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MTN Also Launched Their Version Of Sasai Last Year: Why Do These Apps Exist?

Telecoms companies seem to be unable to resist a trend. When they decide that they should start investing in media – a number of them do so (e.g Kwese and Cell C) without investing in the talent or knowledge to actually make viable products. Outside of VoD services, it seems network operators latest fixation is […]


WhatsApp Bans 2 Million Accounts Every Month For Fake Or Abusive Content

Though WhatsApp gets a lot of slack for the way they deal with fake news, a new report seems to suggest the guys are not just scratching their heads and mulling at a solution. It turns out WhatsApp removes a number of accounts that spread false news and abusive content on the worlds most popular […]


Why Do You Get The “Waiting for this message. This may take a while”, Message In WhatsApp?

If you’ve been using WhatsApp for a while you’ve probably stumbled into this irritating error. The dreaded “Waiting for this message. This may take a while”, error is sometimes even more irritating because whoever sent you the message can then send you a follow-up text which you see just fine. But the one with the […]


WhatsApp Web Now Supports Picture In Picture Mode & Other Features From The Mobile App

WhatsApp web seems to be finally getting some much-needed attention. We are pretty familiar with new features constantly rolling out on the mobile version of WhatsApp but this wasn’t the case with the desktop version. One of the bigger changes is the addition of a Picture in Picture (PiP) mode. This allows users of the […]


Is Google creating its own WhatsApp?

While most software companies find it hard to replicate success from its competition, arguably the best company to follow through with an equally competitive product is Google. They’ve done it with search, email clients, social and mobile computing (cue Android) and now they could be doing the same with mobile messaging. Facebook just closed its […]


Ghanaian mobile messaging startup, Saya, acquired by US company

You probably remember Saya Mobile, as one of the few African founded startups that have made it to TechCrunch Disrupt. Yesterday the Ghanaian startup just added one more unique achievement; they got acquired. By US based company called Kirusa which provides voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets. The announcement was made by Kirusa on its […]


You know a company has issues, and you understand their decline when…

…a whole week after the promised launch of an app that’s supposed help them salvage some relevance, the app is still not available, and executives are not even comfortable saying when it will come. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount: EcoCash number: {{error_message}} {{error_message}} If anything goes wrong, […]


BlackBerry’s BBM now live for iPhones, Android users to wait a bit longer

For iPhone users in a number of regions around the world, BlackBerry’s much anticipated BBM is finally here. The BBM Twitter account tweeted in the past few hours that iPhone users in New Zealand, India, Malaysia, UAE and Australia can now download BBM. The Android version of the IM app is still to come though; […]


ZOL Startup Challenge Finalists: Ribe Networks

Ribe Networks is a local chat application that has set its sight on disrupting internet based messaging. It intends to do so by offering users across all mainstream mobile and pc platforms the ability to interact with peers through the lightweight and locally hosted Ribe Chat application. Users can link their Ribe account to Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, MSN, Yahoo Mail and others.


5 Handy Internet Apps You Can Use In Zim!

So it’s that time again when, for your health, you’re supposed to take a break and stay away from your PC and your always-buzzing mobile phone.

If you’re like me, you tried that the whole Saturday. You tried to do the other real social (not talking about Facebook here) stuff you’ve been putting off for a while now. It worked. But only for a day.

Or maybe you’re back early from a holiday. Hell, maybe you couldn’t even afford a holiday away in these hard times. Or maybe you’re one of those selfless men and women that have to work during such times.

Whatever your reason, you have some time to kill today so you’re just browsing around.