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Healthcare delivery looks more promising than ever and business opportunities appear from every corner for developers of mobile applications. Such is the stuff that’s come with phones, and in this issue, we look at the consequences and possible opportunities they bring.

Still on Phones, Apple registered the biggest patent-battle win in history when court ruled that Samsung pay over $1billion to them for willful patent violation. It’s too early to tell if that ruling will be upheld, but what is for sure is that it will have longer-term implications on the future of mobile-based innovation.

That not withstanding, Samsung takes up significant coverage in this issue; from Smart TVs to the recently announced Galaxy Note II.

We’ve reviewed the first-generation Note, the Galaxy SIII, and the more affordable Galaxy Pocket — that new Android phone that’s helped Samsung challenge Huawei and ZTE in the African Market.

But while we celebrate mobile phone penetration in the less-developed Africa, capacity problems still loom so large — but that isn’t even as disturbing as the ever increasing number of spammers that send you numerous pieces of information, most of which you never subscribe for. In some cases, phone users are charged for such content. These developments have got the tech world buzzing for a bigger part of the year, some expressing dissatisfaction over the role being played by national regulators.

We caught up with Ugandan Prime Minister, Hon. Amama Mbabazi, and we’ve published the interview in our Features Section.

Finally, the IT function has also gone to a very personal level; in the past, the data backup function was only undertaken at a corporate level or at best, personal data backup was achieved using flash drives or compact discs to ensure that data is safe. Gone are those days.  In this issue we explore the various web based personal data backup solutions on the market, delving into their modes of operation, costs and benefits.

Happy reading,

Albert Mucunguzi