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What To Do If You Forget Your Password/Pin On Your Android Phone

One of the most important things you can do to secure your smartphone is to apply a lock screen password, sometimes also known as a passcode. This way, no one can access your private information or data if your phone is lost or stolen. So what happens if you forget your passcode and get locked […]


Here Are 3 Simple Ways To Save Data On WhatsApp

Mobile data is something that everyone is always trying to save. Some users have WiFi, but not everyone is lucky enough to have one. It can be tricky to use save data when you use our most popular commutation tool, WhatsApp. Unbeknownst to me, there are simple ways that can ease your worry about how […]


How To Know If Someone Has Blocked You On WhatsApp

There are times when you want to know if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp or they are just ignoring your messages. While there’s no foolproof method, here are some things you can do to find out if you have been blocked. Check Last Seen When a contact blocks you on WhatsApp, you will not […]


How To Turn On Dark Mode In Google Chrome For Android

A lot of users are obsessed with Dark Mode these days and they have good reason to be. If you use an OLED display dark mode themes save on your battery life. If you’re not an OLED display user the dark modes still come in handy because they place less strain on your eyes if […]


How To Set A Unique Notification Tone For Each WhatsApp Contact

Are you thinking of ways to know when particular contact texts or calls in Whatsapp without actually turning on the screen? The solution is super simple. You just have to tweak some customisation settings in WhatsApp. That way when the chosen contact interacts with you on WhatsApp, you will hear a different notification sound than […]


What To Do And What Not Do If Your Phone Drops In Water

It happens to all of us eventually. Maybe it’s a spilled drink, or a dip in the toilet but the end result is a wet phone. In order to avoid expensive repair costs or being forced to buy an entirely new phone, wet phones need to be dried quickly to prevent damage. Here are some […]


How To Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

It’s not only our phones that we would like to preserve their power during the load shedding, but our beloved laptops too. There are things that you can do to save your laptop’s battery so that you can use these handy computers for long. Turn down your brightness Your display is a huge drain on […]


How To Check Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery On Your Android Phone

You can’t be too careful to make sure your phone’s battery is not being wasted by unecessary apps during the-just-started load shedding. To avoid spending hours without chatting because your battery has run dry, you can find out exactly where that power is going and then shut down unecessary apps. Android’s Battery screen shows you […]


Instead Of Using The USSD To Access The EcoCash Business Wallet, Use This App

Remember last year EcoCash introduced the EcoCash Business Wallet, which businesses can use to move their EcoCash funds freely? The wallet allows businesses to move as much as $50 000 a month depending on the size of the business. The Business Wallet was only accessible through the USSD, *152# when it was introduced. As a […]


How To Bid And List (Buy and Sell) On Bid Buddie

Econet has entered the scene of e-commerce with its online auction Bid Buddie. Folks who were desperate to get rid of their of preloved stuff will now head to Bid Buddie to earn some money from those who need them, buyers. If you were wondering how you can work your way around Bid Buddie (to […]


Google Will Soon Allow You “Auto-Delete” Location History

Google’s location tracking was essentially a “go big or go home” proposition as you could either turn it on and have them track you or you could turn it off entirely. Both options were far from ideal and the recent addition that will allow you to auto-delete after a certain time period is more than […]


Autoplay Videos Wasting Your Data On Facebook, Twitter And YouTube? Here’s How To Stop Them

While I appreciate watching videos on social networks, I don’t like the autoplay feature. All major social media networks have videos set to autoplay. It’s annoying considering there are times when I’m just casually browsing on my Twitter (or Facebook, YouTube etc.) Feed and all of a sudden a video starts playing. The autoplay videos […]


How To Download Your Contact’s WhatsApp Status Videos And Photos

Since WhatsApp Status came along on WhatsApp, the section has become an entertainment spot for those times when you are bored. Sure there are those friends who post real solemn personal stuff, or even spiritually uplifting things, but then there are those who simply make you laugh. However, there is this (annoying) habit of people […]


What To Do If Your WhatsApp Account Is Stolen

You can be at a loss as what to do if you think that your WhatsApp account has been stolen. If only WhatsApp was used with Sim card only, you’d call your service provider to block the line. However, blocking the line has no effect since WhatsApp can be used even without a SIM card […]


How to Install Google Chrome Extensions/Plug-Ins On Your Android Phone

For many users, extensions/plug-ins are the most important thing for a web browser. Google Chrome users have a long list of extensions which they love using on the desktop. However, there is no support for Chrome Extensions on Android devices which makes the mobile experience not as good as desktop. However, that doesn’t mean that […]


How To Use WhatsApp Business With A Landline Number

WhatsApp Business gives companies and customers a secure way to communicate with each other. The app also brings with it an interesting new function: it allows you to set up your WhatsApp (Business) account using a landline number instead of your mobile number. Although WhatsApp Business is designed for use by businesses, anybody can download […]


How To Schedule WhatsApp Messages For Them To Be Sent Later

We have all been in situations where we are super tired and want to sleep but can’t, because we have to send a happy birthday message early in the morning to that special person before anyone else does. What do you do in situations like these? You obviously take painswaking up during the middle of […]


How To Block Game Of Throne Spoilers (And Other Shows)

Game of Thrones Season 6 8 is here and if you’re not up for waking up at 4am to watch it because you have a life. You have work, school or whatever other responsibilities that life throws your way. The risk, however, of not waking up and watching when the show is being aired is […]


How To Record WhatsApp Calls On Android

WhatsApp is a great messenger app with a number of features including both video and audio calls. But there is one feature that has been missing for a while (even in modded apps) and that is call recording. Of course, there is a major concern of misuse with call recordings, but sometimes we desperately need […]


Twitter’s Dark Mode Is Getting Much Darker

Twitter was one of the first applications to embrace a dark mode but the only problem I have with Twitter’s dark mode is that the colour is slightly off… It’s always been a dark blue and not black and I can’t speak for you but that kind of pissed me off. Twitter has now decided […]


How To Download Your Google+ Photos And Videos Before It Shuts Down On 31 March

The end is nigh for Google Plus. The social network will cease to exist on the 31st of this month. And all the precious data you had saved in Google Plus will be long gone if you don’t download it before this month’s last day. If you want to avoid that, then download your files […]


Video: Watch How To Buy Tickets Online On Click n Pay

Also read: How To Buy E-tickets For The ‘Zimbabwe Vs Congo’ Match 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 not work. {{error_message}} {{error_message}}


Mozilla Now Has A Free Encryted File Sending Website

According to Mozilla, they’ve always been committed to people’s security and privacy. Heck, it’s actually part of their Manifesto and because that’s so important to them they recently launched Firefox Send. Send is a free encrypted file transfer service that allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser When you send the file […]


Use These Websites To Check Whether Your Online Accounts Were Hacked Or Not

Many users increasingly feel concerned about the safety of their data online as data breaches become quite common these days. If you are one among many people who would like to know whether your online accounts are safe or not, here are platforms you can use to check: Have I Been Pwned – www.haveibeenpwned.com This […]


After Getting Banned For Using Fake WhatsApp Apps, Here’s How To Switch To The Official WhatsApp App Without Losing Your Chats

Although you might think WhatsApp is being cruel to (threaten to) temporarily ban you from WhatsApp if you are using the likes on GB WhatsApp, WhatsApp Gold, WhatsApp Plus etc. (these type of apps are called modded apps), but by allowing you to move/transfer your chat from a modded app to the official app should […]


Answers To All Your Questions About Sending Money From South Africa To Zimbabwe With EcoCash

I know some people have unanswered questions concerning the EcoCash Remit service that allows people in South Africa to send money to Zimbabwe using EcoCash. So I have compiled a long list of Question and Answer so that you really know how this service works. What Is EcoCash Remit? EcoCash Remit is a remittance service […]


How To Remap The Keys On Your Computer’s Keyboard In Linux And Windows

Here is one of those things you probably did not know about me. I touch type. Okay. Even though I spend hours on my computer I rarely ever look at the keyboard. All I have to do is to reach for the F and J keys and I am good to go. My fingers will […]


How To Send Money From South Africa With EcoCash

EcoCash has finally remembered our brothers and sisters in South Africa by blessing them with the EcoCash remit service, which enables them to send money using EcoCash directly into the EcoCash wallets of people in Zimbabwe. You may be wondering how that is all done, here’s how: First, register on the website or on the […]


{Updated} How To Transfer Money From OneMoney, Telecash To EcoCash And Vice Versa

Let’s talk about the long-desired feature introduced by Steward bank yesterday that enables people to transfer money between wallets. That’s the magic of Sosholoza: you can move money between Telecash and OneMoney and EcoCash through Steward Bank’s WhatsApp banking service. You can also move money between these aforementioned wallets to any bank too. You are […]


Watch: How Steward Bank’s Sosholoza Works

Watch a demonstration of what really you can do with Sosholoza, a revolutionary feature that Steward Bank introduced yesterday. Also Read: Steward Bank Is The New EcoCash, Bigger And Stronger Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on […]