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Friday, November 25, 2011

UNUNUZI WA T-MOBILE WAKWAMA

Makubaliano ambayo yangeiruhusu kampuni kubwa ya simu ya Marekani, AT&T kuinunua kampuni ya T-mobile tawi la Marekani la kampuni ya Ujerumani ya Telekom, yamekubwa na matatizo ya kawaida ya Marekani. Kutokana na hali hiyo kampuni ya AT&T imesema huenda ikachukuwa dhamana ya malipo ya dola bilioni 4, pindi ikishindwa kuinunua kampuni ya T-Mobile.

Wizara ya sheria na Tume ya mawasiliano ya Marekani zote zimepinga makubaliano hayo, ambayo pindi yangefanikiwa yangepunguza idadi ya  kampuni kubwa za simu za taifa kufikia tatu. Wapinzani wa mkataba huo wanasema utahujumu nafasi za ajira na kupana mashindano ya kibiashara. Kampuni ya AT&T na mmiliki wa T-Mobile, kampuni ya Deutsche Telecom, zinasema zitaendelea kutafuta njia za kuidhinishwa ununuzi huo utakaogharimu dola bilioni 39.
Kutoka: Deutsche Welle

Monday, November 21, 2011

MOBILE OS BEST FOR YOU

If you've already bought a smart phone, you'll know the importance of choosing a good OS for it. With the versions of all the giants already in competition and many smaller companies trying to run the race, it gets tougher sorting the best from the rest. Take a look at the best ones out there and choose which one fits your bill.
Choosing the best OS is not an easy task anymore. To get the best out of your phone, you need the best operating system. I've made a list of reasons to pick out the best of the top three systems in use today. Depending on how you intend to use your phone, choose any one out of them.
Choosing the Best Mobile OS

Choosing the better OS out of the three will be based largely on what you want to do on your phone. If it's simple texting and calling, you can pick any of the three, no issues there. For anything else, read about the qualities and shortcomings that each OS has.


Symbian

In 2008, Symbian held 65% of the worldwide shares in smart phones. They were the kings of the phone software world, free to do whatever they wanted. But, that was 2008. And even then they had things to worry about. At that time, the iPhone and the Android were minorities, but they were forces to be reckoned with. Cutting to 2011, I doubt you'll see anyone with a Symbian on their screens. The reason? Symbian is hard to use, hard to develop and well, old. If it was all about Nokia then, it is all about the Samsungs and the iPhones now. People seem to have forgotten the excitement in the air when Nokia released the first line of smart phones. Truth be told, you just might find Symbian users that will swear by their OS. But if you look at the market numbers, you'll know just how bad Symbian has it. Speculations are that it might just disappear by 2015.

iOS

Tired of your Symbian? Enter the iPhone, all new and sparkling, set to dazzle everyone with its mighty display and the Apple logo. If you ask anyone who uses an iPhone, you'll notice that they will never moan about their phone being bad. That's because it isn't. iPhone users will always tell you how awesome their phone is, or how completely normal and alright their iOS is. If you use an iPhone, you'll never hate it. Starting off as an opponent to Symbian, the iPhone has now more of a style statement than a smart phone that has things people really need to get things done. All that apart, there are some things the iOS is really good at.

It can be very
user-friendly. The concept of the iOS is the same as the OS on Apple Macs, so if you've used a Mac before, you'll know your way around the iPhone too. The fact that they integrated the phone with the OS to such a deep extent to provide the most seamless experience ever is kind of mixed bag of reactions. You don't just like an iPhone, you love it. Every single app will be on your Christmas list. But again, you need to pay for the apps. You can debate on how 'true quality' is never free, but I beg to differ. If there was a single thing you saw somewhere else that you wanted on the iPhone, but it wasn't on the list or you didn't have the money, you will end up regretting buying the phone. Anything that belongs to Google probably can't be used by an iPhone user. The same, however, doesn't really go for Android users. And that, pretty much sums up the iOS, speed, simplicity and quality for a price.

Android

If you thought the article was biased till now, all you need to do is check out the sales charts. There is a very valid reason why the Android is going to be the best OS out there in the near future. Numbers predict the downfall of Symbian and the rise of the Android, with the iOS tailing closely. There are two reasons why the Android is so popular; it's open source and it has free apps.

Multiple (5 at least) built in panes, a completely free app store, complete access to everything that Google has made or will make (including Google Maps and Google Talk) is more than enough to make anyone's mouth water. The only place where Android falls short is the number of apps (around 100,000 compared to the iPhone's 350,000), but honestly, nobody ever needs so many. Because Android is completely open source, you can get whatever you want, tweak it to whichever degree and use it however you want to. It's this angle of ultimate freedom that makes the Android praiseworthy. Yes, the Android is a little rough around the edges and some people may complain about it, but if you want an OS that can do it all, get Android. It may not be as fast and simple as the iOS, but it definitely promises to be that and more as time moves on.


The final decision is yours; if you want simplicity and have the money to spare, get an iPhone. If you want to use your smart phone according to your personal wishes, get the Android. It would also be a wise move to check on any new releases or updates to either OS when you go out and buy either. But in the end, it seems they will always stick to their roots.

Source: Buzzle.com

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MAISHA NA TEKNOHAMA ILIPOTEMBELEA MAONYESHO YA WIZARA YA MAWASILIANO,SAYA NSI NA TEKNOLOJIA

Mmoja wa wafanyakazi wa Digital Brain Bi.Edith akifafanua jambo kuhusu kampuni hiyo ambayo imeanzisha program ya usimamizi wa hospital na usalama wa magari kwa kutumia mitandao ya komputa nchini Tanzania


 Mkurungenzi wa Digital Brain Mbuto Chibwaye akifafanua jambo kwa Mtangazaji Maduhu kwenye banda la kampuni hiyo katika viwanja vya mashujaa Mnazi Mmoja jijini Dar es salaam
Nickson Songolo wa Open Tech Solution akifafanua kuhusu matumizi ya komputa moja kwa watumiaji zaidi ya mmoja

Hellen Gaudenci wa kivuko.com akieleza jinsi wanavyojihusisha biashara mtandao (e-commerce)

Othman Dazi wa Taasis ya Teknolojia Dar es salaam (DIT) akieleza masuala mbalimbali ya teknolojia yanayofanywa na taasisi hiyo.

Kifaa cha kupigia kura kilichobuniwa na DIT

Afisa Mauzo wa Open Tech Solutions akitoa maelezo kwa William Izungo

Ndani ya banda la maonyesho la Open Tech Solution kutoka kulia Darlene Parker,William Izungo,Mtangazaji Maduhu na Johnson Kuga

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MATUMIZI YA SIMU ZA MKONONI YAONGEZEKA TANZANIA


Matumizi ya simu za mkononi yameelezwa kuwa ni mojawapo ya mafanikio ya wizara ya Mawasiliano,Sayansi na Teknolojia nchini Tanzania

Waziri wa wizara hiyo Profesa Makame Mbarawa amesema jijini Dar es salaam jana  kuwa mafanikio hayo ni pamoja na kuongezeka kwa laini za simu kutoka laini 300,000 mwaka 2000 hadi milioni 22 machi mwaka huu.

Profesa Mbarawa alitoa takwimu hizo wakati wa ufunguzi wa maonyesho ya maadhimisho ya miaka 50 ya uhuru na kueleza mafanikio ya wizara hiyo.

Amesema kutokana na uwekezaji wa sekta binafsi kumejengwa miundombinu mbalimbali kama ya mkongo wa Taifa wa Mawasiliano unaotarajiwa kuwa na urefu wa km 10,000 baada ya kuzifikia wilaya zote nchini.

Mkongo huo sasa umeunganishwa kwenye mikongo ya majini ambayo kwa sasa imekwisha jengwa kwa urefu wa km 6,700 ambapo km 4,300 zinatumika katika mikoa 19 kati ya 26 iliyolengwa.

Monday, November 7, 2011

TEKNOLOJIA YA MAWASILIANO KUKUZA UCHUMI WA TANZANIA

WAZIRI wa Mawasiliano, Sayansi na Teknolojia nchini Tanzania, Profesa Makame Mbarawa, amesema uchumi wa Tanzania unaweza kukua kati ya asilimia mbili hadi tatu katika kipindi cha miaka michache ijayo iwapo itaipa kipaumbele sekta ya teknolojia ya mawasiliano na habari.

Mbarawa alitoa kauli hiyo jijini Dar es Salaam alipotembelea ofisi za Techno Brain Tanzania na kuongeza kuwa Tanzania itafaidika na sekta hiyo hasa baada ya kuwekeza kwenye miundombinu (mkongo wa mawasiliano).

Alisema mpaka sasa mikoa 19 imeunganishwa pamoja na wilaya 57 na kusema kuwa hadi kufikia Machi mwakani, mkongo huo utakuwa umefikia kilomita 10,000.

“Lugha ya Kiingereza ni kikwazo kikubwa katika matumizi ya teknohama, hivyo tukiwa na mfumo wa teknolojia ya habari uliotafsiriwa kwa Kiswahili, itakuwa vizuri. Kampuni kama Techno Brain ikishirikiana na sisi katika hili, ndoto zetu zitafikiwa,” alisema.

Awali, Meneja wa Biashara wa Techno Brain, James Mungai, alisema kampuni yake tayari imefanya kazi mbalimbali na serikali ikiwemo Mfuko wa Hifadhi wa Taifa (NSSF), Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA) pamoja na kitengo cha Uhamiaji.

THE INFORMATION AGE

Sunday, November 6, 2011

MAADHIMISHO YA WIZARA YA MAWASILIANO ,SAYANSI NA TEKNOLOJIA

Wizara ya Mawasiliano, Sayansi na Teknolojia nchini Tanzania  itafanya sherehe maalumu za kutimiza miaka 50 ya Uhuru katika Wiki ya Sayansi kuanzia jumatatu 7 Novemba 2011. Kupitia maonyesho hayo, Wizara na taasisi zake zitapata nafasi nyingine ya kuonyesha shughuri zao.

Hiiitakuwa fursa ya kipekee kwa jumuiya ya Kitanzania na Wageni wa nje kushuhudia kwa macho baadhi ya vielelezo vya historia hii yatakayofanyika kwenye viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja. 

Wizara hiyo imetoa kitabu kinachoonyesha maendeleo ya Wizara hiyo katika kipindi cha miaka 50 hapa nchini waweza kusoma kitabu ama kudownload kitabu hicho hapa:
Kitabu cha Wizara ya Mawasiliano,Sayansi na Teknolojia

Friday, November 4, 2011

UNAZIKUMBUKA HIZI NATUMAINI HAZIKUWA ZIMECHAKACHULIWA

Thursday, November 3, 2011

KAMA WEWE NI BLOGGER ANGALIA VIDEO HII TOKA GOOGLE

MFUMO WA KIELEKTRONIKI KUBAINI WAKWEPA KODI

Shehena ya Mizigo inayopitia bandari na mipaka ya Tanzania kwenda nchi za nje kuanzia mwakani itakuwa ikifuatiliwa kwa mfumo wa kielektroniki kuhakikisha kwamba inafika nchi husika lengo likiwa ni kudhibiti wanaokwepa kulipa ushuru.

Naibu Kamishna,Uboreshaji na Udhibiti wa Vihatarishi wa Idara ya Forodha na Ushuru wa Bidhaa wa TRA,Bellium Silaa amesema kulingana na sheria za kimataifa kawaida mizigo inayotolewa bandarini kwenda nje ya nchi haitozwi ushuru.

Kwa kuzingatia mazingira hayo katika kutekeleza mradi huo unaojulikana kwa jina la Electronic Cargo Tracking,gari lenye shehena husika likiamua kupakua mzigo nchini,mfumo huo utakaoanzishwa Machi mwakani utabaini ukiukwaji wa utaratibu huo.

KAMATI YASEMA TCRA INA MATUMIZI MAKUBWA

Kamati ya kudumu ya Bunge ya Hesabu za Mashirika ya Umma (POAC) nchini Tanzania imeshitushwa na matumizi makubwa ya fedha yanayofanywa na Mamlaka ya Mawasiliano nchini humo (TCRA) kwa kufuja shilingi bilioni 600 za kitanzania.

Makamu mwenyekiti wa POAC  Deo Filikunjombe amesema kuwa hayupo tayari kupokea ripoti ya mamlaka hiyo kwa kuwa imejaa ufujaji mkubwa wa fedha.

Taarifa ya mamlaka hiyo inayosimamia mawasiliano nchini Tanzania imeonesha kuwa fedha nyingi hutumika katika semina na kozi mbalimbali ambazo hutolewa kwa wafanyakazi wake ambapo kwa mwaka jana zilitumika zaidi ya shilingi bilioni 4.1 za kitanzania kwa ajili ya mafunzo na semina wakati shilingi bilioni 3.3 zilitumika kuwalipa wafanyakazi posho zao ambazo hutolewa kwa wafanyakazi waofanyakazi kwa muda wa ziada.
Wajumbe wa kamati hiyo pia walihoji uhalali wa wajumbe wa bodi ya TCRA kulipwa posho na fedha za matumizi ya simu kila mwezi kwa zaidi ya Dola 2,800 za Marekani.
Filikunjombe amesema kuwa kwa kawaida Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TCRA anapaswa kuwa na matumizi ya kawaida ya kuanzia shilingi milioni 10 hadi 50 lakini kwa hesabu za mamlaka hiyo zinaonesha wametumia zaidi ya shilingi milioni 600 bila kutoa mchanganuo unaoridhisha.

Kamati hiyo pia iliitaka TCRA kuonyesha mchanganuo wa fedha za tozo kwa kampuni za simu zinazofanyakazi zake nchini baada ya kushindwa kuwasilisha matumizi ya kampuni ya Vodacom na Zantel.
Filikunjombe alieleza kuwa kampuni ya Vodacom inaonekana imelipa kiasi cha Dola 600 za Marekani na Kampuni ya Zantel inaonekana imelipa Dola 160 za Marekani,lakini cha ajabu katika kumbukumbu za TCRA hakuna maelezo yanayojitosheleza kueleza pesa hizo zilipo.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

UWE MAKINI NA UNACHOKIWEKA KATIKA MITANDAO JAMII

Kwa watumiaji wa Facebook na mitandao jamii mingine jaribuni kuwa makini na kile mnachokiweka ama kutoa maoni katika suala lolote kwenye kurasa zenu ama za mtu  yoyote.Soma hii hapa chini:

GOP Group Depiction of Obama Shot in Head Draws Fire

A Halloween-themed email from the Loudoun County, Va., Republican Committee was swiftly condemned by conservative and liberal groups today for featuring an image of a ghoulish-looking President Obama with a bullet hole through his head.

The message, with the subject line “Halloween 2011,” invites supporters to a community parade where “we are going to vanquish the zombies with clear thinking conservative principles and a truckload of Republican candy.”  It also features a caricature of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a jack-o-lantern, and cartoons of zombies.

The email was first reported by the blog Too Conservative, which said the group had gone “way too far” and should be reported to the U.S. Secret Service.

Mark Sell, chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee, explained that the email was a “light-hearted attempt to inject satire humor into the Halloween holiday.”

“Apparently, some individuals have interpreted an image of Barack Obama that appeared within the email as intending to portray the President as a victim of a violent crime.  Nothing could be further from the truth,” Sell said in a statement. “We deeply and sincerely apologize to the President and anyone who viewed the image if that was the impression that was left.”
Still, condemnation from Democrats and state and national Republicans has been swift and harsh.

Virginia GOP Chairman Pat Mullins called the image “disgusting” and condemned its use “in the strongest possible terms.” 
“We are in the process of contacting those responsible for the image to demand that they cease using it and immediately issue an apology,” Mullins said.

A Republican National Committee spokesman said the type of imagery in the Loudoun County GOP email “has no place in politics.”

The Secret Service told ABC News the agency is aware of the incident but offered no further details.
Source;Yahoo.com

UNAITUMIAJE FACEBOOK???


Imeelezwa kuwa Idadi kubwa ya vijana wanatumia mtandao wa jamii wa Facebook ambao wengi ni wanafunzi wanakosa maadili baada ya kuutumia kwa kujinadi kwa kuweka picha za nusu uchi,hali inayodaiwa kuhatarisha maisha na mustakabali wao.

Gazeti la Majira katika kurasa zake za maisha lilifanya utafiti miezi mitatu ili kuona hatari hiyo ambapo liligundua kuwa vijana wengi wamekuwa wakitafuta wapenzi katika mtandao bila kujua tabia ya mtu unayemtaka.

Utafiti huo pia umebaini idaidi kubwa ya vijana waliojiunga katika mtandao huo ni wanafunzi wa Sekondari,Vyuo Vikuu wengi wakiwa na lengo la kutafuta wapenzi ambao hupatikana baada ya kuwasiliana nao na kuangalia picha.
Katika utafiti huo gazeti hilo lilizungumza na baadhi ya vijana katika mtandao huo ambapo walisema kuwa wamekuwa hawasumbuki kupata wapenzi kwani wengi wanaotumia mtandao huo wanaonekana ni watu wenye uwezo wa kifedha.
“Unajua humu ndani wanawake huwa wanaweka picha za nusu uchi ambazo kwa kweli huleta hamasa kwa mwanaume,lakini hata hivyo wengine walio na ufahamu mdogo,wanahisi kwamba wote walio katika mtandao huo ni wale waliojiweza kifedha kitu ambacho hakina ukweli wowote”alisema Mac Peter.

Alisema kuwa kwa kuwa upande wake amekuwa akitumiwa namba na wanawake kwa lengo la kutaka wazungumze kwa njia ya simu ambapo asilimia kubwa ni wanafunzi wa sekondari na vyuo.

Gazeti hilo pia lilizungumza na baadhi ya vijana wa kike ambao wanaweka picha za nusu uchi walisema kuwa wengine hutafuta wachumba lakini wengine huweka kwa lengo la kujifurahisha na kuweka mambo yao.

“Ni kweli wapo wanawake ambao wamejiweka humu facebook wanatafuta wanaume na picha zao walizoweka nyingi ni zile ambazo zinaonesha miili yao sasa sijui hao wanaume wanaowatafuta wanawajua,lakini mi naona ni hatari kwa sababu kuwa na mahusiano na mtu usiyemjua ni hatari”alisema Aisha.

Naye Kijana aliyejitambulisha kwa jina la Benedicto Julius  alisema kuwa anaamini kwa asilimia nyingi kwamba wanawake wanaoweka picha zinaonesha miili yao wanatafuta wanaume.

Hata hivyo aliongeza kuwa endapo vijana wangekuwa wanatumia mtandao huo kwa malengo yaliyokusudiwa badi hata uwekaji wa picha za ajabu usingekuwepo.

“Facebook imewekwa kwa ajili ya watu tuweze kuwasiliana na kutafuta marafiki pande zote za dunia,pia hata kuweza kufundishana baadhi ya mambo ambayo hatuyajui,lakini watu wengine wanafanya kinyume kwa kuutumia kama sehemu ya kujiuza na kuwa sehemu ya kupata wanaume na wanawake’alisema.

Hata hivyo mmoja wa wasanii walio katika mtandao huo Esther Flavian alisema kuwa wapo wanawake wengine ambao hutumia pesa nyingi kupiga picha za nusu uchi ili tu waweze kuziweka mtandaoni.

Alisema vijana wengi wanaofanya matendo hayo machafu ni wanafunzi hivyo wanakuwa katika hatari kubwa ya kuharibu sifa zao ambazo baadaye zinaweza kuwaletea matatizo.

“Unajua humu ndani kuna picha nyingine mtu unashindwa kuzielewa kwamba mtu unashindwa kuzielewa kwamba mtu anaweka hizi picha kwa manufaa ya wengine au kwa ajili ya kuonesha mwili wake ulivyo”alihoji msanii huyo

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SECURITY,IDENTITY AND RESISTANCE IN ASIA CYBERSPACE

Daily battle for rights and freedoms in cyberspace is being waged in Asia. At the epicenter of this contest is China – home to the world’s largest Internet population and what is perhaps the world’s most advanced Internet censorship and surveillance regime in cyberspace.

This report examines the interplay of national security, social and ethnic identity, and resistance in Asian cyberspace, offering in-depth accounts of national struggles against Internet controls as well as updated country reports.
Find the report here 
By:Yona Maro

NEW CYBER ATTACK TARGETS CHEMICAL FIRMS


At least 48 chemical and defense companies were victims of a coordinated cyber attack that has been traced to a man in China according to a new report from security firm Symantec Corp.


Computers belonging to these companies were infected with malicious software known as "PoisonIvy," which was used to steal information such as design documents, formulas and details on manufacturing processes, Symantec said on Monday.

It did not identify the companies, but said they include multiple Fortune 100 corporations that develop compounds and advanced materials, along with businesses that help manufacture infrastructure for these industries.

The bulk of the infected machines were based in the United States and United Kingdom, Symantec said, adding that the victims include 29 chemicals companies, some of which developed advanced materials used in military vehicles.

"The purpose of the attacks appears to be industrial espionage, collecting intellectual property for competitive advantage," Symantec said in a white paper on the campaign, which the company dubbed the "Nitro" attacks.

The cyber campaign ran from late July through mid-September and was traced to a computer system in the United States that was owned by a man in his 20s in Hebei province in northern China, according to Symantec.

Researchers gave the man the pseudonym "Covert Grove" based on a literal translation of his name. They found evidence that the "command and control" servers used to control and mine data in this campaign were also used in attacks on human-rights groups from late April to early May, and in attacks on the motor industry in late May, Symantec said.

"We are unable to determine if Covert Grove is the sole attacker or if he has a direct or only indirect role," said Symantec's white paper. "Nor are we able to definitively determine if he is hacking these targets on behalf of another party or multiple parties."

The Nitro campaign is the latest in a series of highly targeted cyber attacks that security experts say are likely the work of government-backed hackers.

Intel Corp's security unit McAfee in August identified "Operation Shady RAT," a five-year coordinated campaign on the networks of 72 organizations, including the United Nations, governments and corporations.

In February, McAfee warned that hackers working in China broke into the computer systems of five multinational oil and natural gas companies to steal bidding plans and other critical proprietary information.

Symantec said on Monday that the Nitro attackers sent emails with tainted attachments to between 100 and 500 employees at a company, claiming to be from established business partners or to contain bogus security updates.

When an unsuspecting recipient opens the attachment, it installs "PoisonIvy," a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that can take control of a machine and that is easily available over the Internet.

While the hackers' behavior differed slightly in each case, they typically identified desired intellectual property, copied it and uploaded it to a remote server, Symantec said in its report.

Symantec did not identify the companies that were targeted in its white paper and researchers could not immediately be reached.
Dow Chemical Co said it detected "unusual e-mails being delivered to the company" last summer and worked with law enforcers to address this situation.

"We have no reason to believe our operations were compromised, including safety, security, intellectual property, or our ability to service our customers," a Dow spokesman said.
A spokesman for DuPont declined to comment.
Source:Reuters

ZANZIBAR YAZINDUA TEKNOLOJIA YA KUONGOZA VYOMBO VYA USAFIRI BABARINI

Serikali  ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar (SMZ), imezindua mfumo mpya wa kuongoza vyombo vya usafiri majini utakaotumia kompyuta kwa lengo la kuvifuatilia vikiwa njiani.

Teknolojia hiyo ya Digitali inayofanana na ile ya ndege, inaingia sokoni kukabiliana na ajali za meli zisizokuwa za lazima.Akizindua teknolojia hiyo mwishoni mwa wiki iliyopita, Rais wa Zanzibar, Dk Ali Mohamed Shein, alisema mfumo huyo utasaidia kuwabana wafanyabiashara wote wasio waaminifu ambao wanaweka mbele maslahi yao na kusahau utu.

Hivi karibuni zaidi ya watu 1,000 wanasadikiwa kupoteza maisha kufutia ajali ya meli ya Mv Spice Islands, baada ya kuzama katika mkondo wa Nungwi kufutia boti hiyo kujaza mizigo kupita uwezo wake.

Kutoka: Gazeti la Mwananchi