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Google introduces offline search for its Mobile App

Google introduces offline search for its Mobile App

Google have today rolled out a new offline search feature for its traditional search app which lets you save your searches when you are not online. As soon as you go online, you automatically get all your searches displayed one by one.  

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Do not become a victim of this new Gmail Phishing scam. Be careful and stay safe!!

Do not become a victim of this new Gmail Phishing scam. Be careful and stay safe!!

Security researchers have identified a “highly effective” phishing scam that’s been fooling Google Gmail customers into divulging their login credentials. The scheme, which has been gaining popularity in the past few months and has reportedly been hitting other email services, involves a clever trick that can be difficult to detect. Researchers at WordFence, a team that makes a popular security tool for the blog site WordPress, warned of the attack in a recent blog post, noting that it has been “having a wide impact, even on experienced technical users.” (See these people, whose accounts were targeted.) Here’s how the swindle works. The attacker, usually disguised as a trusted contact, sends a boobytrapped email to a prospective victim. Affixed to that email, there appears to be a regular attachment, say a PDF document. Nothing seemingly out of the ordinary. But the attachment is actually an embedded image that has been crafted to look like a PDF. Rather than reveal a preview of the document when clicked, that embedded image links out to a fake Google login page. And this is where the scam gets really devious. Everything about this sign-in page looks authentic: the Google logo, the username and password entry fields, the tagline (“One account. All of Google.”). By all indications, the page is a facsimile of the real thing. Except for one clue: the browser’s address bar. Even there, it can be easy to miss the cue. The text still includes the “https://accounts.google.com,” a URL that seems legitimate. There’s a problem though; that URL is preceded by the prefix “data:text/html.” Via WordFence  In fact, the text in the address bar is what’s known as a “data URI,” not a URL. A data URI embeds a file, whereas a URL identifies a page’s location on the web. If you were were to zoom out on the address bar, you would find a long string of characters, a script that serves up a file designed to look like a Gmail login page. This is the trap. As soon as a person enters her username and password into the fields, the attackers capture the information. To make matters worse, once they gain access to a person’s inbox, they immediately reconnoiter the compromised account and prepare to launch their next bombardment. They find past emails and attachments, create booby trapped-image versions, drum up believable subject lines, and then target the person’s contacts. And so the vicious cycle of hijackings continues. Google Chrome users can protect themselves by checking the address bar and making sure a green lock symbol appears before entering their personal information into a site. Because scammers have been known to create HTTPS-protected phishing sites,...

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Here’s the list of Samsung GALAXY devices that are to get Android Nougat update

Here’s the list of Samsung GALAXY devices that are to get Android Nougat update

As per a few reports coming out of Sammobile, our most reliable source of scoops and insights on everything related to Samsung, have confirmed that the following devices will be getting the latest Android Nougat update in the coming months. There were rumors floating around since the last few days that the update was ready to roll out for the GALAXY S7 and the S7 Edge and they would probably still be the first devices to officially receive the latest update. Here’s the list of all the devices that are scheduled to receive the update: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A8 Samsung Galaxy A9/A9 Pro Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 As mentioned earlier, the official dates for the updates roll out have still to be officially confirmed by Samsung but we do expect them to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2017 (fingers crossed). For those of you owning any of the aforementioned devices receives the update in the near future, feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments below. We’ll keep you guys posted on any further happenings in the weeks to come so do stick around for more....

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Nokia 6 Un-Boxing and First Impressions – [Video]

Nokia 6 Un-Boxing and First Impressions – [Video]

After a long awaited wait, we finally got to see the one thing that eluded us all since a very long time – A Nokia device running on Android. Our wish was fulfilled last week when Nokia announced its first Android device, the Nokia 6. Today we take a closer look at the device thanks to our friends at TechDroider who have done an un-boxing video. The Nokia 6 is currently only available in China but as per a recent announcement made by HMB, the company plans to share more about the Nokia 6 on February 26th — a day before Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off in Barcelona. The Nokia 6 will feature an aluminum unibody, 5.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera and dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support and is currently retailing in China for approximately $250 (approx 1700...

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Huawei Sweeps the Market With Its Staggering New Prices

Huawei Sweeps the Market With Its Staggering New Prices

Huawei has swept the market with its startling new prices for the new year– Huawei recently unveiled the new price updates of a few of its hot selling devices for 2017, which has the tech-lovers going crazy! To the consumer’s great delight, as a New Year treat, Huawei has decreased the prices for some of its best selling smartphones in the market. A few incredible models of Huawei: P8 Lite, P9 Lite, Honor 5X, Y5 II 3G, and the Y6 II LTE have undergone a major change in their prices, with the primary intention of benefiting and treating the loyal consumers. The P8 Lite now stands at Rs. 21,000/-, which was Rs. 22,000/- earlier. The P9 Lite is now Rs. 25,900/-, significantly decreasing from Rs. 28,500/-. The Honor 5X has decreased to Rs. 23,000/- instead of Rs. 25,000/-. The Y5 II 3G is now at Rs.12,800/- instead of Rs. 13,500/-, whereas the Y6 II LTE is down to Rs. 19,299/- instead of Rs. 19,900/-. “Huawei firmly believes in staying up-to-date in this technological advanced world and therefore, we go out of the way to be the most avant-garde smart phone company. Huawei believes in treating its loyal customers who have helped us become one of the top smartphone brands in the world and therefore, as a token of appreciation for the new year we have decreased the prices of some of our highly sought after models”. – Marketing Manager, Huawei. As its New Year’s Resolution for 2017, Huawei manages to put forward yet another great deal for its customers. Go to buy a new year gift at the nearest store without hesitation or you will be left holding the...

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iDroidUSA introduces new range of affordable smartphones and wearables

iDroidUSA introduces new range of affordable smartphones and wearables

Time and again we have seen new OEMs making their mark in the smartphone industry and are continuing to do so. Some of the major players in the market that include Xiaomi, Amazon, OnePlus, Huawei, Infinix among others have been creating major strides in recent times. One such name that even though is unknown in this part of the world is iDroidUSA. For our readers who are residing in the United States, iDroid is a common name but for the rest of us especially those living in other countries like Pakistan, iDroid is a relatively new brand. The concept of the brand was initiated by a group of four IT entrepreneurs who launched the company in 2014 in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, USA. The company has now expanded its operations across the United States, Canada, EU and Latin America and has offices in Philadelphia, Vancouver, Houston, Amsterdam and Dubai. What started of as an idea behind the most user friendly tablet PC in the world quickly transformed into  an entity which is now manufacturing not just smartphones but a plethora of other devices including smart wearables, feature phones, accessories and VR headsets. The one area which the company likes to put their major focus on is the masses and for that reason have come up with devices which are not only easily affordable but at the same time offer excellent value for money. Some of the honorable mentions in their lineup include the Tango A5, iDroid Miami Mi5, the iDroid Apache G6 which not only pack a serious punch as far as the device’s hardware is concerned, but also at the same time provide most of the features that are available in other flagship devices that are available in the market. So what do you guys think about iDroidUSA? Would you like to get your hands on of one their devices if it comes to Pakistan? We would certainly like to hear from you guys so feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Cheers!! For more information on iDroid, feel free to visit their website . To find out more, click here:...

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Nokia launches its first ever Android Phone – The Nokia 6

Nokia launches its first ever Android Phone – The Nokia 6

After months of speculations and unconfirmed rumors, Nokia, the brand that we had loved and basically grew up with is finally back with a big bang. After securing the exclusive Nokia brand licensing rights in mobile phones in late 2016, HMD Global Oy (“HMD”) is proud to announce the launch of its Nokia 6 smartphone in China. The Nokia 6 marks the first step in HMD’s ambition to set a new standard in design, material quality and manufacturing innovation across every tier of its products by building on the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience. The device, which is designed explicitly with the needs of users in mind, combines quality and in-built durability to deliver a real-life premium smartphone experience at a price point for the highly aspirational Chinese consumer. The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world. With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers. With the arrival of Nokia 6, consumers will see superior craftsmanship and design quality in action. It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then receives two separate anodizing processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium uni-body with the highest level of visual and structural quality. Delivering quality to the core, the Nokia 6 display has a bright hybrid in-cell 5.5” screen with full HD resolution and incredible colour reproduction wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The display stack is laminated together with a polarizer layer enabling excellent sunlight readability and slim form. The build is completed with the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 430 processor with X6 LTE modem designed for excellent battery life and superior graphics performance. The Nokia 6 has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with which to run the latest version of Android Nougat and is packed with entertainment to bring to life the latest that Android has to offer. The dual amplifiers deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity. Dolby Atmos creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around users. The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera for sharp detailed pictures, and an 8MP front camera. The f/2.0 aperture lenses and exclusive camera UI...

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HUAWEI Mate 9 Defines History by Winning Eight Awards at CES 2017

HUAWEI Mate 9 Defines History by Winning Eight Awards at CES 2017

The top global technology media outlets recognizes Huawei with eight awards at CES 2017, highlighting the Mate 9’s new partnerships, power, performance, design and dual-lens camera. The HUAWEI MateBook was also recognized with a CES Innovation Award 2017 Honoree for its impressive design and performance. Android Authority named Huawei as the ‘Manufacturer of the Year’; crediting the company’s revolutionary devices, business acumen and technological leadership for its breakout success in 2016. Huawei’s products and services are now available in more than 170 countries, including Pakistan and are used by a third of the world’s population. The Wall Street Journal selected Mate 9 as one of its ‘Best of CES 2017’ products, highlighting the device’s display, processor, charging capabilities and Leica dual-lens camera. Android Police awarded it the ‘Best of Smartphones’ for its integration with Amazon Alexa, which makes it a standout device at CES. This highly advanced voice interactive app allows the user to play around with voice commands like turning off the lights, reading the news or setting a timer. BGR also named Mate 9 a ‘CES 2017 Winner’ because of its performance, battery and integration with Amazon Alexa. Chip Chick acknowledged the Mate 9 as a ‘Top Pick of CES 2017’ following the smartphone’s launch in the U.S. and collaboration with Amazon Alexa. Talk Android named Mate 9 a ‘Best of CES 2017’ product, crediting its remarkable dual-camera and powerful Kirin 960 chip. Tech Advisor/PC Advisor included Mate 9 in its CES ‘Top Picks 2017’, again highlighting the device’s integration with Amazon Alexa. Techno Buffalo awarded Mate 9 ‘Best of CES 2017’ for its processor, smart-app management, battery and beautiful display. TechAeris also included Mate 9 into its ‘Best of CES 2017’ list due to the device’s powerful Kirin 960 chipset, Supercharge technology, Leica dual-lens camera and Amazon Alexa integration. Huawei Consumer Business Group is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PCs and Tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the...

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Xiaomi announces Pink, Green and Purple variants of the Mi Note 2 at CES 2017

Xiaomi announces Pink, Green and Purple variants of the Mi Note 2 at CES 2017

CES 2017 which concluded yesterday in Las Vegas, once again lived up to its reputation of being the world’s best platform for different OEMs to showcase their upcoming devices most of them being consumer electronics. Even though we didn’t get to see too many smartphone manufacturer’s at the event (as it was expected) there were a few who did. Xiaomi had a few good devices on display. These included their bezel-less LED TV’s, a white variant of their flagship device the Xiaomi Mi Mix and three new colors for the ultra powerful Mi Note 2. The Chinese OEM that has really impressed us in recent times had launched the Note 2 in October last year. The device packs some powerful specs that includes a 5.7″ FHD dual edge curved display, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4G RAM/64 GB storage or 6GB RAM/128GB storage (SD card is not supported), 22.5MP rear and an 8MP front camera, a 4070mAh battery and runs on Android Marshmallow. The Mi Note 2 initially got launched in three colors Black, Silver  and Gold but now the company have unveiled Pink, Purple and Green variants of the same as well. There has been no official announcement yet as far as pricing and availability of the new color variants are concerned but we do expect them to start retailing in the next few months. Our friends at Android Headlines have shared a few pictures of the upcoming devices and we do have to admit for a fact that both the purple and green variants look absolutely stunning. What do you guys think about the new color options? Share your thoughts with us in the comments...

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ASUS unveils the ZEN Phone 3 Zoom with a 5,000 mAh battery at CES 2017

ASUS unveils the ZEN Phone 3 Zoom with a 5,000 mAh battery at CES 2017

  CES 2017 is now underway and ASUS have taken this opportunity to officially announce the ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES this year, which is a refresh of its camera-focused line that cuts back on the camera in order to make room for a massive 5,000mAh battery. Despite that massive battery, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is 3mm slimmer than the original device. The ZenFone 3 Zoom features a dual-camera setup, but one of the two lenses is only 2.3X magnification. The other lens features a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens with an f/1.7 aperture. That’s pretty similar to the setup found in the iPhone 7, which allows you to shoot photos with a bokeh effect of blurring the background with the subject in focus. ASUS have not mentioned anything about the RAM or the storage as well as the pricing but we will soon be hearing about it more in the weeks to comes. The device is expected to hit all major retail outlets sometime in February. Tech Specs at a Glance: 5.5″ 1080p display Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor 5,000mAh battery 12MP dual rear cameras Memory unannounced Storage configurations unannounced Source:...

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Kingston have launched the world’s first 2TB portable flash drive

Kingston have launched the world’s first 2TB portable flash drive

CES 2017 kicks off today in Las Vegas and we simply cannot wait to see what exciting gadgets the different companies have in store for us. Kingston for example decided to make a major announcement a day earlier when the company announced the new DataTraveler Ultimate GT which is the world’s first 2TB USB flash drive. The sleek looking device sports a flashy design with a zinc-alloy metal casing, which the company claims improves shock resistance. The drive has the capacity to store 70 hours of 4K video content. “With the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, we empower users to increase their data storage mobility in a highly manageable form factor,” Jean Wong, Kingston’s Flash business manager, said in a news release. “This is a terrific follow up to our 1TB drive released in 2013, and by doubling the capacity, users can store and carry even larger amounts of data easily.” Along with a 2TB model, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT also comes in a 1TB capacity. The flash drive is about 2-¾-in (72mm) x 1 1/16-in (26.94mm) x ¾-in (21mm) in size. The thumb drives come with a five-year warranty and is compatible with Windows 7 (SP1) and higher, Mac OS v.10.9.x+, Linux v.2.6.x+, and Chrome OS. Both the devices would start selling from next month. As far as pricing is concerned the 2TB variant is expected to retail between $800-$900 when it hits the shelves next...

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iflix signs Mult-year Deal with Pakistan’s Top Televison Network HUM TV

iflix signs Mult-year Deal with Pakistan’s Top Televison Network HUM TV

Iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced a multi-year content licensing deal with Hum TV, Pakistan’s most established and acclaimed 24-hour entertainment TV channel, ahead of its service launch in Pakistan. iflix members in Pakistan will soon be able to binge on nearly 50 of Hum TV’s most popular and award-winning titles, including Bin Roye, Udaari, Mann Mayal Zara Yaad Kar, Pakeeza, Gul-e-Rana, Maan, Kaisay Tum Se Kahoon, Qaid-e-Tanhai, Vasl and many more. In the coming months, iflix will continue to add more of Hum TV’s best titles, with audience favourites including Humsafar, , Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Sanam, Diyar-e-Dil, Sadqay Tumhare, Dil-e-Muztar, Meray Qatil Meray Dildar, Man-o-Salwa, Shanakht, Kadoorat, and many more, to its vast catalogue. iflix Group Chief Content Officer, James Bridges commented: “We are deeply committed to localization, and this landmark partnership with Hum TV is a testament to that promise. We are thrilled to add so many of Hum TV’s most popular and award-winning beloved, local dramas to our vast library of top international and regional content, as a part of our promise to deliver the best and widest selection of TV shows and movies from all over the world to our members.” Chief Strategy Officer of Hum Network Limited, Hassan Jawed commented; “Our collaboration with iflix exhibits our commitment to promoting quality entertainment content globally. As part of this commitment, we have focused on digital media to make our content easily accessible to our global target audience. We are confident that iflix will prove to be a key strategic partner for us in the years to come”. Now available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Brunei, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to key additional emerging markets in the coming months.  Offering consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies including many first run exclusives and award winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s extensive catalogue for offline...

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