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Lumia 630, First Windows Phone with Dual SIM support [Review]

By | September 8, 2014 6 Comments

Microsoft recently launched its entry level Nokia Lumia 630 in Pakistan. This device comes with the regular single SIM version as well as the first Windpws phone device to offer Dual SIM functionality. Lumia 630 was also the first device to run on Windows Phone 8.1 platform when it was announced a couple of months ago. We’ve got the dual SIM variant of this device for [...]

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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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How to Become a Freelance Writer (the Right Way)

By | September 8, 2014 8 Comments

By Hasan Saleem of Pakwired.com Freelance writing is a trending job nowadays. Everyone wants to become a freelance writer, start a blog, and get paid simply for having an opinion. But like any other career, it’s not for everyone. There is a common misconception that freelancing — especially freelance writing — is something everyone should delve into just because they can. And while yes, we [...]

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Telco to Broadcast Free Flood Warnings via SMS in Affected Areas

By | September 8, 2014 4 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has directed all licensed Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) to send free SMS flood alerts to the public in the affected districts of Punjab. A statement issued by the regulator on Sunday said that these flood alerts via SMS will be sent to mobile phone users in certain areas of the country in the wake of heavy floods in Punjab. PTA said [...]

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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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Silicon Valley Based Founder Institute Tests a Launch in Pakistan

By | September 5, 2014 No Comments

The Founder Institute (www.fi.co) — that claims to be the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program — announced today that it is exploring a new chapter launch in Karachi, Pakistan. Based out of Silicon Valley, Founder Institute was founded back in 2009 and it currently operates with chapters across over 65 cities and 40 countries. Founder Institute is primarily aimed at providing training [...]

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Foodpanda Introduces Online Payment Options

By | September 5, 2014 12 Comments

Online food ordering service foodpanda has officially activated online payment option for its restaurant partners to become first digital food ordering platform in the country to use online mode of payment. With this new facility introduced, Foodpanda customers now have a choice to complete their order process with payment via credit cards instead of cash-on-delivery. For debit card holders, this option is valid for VISA [...]

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Ufone Facilitates Daewoo Express Bus Customers via UPaisa

By | September 5, 2014 5 Comments

Ufone has further extended the scope and use of its financial solution, Upaisa by collaborating with Daewoo Express bus service. Now customers – travelling with Daewoo Bus service – will be able to make ticket purchase in advance via Upaisa. This milestone is yet another step towards the promotion of mobile financial services in Pakistan. UPaisa is the first branchless banking service to form this [...]

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Telenor Invites Students to Become Part of its Youth Summit in Oslo

By | September 4, 2014 One Comment

Telenor Pakistan has announced that starting today it is accepting applications from students who want to be part of Telenor Youth Summit to be held in December in Oslo, Norway. Telenor Group, earlier last month, had announced its second edition of Youth Summit that is organized in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center and will also coincide with Nobel Peace Prize event. According to Telenor, [...]

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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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Shaoib Baig, Former Vice President of Telenor, Joins PTI

By | September 4, 2014 58 Comments

Muhammad Shoaib Baig, who recently stepped down from his position from Telenor, has officially announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. “I am joining PTI on the call of my leader Imran Khan to stand up for our rights and say NO to injustice forever – inshAllah together we will make Naya Pakistan!”, Shaoib was quoted as saying in an update posted by PTI’s official Facebook page. [...]

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Sony Announced the “Not so Different” Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

By | September 4, 2014 4 Comments

After numerous leaks and rumors, Sony has finally announced its latest flagship device Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Its been just 6 months that Sony had launched the Xperia Z2 and here comes the new flagship phone with almost identical design, except its marginally smaller & slimmer. Just like its predecessor, Xperia Z3 packs a 5.2-inch 1080p display which translates to a pixel [...]

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Galaxy Note Edge with curved Screen Goes Official

By | September 4, 2014 5 Comments

Samsung has added another phablet to Note family at IFA 2014 this year, other than the highly anticipated Note 4. As the name suggests Galaxy Note Edge has an extended screen which goes around the edge of the phone. This curved screen technology isn’t new and Samsung already demonstrated it earlier but this time it is market ready. The Edge screen can be used for [...]

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Mobicash Partners with Shifa Foundation

By | September 4, 2014 No Comments

Mobicash has signed an agreement with Shifa Foundation, Islamabad to facilitate donation collections. The service allows collection of donation as low as Rupees 10 through Mobicash Retail outlets and Mobicash Mobile Accounts. Contributions are routed through Mobicash’s financial management network directly in to Shifa Foundation’s account ensuring maximum transparency. Aniqa Afzal Sandhu Director Mobile Financial Services, Mobilink commenting on the partnership said, “Mobilink as a [...]

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Samsung Announces the New and Improved Galaxy Note 4

By | September 4, 2014 25 Comments

At the IFA 2014 in Berlin today, Samsung announced the successor in its line of Note phablet devices. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 doesn’t look much different from its predecessors in terms of design, however there are dozens of improvements on the inside. The screen size of  Note 4 remains the same at 5.7”, but now it packs even more pixels, sporting a Quad HD 2560 [...]

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Opera Mini for Windows Phone Public Beta Goes Live

By | September 3, 2014 3 Comments

One of the most popular mobile web browser, Opera Mini is now available on Windows Phone platform. Though it took the developers a long time to finally develop an app for the increasing user base of Windows Phone OS but nevertheless its finally here. Initially began as a research project at Telenor in 1994, Opera has more than 350 million users on all major desktop [...]

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Ufone Equips CDA with 3G Based Activity Management System

By | September 3, 2014 6 Comments

Ufone today announced that it has launched a 3G based activity management system for Capital Development Authority (CDA). This solution will allow CDA management to keep track of the activities of its employees on ground, supplemented by location and pictures of the employees. This is one of the productive use of 3G services that are launched by Ufone and other telecom operators recently. With the help [...]

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Reactivate Your Ufone SIM to Make Free Calls for Whole Month

By | September 3, 2014 3 Comments

If you are in possession of a Ufone SIM and for some reason if you haven’t used it since 1st August, 2014, then you have a chance to make free Ufone to Ufone calls for one whole month. Simply put your Ufone SIM back in your phone and that is all. Start making free Ufone to Ufone calls for one month long duration. Offer Details: [...]

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Cyber Protests: PTV Website Gets Defaced by Hackers

By | September 2, 2014 16 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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