lapBusiness laptops may not be the sexiest players in the PC market, but where the actual number of units the big laptop makers ship each year is concerned, they do represent a significant segment.

It's almost impossible to stay in business without a laptop, since the Web is such an essential part of communicating with suppliers and potential customers and getting the word out through E-mail and social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

kiaApple and Samsung have overtaken Nokia in global smartphone shipments.

Nokia had been number one but slipped to third in the second quarter of this year with a 15 per cent share of the global market. Apple has a 19 per cent share and Samsung has 18 per cent, according to analysts Strategy Analytics.

operaThe “State of the Mobile Web Report” by web browser company Opera Software puts a spotlight on the African region.

Here are the top trends in Africa for mobile handsets and usage of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, which is used by 72% of all mobile web users in Africa.

samRwanda and Uganda, signed several Memoranda of Understanding (MoU's) that will see the two countries work together to boost agriculture, environment management and ICT development, among other areas.

The two countries entered the agreements during that 9th Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) meeting held in Kigali.

pricesThe government has succumbed to Internet market players' demands for a piece of its inland fibre optic network.

In a meeting chaired by Information permanent secretary Bitange Ndemo, and attended by telecom operators, it was resolved that a team be formed to manage the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (Nofbi).

digitalUganda and Kenya governments are embroiled in dilemmas of the procurement process for the awarding of tenders for the digital transmission networks.

Media reports indicate that in June this year, a Chinese company, Pan African Network Group (PANG) was the only one that qualified for the tender in Kenya.

lulzHackers linked to Anonymous claim to have breached security at the government agency responsible for protecting vital computer networks in Italy.

The hackers posted a trove of apparently confidential documents online and claimed much more was to come from systems at CNAIPIC - il Centro Nazionale Anticrimine Informatico per la Protezione delle Infrastrutture Critiche.

telAirtel Uganda  on Sunday  said that it's still in consultation with government as far as Mobile Number Registration (MNR) is concerned.

The Ugandan government through the sector regulatory body the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) last week announced that the registration of all mobile phone users will commence by the start of August, as a measure of deterring phone related crimes.

summmitMatrix Comsec, recently concluded its Fifth annual partners Growth Summit at Thailand.

It was a three day event where Top performing Matrix partners were awarded and business strategy for the next year was discussed.  

moneThe iPhone has been the most sought after mobile phone with each release since the first version way back in 2007. However back then getting your hands on one would cost you an arm and a leg.