Climate change can be managed

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BY EDRICK BWAMBALE Uganda’s dream of reducing poverty through increased food production may go up in smoke due to the unpredictable weather patterns. We might all have noticed that the seasons for growing crops have changed drastically. In most parts of Uganda, rains now come later than expected and when they come, they are so destructive that they damage food production and the livelihoods of farmers. What is climate change? Every day, the sun, which is the main source of earth’s energy, emits rays of light to the earth’s surface….

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Upgrade or replace desktop pc?

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BY JIMMY MAWERERE Before investigating the option of upgrades or replacement, it is advised that users clean up their computer software to try and speed up their systems. Quite often software programmes that accumulate over time slow down the system from optimal performance. Because of this, users should try some maintenance to help speed up their PCs. The average desktop PC has a functional lifespan of roughly three to eight years.The length of the lifespan greatly depends upon the type of system purchased, advances in hardware components and changes in…

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Make use of ‘the Cloud’

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BYJIMMY MAWERERE “The Cloud.” Most of the smart phone users have an icon for a cloud function. But to many it is one that they click on by mistake, bringing registration details they don’t “understand”. What exactly is “the cloud” and how does it work, what are the benefits of using the Cloud? Well, “the cloud” is the Internet. The Internet is made up of all of these different repositories, each one of which can provide a different service; i.e. the Dropbox, iCloud, gmail etc. So Cloud computing is a…

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Grow your event Hashtag using the Twitter beam

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BY JIMMY MAWERERE I was one day amazed to find out that I could grow my Twitter community and also stream events with Twitter beam. As an IT practitioner, I always wondered how I would share the events I have been involved in, and monitor the thoughts of delegates, and yes, my search led me to Twitter beam. Using Twitter beam at your event is a great way to communicate with the attendees and get more exposure and publicity. The way it works is that a tweet wall is created…

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What internet users need to know about those spam emails

BY JIMMY MAWERERE Spam email is any email that was not requested by a user but was sent to that user and many others. This is done typically, but not always, with malicious intent. Spammers usually acquire recipient addresses from publicly accessible sources, or they use certain programmes to collect addresses on the web. Usually when you post your email addresses on websites or in news groups, you are most likely to attract spam. You might receive spam if you fill out online forms, although most reputable sites have good…

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