One example is Amazon Lightsail the new virtual private server (VPS) line that is designed to give users the option to set up a VPS in the cloud for as little as $5.
WhatsApp helps you save data, time and space on your phone by watching videos without downloading them
Weeks after releasing WhatsApp Video calling, WhatsApp has started testing a cool new feature that will help its users save data, time and space on their phones by allowing you to watch/stream the video before downloading it giving you the option to choose whether it is worth your time. How Does it Work? The feature […]
Yesterday TECNO mobile signed a partnership with one of the premium football clubs Manchester City to be their Tablet and Handset partner. The partnership is said to be a ‘multi-year agreement’ and one that will definitely be a big one for the Chinese based Afrocentric mobile phone maker in terms of getting their brand out. Here […]
Video calling is becoming trendy especially with its debut on WhatsApp just about a month ago but Facebook’s Messenger has had that feature for quite a while now. Anyway the story here is which of the two is the most efficient means of digital face to face communication that is best connectivity and quality for […]
Netflix finally “responds” to African VOD demands, introduces offline feature that let’s you download content
This means that users who only have access to the best type of internet in specific places like at home, the office or a WiFi hotspot can save shows and enjoy them when they are on the go or when they aren't online.
[Update] Minister of ICT confirms ZARnet’s Telecel takeover, $21 million (USD) paid outside the country, $19 million left!
Earlier today we broke the news of ZARnet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Government, successful completing its takeover of Telecel Zimbabwe from VimpleCom. The Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, has now released a full press statement on the takeover where he discloses some of the finer details of the deal, see below:
WhatsApp has decided to extend its support to 6 “out-dated” phone operating systems. The popular messaging service had previously decided to stop supporting some old but still popular devices by the end of this year, 2016, potentially leaving millions of its users stranded as they would no longer be able to access the messaging application from […]
We’ll admit we have been a bit quiet over Kwese TV this past month, we apologise for that, however, that doesn’t mean the guys at Econet Media haven’t been busy! Our last update on Kwese TV came when they secured an exclusive 19-country content deal with ESPN late in October. Throughout November, Kwese TV has been pretty active […]
Econet Wireless has finally offloaded its 4,2% stake in Airtel Nigeria for a reported figure of $127 million (USD), ending over a decade of disputes between the Zimbabwean owned (Strive Masiyiwa) company and the Indian-owned Nigerian mobile operator. The deal was tied up by Dutch company Bharti Airtel International a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti […]
Tecno mobile is signing an agreement to be the official partner of Manchester City FC one of the biggest European Football Club on what might be one of the biggest deals the Chinese based, Afro centric mobile phone manufacturer has made thus far. 10:30 Announcement Facebook/Instagram: TECNO is proud to announce that we have become […]
We have just received news that Vimplecom and Global Telecom, who owned a 60% stake in Telecel, have finally concluded the long protracted deal with Government which will see them take over their stake in the mobile network operator. The communique signed off by Telecel CEO Angeline Vere to colleagues today states that management will […]
Okay so i’m in a commuter omnibus after a long day at work and i’m waiting for people to fill it up. I get my Virtual Reality headset out and put on a rollercoaster video and immerse myself in my own world for about 2 minutes. Taking them off saw me being asked by my […]
When you go to the gym, you can’t just pay for the treadmill- DSTV on why they can’t let you choose your own channels!
Recently, South African online publication, MyBroadband, interviewed MultiChoice General Manager, Nyiko Shiburi who sat down with them to explain why DSTV cannot let subscribers simply choose their own channels and pay for them. Some of the extracts from the interview include the GM saying: “Technology is built to place channels into a relatively small number of […]
Now that they have you hooked on OneFusion, NetOne wants you to use its OneWallet mobile money platform, but what for?
Over the past few months, NetOne has enjoyed a somewhat comeback largely due to its OneFusion product which, arguably, offers the best mobile data deal in Zimbabwe right now. Many subscribers have “ditched” their previous mobile operator to enjoy the economic data package OneFusion offers and now NetOne looks to capitalize on this shift by […]
Minister of ICT accuses mobile operators of externalising forex, makes strong case for unified gateway as solution!
According to a report published by the Chronicle today, the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, has accused mobile operators of “fleecing” the country of foreign currency through understated international calls. Addressing Parliament on the issue, the Minister stated that Government did not have the necessary equipment to monitor incoming and outgoing calls creating a technical grey area […]
The big names in the smartphone game has pretty much been the same. Samsung, Apple and Huawei have populated the top 3 smartphone manufacturers spots (in that order) since 2013 with some very good breathing space between the 3. This year though has been seriously eventful in the smartphone realm and because of this we […]
As I write this article a Bitcoin in Nigeria is trading at $1280 USD (₦404,000), $550 USD more than the price of a Bitcoin in the United States ($730 USD) or a 70% premium. Bitcoin in Nigeria has experienced a rapid surge in pricing characterized by high trading volumes on the Nigerian exchange, BitX. So why […]
So you are like me. Love to take photos and therefore own or want to own a phone with a very decent camera. Question is, what is a good camera? That’s not an easy question because now you have to ask what makes a good camera and no, bigger sensor or more Megapixels does not […]
Two weeks ago, Ms. Sihle Maxine Mabuda sued Econet Zimbabwe for $50k (USD) on allegations that the mobile network operator had misrepresented its daily data bundles. She argued that Econet was misleading the public by calling the “daily” bundles insinuating that their life span was a day (24 hrs) when in fact they were capped […]
OK Zimbabwe re-launches its OK-Kawena remittance service, looks to benefit from RBZ 5% incentive scheme
OK Zimbabwe Limited which runs some of the country’s most popular retail outlets (OK, Bon Marche and OK Mart) recently re-launched its remittance service OK-KAWENA in partnership with KAWENA, a South African distribution company. According to KAWENA’s website, the main concept behind the partnership is that Zimbabweans living in South Africa could transfer money directly to a […]
We have just received images of what our sources claim to be the Bond Notes arriving at the Harare International Airport. Our sources say the notes arrived early Saturday morning and were quickly offloaded and driven off site by armored vehicles. The plane has a clearly visible logo, Cavok Air, which is a Ukranian cargo […]
[Another Leak] Internal Bank communication on Bond Notes, they already have them, expect your November salary in Bond!
We have just received more information on Bond Notes and their expected arrival date of Monday, 28 November 2016. It seems as though banks have already received the much anticipated “local currency” and will start dishing them out to the public come Monday, just in time to pay out public and private sector salaries. The […]
Yesterday we received images of the RBZ public notice showcasing the bond notes, we have now received more images of the bond notes in what looks to be a secure safe for the bond notes, a “brick” of bond notes and a trolley of bond coins, see below: [Old Article] We just received yet to […]
Earlier today, we noticed that EcoCash, the country’s most subscribed mobile financial service provider, recently added two new interesting features to its menu. The two new menu items bring some much-needed convenience in this current cash crisis providing an option to pay pressing school fees and make your religious tithing without the burden of needing […]
Steward Bank has launched a new service under the name Square Banking which is a culmination of 4 main target areas that are Mobile application, USSD Banking, Telephone Banking and Online Banking. MOBILE APPLICATION The mobile application is available for download on Android under the name Steward Bank Mobile Banking and iOS and if you […]