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How to – Access the blocked web

By admin | OnThursday, September 13th, 2012 - No Comments »
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Since we all know that big brother has implemented orders to curb piracy via torrents, P2P sharing software and large file hosting portals, most Internet service providers have started practising a mega block on major torrent search engines and file hosting sites, such as Torrentz, The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, Torrent Hound, Rapidshare, Mediafire, Hotfile and many others. Obtaining torrents and other files from these websites has now become a difficult task, but there are many other routes that. 

Kenyan Young innovator excels in making security systems

By admin | OnThursday, September 13th, 2012 - No Comments »

When Elijah Kupata enrolled at Mount Kenya University for an engineering programme, his sole aim was to fulfil his childhood dream of making security gadgets to curb crime, in his home village, which had given his parents sleepless nights for years. After graduating from the university in 2006, Kupata promised himself that the next move would be to explore the world of innovations and come up with a device that would fulfil his childhood dream. He registered Kupata Technologies last year. Today. 

Safaricom seeks freeze of CCK’s rural tech fund

By admin | OnWednesday, September 12th, 2012 - No Comments »

Safaricom has asked the industry regulator to defer implementation of the Universal Service Fund (USF) until those contributing to the kitty are put on the management board. Mobile operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and broadcasters are expected to   start contributing 0.5 per cent of their gross revenue to the USF — which is aimed at accelerating the provision of ICT services in areas that operators consider unviable. The fund was created through a legal notice of May 2010 signed. 

Google Acquires Online Malware Scanner VirusTotal

By admin | OnWednesday, September 12th, 2012 - No Comments »

Google has acquired free online malware scanner VirusTotal for an undisclosed sum. VirusTotal announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday, noting that the two companies have been partners for a while now. VirusTotal offers a free online tool that scans suspicious files and URLs to detect viruses, worms, trojans, and other malware. The service uses 44 different antivirus products to check for malware that their security software may have missed. VirusTotal said it will continue to operate independently,. 

AccessKenya launches 24/7 network monitoring

By admin | OnWednesday, September 12th, 2012 - No Comments »

AccessKenya says its Network Operations Centre now monitors the company’s network 24/7. The company says it has been working to strengthen its core network operations starting with the company’s Network Operations Centre (NOC). NOC is an automated centre that mans the network and sends alerts and network status reports to enable the company to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. The company says in line with this, it  has equipped the NOC monitor the whole network 24 hours all week, all. 

Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition launches in Kenya

By admin | OnWednesday, September 12th, 2012 - No Comments »

Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services to small and medium sized businesses, recently launched Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Value for money remains king in a tough economic climate.  As a result, Sage ERP X3 Standard Edition has been optimised to offer an agile and robust Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution with a cost to market that is more relevant to the African continent.  

Land use: Fortunes tied to a new speculative force in Kenya

By admin | OnWednesday, September 5th, 2012 - No Comments »
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For generations, the fortunes of those who farmed the gently sloping hills north-east of Nairobi have fluctuated with the world price of coffee. Come next year, they will be linked to a new speculative force. The highest profile of a string of real estate developments gnawing at the fertile farmland around Kenya’s capital, involves developers transforming a 2,400 acre coffee estate into a modern, gated suburb of 25,000 houses.  Tatu City, as the project is called, will consume billions of dollars. 

Battle for the young minds

By admin | OnMonday, September 3rd, 2012 - No Comments »

The responsibility of what websites children can access or programmes they watch lies with the parents. Beatrice Kerubo Nyamache has access to the Internet and satellite TV in her Nairobi house where she lives with her teenage niece and son. As a parent with a keen interest in the social and mental well-being of the children, controlling their access to the Web and TV content has been imperative, especially for her 16-year-old impressionable niece. Her son, aged two, is too young to use the Internet. 

Mobile technology unlocks dairy farming potential in Kenya

By admin | OnSaturday, September 1st, 2012 - No Comments »

  On a typical day, Susan Wanjiru checks and replies to her emails, updates and checks off items on her appointment book before she starts work at a busy Nairobi hotel. The young hotelier also receives a text message informing her of the progress of her small dairy farm in Kinangop. The message has come through an iCow application that is promising to change the way small holder farmers in Kenya manage their dairy cattle. The iCow is a voice-based WAP enabled application that keeps farmers. 

Kenya’s Urban transport systems set for Sh35bn upgrade

By admin | OnSunday, August 5th, 2012 - No Comments »

After years of chaos in the city public transport, the government is putting in place a Sh35 billion plan to regulate the sub-sector. Funded jointly by the World Bank (Sh25.2 billion) and the Kenyan government (Sh9.6 billion), the project that is taking off next year will take care of, among others, roads expansion, bus fares, financing and traffic management. A National Metropolitan Transport Authority (NMTA) will be created to coordinate the policy shift and regulate public transport within the.