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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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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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FBI hackers fail to crack TrueCrypt

Open source encryption on Brazilian banker's hard drive baffles police dictionary attack

cipavThe FBI has admitted defeat in attempts to break the open source encryption used to secure hard drives seized by Brazilian police during a 2008 investigation.

The Bureau had been called in by the Brazilian authorities after the country's own National Institute of Criminology (INC) had been unable to crack the passphrases used to secure the drives by suspect banker, Daniel Dantas.

MTN CEO Themba Khumalo and VP Huawei Technologies exchange documents after signing of the Network Hand Over of the New MTN 3.5G Platform

Huawei Technologies hands over Enhanced Data Network – 3.5G to MTN

MTN Investment in Network Technology to lower usage rates and offer high quality connectivity and speed.   

MTN CEO Themba Khumalo and VP Huawei Technologies exchange documents after signing of the Network Hand Over of the New MTN 3.5G PlatformKampala, Uganda - MTN Uganda on Tuesday received an enhanced data network from Huawei Technologies to complement its existing infrastructure, aimed at increasing data connectivity in Uganda at lower prices.

At a ceremony held at the Serena Kampala International Conference Centre, MTN Uganda CEO Themba Khumalo and Huawei Technologies Managing Director Samuel Chen signed an acceptance agreement officially handing over the network over to MTN Uganda for use.

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BLOG: ICT in Secondary Schools

As part of the "Educate" initiative, we shall be publishing articles from of students from various schools and institutions of higher learning.  The following article is written by a student of Ntare...
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About Issue 5

PC_Tech_team_with_Francis_-_AppLabWe are priviledged to announce the release of the 5th (July) Issue of PC Tech Magazine.

This issue features the report from the research study conducted in Uganda by the International Centre for Information Technology and Devlopment (ICITD), USA, in collaboration with Makerere University Business School and PC Tech Communications.
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