MTN App Challenge winner talks to AFD TechTalk

Wheelo, a game developed by Agoru Studios, was crowned the ultimate winner of the recently ended MTN Apps Challenge Version 3.0 Competition in Accra. The group also walked away with a cool GH¢ 20,000 (US$ 5,200) cash price. We had the honor of interacting with Kwaku Tabiri, the lead developer Continue Reading

The rise and rise of mobile money in Ghana

It is not always the narrative for new things to catch on with people when they are first introduced. In some parts of Africa however, the concept of mobile money has proved the exception rather than the norm, defying all the odds surrounding conservatism and making a huge entrance unto Continue Reading

WhatsApp’s new beta features iOS 10 emoji, group mentions and GIF support

2016 has been a pretty good year for WhatsApp users. We saw a ton of pleasant changes being implemented in the app. This wave of updates anticlimactically ended with WhatsApp updating its terms and conditions to allow for information sharing with Facebook. Now there’s a second wave of updates which Continue Reading

How to take screenshots on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

A screenshot, screen capture (or screen-cap), screen dump or screengrab is an image taken by a person to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or other visual output device in use. Integrated Screenshot Capture was added to Android in version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), which is accomplished Continue Reading

Improve your privacy with Screen Pinning

Has someone ever borrowed your phone with the reason that they want to make a phone call and ended up browsing through your entire Photos, WhatsApp and Instagram? Yeah, me too, and I didn’t like it, but what could I do? Thanks to the folks at Mountain View, there is Continue Reading

Your guide to the cheapest data bundles in Ghana

Everyone loves a fast internet connection, but the average data user in Ghana, we know is not happy due to speed and cost. Could that mean that, of the five major network providers in Ghana, there’s none that offers great value for money when it comes to 3G internet data bundles? Continue Reading

You will soon be able to send and receive documents on WhatsApp

You could create the App of the Year today and the next moment no one knew your app existed. This phenomenon has inspired creativity in many app developers and features that we didn’t know we needed have been baked into apps. Apps like Link Bubble have been completely rewritten and Continue Reading

All the 2016 tech April Fool jokes in one post

The internet has really gotten serious about April Fools—it’s hard to even remember what this day was like before some of the world’s largest companies started playing tricks on you via your browser. April Fools is sometimes amusing, but also frequently annoying because you can’t trust anything you see, and those joke Continue Reading

All the changes we’ve seen in WhatsApp in one post

We’ve seen some pleasant changes in WhatsApp this year. Initially, we were dedicating one article to each change but we later realized they’d keep pouring in for some time. Now that the dust seems to be settling, let’s catch up on all the changes that have been implemented in 2016: Continue Reading

Introducing WhatsApp’s desktop apps for Windows and Mac OS X

About a year ago, WhatsApp web debuted. WhatsApp web allowed users connect their web browsers to WhatsApp, allowing them to send and receive messages on their computers while their phones (albeit connected to the internet as well) are in their pockets. Yesterday, the company announced a desktop app which is Continue Reading

Is banning data calls the way to save Ghana’s telcos?

The ecology of the tech space mimics with apt accuracy that of the wild; for example, lions preying on deers. I guess that’s exactly what happened when telephones and mobile phones drove the telegraph into extinction. The tech evolution continues unabated and guess whose turn it is to suffer: the Continue Reading

The Huawei P9 has got some pretty dope cameras

Huawei’s flagship device, the Huawei P9, was officially launched in Ghana on the 14th and 15th of May. The event, taglined “Reinvent Smartphone Photography” allowed fans and enthusiasts to pose for photos with EL, the 2016 VGMA Artiste of the Year and the sassy Deborah Vanessa. I got my hands Continue Reading