I was going to write a first impressions article, but we all know this is not the first time I am meeting this beauty. I happened to have been there at the launch of the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 in Abu Dhabi and got a first hand desert treatment during Nokia World Abu Dhabi at the St Regis Hotel. So this is just about what you get when you open the box, beyond the...

There is a growing demand for tablets and mobile PCs in Kenya, Asus has taken to the country’s universities to promote its devices as the best in the market. Key devices in the campaign are the Fonepad and the recently launched Transformer Book T100. The Transformer Book T100 is an compact detachable notebook providing the flexibility of switching between tablet...

ZTE has unveiled a broadband multimedia trunking solution which offers sufficient capacity for bandwidth-heavy operations including HD video and video conferencing. The trunking solution is based on TD-LTE technology with speeds of 100Mbps down and 50Mbps up. Security for the system is offered by over-the-air encryption, bi-directional access authentication, and...

Nokia today launched the Android powered smartphone recently announced at Mobile World Congress three weeks ago. The Nokia X hits Kenya as the second market to do so, just hot on the heels of India which launched earlier in the week. Nokia X comes as a gap in the middle of the low end Asha and the Windows Phone OS powered Lumia. The specs of the Nokia X phones are...

A vast amount of Apple’s iStuff is made at Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), and the company is diversifying into other areas of business including software development and telecoms. This has been attributed to a slow down in growth. In late 2013, the company won 2 licences in Taiwan’s 700MHz and 900MHz bands paying a total of T$9.18 billion. The company...

SSDs (acronym for Solid State Drives), the hard drives built with the integration of flash memory chips, are quite popular these days. In fact, I should say, gone are the days when computers were provided with hard drives that contain revolving magnetic disc and a read/write head moving across it in back and forth fashion. SSDs are quite a bit costly as compared to...

The 2014 Microsoft DigiGirlz day was attended by nearly 120 young women from high schools in Nairobi County. The event was co-hosted with Intel under the theme “shaping the future for Digigirlz”. Attendants were taken through topics in business and ICT and the latest innovations in technology as well as opportunities in the sector. DigiGirlz is a Global Microsoft...

Microsoft Open Technologies has created a preview SDK which allows Android apps to access from Office 365 data. The devkit is compatible with A ndroid versions 4.0.3, 4.1.2, 4.2.2 and 4.3 Currently the device contains packages which can access files and lists on SharePoint sites. Contacts, calendars and emails from Microsoft Exch ange can also be viewed using the...

1. Use a Cloud Storage Service By far the simplest option would be storing the file — or files — you want to share in a cloud storage service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or SkyDrive. You could then share the file with someone and inform them that the file is shared over email. They could click a link and download the file directly to their computer. If you use...

Facebook knows just when and with whom you are going to fall in love, a new study by the Facebook data team reveals. The study released last month, shows  statistical evidence based on the number of timeline posts shared between two prospects that hint on budding relationships even before the relationship starts. The Facebook team of data analysts analysed number...

Wazi WiFi currently has over 500 access points deployed in Nairobi’s malls, restaurants and coffeeshops. Apart from profiting from this project, Wananchi Group is providing internet connectivity to a large population which frequents these areas. This allows shoppers and restaurant patrons to enjoy interact over social media, watch videos and access inforamtion...

Google is throwing some love to wearable devices. Developers who target these devices will now be getting an SDK as Android widens its reach beyond mobile phones and tablets. “In two weeks we are launching the first developer SDK for Android,” Sundar Pichai Google’s senior VP of Android, Chrome and Apps. “That will lay out the vision for developers...

If you are a Windows Phone user, and need to send PDF files as email attachment, you must know by now that there is no way to do it out of the box. However, with a 3rd party app, it is possible. 1. Search for “PDF Reader” in the store 2. You will get two different apps by that name. Select the one with the purple icon, the one made by PompolutZ and install it. 3....

Dukalangu.co.ke is the new online shop in town. The internet start up, based here in Nairobi, aims to reach local fashion designers to sell their merchandise to fashion enthusiasts through a secure web platform. Customers can browse through the Dukalangu collection, place orders and get free deliveries of ordered merchandise to their homes and offices. The company...

Facebook acquired WhatsApp for a whopping $19 Billion and it follows after the deal, WhatsApp has a new update for Android users allowing one to officially hide your last seen time-stamp, your WhatsApp status and your WhatsApp profile picture within your app without having to install an additional app or constantly turn on and off your WiFi or data network. This...

Nokia has just unveiled its X phone in India today and as expected, they continue with the rollout to other emerging markets this week with Nairobi, Kenya being the next stop over for the company’s first Android device. The Nokia X will be launched for the Kenyan market this Thursday. The Nokia X packs a highly customized version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean...

Running business operations in the face of the information revolution presents several challenges to enterprise organizations. It is this problem that organizations seek to address with the deployment of robust IT infrastructure with investments into high capacity storage systems and data-processing applications which should convert this information into measurable...

Over the breadth of 2 months, a reporter at Newsweek tried to connect the foundations of Bitcoin to one particular face. The original specifications for the Bitcoin system were published in 2009 under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Someone at Newsweek latched on to that name and the fact that Bitcoin draws from mathematical and computer science concepts. The chase...

Nokia’s first Android device, the Nokia X is now official in India, one of the key target markets of the device which looks forward to introducing the low end user to Microsoft’s suit of app and services and eventually suck them into the Microsoft ecosystem by using the free Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code which gives it access to a wider selection...

In Kenya we’ve had the Galaxy S III Lite, a severely watered down version of the Galaxy S III mini that has nothing to do with the Galaxy S III branding save for laying a claim no one but its manufacturer can justify. In the Netherlands, Samsung is unveiling yet another member of its successful and popular Galaxy line of Android smartphones, the Galaxy S III...

Last year, Panasonic bowed out of the smartphone market. We thought that we had heard the last of them but that is seemingly not the case. The Japanese company is still making some efforts as far as smartphones go and has a new dual-SIM smartphone set for release in the Indian market at just Rs 11,990 (around $196). Here are the specs of the Panasonic P31: Display: 5-inch...