Ken on 24th Jan

Software firm SplashData has released the 2013 edition of its annual “Worst Passwords” list, and for the first time, “password” has been displaced from the top spot. The dubious distinction now goes to “123456”, which had been in second place for the past two years. After a year of high-profile security breaches,...

Ken on 23rd Jan

African countries have always lagged behind when it comes to online shopping. This can be attributed mostly to low internet penetration and usage of computers. It is however changing fast, and Kenya is among the elite African countries quickly embracing this new way. We have seen many players open shop in the country, and a few have stood out. Unlike...

Ken on 22nd Jan

Dr. Dre’s music streaming service, Beats Music, has just gone live in the Apple App Store ahead of its upcoming launch in the US (hat/tipGigaOm). The service, which goes up against the likes of Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and iTunes Radio — as well as Mega CEO Kim Dotcom‘s new music streamingservice Baboom – will cost $9.99 per month for unlimited...

Ken on 10th Jan

Samsung will release its Galaxy S5 smartphone by April, and the device might include iris scanning technology, a new report from Bloomberg claims. “Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology. We are studying the possibility,” Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of the Samsung’s mobile business, told Bloomberg at CESin...

Ken on 06th Jan

Last week, Samsung unveiled the world’s largest Television – a 110 inch Ultra HD TV that will retail at around KSh13 million. As is characteristic of Kenyans, they embarked on ‘investigating’ what is so special with this TV, that it will cost more than a decent house. Here are some of the best Tweets under the hashtag #TvYa13Million #TvYa13Million...

Ken on 06th Jan

(Reuters) – Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos was airlifted from a cruise ship by the Ecuadorean Navy after suffering a kidney stone attack in the Galapagos Islands on New Year’s Day. “Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars,” Bezos said in an e-mail provided by Amazon in response to a Reuters request for comment. Ecuador’s...

Ken on 18th Dec

Google has released their annual Zeitgeist report, that indicates the search trends on it’s various country specific sites.Big stories of the year have dominated Google.co.ke search, with Westgate, Mutula Kilonzo, JKIA fire and IEBC emerging among the top 10.Lucy Kibaki, Nelson Mandela, Uhuru Kenyatta and Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker...

Ken on 11th Dec

The digital TV migration scheduled for this Friday this week has been put off by the High Court till December 23, when the ruling of the case challenging the shift is expected to made.The parties challenging the move include Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services, and the Standard Media Group, whose grievances include the ‘illegal’...

Ken on 06th Dec

Social media users beware: Hackers have busted into at least 2 million accounts and stolen passwords at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and other sites, a new report revealed this week. The hackers used keylogging software that was surreptitiously installed on an unknown number of computers around the world, data analysts with the cybersecurity...

Ken on 03rd Dec

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos says. The drones, called Octocopters, could deliver packages weighing up to 2.3kg to customers within 30 minutes of them placing the order, he said. However, he added that it could take up to five years for the service...