Issue 4, May 2011 CoverPC Tech Communications today announced the release of PC Tech Magazine's Volume 2, Issue 4, "Re-engineering Talk". The magazine is available in major book stores and supermarkets in East Africa, while online readers can download a copy here.

EDITORIAL NOTES


If you asked me about it back in February, I’m sure I wouldn’t have preferred to read either of the words, Facebook or Twitter in our cover story – let alone on the cover. In that magazine, we discussed issues of Internet Freedom, with our key focus on what some writers called the “digital revolution” of Egypt. As predicted, that revolution would have far more lasting implications on, not just Egypt, but the whole continent: and as it appears, even on PC Tech Magazine!
London, Feb. 11, 2011 – Nokia today outlined a new strategic direction, including changes in leadership and operational structure to accelerate the company’s speed of execution in a dynamic competitive environment. In connection with this new strategic direction, Nokia has set new financial targets and forecasts for Nokia and...
netsecurityThe Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) is set to extend its expertise to Rwanda in information protection technology, according to Jean Philbert Nsengimana, the Minister of Youth and ICT. 

This is one of the outcomes of a bilateral meeting held last week between him and the president of KISA, Suh Jong-ryeol in South Korea.

A private study conducted by Mr. Aloysius Kasoma, a Makerere University scholar, and certified by the Uganda Communications Commission indicates that about 30 per cent of mobile phones on the Ugandan market are fake. The survey also indicates that the government loses about Shs15 billion in tax revenue to fake...
After one year of developing and tinkering with the app, Facebook-based peer-to-peer file sharing app Pipe is finally launching on today. While acting as a Web-based medium to facilitate file sharing, Pipe allows up to 1GB of file transfers. If you want a quick and dirty way to send a...
Okay, if you are interested in mining the moon, there is an opportunity for you. NASA has now started inviting applications from private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for resources such as helium 3 and rare earth metals. The company or companies that win the contract will...

Ever wondered where those numerous spam messages you find in your email inbox originate from? Or who originally started that rumour about you on Facebook? Thanks to the work of a few Swiss scientists, it is now possible to locate the source of all these.

Commonwealth LogoA new software developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat is now being used by two countries in the South Pacific. The software, known as the Commonwealth Secretariat-Securities Auction System (CS-SAS), went live in Samoa and Solomon Islands in September 2010, and is assisting both governments to manage auctioning of treasury bills and bonds.

With the current global economic crisis putting a squeeze on countries borrowing from other countries as well as international organisations, the CS-SAS will enable them to better manage the process of issuing securities in the domestic market as a way of raising funds for financing budgetary gaps and for capital spending.

Reports in the US indicate Google will roll out wireless networks across Africa and Asia - and possibly as soon as later this year. Google is reportedly looking at how it can fund, build and run networks across sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Back in 2011, then Google Uganda country...
It’s hard to engineer this kind of creepy serendipity. Earlier this week, European Union data watchdogs, fighting to protect our privacy in an age of big data, put pressure on Google over the privacy of user information. Just 48 hours later, Google potentially struck a new blow against privacy when...