The install base of connected appliances is expected to pass the 10 million mark by 2017. Currently smart home devices stand at 4 million although consumers don’t view these appliances as an attractive purchase. Juniper Research however states that there is a gradual increase in awareness among consumers as to the benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. High...

The immensity of capital expenditure and high power consumption requirements play a great role in the deployment of data centers. Therefore setting up a data center in a new area costs a lot both in terms of money and time. Huawei’s Container Data Center Solution is however built to change this with agile deployment periods of just six weeks. This comes in a...

One of the benefits given by the fibreglass is its ability to withstand adverse weather conditions, it is also cheaper to maintain. This has driven Kenya Power to favor fibreglass poles over wood, although the original cost of the new material may be high. Resistance to rot and pests raises the maintenance cost for wooden poles, on average this gives them a life-span...

The difference between e-commerce and offline commerce is the reliance of technology to link up the seller and the buyer. Just that, the trade is the same as offline only that you don’t walk in to a shop and do window shopping to decide what you want to purchase before making the move. But we would all agree the priceless value technology brings by expanding...

Building a company website has turned out to be a mandate prerequisite for setting up any business. Today’s internet world has transformed customer’s perspective of choosing the service providers. Now, the emphasis is majorly on online promotion. In such a scenario, it would not be wrong to say that if you want your business to flourish, you surely need a website. Post...

After countless teasers and free positive press thanks to the marketing team behind the lean OnePlus One team, the device was unveiled early today as expected. It is the company’s first smartphone and also its flagship device for the foreseeable future and from the foregoing, this is likely the most interesting smartphone launch since the Find 7. Coincidentally,...

Hi Roy, My Name is Martin, a blogger who happens to like making money. Throwing figures like earn 400,000 in Kenya shillings in a country where the average middle class is earning Kshs 50,000 is bound to elicit quite a huge conversation. They look forward to earning Kshs 400,000 like you suggested. Some of us will want to see your online properties and see how this...

Sony Pictures is now in talks to sign Wolf of Wall Street’s Leonardo DiCaprio to star as Jobs in a new Steve Jobs movie. The yet-to-be titled movie will chronicle the life of the Apple co-founder whose forward-thinking led to technological advances such as the Macintosh, NeXt, iPhone and iPad. Aaron Sorkin is penning the script while Scott Rudin is producing,...

Except for Kenya, every other East African nation taxes cross border calls. Burundi levies Sh 13 per call, Tanzania Sh 10, Rwanda Sh 9 and Uganda Sh 7. This makes it cheaper to call the US or India as calling rates for neighbour states are higher. Kenya has been pushing for common termination rates across the region, details of this policy change are expected to...

Vandalism and cable cuts have taken a great toll on Orange Kenya’s copper network, replacements are both costly and complex. The broadband provider had initiated a plan to upgrade its entire network to fibre optic back in 2012. The total cost of this operation is expected to be Kshs. 4 billion. The first phase of the Pambazuka Transformation has been commissioned...

Enterprise IT environments continue to develop confidence in cloud computing. And with this, there is a shift in focus from infrastructure to applications hosted over cloud platforms placing a great demand on containerized application delivery. To meet this trend, Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud has been designed for portability across virtual machines, bare metal...

You might be irked with the interface of Windows 8 and may no longer find many of its features at ease of usage, especially when if you purchased or upgraded to Windows 8 and then to Windows 8.1 to attain higher security for your business-critical data. You might not be in a mood to compromise with the ease of usage and user-interactivity with the ‘so-called’...

Facebook has introduced a new optional feature named “Nearby Friends” for its Android and iPhone mobile users. Launching the feature 4 days ago, Facebook product manager Andrea Vaccari says the “Nearby Friends” feature helps you discover which friends are nearby or see when your friends are travelling. The feature allows one to see the city or neighborhood...

Markets in the US and Europe didn’t waste time approving Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia’s device division. The deal which was announced in September has passed through interrogation by various international regulation bodies. China previously had reservation over the patent policy but the country has since approved of the deal. Microsoft had...

Nearly 200 patent families for the creation of Android devices are held by Microsoft. Android OEM’s are need to pay for the licensing of these patents from Redmond in order to avoid lawsuits. Several Android manufacturers have already paid up, namely, HTC, LG, ZTE and Samsung. Motorola Solutions has now closed a deal to license these patents as it creates devices...

The Salesforce1 platform launch last year saw the integration of Force.com, Heroku and ExactTarget services. This attracted developers to the platform increasing the Salesforce’s developer community to 1.5 mn. Following this, Salesforce has decided to create a central point for its developer community where documentation and resources can be accessed. Developers...

It’s all fun and games till Yoweri Museveni becomes the first East African President to take a selfie. Selfies with presidents and famous people have become common, this includes Barrack, US president who even initiated his VP Joe Biden into the world of selfies. Samsung is known for those self endorsing selfies starting with the famous Ellen Degeneres selfie...

LG has not hidden its plans for a smartwatch and has been clear since the day Google announced Android Wear to the world. The company has also made it official in the last few hours that the G Watch will also arrive in Champagne Gold. The G Watch is bound to go on sell for $300 later in the year unless otherwise stated and will be one of the first Android Wear powered...

We all (ok, some of us then) know that the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s flagship smartphone this year, has IP67 certification. Just like it did with the Ultra Power-Saving Mode, Samsung is making a lot of noise about the dust and water resistant capabilities of the device. In this latest ad that went out yesterday on its YouTube channel and is to find itself in Samsung’s...

Unless you’ve been living under a cave then you are aware that Google is readying the biggest redesign to the Android operating system since 2011 when Ice Cream Sandwich was announced. We’ve seen screenshot after screenshot from unofficial sources leak in the last few weeks like its the end of the world (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Here’s another one that...

Twitter allows for the creation of parody accounts, but this must be stated clearly in the account bio. Failure to do this can lead to the account being suspended. But there are more dire consequences that could befall the account operator as was recently witnessed in Illinois. Law enforcement officers in the state’s Peoria town raided a house following investigations...