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Here Is How To Read Deleted Messages On WhatsApp

When someone deletes a message in WhatsApp you will see “This message was deleted.” It’s impossible not to be a bit curious about what the content of that message was. In October, WhatsApp rolled-out the functionality of allowing users to delete sent messages within a stipulated period. Though the feature was widely appreciated by many […]


How To Secure Your Android Device After Root

Rooting brings a lot of advantages to all the Android owners. With root access full customization of a device is possible. But rooting also makes the operational system too vulnerable to malware attacks, data breach, and other threats. How to protect your device after rooting? Read the post and find out. Best Ways To Keep […]


How To Check Your Polling Station Online Or Via Mobile Even Without Internet

It is super important to note that in the upcoming general and presidential elections  voting is very specific to respective polling stations. In the past, you could go to any polling station within your constituency but this year your registration is specific to a particular polling station. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has recruited the services […]


How To Secure Your Twitter Account (Even If Your Password Is Stolen)

Twitter has just revealed that users should urgently change their passwords to avoid being hacked. The company investigated potential breaches but concluded that there was “no indication of breach or misuse by anyone”. While Twitter’s investigation did not find indicators of abuse, it recommended that all Twitter users change account passwords and implement additional security […]


How To Protect Your Privacy During Your Job Hours?

If you have ever felt like big brother is watching you at work, it probably is. It is all happening due to the advent of technological tools and employee monitoring apps that let organizations monitor their employees like never before. With increased surveillance come increased concerns regarding privacy. Companies call it one of the ways […]


[Updated] With Elections On The Horizon Watch Out For The Fake News Storm That Is Coming

As we edge closer and closer to the elections this coming Monday, it seems one of the major concerns that people will have is how they can get a reliable stream of information. It’s certain there will be an increase in politically inclined fake news meant to influence people’s vote and even just to cause unrest. […]


If You Are Interested In Hacking, Check Out This Ethical Hacking Course: It’s Free!

When most people hear of hacking they are rarely aware that there are actually good hackers. These good hackers are more commonly known as ethical hackers. As with most good guys, ethical hackers rarely make the headlines but they are very important. Who is offering the course? The courses are being offered on the Guru99 […]


Facebook Accounts Being Hijacked: Here’s How To Protect Yourself

There’s been a recent trend on Facebook, and if you don’t like missing out you might have just been the victim of a clever browser hijacking tactic. Here’s how you can avoid the problem if you haven’t been caught in the crossfire and if you have here’s how to cleanse yourself of this cancer. How It […]


UK Company Looking For Zimbabwean Developers. Here’s Their Story And How To Apply

I recently called on Zimbabwean developers to be ready for a lot of jobs from around the world. We have interacted with a few companies from Europe and North America who are interested in recruiting techies from our backyard to outsource jobs to them. We already told you you about Secret Source who are recruiting […]


How To Download All The Information Facebook Has Of You

The ongoing scandal that Facebook is currently involved in has got many people concerned about their Facebook data. Facebook has since apologized for its negligence but however, some people want to know the information Facebook has about them so that perhaps they know they know how to use the platform better. What Facebook Knows First […]


‘Swipe’ Crimes On The Rise: Here’s How To Stay Safe

The use of debit cards in Zimbabwe has been gradually increasing over the years, spurred on by our cash crisis. One of the advantaged of migrating to a cashless society is that we are less vulnerable to having our hard cash stolen from us. Unfortunately, new technologies come with new risks. I think it may […]


Here’s How To Limit The Personal Data That Apps Can Access From Your Facebook Profile

After Facebook’s recent privacy breach left personal data of over 50 million users’ exposed I checked out the apps section on Facebook in a bid to see how many apps I’ve allowed to access my personal details and how to best ensure that they only access details I am comfortable with sharing. I realised that […]


Someone Could Be Mining Cryptocurrency Using Your Computer: Here’s How To Stay Safe

You are probably aware of the buzz that has been surrounding Cryptocurrencies of late. What you may not be aware of is the fact that people are mining cryptos remotely from browsers and other apps. Website owners and app developers have resorted to use of cryptocurrency mining scripts to use the CPU power of visitors […]


Windows Finally Issues A Fix (Sort Of) For Infamous Security Breaches. Here’s How To Protect Your Data

Microsoft has finally released an update for the Spectre and Meltdown flaws that were discovered in January. The vulnerabilities affected millions of Windows PC’s that had Intel and ARM CPU’s which is the bulk of the PC market. What is this Meltdown and Spectre? Ok, let me try my best to explain the two vulnerabilities […]


Digital Entrepreneurship: How To Serve The Community While Making Money In The Process

For a developing country such as Zimbabwe, digital entrepreneurship addresses challenges that negatively impact business such as market information poverty, exclusion from global supply chains, eroded profits, high financing costs, loss of control to intermediaries, and poor cost competitiveness. Societal challenges and problems which range from corruption, lack of infrastructure, no finance and unemployment can […]


How NetOne Users Can Register For EcoCash

After discovering that it’s now possible for NetOne subscribers to register for EcoCash we quickly went to an Econet Shop and indeed managed to register our line. It took some convincing for the Econet assistant to take us seriously as they were in the dark but we managed to convince them to try and register […]


How To Use The Africom ECG Dongle

We recently tested Africom’s ECG Dongle, which we stated identifies problems with the heart, such as heart disease, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy etc. Now, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to actually use the device. How to take an exam with the ECG Dongle. Download and install the ‘ECG Dongle’ application from the Google Play Store or […]


Facebook’s News Feed Changes Will Indeed Affect Your Business. Here’s How To Stay On Top Of It

Recently, Facebook announced a change on how its News Feed algorithm will work. This new algorithm intends on fostering the very reason why Facebook exists anyway (or at least I hope), to connect friends and family. Well, of course Facebook has always been connecting friends and family, but it seems that was no longer Priority […]


How to legally enjoy free Korean Drama series, movies and more

I will be honest, I tend to brand Korean drama series and movies as infantile, over emotional crap productions. There are lots of tears, hyperbolic plots that are as predictable as sunrise and sunset and worst of all banal captions (subtitles) in questionable English. My wife, sisters and sisters in law cannot get enough of […]


How to Record Calls on an Android Smartphone

Call recording apps work effectively when it comes to tracking all call records and keeping them in one place. These apps help you record all incoming and outgoing calls for better call management. Call recording apps allow you to record calls on demand. They also allow you to exclude certain contacts from call recording option […]


How to apply for the new diplomas and courses at TelOne Centre for Learning (TCFL)

Last week we wrote about the new diplomas and courses that TelOne Centre for Learning (TFCL) recently introduced. and launched during their graduation ceremony. Apart from just knowing they exist, it’s important to then know the whens and the hows of the application process etc. We contacted TFCL and here are the details that one […]


How to follow President Mugabe’s #StateHouse announcement live online… Facebook, ZBC and Twitter

The best way to follow the president’s announcement tonight is on the ZBC Facebook page, which is streaming it live here:   In case, your internet is not working properly however, you can also follow it on Twitter using the following hashtags: #StateHouse #ZimbabweCoup You can also follow live blogs on the following news sites: […]


How to Follow Online Updates of March to Statehouse #SolidarityMarch #FreshStart #MugabeMustGo

Every other Zimbabwean (at least those in Harare) seems to be going to join the march to statehouse or the Zimbabwe Grounds anti Mugabe Rally. We are clearly surprised by some of the people who are participating, you know those people you can’t ever convince to register to vote. let alone to actually vote! Now we […]


How to spot a fake Twitter account…

Of all social media networks, I reckon that twitter is the place where people go to get their news. In Zimbabwe to be more precise, it seems as if all the scoop on this ‘non-millitary takeover’ situation is on twitter. Because of that, there’s a high chance of dormant or even new twitter users to (re)surface. […]


Political Uncertainty In Zimbabwe. How To Stay Informed…

Over the last week, there has been quite a lot of news surrounding the political situation in Zimbabwe. WhatsApp groups have been in overdrive, as people hit the forward button on any and every message received, many-a-time without even verifying the contents of these messages. As there is an unprecedented amount of coverage on Zimbabwe […]


Everyone is now feeling uneasy on the internet. No worries, here’s how to Protect and Free yourself

The internet has always been about transcending boundaries and providing unfettered access to information in ways that traditional media and information sources such as libraries could not. For the most part, this has remained true. A person in Zimbabwe can read the New York Times as soon as article is published, we can use Skype […]


How To Get Bitcoin In Zimbabwe

There has been a craze for Bitcoin over the last few months with interest in the cryptocurrency being driven higher by the cash crisis in Zimbabwe worsens. There has been a lot of international interest in how much bitcoin trades for in Zimbabwe, premiums reaching as high as 85% here, though, in reality, the money […]


Apparently Bank Cards Can Be Cloned Easily, Here Is How To Stay Safe

Last week a man was arrested on charges of cloning a bank debit card and helping himself to thousands of  US dollars, or is it bond? Are they the same thing? Either way, he treated himself to thousands that were not his. The fraudster is one Bryan Gaha who allegedly cloned a Steward Bank debit […]


Beware of fake WhatsApps on the Play Store, check for this before downloading or updating

We have all experienced this, you are looking for an app on the official Android app store, the Play Store. You search for the app and the results show multiple apps with small variations in their names and icons. You have to be a ninja to know which one to download, much like it is […]


How To Complete Technites Registration and Become A Technite maybe even start installing Kwese

Techzim recently wrote about you could earn up to $1500 per month working as a Technite. This was mainly centred around installing Kwese TV, a satellite entertainment service, which has recently seen high demand from Zimbabweans. Today, we’re going to look at how to complete Technites registration so you can become a Technite and potentially […]