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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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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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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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