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Pakistan’s Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) 2016 kicks off on September 28th

Pakistan’s Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) 2016 kicks off on September 28th

In keeping up with the excitement of online shopping in the country, the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) – Pakistan’s biggest online shopping festival will be held from September 28–30, 2016 at www.gosf.live. The festival, supported by Google, JazzCash, Yayvo.com, Goto.com.pk and powered by Jang Media Group, will see more than 50 e-commerce partners participating. Users can shop for jewellery, shoes, apparels, books, kids wear, gadgets, watches, computer accessories, health & fitness equipment, home decor products and a host of other things and can expect generous discounts up to 70% from the participating e-tailers. The shopping festival not only caters to users in Pakistan but also allows Pakistani expats living all over the world to send gifts to their loved ones residing all across country. KhurramJamali, Industry Head, Google Asia Pacific said: “The ecommerce industry in Pakistan is doubling in size every year. With GOSF, we aim to tap into this robust growth by bringing sensational and affordable deals thanks to our partners. I encourage everyone to check out this year’s GOSF as it promises 72 hours of phenomenal shopping deals for everyone and their loved ones.” Highlighting the importance of such online shopping festivals, Faizan Siddiqi, Managing Director, IMM-Jang Media Group stated: “The Jang Media Group is proud to be associated with GOSF – slated to be the biggest online shopping festival of Pakistan. Our collaboration with Google is in line with our commitment to promote e-commerce and e-tailing all across Pakistan. With our technological prowess, we have built the framework for GOSF and are looking forward to an outstanding response from people.” JazzCash is the official payment partner for GOSF – a festival to promote e-commerce in Pakistan by offering merchants with an opportunity to showcase their product on a single platform. It offers the most secure and reliable payment method for customers during the shopping festival. During GOSF, customers who pay through JazzCash will get additional discounts of up to 80%. They can pay through three options i.e. JazzCash Mobile Account, Vouchers and Credit/Debit cards. Additionally, voucher payment can be done at the nearest JazzCash retailer from amongst more than 65,000 retailers nationwide. Talking about the partnership between JazzCash and GOSF, Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, Director – Mobile Financial Service, Mobilink said: “We envision a remarkable growth in Pakistan’s e-commerce industry as more and more people are turning towards online shopping. JazzCash offers innovative e-payment methods that are not only secure but also allow a great deal of convenience for people looking to shop online. Our partnership with GOSF is a testimony to a rapid expansion of the online shopping industry and we remain committed to bring utmost convenience and reliability for...

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Our beloved Google turns 18 today

Our beloved Google turns 18 today

Google is celebrating it’s 18th Birthday today and just like each year, has put up a cute little doodle on the homepage as part of their celebrations. The company which was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the Google domain on September 15, 1997, and was incorporated on September 4, 1998. So here’s wishing our favorite search and tech giant a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY from all of us at Talk Android Phones. Cheers to the company and we hope to celebrate many more birthdays in the future!...

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Introducing Google Allo – Your Perfect Messaging Companion

Introducing Google Allo – Your Perfect Messaging Companion

Google have finally raised the curtains on their much awaited new messaging app following the successful launch of Google Duo last month. Introducing Google Allo, a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, doodles and HUGE emojis & text. Allo brings you the Google Assistant, preview edition. Smart Reply Respond to messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply learns over time and suggests responses to text and photos, in your style.     Ink Get creative with the photos you send by doodling on them or adding text.       Stickers Say it all with the perfect sticker. Stickers in Google Allo are designed by independent artists and studios from around the world.     SHOUT or whisper No more typing in ALL CAPS to get your point across. Say it louder or quieter by changing the size of your text with a quick swipe.     Meet your personal Google Assistant Google Allo brings you the Google Assistant, preview edition. Find restaurants nearby, share videos and get answers, all from within your conversation with your friends. Add @google to your group conversation or chat one-on-one with your Assistant. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.     Incognito mode Send messages with end-to-end encryption, use private notifications to help keep your chats more discreet and control how long your messages stick around with expiring chats. The Google Assistant and Smart Reply are only available in English at this time.   Download Google Allo today and start chatting with your friends! Source: Google...

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ICI Dulux launches Visualizer App for easy selection of New Paints

ICI Dulux launches Visualizer App for easy selection of New Paints

ICI Dulux recently launched the new version of its Visualizer app for iOS and Android. The app uses technology to help users see, share and paint in their chosen colours in real time. Users can capture a video of their walls and experiment with hundreds of different colours. If they see a inspirational colour somewhere, they can use the Colour Picker technology to instantly match and try it out. Once a user finds the colour he or she loves, they can buy the same coloured paint by going to a store. Store locations are available via the store locator function. Finally, they can share it with friends and family on social media to get a second opinion, directly through the Visualizer app. The app uses augmented reality and video visualization to change colours in a room in real time. Since, the app was first launched it has been downloaded over 10 million times. “Colour is the number one decision factor when consumers choose paint,” said Usman Hafaz, Marketing Manager at AkzoNobel Pakistan Decorative Paints Division. Research shows that 30 percent people struggle to visualize what a colour will look like in their home, and 39 percent discuss colour schemes with friends and family before making a purchase. The new features in the Visualizer app build on these trends. “The Visualizer is a tool designed to give consumers confidence to try new colours, quickly see the potential end result of their purchase, and share with friends to get their views,”explained Usman Hafaz The app is marketed under the ICI Dulux brand and is available for download on both Android and...

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Xiaomi officially launch the Redmi Note 4 – A budget phone with powerful specs

Xiaomi officially launch the Redmi Note 4 – A budget phone with powerful specs

Chinese OEMs have been on a rise in recent times with several names leaving their mark not just in the Asian region but also globally. One such name is Xiaomi which has time and again launched some amazing looking devices that not only pack a punch as far as pricing is concerned, the devices also offer impressive specs. The latest addition to its long list of devices is the recently announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is the successor to last years Redmi Note 3. Just like its predecessor, the Note 4 also features a full metal uni-body design and comes in two variants. The 2GB/16GB variant of the Redmi Note 4 will cost $135, with the 3GB/64GB variant priced at $180. As far as the specs are concerned, the Note 4 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Media Tek Helio X20 processor, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16/64GB onboard storage, a massive 4,100mAh battery, USB Type-C connectivity, fingerprint scanner and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For a device priced at just under $200, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is definitely worth a look especially if you are in the market for a new budget phone without burning a huge hole in your wallets. The Redmi Note 4 is available in three color variants: Silver, Gold and Dark Grey and will go on sale starting from today in China and can be ordered directly from Xiaomi’s website. Availability for other regions is yet to be officially announced in the weeks to come so we’ll be keeping you guys informed. Cheers! Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specs: 5.5-inch Full HD display MediaTek Helio X20 processor w/ Mali-T880MP4 GPU 2GB/3GB RAM 16/64GB storage 5MP front-facing camera 13MP rear-facing camera 4,100mAh battery Fingerprint scanner USB Type-C connectivity Android 6.0...

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Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

For everyone who was waiting to taste the sweetness of Android Nougat, the wait is finally over at least for those of you owning a new Nexus device. Google have officially rolled out OTA updates of Android 7.0 Nougat to selective Nexus devices that include the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One). Google also announced that the LGV20 would be the first device to come with Android 7.0 out of the box but no further details were revealed. As far as other OEMs are concerned, the latest update will start rolling out in the next few months depending on carrier modifications and hardware compatibility. Let us now take a closer look at the official change log of Android 7.0 Nougat and relish into the sweetness: Performance JIT compiler: The new JIT compiler improves runtime device performance, reduces the amount of storage space required for apps, and makes app and system updates much faster. VR mode: With VR mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Coming soon with Daydream and Daydream-ready phones. Vulkan™ API: Vulkan API is a real game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. See apps leap to life with sharper graphics and eye candy effects. Battery & Data Doze: Doze is now dozier, with your device going into lower power usage when you’re on the move. That means your Android device will conserve battery even when it’s jostling around in your pocket. Data saver: Limit how much data your device uses with Data Saver. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won’t be able to access cell data. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/datasaver.mp4 Productivity Split-screen mode: Now you can multitask with ease. Run two apps side by side in split-screen mode – watch a movie while texting, or read a recipe with your timer open. Picture-in-picture mode: On Android TV, you can continue watching your current video while browsing or changing settings. Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to switch between your two most recently used apps. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/splitscreen.mp4 Notifications Bundled notifications: See what’s new at a glance with bundled notifications from individual apps. Simply tap to view each alert. Direct reply: Direct reply lets you quickly reply to a message, directly from within the notification shade. So, you no longer need to launch the app to fire off a quick response. Notification controls: When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/directreply.mp4 System usability improvements Customizable Quick Settings: Rearrange your Quick Setting tiles so you can get to...

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