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New Site Helps Businesses Turn Their Facebook Pages Into Virtual Storefronts

By admin | OnThursday, September 20th, 2012 - No Comments »

  Soldsie, a San Francisco startup, officially launched Wednesday night with the promise of helping small businesses sell their products to fans directly through Facebook comments. Retailers post a picture of a product for sale, and fans are asked to type “sold” in the comments if they want to buy it. The vendor can then reach out to these fans to confirm their intent to buy and send along an invoice for payment. Rather than direct Facebook fans to shop on a separate website, Soldsie allows. 

Internet Explorer Fixes Security Issue to Protect Against Hackers

By admin | OnThursday, September 20th, 2012 - No Comments »

Microsoft has developed a fix for an Internet Explorer security issue that allowed hackers to attack some users’ computers. The company released on Wednesday night a “Fix It” download to address the issue and protect against hacks. In the meantime, Microsoft said it also plans to roll out a full Internet Explorer update that “will not only reinforce the issue that the Fix It addressed, but cover other issues as well.” READ:Internet Explorer Have a Huge Security Hole Earlier this week,. 

SAP and Kenya ICT Board Partner on Skills Develeopment

By admin | OnThursday, September 20th, 2012 - No Comments »

  Kenyan graduates studying Information Technology will now be able to undergo free high level SAP certification training thanks to a three year partnership between the Kenya ICT Board and leading enterprise application software provider SAP. The training program dubbed “SAP Skills for Africa” is aimed at improving the employability of university graduates. The program will begin in January with the enrolment of 100 students who can start applying in October and Kenya ICT Board Program. 

Site Lets You Simulate a Facebook Hack, Goes Viral at PennApps

By admin | OnThursday, September 20th, 2012 - No Comments »

At the beginning of every school year, most college students receive the same warning email or lecture from campus safety: don’t leave your laptop unattended because someone could steal it. But they don’t warn you that a friend could also log into your Facebook account and start posting things. Hack My Facebook, a site that lets you mock hack your own Facebook account to fool your friends, won a $500 prize from AddThis for going viral at PennApps this past weekend (September 14-16), which claims. 

Take the world Best courses,online, for free

By admin | OnThursday, September 20th, 2012 - No Comments »

Coursera, offers world Best courses,online, for free from major universities including John Hopkins, Stanford University,Emory University, UMD among others Once upon a time, the only way to take a course taught by a professor employed by a great university was to attend a great university. With Coursera, you don’t have to leave your seat. Instructors from Princeton, Duke, Caltech and 13 other schools conduct online classes on everything from math to music, complete with video lectures, quizzes. 

Global Internet firm to set up hub in E. Africa

By admin | OnWednesday, September 19th, 2012 - No Comments »

A European Internet infrastructure provider is planning to set up a network hub in East Africa in a move that may increase browsing speeds while lowering costs. In a press statement published on its website on Monday, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange Point (AMS-IX) said that it was in talks with the Telecommunication Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) to establish a local internet exchange presence. An Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is a platform that allows Internet Service Providers. 

Set a lock code for individual apps on Android

By admin | OnWednesday, September 19th, 2012 - No Comments »

Setting a lock code on an app-by-app basis is a great way to add another level of security to your device. With App Lock, it’s as easy as setting a PIN. Setting a lock code on your smartphone is highly recommended to protect your personal information, but sometimes a lock code can be a bit inconvenient. What if you could do away with the device lock code, instead locking only the apps you want to keep private? An Android app named App Lock let’s you do just that. That’s not to. 

Toyota Unveils New Modern Flagship Showroom

By admin | OnWednesday, September 19th, 2012 - No Comments »

After a comprehensive redesign, Toyota Kenya Limited on Monday unveiled its modern flagship showroom, at the firm’s headquarters along Mombasa Road. Legendary motor enthusiasts joined VIPs and fans of the renowned Japanese brand at the inaugural event hosted at the new facility. The facelift has seen an aggressive interior and exterior overhaul in line with Toyota Motor Corporation’s international guidelines. The innovative facility promises an international shopping experience with world-class. 

yuCash is now available at all Postbank branches

By admin | OnWednesday, September 19th, 2012 - No Comments »

Postbank Managing Director Dr. Nyambura Koigi, “Postbank has always been engaged in mobilizing savings for national development and we are always looking for partnerships that enable us to achieve this goal. This is one such partnership and we look forward to working together as we take mobile money transfer services deeper into the remote parts of our country.” yuCash customers will be able to go to any Postbank branch and register, deposit and withdraw funds from their yuCash Accounts. More. 

Card fraud fight gathers momentum in Kenya

By admin | OnWednesday, September 19th, 2012 - No Comments »

Kenya’s financial institutions are tightening measures to fight card fraud, with an increasing adoption of the more secure EMV chip cards. Regional card processor and payments services firm Paynet Group is currently undergoing an upgrade initiative of its card issuing and processing platform to EMV chips cards its East Africa PesaPoint outlets. The company has partnered with Family Bank to provide them with EMV cards, along with access to their extensive PesaPoint network. Family Bank’s CEO. 

Judiciary to Launch “Faini Chap Chap” for Kenyans to pay court fines using M-Pesa

By admin | OnWednesday, September 19th, 2012 - No Comments »

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga will preside over the launch of Faini Chap Chap, a service that enables you to pay traffic court fines using M-Pesa, the mobile money transfer system run by Safaricom, on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Kibera Law Courts from 10 am. Faini Chap Chap will initially be available for the payment of traffic fines only imposed by courts at Milimani and Kibera. It will soon be rolled out across the country. Faini Chap Chap….fast and efficient. The Judiciary is transforming!               The. 

This Site Pays Developers When It Finds Them a Job

By admin | OnWednesday, September 19th, 2012 - No Comments »

One startup, Developer Auction, is looking to change how finding a job works for developers by having the employers come to them rather than the other way around. When the service helps developers find a job, it’s also now offering those developers 20% of its recruitment fees, sometimes putting an additional $6,000 in a developer’s pocket. “The top developers are 25 times more effective than the average developer, but their salaries don’t reflect that,” Developer Auction co-founder Matt. 

Microsoft offers advice to deal with IE security bug

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This screenshot shows a successful attack against Windows 7 running IE 9.

This screenshot shows a successful attack against Windows 7 running IE 9. Users of Internet Explorer versions 6 through 9 are grappling with another security flaw without a fix, but Microsoft has a few suggestions to help shore up protection. Uncovered this past weekend, the security hole could compromise the PCs of IE users who surf to a malicious Web site. Microsoft said it’s already aware of attacks that have tried to take advantage of this weakness. Since no fix is yet available, it’s. 

Tea turns sweet for Kenyan farmers

By admin | OnTuesday, September 18th, 2012 - No Comments »

Over 560,000 small scale tea farmers across the country have a reason to smile after the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) announced a bonus Sh37.51 per kilo of green leaf. This represents a three percent increase from last year’s bonus payment of Sh36.40 making it the highest payment to small scale tea farmers in the world. Announcing the results, KTDA Holdings Chief Executive Officer Lerionka Tiampati said the farmers will start pocketing their bonus, which is the second payment, from October. 

Kenyan newspaper unveils mobile reporting Application for citizens.

By admin | OnTuesday, September 18th, 2012 - No Comments »

Star Reports is an open platform that allows citizens to report/create and share news and events in real time from their mobile devices. Star Reports enables citizens take pictures and type short stories on their mobile devices. Stories will be transmitted from the mobile devices to a centralized content management system for processing by journalists and editors and dissemination to other citizens. To download the App in your phone visit the Google Play Store by clicking on the image below:                 Visit.