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Posts ByAzeem Ullah Hassan

Microsoft to Announce the Next Version of Windows (Threshold) on September 30

By | September 17, 2014 27 Comments

Microsoft is on its way to announce the next version of Windows (possibly Windows 9 or merely “Windows”) on the last day of the month, September 30. The press invites currently only feature the tagline: “Join us to hear about what’s next for Windows and the enterprise”. Microsoft is expected to put further light in the future versions of Windows (codenamed Threshold), and maybe even [...]

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Apple’s First Watch Comes in Two Sizes for $350

By | September 10, 2014 7 Comments

Apart from the new iPhones, Apple also launched its much-awaited Smartwatch yesterday. Aptly named the Apple Watch, the new gadget comes with specs that might sound dull at first and was called a “comprehensive health and fitness device”. “This is the most personal device we’ve ever created.” You start with the display at the front. Don’t know about the screen size, but it is a [...]

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Apple Announces its First Phablets in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

By | September 10, 2014 43 Comments

September always brings with it a number of notable smartphone announcements which ultimately define the smartphone industry, the iPhone being one of them. Last year, we got the iPhone 5S and the 5C, the former of which brought among several notable features including Touch ID fingerprint scanner and a 64-bit processor. But it was still somewhat felt that it came at a wrong time, especially [...]

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Motorola Announces the More Powerful Second Gen Moto X

By | September 8, 2014 5 Comments

More than a year after it announced the original Moto X, the company is finally back with a new phone, the Moto X (2014). The phone brings several notable improvements over its predecessor including a bigger display, a newer design and better internals. The display size of the phone has increased by half an inch to 5.2”. Its resolution is 1080p but is a Super [...]

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Microsoft’s First Selfie Phone Arrives

By | September 8, 2014 No Comments

It’s been quite some time since Microsoft has been testing a special phone with a selfie-camera at the front. Why should Windows Phone fall behind the pack after all? Well, it’s here and its called the Lumia 730, which comes with a dedicated 5 megapixel wide-angle 24mm lens at the front. In pure budget fashion, it will also come with dual-SIM connectivity standard, apart from an [...]

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Motorola Announces an Improved Second-Gen Moto G

By | September 6, 2014 21 Comments

Almost a year has passed since Motorola announced the most-iconic budget phone of current era, the Moto G. With the pace with which technology moves, it was clear that an upgrade was needed and now that has arrived in the form of the new Moto G (2014). The new phone comes with a larger display, a higher-resolution camera and expandable storage, to name a few [...]

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Nokia Outs its Thinnest and Lightest Lumia Yet, the Lumia 830

By | September 4, 2014 15 Comments

Microsoft Devices today unveiled its latest Lumia 830 smartphone at IFA in Berlin, which, according to the company, is a flagship device with affordable price tag. Lumia 830 carries forward the traditional Lumia design, packed with metal and polycarbonate to give the device a premium look. Lumia 830 will be available in bright colors including orange, bright green, white and black. Newsiest Lumia phone measures [...]

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HTC Announces One (M8) Flagship with Windows Phone 8.1

By | August 20, 2014 4 Comments

Now that Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia is complete, all it wants is more partners and what better way to begin with HTC? The Taiwanese company which had been with it since its Windows Phone 7 (and Mobile) days and last made a Windows Phone in 2012 has now launched a flagship running on the Windows Phone OS. Hardware differences are almost none. The standard Android [...]

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Sony’s M2 Aqua Offers Waterproof Design on a Budget

By | August 20, 2014 7 Comments

Sony has been paying a lot of attention to the budget category and its new addition is the Xperia M2 Aqua, a sub-standard phone with water-proofing as standard in a price bracket where it is unheard of. The screen is a large, 4.8″ panel with qHD resolution. This results in an unflattering 230 ppi, which will be just usable. Above the display is a 1.1 [...]

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Alpha with New Metal Design

By | August 18, 2014 One Comment

Samsung is afraid, that’s a fact. This last quarter, it recorded its worst performance in two years, mostly due to the faltering sales of its S5 flagship. It’s been just about time that people realize that gimmicks don’t really matter rather than showing off (or for point scoring). But the worst is the design. Samsung’s phones are just about as exciting design-wise as BlackBerry’s are [...]

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Container Run Shows the Lighter Side of Azadi March

By | August 15, 2014 11 Comments

It’s clear that the thriving game developer community of Pakistan is also diplomatic; it tries to capitalise from every on-going national event. Not that we are complaining. How can a possible revolution possibly get through? Seems like a genuine opportunity to begin with, which it is. In a new game on Android called Container Run, you are shown running away from containers. You play as [...]

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Google Celebrates Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day with a Doodle

By | August 14, 2014 One Comment

Continuing its customary annual traditions, Google has celebrated Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day with a doodle. Its the fourth consecutive year in which the tech-giant has posted one of its customized logos. This year’s doodle is arguably the most elegant of the lot. This year the inspiration comes from the amazing Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, which represents a blooming flower. Below the animated landmark lies the [...]

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The Dumbphones Live as Microsoft Announces the Nokia 130

By | August 12, 2014 5 Comments

As was expected, a week ago Microsoft announced that it had dismissed Nokia’s non-Windows Phone projects in favour of the main offering. As it has turned out, however, one thing survived: the dumbphones, the reason being the fact that none of Microsoft’s current products fall in that particular category. Showing mercy towards Nokia’s entry-level market, Microsoft announced the Nokia 130, a phone featuring a 1.8″ [...]

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Samsung to Announce the Note 4 on September 3rd

By | August 11, 2014 15 Comments

Samsung is all set to announce the newest addition to its Note line-up almost three weeks from now, on September 3rd. The invites for the Unpacked event come with a tagline underneath saying “Note the date”, clearly indicating what Samsung is up to. This is the time of the year for one of Samsung’s two most major releases anyway. Expected specs This year’s release is [...]

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SanDisk Takes Data Transfers to a Whole New Level with Dual Ultra USB Drive

By | August 11, 2014 39 Comments

The new wave of smartphones has brought us amazing accessories too. While those made by manufacturers themselves are always something to look out for, it is just astonishing what some companies can come up with. SanDisk is one such company. Earlier in the year, we reported about its wireless hard disk for smartphones and other portables. Now there is something even better: A dual USB [...]

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LG Announces the Mid-Range L60

By | August 11, 2014 7 Comments

LG has announced a new mid-range phone in its L series line-up, the L60. The phone comes with specs we all know and should have a low price-tag too. The phone comes with a 4.3″ display with 480 x 800 resolution. Four physical keys can be spotted below the display, which aren’t really common nowadays. Under the hood, you can get a 1.3Ghz dual-core processor [...]

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Windows Phone Store Reaches 300K Apps, Finally

By | August 11, 2014 2 Comments

Almost four years after its launch, Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store has finally reached the 300,000 app mark. The last 100 grand out of these were just added in the last few months, which also saw some big names such as Instagram joining in the party. The number is still put to shame by over a million apps which Android and iOS users can play around [...]

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Google Removes Bomb Gaza Game from the Play Store

By | August 7, 2014 43 Comments

It is a common practise for game developers to take inspiration, or even make games directly on real-life events. Hence, it is not a surprise that the current on-going event in the Middle East, the Israel-Gaza conflict was also moulded into an mobile game ‘Bomb Gaza’ on Android. After spending a week on the Play Store, the game was finally removed by Google and is [...]

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Microsoft Releases Nokia X2, its Last Non-Windows Phone

By | August 4, 2014 17 Comments

The future of Nokia X2, in particular after Microsoft’s announcement to quit making non-Windows Phone smartphones, had been in jeopardy. Not anymore though, and the phone has officially been launched in Pakistan for Rs. 15,500. While the price is not hugely significant, what is in fact is the fact that this could well be the last Nokia phone to not run Windows Phone in history. [...]

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HTC Announces its New J Butterfly

By | August 4, 2014 One Comment

Its the time of the year when HTC announces its most-important smartphone, after its flagship and its mini-version, the Butterfly. Its common for these phones to borrow a lot from the on-going flagships and at times are even better, hence, they are always looked forward to. This year’s J Butterfly kicks off things with a 5″ display with Full HD 1080p resolution. It is made [...]

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