Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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My opinion on various things. Posts that are “highly opinionated” fall here.

Organisations need to be able to adapt at the same speed as this new technology and take advantage of the opportunities it presents. This will ensure business continuity and resilience in the long term. So what’s next for the cloud?
realme is now finally officially in Kenya. And from the online launch we've seen today, they aren't here for jokes. There's 4 new devices for Kenyans to choose from, and they're all really cool phones!
We already established that making smartphones affordable should be one of Africa’s top priorities and that the cost of handsets has become a significant barrier to mobile Internet adoption and use in this region. But we're seeing that companies are finding ways either already suggested in the linked article above, or through partnerships, of bring handsets to the masses.
Industry leaders believe that in the medium term, 4G will be the layer of choice for global mobile communications, while 5G will mainly be used in more industrial communications.
People, countries and organisations are rising to these challenges, often using our evolving telecommunications capabilities. However, the new era has come with opportunities, which innovators have also been able to grasp, thanks to 4G connectivity.
After upgrading to iPadOS 14 public beta and expecting a whole new array of things, I realised painfully that only Scribble is the exciting new thing anyone waiting for iOS 14 should be looking forward to.
Jack Ngare, Managing director, African Development Centre: Change today is happening 10 times faster and at 300 times the scale of the First Industrial Revolution. The change is so momentous that it is referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And the clear consensus is that the pace of change is only going to quicken
Since 2017, Faiba 4G has the best bundle prices. Everyone else has re-priced their data bundles through the years, but no one has gotten to a point where they can confidently say they beat Faiba 4G's offers. Not even Telkom's Gbambe bundle. Which means, for a growing number of people, Faiba 4G remains the one network they can trust for data services.
An attempt to control who can use what technology and who can work with which partners instead of leaving it to the forces of supply and demand goes against the principles of an open ecosystem and is likely to slow down the whole innovation ecosystem.
Recently I got the ASUS Zenbook 14 for review. It is a beautiful and amazing device. I love it. I really do. It is well powered, well spec’d and fits well into very many people’s daily routine.
I don't think I can ever truly detach myself from Chrome on the phone. But I have for over 4 months now never used Chrome on my laptop. It used to be the first thing I'd install on my laptops, now I don't bother. I'm getting great battery life, the browser springs up to life in an instance, my extensions and plugins work well, and the scrolling is really smooth. The Google services that didn't seem to work well earlier on on Microsoft Edge also now work okay.
The great thing is I am still getting very long hours of use without charging. And everything seems to be working okay, I have no complaints. Being a Core i5, 6th Gen with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD, and having it run everything I need it to pretty well without any hiccups is pretty satisfying, and cost-cutting as well since I would need to budget for something newer had it failed completely.
Personal investment isn’t always at the forefront of entrepreneurs’ minds. When people are attempting to raise capital to start and maintain new businesses, the money comes from various sources like the ones we covered in the article ‘Founding a Tech Startup — Where is the Money Coming From?’ a few years back. These sources include loans, outside investors, crowdfunding initiatives, and so on. Usually, an influx of personal investment earnings isn’t on the list.
The NTSA is proposing a ban on cashless payments for the matatu industry in a bid to promote cashless payments that are safer easier to track, and more modern. However, without proper thinking, the move could create more problems.
If the content is right, the relevance is proven and compelling enough, people will reflect all the cost of the access, and they will go online and do what they need to do as long as it is profitable, rewarding and they can see the value in it," Goodluck said.