Technology

Zimpapers to launch TV station

ZIMBABWE Newspapers (Zimpapers) Limited is geared to launch its television station in line with its thrust to consolidate its status as the country’s leading integrated media house. The idea for a television station, Zimpapers TV Network (ZTN), was mooted four years ago. Zimpapers Group Editorial Executive Mr William Chikoto, said the country’s biggest media organisation, has started training journalists ahead ...

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Computer vs human mind!

To people who work with a computer to service clients, let me give you a free lesson. The fact that what I am telling you doesn’t appear on the computer doesn’t necessarily mean my information is not true or irrelevant. A computer has data but I have complete details about my life, know the difference. A computer is a programmed ...

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Meltdown and Spectre: All Mac devices affected says Apple

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data. Apple said it had already released some patches but there was no evidence that the vulnerability had ...

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Potraz declares war on cyber criminals

Criminals abusing cyberspace should be fished out and exposed for people to feel safe in using the Internet productively, Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe Director-General Dr Gift Machengete has said. Speaking after meeting with the Japanese Ambassador Toshiyuki Iwado and the delegation from NEC Africa in Harare, Dr Machengete said people should be safe on cyberspace, hence the ...

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Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Scan your eyes over Apple’s just-published list of the year’s most popular iPhone apps, and there’s one notable omission: Shazam. In fact, it’s been a while since the song-identifying software squeezed its way into the iOS App Store’s top 10. So, why has Apple confirmed it is “combining” its business with that of the smaller London company? It has not ...

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Web pioneers plead to cancel US net vote

Several influential figures responsible for creating the internet have demanded that a controversial vote be cancelled. This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide on whether to repeal an Obama-era law that protects “net neutrality”. It refers to the principle that all traffic on the internet is treated equally. The pioneers said the FCC did not know what it ...

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President Mnangagwa on the social media

President on social media is a modern President. This is a way to hear people’s different views about the Zimbabwe we want. It is so refreshing that for the past 37 the former President has no time to engage with the people and was in fact a strong critic of the social media. A very good example was his former ...

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German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants. It released a number of fake profiles allegedly used for this purpose. BfV head Hans-Georg Maassen said ...

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SA truck mishap caused internet blackout

THE country was yesterday hit by an internet blackout that affected various sectors of the economy that largely depend on online connectivity for their operations. The blackout started at about 11AM and mobile broadband services started operating at about 4PM with full internet access normalising around 6PM. The blackout was reportedly caused by a truck that cut the fibre optic ...

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Information blackout after Internet glitch

Zimbabwe yesterday afternoon experienced a disruption in Internet services which affected popular social media applications and fixed line communications due to faults on the main links between South Africa and Harare. Normalcy returned after 5pm when the TelOne back-up link was restored.Liquid Telecom cables that were cut by a tractor 17 kilometres into South Africa from Beitbridge and a TelOne ...

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