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How to create a subdomain for use with Blogger

 Not all sites are meant solely for blogging. Some websites only include a blog for marketing purposes only. This is because blogs can drive traffic to your site. Each site visitor is a potential customer who can end up buying products or services on the website. I am going to show you how you can create a subdomain that can then be used as a custom domain on Blogger. Creating a subdomain in CPanel Most web hosting companies in Zimbabwe provide packages that come with CPanel and therefore I shall use it as an example. It is easy to create a subdomain in CPanel. A subdomain has two main purposes. It can act be used to host a different website or to organize the main domain so as to improve the user experience. If your main domain is 'example.com', then a subdomain can be 'blog.example.com'. To create 'blog.example.com', simply lo into CPanel and head on to the section written 'subdomains'. Go on to create your subdomain by just entering the word 'blog

Best free alternative to DSTV

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Well, it might not be totally free but most of the content is free. I have written about  free alternatives to Netflix and have been mum about any Dstv alternatives. It is because I had not found one. How do I mean I had not found one when there are so many streaming apps out there? Dstv has certain channels which can not be found anywhere else with ease. I needed an ideal replacement where I could find channels like Jim Jam, for my kids, and Bollywood or Zollywood channels for my wife. I finally found the solution in On StarTimes. StarTimes has everything you need in a streaming app. It gives apps like Netflix, a run for their money. It also promises to takeover Tubi from the pole position of my favourite video streaming apps. How is that so? StarTimes allows you access to live TV and you can also find downloadable content for watching later. The latter, is a feature which is common in top video streaming apps like ShowMax and Netflix, Youtube or Prime Video. D

Pexels versus other stock image sites

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I fell in love with Pexels the very first time I tried it. I submitted only four photos in the name of experimenting and I was wowed by how well the images performed. I had just uploaded the few high resolution photos I had in my phone and they were not my best photos.  I checked in two days after uploading and noticed that several people had already started interacting with my photos.  Following my success with Pexels, I decided to try other photo sharing apps to check if there was anything I was missing out on. I tried Shutterstock and Adobe and my findings made me fall in love with Pexels even more. I was amazed by how Adobe uses machine learning to automatically come up with keywords after uploading a photo. I could not believe my eyes when their platform could detect a rainbow in my photo! I did not notice the same in Shutterstock. I had to manually add keywords after submiting my photos and it was painstaking.  I am still waiting approval of my photos on both Adobe and Shuttersto

Apps I missed from the Roku store

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In Zimbabwe Roku devices are hard to come by and when they were made available around 2018 through a deal with Kwese Play I was one of the first people to buy the Roku 3 device. However, the fun did not last long as the devices were rendered obsolete after the deal was terminated. That left me with a deep ache in my heart as I had already started enjoying some apps I had installed from the Roku app store. So how am I coping, you might want to know. Image of some of the apps in Google Playstore for Android TV. I bought an android TV box and continued enjoying Netflix , YouTube and Tubi. I use the latter when I can not afford my monthly Netflix subscription. Somehow, I still missed something from Roku. What is that? I pondered about it and finally realised that Roku had got me attached to Redbull TV and Aljazeera.  I then decided to check Google Playstore to see if I can install the apps to my TV box. I know most people could have figured this out earlier than I did. I then remembered a

Online Learning Platform for Zimbabwean Kids

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I have launched an online platform on which kids aged four to twelve can practice reading and listening skills in Shona and English.  The content is interactive and free. More features will be added in due course. Learning is through word games and an interactive yet simple to use interface. Head to  Shona Words  and get your kid to start learning from the comfort of your home today.

Binary Search, C Program

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I have implemented a binary search algorithm in C language. Having gone through a college module on data structures and algorithms, I came across the binary search algorithm and decided to implement it. The following is the code. I have included a test driver for the algorithm in the form of a sorted array of ten elements. You can modify and use the binary search code as a module or function in your application The program can also report if an element has not been found, this is important since I use a while loop which must not become an infinite loop.

A Free Alternative to Netflix or Prime Video

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There are several video on demand streaming services which are great alternatives to Netflix or Prime Video. Some of them like ShowMax require a subscription while others like Iflix and Viki offer both free and premium content. You might wonder if there are any VOD services which are totally free. The answer is yes! The first one that comes to most people's minds is YouTube, I explore more about this alternative in a different article. My best  free alternative to Netflix or Prime video is Tubi. It has all the features you are familiar with on most VOD web or mobile applications. Movies are categorized into several genres which make searching for content that suits your taste easy. There is the option of adding movies to a queue for watching later, this is one of the best features- it is more like bookmarking a website.  To enjoy that function you need to create a account with Tubi. Let me take you through all the stages you need to complete in order to start streaming movies fr