Tough times are indeed a rich ground for scammers… Reportedly 10,000 Zimbabweans lost an estimated US$30 million to Ponzi Schemes this year. “At least 10,000 complainants reportedly lost over US$30 million between them. We have handled some 892 such cases involving thousands of complainants. The scammers quickly disappear after swindling the unsuspecting investors. Millions of […]
Last year, then Minister for Energy Fortune Chasi announced in a tweet that ZESA was undertaking a solar net metering program. The system would allow those who wanted to participate a way of supplementing the electricity shortfall in the country by feeding excess power they made from their private solar onto the national grid. The […]
Not so long ago I wrote a guide on how to unblock U.S Netflix and other services such as BBC iPlayer using an Openwrt router and SmartDNS. That guide is still valid but ever since I wrote that guide there has been a big development. The OpenWrt team released the latest stable version of OpenWrt-version […]
Zoom is now the byword for video conferencing because you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t used or at the very least heard of it. However, even though we are a year and some change into intermittent lockdowns there are still a few issues that some users have with clarity of audio when they […]
These past few weeks I have been writing about how state broadcasters in Zimbabwe and South Africa are finding it hard to collect licence fees. One suggestion I made about ZTV was how they should make it easy for people to pay their licence fees instead of just relying on inspectors to go door to […]
An OTP is one small sequence of numbers with a lot of power. If someone has this they can take over your digital life in so many ways. Which is why you must never share an OTP with anyone especially someone who says they sent it to you by mistake. Because that is most certainly a lie.
In this video we have a Television with a faulty backlight. We have a part that we want to swap out to see if this solves the backlight issue but in the process we shall be looking at the parts of a TV that make it work. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number […]
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How to reinstall Ubunti EFI partition after accidentally deleting it in Ubuntu 20.04
Beware of the “it looks like you” messages making the rounds on Facebook. Someone might be trying to hack your account, so here’s how to stay safe.
In this video we take a look at the various ways one can create a small gif from a short video clip. 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 […]
Here’s how you can use Cloudfare’s Warp+ VPN on Ubuntu Linux
Zimpricecheck has curated a list of options for folks travelling into Zimbabwe to access hard currency during this coming festive season. Access the list here. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime […]
Here are a couple of cool tricks you can use the next time you want to share large files over WhatsApp or Telegram
WhatsApp is one of the main apps that occupies a lot of storage but it’s often difficult to know what to delete. In this video we look at where WhatsApp stores it’s stuff and what we can delete without too much trouble. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): […]
Podcasts are among my favourite forms of entertainment. They often fill in the gaps when I am doing something like cleaning, on a drive to someplace or just kicking back and listening to a good interview or story. One of my favourites is Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast. It’s endlessly funny and is sometimes filled […]
City of Masvingo recently made it possible for residents to carry out bill enquiries and payments online. Masvingo council says availing a centralised system that digitalises all accounts information for ratepayers is motivated by improving ease of doing business. The website comes at a convenient time when residents will probably want to limit movements because […]
I think we have all encountered two-factor authentication (2FA) from time to time. This could have been when setting up an email or any other account online. 2FA is a measure that offers us a second layer of protection when we are logging in to Gmail or even ZOOM. After entering a password users get […]
A number of Techzim Community members have been asking if they could buy ZESA tokens using the Techzim Market. Electricity is one of those that we can’t do without and the more ways that are available to purchase it the better. In light of this, we are happy to say, you can now buy ZESA […]
Earlier this month, EcoCash announced that the deadline for moving funds for multiple account holders to one account was going to be 6 September. It seems a significant number of people missed the initial deadline and so they’ve extended it to the 25th. EcoCash users with multiple accounts will have to move them to a […]
Facebook in partnership with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) have announced a new feature to encourage people to donate blood. Starting today, Zimbabweans who are between 18-65 years old, will have the option to sign up as blood donors on Facebook, be notified when blood donor centres near them have an urgent need for […]
Zoom, in a blog post, has announced that two-factor authentication (2FA) will be made available to all accounts. This is a measure that will secure accounts from bad actors who may guess a meeting password or use someone else’s credentials. Two-factor authentication is a second layer of protection that requires the user to identify themself […]
The law and legal proceedings can be confusing. This is, in part, due to how complicated laws and legal proceedings are. Legal jargon is also something that makes the whole affair daunting. For anyone who finds themselves needing legal advice or assistance this usually means locating and contacting a lawyer. A possible solution is for […]
ZimSwitch has just rolled out a pretty huge upgrade to the ZIPIT platform. Before the upgrade, ZIPIT had one use case really – Transferring funds. ZIPIT Smart changes this up and now allows consumers to make purchases using ZIPIT Smart (as it is now known). Whilst it wasn’t impossible for merchants to take ZIPIT payments […]
There have been reports of WhatsApp messages that can crash the application. These messages are said to come in the form of vcards (the way we can send contacts on the platform) as well as just general messages. There was a similar issue a couple of years back when users reported on the “Black-Dot message“. […]
Online scams can’t seem to die and with how chaotic the economy is in Zimbabwe, they are now the breeding ground for people looking to get a quick buck. They vary from ZAR3500 worth of Pick n Pay vouchers to 50GB free data for any network valid for 60 days. In the video we explore […]
EcoSure recently unveiled a new package (EcoSure Pamwepo/Sisonke). As the name suggests the package is targeted at groups. EcoSure’s press material states that the package is “an effort to ensure that churches and other social groups have access to affordable insurance cover.” Pamwepo/Sisonke package is targeted at social groups “to ease the burden when a […]
In this video we take apart an HP Envy 17t and take a tour of what’s inside a laptop. We are replacing the old battery with a new one, upgrading the 128GB NVMe SSD to a 500GB NVMe SSD, removing old thermal paste and applying new one and lastly removing dust from the fan, heat […]