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Airtel Kenya to Reward Subscribers with 25% More Airtime on Top Up -

Airtel Kenya has just announced an offer of 25% bonus airtime to its prepaid. 

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Samsung Jaza Keja Promotion’s Final Draw Looks Like a BIG FRAUD -

I know that in a moment, Samsung will launch their Twitter army on me to try. 

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StarTimes and Equity Bank Partner to Give TV Viewers Affordable Set top Boxes -

StarTimes Media and Equity Bank have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding. 

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Only 3 Uganda MPs Attend iPad Training as Others Witness Anti-Homosexuality Bill Signing

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Uganda has organised a two and half training for its 386 MPs on how to use iPads. But only 3 MPs have attended the initial stages of training as most MPs were reported to have joined President Museveni in State House Entebbe during the signing of the Anti Homosexuality Bill into Law. The 3 MPs who attended the training were Wamakuyu Mudiimi (Bulamburi County),. 

Facebook Quietly Ends @Facebook Email Address Service

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Facebook has in a very quit manner, shut down its unpopular email system claiming that “most people haven’t been using their Facebook email address.” The system launched in 2010, gave all Facebook users @facebook.com email addresses. The social network was criticised by tech pundits when it changed its @facebook.com email address as the. 

SONY to Sell its VAIO PC Unit to Japanese Investor for $500 Million

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Japanese electronics giant, SONY has sounded a profit warning indicating that it is booking a $1.08 billion annual loss as it cuts 5,000 jobs and sell off its overpriced but stagnant PC unit. The maker projects that it will save about $5 million through the jobs cuts starting in early 2015. The VAIO units have not  managed to register much success despite. 

BEWARE: High Tech Car Lock Jamming Hits Nairobi

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, January 30th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Nairobi thieves are getting high tech. First the story appeared on Standard and I dismissed it as some imagination. But my friend recently found things stolen from his car without any forced entry. The same happened to another car parked at the big parking lot opposite the Laico Regency. Through investigations, I think that I now know what really happens. The. 

Stakeholder’s Furor over CCK’s Move to Privatise KENIC Without Proper Consultation

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Players in Kenya’s telecommunications service industry are up in arms against a move by Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) to privatise KENIC, the dotKE domain manager without involving other stakeholders. While KENIC has two guarantors, CCK and the industry lobby group Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK), it is. 

Burundi Launches $25 Million National Fibre-Optic Project

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Burundi has officially launched its $25 million fibre-optic cable network project to widen access to broadband Internet to its population. The country still relies on some of the slowest internet speeds on the continent . The country ranks almost 136th out of 137 countries in internet connection speeds according to CIA World Factbook. The landlocked country. 

Airtel Kenya to Reward Subscribers with 25% More Airtime on Top Up

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Airtel Kenya has just announced an offer of 25% bonus airtime to its prepaid customers who are topping up their accounts. All one needs to do to qualify is to buy and register a new Airtel SIM card from any of its shops, dealers and agents and load airtime to get going. For example one loading airtime worth Kshs.100 will get an actual value of Ksh.125 airtime. 

LG Launches its Mosquito-Repelling Air Conditioner in Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - No Comments »
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LG Electronics (LGE) has today launched its “Mosquito Away” residential air conditioner model in the Kenyan market. The ACs which are specifically designed for the local market incorporates a function that uses ultrasonic waves to combat mosquitoes. The air conditioner emits ultrasonic waves that, in a way, disrupt the mosquito’s sensory. 

Kenyan Govt Bans “The Wolf of WallStreet” Movie for Being EXPLICIT

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, January 16th, 2014 - 3 Comments »
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Screen Grab from the movie The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned the popular Wolf of WallStreet movie for various reason. According to Ms Redempta Amondi of the board, “the movie was banned after independent review because of explicit sexual content, profanity and abuse of drugs.” The movie is based on the true story of Jordan. 

Samsung Android App Blocks Texting While Driving

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, January 13th, 2014 - No Comments »
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South Korean phone maker Samsung has today launched an app which discourages use of smartphone while driving. The Android mobile app prevents you from texting while driving. The app which is available currently only Singapore might be rolled outside Asia as Samsung is exploring its full potential. The “Eyes on the Road” app uses your smartphone’s. 

StarTimes to Allow Access to Free Channels for Only Two Weeks

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, January 6th, 2014 - No Comments »
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StarTimes has revealed that it will allow access to at least six Free To Air channels upon the expiry of subscriber’s monthly subscription. But the catch is that the access will only be for two weeks. I smell something very wrong. Free channels must be free whether the decoder is for Pay or not. There is no reason free channels should be disconnected. 

Samsung Jaza Keja Promotion’s Final Draw Looks Like a BIG FRAUD

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 - No Comments »
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I know that in a moment, Samsung will launch their Twitter army on me to try to clear their name on this but I smell a stinking dog on this Jaza Keja promotion. Samsung has been running some promotion called Jaza Keja. From what I can gather, Samsung was rewarding one LUCKY shopper who bough a Samsung electronic, with a full house worth of electronics and. 

4 Days to Nairobi Analogue TV Switch-off, GOtv Partners with K24 to Offer Free Decoders

By Tech Mtaa | On Monday, December 9th, 2013 - No Comments »
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Nairobi is readying itself for the impending Digital TV Switch-Off on Friday 13th December 2013. Most broadcast players are well prepared for the switch-off except for the 3 major broadcasters who believe that they should only sabotage the impending migration. MultiChoice under the GOtv brand, StarTimes Media and Zuku have all been running campaigns encouraging. 

Uganda MPs Receive 384 iPads as Kenya Mulls the Same

By Tech Mtaa | On Saturday, December 7th, 2013 - No Comments »
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Uganda’s parliament has bought iPads to all its 375 MPs at a cost of Ksh 32 million ($370,000), saying that the tablets will make the lawmakers more efficient by allowing them to access official documents while travelling.The total number of iPads delivered to the parliament is 384. The MPs who voted themselves more salaries (now earns Ksh 700,000). 

Airtel Kenya’s Post-Paid Subscribers to Get Free DSTV Mobile Drifta

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - No Comments »
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Airtel Kenya and DStv Mobile have entered into a partnership  that will make Airtel post-paid subscribers access DSTV content through Drifta mobile decorder for Android. With this deal, any Airtel customer who purchases a post-paid line will get a DStv Drifta free of charge.  The subscribers will also get to enjoy  up to 16  Channels with 3 months.