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Advice to Teachers conducting lessons remotely

A lot of WhatsApp groups for delivering tutorials have surfaced recently in the wake of the corona virus pandemic.  This was necessitated by the need to mitigate the effects of keeping schools closed for an extended period of time. Most students were falling behind on their studies before the mushrooming of such WhatsApp groups.
E-learning is not a new phenomenon to Zimbabwe but measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 ,like lockdown and minimizing of gatherings , have seen an upsurge in the number of tutors embracing the internet as a mode of delivering lessons. This article will look at the best  platforms available which teachers can use in their endeavor to continue educating people in these trying times.
In the Zimbabwean context, WhatsApp is likely the first option which comes to many people's minds when they think of distance learning solutions. This is mainly due to the great number of users on the platform. Many, if not all, smartphone owners have WhatsApp installed and also…

Must Have Tools For Android App Developer

We have compiled a list of tools which increase productivity for those who develop their apps on the mobile phone instead of the computer. First you need an IDE . The best android integrated development environment is non other than intel sponsored AIDE. You can download from the Google playstore. The paid version of the app allows you to code as well as sign the APK file for uploading onto the playstore. Logo.
For the logo of your software and the banners required on the playstore we recommend you use canva. Icon launcher. For creating your icons we recommend doing it online and downloading a  zip file of all set of icons needed for various screen resolutions. Just upload the logo for your software to this website : https://romannurik.github.io/AndroidAssetStudio/icons-launcher.html

How to restore phone numbers from Google contacts

I was once astonished to find out that my contacts had disappeared save for a few. I could not find an explanation for that and I thought it was a temporary issue. I tried to reboot my phone but it was fruitless. This is when I realized the importance of a local back up. Fortunately I use Google contacts to store my phone numbers for syncing across all my device as well as the ability to access them anywhere I can get an internet connection. Those are the advantages of Google contacts, but how can one restore the contacts to your phone?

On your phone, go to the Gmail app and click on your account. Select manage account. You will be shown several items to choose from. Find the option for people and sharing, that is where you can access Google contacts. Select contacts and find the export option. Choose the vcard format and the contacts will be downloaded. Go to the file manager and click on the vcard file and you will be presented with the choice of  saving to your phone and you would h…

Must Have Apps For Music Lovers

Apple Music is the best app to have if you want to keep up with trending music. I tried the app and my mind was blown away. Before using the app I resorted to The Billboard Top 100. However the experience is different on a mobile app. Apple Music came to my rescue as i get to listen to music from the app as well as also have an opportunity to check the music charts locally and internationally. I can create a playlist which i can share on my social app profiles. This is a cool feature as it helps those I interact with in life to know my preferences when it comes to music.


Apple Inc is serious about music products. They also have one of my favourite apps for detecting a song playing as well as for displaying the lyrics if they are available. The app is called Shazam. It is mind blowing. If you ever come across a lovely song playing maybe in a public place and wondered what the name of the song is, just shazam and let the magic happen.

Update Your Old Android Phone

This article is for those who are using android  5 and below. You can get new features on your phone by downloading a few apps developed by non other than Google itself which is the developer of the android software.


Improve your messages functionality and aesthetic look by downloading messages app from playstore. After installing the app you will feel the difference, copying and forwarding messages will nolonger be pain stacking. You can also benefit by gaining access to your messages online. The setup for getting sms online is simple, all you have to do is scan a QR code just like WhatsApp web.



Your home screen is another area which needs to be spruced up. Download and install the Google Now Launcher and get the new look of higher android versions. Simplicity and increase in productivity is what you tend to gain by updating to the Google Now Launcher.


The keyboard is one of the areas which needs updating. Newer versions of android come with feature rich keyboards. To catch-up you can i…