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Your next Apple or Samsung phone might not have a charger in the box

When news broke last week that the iPhone 12 might come without a charger in the box – the Android fanboy in me was smiling from ear to ear man! My immediate reaction was “Apple is anti-consumer so no surprise…

Econet say Ecocash airtime and bundles recharge still being worked on

Yesterday Econet Wireless went dark nationwide. They seem to have restored services for calls and data. However, they are still working through issues with Ecocash airtime and bundles purchases through their USSD platforms. NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS Dear Valued CustomerWe regret…

I work from home, and my step-counter doesn’t like it

I have this to say about having worked in retail for the last 8 years: quite literally, I was always moving. Walking from one end of the shop to the other, running for customers, lifting, packing and unpacking. On average,…

The doomed cybersecurity effort

The cyber security bill has been the talk of the nation for a while now. People are already misinterpreting several parts of it, as is common with legislation. Our focus today is not on the bill and its contents but…

Protecting your WhatsApp Account from Hacks

There are times when humanity makes you want to give up on life and go live with animals surviving on berries. As a tech-guru (I will be calling myself that today), I have been asked by married men to hack…

Econet is down!

Econet is down countrywide, according to ZimLive the outage happened as early as 5pm this afternoon. This outage is affecting calls, mobile data, and airtime purchases. ZimLive also tweeted a response they got from Econet regarding the nationwide outage “We…

The projected impact of Facebook’s connectivity initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa

The internet has driven innovation over that last couple of decades. As it grew, the possibilities it offers seem endless. This vital utility is something that isn’t available to everyone across the world. An estimated 3.5 billion people across the…

Psychological help on your phone? Here’s how you can make that a reality

It’s fair to say we don’t acknowledge or talk about depression often enough in Zimbabwe. Recently, I was fortunate enough to learn that 1 in 4 Zimbabweans present symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, in under-resourced communities, there is 1 mental health…

Nedbank South Africa launches “tap on phone” contactless payment

Nedbank has launched “tap on phone” contactless payment. This feature was made to help small and medium businesses to convert compatible smartphones into “payment accepting devices”. Nedbank says that this feature was also motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the…

ZIMBOCASH says they had stopped payments to counter scammers

ZIMBOCASH account holders have been unable to transact using the digital currency for over a week and a half now. Earlier today ZIMBOCASH sent an email out to the subscribers explaining the cause of downtime. It seems scammers who were…