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Issue 6 – August 2010 Released

The PC Tech team, today, announce the release of the 6th Issue of East Africa's Most Contemporary Technology Magazine. In this issue, we observe that whereas, a year ago, it was...
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Prof. Baryamureeba challenges Telecoms to aid development

mtnbaryaMAKERERE University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Venasius Baryamureeba, today challenged telecommunications firms in Uganda to use their networks to spur development in rural Uganda.

Speaking at the launch of the MTN Mobile Internet 3G+ Experiential Week in Kampala, Prof. Baryamureeba said the telecommunications firms were best placed to create development in Uganda by supporting the health and education services particularly in remote areas.

Round up of Technology News across Africa

These are selected articles on technology published on Africa in last month. To read them you can type the title in search box at www.allafrica.com or use the links provided.
Uganda
• Breached And Bombed, Fibre Line Reveals Redundancy Gap — http://allafrica.com/stories/201007190331.html
• Country Internet Costs Drop — http://allafrica.com/stories/201007191891.html
• Parliament Passes Phone Tapping Bill — http://allafrica.com/stories/201007160717.html
• Bureau of Standards Launches Agriculture Information Site — http://allafrica.com/stories/201007150297.html
Kenya

Bas Hoefman, founder Text to Change

Text To ChangeTEXT TO CHANGE (TTC) is a non profit organization, founded in 2007 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It uses state of the art mobile phone technology to collect and disseminate health information. TTC has been one of the pioneers in using mobile phones for health monitoring and advocacy in Uganda reaching out to the general public at a large scale. TTC works are demand driven and sets up complete programs with local and international partners. The aim of TTC is to make life saving knowledge easily available to the general public and especially to community and family level caregivers.

It is specialized in interactive and incentive based & interactive SMS programs addressing a wide range of health issues such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Reproductive Health and Family planning.

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Google Uganda launches two new local languages

goolglelanguagesOver 5 million more people in Uganda will now be able to search for information on Google search engine using their native language. The launch of Runyakitara and Luo at Makerere University marked the fifth local language that is available on Google’s Ugandan domain, Google.co.ug. Runyakitara and Luo are both ‘umbrella’ languages linking together several closely related dialects spoken in the Western and Northern parts of Uganda.

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100 Million Facebook User Profiles Published Online

facebook-100m-detailsAn Online Security Expert, Ron Bowes has managed to create code that scanned through the 500 million strong Users of face book profiles that are set to display information publicly on their Privacy Settings.

The results show that 100 million names were unique out of the 171 Million returned. The List was posted on a popular file sharing site - Pirate Bay

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Apple’s New Magic Trackpad

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Apple Inc (fomerly Apple Computer, Inc), the Company behind everything Apple ) never runs out of goodies for its loyal customers, released yet another great peripheral – the Magic Trackpad!

The new device is the first ever Multi Touch trackpad that’s gives Desktop users the complete freedom to explore the same unique features that come with the Mac Book Pro’s Trackpad, only this time on their Desktop (iMac). Apple has also added Cool new features to their I Macs  .

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2010 Research Consortium on Information Technology Innovations

RichardThe 2010 Research Consortium on Information Technology Innovations is an international event of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) that brought together over 100 young and experienced researchers in Computer science to discuss research ideas in Information Technology related fields. It is specially designed to provide opportunity for Graduate Students of Computer Science to showcase their on-going research work and network with their peers from various higher institutions all over the world as well as senior researchers of Information Technology.

Apple and The Dev – Team

Apple is strict, every one knows it. There platform is so closed and hard to penetrate, only the best get in. They pride themselves in simplicity, lets all face it, and they are damn good when it comes to that! There products are awesomely crafted, so sleek, clean and magical indeed. They have taken the game to the next level.

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India unveils prototype for $35 touch-screen computer

India_Unveils_35-dollar_PCAimed at students, the tablet supports web browsing, video conferencing and word processing, say developers.

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said a manufacturer was being sought for the gadget, which was developed by India's top IT colleges.

An earlier cheap laptop plan by the same ministry came to nothing.

The device unveiled on Thursday has no hard disk, using a memory card instead, like a mobile phone, and can run on solar power, according to reports.

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