See these amazing GIFs of Uganda’s Independence 53 years ago
Independence day is around the corner, and for the guys with eight-to-five jobs, this year it will be a long weekend public holiday (Yes, it will be a Friday). The year was 1962, the date was the 9th in the month of October--am positive majority of readers were not yet born including the author of this post (hides face) -- our motherland Uganda gained its Independence from the British colonialists.
Not to sound like a history lesson let's get to the fun bit. Thanks to the British Pathe, the team at Techjaja has used the wonderful 1987 image technology depicting the amazing (Graphics Interchange Format) GIFs of Uganda's independence in 1962.
Airtel Uganda Not Charging Your Calls This Independence Day
The cut throat competition in the telecom space has left no stone unturned as telecom companies are always looking for new ways to beat competitor’s offerings.
And just this midnight Techjaja has exclusively learnt that Airtel Uganda has opened the taps of unlimited voice calls and most Airtel customers can call for free but only among fellow Airtel customers from midnight to 8am. As a way to celebrate with Ugandans during the independence day.
Microsoft is rebooting Windows Phone again with the Lumia 950 XL, 950 and 550
After several months of patiently waiting plus several leaks, we now have three Lumia phones that are back to tickle our fancies: the Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 950 and Lumia 550 are the high and low-end phones respectively. They all run a version of Windows 10, which Microsoft is betting will help kick-start their third-party app ecosystems. The two high-end phones have the same basic specs we've seen on a lot of phones lately:From an Octa-core and Hexacore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor,
The SurfaceBook is Microsoft’s first laptop ever
In a surprising move, Microsoft has launched its first ever laptop. Microsoft OEMs collectively hold their breath. The first thing you notice about the Surfacebook are the insane hinges that Microsoft calls the Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge. It literally flips out. I can't even explain this hinge right now. It has an optically bonded display at 13.5-inch PixelSense screen at 7.7 mm thin. 267 PPI display with 6 million pixels with support for both pen and touch with 2 USB ports. It comes with 1 TB of storage and 16 GB RAM. It can also flip like the yoga PC.
Behold the Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Today Microsoft has unveiled it's next generation tablet, the new Surface Pro 4 is thinner and lighter than the Pro 3. Microsoft basically revamped most of the internals--its is 8.4mm thick, with a 12.3-inch display on the same footprint as the Pro 3 with 5 million pixels and 267 ppi. It comes with 1 Terabyte (TB) of storage and 16 GB RAM, talk about raw power. Its 50% faster than the Macbook Air and 30% faster than the Pro 3.
See the artistic impression of the world’s first drone airport in Rwanda
Rwanda is sent to get the world's first drone airport and the first one is set to be ready by 2020 and is sent to kick off next year. The fleets of drones are designed to carry crucial goods such as medicine. They drones will be cheap, simple and robust, and will have payloads of up to 100 kg (220lb), while the droneports will function as hubs to allow recharging, cargo loading and drop-off, as well as repairs.
UCC releases list of non-compliant FM Radio Stations
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has today released a list of 11 non-compliant FM Radio Stations. The radios stations listed below have not renewed their annual broadcasting licenses, neither have they paid the requisite license and spectrum fees in contravention of Section 27 and 43 of the Act. The communications regulator has instructed the Radio stations to immediately apply for renewal of their broadcasting licenses and pay all dues owed to the Commission with immediate effect.
Vodafone’s SsabaSimu is an affordable 4G-LTE smartphone
Vodafone Uganda has today unveiled their first 4G-LTE smartphone offering. Dubbed the SsabaSimu, the Infoucs M2 4G is a great smartphone for the bargain. It comes with a 4.20-inch HD display with 768x1280 pixels giving 355 ppi. There is Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2GHz processor paired with 1 GB RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage expandable by MicroSD card up to 64 GB.
Intex Aqua Star 5.0 hands on Review: The good, the bad & the meh
As the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Apple and HTC are playing hardball at the upper end of the segment, more and more brands slowly creep into the lowest tier and Intex is no excuse. It’s been around for some good time though, but all its concerted efforts have been towards the crowded lowest price tier of the market which is a hard one to crack comparing the competition.
King of the Bundles: Africell Uganda introduces over 20 new data bundles
As the value of the dollar in Uganda keeps increasing, it seems the reverse is true for the voice and data prices in the telecom sector. The self-branded King of Bundles, Africell Uganda has joined the MTN and Airtel price wars in voice and has reduced its data rates. Ever since the take over from Orange Uganda, the company has been incognito and their data market share has slowly been eaten up by the likes of Vodafone and MTN.