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zimHost.com wins Webdesigner of the year

26 February 2015 | 2594 Views
Zimhosts.com has been voted the best web designer company of the year (2014 – 2015) at the Zimbabwe Business Awards which was held at Crown Plaza hotel in Harare.According to the compan...

by Tech Reporter

Software piracy will cost your business more in the long-term than authorised software

24 February 2015 | 1226 Views
African governments are cracking down on software piracy through strong laws to safeguard intellectual property. At the same time, more and more African businesses are opening their eyes to the benefi...

by Del-Mari Roberts

US, UK intelligence accused of hacking Sim card firm to steal codes

22 February 2015 | 2288 Views
US and British intelligence agencies hacked into a major manufacturer of Sim cards in order to steal codes that facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a US news website says.The Intercept says t...

by BBC

Discovery Sport the newest, most affordable addition to the LandRover Discovery family

19 February 2015 | 3092 Views
 - All-new Discovery Sport is a new entry point into the Land Rover brand - Offers configurable 5+2 seating and versatile luggage compartment...

by Mabel Modipa

Sage One Accounting to storm African cloud market in partnership with MTN Business

12 February 2015 | 2016 Views
The Sage One Accounting cloud accounting software is now available in a number of major markets throughout sub Saharan Africa, following a partnership between Sage Pastel Accounting and MTN Business. ...

by Janet Sharp

Anonymous 'attacks' ISIS sites

11 February 2015 | 3480 Views
Hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed to take down more than 1,000 ISIS sites, accounts and emails since launching an offensive against the militant group in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre....

by Tech Reporter

Don't talk in front of your smart TV - it may be listening

09 February 2015 | 4781 Views
Samsung is warning its customers not to talk about personal information in front of their smart TV, as the device may be "listening" to the conversation.Samsung's privacy statement dealing wit...

by Staff reporter

SEC probes BlackBerry options

06 February 2015 | 1710 Views
 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a January 14 spike in trading in BlackBerry Ltd options that took place hours before Reuters reported that Samsung Electronics Co was...

by Staff Reporter

Google' Gtalk services will be ending in February

04 February 2015 | 2936 Views
Google is sending out messages to users of the Windows Google Talk desktop app that its services will be ending on 16 February 2015, ...

by Staff reporter

Facebook, Twitter in statistics battle

03 February 2015 | 1961 Views
Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc released a barrage of data, special "heat" maps and slick animations on Monday to claim the title of most-popular social network for spectators watching the Super Bowl, bu...

by Tech Reporter

Google Glass flop forces search engine guru to reshuffle management

03 February 2015 | 1935 Views
When Google announced it was halting sales of its Glass device earlier this month the firm's message was upbeat: Glass was simply being "graduated" from the research s...

by Tech Reporter

Malaysia Airlines website hacked

27 January 2015 | 2306 Views
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines said Monday in a statement that its user data remained secured after its Domain Name System (DNS) had been compromised.It said that its DNS had been compromise...

by Staff Reporter

New change brings Facebook down

27 January 2015 | 2897 Views
Social network Facebook became inaccessible across much of the globe for a time on Tuesday, before returning to normal service.Millions of users were unable to access their accounts.Us...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook to test Facebook Lite in Zimbabwe

27 January 2015 | 2950 Views
According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook has been testing a new version of Facebook dubbed "Facebook Lite." The app is essentially a simplified version of its mobile website, which has been...

by itnewsafrica

New app for calculating lobola

23 January 2015 | 5475 Views
It's one of the oldest cultural traditions in Africa and now a startup tech company in Gauteng has come up with an app to calculate Lobola. The app, developed by Johannesburg techno boffi...

by Staff reporter

WhatsApp lock-outs users for 24 hours

21 January 2015 | 5757 Views
WhatsApp is imposing 24-hour lock-outs on people trying to access its service via an unauthorised Android app.The Facebook-owned messaging service said that it had acted against users of Whats...

by Tech Reporter

Zimbabwe's internet penetration increases

21 January 2015 | 2488 Views
Zimbabwe's internet penetration rate increased by a marginal 0,5 percent in the three months to September 2014 to reach 47,5 percent from 47 percent in the second quarter.Figures released by t...

by Staff reporter

Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in SA

20 January 2015 | 1680 Views
Vodacom becomes the first mobile operator to initiate the large-scale rollout of an EMV banking card that is accepted anywhere Johannesburg - Gema...

by Tech Reporter

Chinese dismiss Snowden's stealth jet hack accusations

19 January 2015 | 2702 Views
China dismissed accusations it stole F-35 stealth fighter plans as groundless on Monday, after documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on a cyber attack were published b...

by Reuters

Watch out for this WhatsApp scam

17 January 2015 | 5231 Views
Responding to an SMS that advertises WhatsApp add-ons or updates could cost you hundreds of rands or dollars per month.This is according to IT consultant and prominent technology blogger Liron...

by Gareth van Zyl

Jaguar Land Rover announces 1,300 new UK jobs to accelerate leadership in lightweight vehicle manufacturing

15 January 2015 | 2666 Views
•  1,300 new jobs created with further development of lightweight vehicle technologies.•  Breakthrough Jaguar performance crossover to be built ...

by Tech Reporter

Great news for South African Shopify users.

14 January 2015 | 2592 Views
Shopify users in South Africa will be pleased to know that eSolutions, by DPD Laser, one of the premier sponsors at our eCommerce Confex, has launched the first free Shopify Shipping App specifically ...

by Marcia van Jaarsveld

Number one travel app comes to Africa

13 January 2015 | 3012 Views
RingCredible is an ingenious travelling app that eliminates roaming charges, as it relies on an internet connection to make calls to mobiles and landlines worldwide at minimal costs.This ...

by Sithandile Mpofu

WhatsApp voice calling set to launch in the coming weeks

13 January 2015 | 5419 Views
WhatsApp voice calling is set to launch in the first quarter of 2015.WhatsApp's voice calling will be a mobile-only service, competing against the likes of WeChat, Viber, and Skype, and was o...

by Staff reporter

US military Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked by Islamic State

13 January 2015 | 3584 Views
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US military command were suspended for a few hours after being hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State.One message on Centcom's Twitter feed sa...

by Staff Reporter

Study shows that being bilingual really does boost brain power

13 January 2015 | 2487 Views
 - Researchers studied brain scans from 20 people, all around the age of 30 - They had started learning English as a second language around age 1...

by Tech Reporter

Zimbabwean customer complaints platform launched

13 January 2015 | 2791 Views
As part of a series of efforts to address issues of customer service complaint in Zimbabwe, hellomukoma.com, an online customer service complaint platform des...

by Tech Reporter

NetOne introduces free emergency airtime

12 January 2015 | 6628 Views
Today state-owned mobile network NetOne introduced its own emergency airtime credit facility that extends 50 cents to any prepaid subscriber accessing the service on the *140# shortcode, ...

by Staff reporter

Mark Zuckerberg launches book club

05 January 2015 | 4426 Views
A book club started by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has already had almost 140,000 "likes".The billionaire social network founder has set up the Facebook group "...

by Staff Reporter

North Korea responsible for 'destructive' cyber attack on Sony Pictures - FBI

19 December 2014 | 2774 Views
Washington - North Korea was responsible for a "destructive" cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday, warning it would hunt down the perpetrators and make the...

by AFP

iWayAfrica offers global bandwidth to customers in Zimbabwe

08 December 2014 | 2906 Views
iWayAfrica, a leading ISP in Zimbabwe, and part of the Gondwana Group of ISPs, is first to offer managed, global bandwidth as a service to corporate customers. The cloud-based service is enabled by Di...

by Staff reporter

Fund4Crowd unveiled in Zimbabwe

27 November 2014 | 3665 Views
Hello Technology Editor,Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Conrade, startup owner of Fund4Crowd. I have been reading and hearing of Zimbabweans looking for help from the crowd. Af...

by Conrade

Zimbabwe webcams hijacked by Russian website

20 November 2014 | 7066 Views
Zimbabwe has been listed as one of the countries being spied on by a website containing thousands of live feeds from baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems.Data watchdogs across ...

by Moyo Roy

25 Years of Discovery

18 November 2014 | 5011 Views
Pretoria - After 25 years, what is there to be said about Discovery? Rather than tell you ourselves, we asked you to tell us - and the world - about your discoveries. Share your #25YearsOfDiscover...

by Jaguar Land Rover sub-Sahara Africa

Keys to a successful System Design Project

17 November 2014 | 2862 Views
Designing a system can be a very exciting activity as long as you produce the expected results at the end. This has seen many projects either being successful or being abandoned during the designi...

by Noreen Sarai

3 most basic specifications to consider when buying a personal computer

12 November 2014 | 3092 Views
New computer users are confused by the specifications of the computer they want to buy. The specifications sometimes may be just numbers without a meaning. However its important to know what you a...

by Noreen Sarai

Biometric fingerprinting and contagious diseases

12 November 2014 | 4649 Views
Biometrics is a technology used for identification or authentication purposes using biological or behavioral characteristics. Examples of biometric techniques are; Body odor, which analyses the u...

by Noreen Sarai

Apple sued over missing text messages

12 November 2014 | 3895 Views
Apple Inc was ordered to face a U.S. federal lawsuit claiming it failed to tell consumers that its messaging system would block them from receiving text messages if they switched to Android-based sma...

by Staff Reporter

Beware of this telephone/online scam

07 November 2014 | 6598 Views
Something weird just happened to me a few minutes ago and I thought I should warn everyone out there.Someone with an Asian accent called me on my landline and said: "I am calling you about y...

by Moyo Roy

Nigeria criminalises identity theft

06 November 2014 | 3172 Views
The Senate has passed a broad bill, which criminalises child pornography, cyberstalking, identity theft, and hacking government computers. The draft law, known as the Cybercrime Bill, had been deb...

by Staff Reporter

Getting rid of nagging computer virus manually

03 November 2014 | 3828 Views
Using a computer can be a total nightmare especially when one encounters the most nagging item, a virus. Computer viruses are self-replicating programs which cannot exist without a host. A computer v...

by Noreen Sarai (Mrs)

Stay secure when using the internet

03 November 2014 | 4525 Views
Most people seem scared to use the internet because of the various cybercrimes that are taking place these days. Is it possible to stay away from the internet? The answer is NO. The internet is being ...

by Noreen Sarai (Mrs)

Parenting Guide for Safe Usage of Cyberspace by Children

03 November 2014 | 2373 Views
Previous decades a dog would be termed as man's best friend, but in this decade the internet has become man's best friend. This has seen its usage increasing on a daily basis. This new change in t...

by Noreen Sarai (Mrs)

How hackers are breaking into ATMs, stealing money - Video

08 October 2014 | 6257 Views
Kaspersky Lab's experts recently performed a forensic investigation into cyber-criminal attacks targeting ATMs around the world.During the course of the investigation, the company's researche...

by Staff reporter

Facebook gets green light to buy WhatsApp

03 October 2014 | 4385 Views
EU regulators have given the go-ahead for the social networking site Facebook to buy the mobile messenger service WhatsApp.The decision clears the way for a fiercely op...

by Tech Reporter

Jaguar Land Rover Takes Over Paris Auto Show with Two Global Debuts

03 October 2014 | 4649 Views
• Jaguar and Land Rover reveals key models at Paris Auto Show with Jaguar XE and Land Ro...

by Tech Reporter

Philips collaborates with SA company to commercialize Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

03 October 2014 | 3044 Views
JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa - Royal Philips (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG), today announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Edu...

by Tech Reporter

Zim Govt in partnership with Microsoft

03 October 2014 | 3133 Views
Government is forging a partnership with Microsoft as it seeks to enhance service delivery through effective use of information communication technologies (ICTs) with the technology company saying it ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe, Microsoft in education pact

28 September 2014 | 2480 Views
GOVERNMENT is negotiating with US-based Microsoft Corporation - the world's biggest computer software company - for provision of modern ICTs that could be used in the education sector, among other key...

by Enacy Mapakame

Telecel launches telecash mobile App

25 September 2014 | 2630 Views
The country's second largest mobile network by subscribers, Telecel, has announced the launch of a telecash Android application which is already available on Google's Play Store, the application makes...

by Staff reporter
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