The third distinguishing factor we have is that it allows for deals transactions all that kinds of stuff however you wish to define it get completed for quicker. Look at bitcoin as an example I can send to one bitcoin right here from the UK to someone in the third country from the UK which is New Zealand within about ten minutes. So just imagine how quickly let’s say property deeds could be exchanged. It helps streamline these often time consuming tasks.
The fourth distinguishing factor we have is that you can have far more increased capacity. What I mean by this is that due to the peer to peer technology you can actually increase the capacity of the whole network. Think about it like this. What do you think has more capacity – Thousands of computers often referred to as nodes working together in the same network or one large centralized server? Now the correct answer to those is the thousands of computers. Now that’s a real key distinguishing factor of the Blockchain as well.
Now if you’re thinking what about the other kind of areas that can have an impact upon. Let me just know you that it’s not just the financial world as many of you, so I just want to give you a quick list of some of the industries or the areas where a Blockchain technology can really impact upon.
- Digital rights
- Escrow Transfers
- Equity markets
- Private markets
- Debt management
- Crowd funding platforms
- Derivatives markets
- E-commerce sites
- Global payment systems
- The remittance industry
- Peer to peer lending services
- Micro finance lenders
- Health care services
- Land record deeds
- Ownership records
- Election and voting
- Intellectual property rights
Now as well as that list mentioned there are so many areas that the Blockchain technology really has the potential to impact upon. Remember this is still a young industry. So we’re seeing disruption of industries from all angles when Blockchain technology is deployed.
Uber has finally launched Uber Eats in Nairobi, after months of speculation and sightings of the new service being offered in the city.
Nairobi is now the 4th city in Africa where Uber Eats is operating from and the only one outside South Africa. The other cities include Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Uber Eats was founded in 2014, way after Uber was launched to the world. The Uber subsidiary started operating in their home country as UberFRESH but was later renamed to UberEATS in 2015.
When you fire up the ap, it requests you to input your delivery address and whether you want it to be delivered to you or you meet at the vehicle. You can request the order to be brought as soon as possible or you can request it be brought at a particular time.
When you confirm the details, it shows you the participating restaurants near you, grouped under popular near you or more restaurants for you to check out.
The app shows the star rating of the restaurant and when you tap on the $ sign, it shows you the prices of the meals they have on offer. The meals offered in the restaurants are even broken down into categories to make it even easier for you to get what you want.
There is a search button at the bottom where you can select the food category of choice, an orders button to check your history and upcoming orders and the account button for your settings.
Uber Eats will be available in several neighbourhoods in Nairobi which includes Lavington, Muthangari, Kilimani, Kileleshwa and Westlands as per the FAQs. It will be available from 10AM to 10AM 7 days a week and the delivery fee will be a flat KES 150.
We’ll all have to wait and see how Uber Eats will fair in Nairobi in the coming weeks and months. Judging from the demand from their UberIcecream and UberChoma they did a while back, it seems Nairobi is a great place for UberEats to grow.
Jamii Telecoms Limited is known for their home and business internet solutions. And their memorable ads on TV. They have launched the latest mobile network operator in Kenya called FAIBA 4G which is data focused.
This means Kenyans now get to enjoy 5 mobile operators including Telkom Kenya, Safaricom, Airtel and Equitel. It is important to note that JTL is going 4G only with their services from mobile data, VoLTE and SMSs.
From launch, users will get to enjoy free Faiba 4G to Faiba 4G calls for life as long as you have a valid data bundle. Here’s a breakdown of the data bundles.
Fisi Hour will last one hour for unlimited data, at 4G speeds of upto 72Mbps, for just Ksh. 150.
|1GB||Ksh. 50||1 day|
|8GB||Ksh. 300||7 days|
|15GB||Ksh. 500||30 days|
|25GB||Ksh. 1000||30 days|
|40GB||Ksh. 2000||30 days|
|70GB||Ksh. 3000||30 days|
|120GB||Ksh. 4000||30 days|
|210GB||Ksh. 6000||30 days|
Mobile Plans valid for 30 days:
- Kifaru: 1GB with 200 minutes, and 200 SMS for Ksh. 1500
- Ndovu: 2GB with 350 minutes, and 500 SMS for Ksh. 2500
- Simba: 3GB with 700 minutes and 700 SMS for Ksh. 4000
On the Prepaid tariff you will send on and off net SMSs at 1 bob per SMS, on-net voice and video calls at 2 bob per minute, off net voice calls at 2 bob per minute and browse (without a bundle) at 3 bob per MB.
My Telkom app
My Telkom app, that will be available to Android and Apple iOS users, enables customers to check balances for airtime, voice or Internet bundles, top up airtime and buy Internet bundles, and to redeem points from Telkom’s Ziada loyalty programme. They can also contact Customer Care directly, in-app, by calling, texting or on social media; or locating the nearest Telkom Retail Shop.
Telkom’s Chief Marketing Officer says, “My Telkom self-care app offers an additional touchpoint for our customers. From a single digital platform, customers have a dashboard from which they can not only access different features of their accounts but also interact with our Customer Care representatives to address their concerns. The app gives the customer an opportunity to enjoy the experience by placing greater control in their hands.”
The zero-rated app is only available to pre-paid customers. Customers who successfully download and log into the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App store receive a one-time offer of 300 MB upon successful download of the App.
“We always focus on the customer and aim to deliver value in all our propositions. This app is loaded with functionalities that are tied to the everyday needs of the consumer. It will continue evolving, based on feedback and the dynamic customer trends,” says Mr. Nyakundi.
Why you should be careful
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by numerous Black Friday deals seemingly to fall out of the sky. They might be very tempting but not all of them are worth, some might be cyber traps waiting for you. Below are some tips on how to make sure you don’t become a victim this Black Friday.
If an online deal or email offer with price discounts looks too good to be true, it probably is
Hit delete immediately. It’s common knowledge that though there are some great deals to be had over Black Friday, most products are cheaper or the same price at other times of year, so it’s unlikely you’ll find the deal of a lifetime. The best way to confirm if it is real is to go directly on to the vendor’s site to check the price, and avoid clicking the link in the email which is likely to be malicious.
Steps to follow:
- Feel free to browse deals on your phone but be cautious of the wireless network you’re connected to when you’re online shopping
Only ever enter your credit card information when you’re on a secure network that you trust. And remember the best way to keep your money safe is to use PayPal or your credit card. Where possible, avoid using debit cards to purchase gifts online.
- Be on the lookout for Typosquatting
This is where cybercriminals take a popular online brand and change one letter or two to trick you into clicking and sharing personal information. Always check the spelling and be on the lookout for smart typosquatting like the famous Twitter attack.
- Be sensible about password security and incorporate length and complexity
Make account passwords different and difficult to guess. Include upper and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols to make passwords harder to crack – you can see the best tips for creating strong passwords here.If you’re contemplating clicking the link in an email, take a look at the URL first
- Before you click, hover on the link if you’re on a computer or hold down the link on your phone and you should see the full URL appear. Once you can see it look at the source and ask yourself does this look legitimate. Bear in mind that just because the URL has a padlock icon next to it or starts with ‘https’ doesn’t mean it’s safe. As a rule of thumb if you aren’t sure if its genuine just delete it straight away.
Too late? If you think you’ve fallen victim to a phishing attack always change your password immediately. It’s always worth contacting your bank immediately to see if there has been any fraudulent activity.
OPPO has today Launched the OPPO F5 !!!
The OPPO F5 is the first smartphone from the company to have a 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. We are used to seeing very small displays on smartphones made by OPPO but this will be something new and I am interested to see how it plays out. The OPPO F5 has a near borderless display, a trend we have seen on most flagship smartphones released this year.
OPPO F5 comes with an AI (Artificial Intelligence) built in the beauty mode of the front facing camera. “`The Selfie Expert and Leader features the ground breaking AI Beauty technology – which uses artificial intelligence from a massive global photo database to beautify a selfie shot. This will be the first time, the AI technology has been integrated into selfies by a camera phone brand in Kenya,” the company said. These are very big claims and I will have to test out the phone to confirm if they are true or not.
At the back, the OPPO F5 has a 16MP camera that also have the beauty mode. Some of the other OPPO F5 specifications are listed below.
OPPO F5 Specifications
Display Size: 6.0 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels
Processor: Octa-core Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23
RAM: 4 or 6 GB
Storage Space: 64/32GB GB, can be expanded using a microSD card
GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
Android Version: Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera: 16 MP at the back with a 20MP front facing one
Battery: 3200 mAh removable battery
Colours: Black, Gold, Red
Showmax subscription costs Kshs 880 per month, which is the Premium version. This means that if you end up paying monthly for a year, you will end up paying Kshs 10,560.
Here is how the Hack works:
Showmax’s MPESA promotion lets you pay for a subscription. For only KES 250 for three months – a saving of KES 2,390. Go to your profile on Showmax, tap on “My Account”, “Manage Subscription” and tap on the blue “Subscribe Now” button. This will give you several options of paying for your payment methods. Choose MPESA.
You will be given three options. Choose the middle one where you pay KES 250 for three months subscription. To pay for this, select MPESA Paybill on your MPESA menu, enter Business number 852852, enter your mobile number as your account number, enter the total amount KES 250, enter your PIN and validate the transaction. When you get your confirmation SMS from MPESA, head over to the website and tap on the blue “Validate MPESA” button to complete.
In order for you to have a full year of Showmax for only Kshs 1000, simply repeat the above process four times in a row. When you verify your subscription expiry date by checking it under “Manage Subscription” in your My Account settings, you’ll see that you’ll have Showmax for the whole of the next year and you’ll have spent less than 10% of what you’d normally pay.
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