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Hwindi Starts Quoting Prices In US Dollars But You Can Still Pay In Zim Dollars

Hwindi has just introduced a pricing structure. From now on, the ride-hailing start-up quotes it’s prices in USD but the rides will be payable in Zim Dollars. To introduce the the pricing structure, Hwindi took advantage of a provision in the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act that allows businesses to quote prices […]

Uninstall These 2 Popular Android Apps From Your Phone. Again, They Have Malware

Google has taken down two popular selfie-camera filter apps from Play store for hosting illegal adware in them. Wandera security research team, detected two shady apps, Sun Pro Beauty Camera and Funny Sweet Beauty Camera, which have garnered combined installations of 1.5 million on Android phones. It has come to light that Sun Pro Beauty […]

New Econet Data Bundles Prices (September)

I guess it’s no longer news that Econet and it’s peers are increasing their data tarrifs every month. Anyway, take a look at the new Econet data bundles tarrifs: Daily data bundles Weekly data bundles Monthly data bundles Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: […]

Telecel Silently Increases Data Prices & Its Subscribers Don’t Mind

Telecel has taken the quiet route of just hiking its data prices without warning subscribers. Reviewing prices these days is usually preceded by a announcement that warns subscribers of an impending review but Telecel didn’t do, it just woke up telling its customers the prices. It’s not a requirement in the telecoms industry but it’s […]

Forget WhatsApp Pay, Facebook Pay Is Coming To WhatsApp

Wabetainfo has just spotted a new payment gateway WhatsApp is working on. The payment feature called, Facebook Pay will reportedly be available not only on WhatsApp but also on other apps owned by Facebook, which are Instagram and Messenger. Here’s a screenshot of how WhatsApp’s payment feature will look: According to Wabetainfo, the feature is […]

ZUPCO To Open More Kiosks Selling Tap Cards, Urges Passengers To Buy

ZUPCO is promoting a cashless society through encouraging it’s customers to use tap cards for paying their fares instead of cash. A tap card is card that one can use to make a payment by simply tapping (rather than ‘swiping’), courtesy of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Tap cards are a win-win product for both […]

ZESA Wants To Increase Tarrifs Again

Despite not having electricity for the better part of the day, ZESA is considering to hike it’s power tarrifs again just last month. According to a report by Equity Axis, ZESA CEO, Eddington Mazambani told the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development that the adverse movements in exchange rates and increase in inflation is […]

Reactions To 2% Tax Ruling & Mthuli Ncube Response

Right now, Twitter is awash with comments about yesterday’s court ruling on the 2% tax. Take a look at just a few of the comments What a arrogant message from one who clearly is now basking in the illusion of invincibility shared by all in Zanupf. That tax is punitive and unjustifiable considering the failure […]

Telegram Mocks WhatsApp’s File Transfer Size Limit

Recently, WhatsApp took to Twitter to flaunt its file transfer limit of 100MB but the feedback wasn’t what they (WhatsApp) expected. Telegram took the opportunity to mock WhatsApp’s relatively tiny 100MB file transfer limit. What happened WhatsApp tweeted telling its users that if they are stressed about the limitation on email attachments, the file transfer […]

Are SMSs Asking OneMoney Customers To Reset Their Pins & Receive $2 Legit?

Local financial institutions are increasingly warning their customers about tricks fraudsters are employing to swindle them their money. So when one sees a text message from OneMoney telling them that they can change their pincode, they get suspicious. Indeed, OneMoney users are receiving it’s text messages telling them that if they have forgotten their mobile […]

WhatsApp ‘Delete For Everyone’ Isn’t For Everyone As It Doesn’t Delete Media Files Sent To iPhones

We are all guilty of sending messages, especially media files to someone on WhatsApp who shouldn’t look at them. Luckily, WhatsApp introduced the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature that allows us to “unsend” or delete our mistakes. But did you know that this potentially ‘life-saving’ feature contains an unpatched privacy bug that leaves many of its […]

Mthuli Ncube Says 2% Tax Will Still Be Levied & He Explains Why

We all have been wondering if today’s court ruling puts an end to the collection of the 2% tax. Finally, Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube has issued a statement saying that you will stay pay the tax despite the court’s ruling because Statutory Instrument 205/2018 (which was found to be illegal today) was validated by under […]

MDC Issues Statement On 2% Tax Court Ruling, Says “No Amount Of Scarf” Justifies Breaking Laws

Following today’s court ruling against the controversial 2% tax, the largest opposition party MDC has issued a statement commenting on the ruling. Here’s the statement: High Court outlaws ED government’s illegal tax In a landmark case argued by MDC Vice President Hon. Tendai Biti, the High Court today outlawed government’s two per cent tax on […]

What’s The Implication Of The Nullification Of 2% Tax By High Court?

Earlier on, we wrote about the High Court ruling which nullified the controversial 2% tax. But there’s still a question on how the ruling will affect the current state of things. Before we give you the answer, its important to know where we are coming from. Background to 2% tax Mthuli Ncube was appointed to […]

Breaking: High Court Sets Aside 2% Tax Introduced By Mthuli Ncube Last Year

Fresh news coming out from High Court is that Justice Zhou has set aside the Statutory Instrument(SI), SI 205/2018 which was used to introduce the 2% tax. The case was argued by prominent lawyer and Former Finance Mnister, Tendai Biti. We are not yet sure if the ruling is for the case we wrote about […]

2 Ways To Send WhatsApp Messages Without Saving A Number

You all know that you can’t send a message without saving someone’s number. The only exception is when the number has been sent to you via WhatsApp, that’s the only scenario you can send a message to an unsaved number. Luckily they are a couple of hacks one can use to send messages on WhatsApp […]

EcoCash Issues Same-Old Statement Warning It’s Rogue Agents Against ‘Selling Money’

This week EcoCash is making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. A couple of prominent organisations, ZACC and NBC have expressed their criticism on the failure by EcoCash to deal with rogue agents that are putting a premium on cash-out transactions. Owing to that, EcoCash has released a statement distancing itself from the unscrupulous […]

CBZ Dismisses Fake USD Notes Allegations, Says The Notes Didn’t Come From Them

Following posts on social media that it had issued fake notes, CBZ has just released a statement dismissing the circulating post. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime because this page will […]

4 Ways To Easily Buy Telecel & Netone Airtime With EcoCash

There are many ways to skin a cat. And also there many ways of buying airtime using EcoCash from us, Techzim. Today I will share with you 4 ways that you can use to buy airtime with EcoCash. On site- at the end of the article The most seamless way one can buy airtime is […]

WiFi 6 Launched, It’s Way Faster Than Your Current WiFi

The next generation of WiFi is here. WiFi Alliance, an organization that oversees the implementation of WiFi standards, has officially started its WiFi 6 certification program. This means that manufacturers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will now be able to get their products certified to carry the WiFi 6 branding. One of the biggest improvements […]

We Don’t Have Control Of All The Forex In The System That’s Why We Can’t Control Black Market – RBZ

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe revealed that the only way it can remove the black market is through controlling all the foreign currency in the economy. Appearering before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee yesterday, RBZ deputy governor Kupukile Mlambo said ,as reported by Herald: The existence of a parallel market is a reflection of shortages in […]

Netone Increases Data Bundles & OneFusion Prices. Here’s What You Now Pay

As you were warned yesterday, Netone has reviewed upwards its data bundles Fusion packages. Here’s what will you now pay: Daily bundles Weekly Bundles Monthly Bundles One Fusion Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone […]

National Business Council Gives EcoCash 48-hour Ultimatum To Deal With Its Agents Over Premium Charges

National Business Council (NBC) has now joined a growing chorus against the premium fees charged by EcoCash agents. NBC has given EcoCash 48 hours to get its house in order, by taking action against its unscrupulous EcoCash agents who are charging more than they are required to. If EcoCash doesn’t sort the issue out in […]

A Guide On Exporting WhatsApp Chats

When talking about daily communication in every aspect of our lives, it’s almost impossible not to mention WhatsApp. These days, in most part of the world, it’s where all the talking, sharing of news and information, and catching up happens. Both on PC and on mobile. While you can backup your chat so you can […]

iOS 13 Security Flaw Discovered A Few Days Before It’s Release

With the official release of iOS 13 just around the corner, iPhone users are anxiously waiting for the update to try out the new features. However, before you all get excited, a bug has been discovered in the developer version (beta) of the upcoming operating system that allows anyone to access the contacts via the […]

Google Maps Helps Solve 22-Year-Old Cold Case

The body of a Florida man missing for more than two decades was recently found after a property surveyor was checking out Google Maps and saw a car submerged in a pond.The body was of a guy who had disappeared on November 7, in 1997. Police said he had gone out for a night of […]

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Findings Justifies Setting Up Of Recruitment Portal For Nurses

The recently established (or annointed) Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) discovered gross corruption in the recruitment and selection process of trainee nurses. The corruption was unearthed after ZACC conducted sort of an audit at six major hospital in the country. ZACC’S spokesperson, John Makamure said: We carried out Systems Review exercises in five of the six […]

Watch: ZESA Explains How New Tarrif Model Works

ZESA introduced a new tarrif model some weeks ago which penalizes heavy electricity users. We once wrote about how the tarrif model works but if you didn’t understand it you can watch the following video: — Fortune Chasi (@fortunechasi) September 13, 2019 Also read: The More ZESA You Use, The More You Pay- Here’s […]

New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS, 1 Billion Phones At Risk

It seems as though we can’t escape a single day without hearing about a new widespread security exploit that puts us all at risk. Today, the new attack taking center stage is called Simjacker, and it was revealed by the folks at AdaptiveMobile Security. Simjacker is a potential cyber threat to all mobile operators and […]

Is ‘Data Rollover’ Facility Available To Every ZOL User? Your Answer

It was on the 24th of June when ZOL users received perhaps the best news from their service provider this year. The news was that unused data could now be rolled over the following month. Data rollover itself is almost self-explanatory. In simple terms, if your plan/package comes with 20GB of data to use in […]