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LTE - Long Term Evolution (4G*) 

4G is based on the WiMAX or LTE (Long Term Evolution) systems and has a theoretical maximum speed of 100Mbps. Don’t get too excited because you won’t ever get that fast a connection.

Ever thought about the meaning of H+ in your mobile phone near Internet signal indicator? Let's learn the meaning G,E,2G,3G,H, and 4G symbols in the context of the mobile Internet technologies.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:16

An Introduction To Cloud Computing

What is the cloud? Where is the cloud? Are we in the cloud now? These are all questions you've probably heard or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere.

"The numbers have no way of speaking for themselves. We speak for them. We imbue them with meaning." —Statistician Nate Silver in the book The Signal and the Noise

Data are simply facts or figures — bits of information, but not information itself. When data are processed, interpreted, organized, structured or presented so as to make them meaningful or useful, they are called information. Information provides context for data.

Friday, 28 July 2017 09:38

Flat Design, A Short Look

Starting as a rebellion against the dominating skeuomorphic style, flat design has since come into its own and is not more than just the “option B” that it used to be.  

Thursday, 27 July 2017 04:46

Skeuomorphic Design, A History

In 2007, Forbes magazine announced the death of skeuomorphism. Apple (to be followed quickly by Google) had settled on a new form of design – flat design. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:46

Design Trends 2017: Material Design Lite

Without a doubt, touches of Material Design are the must-have aesthetic of the year. Google’s Android-based design scheme may have started as a mobile device interface but has exploded in popularity and usage, regardless of device or platform. 

Think about the screen on your Apple Watch or Fitbit for a moment. The design is quite minimalist. Now, think about an app or website that connects to the thing you’re looking at on the screen. If that design weren’t equally minimal, it would feel off balance. 

In practice, UI designers and UX designers do the same thing. They are trying to make the product great. They make graphic design and think how people would use it at the same time. 

Friday, 16 June 2017 13:29

4 SaaS Companies In Kenya

KopoKopo - Kenyan Kopo Kopo, that offers a SaaS product to enable 30 million SMEs in emerging markets to accept, process, and manage mobile money payments. From their learnings in Sierra Leone and Kenya in early 2011, they were inspired to create a platform to enable small and medium businesses to accept mobile payments and build relationships with their customers. 

JamboPay - They enable users to securely make and receive payments through mobile phone over internet. It was founded in 2009 and now has more than 1,500 institutional clients and processes more than $50 million in payments every year. The company has a presence in Kenya, Tanzania and Senegal and is expanding to 4 additional countries before the end of 2015. 

PesaPal - a Nairobi-based aggregator for online and mobile payments with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi. PesaPal solutions allow users to shop online, pay bills and even buy airtime through a partnership with Orange Kenya. 

iPay - iPay is a payments processing solution and payment gateway for Africa. iPay is an easy-to-use payments processing system that incorporates VISA, Mastercard, Kenswitch, M-PESA, Airtel Money, yuCash. They have packaged these popular bank debit and money transfer systems into an online and POS transaction processing system that allows you to receive payments off your website and in your store and thus further extend the reach of your brand’s products and services within the East African region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda) and beyond. 

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