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Best Dating Apps in Zimbabwe

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps. However it is used mostly in upmarket suburbs and it is not useful in some areas, especially the ghetto. 

Jaumo is best for those who do not want to reveal their true identity. This is ideal for new people on the dating scene since it helps them build confidence knowing that nobody will ever know their personal details like email or phone number. However this can be taken advantage of by people with sinister intentions. Women especially end up falling prey to men with evil intentions. 

Badoo is our favourite. It is trendy just like Tinder and has users across the social divide. What we like the most about Badoo is its face recognition feature. It can verify if the profile picture is really of the person behind the profile. It takes less than 5 minutes to get verified. To avoid scammers and those who are into cat phishing, users should chat with other verified users. Badoo verifies from the profile picture up to the email and phone number. L…

How Econet helped shape my career

I can code in several languages though I specialize in full stack web development thanks to Econet Zimbabwe.

During the  days when I started writing code in early 2014 I visited the Econet Zimbabwe website and found that they had some zero rated websites. This meant that, as an econet subscriber, I could access some sites for free without the need to buy any internet bundles.



The zero rated content was arranged into different categories and I headed to the education section where I started reading articles on coding. I enjoyed the tutorials titled "Learn Python The Hard Way". I followed most if not all the instructions on a PC I had assembled by myself. I became proficient in coding in Python.

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How to write and compile code as well as to publish android apps on a smartphone.

Getting Started
There is a guide which I recommend that you read first. It contains a list of all the resources you might need in developing android applications on smartphones. Some of the resources are required for accessing the full course content or for one to be able to carry out practicals as well as for providing the means to interact with the tutor. However, if you want to jump into the course click here.

Prerequisites
Prior knowledge of how to develop simple android applications is an advantage as this course mainly focuses on how to use smartphones in the development process and therefore does not dwell much on teaching an in-depth knowledge of how to create different types of Android apps. However, if you are totally new to Android development you can still be able to learn how to write code and complete this tutorial at the same time by reading Java for Dummies and Android development for Dummies. How lessons will be conducted
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How to make money from home in Zimbabwe

It is not a hoax, it is real. Making money from home is a possibility which needs to be explored. All you need is a smartphone at least and the will to succeed.

There are several ways you can achieve this. Let's start with some services which are based on some websites that you can offer.

Airbnb should be your first stop (to those who own a house) if you need to try a few of the ways on how to earn a living from home. All you need to do is list a room on Airbnb and provide guest house services. Such guest houses are proving to be popular to many people nowadays considering their affordability and privacy.
Blogging. You can also make money from blogging. If you have a website or a huge following on social media, you can join an affiliate program. I recommend Share a Sale. Go on to their website and find a sponsor so that you get paid for great content.

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Why Zimbabweans buy fuel from the black market

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Zimbabwe uses blended petrol. The fuel can be leaded or unleaded but it will definitely be a blend of ethanol and petrol. Many drivers believe that blended petrol does not last as much as pure petrol and that is the main reason why they would rather pay a higher amount of money for fuel on the black market.

Best app to stream to your Roku or Kwese play

Kwese play which is roku powered, is a device that brings more fun when it comes to entertainment in the home. One of the features I like the most is the ability to cast from a mobile device to a TV. All you need to do is go to the app store on the TV and choose the right app for casting. We tried on an android tablet the Allconnect app and another one called All Screen. The latter won. All Screen is the best app for casting to your TV when using a Kwese play device. To use it you install the app on both the Kwese play and on your phone. Open the app on your phone and choose casting device which in this case is the roku or Kwese play device. If the settings allow it the app will open automatically on your TV and you can enjoy watching videos, audio and photos seamlessly without lagging or buffering as well as using your mobile data.

My top three social media apps

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Google Drive Direct Link Generator

Google Drive Direct Link Generator
GENERATE LINK

Do you have any files on Google Drive that you would like to share with others so that they can easily download them? We all know that if you share a file from Google Drive the person you send the link to can not directly download the file. The file first opens in Google Drive before and then one has to click on the option to download. Follow the instructions below on how to make any file saved on Google Drive downloadable by just clicking on a link.

Instructions

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Step 2 Click on the file you have uploaded on Google drive and turn on link sharing.




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Plumtree residents frequently go for several days without water or electricity. This is not perculiar to Zimbabwe alone but to most countries in Africa. Experts say eratic rainfall which culminate in water shortage is due to climate change. Global warming is a major factor drought and heat waves.

Even though there is a crisis, there are some solutions which can be used to alleviate some of the problems bedeviling Zimbabweans and Africans akike.  Water harvesting, for example, can be a temporary solution for shortage of water for household use  during this rainy season.




The use of solar lights can alleviate blackouts and save on the electricity bill.