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Applications open for Magamba Defend Defenders $1000 Design-athon

Magamba and Defend Defenders are calling on you security experts to participate in a design-athon. You will be helping to innovate and redesign a digital security toolkit and you could win US$1000 for your troubles. Here is everything you need to know about the design-athon. Title : Magamba Defend Defenders Design-athonDate : 16 to 22 […]


You’re not too small to be a victim, protect your business from DDoS attacks

Picture this: It’s Black Friday and it’s time to take advantage of the massive sale on your favourite online shop. You’ve been receiving emails all month in the run-up to the day and you’ve bookmarked several items that you just have to have – and their prices for one day only are ridiculously low. You […]


iPhones in Zim can now connect to 5G thanks to iOS 16

We had a collection of Apple devices announced last week and if you missed it we had the latest heap of iPhones with the highlight being that US versions of the iPhones are ditching the physical sim slot. So it’s only a matter of time till other regions get the same treatment as well as […]


HIT to host Technovation Expo later this month, complete with hackathons and symposia

The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) will be hosting the Technovation Expo 2022 starting from 26 September to 01 October at the HIT Campus. The theme is: Creating Synergies with Industry Through Innovation, Technology and Research. Dates and activities: 26 Sep – Public Lecture 27 Sep – Hackathon 27-28 Sep – Research Symposia with Exhibitions […]


How leading companies save money (and our planet) with these sustainable IT practices

New technologies and IT have never been more crucial for successful business operations, but there is a downside. This essential equipment generates substantial carbon emissions and waste, contributing significantly to the climate change crisis. The upside to this, however, is that IT and technology assets can be a good place to start for organisations looking […]


“I want to invest in Zimbabwean entrepreneurs at grassroots level” – Fungai Ndemera, Checkup Health CEO

Fungai Ndemera is a successful multi-entrepreneur, angel investor business mentor and STEM ambassador. Fungai has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, digital transformation, culture and BAME ((black, Asian and minority ethnic) health behaviours. She arrived in the UK as an immigrant and could barely speak English. With her GCSE level and a Diploma in […]


EcoCash Junior wallet for 9-18 year olds is excellent, it was long overdue

If you are a parent or a guardian you are going to love EcoCash’s new product. EcoCash launched the EcoCash Junior wallet today. This new product is aimed towards children aged 9-18. But worry not, as a guardian you will have control over the wallet. The thinking behind the Junior wallet is that parents give […]


The iPhone 14 makes me think smartphones have peaked, it’s incremental upgrades from now on

The new iPhones are out. My colleague talked all about them here. He thinks the 14 Pros are good but the regular 14s are a fleece. I don’t completely disagree, however, the iterative nature of the upgrades introduced has me thinking – have smartphones peaked? First, it was Samsung Late last month we saw Samsung […]


The iPhone 14 Pros are great. Don’t buy the regular 14s

Apple just dropped some fresh new hardware and we have quite a lot to talk about. And we will waste no time and jump straight into the iPhone 14s because there are a lot of interesting product decisions Apple made. iPhone 14s Remember the iPhone 6 and the first intro of a bigger iPhone with […]


House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones spinoff, blows up worldwide but not on DStv. Why is that?

There are those among us that held off on watching Game of Thrones (GoT). They fancied themselves architects of the counterculture, far above the lowly pleasures of the simple-folk. They paid for their ‘class’ though. For a number of years not a single conversation did not involve some GoT talk. These counterculturists thanked their lucky […]