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[Kenya] Andela Secures $100M Series D to build distributed engineering teams and power the future of work

Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding […]

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Amazon Launches ‘Internet,’ A Light Web Browser Designed For Android Users In India

In its effort to capitalise on the huge market potential in India, Amazon has launched ‘Internet,’ a light-weight mobile web browser for Android phones.  India is the country with the second-largest group of internet users in the world, and tech companies are working hard to find ways to reach those users with their apps and […]

Here’s How to Check If Facebook 3rd-Party Apps Have Access to Your Personal Information

In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s a good idea to do an audit on your data.   The personal information of as many as 50 million Facebook users may have been obtained by political research firm Cambridge Analytica, according to an expose by The New York Times and The Guardian. Users of Facebook are regularly asked […]

Bitcoin is illegal – Bank of Ghana

The Bank of Ghana has announced that trading and using the popular cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin in the country is illegal and not recognized as a legitimate form of currency in the country. The Governor of Ghana’s central bank, Dr Ernest Addison at a media briefing to conclude the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) annual meetings […]

Report: WhatsApp is testing P2P payments in India, beta rolling out this quarter

Following murmurs from last April about WhatsApp gearing up to allow payments in India, FactorDaily reports that Facebook employees in the country are presently testing the new functionality in the messaging app, and that the company plans to begin testing it with about 1 percent of its user base there within the first quarter of this […]

Twitter releases its calendar of upcoming measures to combat harassment and abuse

Twitter this afternoon publicly posted its schedule for instituting fixes and changes to longstanding abuse and harassment issues that have plagued the social network for years. The calendar, first disclosed earlier this week in an internal Twitter email obtained by Wired, details nearly two dozen changes stretching from October 27th to January 10th. They focus on a broad range […]

How to Download Your Groove Music Songs Before They Disappear

Yet another music streaming service is falling victim to Spotify. Microsoft’s Groove Music, introduced with Windows 10, combined decent music-playing functionality with an optional streaming plan. But soon, that streaming plan will take an exit and Spotify will replace it.How Groove Music Rivals MusicBee as the Best Desktop Music Player for Windows How Groove Music Rivals MusicBee as the […]

9 Default Mac Apps You Can Replace With Powerful Alternatives

There are a ton of third-party apps with better features than the basics that come with your Mac. That is not to say that you should go out and replace an app if it is working for you. If you find yourself frustrated with missing features, we’ve got a few alternatives you might want to […]

7 Hidden Outlook.com Tricks You Didn’t Know About

Of course, users with an Outlook address can use a desktop email client to read their messages, but the primary way of accessing the service is through the Outlook web app. The web app forms the basis for this article. There’s far more to it than meets the eye. If you spend the time to learn about […]

The Best Android Apps

The Google Play Store is home to a massive number of apps and continues to grow every day, so how are you to know which are the best? We’ve got you covered with our list of the best Android apps. We’ve done the searching for you, and we narrowed it down to the three best apps in […]

The Best Mac Apps

Here you have it – our ultimate list of must-have Mac apps. From email clients to system utilities, time savers to productivity boons; on this page you’ll find the best Mac software used by MakeUseOf staff and readers alike. We will continue to update the list on a regular basis, so be sure to add your favorites in […]

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