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Month: May 2018

Is the smart speaker market Apple’s toughest challenge in the last decade?

The day was Saturday, September 9th, 2014. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, on stage at Apple’s annual product launch event, unveiled “the next chapter in Apple’s story” and the most functional smartwatch yet, the Apple Watch. After a typically sexy intro…

Huawei P20 Pro Review: Packing the punch against iPhone X & Galaxy S9

Only four phone manufacturers in the world have been able to sell over 100 million units in one calendar year — Apple, Samsung and Nokia. The fourth on the list, however, is usually not top of mind. The title of…

Tech Hub Tour: iSpace Foundation

Do pass by number 205/6 2nd Emmause Lane at Labone, a suburb of Accra and though there seems to be nothing extraordinary about the building, you will be amazed by the ingenuity and technological innovation behind those walls. Big things they…

Exclusive Tech Tour: Ho Node Hub

EUREKA!!! There was an idea after writing “A Laptop and a Dream”. The idea though enormous, was to embark on a mission to visit all sixteen tech hubs in the country. On the first of May, after traveling for over…

Event Recap: Figma Accra Design Roadshow

It was a bright Saturday in the city of Accra and the creative minds of the city had one place in mind, the Figma Accra Design Roadshow at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST). The lively flowers, paintings, colours…

How Google Docs almost made life easier for me in college

My first experience with Google Docs was in 2016 when I “worked” for 2 weeks at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Mauritius. I was required to write in Google Docs and design presentations in Google Slides with a team….

Can drones take the healthcare sector in Ghana to the skies?

In 2015, the world had its modern Kitty Hawk moment when drone delivery company Flirty, made the first recognised drone delivery to an uninhabited area in Hawthorne, Nevada. Drones have come a long way since then, with countless experiments trying…

The state of Design in Africa and what one company is doing about it

For a while now, most African companies have survived with little or no investment in design thinking, design sprints, good user interface designs and good user experience designs. This neglect in a way has also stunted the growth of many…