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WhatsApp hits 500 million users

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WhatsApp hits 500 million users

23 April 2014 | 126 Views
Washington - WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.That is up from an estimated 450 million as ...

by AFP

Africa needs accessible high quality solutions

23 April 2014 | 190 Views
Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network produc...

by Staff Reporter

Earth-sized planet discovered in 'habitable zone'

19 April 2014 | 3064 Views
Washington - The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward - an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of anot...

by Staff Reporter

Net users urged to change ALL passwords over 'catastrophic' Heartbleed bug

10 April 2014 | 5022 Views
Internet users have been warned to change all their computer and phone passwords following what could be a 'catastrophic' security breach.Major technology firms have urged the public to immedi...

by Tech Reporter

Twitter unveils new redesigned profile page

08 April 2014 | 2810 Views
Twitter Inc unveiled a redesign of its user profile pages on Tuesday, the latest in a series of steps promised by the company to bring new users to the seven-year-old service.In response to a...

by Reuters

Human nose capable of discriminating 1 trillion odors

21 March 2014 | 3849 Views
WASHINGTON - Human nose is capable of discriminating at least 1 trillion different odors, a new U.S. study said Thursday.While humans can differentiate among several million different colors ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe mobile penetration at 104.4%

18 March 2014 | 5290 Views
Zimbabwe's improved tele-density has opened up opportunities for mobile money services.This should provide impetus for growth in the country's usage of electronic payment systems. Last week In...

by Tawanda Musarurwa

Govt to utilise converged ICT experts to finalise policy

12 March 2014 | 4207 Views
The Government will utilise the convergence of information communication technology experts in the country to finalise the draft ICT policy, a Cabinet Minister said on Tuesday.About 30 com...

by Staff reporter

Bid to block Facebook - WhatsApp acquisition deal

09 March 2014 | 5350 Views
Two privacy groups reportedly filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeking for Facebook's proposed 19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp be blocked because of the potential impact on...

by Tech Reporter

Econet offers free internet for schools and universities

04 March 2014 | 6643 Views
A local mobile company has launched a free internet access programme for schools and universities in a move that has been described as complimenting government's e-learning programme.In a maj...

by Staff Reporter

Windows designer 'Julie Larson-Green' moves to new Microsoft job

25 February 2014 | 4058 Views
Julie Larson-Green, one of Microsoft Corp's most senior women executives and a leading force behind the latest design of Windows, is moving to a new job in charge of harmonizing the look and usability...

by Reuters

WhatsApp to add voice service

24 February 2014 | 6716 Views
Barcelona - WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says the popular messaging application for smartphones acquired last week by Facebook will soon be offering a voice service.Koum says "we are going to in...

by AP

Mercedes-Benz Unimog: Around the world with the Unimog

19 February 2014 | 4575 Views
 Since April 2013, a Mercedes-Benz Unimog 1300 L has been a new home on wheels for Jennifer (36) and Peter Glas (41). They are undertaking a protracted honeymoon trip in their "mobile home", ...

by Jerome Dale Raman

GM unveils the latest Isuzu Dmax pick-up

16 February 2014 | 6411 Views
Nairobi - The growth of the commercial vehicle segment in the region has seen General Motors East Africa (GMEA) launch the new 6th generation Isuzu D Max in the highly competitive pick-up segment....

by Ruth Mugugu, General Motors East Africa

Facebook allows users to customise gender after consulting with gays

14 February 2014 | 4801 Views
Facebook has announced that it will allow users to customise their gender, after consulting on the subject with gay and transgender advocacy groups.The 50-odd options, which include "bi-gende...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe mobile money agents form association

11 February 2014 | 4468 Views
Agents handling mobile money transactions for Econet, Telecel Zimbabwe and NetOne in Zimbabwe have formed an association to advance their interests and lobby for inclusion in policy making....

by Staff reporter

Govt requests for Twitter user info on the rise

09 February 2014 | 4180 Views
Washington - Government requests for Twitter user information is on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures while pressing for more transparency."Over the past 24 months, w...

by AP

Men and women can't agree, even in their sleep - Study

05 February 2014 | 7382 Views
London - It seems that men and women can't agree - even when asleep.A study of dreams found that even in the dead of night, we are thinking about different things.While men have night...

by Daily Mail

Econet trials educational content and tablet scheme

04 February 2014 | 3630 Views
Zimbabwean operator Econet Wireless has launched a four-month pilot for a scheme called EcoSchool, which aims to provide resources, lecture notes and educational content at discounted prices....

by Staff reporter

Declaring Bulawayo as an i-hub will be a fulfillment of ZimAsset

29 January 2014 | 4028 Views
As a continuation on the previous publication on "Bulawayo should be declared an iHub as part of resuscitation" it is paramount to take into cognizance the five year strategic plan with special rega...

by Nkosana George Mazibisa

Google acquires artificial intelligence company

27 January 2014 | 4119 Views
Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.Technology news website Re/code, which reported news of the deal ear...

by Reuters

Zimbabwe Internet connectivity soars

23 January 2014 | 5905 Views
ZIMBABWE'S Internet connectivity continues to soar with latest statistics from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) indicating a significant increase in the mont...

by Staff reporter

Econet acquires Altron's 8.6% in Liquid Telecom

17 January 2014 | 4698 Views
Econet Wireless Global has acquired the 8.6% in its subsidiary Liquid Telecom held by JSE listed technology company Altron. In a statement to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), A...

by Own correspondent

NSA spies on computers worldwide, but not in the US

15 January 2014 | 4166 Views
Washington - The US National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100 000 computers around the world - but not in the US - that allows the US to conduct surveillance on those machines, The...

by AP

Zimbabwe mobile penetration now stands at 103.5%

11 January 2014 | 5371 Views
Zimbabwe's national mobile penetration rate for the year ended December 2013 now stands at 103.5%, up from 98% for the same period in 2012, fin24 reported.The Postal and Telecommunications Reg...

by Staff reporter

First DNA testing centre registered in Zim

10 January 2014 | 6426 Views
The country's first ever DNA testing centre has been registered with the Medical Laboratory and Clinic Scientists Council of Zimbabwe, bringing local solutions to paternity disputes and other civil an...

by Staff Reporter

Tough first day on Dakar Rally for Ford

06 January 2014 | 4000 Views
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by Tech Reporter

SEA hacker group hacks Skype

02 January 2014 | 4752 Views
Washington - The Syrian Electronic Army hacker group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts on Wednesday to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data.Microsoft-owned Skype's Twitter ac...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook used by 71% of online adults

30 December 2013 | 4325 Views
Washington - The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed on Monday.A Pew Research Cen...

by Staff Reporter

Russia successfully launches new Soyuz rocket

29 December 2013 | 4184 Views
Moscow - Russia successfully launched an upgraded version of its Soviet-design Soyuz rocket on Saturday, the Defence Ministry said, giving a boost to the country's troubled space programme.The...

by Reuters

How to cut your own micro-SIM card

18 December 2013 | 7467 Views
SIM cards were long forgotten until a few years ago when Apple introduced the micro-SIM in its iPhone 4. Hardly measuring the size of a fingernail, the micro-SIM was created to accommodate th...

by Sharon Vaknin

MultiChoice Zimbabwe launches DStv Explora Decoder at $445

11 December 2013 | 8097 Views
MultiChoice Africa's local franchise, MultiChoice Zimbabwe yesterday launched its next-generation PVR decoder, the DStv Explora at an event held in Harare. The DStv Explora gives a wide rang...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe to have mobile number portability next year

08 December 2013 | 8699 Views
POTRAZ, Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator has sent notices to the mobile networks warning them that it wants to introduce Mobile Number Portability next year.Mobile number portability (MNP) enabl...

by Staff reporter

Barack Obama reveals he is not allowed iPhone

05 December 2013 | 8463 Views
The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama.At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, ...

by Tech Reporter

Facebook replaces 'Hide All button'

05 December 2013 | 4942 Views
Facebook has replaced its Hide All button with a more to-the-point 'Unfollow,' letting users block all messages and posts from selected friends.Like the previous button, it gives users the op...

by Tech Reporter

Amazon unveils drone delivery plan

02 December 2013 | 5206 Views
Washington - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed on Sunday that his company is looking to the future with plans to use "octocopter" mini-drones to fly small packages to consumers in just 30 minutes....

by AFP

Microsoft bashes Samsung Galaxy Tab - Video

02 December 2013 | 4324 Views
Watch video as Microsoft makes fun of the micro usb port on the Samsung Galaxy tab series.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9ncmUtIHpE ...

by Staff Reporter

Smartphone app to give early earthquake warning

30 November 2013 | 4698 Views
Rio de Janeiro - A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.Resea...

by Staff Reporter

Charge your phone - with your shoe!

30 November 2013 | 4956 Views
The phone-charging shoe that harvests energy through an ultra tiny chip designed by 24-year-old Kenyan graduate Anthony Mutua is now available market after patenting it. Mutua developed a very tiny ch...

by Staff reporter

Ex-Nokia employees release new smartphone

28 November 2013 | 6374 Views
A team of ex-Nokia employees has released the first handset running on a new smartphone platform.The Jolla phone - pronounced Yol-la - is powered by open-source operating system Sailfish, but ...

by Staff Reporter

Dogs likely originated from Europe more than 18,000 years ago - Research

18 November 2013 | 4061 Views
WASHINGTON - European and U.S. researchers said last Thursday that wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter-gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became h...

by Tech Reporter

US man gets 10yrs in prison for cyberattacks

16 November 2013 | 4440 Views
New York - A New York City judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 10 years in prison for his involvement in cyberattacks on corporations and government agencies worldwide.Jeremy Hammond was sen...

by Staff Reporter

Africom firms its voice offering 08644

14 November 2013 | 4343 Views
Africom, Zimbabwe's leading converged communications service provider has firmed up on its licensed voice offering.Africom's voice service, which is delivered as Voice Over Internet protocol( ...

by afri-com.net

India successfully launches its maiden mission to Mars

06 November 2013 | 4573 Views
NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday successfully launched its maiden mission to Mars from the spaceport of Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, thus scripting history by becoming only the fou...

by Tech Reporter

Front Row wins 2013 ZOL Startup Challenge

06 November 2013 | 4630 Views
Front Row, an up-and-coming web-based business run by Mr Chenjerai Katanda and Ms Eunice Kadiki, won the 2013 Zimbabwe Online Startup Challenge, taking the grand prize of $5 000 cash plus an add...

by Mike Hamilton

Isohunt resurrected from clone

01 November 2013 | 5206 Views
Isohunt, previously the third most popular BitTorrent search engine, has been resurrected after having been shut down through legal action from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)....

by Staff Reporter

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Round

30 October 2013 | 6879 Views
Samsung did it again - With an addition to the big screen family the company unveiled a new curved technology , the Galaxy Round. Instead of bending from top to bottom like LG's concept the G...

by Tech Reporter

New iPad Air 'a fantastic leap into the future'

30 October 2013 | 4541 Views
Apple Inc. has not reinvented the wheel with the iPad Air but the thinner device, priced higher than many of its competitors, is a major improvement on a successful product, the reviewers wrote on Tu...

by Staff Reporter

Telecel customers using Opera Mini increases six-fold

29 October 2013 | 4639 Views
The number of Telecel Zimbabwe customers taking advantage of the higher speeds and money-savings available through the use of the Opera Mini Telecel co-branded web-browser has increased six-fold over...

by Chengetai Chinembiri

'A third of Samsung's smartwatches returned' - Leaked document

29 October 2013 | 4263 Views
The smartwatch has seen a return rate of 30% in Best Buy locations in the U.S. according to leaked information.Almost of a third of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatches are being returned, a lea...

by Staff Reporter
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