SONY Unveils New Hi-Fi Electronic System For World Cup Experience

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, May 30th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

I was formerly a Panasonic person. I believed that SONY products were overpriced and really not for me. More so when I owned the Panasonic series like SC-VK950D and the VK960 but not anymore. SONY Kenya is actually making me like their products more and more. I bought the GTR8 recently but I feel like selling it after seeing the new LBT-ZUX999 model which. 

The fierce urgency of now

By Aireni | On Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - No Comments »

At a defining moment in history, these words invoked the audacity of hope and inspired millions to vote for the change they wished to see – my ambitions are a tad loftier. If Barack Obama was the inspiration, OWASP is the aspiration. So I too would like to invoke the foresight of Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taitu, the pan-Africanism of Nnamdi Azikiwe,. 

Telkom Kenya tightens noose on cable vandals with new technician uniforms

By Tech Mtaa | On Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - 5 Comments »

The war against cable vandals went a notch higher today when Telkom Kenya introduced new dress code for technicians working on sites. The new Orange branded uniforms will be critical in tightening the noose around people practicing the vice since security agents will easily be able to identify legitimate Telkom Kenya technicians working on site. Telkom. 

Safaricom Addopts the South African Social Netwoking Product, MXit

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - 3 Comments »

Safaricom has introduced the South African social networking product, MIXIT, in Kenya. Safaricom seems o be keen on capturing the market and dominating all sectors of the market. MXit is an Instant Messenger product offering of choice to the Kenyan youth who represent the next generation consumer. They digitally savvy and early adopters of technology and. 

Phillips Introduces New LED Lighting Solutions in Kenya

By Tech Mtaa | On Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - 8 Comments »

By Yvette Randa PHILIPS has introduced new energy efficient LED lighting solutions to create more livable cities by enhancing urban wellbeing. Philips will help the municipal authorities create more livable urban environments by applying new, future-proof LED lighting solutions to enhance city living through improved pedestrian and road safety, as well. 

Google Launches Google TV

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Now the researchers have been telling us how the web advertising and trust is gaining so much ground and also just howthe good old TV still remains the choice of many in entertainment and information.The web is mostly viewed in small screen and the TV has the infrastructure but not choice and ease which is available in the web. Google expects to explore. 

Business Software Alliance and IDC study shows software piracy rate hits 83% in East & Southern Africa

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - 9 Comments »

Kenya’s software piracy rate fell by one-percentage point last year to settle at 79-percent according to the seventh annual global software piracy study released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an international association representing the global software industry, in partnership with market research firm International Data Corporation-IDC. According. 

The human factor

By Aireni | On Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - 5 Comments »

There isn’t a patch for human fallibility and there’s no patch against human ingenuity. I attended an ISSA-UK event at Bletchley Park last Thursday and the contribution the men and women who worked there made to the war effort cannot be overstated – it’s estimated the codebreakers of Bletchley shortened WWII by 2 years. The principles. 

Kenyan Advertisers Finally Embracing Social Media and Mobile

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 - 4 Comments »

This is a guest post by Yvette Randa The latest web-based trend in transmission of information and communication across the globe is the next frontier in the advertisement world even as the most efficient internet connectivity hits Kenya’s mainland. Advertisement platform in various World Wide Web (www) and search engines are gradually threatening. 

M-Kesho: “Super Bank Account” from Safaricom and Equity Bank

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 - 34 Comments »

Kenya’s leading bank byclients base Equity Bank and leading intergrated telecommunications provider Safaricom have launched an ultimate bank account that lets customers transfer money to and from their M-PESA accounts via their mobile handsets while enjoying other benefits that come with the bank account. Speaking at a launch which was presided over. 

Microsoft Steps Up Fight Against Software Pirates

By Tech Mtaa | On Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

In their fight against software piracy, the Kenya Copyright Board (KCB), Kenya Revenue Authority and Kenyan Police managed to break up a software counterfeit ring responsible for the distribution and sale of more than KSh 800,000 worth of counterfeit Microsoft software. With Microsoft’s support, the Kenyan authorities led several months of investigation,. 


By Aireni | On Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - 3 Comments »

Further to my previous post, Secure coding nirvana, I would like to engage with individuals who are committed to the establishment of a Kenyan chapter of OWASP. While OWASP has several chapters around the world, there are only two chapters in Africa, in Egypt and Nigeria. Kenya can be the third country on the continent to have one. I have been made aware. 

Secure coding nirvana

By Aireni | On Friday, May 14th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Our operating systems are hardened; unnecessary services stopped, unused accounts disabled and the latest patches installed. The signature files for the anti-virus, IDS and IPS are up-to-date. The firewalls, load balancers, routers and switches are securely configured. So with all these safeguards implemented, this must mean our systems are secure, right?. 

White House Offers $1 Million Innovation Prize

By Tech Mtaa | On Friday, May 14th, 2010 - 2 Comments »

The Obama administration is said to be offering up to $1 million in prize money to entrepreneurs that can come up with innovative ways to commercialize new technology. The U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship’s i6 Challenge is offering the prize money to six winners who invent what judges think are the most innovative. 

Zain Kenya Cuts It’s Caling Rates by Upto 50%

By Tech Mtaa | On Thursday, May 13th, 2010 - 7 Comments »

Zain Kenya has today announced a  reduction in its off-peak calling rates. Following the move, Zain has slashed calls to other networks by upto 50%. Customers will now pay only Ksh. 3 for Zain to Zain calls and Kshs 6 to call any other network during certain periods of time, everyday of the week. The new rates will apply for calls made between 6pm and.