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RBZ outlaws cryptocurrency trading

There was a lot of positive buzz about Zimbabwe in April when one of the leading trading platforms Golix introduced a local ATM. The ATM, located in Harare CBD allowed customers to deposit and withdraw (real)USD in exchange for Bitcoin. Needless to say it was the only ATM in town allowing people to withdraw real USD without a hassle. The [...]

By |2018-05-15T04:40:10+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on RBZ outlaws cryptocurrency trading

Econet launches a Civil Servants Device credit Scheme

Econet has introduced a credit a 24 months credit scheme aimed at Civil Servants. Under the scheme Civil Servants can present an ID, payslip and proof of residence at an Econet Office and walk away with a smartphone. No deposit is required. To sweeten the deal the device comes with "free" WhatsApp for 24 months i.e the duration of the [...]

By |2018-03-31T08:55:51+00:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Deals, News, Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Econet launches a Civil Servants Device credit Scheme

Over a million people download a fake Whastapp app

Recently a rogue unofficial version of WhatsApp was uploaded to Google Play store. Over a million people were fooled into downloading this app which was riddled with advertisements and had zero functionality. Google Play which constantly been criticized for allowing copy cat applications in its app store. Unlike Apple which has a lid on what goes on it is own [...]

By |2017-11-06T08:23:58+00:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Over a million people download a fake Whastapp app

Bitcoin basics for Africans

Everyone including us has been raving about how great or bad Bitcoin is. We even used it to estimate the real value of bond notes which the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe continues to claim is at par with the USD. The question on your mind right now might be: Just what the heck is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a currency Rest [...]

By |2017-11-02T10:59:41+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , |Comments Off on Bitcoin basics for Africans

Say goodbye to disappearing airtime when using Econet

I like most Zimbabweans have been using Android phone for years. The problem with smartphones unlike the Nokia feature phones of yore is that almost every app uses data. You have the usual suspects like Whatsapp, Facebook and Messenger plus the most surprising of candidates such as the contacts app. Back when I had my first phone the problem was [...]

By |2017-11-02T09:31:40+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Say goodbye to disappearing airtime when using Econet

The best online shops in South Africa 2017

The days are long gone when online shopping was a novelty something cool people and geeks did. These days especially here in South Africa online shopping is very much mainstream. According to the E-commerce report for 2017 by Effective measure 46% of South Africans have shopped online at least once. The most popular online products are digital goods such as [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:08:53+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The best online shops in South Africa 2017

Netflix wants to add more African content

Recently Netflix has announced that they are thinking about acquiring South African TV shows and movies and disseminating these to its global streaming audience. It has been a while since Netflix expanded into Africa. The drive has been somewhat of a success with South Africans favoring the streaming platform to any other. Their originals shows such as House of Cards, [...]

By |2017-10-26T07:44:58+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Netflix wants to add more African content

Google Chromebook is perfect for students and small businesses

Google Chromebooks are series of netbooks computers  that are perfect for students and small business people alike. They offer more than phones and tablets but are not as expensive as actual laptops or even those high end phones/phablets like the Galaxy Note 8. The need Chromebook in use The days of physical print media are long gone. These [...]

By |2017-10-14T08:38:29+00:00October 14th, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Google Chromebook is perfect for students and small businesses

Kwese launches online store

Yesterday afternoon Kwese officially launched their online store for Zimbabwe. The store allows you to purchase a decoder installation kit and have it delivered to your home. You can also pay your monthly subscription online. Buying a decoder from the comfort of your home To be honest one of the reasons why I have not yet tried Kwese myself is [...]

By |2017-10-13T07:29:35+00:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Kwese launches online store

South Africans stop paying their TV licences

Released data shows that a lot of South Africans have stopped paying their TV licences. TV licence fees are collected from households and businesses which own a TV. State owned broadcasters are a ubiqitous feature of SADC countries. We have BTV, SABC, ZNBC, ZNBC, LNBS among others. Most of these stations are a holdover from colonial days where they were partisan [...]

By |2017-10-10T07:03:43+00:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on South Africans stop paying their TV licences