a co-viewing experience over FaceTime video calls on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV device
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