Techzim

Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

advertisement

RECHARGE


Firefox Is The Most Secure Browser- Germany Cyber Security Agency

Germany’s security agency, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has discovered that Mozilla’s Firefox browser is the most secure browser. However, the survey only compared Firefox with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge whilst ignoring other popular browsers like Safari,Opera Mini and UC browser. BSI came up with that conclusion after assessing each […]


Opera’s Touch Browser Is Great If You Want To Send Links Between Your PC & Phone

Last year, Opera released the Touch browser which they marketed as a great one-handed browser. We looked at Touch briefly after it’s release. Having used it as my backup browser since it’s launch I go back to the browser not because it’s great for single-handed use but actually because it allows me to easily share […]


It Maybe Early Days But The New Edge Looks A Lot Like Chrome

Late last year, Microsoft shocked everyone when they announced that they were going to start using Chromium as their rendering engine for Edge. This was basically them sundering to Google and admitting that they have for the most part lost the browser wars. Their in-house engine Blink is still alive but the new Edge browser will be […]


How To Save A Webpage As A PDF

Everyone eventually comes across a webpage they need to save for sharing with someone or for offline reading. You could just copy and paste the link, but sometimes maybe you are just about to go somewhere where you won’t have an internet connection. The most flexible solution to this problem is to create a PDF […]


If You Are Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome, Be Very Careful

If you’re familiar with Microsoft’s Edge browser then you’ll probably know that the browser’s functionality is usually limited to downloading Google Chrome. It seems the Edge browser might actually become a bit more redundant as it’s actually no longer as safe to use Edge as your gateway. Doing so may result in you stumbling upon […]


Here’s How You Can Install Google Chrome Extensions In The Opera Browser

I use two browsers; Chrome and the underrated Opera Browser. One of the more irritating aspects of using Opera is the fact that the Opera web store has an extremely weak selection of extensions. It borders on unacceptable but this doesn’t move me away from Opera entirely as they have other cool features that I’m […]


Google Wants To Revolutionize The Internet By Killing The URL

Whenever you open your web browser to visit a website today, you either search for the site’s name in a search engine like Google, or you type out a specific address, or URL, into the browser. Since most people don’t usually pay attention to see if the URL they are visiting is safe, it’s easy […]


Google Chrome Turns 10 And Brings With It A New Redesign And Some Features

For companies, anniversaries work a bit differently than the way it works for people. Whereas people expect gifts when they reach a certain milestones, for companies milestones are usually a test to see if they can remain relevant and actually keep innovating. This was the case with iPhone when they reached 10 last year and […]


Google Accused Of Slowing Down YouTube In Mozilla Firefox And Edge Browsers

A Technical programmer at Mozilla has accused Google of slowing down YouTube on other browsers. Chris Peterson –the guy pointing a finger at Google- says since Google owns both YouTube and Chrome, they are implementing some exclusive tools that rob Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge users of the best experience: YouTube page load is 5-times […]


Mozilla Firefox Creators Working On A Voice Controlled Browser: Convenient Or Unnecessary?

The developers behind the popular Firefox browser are working on a very cool project: a voice-controlled browser and thus far they have settled for Scout as the name. Hey Scout, read me the article about polar bears. Users will be able to command their browsers using their voice instead of the traditional input devices we […]


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 […]


Opera Mini is dominating and IE won’t die? Let the stats answer that.

So you have a browser you like to use for whatever reason. Maybe its download resuming capabilities or its data saving features. Either way with the assortment of browsers out there it’s good to know how your favourite window to the web fares amongst the competition. Starting off with mobile browsers. So in Zimbabwe the […]


Here’s how you can run Android apps on your Chrome Browser

It used to be that when you wanted to port Android apps to your laptop, the best way (if not the only way) to do it was to install the infamous Bluestacks software. Yes, it did get the job done for the most part but it slowed down your laptop, sometimes going as far as […]


Google Chrome’s password security sucks!

I use Google Chrome for practically all my web browsing, and a few days ago I made a startling discovery after reading this article: Google Chrome’s password security really sucks! Seriously, it’s like  taking your password and placing it as a screensaver where anybody who has access to your computer can see it if they […]


A Chrome extension to check your Africom account balance

If you’re an Africom customer you probably find the process of checking your credit balance a bit tedious; you have to go the company’s website, click on balance enquiry to load another website, find the ‘balance enquiry’ link on that site, click it and then finally enter your account number. What if you could do all that in one click right in your browser?


Is Firefox winning the browser war?

The other day I received a tweet that made me fall off my chair, it claimed Chrome had overtaken Internet Explorer as the world’s most used browser. After regaining my composure I followed a few links and despite the much vaunted displacement realised that Chrome’s (all versions) triumph was over Internet Explorer 9, however IE […]


Global roundup – this week’s top stories

Nokia releases N9

On 21 June, Nokia released its latest MeeGo-based smartphone, the N9. The N9 is Nokia’s first pure touch smartphone and it runs on Meego 1.2. The phone spots a curved glass 3.9 inch AMOLED display, a 8megapixel camera and comes with storage capacities of 16GB and 64GB.


Users Love Typing Website Addresses Into Search Engines And Google Understands That

Last week we posted an article on Zimbabwe’s Google search trends in 2009. In the article we noted something interesting about how people use browsers and search engines. The top ‘rising searches’ in 2009 on Google for 2009 are all variations of facebook; “facebook.com”, “www.facebook.com”, “facebook login”, and just “facebook”. Shows just how much more popular the social networking site has become in the past year. It also shows something else; people Google Facebook instead typing it directly into the address bar.