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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

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Kenyans now making longer calls-CAK Report

Mobill phones have had a great impact in Kenya's economy

Mobile phones have had a great impact in Kenya’s economy

Kenyan Robust marketing by telecoms and lowered call rates saw Kenyans use mobile phones more in 2013, the latest sector report shows.

According to the second quarterly sector statistics report for the year 2013-14 released by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK), Safaricom, yuMobile, Airtel, and Orange subscribers made calls amounting to 29.9 billion minutes in 2013 up from 27.4 billion in 2012. Continue reading

Infinix Mobility company wades into Kenya’s smartphone market

With over 100,000 phones sold in Kenya monthly, the country is attracting more manufacturers with the latest being the HongKong based Infinix mobility.

Headquartered in HongKong, Infinix Mobility designs the smartphones in France but does mass production in China.

infinix alpha marvel smartphone

Retailing at sh29,999, the phone runs on Google operating system android 4.2.1 Jelly bean and comes with a 13MP camera, quad-core 1.5hz processor with 4GB memory.

“This is a digitally innovative market with respect to mobile and Internet solutions and we expect that our foray into the Kenyan market, with an appetite for quality smartphones, will yield high returns,” said Jean Sebastien, Business Director, Infinix Mobility.

Jannet Atika, Safaricom head of retail sales said the phone shall be available across  its 40 retail outlets in the country. 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

Book on M-Pesa launched in Kenya

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Robert Collymore address journalist during the release of the company results on November 10 2010.

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Robert Collymore at a past function.

The first book that documents the  impact that M-PESA has had on the lives of users in Kenya  is now available in Kenya. The journey and impact of Safaricom’s money transfer service, M-Pesa, has now been documented in a book.

The book titled “Money, Real Quick- The story of M-PESA” has been co-authored by Tonny Omwansa, a lecturer at the university of Nairobi and Nicholas Sullivan, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Emerging Market Enterprises with funding from Rockefeller. Continue reading

Safaricom wades into health insurance

Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore

Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore

Kenya’s leading mobile telephony company is now eyeing piece of the cake in health insurance.

The company in partnership with, Britam and Changamka Micro-insurance have jointly launched an affordable micro-insurance health cover which will widen the bracket of the population with access to medical insurance. Continue reading

Kenya to review quality of service parameters for mobile operators

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Robert Collymore address journalist during the release of the company results on November 10 2010.

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Robert Collymore address journalist during the release of the company results. File photo

The tussle between  Safaricom and Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) over renewal of its license will be  resolved amicably.

CCK Director General Francis Wangusi on Tuesday said negotiations are ongoing between Safaricom and CAK ahead of  the license renewal in June this year. Continue reading