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Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining On Both IPhone And IPad

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining On Both IPhone And IPad

FinTech
Apparently, Apple is coming for cryptocurrency miners on both the iPhone and the iPad. The company announced a new update to its developer guideline where it said apps may not run on unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining. In the interest of all those who know little or nothing about how cryptocurrency mining works, it is basically all about math that can only be done by certain classes of computers. Obviously, it is not possible to mine on iPhone or IPad. Verifying transactions when trading bitcoin is a complex process, and I don’t see how that can be possible on the iPhone or an iPad. Apple’s new guidelines may not have serious implications for miners at the moment since it is almost impossible to mine cryptocurrencies on the iPhone and the iPad. However, the
Tsitsi And Strive Masiyiwa Honoured By The British Prime Minister Theresa May For Their Philanthropy Work

Tsitsi And Strive Masiyiwa Honoured By The British Prime Minister Theresa May For Their Philanthropy Work

Breaking News
Zimbabwe’s telecoms entrepreneurs (yeah they are kind of a tag team) Tsitsi and Strive Masiyiwa have been recognised by the British Prime Minister Theresa May for their work in the education of underprivileged children through the Higher Life Foundation, the non profit they started way back in 1996, even before Econet became operational. Their work in education The Higherlife Foundation pays school fees for 20 000 students annually in Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Burundi, who they call “history makers”. In 2013, Tsitsi and Strive established a $6.4 million scholarship fund that sends students to Morehouse College in the United States. They have developed an online platform, ‘Ruzivo Digital Learning’, which provides curriculum-based digital learning resources and opportunities for hundreds
James Makamba Not Out, Says He Didn’t Resign From Telecel

James Makamba Not Out, Says He Didn’t Resign From Telecel

Telecomms, What's Hot
Earlier today we reported that the Telecel power struggle seemed to have come to a halt. The news was initially reported on The Times (a South African publication). James Makamba -through his lawyers- has denied that there have been any changes to the ownership structures. Makamba’s lawyers sent out an email to media houses disputing the claims that there has been a takeover: ALL MEDIA HOUSE PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA advertisement HARARE Dear Sirs, RE: STATEMENT OF FACTUAL POSITION We have been instructed by Dr. James Makamba our client and owner of investment vehicle known as Kestrel Corporation (Private) Limited to correct certain factual inaccuracies in media reports which claim that an Extra Ordinary General Meeting was held on the 7th of June 2018 at 8:30am at Telec
ZOL Partners UAE Firm To Introduce Recycling Service For Electronic Devices

ZOL Partners UAE Firm To Introduce Recycling Service For Electronic Devices

News
ZOL has partnered with EnviroServe – A UAE based recycling firm- which focuses on e-scrap, Household Recycling and Special Waste. This partnership will be used to provide recycling services for electronic devices. The service will be available in Harare to begin with before rolling out to other cities. Where will the bins be located? The bins will be placed at ZOL, Liquid Telecom, and Econet shops across the city and the point of this new initiative is to create a better environment whilst also allowing people to dispose of their devices in a more responsible way. The whole point of this exercise is to ensure that citizens can dispose of items like old phones, laptops, keyboards, monitors and many other electronic devices. This will be a hard sell in Zim, but a v
WiBroniks Vs The Competition: Is This Better Than One-Fi And TelOne ADSL?

WiBroniks Vs The Competition: Is This Better Than One-Fi And TelOne ADSL?

Gizmos
ZOL recently announced a new wireless service that they have termed WiBroniks. The finer details of the service will be provided by ZOL at a later date but thus far they have provided details such as the data caps for these packages, the speeds and also the cost. From these details, we can begin to make comparisons with other products that are on the market and even though we can’t definitively recommend one internet package over the other -since we don’t know how much the WiBroniks router/modem will actually cost-, you will be able to have an idea of what package is best for you in terms of data. WiBroniks VS One-Fi The most comparable internet offering to what WiBroniks is offering is NetOne’s One-Fi. The price bands are similar and the data allocations are
CBZ’s Smartchash Now Charges A Monthly Service Fee

CBZ’s Smartchash Now Charges A Monthly Service Fee

FinTech
CBZ low-cost account Smartcash is now charging monthly service fees. Previously, Smartcash had no monthly fee charges thus offering low-cost accounts to consumers. But, customers are now having to pay $3 per month to service their accounts. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced the National Financial Inclusion Strategywith the sole aim of improving financial inclusion. Low-cost accounts are one of some measures of achieving their goal. Smartcash is also one of many low-cost accounts banks in Zimbabwe are opening for customers so as to increase their participation in the financial sector and ensuring that every person has affordable banking. Those who already have access to the banking sector open these low-cost accounts with a savings goal in mind, that is, to jus

How To Check Your Vote Registration On Voters Roll Online

Applications, News, Security, What's Hot
You can now check online if you are registered to vote in the upcoming general elections.  Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has recruited the services of technology so that prospective voters can save time by going to designated locations to check if they are registered. How do I check If I’m registered? You simply need to follow this link or just type the address: http://bvrinspection.zec.org.zw:4328/zecvr2/ When the page opens, you put your surname first  And then you put your National ID or the serial number you were given when you registered for the BVR (Biometric Voter Registration) Then hit enter, and you see for yourself if you are registered The following info should display If any of the information displayed is incorrect
Zimpost Now Has An Online Store And A Virtual Post Office As They Up Digital Efforts

Zimpost Now Has An Online Store And A Virtual Post Office As They Up Digital Efforts

Applications, Media, News, Start Ups, What's Hot
Zimpost has decided to dip its toes in the eCommerce market as they have launched Zimpost Mall which they hope will become an online provider of all you need as it will be filled with different goods at some point. The postal and couriers service company now has a new online platform that provides courier services and they are calling this the Virtual Post Office. This offers a number of services you would normally have to visit the post office for. Zimpost Mall The online store is quite interesting and though it is still a work in progress it seems there will be loads of stuff to get there. Right now there are only a few sections that are stocked. There is a stationery section and this contains –you guessed it- stationery, textbooks -for Primary, Second
Facebook Shuts Down 583 Million Accounts

Facebook Shuts Down 583 Million Accounts

Social Media
Facebook just released crucial information that showcased how the social media company is acting against people producing inappropriate content or fake accounts. The social media giant has decided to eliminate all the glitches of the site by axing 583 million fake accounts (that’s almost a quarter of the total accounts) in the first three months of 2018 as a way to enforce community standards. Facebook’s new report, which it plans to update twice a year, comes a month after the company published its internal rules for how reviewers decide what content should be removed. This was as a result of the  intense scrutiny the company came under earlier this year over the use of private data and the impact of harmful content on its 2.2 billion monthly users, with government
Kwese Failing To Pay For World Cup, Euro And NBA Rights

Kwese Failing To Pay For World Cup, Euro And NBA Rights

Media, News, What's Hot
Kwese is reportedly failing to honor its financial obligations to its partners for the media rights of the upcoming 2018 World Cup, UEFA Euro 2020, European qualifiers and the Nations League. This is according to a report by media rights lister, TV Sports Markets. The pay-television company has been on a drive to dethrone DSTV as Africa’s leading media content provider. Last year it even competed with Multichoice, DSTV’s parent company for the 2018 World broadcasting rights but ultimately they both won the rights. The TV Sports Markets’ report went on to list National Basketball Association (NBA) and ESPN as other rights holders to whom Kwese TV owes financial obligations. This setback in can be attributed to Kwese’ massive expansion in many areas ranging from sports content to mo
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