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Cyber Protests: PTV Website Gets Defaced by Hackers

By | September 2, 2014 6 Comments

On going political situation in Islamabad has triggered Pakistani hackers to protests against the government. Previously, a hackers’ group had defaced Pakistan.gov.pk and now its the Pakistan Television’s official website that was defaced today for similar reasons. Pakistan Haxors Crew, which claims the responsibility of the defacement, left multiple messages for the politicians, police department and Geo Television. Hackers condemned the actions of Punjab Police [...]

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Warid Expands Biometric Verification System across Pakistan

By | September 2, 2014 No Comments

Warid Telecom has advanced its compliance with Pakistan telecommunication authority directives by expanding its biometric verifications solutions (BVS) network throughout Pakistan. Last year in December, Warid Telecom first rolled out BVS network at company business centres in Karachi. Later on, the deployment was stretched to 12 Warid business centers and 358 franchises across Sindh and Balochistan. In the second phase, around 2000 devices were installed [...]

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Hacktivists Deface Pakistan.gov.pk to Support Protests in Red Zone

By | August 31, 2014 19 Comments

Hactivists decided to play their role in the on-going political situation in Islamabad. A hacker group, without revealing its identity, has defaced Pakistan.Gov.PK – country’s official website – and replaced its content with weird images of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari, former President of Pakistan. In its unique instance, the hacker didn’t leave a credit note [...]

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Microsoft Devices to Sell its Smartphones Online on Daraz.pk

By | August 29, 2014 7 Comments

Microsoft Devices Pakistan recently signed an MoU with Daraz.pk, enabling fans of Windows Phones to browse, select and purchase their favourite Lumia devices directly from the comfort of their homes. Daraz.pk is Pakistan’s leading online shopping portal. This collaboration presents Lumia devices to a unique segment of online shoppers. The Lumia series, known for its innovation and trendiness, is one of the fastest growing smartphone [...]

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Telenor Pakistan Inaugurates Location Based Disaster Warning SMS System

By | August 29, 2014 No Comments

Aimed at mitigating the impact of disasters and extending timely relief to the victims by introducing in Pakistan the first of its kind innovative location based early warning SMS system, Telenor Pakistan has recently signed an agreement with its emergency response partners, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for Beneficiary Communications Project. The agreement was signed by Michael Patrick Foley, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor Pakistan and [...]

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HTC Unveils Desire 510, a Mid-Range Quad Core Phone with LTE

By | August 28, 2014 5 Comments

HTC has added a new member in its desire series that is named as the Desire 510 smartphone, a combination of mid-range specs and LTE connectivity. Weighing 158 grams, and with dimensions of 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm, this smartphone gets furnished with fine plastic design boasting a 4.7” inch-screen with FWVGA display that can be perfect for watching videos and gaming and makes [...]

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Oppo Find 7a: A Flagship Phone You Can Afford [Review]

By | August 27, 2014 24 Comments

Oppo is the newest entrant in Pakistan’s smartphone market. Oppo has already launched 4 smartphones in the country targeted at different price segments. Oppo Find 7a, one of the flagships this year is the high-end device among them. Another one is Find 7, which comes with slightly more powerful hardware and a 2K (Quad HD) screen. (Find 7 will also be launched in Pakistan very soon). A couple [...]

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Mobilink Offers Free Mobile Internet in collaboration with OLX

By | August 27, 2014 One Comment

Mobilink in collaboration with OLX has launched its second-wave of sponsored internet offer for its customers. This initiative will provide 6 hours of free Internet to Mobilink customers using the Opera Mini Browser. Customers simply have to visit webpass.opera.com/store. Aamer Manzoor, Head of Data Mobilink said, “Mobilink believes in continuously bringing forth new and innovative promotions for its customers. Our collaboration with OLX is a [...]

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The PC is Reborn

By | August 26, 2014 14 Comments

By Naveed Siraj You may have thought that the big desktop computer with the bulky beige box had disappeared completely but that’s not the case, it’s just had a significant facelift. With the wave of slim, sleek tablets and notebooks on the market today, the PC of old is unrecognisable PCs are going through a transformation towards slimmer designs and touch screens. Customers are leading [...]

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Lenovo Launches Smartphones in Pakistan with Aim to Become No 3 Player in First Year

By | August 25, 2014 30 Comments

Lenovo today announced that it will be launching this September its smartphones for the first time in Pakistan with a ten-model portfolio, designed to fit every style, personality and budget. Sharay Shams, Head of Smartphone Business at Lenovo Middle East and Africa along with Arif Shafique, Country Manager for Lenovo Pakistan, announced five Android smartphones today in an event that concluded here in Karachi in [...]

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Warid Pulls Industry’s Best Talent for Key Positions

By | August 25, 2014 20 Comments

Warid has managed to remain in the headlines lately. First it shocked the market (and the regulator) by announcing the deployment of 4G LTE network without investing a single penny into license (unlike Zong, which bought 4G license for USD 210 million dollars). Later on, Warid made it to the headlines when it announced an investment plan of over USD 400 million dollars. It is [...]

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Zong Appoints Abu Nasar Alvi as Head of Device Business

By | August 25, 2014 7 Comments

Zong Telecom has appointed a head of devices as part of its management changes, revealed a statement issued by the company Abunasar Alvi of Samsung has reportedly joined Zong as Senior Manager Terminals and Head of device business Pakistan. He will be responsible for Zong’s long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design, as well as the company’s joint development efforts. Abunasar Alvi joins Zong [...]

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Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999

By | August 22, 2014 317 Comments

Ufone has decided to take up with Smartphone manufacturers by introducing one of the lowest priced 3G enabled Android Smartphone. Ufone is calling it Ufone Smart U5, which is amazingly priced at just Rs. 5,999 and comes with a six months warranty. Its not only about such a low price for an Android Phone, with Smart Smart U5 – bought from Ufone – customers will [...]

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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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