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Posts ByAzeem Ullah Hassan

Nikon Outs a New Android Camera

By | April 11, 2014 2 Comments

Nikon’s unveiled its first Android camera a year or two back, in August 2012. That effort was half-hearted, as the biggest problem was the OS itself: Gingerbread which is pretty terrible on smartphones, let alone cameras. But here it is, and after almost two years of struggle, here’s the successor to the S800c, the S810c. The camera, Nikon says, should be rather be regarded — [...]

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Samsung Catching up with Apple in the Tablet Market

By | April 11, 2014 6 Comments

According to recent figures by ZDNet, Samsung is now closing up on Apple quickly in the tablet market, after leaving its closest competitor far behind in smartphones. The company now holds a market share of 23%, compared to Apple’s 30%, though, the difference is narrowing quickly with the share of the latter sloughing away slowly. Samsung’s catching up in the market has been attributed to [...]

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Facebook to Remove Messenger From its Official App

By | April 10, 2014 11 Comments

Until now, if you wanted to chat with your friends on Facebook, you could either open messenger on the main app or simply install the separate, more intuitive Messenger app. As it turns out, the former option is now being cancelled in favour of the latter. In the coming few weeks, starting from Europe, Facebook will be removing the Messenger from its official app, meaning [...]

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BlackBerry May Sell its Handset Division if it Doesn’t Become Profitable

By | April 10, 2014 2 Comments

BlackBerry’s new CEO, John S. Chen, may have given himself a psychological time limit of 2016 to bring his company back into the light, but that does not mean he is totally sure of the success of this plan. In a recent interview with Reuters, John S. Chen said that his company will quit making phones if they don’t bring in a profit soon. “If [...]

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Nokia Outs the Highly Affordable 225

By | April 9, 2014 11 Comments

Nokia has been announcing pretty attractive phones over the past few months, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten its important lower-end market. It has now presented another option for customers by launching the new Nokia 225. The Nokia 225 comes with a 2.8″ 256K colour display with 320 x 240 resolution, which is also the largest display Nokia has put on a non-touchscreen phone ever. [...]

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HTC One Has the Fastest Touchscreen on a Phone Yet

By | April 9, 2014 7 Comments

While traditionally, it is usually the iPhone which is considered to be the most responsive phone on the planet, Android has been making strong progress in this sector recently as well. While things have certainly improved with the new KitKat update, kudos to HTC for bringing a device in the market with the most responsive touchscreen to come in a phone yet through its HTC [...]

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Urdu Lughat is the Most-Complete Urdu-to-Urdu Dictionary Available on Internet Right Now

By | April 9, 2014 4 Comments

Agree or not, Urdu’s online presence is pitiable. Despite being among the five most-spoken languages in the world, there are just about 10,000 articles written in Urdu on Wikipedia. (There are over 40,000 pages on Wikipedia in Urdu but only a quarter of those are complete articles). There aren’t many reputable online dictionaries either. However, there’s one option now which is a beacon of hope [...]

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Twitter Brings Radical New Changes to its Web Profile

By | April 9, 2014 2 Comments

Twitter has announced that a new major redesign will be hitting its web profiles, which started yesterday on the 8th of April 2014 . New users can get to experience it straightaway while existing ones will have to wait for a few more weeks. Upon first glance, you will notice the unmistakable resemblance with, you guessed it, Facebook. After it has rolled out to everyone, [...]

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Samsung Outs the Galaxy ACE Style

By | April 9, 2014 One Comment

Samsung’s Galaxy Ace series once used to be its main line-up in the mid-range smartphones. Over the past couple of years, however, it has almost been wiped out from the picture, after the entrance of Galaxy Wins, Grands and the lot. Now Samsung is back with a new phone from the series, the ACE Style. The phone comes with a 4″ display with 480 x [...]

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Windows XP is Officially Dead

By | April 9, 2014 8 Comments

Microsoft, after countless warnings, has at last pulled the plug from the Windows XP. The once most-popular desktop Operating System (OS) in the world that still powers 27 percent of all PCs worldwide. The OS will no longer be getting security updates and technical support from Microsoft now onwards. Support for Office and Exchange 2003 has also ended. The 12-year old Windows XP had already [...]

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Nokia Tune Turns 20

By | April 7, 2014 One Comment

In 1994, Nokia announced one of its first major phones, the 2110. The phone was the company’s first to receive and send SMS but that wasn’t by far its biggest innovation; that would be the Nokia Tune of course! Of course, the tone then wasn’t in the form in which it is today but at its heart nothing has changed. It was written by Francisco [...]

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Microsoft Cancels its Licensing Fee for Windows Devices with Less than 9" Displays

By | April 7, 2014 One Comment

In its quest to make Windows products cheaper than ever, Microsoft is announcing its plans to take off the unpopular Windows licensing scheme from devices with screens lesser than 9″ in size. This means Windows phablets, smartphones and small tablets are all going to get cheaper than before. The result will obviously be easily felt as Microsoft is used to charging $50 for every Windows [...]

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Microsoft Shows its Own Concept of the Perfect Dashboard Against Apple’s CarPlay

By | April 7, 2014 2 Comments

According to analysts, a mind-boggling 82.8 million cars were sold worldwide last year. By the end of this year, that number is said to rise to an estimated 85 million. That’s huge, whichever way you think of it. Unexpectedly, everyone is trying to capitalize in this boom, especially the biggest companies in the technological world. After Apple launched CarPlay and Google announced its Open Automotive [...]

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All the New Windows Phone 8.1 Features

By | April 4, 2014 7 Comments

Would you believe it? More than one-and-a-half years have passed since Microsoft announced its Windows Phone 8 platform and since then, there has been a rather disturbing silence regarding the future. Until now. Windows Phone 8.1 is finally announced and brings several new improvements, customizations and most-importantly, features to the mix. UI Improvements The biggest news in this category is the Action Centre, which is [...]

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Nokia Announces the Lumia 930 with 20MP PureView Camera and 5 Inch Display

By | April 3, 2014 One Comment

Nokia has finally pulled the cover from the new Lumia 930, which is, along with the Lumia 630 and 635, the first phone to run Windows Phone 8.1. The phone comes with a 5″ display, a 20 MP Pureview camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The ClearBlack AMOLED display panel, as you would expect, comes with a Full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution and Super [...]

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