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 video, the crowd cheered for longer than it should’ve, but Continue Reading

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 this post should have given it away by now — Continue Reading

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. The experience of 2+ people working remotely AND simultaneously on Continue Reading

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 companies (we will focus on tech) in the country, making Continue Reading

J Cole wants to allocate tax money with an app

To the reader: This isn’t an opinion piece. This is an open-ended article to solicit your opinions on the matter. I’ll share mine, then you share yours. In the second verse of J Cole’s “BRACKETS” off his latest album “KOD“, he says: “Damn, do I even have a say ’bout Continue Reading

Cloud War: Dropbox vs Google Drive vs OneDrive

Cloud storage is very ubiquitous now. It has become the new “pen drive” (flash drive). Your phone, tablet or laptop most likely came along with its default cloud service for you. In this article, we will compare Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive under four simple criteria: File Sharing Syncing Continue Reading

Everything about Facebook v Cambridge Analytica in 2 minutes

Over the last few days, unless you are hiding under a rock, you must have heard or seen the #deleteFacebook movement and articles on something called the Cambridge Analytica scandal. You are probably wondering how this affects you, the average Kofi, who just wants to post a few jokes and Continue Reading

Noise cancelling headphones are more than just good sound

Have you ever had to adjust the volume of the music you’re listening to all the way up when you step out of your room, because all of a sudden, you couldn’t hear your music above the noise outside? I too go through this every morning as I walk around Continue Reading

The future of money in Africa

It is another Monday morning in the busy city of Accra, the year is 2048, and the rains are just setting in. Kwame dashes out of the door and hastens to his car, double checking his watch as he runs late for work. He speeds out of the drive way Continue Reading

What is the bitcoin craze about?

Like the California Gold Rush of 1848–1855, our world today is hit with a new craze surrounding digital forms of money; Bitcoin. If you are a little familiar with the internet and social media, you may have come across claims of some individuals being several times richer “overnight” through Bitcoin. Continue Reading

We’re giving away 1,000 GitHub coupons!

Yes, you read that right! From now until May 2018, Afdtechtalk in collaboration with Ingressive and GitHub are giving away coupon codes that provide free private repositories on GitHub worth $7 per month for a year to 1,000 developers! The objective of this giveaway is to empower people to move Continue Reading

Facebook Monitoring Software to Save Kids from Facebook Dangers

Facebook is no doubt one of the favorite pastime activities for kids and teens. For a little over a decade, Facebook instant messaging app is one of the leading and fascinating social media platforms for youngsters. Facebook has about a billion active users worldwide and kids are part of the Continue Reading