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#EcoCash zero rates merchant payments on Thursdays, Government imposes 5% health tax on Telecoms Operators Ep22

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Ecobank MasterPass. Check out what it is and how to use it.

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#WhatsApp to introduce a payment feature, #TelOne to introduce a streaming bundle Ep21

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Ndeipi Zimbabwe’s feature rich instant messaging app Ep3

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Latest news roundup. Banks making record profits, #Strive secures #FIFA 2018 broadcasting rights for #Kwese Ep20

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#TechzimDeals brings you Strom Load Shed-Proof Led Lamp. Loadshedding won’t leave you in the dark with this one

It’s Friday and here is the deal: So visualize this. You’re in the living room enjoying some tv after a long day at work. Unexpectedly a blackout hits you and before you know it you are feeling your way to where you think the torch/lantern is. In the process your shins and toes will be […]


#TechzimDealsFriday Reimagining the standard adapter here is the PowerCube

It’s Friday and here is the deal: PowerCube is essentially a cube designed power adapter with a couple of nifty features up its sleeve. So yes it offers you multiple power outlets from a single power outlet but it does so in a fashion that you would prefer docked in plain sight rather than tucked […]


Friday Deal: Bluetooth remote controlled selfie stick by Amplify

Selfie sticks are now a modern age accessory offering a new angle towards self portrait photography. Now there are many many selfie sticks out there of all varieties but the common flaw has been they are not universal. It can work well on Android devices but end up killing an iPhone. Amplify however now comes […]


WhatsApp status is back! Here is how to use it.

With the frustration of many of you from the new temporary form of the WhatsApp status, your cries have been heard. We give you the old status. 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 […]


TeleCash stops DStv payments, WhatsApp no longer just a messaging platform

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WhatsApp has evolved from just being an affordable communication tool

When WhatsApp stepped into the scene is had a simple selling point. To be the most affordable and convenient messaging application there is. However looking at the usage of this popular communication tool and how it has evolved, one might wonder if it still needs to be classified as a messaging tool. WhatsApp as a […]


Why I hate the new Nokia 3310

The Nokia 3310 is out and all die hard Nokia fans are buried deep in nostalgia. However i’m not too fond of the device at all. Here is why. To me the 3310 evolved itself from being just another Nokia model to being its own brand. Now I get that the 3310 was supposed to […]


Bond notes worth more than their face value?

Bond notes have surfaced on a popular online shopping website eBay with a $2 bond note retailing for up to $15 at the time of writing. Interesting however, the sellers of these bond notes seem to be concentrated in Germany where the Zimbabwean currency was once being printed back in the day which can purely be […]


EaseUS Partition Master, the last disk management tool you will need

Enough of the times we have fallen victim to software crashes resulting in loss of precious data. What frustrates the most is that the data stored on the disk will be fine and it is just the operating system that would be malfunctioning. To rectify this situation has been an issue of performing a clean […]


WhatsApp Shutting down WhatsApp Web for Symbian and Blackberry OS

The future is only but dimmer for the feature phones and smartphones of yesteryear with WhatsApp ending WhatsApp web support for Symbian and Blackberry equipped devices. WhatsApp Web/Desktop: removed the support for Symbian and BlackBerry! pic.twitter.com/catELvdSyK — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 20, 2017 This comes after WhatsApp ended support for a number of devices on December […]


Blackberry OS market share hits the 0.0% mark

Things are not looking good at all in Blackberry’s back yard with their shrinking market share falling to a rock bottom 0.0%. According to Gartner analytics Blackberry managed to ship out 207 000 smartphones in Q4 2016 which is a 22.8% decline from its Q4 shipments in 2015 of 906 000 units. Recently Blackberry partnered […]


Here is a list of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017

It is going to be quite a big year folks. The titans of the smartphone arena are out for blood and we cannot wait to see the offerings that will take centre stage at the annual Mobile World Congress later this month. Here is a line up of what we can expect. Huawei Huawei will […]


Ransomware a rampant force in local companies according to ProComm and Check Point Software Technologies

Cyber security is a very hot topic the world over and has been a cause of concern the world over with companies big and small falling victim to a malicious attack known as RansomWare. A local Cybersecurity firm, ProComm Group, says Zimbabwean companies have been the victim of RansomWare on numerous occasions. Some companies have […]


The full scoop on Google’s mission to train 1 million Africans

As you may have read from our most recent post, Google is on a mission to train 1 million Africans on fundamental IT skills. Zimbabwe is also included in this road map and after a conversation with Trust Nhokovedzo the coordinator for training in Zimbabwe we were able to get more details on what exactly this […]


Worry less when you lose your data. EaseUS data recovery has you covered

Enough of the time people have lost data from various incidents and in most cases it’s the data that you need the most that gets lost into cyberspace. Sure a lot of data recovery applications exist but how do you choose from such a vast list. Well let us help you with that. EaseUS Data […]


Your WiFi bundles running out too soon? Your WiFi security might be killing you

Most if not all households or companies with WiFi installed be it ADSL or Fiber make use of security keys to prevent unauthorized users from consuming their data and congesting their bandwidth. This method for most of the part is holding up fine. However technology is ever advancing and the older the tech you are […]


WhatsApp’s latest update focuses on gender equality emoji

As if the previous inventory of emoji was not enough, Whatsapp has pushed out an update with a whole entourage of new emoji. If you look closely you will see how WhatsApp is trying to resolve gender equality in the new inventory of emoji putting male and female versions of each human emoji. Careers also […]


Are you into IT and have always wished to work for Google? Here is your chance

If you always wanted to work for Google you should be happy to hear that Google is looking for people in Zimbabwe who have at least a diploma in IT who want to get involved in the Digital Africa Google Program to train one million young Africans aged between 25-35years of age on basic IT […]


Apple enjoys a minute victory over Samsung claiming top spot as Top Global smartphone vendor

Apple is enjoying very healthy sales of its iPhone with it’s 2016 Q4 sales trumping those of Samsung by a claimed 800 000 units. Apple’s market share for Q4 2016 was 17.8%, a whole 0.1% lead over Samsung’s 17.7% making it the top global smartphone vendor. However the hit to Samsung’s sales is attributed to […]


A quarter of Zimbabweans are using ‘Unknown’ imitation smartphones

A whopping 24.83% of Zimbabweans are enjoying their window to the digital space through ‘unknown’ imitation smartphones making up the second largest chunk of mobile and tablet vendor market share in Zimbabwe. The most popular brand of smartphones and tablets is currently Samsung and surprisingly third place is Nokia pulling strong at 11.04% which means […]


iOS users can now send WhatsApp messages when offline

iPhone users have been graced by a new update from WhatsApp that allows them to send messages whilst they are offline. How it does this is you can send a message with no connection and the messages are queued until the device is back online. Previously this was not possible as if the device was […]


Why smartphone batteries seem to deplete faster when cold than when warm

Enough of the times I have always had overheating issues with a couple of of my smartphones because of the relatively heavy usage I put them through. Once the heat got too much to handle then it was off to the refrigerator where I would leave my smartphone to cool off. I would always leave […]


WhatsApp working on a feature that informs your mates when your battery gets too low.

WhatsApp development forum WABeta says it is working on a feature that notifies the person you are video chatting with of your low battery.   In latest WhatsApp beta for Android versions, the user can receive a notification about low battery level during a call. #whatsappbeta pic.twitter.com/OntCDXo4y7 — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 29, 2017 WhatsApp beta […]


Ace Thinker’s no frills solution for an iPhone screen recorder

There are a number of screen recorders out there but none quite like the Ace iPhone screen recorder. The major takeaway is how completely simple it is to mirror a well as record your iPhone display on your Windows or Mac PC. The Application utilizes the iPhone or iPad’s Airplay protocol to connect to the […]


3D failed to take off but here is why it is a good thing

A couple of decades back, the television was invented. It was designed to provide audible entertainment with an added visual dimension to it and up to now engineers have been battling it out to improve the technology even further. Since the dawn of televisions the main focus has been producing the best visual experience using […]