May 3, 2016

Apple and Google most admired firms: Fortune

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER/FILES Apple topped the list of most admired companies for the fifth year in a row, based on a Fortune magazine survey released on March 1, 2012 showing Google as number two. Apple, which is now the largest firm based on market value, ranked first in all of Fortune’s “key attributes” in the sector including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, quality of products and services and global competitiveness.   WASHINGTON, Friday Apple topped the list of most admired companies for the…

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Kenyan chief fights crime using twitter

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/SULEIMAN MBATIAH/NATION Chief Francis Kariuki in Nakuru during the interview on February 21, 2012.   Francis Kariuki is the simple chief of the dusty Lanet Umoja location in Nakuru County. His name may not ring a bell to many Kenyans. The fact that he is now one of the most sought after civil servants by the international press, due to his innovative use of information technology, may surprise many. The 47-year-old chief has moved from addressing small village barazas to addressing the international press that has been making a beeline to his…

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How to zoom into a good camera phone

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating A shopper taps the touch screen of a Samsung Omnia. PHOTO/FILE  Everywhere you go these days, there are people with camera phones – many of us record, document, and upload the minutiae of our lives and what we find exciting around us. While these cameras won’t replace a dedicated, stand alone digital camera, they are more than handy to have in your pocket to capture that precious moment. After all, carrying around a dedicated camera at all times is anything but convenient, whereas everyone has a phone of some kind resting in…

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Mobile industry champions paying with phones

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/FILE US credit card giants Visa and Mastercard have meanwhile chosen to invest in both methods of payment — NFC and its sophisticated telephones as well as mobile payments with basic telephones, which would be better adapted for developing countries.  BARCELONA, Sunday Paying with a mobile phone is gradually become a reality for consumers, with banks, telecommunications operators and Internet players all jumping in to offer payment options. But while one group is pushing for a system of payment through an electronic wallet hosted on the web, another is investing in an…

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Five arrested over US hacking conspiracy

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/FILE According to Fox News, a leader of Anonymous-affiliated hacking group Lulz Security has been secretly cooperating with the US authorities.  NEW YORK, Tuesday Five members of Anonymous and an offshoot hacking group have been charged in the United States with taking part in a computer hacking conspiracy, a US law enforcement official said. “They are part of Anonymous or members of associated groups,” the official said, adding that one of the five charged has pleaded guilty. According to Fox News, two men from Britain, two from Ireland and an American would…

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Apps for Africa Competition: Afrosilicon team named winner

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/FILE A T-Mobile G1 Google phone running Android. Afrisilicone team is the winner of the regional “Apps for Africa 2012” competition, sponsored by Ericsson in partnership with former joint venture Sony Ericsson (now Sony) and Google.  In Summary Sony Ericsson unveiled the regional competition in a move aimed at driving sales of its smartphones by customising the applications to meet African needs. The drive by mobile handsets manufactures to localise the applications stems from the growing usage of handsets in electronic commerce such as insurance and bills payments and the enthusiasm by…

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Apple unveils new iPad, TV box

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller talks about the screen resolution between the old iPad (L) and the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California.   SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday Apple unveiled a third-generation iPad on Wednesday enhanced with features aimed at keeping it on top of the booming tablet computer market. The new iPad boasts a more powerful processor, eye-grabbing resolution on par with that of an iPhone 4S, and the…

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Strong space weather storm hits Earth

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating This image obtained from NASA on March 7, 2012, shows one of the largest solar flares of this solar cycle on March 6, 2012 at 7PM ET. A pair of steamy explosions on the Sun’s surface in recent days is sparking the biggest radiation and geomagnetic storm the Earth has experienced in five years, space weather experts said March 7. The full brunt of the storm is expected to hit Earth early Thursday US time and last through Friday, potentially disrupting power grids, GPS systems, satellites, and forcing airplanes to change their…

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Facebook altering Botswana’s political landscape

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Users at a Gaborone cyber cafe: Botswana citizens are enjoying interacting with the leaders on popular social networking site Facebook. MTOKOZISI DUBE | AFRICA REVIEW  While most ordinary Batswana (Botswana citizens) are on Facebook to keep in touch and vent on everyday issues, the country’s leading politicians have taken to aggressively selling their policies and visions on the social networking site ahead of 2014 elections. Having exhausted every available method during past campaigns, politicians ranging from the country’s President and his ministers to opposition leaders now see the potential to reach out…

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Angry Birds catapult into space with NASA boost

HomeTechnology Technology   Share Bookmark Print Email Rating Photo/FILE This March 18, 2011 file photo shows the popular video game “Angry Birds” on an iPod Touch in San Anselmo, California.   WASHINGTON, Thursday Rovio’s Angry Birds are taking their battle against the egg-stealing pigs into space and NASA is giving them a boost. The Finnish videogame company unveiled Angry Birds Space on Thursday, the latest installment of the massively popular videogame. The game, which will be available for download on March 22, was launched in collaboration with the US space agency and NASA posted a video online from a US…

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