July 31, 2016

Samsung GALAXY S III finally hits the stores in Kenya

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has launched the much-anticipated GALAXY S III in Kenya.   The Kenya launch is part of Samsung’s bid to maintain market leadership. Kenya is the second African country after South Africa to host the launch of the Galaxy SIII.   “The GALAXY S III enables the most seamless and human-centric mobile experience. We are very excited to finally bring this highly anticipated handset to Kenya”, said Samsung Electronics East Africa Business Leader Robert Ngeru, speaking during the launch.   The innovative smartphone is powered by Android™…

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Software testing seminar set for Nairobi

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating These Internet users in a cyber-café may not be aware but they are exposed to cyber-crime that is now spreading to the mobile phone. A one-day seminar, with theme “Successful Banking Systems Implementation through Test Automation Performance Testing,” is targeted at financial institutions’ top managers drawn from Human Resource (HR) and IT among others. FILE  In Summary In most countries, over half of the costs associated with software errors are borne by software users and the remainder by software developers or vendors. Software testing firm, Tezza Solutions in partnership with IT services…

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Africa investors to meet in Kigali in March over cyber security

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Employees of the Korea Internet Security Centre work to protect hacker attacks in Seoul. Investors and governments officials in Africa will meet next month in Kigali, Rwanda to seek ways of taming the rising risk of cyber crime.   Investors and governments officials in Africa will meet next month in Kigali, Rwanda to seek ways of taming the rising risk of cyber crime. Cyber security experts such as Security Africa, and technology firms like Secure Payments Solutions (SPS) and IBM will meet various officials from the financial sector, law enforcement agencies and…

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Twitter revamps to connect the world‎

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/FILE The Twitter overhaul completed on Thursday includes new Timeline that brings together all Twitter chatter or content related to a particular “tweet.”   SAN FRANCISCO, Friday Twitter on Thursday announced it has finished rolling out overhauled pages crafted to boost the appeal of the message-sharing service to users around the world. “At the very core there are fewer places you have to click and less you have to learn,” Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey said as he and other executives unveiled the changes at the startup’s San Francisco headquarters in December. “We’ve done a lot of user testing and…

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Chinese firm in iPad row threatens to sue Apple in US

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/FILE Apple last year took the firm to a Chinese court, claiming trademark infringement, but the court unexpectedly rejected the case over lack of evidence.  BEIJING, Friday A debt-laden Chinese computer firm embroiled in a copyright row with Apple over the iPad name on Friday threatened to sue the technology giant in the United States for $2 billion. Proview Technology (Shenzhen) says it owns the Chinese rights for the “iPad” trademark and its lawyers say they are seeking to prevent Apple from shipping the iconic tablet computers into and out of China — one of the…

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Reason the going won’t be smooth for Android

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/FILE A T-Mobile G1 Google phone running Android. Google bought Android in 2005, shared it with a large number of device manufacturers and is listed as the project leader.   Last week, I wrote about the challenges that Android was facing. The responses that came pouring in were quite harsh. (READ: Android is doomed to fail unless…) So, this week, I have elected to clarify my position as it would appear that many people did not quite appreciate the facts as they were. Indeed, and also to my surprise, being a BlackBerry…

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No need for nuclear energy, says committee

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Venturing into nuclear energy for Kenya is a waste of money since the country can produce enough energy for itself, the parliamentary committee on energy and Communication has said, putting in doubt the possibility of the country having nuclear energy by 2017. According to Mr Cyprian Omolo, MP for Uriri constitunecy and member of the committee, the Nuclear Electricity Project committee has done nothing since it was formed in 2010, “other than attend international conferences and swindle public funds in allowances.” “It is waste of money, we have already established that we…

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Use open data to solve issues Kenyans told

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL World Bank MD Caroline Anstey addresses guests during the Kenya open data meeting at Strathmore University on February 20, 2012.   In Summary Kenyans should use government data now available to the public, so as to find solutions to challenges in education, health and other industries, the World Bank has said. Managing director Caroline Anstey who is on a four-day visit to Kenya, said this when she addressed an informal public meeting on how Kenya can foster development through open data. The meeting was held at Strathmore University…

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Safaricom clashes with CCK over call termination rates

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Communications Commission of Kenya offices along Waiyaki Way in Nairobi. FILE  The Communications Commission of Kenya has rejected appeals by Safaricom and Telkom Kenya for an increase in termination charges — the amount an operator pays rivals if its subscribers call another network. The regulator says the appeals by the two firms will hinder competition in the mobile telephony market, a position that was supported by Airtel and Essar, opening a new battlefront in the voice segment. Telkom has asked the CCK to increase the termination rates to Sh4.42 per minute from…

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Airtel launches 3G services to step up revenue

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/FILE The service, which is supported by a 3.75G network, will allow customers to access fast Internet speeds of 21Mbps megabytes per second.  Bharti Airtel has launched 3G services — a faster Internet connection platform, for subscribers on its network. Users are expected to enjoy fast Internet speeds that can support video calls to other subscribers, watch live TV, and download multimedia content such as music and video. The service, which is supported by a 3.75G network, will allow customers to access fast Internet speeds of 21Mbps megabytes per second. “The technology…

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