Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

49 More Android Apps Caught With Malware Again

We have reached the point where no day can pass without reporting about a new batch of malicious Android apps. Android devices are in the pockets of more than 2.5 billion people right now, so malicious actors won’t give up on trying to make a profit through Android adware apps, data stealing and user tracking. The […]

Local Start-up Receives $32K Seed Funding After Coming Second At Innovating Justice Challenge Finals

In October, we talked about Lexware, a local start-up that was representing Zimbabwe at the Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge Finals in South Africa. The finals took place last week on the 7th of November and Lexware came out second behind Chat2bo. And the winner of #JustInnovate19 is @Chat2Bo ! Well done Joanne and Nanda! […]

Vulnerability That Allows Hackers To Steal Personal Information Found In 10 Types Of Android Devices

With privacy an increasing concern, news has broken that several popular Android phones can be exploited in order to snoop on users. A weakness in the operating system can allow access to the baseband software of certain phones, compromising their safety and security. This is more than a minor worry, as attackers could potentially use […]

Meet The New Minister Of ICT

Last night, President Mnangagwa made several unexpected changes to his cabinet and among them was the Ministry of ICT. For over a year, the Minister of ICT was Kazembe Kazembe but yesterday he was replaced by Jenfan Muswere who once deputised the outgoing Minister. The last time Kazembe Kazembe was appointed as Minister of ICT, […] To Start Showing NBA Games For 2019-20 Season has struck a deal with National Basketball Association (NBA) that will see the company broadcast at least 65 basketball matches. The matches will be shown on e-tv channels on DStv (channel 194 or 250) and OpenViewHD (channel 250). About the deal, managing director Marlon Davids said: “As we continue our efforts to expand […]

BancABC Partners DPA Africa To Provide Loans For Solar Installations

The chronic load shedding is now pushing people to turn to solar energy as a alternative means to power up their homes on a daily basis. With that in mind, BancABC has struck a deal with Distributed Power Africa (DPA) to provide loans to people who want to go off-the-grid with home solar solutions. Power […]

OneMoney Launches New Card Called Platinum Debit Card

During a Customer Appreciation Cocktail event in Bulawayo yesterday, Netone/OneMoney unveiled its newest type of debit card called the Platinum Debit card. The details of the Platitum debit card are still hazy but what we only know now at the moment is that you can enjoy discounts in certain business establishment when you use the […]

7 Apps Caught Downloading More Apps With Malware. Uninstall/Delete Them

Researchers at Wandera yesterday released a warning about 7 apps that were available on the Google Play Store which contain a special kind of trojan called dropper. The following are the 7 apps with a dropper that you should uninstall immediately: Magnifying Glass by PumpApp Super Bright LED Flashlight by PumpApp Magnifier, Magnifying Glass with […]

WhatsApp Business Launches A Catalogue Feature For Small Businesses

WhatsApp has launched a catalogue feature for small businesses, allowing business owners to create a mobile storefront that shows off the products or services they have available. Catalogues are accessible via a business’s profile page and users can scroll through the different products to see a description and price. This will cut out the need […]

People Getting Banned On WhatsApp For Being In Groups With Suspicious Names – Report

A new report by the ever-reliable tipster, Wabetainfo says that WhatsApp is banning users that are in groups that have or suspicious names. Wabetainfo claims that it has received several reports from users who got banned for using peculiar names (for WhatsApp groups) that violate Terms of Services. In these weeks we are receiving a […]

Netone Releases New Tariffs For Data Bundles (November)

Netone has this morning released new tariffs for its data bundles. The new tariffs have increased the minimum amount of money one has to spend to get on the internet with data bundles from $1 to $2 (for 11MB). Here are the new prices: Daily data bundle 11MB – $2 20MB – $3 40MB – […]

Telecel To Review Megaboost Bundles

Sad news for Megaboost fans. Telecel will review its Megaboost bundles tomorrow- I’m sure you know “review” these days means “to increase tariffs”. So you would be well-advised to buy your Megaboost bundles today before tomorrow’s new-increased prices. Also read: Telecel Silently Increases Data Prices & Its Subscribers Don’t Mind Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel […]

China Introduces Curfew & Other Rules For Online Gaming

The Chinese government has announced new rules designed to tackle game addiction. The new rules will ban minors from playing online games between 10 pm and 8 am. Along with this curfew which will affect all online games being played in China, under 18s will be restricted to 90 minutes of online gaming during the […]

You Could Have Been Using Windows Mobile Instead Of Android – Bill Gates

Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates thinks that people would have been using Windows Mobile today instead of Android had it not been for the antitrust investigation from the US Justice Department that distracted him and the company. The Microsoft founder made these statements while speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook conference (interview below). Gates said […]

Econet Signs Deal With Irish-based Firm To Bring eSIMs In Zim “In The Very Near Future”

Econet will introduce eSims in Zimbabwe in the near future after the country’s largest mobile network operator signed a deal with an Irish-based company. The deal has been arrived at after the two companies conducted successful trials. Econet’s Rufaro Nelson who led the project for Econet Zimbabwe said: This is yet another ground-breaking initiative which […]

{Updated} Here’s How You Can Buy Netone & Telecel Airtime Using EcoCash On WhatsApp

Update: We have changed the WhatsApp number to 0717684274 Buying Netone, Telecel or Econet airtime from us just got easier. Instead of walking up to a street vendor (who charge a premium) to buy airtime scratch cards, you can easily buy any network’s airtime with EcoCash straight from your WhatsApp in the comfort of your […]

Finally WhatsApp Now Lets You Stop People From Adding You To Groups. Check How Its Done

WhatsApp is always working to add new features to its app and the newest addition comes in the form of enhanced group privacy settings. The new feature makes it possible for you to choose whether you would like to be added to a group or not. This is an important feature that’s been available on […]

How To Download DStv Movies Or Shows To Your Phone

Besides being one of the 5 platforms where DStv subscribers can watch their favourite shows for free, the DStv Now app can also be used to download movies, series/shows shown on DStv to one’s phone or tablet. The DStv Now is available for free for both Android and iOS users and using it doesn’t incur […]

Telone Speaks About Blaze LTE For The First Time

Telone has for the first time talked about its Blaze LTE service. Although we have talked about Blaze LTE here several times, it may come as a surprise to you to know that Telone hadn’t officially spoken about its a service – perhaps a signal that it was still perfecting its service. In a tweet, […]

Telone Increases Tariffs For Business Customers

Last week, Telone unveiled new voice call tariffs for its household customers. And today, the state-owned telecoms company has increased tariffs for its business customers by 199.35%. Also read: Everything To Know About TelOne’s Blaze LTE Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please […]

How To Set Up WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock On Android & iOS

Just a few years ago, most of us used third-party apps to lock WhatsApp to ensure the privacy of our chats, but now the messaging app has made the process much more convenient. Yes, we are talking about the fingerprint lock option, which is now available on both WhatsApp for Android and iOS. Although the […]

Watch: Finance Perm Sec Speaks On Financial Crisis, Inflation, 2% Tax & Sakunda

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[Updated] iOS Users Will Be Able To Watch Netflix Videos Within WhatsApp

Currently users of WhatsApp can watch any video posted on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook without leaving the app. However, if the video is on a platform other than the ones listed above, users will be directed to the respective apps if you have them on your phone, otherwise, you will have to watch the video […]

RBZ Reveals When New Bond Coins Will Be Issued & How They Will Look

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has just revealed that the new $2 Bond coins will be issued on the 11th of November, next week Monday. Although the central bank hasn’t yet released the specimen of the $2 Bond coin, it has listed the features of the new coin. Here’s the statement that RBZ has released: […]

Update Your Google Chrome Browser Now!

Chrome users on Windows, macOS and Linux should update their browser immediately to version 78.0.3904.87. Anything older than that is plagued by two vulnerabilities that are being exploited in the wild right now. The first one is “CVE-2019-13720” and concerns the browser’s audio component, while the second one is “CVE-2019-13721” and it lies on the […]

Government Not Paying Its Broadcasting Services Bills, Owes $16 Million

As the country’s sole broadcaster, ZBC has been largely used by the state and Zanu PF to showcase their events. Whilst individuals households are known to be notorious in not paying dues to ZBC, it turns out that the government itself owes US $16 million to the state broadcaster. This was revealed by the Chairperson […]

President Will Soon Start To Monitor Fuel Stocks At Every Service Station

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Government will introduce an electronic system that will monitor and manage fuel stocks at service stations across the country. The fuel management system will be introduced as a response to malpractices happening in the fuel sector such as fuel hoarding which are causing artificial shortages. The fuel management system […]

Powertel Releases New Voice & Data Tariffs

Powertel has released new voice tariffs on the heels of similar moves by telecom operators. Not only did Powertel increase voice tariffs but also mobile data tariffs as well. Check out the new tariffs Notice to our valued customers — PowerTel Zimbabwe (@PowerTelZW) November 1, 2019 Also read: Powertel Owes $3 Million In License […]

Facebook Working On Encrypting Messenger’s Audio & Video Calls

Mark Zuckerberg had disclosed in March that Facebook would be encrypting all messaging services. It appears that the social network is finally working on making that a reality. According to popular tipster Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is testing encrypting video and audio calls over Messenger in Secret mode. However, this does not mean all calls […]

WhatsApp’s Fingerprint Unlock Feature Now On Android. Here’s How To Enable It

Have you updated your WhatsApp? If not, then you should update the messaging app right now as WhatsApp has rolled out its new feature for Android users. With the help of WhatsApp, users exchange their photos, videos, messages, and other stuff. Therefore, it requires the utmost security to protect personal data. So, WhatsApp now allows […]