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Video:This is a $35 fancy looking speaker with a couple of tricks

In this video we check out the Touch Lamp portable speaker. It goes for just US$35 but provides a lot of features for the money. It’s a night light with 7 different lighting scenarios. It’s also a very high quality bluetooth speaker in terms of the sound it produces and the finish of the product. […]


Video: This might be the cheapest smart home alarm system you can buy

The Wifi Smart security kit is a do it yourself home security system that has some great features. It’s modular allowing you to add more sensors over time. All the components are wireless so you get ultimate freedom when positioning them and also no unsightly wires. You can even link it up with a smart […]


Video: TelOne DEOD TV app review. The good, the bad and why you should try it.

TelOne announced their DEOD Video streaming service in 2018 and they later made the service available on Android TV boxes and smart TVs. In this video we look at what the DEOD TV service does right, where they need to work on and why you should really consider it as an option for your home […]


Video: Here is how Facebook VAT will work in Zimbabwe

Facebook announced that from the 1st of Septermber 2020, it will be charging Zimbabwean customers 14.5% VAT on every purshase of their services. This means that if you want to promote your Facebook page or a facebook post you’ll be paying 14.5% more than you were before. In this video we shall look at how […]


Video: Zipit Smart brings EcoCash features to your bank account

Zimswitch is about to give ZIPIT an upgrade and new features include merchant services as well as cardless transactions. In this video we get some 1st impressions of how it all works. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code […]


Mobile games you should try out this month

Those of you who know me personally, know I’m BIG on gaming. I’m a console gamer first before anything else. Recent;y, I’ve been trying my hand at mobile games to see what’s on offer and to be honest, mobile games are surprisingly good! Over the month of August, I played give or take 15 Android […]


Video: How to spot an online scam

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 […]


Video: EcoCash sets daily limit at Z$5000. Who is hit hardest?

RBZ issued a monetary statement directing mobile money wallets to suspend agent accounts and set a daily limit of Z$5000. In this video we look at what this means for the average Zimbabwean as well as who is most affected. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or […]


Video: Huawei FreeBuds 3 review. Amazing sound but is the price worth it?

The Huawei FreeBuds 3 are the most sophisticated truly wireless buds that Huawei is making right now and are aimed squarely at the big names in truly wireless buds like the Airpods Pro, Galaxy Buds+ and Sony WF-1000X M3. In this video we take a look at how they feel and also most importantly how […]


Video: What is Telecel’s Virtual Office Service?

Telecel announced a couple of weeks ago that they will be launching a Virtual Office Service for businesses. But what exactly is a corporate APN and how does it work? Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on […]


Video: Econet Atom 3G Review, Is it better than a 12 year old goat?

This is a review of the KaiOS powered Econet Atom 3G and in this review we take a look at the KaiOS platform and what it has to offer. We also compare it to an iconic feature phone from 2008. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or […]


Video: How to open up and upgrade an HP Envy 17t laptop

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 […]


Video: Will a VPN work during an internet shutdown?

Internet shutdowns are the new norm in Zimbabwe and whenever one is imminent there is always talks of VPNs saving the day. In this video we explore how do VPNs work and if will they work when the internet is shut down. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): […]


Video: Watch out for these scams

A number of online scams alleging that they can make you money quickly are sprouting up everywhere. In this video we try and spot the common traits of these scams in the hope that people will not lose their hard earned money to these schemes. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: […]


Video: GTeL Infinity 8s review. Reasonably priced, reasonable value

GTeL recently unveiled their new budget smartphone, the GTeL Infinity 8s. It might be the best kitted smartphone GTeL has made for US$130 and in this video we see what it does right. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD […]


Video: TelOne’s new Network Operations Center. What is it all about?

TelOne unveiled their new Network Operations Center and this all you need to know about what it is and what it does. 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 […]


Video: From firing 9 Execs to suing the Office of the President here is a tale of ex NetOne CEO, Lazarus Muchenje

This is a video showing the timeline of Lazarus Muchenje’s tenure as CEO of NetOne. 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}}


Video: EcoCash to be integrated to Zimswitch. What does it mean?

RBZ announced that Zimswitch is now Zimbabwe’s national payment switch and that all monetary service providers are directed to integrate with it. What does this mean to me the customer? Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on […]


Video: We are ready to ditch the cables, Huawei EMUI desktop

With the Huawei PC manager you can manage and control your Huawei smartphone via your computer all without the presence of any wires. It’s not perfect but it’s ready enough to replace your USB cable. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial […]


Video: How to unlock blocked Econet SIM card

Ever locked your Econet sim after 3 failed attempts at guessing the pin? What if I told you that there is a very simple way of getting access to your PUK number Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code […]


Video: Apple & Google installed a COVID-19 tracker in everyone’s phone

In a bid to fight the spread of COVID-19, Google and Apple partnered up to add a COVID-19 contact tracing feature into Android and iOS. Here is how you can find it as well as how it will work. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney […]


Video: DroidVPN and free data. How does it work?

This is an explainer video on how DroidVPN works and why it’s used to access the internet for free. 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. […]


Video: WhatsApp reacts to RBZ law banning money changing ads on social media

The RBZ through the Financial Intelligence Unit recently issued a directive that makes it illegal for one to advertise their money changing services on social media. This is was the reaction from WhatsApp. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD […]


Video: NetOne used to have fewer subscribers than Telecel

This is a visualization of 8 years of subscriber trends for Zimbabwe’s top 3 Mobile Network Operators. 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}}


Video: Fixed Internet Subscribers In Southern Africa 2000-2018

This is a visualization of changes in fixed internet subscribers over 18 years 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}}


Video: Zim’s Top 10 Most Followed Twitter Accounts

Here is a list of the top 10 most followed Twitter accounts in Zimbabwe Source: Social Bakers 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}}


Video: At 237K Subscribers Jah Prayzah Is Zim’s 3rd Most Subscribed YouTube Channel

These are the top 10 Zimbabwean YouTube channels by subscriber count. Here are the links to the channels. 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}} […]


Video: Broadcasting Equipment was Zim’s Top Import Product In 2017

This is a visualization of 18 years of Zimbabwe imports from 2000 to 2018. Source: https://oec.world/en/visualize/tree_map/hs92/export/zwe/all/show/2017/ 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}}


Watch: Panel Discussion On Recently Gazetted Cyber Security & Data Protection Bill

We joined Open Parly’s Nyasha Mukapiko, MISA Zim’s Nompilo Simanje and Pearl Matibe -a columnist based in the USA- to discuss the recently gazetted Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill. The topic of the discussion was “Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill: Implications on the Freedom of Media”: Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to […]


Video: Zimbabwe’s Biggest Export In 2009 Was Postage Stamps

This a timeline view of Zimbabwe’s top export products in millions of US dollars over a 20 year period from 1997 to 2017 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 […]