Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

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 […]

How To Sign Up For ZESA’S Online Portal

ZESA has a pretty comprehensive Self-Service portal but the only problem is the fact that ZESA hasn’t educated consumers on how to use the thing! After signing up for the portal I realised it’s really useful and contains information and functions such as: Token purchase trend from 2014 A service statement with all electricity purchases […]

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 […]

How To Watch DStv On 5 Devices At No Extra Cost

If you live in a household that has many people who clash on what to watch on DStv, then you’d be glad to know that you can watch your DStv subscription on 5 different platforms. On these 5 different platforms each person can get to choose what they want to watch on DStv without affecting […]

How To Remotely Access Your Computer From Your Phone

Google has made it possible to access your Windows desktop or your Mac from your phone, even if its an Android phone or an iPhone. And it doesn’t have to be iPhone for macOS, you can mix and match – all you need is the Chrome Remote Desktop app running on both devices. Here I […]

How To Turn Off All WhatsApp Notifications

At times, the WhatsApp notifications can be overwhelming. Of course, you won’t uninstall WhatsApp just to avoid WhatsApp notifications. The other option that’s available is to turn off your mobile data or Wi-Fi. But the problem with that is that it will stop notifications from all other apps that need to connect to the internet. […]

How To Use Your Android Phone As Mouse And Keyboard For Your Computer

The humble mouse is one of the most ubiquitous peripherals associated with computers. When you use a laptop, you may opt to connect a mouse, but how would you like the idea of using your phone as a trackpad or touchpad on a laptop? Using Monect PC Remote Monect PC Remote is basically an app […]

ZESA Meter Can Charge You For Your Generator’s Power If You Connect Wrong

So one of our readers made a complaint to ZESA that their pre-paid meter was billing them for power they were consuming from their generator during load shedding hours. We got curious and how that could be possible. The explanation is simple really: Before pre-paid meters Before ZESA introduced pre-paid meters, the usual way to […]

​How To Backup Contacts On Android & Access Them On Another Phone

While moving to a new device, the top priority for almost everyone is shipping your contacts to the new device. Android offers multiple ways to backup and export contacts. In this post, I will guide you through 2 easy ways to do that. The methods mentioned below are quite useful to backup contacts online and […]

Microsoft Confirms You’ll Be Able To Receive Calls From Your Phone On Your Computer Soon

An update coming to Window’s Your Phone app will add some major functionality to the application that connects your device to your computer. In its current form, the application already gives you access to photos on your phone, along with access to notifications and messages. Next up on the list of features coming to Your […]

How To Connect Your PS4/Xbox Controller To Your Smartphone

Turns out, connecting your PS4 controller to your mobile phone is pretty damn easy. You may have heard about the Call Of Duty Mobile game which just came out. I decided to download it and take it for a spin. This new Call of duty made me wonder how I could connect my PS4 controller […]

Opera’s Gaming Browser Uses Less RAM and CPU Power Than The Normal Opera

Opera recently announced the GX browser and it’s targeted at gamers and comes with features such as a performance control centre, themes as well as twitch integration. The truth is I’m not a PC gamer so I’m not best placed to review such a product. Because this is the case I’ll just be taking a […]

How To Send WhatsApp Messages To Many People Without Creating A Group

When you are asked,”how can one send WhatsApp messages to many people at once”, a lot of people will answer,” by sending a message in a WhatsApp group”. Whilst that’s true, its also not the ideal and the most effective way of sending WhatsApp messages to many people. Why? Simply because in many WhatsApp groups […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Send WhatsApp Message Without Saving A Number

Of course, you can send a WhatsApp message to a group contact without saving the number. However, if you need to send a message to someone for the first time, then you have to add the number to your contact list. But guess what? With the Click to Chat feature WhatsApp offers, you can start […]

How To Get Dark Mode On WhatsApp For Desktop 

While WhatsApp boasts a range of cool features, it’s lagging behind many other messaging apps including its sibling, Facebook Messenger, when it comes to the implementation of dark mode. As someone who sometimes work on WhatsApp Desktop especially while working on a computer, I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of a native dark mode in the […]

ZB Bank Launches WhatsApp Banking Platform. Here’s How To Get Started

Barely 3 weeks ago we wrote about ZB Bank promising to launch a WhatsApp banking platform. Well, now it has finally launched it. Send “Hi” to ZB Bank’s WhatsApp number: 0731440440; to start accessing banking services. It’s that simple. Who can use it? Unlike Steward bank’s WhatsApp banking platform (Sosholoza) that can be use […]

How To Download Google Maps For Use When You Don’t Have Data Or Internet Connection

Navigating with Google Maps over a mobile data connection can rack up a hefty amount of usage over a short period of time, especially if you don’t have your own Wi-Fi hotspot. Fortunately, Google has hooked us up with a feature that downloads entire regions of Maps over a Wi-Fi connection, letting you complete your […]

How To Find Fuel With YoMix App

Late last week, YoMix added a new feature which will help motorists to locate service stations that have fuel. Here’s how you can access/use the feature: Update your YoMix Log in or Sign up to get into YoMix Switch on your location. On my Samsung, I can do it by simply pulling down the quick […]

How To Sell Your US Dollars On EcoCash’s Mobile Phone Bureau de Change

EcoCash has introduced a handy way of selling your US Dollars for Zim Dollars from the palm of your hand. Here’s how it’s done Go to an Econet shop Deposit your US Dollars into your EcoCash FCA Wallet. Sell your US Dollars whenever you want by dialling *150# Choose option 1 (Bureau De Change) And […]

The More ZESA You Use, The More You Pay- Here’s How It Works

ZESA has announced a new billing system for domestic consumers of electricity. Instead of paying a flat rate, they want to cushion households that use less power somewhat. Fullard Gwasira, the ZESA PR Manager said: The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company would like to advise its valued customers that it has now started implementing […]

Answers To Questions About The Zimsec Online Results Portal

Who can view/access results Only “registered candidates who sat for the examinations” can view their results on the Zimsec portal. What is the web address of the Zimsec portal? The portal is accessible on two web addresses, which are: I’m failing to view my results. What can I do? It seems like the […]

Hidden Gems: How To Buy (A Couple Of) Cheap Bundles On YoMix

Do you remember the good old YoMix days when you could buy 400MB for 85 cents? Certainly you do. Sadly, the continuing economic turmoil keeps on increasing the cost of doing business so even YoMix itself had to adjust its sweet deal into what some are now saying is a sour deal. Even in the […]

Zimtribes Is An Online Platform For Keeping Track Of & Uploading Family Lineages

If ever you’ve wondered how long your family line extends or if the idea of keeping such information tickles your fancy, then Zimtribes is the website you’ve been waiting for. Zimtribes in their own words is “… a platform where families can record and keep track of their history or lineage information that will help […]

Here’s An App That Can Make You Create A Fake WhatsApp Chat/Conversation

Do you want to create fake WhatsApp chat and conversations to make someone believe that you talked about something with someone on WhatsApp? With the help of a third party app, creating a fake WhatsApp chat and pranking your friends is super easy. Just enter the name of the person you want to have a […]

Tired Of Exorbitant Charges When Sending Money Using EcoCash? Send $1000 & Get Charged 35c Using MyCash

I’ve heard a lot more grumbles when people send money using EcoCash. Why? Well, the general feeling is that doing so costs an arm and a leg and if there were an alternative a number of people would consider flocking to that. Well, MyCash Send2Cell is that alternative that you might want to check out […]

5 Best Apps To Download Your Contact’s WhatsApp Status Videos And Photos

Stop irritating people by asking them to send you funny or touching videos and pictures they would have posted on their WhatsApp Status. Rather, just download for yourself the picture or video they would have posted on the status. How do you download things posted on WhatsApp status? The answer is: WhatsApp status downloader apps. […]

How To Send Photos In WhatsApp Without Losing Their Quality

Over the years, WhatsApp has been increasing its features portfolio. But what has remained unchanged, so far is how WhatsApp transfers these image files. For effective transfer of pictures, WhatsApp reduces the image resolution to roughly a third of its original resolution. Though nothing changes much on a phone screen, the image loses much of […]

How To Schedule Texts To Send Later On Samsung

Ideas can hit you out anytime, but texting loved ones in the early hours of the morning or during work hours isn’t always ideal. So you will want to send a message at a better time to ensure it gets the attention it deserves. Samsung Messages lets you do just that by scheduling messages to […]