Less than a month after WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to users of its Android app, so the Facebook-owned company has begun rolling the feature out to its iOS customers. The feature will however not be available to all Apple device owners at once. The company said it “is rolling out slowly over...
Twitter has announced in a blog post that it is revising its privacy policy and terms of service, effective May 18th, for all non-US accounts. At that time, Twitter says services provided by its Twitter International Company based in Dublin, Ireland will handle account information under Irish privacy and data protection...
Marketing people talk casually about the USP most especially when they want to sink themselves into jargon that excludes you and I ordinary mortals from their professional conversation. USP, not the courier company,  but 'Unique Selling Point'; that one thing about you, your product or service, that makes you a...
Over the last decade, our continent has taken commendable steps towards creating ICT-driven economies. From sensitization by all people of influence at various summits, conferences and all sorts of public gatherings, to direct interventions like ICT Innovation Hubs and hackathons. And of course the helping hand of governments and other...
IN a way, some of us are working for the terrorists but we don’t realise it. Terror is generally defined as “extreme fear”; terrorism “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims”; and terrorists are “people who use terrorism in the pursuit of political aims”. We ordinary...
On Thursday April 2, 2015, I was among the lucky ones to attend the invite-only Premiere of Fast & Furious 7 at the majestic Cinema Magic at Metroplex Shopping Mall in Naalya. Cheki, the largest auto classified ads site in Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya sponsored the event. At the...
I AM enraged right now, and I believe I will be so for quite a while. My thoughts on phone calls are well on the record and available here, and I am so clear about this that I have a series of ‘Reject Call’ SMS templates that generally read, “Sorry…please...
LAST Thursday the United States Embassy in Kampala (not Uganda, for some reason that is not relevant right now) hosted a chat on ICT in Uganda and invited a number of Ugandan ICT people into the tent. I got in because of my work at SMS Media and my role at...
THE thought has occurred to me before, but only in passing. The other night, though, when a heavy rain storm cut the power supply right off in the thick of the night, the thought stuck. Electricity going off meant a number of things were seriously compromised - my phone stopped charging...
YOU would think that for a country that has declared itself to be agricultural for the last hundred or so years, Uganda would put much, much more by weather forecasts and other tools for reading and ordering life by this most important of phenomena. You would be wrong. Not 100% wrong,...