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Huawei P10, P10 Plus & Watch 2 Nab Top Accolades at MWC 2017

Huawei P10, P10 Plus & Watch 2 Nab Top Accolades at MWC 2017

Consumer technology and global media titles continue to recognize Huawei with numerous awards at MWC 2017. The Huawei P10, P10 Plus and Watch 2 received an impressive 42 awards to-date for their striking design and portrait capabilities. Android Authority honored the HUAWEI P10 with the “Best of MWC 2017: Best Smartphone” award, Digital Trends recognized the HUAWEI P10 with the “Best Phone” award, whereas Android Central awarded the HUAWEI P10 as a “2017 MWC Top Pick.” T3 also awarded the HUAWEI P10 with the “MWC 2017 Awards: Best Phone.” Commenting on the launch, Head of MEA Region – Mr. Jing said “As culture and technology continue to intersect in every aspect of our world, we want to deliver new products and experiences aimed to improve and enhance life. Our impressive new HUAWEI P10 and Watch 2 weave together the exceptional imaging capabilities of Leica and our stand-out design and hardware innovations to bring users a powerful device experience.” Pocket-lint and Recombu both recognized the HUAWEI P10 with the “Best of MWC 2017” award. PhoneArena and Trusted Reviews also recognized P10 with their “Best New Phones and Devices” award. The “Best Pick of MWC” awards were given to Huawei P10 by Android Central, Ubergizmo, Android Headlines, TechAdvisor and Live Mint respectively. Stuff gave the Huawei the “Jackson Pollock Award” for bold use of color on the HUAWEI P10, whereas FoneArena awarded the HUAWEI P10 with the “Editor’s Pick of MWC 2017.” Huawei Watch 2 was also generously awarded by numerous companies such as; T3 with the “MWC 2017 Awards: Best Wearable”, Pocket-lint with the “Best of MWC 2017” award, Expert Reviews and TechRadar both with the “Best Wearable” award and PC Mag with “Best of...

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Huawei Consumer Business Group predicts to beat 2015 performance

Huawei Consumer Business Group predicts to beat 2015 performance

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) revealed its expected 2016 annual performance figures indicating a 42 per cent increase when compared to 2015. With anticipated sales revenue of USD $26 billion Huawei CBG is showing steady growth for the fifth consecutive year. Additionally, smartphone shipments reached 139 million units presenting a year-on-year growth of 29 percent. According to IDC, the increasing rate of global smartphone shipments was only 0.6% in 2016, which means Huawei has outperformed the overall market. Mr. Richard Yu, Chief Operating Officer of Huawei CBG commented on the results saying, “Despite tough market conditions Huawei CBG is still growing at industry-leading speed. We believe our success is a direct result of our consumer and innovation-centric approach, as well as our ongoing commitment to building a premium brand. As we reinforce our global channels and ensure consistent, high-quality service, we make our devices accessible and reliable for all Huawei users.” When speaking on Huawei’s plans for the coming year, Yu said: “In 2017, we plan to strengthen our supply chain, channels, R&D efforts, our after-sales services. We will also work to fortify any other areas and to streamline our operations, improve the efficiency of our decision-making, drive our internationalization strategy and proactively develop future capacity.” In 2016, Huawei CBG focused on developing meaningful innovations and made breakthroughs in the areas of operating systems (EMUI based on Android), dual-lens camera technology, artificial intelligence and more. Huawei unveiled EMUI 5.0 – their latest operating system software that is deeply integrated with the Kirin chipset and contains 20 Huawei patented technologies. 2016 also saw the introduction of Huawei’s first dual-lens camera technology featured on a flagship device. These were designed in conjunction with industry expert Leica Camera AG and by the end of the year Huawei had developed two generations of dual-camera technology. This not only set the industry ablaze and established new benchmarks for image quality but also, it made the Huawei P9 and Mate 9 very popular amongst consumers. In September 2016, Huawei also founded the Max Berek Innovation Lab alongside Leica Camera AG. This center will see joint research and development efforts in the fields of optical systems, imaging algorithms, virtual and augmented...

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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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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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