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Reviewing the ASUS GL552J – A Gamer’s Perspective

By David Gitonga

Its not every so often that you come across a laptop built for gamers. Fortunately, I had just that opportunity recently to test out an ASUS gaming machine. The experience, of course, is a gamer’s dream as you might expect.

At first glance, the GL552J looks nothing like your average laptop. The dark, sleek figure will immediately tell you that this machine is built to be used for extended periods of time, and rightly so. Continue reading

Safaricom offers Google Free Zone

Safaricom now offers Google Free Zone, a new product that allows Safaricom mobile users to access Google+, Gmail and Google Search without incurring data charges. Continue reading

Afrosilicon team named winner in Apps for Africa Competition

Afrisilicon 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.

The group clinched the top honors for an app combining social elements, mobile money, and an event scheduler.

Dubbed ‘Funkies’, the app allows users to stay up to date with what’s happening, where it’s happening and why it’s happening. Continue reading

Ericsson, Google unveil competition for Africa’s mobile app developers

By James Ratemo in CapeTown, South Africa jratemo@gmail.com

Africa’s mobile app developers have a chance to shine in the global arena in a competition that will see the winner pocket over Sh1.5 million (15,000 euros) cash prize.

Ericsson and Sony Ericsson have partnered with Google to run the competition for application developers in sub-Saharan Africa where local developers have been invited to submit innovative ideas and mobile applications on the Android platform.

Titled ‘Apps for Africa’ the competition is to run under the aegis of the 2012 Ericsson Application Awards (EAA 2012) – an ongoing annual competition for application developers worldwide organized by Ericsson Research.
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Outsourcing data storage is the way to go, e-momentum tells coporates

E-Momentum CEO Mr. Kagume Chiuri and E-Momentum Business Development Manager, Mr. Mathu Ng'ang'a present a sponsorship cheque to Ms.Nicholle Myles, CIO East Africa Business Development Manager, towards this years CIO 100 awards. The awards are a mark of excellence in the IT industry.

E-Momentum CEO Mr. Kagume Chiuri and E-Momentum Business Development Manager, Mr. Mathu Ng'ang'a present a sponsorship cheque to Ms.Nicholle Myles, CIO East Africa Business Development Manager, towards this years CIO 100 awards. The awards are a mark of excellence in the IT industry.

Companies should be careful when investing in new technologies lest they suffer huge losses that come with obsolete installations and high cost of maintenance.

According to E-Momentum CEO Kagume Chiuri, outsourcing Information and Technology (IT) departments to companies whose core mandate is technology support and installations would be the best option for companies that want to profitably reap from latest technologies.

“To reduce investment in redundant hardware and software, companies should look at IT as a utility and release the huge investment in technology…they should move it from an ownership module to pay per use ,” argues Mr Chiuri.

Mr Chiuri said E-momentum has partnered with Google to encourage businesses to re-look critically at their IT investments , especially data. Continue reading

Facebook rival boasts over 40 million users

SAN FRANCISCO, Friday (By AFP)

Google co-founder and chief executive Larry Page said on Friday that its online social networking challenge to Facebook is growing fast and has topped 40 million users.

“People are flocking to Google+ at an incredible rate and we are just getting started,” Mr Page said during an earnings conference call. Continue reading

Microsoft, Google, Intel take market share war to schools

Global companies are jostling for Kenya’s lucrative education sector by unveiling programmes that promote uptake of technology in classrooms. The multinationals, including Microsoft, Intel Corp and Google, are targeting teachers and learners with a myriad of ICT solutions to ensure strategic positioning once the local education sector goes big on technology. Continue reading