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Tech Firm Rolls Out Fuel Management System

Tech Firm Rolls Out Fuel Management System

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A FUEL solutions technology company, Garage and Forecourt (Pvt) Ltd, is rolling out an ICT based fuel management system that it argues might be panacea to manual and less accurate fuel gauging and management currently dogging service stations. According to managing director Omalli Jani, the new system replaces convectional dipsticks used to measure product levels at service stations and indications are fuel attendants will be unable to falsify fuel levels in tanks. The system, Mr Jani said, has fuel attendant tagging that monitors sales done regardless of the pump used and has automatic tank gauging that monitors product level in the tank in the same fashion a fuel tank gauge works. It also gives alarm signal if the product is contaminated with water to prevent customers from using i...
Zimbabwean man spent $5,000 own money putting Zimbabwe on Google Street View

Zimbabwean man spent $5,000 own money putting Zimbabwe on Google Street View

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Zimbabwe is too far for many people to visit, but 37-year-old Tawanda Kanhema grew up there before moving to the United States. Thanks to Kanhema, though, you’ll soon be able to play virtual tourist, thanks to his work and the magic of Google Street View, Kanhema, who left the country to study journalism and documentary film-making at the University of California, Berkeley, spent two weeks back in Zimbabwe shooting the sights and sounds of the coolest places. Areas he covered include the capital’s Harare’s central business districts, malls, a virtual tour of Victoria Falls, Christmas Pass, the city of Mutare’s main business strip as well as the Great Zimbabwe monument and the Eastern Highlands. He’s uploaded over 500 miles of coverage, including Street View images uploaded during Octobe
Udemy Has A Forex Course Made For Zimbos By A Zimbo

Udemy Has A Forex Course Made For Zimbos By A Zimbo

Applications, FinTech, Start Ups
Last month we had a chance to sit and interview a forex trader and it seems a lot of people had an interest in knowing more about forex trading. Luckily there is a two-week course available on Udemy that has been made by a local fella. What will you be learning? The “Learn Forex Trading In Two Weeks” course by Happy Zhou includes lessons on: Forex trading language Analysing methods used to determine movement of prices on the forex market Learning the Metatrader 4 forex trading software Chart patterns Popular chart indicators Fibonacci indicator Supply and Demand Currency Correlations For how much? The course has a 3.5-star rating from 11 reviews but it has also been taken by over 500 students. To enrol for the course you need to part with $99.99 but right now the course is av
WhatsApp Working On A Feature That Reduces Eye Strain: Dark Mode

WhatsApp Working On A Feature That Reduces Eye Strain: Dark Mode

Applications, Social Media, Start Ups
Dark theme support seems to have become the latest trend and it’s quickly catching heat. App makers have started embracing it with open arms, including Google, and now it looks like WhatsApp may finally join in on the fun with its own dark mode. Yes, you heard that right. WhatsApp is said to be working on a dark mode for its popular messaging app. It appears like WhatsApp is finally taking cues from its parent, Facebook, which introduced a dark mode for Facebook Messenger earlier this year. There is currently no mention of how WhatsApp’s dark mode will actually look like but we are now even eager and awaiting it with bated breath. If you are curious to see how the dark theme may look like in Whatsapp, here’s a concept developed by WABetaInfo: If we are on the topic of dark themes, t
Your Child Is Writing O Level This Year, Here’s A Tool To Help Them With Math And Science Subjects

Your Child Is Writing O Level This Year, Here’s A Tool To Help Them With Math And Science Subjects

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You can buy the product right here on Techzim in our store using EcoCash and we will deliver it to you straight away I had to start by stating those two things because the community here is brutal sometimes and is quick to assume that the objective from our end is to hoodwink and sell snake oil. Actually no, we are always upfront about any content that benefits us financially. Now, what is Learner’s Tab? Learner’s Tab is a resources portal for school content presented in video format and in a highly illustrative format. Right now they only have content for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. As a bonus there is also content for English. We described the product in full here. You can also watch the video promo below: Which syllabus? The platform has a number of African syll
Google Chrome Turns 10 And Brings With It A New Redesign And Some Features

Google Chrome Turns 10 And Brings With It A New Redesign And Some Features

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For companies, anniversaries work a bit differently than the way it works for people. Whereas people expect gifts when they reach a certain milestones, for companies milestones are usually a test to see if they can remain relevant and actually keep innovating. This was the case with iPhone when they reached 10 last year and introduced the polarising iPhone X. This will be the case for Samsung as their Galaxy line of smartphones also reaches a decade. It seems expectations are actually ratcheted up and no one cares to look back. With Google’s Chrome Browser celebrating its 10th anniversary yesterday, it seems the team at Google is not resting on their laurels and they’ve brought forward a fresh coat of paint to keep things exciting. The Google Chrome browser has finally caught up with ot
You Are Now Able To Do WhatsApp Group Video And Audio Calling

You Are Now Able To Do WhatsApp Group Video And Audio Calling

Applications, Social Media
Back in May, WhatsApp said it will roll out group voice and video calling feature in coming months. Now, the feature is live for all Android and iOS users across the globe. The WhatsApp group call feature lets you have four people on a call at the same time. According to WhatsApp, both one-to-one voice and video calls and group voice and video calls are end-to-end encrypted, so you can be rest assured that there’s no downgrade in terms of security. Here’s how the group calling feature works To initiate a group call, you first have to start a one-on-one voice or a video call. Once you are in the call, you simply tap the new “add participant” button in the top right corner and add others to the call. When you receive a group voice or a video call, the

Check Out Zimbabwe’s Uber For Parcels

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This article contains referral links from which we may receive some financial benefit. As a principle, we only refer and recommend products and services that we would ourselves be happy to buy. Delivery services are not the sexiest lines of business but they can be very convenient. Merchant Couriers is a local startup that’s trying to make a mark on the delivery industry and after seeing what’s on offer I must say I was quite intrigued. Merchant Couriers describe themselves as follows: Merchant Couriers is a on demand deliveries and pickups service company which uses light vehicles and motorcycles delivery and pickups in Zimbabwe, currently based in Harare. We commit to serve the nation of Zimbabwe with day to day, personal, business and industrial sector deliveries. Our ser
Local Developers Make Self-Valuation App To Help You Meet Your Goals

Local Developers Make Self-Valuation App To Help You Meet Your Goals

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One of our biggest weaknesses is following through with targets we set for ourselves. We are constantly setting lofty goals, and at times even plotting the path to victory. For whatever reason however sometimes we just don’t take the necessary steps to reach these goals. Evaluate My Future (EMF) is a self-valuation and motivational app that aims to solve this mess. The application allows you to set goals and track their progress with the goals you set for yourself. When you enter the application, you’re greeted by a landing page that contains two options; Goals and Tasks. The Goals tab can be clicked but unfortunately Tasks isn’t accessible. It seems this will be fixed at a later time with an update. Users add goals and these goals are tracked over a number of specified
WhatsApp Business solution: Are you ready to jump on the bandwagon?

WhatsApp Business solution: Are you ready to jump on the bandwagon?

Applications, Social Media, Start Ups
According to a 2017 report by eMarketer, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the most widely used platforms worldwide in terms of monthly active users, with WhatsApp pulling slightly ahead of Messenger. Clearly, WhatsApp’s broad consumer reach makes the platform a highly desirable one for brands to engage with consumers. Moreover, communicating with consumers on WhatsApp Business helps simplify the customer journey, making it more efficient and less of a hassle. Given its integration into the lives of consumers, numerous brands, including Etihad Airways recently decided to embark on a WhatsApp Business solution that allows passengers to communicate instantly with the airline, as part of its digital strategy. The airline joins companies such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Netflix i
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