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Why it’s not fair that you miss the StartUp Grind Kampala Dialogue

Guru8 - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:55

Outbox Hub, one of Uganda’s leading innovation hubs is organizing an entrepreneur dialogue this Friday at Outbox for all those interested in blossoming their businesses. The dialogue features main speaker Julie Muiruki, a founding member of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance – a network of highly educated young African entrepreneurs spearheading high impact social business ventures across Africa.

Are you an entrepreneur based in Uganda? Looking for ideas to boost your business? Join @StartupGrindKla at Outbox https://t.co/M6LLJJuKpq pic.twitter.com/D0OSUF494O

— Outbox (@OutboxHub) March 22, 2017

The dialogue is seamlessly aimed at empowering young minds that have started up business ideas or simply are planning to start on how to overcome the obstacles that may arise.  Regardless of the business idea that one bears, the dialogue is aimed at harmonizing all business ideas in one go and making broad resolutions on how to tackle the innovation lag.  

This edition of StartUp Grind Kampala will take place at Outbox Hub on Friday 31st March from 5:30pm to 8pm. Participation fee is 5,000 Uganda shillings. It’s not fair that you miss a dialogue this insightful and yet cheap.

 

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Infinix Uganda unleashes the Zero 4 at fans hangout

Guru8 - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:20

Infinix Uganda one of the latest smartphone entrants in Uganda celebrated yet again with their fans during the second Infinix hangout last week at the Uganda Information Communication and Technology Institute (UICT), Nakawa as a way of giving back to their fans. In usual norm a bunch of games were conducted but that is not the juicy part at all.

Infinix fans take part in the numerous games that were at the Hangout

Infinix took the opportunity to tease and show off their latest smartphone on the local market, the Infinix Zero 4. The Zero series is somewhat Infinix’s most expensive and most premium phone they have available.The zero series is usually for professionals who who work on the go and need bigger ram and need high quality pictures for work or leisure.

Lino Zhang Head of Marketing of Infinix Uganda announced the Zero 4 yet to be launched and assured that it’s the finest from Infinix that people will ever get. “We are delighted to bring you our latest Infinix brand that you will definitely love”, he noted

The Infinix Zero has already made amazing sales in most parts of Africa and is having a late release in Uganda in a few weeks time. Mr Lino Zhang further mentioned that there will be a new product that will be launched at the same time with the zero 4 which mainly focuses on the dual front cameras.

A group photo of the Fans and Infinix team at the Hangout.

Furthermore at the Infinix hangout, The X Club a platform that enables Infinix users learn about their devices, table issues and get advice on how to fix the devices was introduced along with Infinix Offline Shops. The forum comes pre-installed in Infinix phones but it can as well be accessed on Google Play Store or on the web and on there, xgold points gained are actually redeemable at any Xshop around the world for an infinix gadget on offer.

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Meet the RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, Apple’s Special Edition

Guru8 - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:50

Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition in a vibrant red aluminum finish, in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and (RED). This gives customers an unprecedented way to contribute to the Global Fund and bring the world a step closer to an AIDS-free generation. The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order online worldwide and in stores beginning Friday, March 24.

“Since we began working with (RED) 10 years ago, our customers have made a significant impact in fighting the spread of AIDS through the purchase of our products, from the original iPod nano (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition all the way to today’s lineup of Beats products and accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The introduction of this special edition iPhone in a gorgeous red finish is our biggest (PRODUCT)RED offering to date in celebration of our partnership with (RED), and we can’t wait to get it into customers’ hands.”

“Apple is the world’s largest corporate donor to the Global Fund, contributing more than $130 million as part of its partnership with (RED),” said Deborah Dugan, (RED)’s CEO. “Combining the global reach of the world’s most loved smartphone with our efforts to provide access to life-saving ARV medication in sub-Saharan Africa, customers now have a remarkable opportunity to make a difference and contribute to the Global Fund through the purchase of this new beautiful (PRODUCT)RED iPhone.”

(RED)’s critical work provides access to life-saving HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa, which is home to more than two thirds of the world’s HIV-positive population. One hundred percent of all money raised by (RED) goes directly to Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants that provide testing, counseling, treatment and prevention programs with a specific focus on eliminating transmission of the virus from moms to their babies. Since it was founded in 2006, (RED) has generated more than $465 million for the Global Fund, with more than $130 million from Apple alone.

Pricing and Availability

  • The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition will be available in 128GB and 256GB models starting at $749 (US) that is 2,694,902UGX from apple.com and Apple Stores, and from Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary). The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone joins iPhone 7 finishes in jet black, black, silver, gold and rose gold.
  • Both special edition models are available worldwide beginning Friday, March 24 and start shipping to customers by the end of March in the US and more than 40 countries and regions by Apple. The iphone Red will be here in Uganda in April

This is a Press Release From Apple

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Internet Society set to hold first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

Guru8 - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:08

 

The Internet Society today announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT.

The two-day meeting will bring together experts including government and inter-governmental organization officials, business and educational leaders from throughout the continent to discuss how Africa can use the Internet to advance education, innovation and job creation.

The event aims at gathering various organizations working on Internet and development across the region to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration.

“One of the key topics of discussion will be what needs to be done for Africa to benefit from the transformational opportunities of the Internet for the benefit of the African economy and education,” explains Dawit Bekele, Regional Bureau Director for Africa at the Internet Society. “While there are many challenges, we know it can be done. Countries such as Kenya and Rwanda have created policy environments that enable innovation and they are now seeing the benefits of the Internet economy. Universities throughout the continent are also using e-learning opportunities to increase their reach as well as to give flexibility for their students.”

“Africa is on an unstoppable move toward digital transformation. However, the room for increasing speed and impact is limitless,” says Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Minister for Youth and ICT. “This can only be achieved if we are able to harness effectively the power of partnerships. We therefore welcome and are pleased to co-host this dialogue which is a great platform for advanced partnerships ahead of the transform Africa Summit that Rwanda will host from May 10 to 12, 2017.”

The Africa Regional Internet Development Dialogue is an opportunity for key stakeholders to:

  • discuss not only the challenges, but also the achievements in building the Internet economy and education in Africa;
  • review the successes and setbacks of various initiatives throughout the region and share lessons-learned;
  • identify the next steps different stakeholders need to take to build the Internet economy and improve education in Africa.

“I am honored to participate in this very meaningful event. UNESCO is committed to working with all stakeholders to harness ICTs in a way that serves the interests of learners and the larger teaching/learning community,” said Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, Communications and Information Sector, UNESCO.

This conference is part of a global series of Internet development conferences organized by the Internet Society with the aim of furthering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that aim at tackling the world’s main development challenges by 2030. Regional Internet Development Dialogues were held last year in Asia Pacific, hosted by UNESCAP, and in Latin America & Caribbean in partnership with Inter-America Development Bank and hosted by the Government of Argentina.

This is a Press Release Distributed by APO on behalf of Internet Society (ISOC)

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Internet Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

Techjaja - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:05

The Internet Society today announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda.

The two-day meeting will bring together experts including government and inter-governmental organization officials, business and educational leaders from throughout the continent to discuss how Africa can use the Internet to advance education, innovation and job creation.

The event aims at gathering various organizations working on Internet and development across the region to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration.

“One of the key topics of discussion will be what needs to be done for Africa to benefit from the transformational opportunities of the Internet for the benefit of the African economy and education,” explains Dawit Bekele, Regional Bureau Director for Africa at the Internet Society. “While there are many challenges, we know it can be done. Countries such as Kenya and Rwanda have created policy environments that enable innovation and they are now seeing the benefits of the Internet economy. Universities throughout the continent are also using e-learning opportunities to increase their reach as well as to give flexibility for their students.”

“Africa is on an unstoppable move toward digital transformation. However, the room for increasing speed and impact is limitless,” says Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Minister for Youth and ICT. “This can only be achieved if we are able to harness effectively the power of partnerships. We therefore welcome and are pleased to co-host this dialogue which is a great platform for advanced partnerships ahead of the transform Africa Summit that Rwanda will host from May 10 to 12, 2017.”

The Africa Regional Internet Development Dialogue is an opportunity for key stakeholders to:

  • discuss not only the challenges, but also the achievements in building the Internet economy and education in Africa;
  • review the successes and setbacks of various initiatives throughout the region and share lessons-learned;
  • identify the next steps different stakeholders need to take to build the Internet economy and improve education in Africa.

“I am honored to participate in this very meaningful event. UNESCO is committed to working with all stakeholders to harness ICTs in a way that serves the interests of learners and the larger teaching/learning community,” said Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, Communications and Information Sector, UNESCO.

This conference is part of a global series of Internet development conferences organized by the Internet Society with the aim of furthering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that aim at tackling the world’s main development challenges by 2030. Regional Internet Development Dialogues were held last year in Asia Pacific, hosted by UNESCAP, and in Latin America & Caribbean in partnership with Inter-America Development Bank and hosted by the Government of Argentina.

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Uber wants to start renting car

Guru8 - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:29

Question: Would you rent your car on Uber for a weekly rental fee?

Answer: Yes, Maybe.

Question: Like other than parking your car, would you rent it out to someone and they pay you?

Answer: That is fine considering I don’t use it for the greater part of the day when i am at work. So i can rent it out.

Imagine renting your car out to Uber and being paid every week. Uber is soon rolling out a program that will enable you rent your car for an agreed period of time and be paid for the time that the car is being used. There are people that have “idle cars” and would love them to make them some money, well Uber is rolling out a program that will earn you some money when you rent your car out to them

According to a reliable Uber source, the program is still being surveyed and being discussed by is definitely mature and shall be rolled out soon.

“We are opening up a program where you can rent your car out and expect your money. We have controls on how to manage this.”, the source intimated.

After introducing an offer for about 100 free rides last week, Uber is seeking to expand it’s network across the country.

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Tecno explains why you should try out the Camon CX’s camera

Techjaja - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:42

It Is no longer news that yearly, TECNO raises the bar on smartphone camera technology via its CAMON flagship. In the past, the CAMON C8 and CAMON C9 have displaced rival brands and successfully carved a niche for themselves in the market; still delivering value for money till date.

Interestingly, recently leaked pictures of the next CAMON flagship, the CAMON CX is about to create a paradigm shift in smartphone design and photography experience. Let’s make sense out of the leaked pictures

The nicely positioned front camera has 16MP rating and dual flashlights. This camera focuses on object with great speed and captures stunning high-resolution photos just the way they are – beautiful and colorful. Interestingly, under extreme lowlight, the dual flash ensures that the CAMON CX still captures sharp and bright images. With the lowlight optimization on CAMON CX, I believe its time to finally bid bye to dark pictures. Yes, now people will stop appearing like shadows in their own pictures because of poor background lighting. Upon its release, the CAMON CX is expected to be the best lowlight Selfie camera.

With an anticipated 120-degrees wide-angle capacity, group Selfies can effectively capture everyone just the way they are arranged. Remember that your college graduation picture which some of your classmates who posed at the edge were cut off? Now, that will no longer be a problem with the release of the CAMON CX due to its wide-angle mode that enables it to effortlessly squeeze several people into a single frame. By simply tapping anywhere on the screen or using the fingerprint scanner, you can capture moments on the device as fast as in 0.1second.

The CAMON CX cameras are designed to reduce visual distortion that looks like grains usually present in pictures taken under lowlight. Its 16MP rear camera has a 0.1second focus that makes capturing moving object possible without the images being blurred. Also, the ring flash positioned just beneath the rear camera combines four bright flashes to increase background light by 100% when compared to regular flash and casts evenly over darkness. These set of ring flashlights do not only prevent users from having to recognize their friends in the photos using their eyeballs and teeth however, it also helps capture every color in the environment clearly.

This is definitely a 5.5” Full HD IPS screen, with high pixel density to make sure that every detail on the screen is clear and sharp. Whether under direct sunlight or under your blanket, the CAMON CX super-bright screen delivers vibrant displays all day long.

Indeed, the design of the CAMON CX is epic and its camera has finally addressed problems with photography under lowlight, which other smartphones have not being able to fix in the past. No doubt, TECNO’s effort on this device will serve as a benchmark for further technological developments in smartphone photography.

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Tecno flagship Camon CX wants to revolutionize Smartphone Photography

Guru8 - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:39

Just when we thought Tecno was giving us a C10 from the Camon Family, well they spi9ced it up and are naming their latest yet to released flagship Camon CX. The Camon family as we know it is a masterpiece at camera and forever wants to perfect their artistry when it comes to cameras for its smartphones.

A sneak Peak of the Tecno Camon CX

Interestingly, recently leaked pictures of the next Camon flagship, the Camon CX is about to create a paradigm shift in smartphone design and photography experience. The Camon CX camera comes of with a 16mp and dual flashlights. This camera focuses on objects moving with great speed and captures stunning high-resolution photos just the way they are – beautiful and colorful.

Under extreme low light, the dual flash ensures that the CAMON CX still captures sharp and bright images. Upon its release, the CAMON CX is expected to be the best low light Selfie camera.

With an anticipated 120-degrees wide-angle capacity, group Selfies can effectively capture everyone just the way they are arranged. The CAMON CX comes off with a wide-angle mode that enables it to effortlessly squeeze several people into a single frame. By simply tapping anywhere on the screen or using the fingerprint scanner, you can capture moments on the device as fast as in 0.1second.

The back look of the Tecno Camon CX yet to be released

The CAMON CX cameras are designed to reduce visual distortion that looks like grains usually present in pictures taken under low light. Its 16MP rear camera has a 0.1second focus that makes capturing moving object possible without the images being blurred. Also, the ring flash positioned just beneath the rear camera combines four bright flashes to increase background light by 100% when compared to regular flash and casts evenly over darkness.

These set of ring flashlights do not only prevent users from having to recognize their friends in the photos using their eyeballs and teeth however, it also helps capture every color in the environment clearly.

The Camon CX comes with a 5.5” Full HD IPS screen, with high pixel density to make sure that every detail on the screen is clear and sharp. Whether under direct sunlight or under your blanket, the CAMON CX super-bright screen delivers vibrant displays all day long. The CAMON CX camera has seamlessly addressed problems with photography under low light and could just empower smartphone photography.

This is a Press Release From Tecno Uganda

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How to seamlessly send and receive Mobile money across the East Africa region

Techjaja - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:50

With East Africa getting ‘closer’ by the day, you can send and receive cash fast and conveniently across the region through M-PESA using your MTN line. Whether it’s sending cash to your business partners in Rwanda, sending pocket money to your college going children in Uganda, sending money to family in Tanzania or suppliers in Kenya, you can do it all through your phone.

Sender or receiver must be a Safaricom subscriber and registered on M-PESA in Kenya,  MTN – Uganda customer, MTN – Rwanda customer or Vodacom –  Tanzania customer.

The Process of Sending the money

To a MTN Uganda Subscriber

  1.  Dial *840#
  2. Enter your preferred PIN
  3. Select Send Money
  4. Enter destination phone number in the international format e.g. 256xxxxxxxxxx
  5. Enter amount and confirm

To a MTN Rwanda Subscriber

  1. Dial *840#
  2. Enter your preferred PIN
  3. Select Send Money
  4. Enter destination phone number in the international format e.g. 250xxxxxxxxxx
  5. Enter amount and confirm

To a Vodacom Tanzania subscriber

  1. Go to M-PESA menu and select Lipa na M-PESA.
  2. Select paybill and enter business number 255255.
  3. Enter recipients mobile number as account number in the format 2557XXXXXXXX.
  4. Enter amount, M-PESA PIN and confirm the transaction.

NB: If you do not have Lipa Na M-PESA on your menu, go to M-PESA, select my account and update menu. A new menu will be sent to you at no cost.

How to know how much will be delivered

In Ugandan Shillings?

  1. Dial *840#
  2. Enter your service PIN
  3. Enter amount in Kenya Shillings that you want to send
  4. Enter destination phone number in international format e.g. 256xxxxxxxxx You will receive a pop up message with Total to send (UGS) Total charges (KES) Total M-PESA used

Use the same procedure for other countries, just change the Number in the approved format.

You Should also Know this:
  • To send money from Kenya to Uganda and Rwanda simply dial *840# on your phone.
  • To send money from Kenya to Tanzania, simply go to M-PESA and select Lipa Na M-PESA. Select Pay Bill and enter business number 255255. Enter recipient’s mobile number as account number in the format 2557XXXXXXXX then Enter amount, M-PESA PIN and confirm the transaction.
  • When in TZ simply dial *150*00# and then “Send money to MPESA Kenya” on your Vodacom line
  • When in Rwanda; dial *830# to send money to Kenya from your MTN line.
  • When in Uganda; dial *165# to send money to Kenya from your MTN line.

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What is Bixby? Here are the 3 key features of Samsung’s digital virtual assistant

Techjaja - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:48

Today, Samsung has officially announced its own take on the virtual assistant, and it’s calling it Bixby. The company believes that a new intelligent interface on our devices will change the way we interact with our phones placing it as a major differentiator from other voice agents or assistants in the market like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google’s Google Assistant.

Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of their user interface designs. Bixby will first appear on the Galaxy S8, expected to be announced later this month. The phone will have a dedicated button to launch the assistant, but Samsung says that its initial capabilities will be limited to a handful of preinstalled apps, with others added over time.

The new Virtual Assistant offers a deeper experience thanks to proficiency in these three key features:

1. Completeness

When an application becomes Bixby-enabled, Bixby will be able to support almost every  task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (ie. touch commands).  Most existing agents currently support only a few selected tasks for an application and therefore confuse users about what works or what doesn’t work by voice command. The completeness property of the new Virtual Assistant will simplify user education on the capability of the agent, making the behaviors of the agent much more predictable.

 

2. Context Awareness

When using a Bixby-enabled application, users will be able to call upon Bixby at any time and it will understand the current context and state of the application and will allow users to carry out the current work-in-progress continuously.  Bixby will allow users to weave various modes of interactions including touch or voice at any context of the application, whichever they feel is most comfortable and intuitive.  Most existing agents completely dictate the interaction modality and, when switching among the modes, may either start the entire task over again, losing all the work in progress, or simply not understand the user’s intention.

 

3. Cognitive Tolerance

When the number of supported voice commands gets larger, most users are cognitively challenged to remember the exact form of the voice commands. Most agents require users to state the exact commands in a set of fixed forms. Bixby will be smart enough to understand commands with incomplete information and execute the commanded task to the best of its knowledge, and then will prompt users to provide more information and take the execution of the task in piecemeal. This makes the interface much more natural and easier to use.

Samsung knows it can’t compete with the big guys like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and others when it comes to raw machine learning power and putting vast amounts of information at your fingertips, so it’s using Bixby to solve a simpler task that those companies have largely ignored. The company argues that its deeper integration of Bixby within apps will make it more useful and more reliable than prior efforts.

Still confused about how the whole Bixby thing will work? We’ll find in a matter of weeks when the Galaxy S8 is announced.

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The new Qualcomm 205 platform will bring 4G to more affordable smartphones

Techjaja - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:18

It’s been three years since Qualcomm last updated its entry-level mobile platform, fast speed internet connectivity like 4G and other services to phones designed for sale in markets like Africa, India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The latest Qualcomm 205 platform announced today, includes its 205 System-on-Chip (SoC), capable of 150 Mbps download speeds on 4G, 3G, and 2G networks, as well as a dual-core 1.1 GHz CPU, Qualcomm’s Adreno GPU, and not forgetting the much popular dual-SIM support.

Don’t expect the 205 platform  to have the advanced capabilities of the company’s top- of the range features. It will support front and rear 3 MP cameras, a 480p VGA display running at 60 frames-per-second, and let users stream videos. With the growing number of 4G connections in Africa and other developing nations, the new platform will enable users upgrade from 3G or even 2G phones to 4G devices.

The feature phones that use the 205 SoC can also run longer on one charge, making phones useful in rural areas or places with limited electricity. On top of bring new feature to affordable mobile devices, Qualcomm says that these phones will enable easy access to financial transactions for people who run small businesses, enable the use of Voice over LTE and Voice over Wi-Fi, as well as opening up a world of streaming video and music to users. The platform is available from today, but should start to reach the market later this year.

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The 2017 Airtel Internship Program: Check out all details on how to apply

Techjaja - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 17:14

Every year, Airtel has prided it’s self in the ability to nurture Ugandan talent in several disciplines as they try to shape their customers future through their 2017 Airtel Internship Program.

Airtel is offering career opportunities for talented and motivated individuals. Currently the departments and careers include but are not limited to

  • Customer Service
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Networks
  • IT
  • Legal&Regulatory
  • Finance
  • Mobile Money
  • Enterprise
  • Sales&Distribution
  • Supply Chain Management
How to Apply
  1. Visit the Airtel Uganda Website
  2. Click on Careers Tab
  3. Go to the Internship Tab section
  4. Fill in Your Information
  5. Answer the 20 Questions in 9 minutes
  6. Submit your answers
Terms & Conditions
  • Internship places are available for the period of 1st June – 31st August 2017 in several departments depending on the course being pursued.
  • Only students who are recommended to undertake internship by their university should apply i.e. students should possess a letter of recommendation from their university.
  • Participants must have a LinkedIn account and follow Airtel Uganda on LinkedIn to qualify.
  • All applications for internship should be submitted online through the Airtel Uganda official website page.
  • All those who had delivered their applications to Airtel Uganda are advised to re-apply online.
  • Participants will be expected to answer the 20 Questions in 9 minutes and after 9 minutes the system will time out and submit the answered questions by then.
  • Applications should be submitted not later than 1st May 2017 at midnight. The Internship Application tap will thereafter be disabled from the Airtel website page.
  • Successful applicants’ may be subjected to a secondary interview afterwards the names will be published on the website and social platforms on 15th May 2017.

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Super Mario Run for Android finally gets launch date

Techjaja - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 19:53

Last year, Nintendo announced its nostalgic game Super Mario Run for the iPhone and promised that it will soon be rolled out to Android users by March 2017. Yesterday, Nintendo America has revealed when Android users will get to download the game and that will be on March 23rd.

Since Nintendo launched the game exclusively on the iPhone, it has so far been downloaded 78 million times. The company expects more usage when the game finally launches on the worlds most popular Operating System. Android users will get version 2.0.0 upon release, while iPhone users will get an update to the version on the same day. The update will add some new playable characters to the game.

Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the Ver.2.0.0 update! Pre-register now: https://t.co/dAxzTlppnG pic.twitter.com/nQ0T4znOBt

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 18, 2017

If you can wait any longer, Super Mario Run is now available for preorder in the Google Play store.

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The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) warns media houses against broadcasting of gruesome images of slain AIGP Andrew Kaweesi

Techjaja - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 18:33

Today’s shocking assassination of Police spokes and Assitant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi (RIP) and his two colleagues, Erau Kenneth (RIP) and Mambewa Godfrey (RIP)  has been a cornerstone in the way media disseminates information to the public. While some notable houses have deliberately posted these gruesome images of the deceased without user discretion information, the regulator has come up to condemn the move.

In a letter sent out to television stations, UCC has expressed its dissatisfaction as a regulator with media houses against such actions which also the public have condemned in equal measure.


May the souls of the slain rest in peace.

 

 

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UCC condemns the broadcasting of gruesome images of Slain officer AIGP Felix Kaweesi

Guru8 - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:14

Ugandans woke up today to tragic news of the assassination of the country’s police spokesperson and Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr Andrew Felix Kaweesi along with his bodyguard CPL Erau Kenneth and his driver Mambewa Godfrey. The trio was this morning murdered in cold blood by unknown assailants as they left for work in Kulambiro a city suburb.

Social media was raided by gruesome images of the dead bodies of the late and these made rounds on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, a number of websites and more sadly, the photos were broadcast on local televisions. Uganda Communications Commission has this afternoon come out to condemn the act of broadcasting the gruesome images to the general public. In a letter that was issued by the UCC ED Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, he warns of the act by broadcasters to desist from the act of sharing these graphic images. The letter reads as is below;
The commission has received complaints about the repeated broadcast, on various televisions of gruesome images of the crime scene, including the dead bodies of the later AIGP and his colleagues that are causing distress to some members of the public.

Whereas it is the duty of a broadcaster to inform the public through news and current affairs programming, the commission would like to remind you that it is your obligation to ensure that such broadcasters are neither sensational nor unnecessarily alarmist. With respect to gruesome images, especially of dead bodies, extra decorum must displayed taking into consideration the feelings of; the beavered; the psychological impact of such imagery on some members of the public; and being respectful of the dead. Repeated broadcasting of the morbid imagery of dead bodies is contrary to the above mentioned duty and obligation.

Further, Broadcasters are required to ensure that the re-use of any material in a news and current affairs context, including the use of archive material, does not create unfairness, result in inaccuracies or cause distress to the public or bereaved family members.

The Commission hereby directs all broadcasters to refrain from the repeated broadcast of the gruesome images, including those from this morning’s unfortunate incident, amongst others.
May their soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

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Urb App wants to help you Better Your City

Guru8 - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:01

Imagine a scenario where you have to not only complain about a poor infrastructural service delivery but go ahead and report about it. Imagine being able to upload a photo of that miserable road or well or trench on an app that calls for action on these issues. Imagine you having the ability to “Better Your City”.

Well Urb App (Short form of Urban) is a new app that lets you report and share the issues that directly affect you and your neighborhood for a better, smarter city. If your area has potholes, if your area doesn’t have fine trenches, if the infrastructure is not stable, Urb app wants to give you the platform to report any issue. You can also visit the Urb web portal

Urb makes cities smarter by providing a platform for citizens to set the agenda for dialogue around change in their communities. Citizens are able to report and share issues affecting their neighborhoods. Authorities and service providers can respond to issues in real-time. This fosters collective action and accountability by encouraging community participation, community policing, civic engagement and local governance.

The look of the Urb App

The Urb App seeks to give real-time access and instant response to issues in your community,faster engagement with authorities and service providers through dialogue via social-media integration, Immediate receipt of important notifications from authorities and providers and transparency and a voice for community.

When logging into the app, you only need a phone number or your twitter logins to be able to access the application. Since twitter known for real time breaking news and quick reporting, the app has twitter as it’s base to access information.

Urb is free to use and you can download it here.

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Full List of Bodaboda Assassinations in Uganda

PC Tech - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:33

1.Sheikh Abdul Karim Sentamu Apr. 2012
2.Sheikh Abdul Jawali Sentunga Aug. 2012
3.Sheikh Yunus Abubakar Mudungu Aug. 2012
4.Hajji Abubaker Kiweewa Jun. 2012
5.Sheikh Dr Abdul Kadir Muwaya Dec. 2014
6.Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga Dec. 2014
7.Sheikh Ismail Ssebugwawo Jan. 2015
8. SPSA Joan Kagezi Mar. 2015
9.Abdul Rashid Wafula May 2015
10.Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya Jun. 2015
11. Major. Sheikh Muhammad Kiggundu Nov. 2016
12. AIGP Kaweesi Mar. 2017

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Top KCCA Official Snatches Wife From Gender Ministry Boss

PC Tech - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:43

As I write, Bloody Mukabya, a top person at KCCA is entangled in a sex scandal that has for years been kept under wraps from the public. It involves him snatching a married woman, a one Jessica Hilton (Facebook names: Jessica Myles) from her husband, Patrick Okapiri who is a high person in the Ministry of Gender. Okapiri has been married to Jessica for over 7 years now. But they have no children together.

The two love birds have been in their relationship for many years although Mr. Okapiri has been unaware. All Jessica’s relatives are fully aware of her actions but have decided to keep it to themselves because it is rumoured that her husband “doesn’t function”.

In fact in 2015 after Christmas, Mukabya was hosted by Jessica at her family home in Ngora – where she showed off Mukabya to whoever cared to ask. He was there for about two days. After his visit, he returned together with Jessica’s mother who was unwell at the time to Kampala for treatment.

It is said that at one point in 2015/2016, Jessica actually left her marital home and settled at Mukabya’s pad in Seeta for some time. Whether she went back to her marital home is not yet clear though.

Who is Hilton Jessica?

She’s a tall, brown and outgoing girl from Teso. She goes by the name Jessica Myles on her FB page. She’s about 40-42 years old but you can not tell from her looks. She could easily pass for a 30-year old. While her mother is known, her father is not known. But she grew up at a prominent minister’s home from Ngora/Teso who passed away recently.

She studied at Nakawa Business Institute (Now MUBS) and has a child from a Tanzanian man she met while studying at Nakawa. He went back home and left her with the kid. This child is currently being raised by Mr. Okapiri since he has failed to ‘manufacture’ his own from Jessica. As earlier stated, rumour has it that he doest function since he has been living with over 4 known women but all failed to produce children.

After Nakawa, she studied for a degree in procurement/logistics at Kyambogo University, all sponsored by Mr. Okapiri. Jessica loves the good life and doesn’t hesitate to enjoy her life with whoever has the means to finance her expensive lifestyle.

And who’s Patrick Okapiri?

Now, if you are talking about moneybags in town, Okapiri is one of them although many people aren’t aware. In fact, many who know him are shocked that his name never appeared anywhere during investigations into the pension scam at Public service. He worked in public service for many years in the salaries section. He was later transferred to Gender where he is now a commissioner.

He tries so hard to mask his riches by living a humble existence but those that know him are aware of how immensely rich he is. He owns a number of buildings in Kampala’s suburbs. He has no known children despite being married for many years. You will find him on a good day enjoying his beers and when he gets high, you find him insulting all the hangers-on he took out for a drink.

His in-laws openly despise him for supposedly having been “knocked by a ram” which probably explains why they are not bothered by their daughter’s philandering ways. Hmmmm, the things that go on in Kampala!

Who’s Mukabya?

  • A mugwere from eastern Uganda. Studied mass communication at Makerere University.
  • Worked at New Vision as a business reporter before joining URA.
  • Currently works with KCCA, having come there with Musisi from URA.
  • He is a top person at KCCA.

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Ugandan Embassy in Berlin acquires e-immigration system to ease visa applications

Guru8 - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:08

The Uganda Embassy in Berlin has been equipped with the e-immigration system that will now make it possible for visa applicants to electronically personalize visas in Berlin. A team of officials from the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Ministry of Internal Affairs, were at the Chancery to install the equipment and train staff.

The Government of Uganda introduced an online visa/permit application system with effect from 1st July 2016. Since then, all persons intending to travel to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, visit, and/or medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online.

During the training, Ms Margaret Kabugho Bwambale, Senior Immigration Officer said, “E-visas and e-permits are centrally approved but can only be personalized at Point of Entry. Now that the e-immigration equipment has been installed, Berlin will now be considered as a Point of Entry.”

Mr. Anthony Oliam, Ms Margaret K. Bwambale Mrs Margaret Otteskov

The application process includes the following steps:

  • Step-1: Choose the application type (Visa or Permit), category (Ordinary, Multiple-Entry, Diplomatic and Official, Transit, East Africa Tourist Visa), subcategory (single-entry, multiple-entry for 6-12 months, 12-24 months or 24-36 months)
  • Step-2: Fill the electronic form
  • Step-3: Add documents (Copy of recent passport size photograph, Copy of passport bio-data page, Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, Recommendation letter, Police clearance, etc.)
  • Step-4: Submit

Mr. Anthony Oliam, Immigration Officer, said that once an application is submitted it will be studied by an Immigration Officer (or Embassy Consular Officer) who may or may not ask for additional information. The new required information can be submitted electronically.

Upon submission, one receives a notification with an application number which he/she can use to track the application. The decision taken on the application will be sent electronically through the email provided by the applicant. If approved, an approval letter will be sent as an attachment to the email provided. The applicant is then required to print it out and present it together with a valid passport /travel document of not less than 6 months validity at the port of entry.

This travel authorization does not guarantee entry into Uganda. Travellers will be subjected to secondary verification where necessary before personalization.

Source: Uganda Embassy, Berlin

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Airtel Uganda launches a micro-credit service called Wewole. Here is what you need to know about it

Techjaja - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:02

Airtel Uganda has today launched the Wewole (meaning borrow) service, a micro-credit service using its Airtel Money platform. It will allow Airtel Money users and agents access loan facilities through Airtel Money. Wewole is executed in partnership with Jumo, that describes itself as a marketplace connecting millions of small businesses to a world of financial choices.

By the look of things, Jumo will provide the backend software that will determine one’s credit worth basing on usage patterns while Airtel Money will provide a platform from which money can be borrowed. The more one uses Airtel services, the higher are his/her chances of qualifying for a bigger loan from the service.

Loan applicants have to be registered with Airtel Money with a minimum of active 6 months of transaction history through Airtel Money. They will have to dial *185*8# to access Wewole. The service targets both ordinary Airtel users as well as Airtel Money agents who relatively transact large volumes but both won’t be required to provide collateral.

Wewole will allow Airtel Money users to borrow between 8,000 to UGX 500,000 Shillings while Airtel Money Agents can borrow between 100,000 to 1,000,000 Shillings.

Regarding loan repayments, the borrower has 3 loan repayment periods of 7,14 or 21 days depending on one’s choosing with a minimum interest of 6.75% while the maximum is capped at 15%.

Airtel follows MTN’s lead with ith micro-savings & lending service, MoKash that launched last year leveraging MTN Mobile Money with considerable success, except that Wewole will only allow Airtel Money users and agents to borrow not save. We assume savings will be commensurate of one’s Airtel Money balance or float.

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