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), Angellina Osege (Soroti district).
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 default email address for all Facebook.
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 SONY being a giant in many verticals.
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 tech savvy thieves have discovered.
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 the latter which has been going through.
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 of 8 million might change this.
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 credit for use. Customers may.
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 cells and cause paralysis, confusion.
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 Belfort who rose to a wealthy stockbroker.
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 sensor fusion technology and GSM cell.
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 for non-payment of a subscription fee. Why.
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 a pick-up. This pick-up had goods.
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 the switch-off while Nation.
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) like their Kenyan counterparts are.
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 free subscription. How the Drifta for.