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WhatsApp rises as a source of news for many people around the world

According to a study conducted by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in over 30 countries, WhatsApp has become more than just about staying in touch with friends and family. The Digital News Report shows that the chat messaging application has become a source of news for many people. Even-though Facebook provides news from people just […]
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Security

Google will stop scanning your emails on Gmail

Google recently announced that it will stop scanning it’s Gmail user’s emails which they did in order to provide users with more personalized adverts. Gmail, started to do this back in 2014 so that they could provide personalized product features, such as customised search results, tailored advertising and spam and malware detection. Another reason was that […]
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Broadband

Getting trust issues on the web?

Occasionally I get an annoying screen while browsing the web that makes me grind my teeth. The “Prove you’re not a robot” screen is not only annoying but counter-productive as I have to waste precious seconds completing a capture that is usually somewhat cryptic and sometimes even across pages on the same website. I use […]
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Mobile Money & eCommerce

FBC finally integrates with EcoCash

FBC Bank has integrated the mobile payments solution EcoCash with it’s banking services. The bank has joined others like Steward Bank, ZB Bank. CBZ, Stanbic, NMB, Agribank and Banc ABC which are already integrated with EcoCash. For the longest time, the bank has been promoting its Mobile Moola mobile payments application. The application allowed people […]
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Broadband

NetOne in $2.7 million loss despite its recent rapid growth

Today, NetOne announced its annual financial results which revealed that they made a $2.7 million loss in 2016. This was an increase from the $2.6 million loss of the previous year. The losses are due to interest from legacy debts that they acquired when they got loans from China Eximbank. NetOne has also been fined by […]
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Broadband

ZOL vs David Coltart on Facebook… or, how not to handle a customer complaint on social media

POST UPDATED: With Response from ZOL CEO On Friday 23 June, apparently after seeing a ZOL advert in the Zimbabwe Independent, outspoken local politician David Coltart complained on Facebook: ZOL #FibroniksFast really need to be called out on their misleading advertising in the Zimbabwe Independent today . They promise that getting linked is “as easy as ABC” […]
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Social Media

Soon you might be able to send any type of file on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is rumoured to be working on an update for the application that will allow users to send any file regardless of its format. The information comes from people in India, Sri Lanka, Japan and Kuwait who have got the update since they get to test new features even if they’re not stable yet (Beta testers). I’ve signed […]
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Security

What do you do if you think your website has been hacked

Earlier, we talked about ways to secure a website against hacking. If you read that post, you’d see that it was more focused on preventing hacking than recovering from hacking. So what do you do if you think your website has been hacked and how can you regain control. Let’s take a look. Don’t panic […]
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Connectivity

WhatsApp extends support for older Android devices

Earlier this week, WhatsApp announced that it will be extending support for devices running an Android version greater than 2.3.7 until February 1, 2020. Last year, they had announced that they were going to stop support for devices running BlackBerry OS (e.g BlackBerry Curve), BlackBerry 10 (e.g BlackBerry Z10) and Nokia Symbian S60 (e.g Nokia […]
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Security

Ways you can secure your website from hackers

Alright, let me just say something before I continue. If you search on here on TechZim for ‘security’, you’ll discover that a lot has be written about this topic over the years but it seems like we need to listen to the shona saying: dzokororo inesimba (repeating something to someone will help them get why it is […]
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Broadband

TelOne in $25 million loss. Burdened by old PTC loans

TelOne made a loss of $24.9 million dollars in 2016, the company’s annual financial results reveal. Announced today, the results show that the company is burdened mostly by loans from a long time ago when it was still Posts a Telecommunications Communications ( PTC ). Those loans amount to $231 million and they brought with […]
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Fintech

Press Release: EcoCash integrates with Zinara for mobile money payments at tollgates

Zimbabwe’s leading telecommunications and Technology Company Econet Wireless and the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) today announced a partnership that will see tollgates linking directly with customers’ EcoCash wallets. In a first of its kind in Zimbabwe, all EcoCash registered customers will now be able to link their vehicles with their mobile money wallets, load their EcoCash toll […]
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Beneath the Surface

Update on EcoCash pre-pay tollgate fees system

Today, we attended the launch for a partnership between EcoCash and ZINARA that introduced a new payment method for tollgate fees that uses EcoCash. At Mazoe tollgate, we saw the system in action and we can confirm that it will take you 15 seconds or less to pay for tollgate fees as they claimed at […]
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Security

Update on Harare Institute of Technology cyber attack

Earlier this week, we talked about Harare Institute of Technology allegedly being hacked. We didn’t state it as a fact because there was no concrete proof to say that it had happened and even-though we had contacted HIT, we had not received any communication back. We still haven’t received any direct response from HIT. However, […]
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Broadband

BitMari hosts a career fair (27 June)

BitMari, a Pan African Blockchain platform, will host a career fair at Rainbow Towers Hotel, Harare, Tuesday 27 June 2017 at 1730Hrs. Positions available & requirements are as follows: 1. App Developer Cordova/ionic iOS Android Javascript (angular js) Blockchain/Bitcoin Interest Able to use CLI and GIT version control API dev and usage 2. Developer PHP […]
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Fintech

The EcoCash ecosystem numbers update (June 2017)

Nathalie Jabangwe Morris, EcoCash Zimbabwe General Manager Today, at the announcement of the EcoCash and ZINARA tollgate integration, EcoCash Zimbabwe General Manager, Nathalie Jabangwe, noted some new milestone figures of the EcoCash ecosystem. The last time we posted these was in July 2016. 27,000 Merchants – This is up from 20,000 merchants last year. The 35% […]
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