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Microsoft Announces Windows Phone Hackathon on ITCN 2014

By | August 18, 2014 5 Comments

Microsoft Pakistan has announced a three day Windows Phone Hackathon on the occasion of ITCN Asia – country’s largest IT Expo – starting August 26th, 2014. Microsoft said that all sorts of startups, students and professional developers are invited to participate in the Hackathon and win amazing Windows Phone devices. As mentioned above, almost anyone can participate. Each team can have a maximum of two [...]

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Container Run Shows the Lighter Side of Azadi March

By | August 15, 2014 10 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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PTCL to Permanently Retire its Vfone Services

By | August 13, 2014 32 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has decided to roll back Vfone, company’s wireless phone service, from August 31st, 2014. Vfone, company’s wireless voice and SMS service, that operated under PTCL’s Wireless Local Loop (WLL) license will be permanently disbanded, we have confirmed with the sources. PTCL is currently in process of communicating its Vfone customers about the decision. Vfone customers in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad [...]

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Hafeez Centre: The Home of Tech Gadgets in Lahore

By | August 13, 2014 15 Comments

By Hassaan Ommat Hafeez Centre is one of Asia biggest tech markets and a whole new world in its self. Being a Lahori, I had always heard tales associated with it. The usual one’s, regarding second hands and refurbished goods being sold and the not so usual one’s, of getting a good bargain. In the space of a few weeks I performed pilgrimage thrice to [...]

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Mobile Phone Service Suspended in Parts of Islamabad

By | August 13, 2014 9 Comments

Mobile phone services have been suspended in parts of Islamabad, primarily in Red Zone areas, amid security situation in the capital, we have confirmed. On directions of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, cellular mobile operators shut down their networks in Red Zone. A notice sent to mobile companies said them to remain prepared for suspension of services in other parts of the capital as well. Currently the [...]

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Samsung Donates Ultrasound Machines to Jinnah Hospital Karachi

By | August 13, 2014 4 Comments

Samsung Electronics, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, announced donation of multiple Samsung Ultrasound machines to the Jinnah Hospital Karachi. The Samsung Ultrasound machines will support the hospital and alleviate treatment of the poor and underprivileged citizens of the city with free access to ultrasound services at the hospital. An inauguration ceremony took place this week, at the Radiology department of Jinnah Post Graduate [...]

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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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Nokia X, XL and X2 Users to Get Free Premium Services of TrueCaller for Extended Duration

By | August 12, 2014 24 Comments

Microsoft Devices has announced its collaboration with Truecaller, the world’s largest verified mobile phone community, for Nokia X smartphones, which would allow people to have access to premium features of Truecaller for 90 days absolutely free. With this tie up, Nokia X users shall benefit with an enhanced Truecaller Premium experience for 90 days, free of cost. Truecaller is a mobile app that helps you [...]

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USB Chip Exploited to Steal Data and Hijack Computers

By | August 12, 2014 8 Comments

USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a standard method for connecting devices and data transfer. It is a well known fact that sometimes USB devices infect your computer with deadly viruses. Good thing is that now most people know about it, and use an anti-virus software to detect the malware and viruses hidden inside a USB along with data. But what if the malware is embedded [...]

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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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Zameen.com Hosts Bloggers’ Meet-up

By | August 11, 2014 No Comments

Zameen.com recently organized a blogger meet-up in Lahore with the aim of connecting with some of the best and most popular writers in the city. Several notable bloggers representing some of the most popular blogs from around the city descended on The Café Upstairs on Jail Road, where they met up with members of Team Zameen for a round of great conversation, networking and some [...]

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Meet Markhor, the Makers of Leather Accessories for Modern Gentlemen!

By | August 11, 2014 8 Comments

“Hometown Shoes” is a well known start up incubated at Plan9 along with other startups and has witnessed success period and credibility in the technology sectors. The startup helped hundreds of individuals find jobs and stabilize their income by exposing local artisans and craftsmen to a way of earning money and rehabilitating the positive image of Pakistan and its diverse culture. Previously, Hometown Shoes were known [...]

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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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