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  • Open Duka Hackathon
    (Cross-posted from Open Duka) Our friends at the Open Institute have designed Open Duka as a project that provides a freely accessible database of information on Kenyan entities. This platform provides citizens, journalists, and civic activists w…
    3 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:48am
  • Nairobi Responsible Data Forum: Consent and Crowdsourcing
    (Cross-posted from Responsible Data Forum) We would like to invite you to the Nairobi Responsible Data Forum on 28th October 2014 at Amnesty International Offices.  In this edition, The Responsible Data Forum is partnering with Amnesty Internation…
    3 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:12am
  • You cannot Design User Experience But you Can Design for User Experience: Tajriba Week One
    “You cannot design User Experience but you can design for User Experience.” This was one of the overriding points during the first week of Tajriba. The basis of this statement is that no one can determine how a user will experience a product, bu…
    4 days ago 21 Oct 14, 12:16pm
  • WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND DESIGNING FOR IMPACT: INNOVATING WITH COMMUNITIES
    The Rockefeller foundation is funding 50 social entrepreneurs, aspiring social entrepreneurs and managers of social impact enterprises to one of AMI’s impact trainings. Designing for impact is one of the trainings that is open to scholarship and is…
    4 days ago 21 Oct 14, 4:40am
  • Intellectual Property Workshop
    Are you interested in learning more about licensing computer software and copyright law? Join us on 22nd Wednesday October 2014, from 2:00-4:00PM at the iHub 4th floor space. The workshop will cover a brief outlook on patents, what can be patented,…
    5 days ago 20 Oct 14, 1:26am
  • ICT AND GOVERNANCE IN EAST AFRICA : PRELIMINARY FIELDWORK FINDINGS (PART 2) MWANZA, TANZANIA
    The last week of August 2014 was an opportunity for the iHub Research team to explore the various ways in which ICT tools have/can successfully facilitate or hinder two way interaction between government and citizens towards effective public service…
    6 days ago 19 Oct 14, 3:03am
  • PIVOT East Finalist Chura, Shares Their Progress and Lessons Learnt
    Launched in December 2013 by a group of friends all alumni of the University of Nairobi,Chura makes it possible for subscribers to swap airtime for money. The startup dubbed Chura (Swahili for frog), is anchored on the idea of being able to leap fr…
    7 days ago 18 Oct 14, 8:34am
  • Sign up for the IT Savvy Competition
    Text Book Centre at Thika Road Mall is continuing to add value to our customers at large by bringing together the IT community along Thika Road. This rendezvous will bring together the leading IT brands and companies offering technology solutions and…
    8 days ago 17 Oct 14, 7:51am
  • Call for Participants: ICTs in Governance Focus Group Discussion in Nairobi
    iHub Research is carrying out a Focus Group Discussion with Nairobi Citizens this Friday (17th October 2014) at iHub, to find out what they think about general governance issues in Nairobi and in the country, and what they think about using ICT (inc…
    9 days ago 16 Oct 14, 1:29am
  • {RECAP} ENTREPRENEURS FORUM #6
    On 27th September, Dr. Bitange Ndemo hosted a discussion on how innovation can influence rural SME development. John Kieti was a guest speaker. The conversation was centered around the need for dissemination of information, the regulatory maze and i…
    10 days ago 15 Oct 14, 3:21pm
  • #CommunityStories: I Turned My Back on Actuarial Science for Technology
    Meet Leo Korir, an actuary turned technologist and entrepreneur, and it all started with a visit to iHub, a few years back. Leo was a third year student in Maseno University when he came across one of his friends preparing for an entrepreneurship bo…
    10 days ago 15 Oct 14, 11:07am
  • TajRiba is here!
    The wait is over! TajRiba starts today! We have to weeks of UX planned for you with lectures starting this evening at 5.30PM and trainings starting tomorrow morning at 10.00AM. We shall start off week one focusing on the users and then move on to so…
    12 days ago 13 Oct 14, 6:30am
  • Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Kenya’s Vision 2030
    Guest Post By Michael Kimani On September the 16th, Tuesday evening the Bitcoin Kenya Meet Up held one of its regular meet ups at the iHub. The turnout was fantastic and more than I had anticipated. I was particularly thrilled that the crowd was a h…
    13 days ago 12 Oct 14, 12:25pm
  • Can mAgric Solutions Improve Productivity of the Agricultural Workforce – Wireless Wednesday
    The agricultural industry is seeing benefits from the growing incorporation of technology into farming. More and more farmers are using mobile technology to improve productivity. Mobile technology is already demonstrating its potential to provide fa…
    13 days ago 12 Oct 14, 11:11am
  • Slicing Pie: How to Split Equity Fairly Amongst Cofounders
    Picture this: You and a partner start a business. You both decided to split everything “50/50″. Your partner sits on his butt while you  do all the work. You   need to hire someone to help because your partner   is worthless, but he   own…
    13 days ago 12 Oct 14, 9:09am
  • ICT and Governance in East Africa : Preliminary Fieldwork Findings (Part 1) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    The ICT and Governance in East Africa study explores the various ways in which ICT tools can/have successfully facilitated or hindered two way interaction between government and citizens towards effective public service delivery, curbing corruption,…
    16 days ago 9 Oct 14, 12:15pm
  • JOIN US FOR THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF AN EXCITING NEW RESEARCH NETWORK: OCSDNet!
    iHub is pleased to be a network coordinator for the new Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet)! The aim of this new interactive network is to support researchers and practitioners from the Global South to carry out research…
    16 days ago 9 Oct 14, 10:15am
  • [TRAINING]: MANAGING CUSTOMERS AND MARKETS 2
    AMI is offering the second part of Managing Customers and Markets here at the iHub on October 14th 2014. You don’t need to have attended the first one to attend this one as the content is independent. This training will cover Relationship marketin…
    16 days ago 9 Oct 14, 5:48am
  • How Consulting works and key dates for redraft exercise
    Have you applied to join iHub Consulting’s pool of consultants? If you haven’t below are three reasons why you should: You get paid competitively to work on interesting projects with the best talent in the community You get to learn a lot from…
    17 days ago 8 Oct 14, 8:19am
  • How Could Apple Miss Something Like The iPhone Bending?
    It didn’t. If you have been on the internet in the last three weeks, then you’ve heard of#Bendgate or#Bendghazi, and most recently,#Hairgate. Some Apple customers claimed that their issues of iPhone 6 plus, the superior of the two latest devices…
    17 days ago 8 Oct 14, 5:56am
  • Become a Globally Competitive Programmer: Join Moringa School Today
    Finally! World-class technical education is arriving in Nairobi. Here is your chance to jumpstart your career as a globally competitive programmer. On January 12, Moringa School will open its doors for students to learn mobile and web development ski…
    18 days ago 7 Oct 14, 4:52am
  • #IncYOUbateIT Competition in conjunction with Making All Voices Count
    Guest post by Angela Oduor. As you have probably heard, AkiraChix is hosting it’s first annual Women in Technology Conference(Sign up, limited spaces available) on November 1st 2014, celebrating african women in computing and discussing some key…
    18 days ago 6 Oct 14, 4:29pm
  • The Cheetah Fund
    THE CHEETAH FUND CROWDFUNDING BOOTCAMP The 1%Club and the Dutch National Postcode Lottery is pleased to introduce you to The Cheetah Fund.  What is the Cheetah Fund?   A matching fund of €400,000 that aims to support 100 African pioneers with s…
    19 days ago 6 Oct 14, 9:12am
  • Say hello to the new community portal!
    Clean design? Check. Great feel? Check. All your favorite features in one easy to access place? Check. Great UX? We hope so! But you are gonna have to tell us that. The iHub is delighted and proud to present to our community of 15,000+ (and growing…
    20 days ago 5 Oct 14, 1:07pm
  • Port Your Android Apps to Windows and Win a Phone
    m:lab East Africa is giving you an opportunity to win one of 6 brand new Windows devices courtesy of Microsoft, for porting your Android apps to Windows. This is all part of a campaign to sensitize developers to develop for and take advantage of the…
    20 days ago 5 Oct 14, 11:53am

TechCrunch

  • Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unification
     In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructur…
    8 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 7:58pm
  • Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Rides
     Ridesharing service SideCar invited me today to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute.Here’s how it works, as explained on the tester signup page: You pay $35 for a one-week SideCar Commute Pack, then you can request a ride every morni…
    10 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 6:23pm
  • You Can Now Build Oculus Rift Projects In The Free Version Of Unity
     Hey, you! Yeah, you! The one with the awesome idea for something that needs to be built in virtual reality!Remember a few weeks back, when Oculus mentioned that their development tools would soon work with the free version of the Unity game engin…
    12 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 4:28pm
  • First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround
     What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch a…
    12 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 4:12pm
  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 10.24.14
     Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare and Steve Gillmor. Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare and Steve Gillmor. Recording has concluded for today. L…
    12 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 4:09pm
  • Don’t Open Random PowerPoint Presentations From Strangers Right Now (Or Ever, Really)
     Heads up! In what feels like a throwback to the late 90s/early 2000’s, Microsoft has discovered one helluva bug in Microsoft Office. Executed properly, the bug could be exploited to take over your entire system running just about any version of…
    13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 3:37pm
  • Google Rolls Out An Invite System For Its New Email App, Inbox By Gmail
     Good news, you don’t have to scour eBay for an invite to Google’s new email application, Inbox. You just have to know someone who got in. Today, Google announced by way of its “Inbox by Gmail” Twitter account that each Inbox user will now…
    13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 3:30pm
  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPads, Disrupt London, And iPads
     You might have heard that Apple released some new iPads last week. A lot of them. Plus, TechCrunch ventured across the pond for Disrupt London, where a number of incredible hardware startups debuted their wares. It was a long, but awesome, week.W…
    13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 3:00pm
  • AT&T Breaks The Apple SIM’s Best Feature, Locks It Down If You Pick AT&T
     The idea behind the Apple SIM that comes in the new iPads is most excellent: one SIM, many carriers. Whenever you want to switch carriers, you’d just pop into settings and pick the new one. If you want to bring your own SIM, you can — but othe…
    13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 2:46pm
  • The Groups App I Wish Facebook Would Build
     About once a week, if not more, I find myself typing these words or something similar on Facebook: “I just PM’d you, check your ‘Other’ inbox.” Or, “sorry, I’m on mobile, I can’t get to the ‘Other’ inbox right now.” Or someti…
    13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 2:42pm

IT News Africa

  • Interview: “Marketers often revert to their comfort zones” – Prof Geoff Bick
    From 28 to 29 October 2014, marketing executives can take advantage of the Measuring the ROI of corporate online campaigns seminar, organised by IT News Africa and which will be held at The Gordon Institute of Business Science – located in Johannes…
    17 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 11:24am
  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week
    We are almost at the end of October 2014, and what a month it has been. This week in technology we saw Samsung launch the Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy Note 4 was unveiled at an exclusive event, which was held in Cape Town – South Africa. Also making t…
    18 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 10:34am
  • Video Interview: Simple supply chain into complex supply chain – SYSPRO
    Meryl Malcomess is the Marketing Director at SYSPRO. She has been with SYSPRO for over 18 years and is involved in determining the strategic direction of its marketing activities. By the age of 21 Meryl became both the first female and the youngest F…
    21 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 6:44am
  • Seagate set to invest in Africa
    Africa as a region has been attracting attention and focus in the IT sector over the past two years due to the vast growth opportunities. Seagate has placed a three year strategy to grow its presence and investments in Africa, with their key fo…
    22 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:48am
  • Uganda: Huawei to offer e-lab to school in Lira
    Huawei is set to offer an e-lab to the Dr. Obote College School, which is located in the Lira District. According to Huawei Uganda, the e-lab is a reward for the school’s achievement for becoming champions at the recently concluded Science and Tech…
    23 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 4:42am
  • HCL & De Beers Group ink multi-million dollar IT deal
    HCL Technologies has inked an IT Infrastructure transformation contract with leading diamond business, the De Beers Group. Leveraging its Enterprise of Future (EoF) offering, HCL is expected to deliver end-to-end IT infrastructure solutions  includi…
    1 day ago 24 Oct 14, 3:55am
  • Telkom unveils SmartInternet Unlimited in SA
    Telkom recently launched SmartInternet Unlimited. According to Telkom, the bundle is aimed at business users seeking unlimited mobile data. Telkom also revealed that SmartInternet Unlimited will offer a reliable uncapped data connection over the mobi…
    1 day ago 24 Oct 14, 3:16am
  • PS4: Major 2.0 update incoming
    Sony PlayStation is setting up to roll out a rather major update to PlayStation 4 consoles across the globe. According to PlayStation, the update will offer up Share Play, YouTube and a host of other features. Share Play is a feature that I believe m…
    1 day ago 24 Oct 14, 2:49am
  • Video Interview: Top 5 software challenges faced by SA companies – HP
    As a veteran employee at HP, Lorna Hardie, in an exclusive interview with IT News Africa, details the top 5 software challenges faced by South African companies. At HP, Hardie is responsible for the end to end Management of the the HP Software team a…
    1 day ago 24 Oct 14, 1:00am
  • MTN SA introduces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to SA
    MTN today announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on Friday, 24 October in MTN Branded stores. iPhone 6 will be available starting at R499 per month and iPhone 6 Plus will be av…
    2 days ago 23 Oct 14, 10:49am
  • Google reveals new Inbox app
    Google has gone ahead and launched a new mobile app called “Inbox.” According to Google, the app is only available via invitation for the meantime. The app has been developed by the Gmail team and is intended to better organise email messages. Wh…
    2 days ago 23 Oct 14, 9:43am

lifehacker

  • How to Get Free Repairs Without a Valid Warranty
    Nothing sucks more than having a gadget break down and finding out it'll cost hundreds of dollars to fix. Don't have the cash to spend on a repair? Here are some tricks for fixing it even if your warranty doesn't apply.Read more...
    9 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 7:30pm
  • This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About Food
    No matter what you call them—myths, urban legends, old wives' tales, or misconceptions—this video tackles some of the more popular cooking and food related ones you've probably heard at some point.Read more...
    9 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 7:00pm
  • Here's a List of More Than 30 Free Image Sites That Don't Look Stock-y
    Finding decent, non-stock-y images that are free to use can sometimes be a frustrating search. This collection of over 30 image web sites contains a mountain of photos that would look just as good in your project as they would as your computer's wa…
    10 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 6:00pm
  • Find Battery Saving Tips for Almost Any Phone Model with This Index
    Smartphone battery life is getting better over time, but there's still plenty of things you can do to help keep your pocket-dwelling life assistant alive. This comprehensive index includes a wide range of battery-saving tips for models from Apple,…
    11 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:30pm
  • Five Therapy Tips to Help Manage Life's Problems
    Not everyone has access to professional therapists or psychologists, but we all face life's difficulties and need to find ways to deal with them. With some simple therapeutic tactics and methods, you might be able to help yourself overcome your mo…
    11 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:00pm
  • Get the Scientific 7-Minute Workout on Any Device with This Web App
    When you're strapped for time, getting your sweat on is sometimes a luxury that goes by the wayside. That's where the Scientific 7-Minute Workout comes in . This newly launched web app can easily guide you through the research-based workout via a b…
    12 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 4:30pm
  • Give Yosemite a Classic, Pre-OS X Look By Tweaking These Settings
    If you find yourself yearning for the old days of OS 9, WonderHowTo shows you how to give Yosemite a classic black and white look by tweaking just a handful of settings. Read more...
    12 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 4:00pm
  • Earth View from Google Maps Puts Stunning Photos in the New Tab Page
    Chrome: Do you enjoy maps and satellite photos of Earth? Then this Chrome extension from Google Maps is for you. It simply delivers a unique satellite photo every time you open a new tab page.Read more...
    13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 3:30pm
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 17th to 24th
    This week we uncovered the secret features of OS X Yosemite , flexed our evil muscles , discovered some strange laws , and learned the basics of photography . Here's a look back.Read more...
    13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 3:00pm
  • The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features
    Yosemite's been out for a week now and that means apps are getting updated to support some of its new features . From Notification Center tweaks to Continuity features, here are some of the best apps taking advantage of Yosemite.Read more...
    14 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 2:00pm

Daily Nation

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