04.8.13

Top casino games for your mobile phone

Given the demand for online casino gaming on mobile phones, many sites have developed special versions of their sites specifically for these devices. Known as mobile casinos, most of them are tailored specifically to the operating system of the phone. This permits the games to operate at optimal levels. Many of the games found at mobile casinos are in fact adapted versions of online casino games. Slot machines are one type of casino game that is a top choice among mobile users. There are many different slot machine games that can be found at mobile casinos.

One such game that has become well-played is Treasure Nile. This is in fact a mobile replica of the original online casino game which was one of the first ever developed for online use. The mobile version has become a hit as users enjoy sailing down the Nile with this Egyptian themed game. The machine has five reels and a total of 9 paylines. One distinctive feature of this game is that can you select the amount you wish to play on each payline. However, most players simply bet the maximum on each payline. At some mobile casinos, this game may be offered as a progressive slot machine which provides an additional opportunity to win.

Major Millions is a second mobile casino slot, found at sites like Jackpot City, found at www.jackpotcity.co.uk/mobile-casino/iphone-casino that is popular. This is a progressive game that offers one of the largest jackpots. Major Millions features traditional slot machine symbols such as cherries, red 7s and others. Small wins payoff in this game. Having just a single cherry pays out two coins while three cherries will earn you 15. To win the progressive jackpot, players must have Major Millions symbols on all of the third paylines. Getting these symbols on other paylines will also result in winnings. For instance 25,000 coins if they are on the first payline and 50,000 coins if they are on the second payline.

12.11.12

A Snapshot Look at Afghan Wireless Communication Company

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Afghanistan is not well known for its telecommunication facilities; in fact, until recently telecommunication services in the country were spotty at best. However, one company has provided cutting-edge services to the population.

Founded in 2002, by Ehsan Bayat, Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) is the first mobile services company established in Afghanistan.

Currently the company is the largest provider of telecommunication services in the country. It provides wireless voice and data services, as well as global systems for mobile (GSM) communication technology throughout 34 of Afghan's provinces including Mazar-E-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Kabul, and others.

Reconnecting Afghanistan with the World

Bayat's goal was to reconnect the world with Afghanistan through an international communication company.

Because of nearly two decades of conflict, the company faced many issues during its inception including political instability, physical insecurity, and logistical problems. The company faced many issues in an area that has experienced many conflicts and wars. However, the first step in building the company was to create the communication infrastructure.

The network was inaugurated by Hamid Karzai on April 6, 2002 via an international call to Germany. Amazingly, this network was launched just seven weeks after the company received its first piece of equipment.

The First Internet Cafe

Shortly after the launch of AWCC, the company opened the first Internet café in Afghanistan. The facility was located in the Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, and although it was small-only 11 workstations-it proved very popular. It was also very timely for officials and journalists, who now had the ability to share opinions and views with those located outside of Afghanistan.

The company is actually a joint venture between the Afghan Ministry of Communications and the United States company, Telephone Systems International.

Afghan Wireless currently has a 15-year contract with the Afghan Ministry of Communications. This governmental body holds a 20 percent stake in AWCC.

About Ehsan Baya

Ehsan Bayat, the founder of AWCC, was born in 1963, and is a New York business entrepreneur, originally from Ghanzni, Afghanistan. His family was very influential in the Afghani business sector. He received an engineering degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology

After the Taliban was effectively defeated, he returned to Afghanistan and founded AWCC, as well as the Bayat Foundation This foundation play a role in the establishment of the Ariana Television, whose viewers includes Afghanis, as well as Afghan refugees based in Pakistan.

Bayat has received numerous awards for his work in rebuilding Afghanistan, including the Businessman of the Year Award from the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Corporate Social Responsibility from the Canada-Afghanistan Business Council. He is considered one of the wealthiest individuals of Afghan heritage.

AWCC's future looks bright as it continues to build its infrastructure and service offering for the people of Afghanistan.

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01.23.12

Wireless Network Cybersecurity

Wireless Network Cybersecurity
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Wireless network can provide individuals access to the internet no matter where they are. However, did you know that there is a security threat every time you go online? This is particularly the case for individuals who are access unsecured networks such as in public spaces, airports and even in hotels. Cyber-security is an important issue to understand and to ensure the safety of your personal information and finances.

The TSA is in the process of improving its wireless network security following an audit by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which covered cybersecurity on devices like Blackberries. The audit examined how well sensitive information was protected on TSA networks, and it revealed that the physical and logical network access controls employed by TSA were effective in avoiding major vulnerabilities.

However, they found weaknesses and vulnerabilities related to patches and configuration controls which needed to be improved. The DHS made some specific recommendations to TSA in this regard, including the importance of revising the patch management process update patches in a more timely way and to enforce security policy on all TSA employes to ensure that every individual had their devices and systems properly secured. TSA has made considerable progress in securing their local area networks since 2007.