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70 million SIM’s re-verified, 11 million blocked, says PTA

ISLAMABAD: According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), they have verified more than 70 million SIM’s and 11million were blocked due to not having re-verification and these Subsciber Identity Module’s (SIM’s) were disowned, as the deadline of re-verifiacation of the SIM’S were given by the authorities two months ago. Dr …

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WhatsApp introduces voice call beta feature via invites only

WhatsApp has finally introduced  the much awaited voice calling feature. According to a report many people have been receiving the WhatsApp calling feature on their Android smartphones. Anyone having latest version of the WhatsApp v2.11.561 can use this service. Latest version can be downloaded from “WhatsApp Store” or “APKMirror”. After installing latest version …

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PTA launches “Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2015”

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched competition “Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2015” in partnership with all mobile operators, Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific Bureau and Samsung. This initiative has been taken to encourage Pakistani individuals who have developed the most innovative user generated or professionally produced content that engages the …

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Apple reveals 12-inch Thinner MacBook with new Keyboard

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple revealed its completely redesigned MacBook at Apple’s March 2015 Keynote presentation ‘Spring Forward Event 2015’. It originally replaced the iBook series and 12-inch PowerBook series of notebook as a part of the Apple-Intel transition from PowerPC. This latest invention of Apple will be launched on April 10, …

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‘Solar Impulse 2’ in air for first ‘Round The World Attempt’

ABU DHABI: A Swiss solar-powered plane, ‘The Solar Impulse 2’ took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, to fly around the world using only solar power aimed at promoting green energy. The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), piloted by Andre Borschberg of Switzerland, took off at 7:12 am (03:12UTC) for its …

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6

BARCELONA: Samsung unveiled its two android smartphones Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 at GSM Association Mobile World Congress on March 01, 2015. Both are the successors to the Galaxy S5. Rumors surrounding the Galaxy S5’s successor began to surface in January 2015. In early February 2015, Bloomberg reported that …

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Mobile World Congress 2015 begins in Barcelona

BARCELONA: The world’s largest mobile technology event beings on Sunday, Estimated 86,000 salespeople, chip designers, device makers, software engineers and television will attend the five-day event. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and  Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai will be attending the MWC, Apple will not participate as usual. Among the …

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Over 9 milion 3G subricbes in Pakistan: PTA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has revealed that 3G operators added 3.3 million users on to their network during January 2015, this addition makes 9.08 million overall count so far in the country, who are availing 3G facility. This count of 3G subscribers is likely to grow more with introduction …

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Twitter launches official plugin for WordPress

Twitter has launched the Twitter plugin for WordPress to optimize the users website for a Twitter audience through easy to use sharing buttons, embedded Tweets, auto-generated markup indexed by Twitter and Follow buttons to help grow your Twitter audience. This new plugin requires PHP 5.4 or newer. All features are deeply …

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China drops US tech products to boost domestic firms

CHINA: China has dropped giant U.S. companies such as Cisco, Apple, McAfee and Citrix from its official list of approved products for government purchasing, according to Reuters and BBC news agency. Drop means that all the above mentioned companies’ products are no longer on approved list used by government department …

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DNA data storage device by ETH Zurich

SWITZERLAND: The researchers of ETH Zurich, a research institute, have found a way to store information in the form of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), preserving it for nearly an eternity as reported in the official website of the research institute. ETH Zurich, an engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management institute in …

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53 million SIM’s verified via biometric system

Islamabad: According to the Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Syed Ismail Shah, more than 53 million mobile phone SIM’s (Subscriber Identity Module) have been verified via biometric system during the last 38 days. “Still a lot of progress remains to be made as the turnout of subscribers having three or …

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U.S and British agents approaches into billions of phones

FRANKFURT: American and British secret agents hacked into the internal computer network of the leading manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy policy such as- monitoring the calls, texts and emails of cell phone communications across the globe as reported by The intercept and …

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Good news for kids – YouTube to launch an app especially for them

On Monday a special app for kids will launch in the U.S, this will be a mobile app which will be downloadable from Google Play store for Android device only. This app will contain family-friendly content and parents would have charge to turn the search function on and off. This …

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