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Ufone Provides Life Jackets to Pakistan Navy for Flood Relief

By | September 15, 2014 No Comments

To facilitate the residents of Sindh, Ufone extends its timely support in the form of life jackets which are being provided to Pakistan Navy at Navy Flood Camp, Sukkur for emergency response, as flood warning centers reported the onslaught of the deluge in a day, which is expected to cause major damages. The life jackets will help in rescue efforts whereby saving precious lives. Ufone’s [...]

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Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum 2014 concludes in Islamabad

By | September 15, 2014 No Comments

Huawei Technologies held an insightful summit, titled; “Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum” from 8th to 12th September, 2014, in Islamabad. The forum was designed to share Huawei’s global experience and new ideas in development of 3G and LTE Technologies, with operators, after the recent auction and issuance of of next-gen licenses.  The forum themed; “Awing MBB” was held in response to the mobile broadband network deployment [...]

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Ufone Launches Music Portal Taazi.com

By | September 15, 2014 3 Comments

Ufone, continuing with its trend of innovation in launching new products and services, has launched a new portal named Taazi.com,in collaboration with Unicorn Black, to support the music industry in Pakistan, where existing and upcoming artists, record labels and content providers will be able to sell a variety of content, ranging from songs to videos, by simply creating a free account. This initiative is again [...]

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PTCL EVO Wingle Service Reaches Peshawar

By | September 12, 2014 20 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has introduced EVO Wingle wireless broadband service in Peshawar to provide faster wireless broadband connectivity in the area, said a company statement issued today. The introduction of this wireless service enables customers in Peshawar to avail PTCL EVO 9.3 Mbps products such as EVO Wingle & EVO Nitro Cloud with improved data rates & enjoy faster connectivity. To facilitate the [...]

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PakWheels and Glow to Organize Auto Show in Karachi

By | September 12, 2014 4 Comments

PakWheels and Glow by Warid are organizing the biggest ever Auto Show in Karachi on 14th September 2014, featuring a wide range of automobiles in the Classic, Vintage, Exotic, Luxury, 4X4 and SUV categories. The Karachi Expo Center has been chosen as the venue for this grand event. Besides celebrating the latest breakthroughs in automobile technology, speed, design, elegance, horsepower, travel-comfort, leather upholstery and beauty, [...]

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Microsoft Introduces the Lumia 530 in Pakistan for Rs. 12,800

By | September 12, 2014 34 Comments

Microsoft Devices today announced the availability of Lumia 530 in Pakistan, the most affordable Lumia smartphone to date. Microsoft said that Lumia 530 will retail in Pakistan at around PKR 12,800/-. Available in both single SIM 3G and dual SIM 3G variants, Lumia 530 is aimed to expand the reach of Windows Phone as the first Lumia introduced below PKR 12,300/-, allowing more people to [...]

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SuperMeal.pk: Another Food-Ordering Portal in Town

By | September 12, 2014 7 Comments

Nowadays, many traditions have diversified food with the setting up various cuisines, various cooking methods, preferences and preparation. People have become more conscious about their taste buds and look for appetizing food to eat. Where dine outs have become a status symbol, ordering food has become a custom. In Pakistan we find many food lovers who crave for sumptuous refreshment and get it ordered from [...]

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Which iPhone Model was Most Innovative? [Infographic]

By | September 12, 2014 24 Comments

Apple’s iPhone is arguably is the most innovative device in recent year. iPhone, theoretically, packed the MACs in a device that was much smaller, mobile and equipped with cellular technology. Before iPhone, no one had ever wondered that we could do our businesses, entertainment and communication while on the go with the touch of fingers. Suddenly and conveniently we started browsing internet, made presentations, used [...]

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Revolutionizing HD Telemedicine with Satellite Connectivity

By | September 12, 2014 5 Comments

By Nadeem Safdar Imagine a rural town in mountainous Skardu in Northern Pakistan nearly 30 hours drive away from the capital Islamabad. If an elderly relative living in that remote town perceives signs of a stroke, his family would likely rush him to a nearby district hospital. Most hospitals in remote areas have limited staff. Even if the physician on duty is able to identify [...]

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Huawei and Fast-Nu Collaborate To Provide Training for ICT Professionals

By | September 12, 2014 One Comment

Huawei has announced it plans to increase its footprint of training and certifications in Pakistan and has selected FAST-National University to become its learning partner – (Huawei Authorized Learning Partner –HALP). HALP refers to a professional training organization that is authorized by Huawei to implement Huawei’s certification training programs, under Huawei’s supervision and management after passing its assessment. An agreement-signing ceremony was held on 11th [...]

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Mobilink Concludes its Summer Internship Program 2014

By | September 12, 2014 No Comments

Mobilink Summer Internship Program 2014 concluded with a Closing Ceremony held at the Mobilink Head Office. The Summer Internship Program spanned over two months and hosted a wide array of developmental modules on functional and soft skill workshops, recognition schemes and competitions. Students from HEC recognized institutes were placed in different functions of the organization to provide them with hands-on knowledge of both business and [...]

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5 Million Gmail Accounts and Passwords Leaked Online, Pakistani Accounts Included!

By | September 11, 2014 26 Comments

Yesterday a Russian hacker claimed to have hacked at least five million Gmail accounts along with the passwords. Thing got worse when he ruthlessly posted the entire dump of data in a text file online, exposing the passwords of five million Gmail users. This was a huge leak and alarmingly we found instances of Pakistani internet users’ IDs present in the dump as well. This [...]

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Pakistan Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Struggles to Get Government Support

By | September 11, 2014 3 Comments

Entrepreneurial trends in Pakistan during past couple of years remained encouraging — thanks to local incubators, accelerators, co-working facilities, competitions and local associations  — however there is a clear lack of government backing for the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, preventing it to get to the next level, said a report published by Invest2Innovate and commissioned by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), an office of [...]

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Branchless Banking to cross 1 Million Daily Transactions by Year End: SBP

By | September 11, 2014 2 Comments

Average daily branchless banking transactions in Pakistan are estimated to cross one million mark with-in this year, said State Bank of Pakistan in its quarterly review for branchless banking sector. State bank, in its Jan-March 2014 quarterly review, said that branchless banking transactions during the quarter stood at 68.5 million transactions that were worth Rs. 278.3 billion, showing 27% growth in volume, and 19% growth [...]

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Enterprise IT Market on Rampant Growth Trajectory in Pakistan: Report

By | September 11, 2014 No Comments

The Pakistan enterprise hardware market, which comprises servers and external storage, expanded a healthy 18.8% year on year in 2013, according to research released today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global advisory services firm’s EMEA Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker shows that enterprise revenue in Pakistan has been on a consistent uphill growth trajectory for the past few years, with further growth [...]

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Telcos Sustain Devastating Floods to Provide Uncut Communication

By | September 10, 2014 2 Comments

Ragging monsoon floods — spread across Punjab and Azad Kashmir — caused havoc devastation throughout the upper part of the country. Hundreds of thousands fled their homes as humongous magnitude of waters covered the lands and fields of Punjab and Kashmir. Khawaja Mohammad Asif, the minister for water, power and defence said that as many as 700,000 families were effected by the floods. Civil administration [...]

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

By | September 10, 2014 8 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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Zong Introduces Hybrid Bundles for Voice, Data and SMS

By | September 10, 2014 11 Comments

Zong yesterday announced its new bundles for voice, SMs and mobile internet. These hybrid bundles are mix of data, voice calls and SMS that are focused on giving a combined value to the customers and fulfil their data needs at a fixed price. The hybrid bundles are for both 2G and 3G customers and comprise of three different categories for youth, professionals and home-based users. Zong’s [...]

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Telenor Appoints Khurrum Ashfaque as its New CTO

By | September 9, 2014 31 Comments

Khurrum Ashfaque, presently the Director Technology Operations, has been appointed Chief Technical Officer in Telenor Pakistan, a statement issued by the company said. Gyorgy Koller, current CTO, will be moving back to Europe to join a program in Telenor Denmark and Telenor Hungary as Senior Vice-President. Khurrum will take charge from 15th September 2014. Khurrum Ashfaque has 21 years of international and local technical experience. [...]

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