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Energy

Can the Total Card help you budget? Yes. Here’s how…

Even in these hard times, I’m sure you can all agree with me that the temptation to live beyond our means continues to get the best of us. Well, what’s interesting is that there are some service providers who still strive to ensure that they give us some form of competitive advantage over such life […]
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Miscellaneous

Pornography detection machine bought by Ugandan government

Uganda’s pornography detection machine was commissioned by the government following efforts by the country’s ethics and integrity minister. The machine was bought from a South Korean company for around US$88,000 and more could be bought too as the budget for pornography detection software is around $770,000. The minister in question, Simon Lokodo, a former catholic […]
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e-learning

Google launches Mobile Web Specialist certification – an option for web devs to gain more credibility

Google recently launched a new certification called Mobile Web Specialist. The certification will allow people who are either learning web development or already established to gain an accreditation certificate from Google by taking the required exam. Anyone with the necessary knowledge, hardware and US$99 can take the Mobile Web Specialist certification exam as it is […]
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Media

High Court reserves judgement on urgency of Kwesé TV application

Last week, Dr Dish, would-be Kwesé TV content distributors in Zimbabwe took the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) and its CEO, Mr Muganyura to court. This was after BAZ cancelled Dr Dish’s licence and prohibited them from providing service in this country. Dr Dish, through its lawyers challenged the cancellation and made an urgent chamber […]
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Broadband

Star snatches IPL media rights from DStv, Kwese and Facebook

CC Image courtesy of Public.Resource.Org on Flickr The Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights were up for grabs and several companies made bids with Star India (formerly Star TV) coming out on top. The IPL is the most popular Twenty20 cricket league in the world and the global media rights eventually went for about US$2.25bn […]
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Fintech

Huge remittances milestone for Africa as TerraPay gets SA license

A mobile payments and remittances startup called TerraPay may have achieved what could turn out to be a huge industry milestone in the remittances space in Africa. The startup announced today that it has secured a license from the Reserve Bank of South Africa to conduct low-value international money transfers in the country. It’s a big […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Battle of the flagships 2017. They just keep coming

So it’s 9 months in and the battle of the smartphones is still very much heated. We have seen the return of industry household names, the redemption of dented pride and arrival of very very very competitive newcomers. Maybe you might not properly visualise the magnitude of the 2017 flagship list. Allow me to just […]
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Media

Game of Thrones Season 7 Review: Excellent Despite Shortcomings

A week ago the seventh season of one of TV’s greatest shows ended. As expected of a show of such huge following, the reaction to the season has received varied and mixed reactions. I have taken the time between when the season ended and now to rewatch the season, and also give ample time to […]
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Media

Kwese TV launches in Botswana with no hiccups

At the end of June 2017, Kwese TV and three other TV providers were licensed in Botswana. This was after they applied for licences when public notice for bidding was released early this year. The four companies join Star Times and Mediacore Botswana to make it six TV providers licensed in just two years. It […]
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Gadgets & Apps

This is the world’s largest microSD card right now

Imagine 400GB additional storage for your phone all on one microSD card? It’s possible now thanks to Western Digital’s latest SanDisk microSD card release. The company announced today its 400GB SanDisk microSD card currently the world’s highest-capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. Western Digital says the card is ideal for Android smartphone and tablet. It can hold […]
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Media

Kwese TV distributor accuses DStv of consumer exploitation. Kettles & Pots?

In the letter Kwese TV distributors wrote to the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe seeking to have their licence restored, the company accused BAZ of protecting DStv. Dr Dish explains in the letter that DStv is enjoying regulator protection while exploiting Zimbabwean customers. The letter paints the picture that the current state of the TV market, where […]
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