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Google launches Datally, an app that saves you data

Google launches Datally, an app that saves you data

Today Google announced Datally, a smart and simple Android app that helps smartphone users understand, control, and save mobile data. Datally works on all smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and is available today on the Google Play Store globally. Datally helps solve one of the biggest pain points for smartphone users around the world — worries about data usage. Google found during extensive user research around the world that many smartphone users worry about running out of data. This is an especially acute problem for the newest generation to come online, known as the “Next Billion Users.” Not only are these smartphone users constantly thinking about data balances, but they do not understand where their data is going, nor do they feel in control over allocating data to the apps they really care about. Datally empowers users to solve these problems with four key features: Data Saver. Apps frequently use data in the background for updating content and information. Datally’s Data Saverfeature lets users control data on an app-by-app basis, so that data only goes to apps they care about. People testing the app saved up to 30% of mobile data, depending on the way they used Datally. Data Saver bubble. Once Data Saver is turned on, Datally’s Data Saver bubble will appear when a user goes into an app that is allowed to use data. Whenever that app uses data, the Data Saver bubble will show the current rate of data usage, and users can easily choose to block that app’s data use if things start to get out of control. The Data Saver bubble is like a speedometer for mobile data. Personalized alerts. Datally alerts users when apps start consuming a lot of data, and it allows them to see how much data they’ve used on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Wi-Fi finder. There are also times when users want to use more data than they have on their mobile plans, such as when they want to watch HD videos. Public Wi-Fi is an important access point for high-bandwidth connectivity, so Datally’s Find Wi-Fi feature reveals the networks nearby, rated by the Datally community. Once connected, users can rate the Wi-Fi networks themselves based on their own experience. For more information visit the Datally website: datally.google.com. Download Link: Datally for...

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WowBox becomes number 1 free lifestyle app in Pakistan

WowBox becomes number 1 free lifestyle app in Pakistan

The digital lifestyle app by Telenor, WowBox, was launched in May 2016 in Pakistan which is fully home grown and has now become Pakistan’s number 1 free lifestyle app on Google Play Store with 1 million active users. Telenor Pakistan envisions to empower Pakistani society and has been a frontrunner in developing the digital ecosystem through its products and services. WowBox is an exclusive and free to browse application that brings an all-in-one experience through a single channel for its users. The App has a whopping 2.6 million authenticated users who can enjoy interactive and engaging content such as daily trending news, sport results, in-built games, free music, lifestyle articles, Telenor bundle offers, weather updates and much more. Speaking on the success of WowBox, Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan said, “The immense popularity of WowBox is a testament to our innovative customer centric approach and our commitment towards creating a digital ecosystem in the country and understanding our customers growing needs. We are relentlessly making efforts to become our customers’ favorite digital lifestyle partner and we will continue to deliver our promise of bringing the best products and services to them.’ In order to truly become a digital lifestyle partner for its customers, Telenor Pakistan has apps that are taking over the digital arena by fulfilling various other customer needs. Digitalizing the regular cellular services, apps like ‘My Telenor App’, with 2.2 million downloads, gives complete empowerment to the customer to be in charge of their call and data plans. Pocket TV (Goong), with over 1.3 million active users, is another app that allows you to catch up with your favorite shows on TV whenever and wherever you...

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Telenor empowers customers to shop on Google Play Store using their mobile balance

Telenor empowers customers to shop on Google Play Store using their mobile balance

Continuing its streak of industry-first initiatives to promote digital and ecommerce ecosystem in the country, Telenor Pakistan has launched Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) that allows customers to purchase content from Google Play using their mobile balance. First in the Pakistani market, DCB eliminates the need of credit/debit card by allowing Telenor users to pay for their favorite apps in Google Play and in-app purchases directly from their mobile balance. Customers can easily activate DCB on their android handsets by adding ‘Use Telenor Billing’ in the payment methods of their Google Play account menu. Once the activation is complete, the user can simply click on ‘Buy’ on their favorite Google Play content, select ‘Bill my Telenor account’, and provide their Google account password to confirm the purchase. To boost customer trust and avoid accidental purchases, DCB comes with a refund option that is  visible immediately on the purchased app and lasts for two hours Users can keep full track of their DCB purchases via ‘Order History’ in their Google Play account menu. “We want to simplify and secure digital purchases for our users and DCB achieves it,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan. “Through Direct Carrier Billing, we have eliminated the need of credit/debit cards – which most of our young users and unbanked population lacks access to – and boosted customer trust in making digital payments as DCB comes with a refund option and password protects each purchase. Being the country’s primary digital lifestyle partner, Telenor Pakistan will continue to strengthen the country’s digital and E-commerce ecosystem.” Head of Digital Products, Telenor Pakistan, Nauman Pervaiz said, “With DCB on Google Play store, consumers will be able to make in-app purchases from within their favorite apps simply by using their mobile balance. New payment options not only help consumers access more content they love, DCB also has the potential to nurture the local app developer economy, incentivizing developers to build for the local market. Telenor is proud to have played a part in bridging financial inclusion and pushing forward our mission of digitizing the future.” Telenor subscribers can start purchasing their favorite digital content from Google Play store right away as the service is now available to both prepaid and postpaid...

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How to Enable the hidden Developer Options in Android Devices

How to Enable the hidden Developer Options in Android Devices

One of the best features about Android devices is the fact that you can tweak them as much as you want as per your liking and requirements.  The only issue is that people usually do not know how to get into the developer settings to make the necessary changes. Our friends at Phandroid have taken the liberty to share with us today the benefits of enabling the hidden Developer Mode options that lets you make a number of changes to the system settings . These include our favorite option that happens to be the USB debugging mode which enables you to connect your Android device to any computer using the data cable for seamless data transfers. Besides this, there also exists an option of changing the phones UI animations that has a major impact on the phone’s overall performance. Let us now take a closer look at all the hidden features and how you can use them as per your own needs: Enable Developer Options   Developer Options have been around since Android 4.2, but they’ve been hidden in the same spot ever since. The good news is it’s easy to enable the options, and it works the same on pretty much every Android phone or tablet. The steps below should work on any device that has KitKat or above. The process may be slightly different, but you just need to find the “Build number.” Go to Settings > About phone/tablet (Some phones will have an extra step here. Tap Software info) Find Build number and tap it repeatedly Stop tapping when it says You are now a developer! Go back to the Settings home page You should see Developer options towards the bottom or in Advanced settings That’s it! Why should I do this?   As we mentioned above, there are several nifty tricks you can do with the Developer Options. The trick we always recommend is speeding up animations and transitions. This will make your phone feel faster when you’re opening apps and moving through the UI. Every Android user should know this simple trick. Speed Up Your Phone Follow the steps above to enable Developer options Open Settings > Developer options Scroll down select Window animation and choose .5x Select Transition animation and choose .5x Select Animator duration scale and choose .5x You could completely turn off the animations, but we still like to have a little flash. Once you’re all done, go back to the home screen and turn off the display using the power button. Wake your phone to enjoy a speedier, more clicky fast UI. Make All Apps Use Multi-Window   Android 7.0 introduced native multi-window mode, but not all apps support it. In...

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WhatsApp introduces new Snapchat stories like feature called Status

WhatsApp introduces new Snapchat stories like feature called Status

Following the success of Snapchat stories, Facebook wanted to bring their own version of stories which was introduced in Instagram not too long ago and now it has decided to bring the similar feature to its most used messaging app as well. WhatsApp has just launched a new tab that lets users share decorated photos, videos and GIFs that vanish after 24 hours. The featured titled “Status” is WhatsApp’s way of moving away from a traditional messaging app and more towards a social networking hub. All the messages would be end to end encrypted, a feature that WhatsApp is usually well known for. ‘Status’ was first revealed as an experimental feature in November when screenshots surfaced of the app on an Android device showing the tab between Chats and Calls. The new feature lets users scribble on images or add text and emojis – just like Snapchat. The update has already started to roll out on most devices starting from today so if you guys want to give it a try, update your apps today and is available for both Android and iOS...

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Tapmad TV officially launches in Pakistan – Offers up to 140 free channels

Tapmad TV officially launches in Pakistan – Offers up to 140 free channels

Sports enthusiasts, TV drama fanatic, Music or film buff – whatever you are, TapMad TV has it all for you! TapMad TV is a free Android and iOS application that has addressed all your entertainment needs. The app comes with over 140 local and international TV channels, so you can stream LIVE television, wherever you are! Additionally, hundreds of dramas, movies, music and videos can now be watched with just a tap on your cell phone screens. The extension of the app is an HDTV box which can be connected with your TV/cell phone or any other device. The box will be available to purchase shortly. The application was launched at Alliance Francaise on Thursday, 26th January 2017 in the presence of celebrities like Mahira Khan, Ayesha Omer and Sikander Rizvi etc. and key influencers, media and bloggers! “So far, people have consumed over 1 million minutes of content on Tapmad TV’s web and app together!”, said Yassir Pasha, the CEO of Tapmad TV while briefing the audience about the product in detail during the event. “The app also works as a DVR, and content can be recorded and downloaded to be watched within 7 days.”    The app has also attracted many advertisers from within Pakistan. It allows all types of advertising, i.e. banner ads, pre-rolls, mid-rolls, mastheads etc. in the app and on the web version. While sharing the future plans and content curation strategy of the product, Yassir Pasha also revealed that Tapmad is going to be the official streaming partner of Quetta Gladiators in HBL PSL 2017, meaning HD quality streaming of the app (in 4k quality) will be possible through Tapmad app and web. Planet N has invested in the app. Nadeem Hussain, the owner of Planet N also graced attendance at the launch event. So every time you have entertainment cravings, or need to update yourselves, tap on your screens to open a world of madness. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play.  For more details log on to...

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