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Moto e4 Plus – A Budget phone with awesome battery life!

Moto e4 Plus – A Budget phone with awesome battery life!

Motorola has had its share of ups and downs down the years, but there is no arguing the top quality smartphones they have come up with the Motorola G series was a great entry smartphone range for the price, then they came up with their Turbo and Maxx smartphones which packed with great hardware, Most recently they ventured into the modular phone domain with the Moto Z line up. They were one of the two major OEM’s (other was LG) who took the brave step to get into this category. After Lenovo acquired Motorola, they have come back to Pakistan and have brought with them a few contenders for the mid range category namely the Moto M and the Moto E series. One of them is the Moto E4 Plus, which comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery. The Moto E4 Plus has a big 5.5 inch (1280×720) HD IPS LCD Display which is wrapped around a metal body. The display even though only 720p is good enough and you will enjoy watching videos on YouTube or play games on it. Plus with the resolution being lower it consumes less energy as well, which means more battery life. It is water repellent too which is a great plus considering you would like to take your phone with you to the toilet. On the flip side the display does not get too bright, so outdoor visibility in bright sunlight gets a bit difficult. Just below the display lies the fingerprint scanner, which doubles as a home button as well if required. Otherwise there are on display navigation keys. The fingerprint scanner is quick and was able to recognize my fingers 85% of the time, it became a bit tricky when my fingers were sweaty, otherwise it performed quite well. The best part about the fingerprint scanner is that, not only you can unlock your device, but lock back the device too. This is a great feature especially for people who don’t like to keep pressing the power button. While we are on the hardware part of things the Moto E4 Plus comes with great and I mean great speakers. Coupled with the Dolby Atmos software built in, it provides loud and crisp sound. To, check out the power of the speakers check out its video on our YouTube channel. Under the hood lies a 1.3 GHz Cortex A-53 Quad-core MediaTek processor which is not the most powerful processor around, but it will run all of your everyday apps. Though, if you are into heavy gaming, then you might feel a slight lag while playing graphic intensive game. Thanks to the 3GB RAM, the lag wasn’t...

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Huawei brings together Chinese Entrepreneurs and Top Regional Companies at “The Future of Innovation” panel discussion

Huawei brings together Chinese Entrepreneurs and Top Regional Companies at “The Future of Innovation” panel discussion

Huawei Consumer Business Group hosted “The Future of Innovation” event in Dubai, UAE on 20th September 2017. The event highlighted the key innovations Huawei is driving in the consumer smartphone industry, both globally and regionally, as well as Huawei’s brand ambition to become a global iconic technology brand. The event also saw Huawei bring together innovative minds from China and top regional companies to participate in an open panel discussion focusing on the theme of innovation. ePanda, the Chinese start-up facilitating connections between China and the Middle East, was a key cooperation partner for the event. The engaging panel discussion was attended by thought leaders from some of the region’s top innovative companies, including Souq.com, Etisalat, Sony Music Entertainment Middle East, Lamsa, Digital Media Services (DMS), and The SmartStart Fund. Together with leading Chinese entrepreneurs, the group explored opportunities for innovative Chinese companies to expand their reach into the growing Middle East market. The panel covered two vital topics. The first topic highlighted the changing perception of Chinese products and services in the region, and the eagerness for growing the innovation sector in the Middle East through partnerships with Chinese entities. The second topic focused on digital entertainment, bringing to light the need for innovation in content and the importance of localization of content for the region. Mr. Justin Chen, Managing Director of MENA Consumer Cloud Services, Huawei CBG, said, “China is the world’s leading innovation hub, offering highly intelligent consumer products, created using high-end manufacturing processes. The perception of Chinese products has shifted drastically over the last few years and China is now recognized as offering uniquely innovative and highly customizable goods. We are pleased to be able to bring together Chinese entrepreneurs with like-minded entities in the Middle East, who are a driving force for innovation in the region.” Given the region’s increasing focus on driving innovative technologies, the panel provided an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Middle East as the next global innovation hub, as well as how Chinese entrepreneurs’ learnings and successes can be applied to this region’s burgeoning entrepreneurship space. Prashant (PK) Gulati, Founder of The SmartStart Fund and moderator of the panel commented, “The rise of China and Chinese products in the level of innovation and sophistication is extremely impressive and continues to grow. The interaction of innovation thought leaders from China with their counterparts in the Middle East has been a great learning experience for both, leading to a new era of collaboration. There is a lot for both sides to share and learn from each other and grow together.” Rita Huangzhen, Founder of ePanda, commented, “China and the Middle East have a long history of...

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JOVAGO AND TRAVONEY BRING 15% DISCOUNT ON HOTEL BOOKINGS

JOVAGO AND TRAVONEY BRING 15% DISCOUNT ON HOTEL BOOKINGS

Jovago, Pakistan’s first and No. 1 hotel booking website and Travoney, country’s first THE crowd-shipping application signed a MoU to bring Travoney users’ a flat 15% discount on hotel bookings through www.jovago.net. Travoney was launched in April this year, having a 3,500+ strong community of regular travellers. It allows senders to connect with relevant travellers going to the destination of their intended baggage. The crowd-shipping platform helps senders send baggage from Rs. 25/KG through verified travellers across Pakistan. With 50% increase in travellers each month on Travoney, Jovago is offering flat 15% discount for all Travoney users.  Having 2000+ hotels on board, Jovago is committed to providing convenient and affordable accommodation to local travelers en route to work or leisure activities across Pakistan. Ms. Nadine Malik, CEO Jovago Asia on this ceremony said, “It is exciting to partner with a like minded business model that connects with its users far beyond just facilitation. Therefore, we together are joining hands to strengthen domestic tourism in Pakistan by providing flat 15% discount to Travoney users.I am happy to add another great news for our travelers and will be bringing such exciting announcements in coming times.” Sharing his thoughts, Co-Founder & CEO Travoney Saad Iqbal said, “Travoney welcomes this strategic partnership with Jovago that will benefit Pakistan’s digital audience. Our objective is to have an integrated economy-sharing model giving value to each individual of the society.” Whether you are out of luggage space or cannot seem to send a parcel at the 11th hour, then for you, Travoney is an ideal platform where senders can find trusted travellers to deliver items for them. Added with it is the opportunity to avail best discounted hotel accomodations. So what are you waiting for? Download Travoney from the Play Store and avail discount on your next hotel booking in Pakistan via...

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EMUI 5.1 enriches the true potential of HUAWEI Y7 Prime

EMUI 5.1 enriches the true potential of HUAWEI Y7 Prime

The newest member of the beloved Huawei Y series, the Huawei Y7 Prime is an absolute beast when it comes to a smooth performance; from its robust battery, to its powerful processor, to its sexy sleek design and its upgraded Emotion User Interface (EMUI) 5.1 by which 90% of frequent actions can be completed in 3 steps. In order to get better perception, prediction and resource allocation of resources for smooth experience, HUAWEI EMUI introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve intelligent perception through machine learning. By studying user’s behavior, Y7 Prime will have a better understanding of user’s habit over time, accurately predicting the behavior of user and allocating resources to avoid cold boot. In fact, Y7 Prime can predict 85% of user’s behavior and speed up boot time by 20%. In Y7 Prime, EMUI 5.1 defragments actively instead of passively, enhancing memory allocation efficiency by 30%. The difference is prominent when multiple tasks are processed simultaneously. The system is able to perceive apps’ demand for memory in a real-time sense, whereby using HUAWEI’s proprietary memory fragmentation computation model to perceive fragments in memory. EMUI5.1 also uses a high-compression-ratio algorithm by increasing the ratio to at least 50%. EMUI5.1 adopts HUAWEI’s proprietary speedy memory release technology to recover memory rapidly, effectively and stably, taking less than 1 second in contrast to 12 seconds in the past. HUAWEI EMUI5.1 adopts HUAWEI Ultra Response solutions and optimizes the touch screen driver from the kernel. It simultaneously predicts users’ touch based on their habit and does image rendering at the same time based on Kirin 960, making screen fly with your fingers, similar to a response time as fast as iOS. To add on the wonders EMUI 5.1 does, HUAWEI Y7 Prime offers a powerful Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Octa-core processor, plus 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, making sure every application runs smoothly. The Huawei Y7 Prime is equipped with a 5.5” HD display featuring 2.5D glass, allowing for stunning colors and...

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Karandaaz Fostering Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Karandaaz Fostering Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

It is a fact that Pakistan faces gender disparity at various social levels. The country ranks 143 out of 144 in the Global Gender Gap Report of 2016 in terms of economic participation and opportunities for women. This global ranking has been unchanged since 2015 because of the complexity surrounding the socioeconomic factors like employment, financial inclusion, business and asset ownership. Efforts are being made to minimize the gender disparity level in the country. In this regard, Karandaaz Pakistan in collaboration with Department for International Development (UKAid) has launched a program, Innovation Challenge Fund, focused on supporting female entrepreneurs in Pakistan. In 2014, only 25%  of the 90 million Pakistani women actively participated in some form of labor. From 2004 to 2013, the average work force gap between Pakistan and the South Asia market decreased, and an in-depth review of the statistics reveals that most of this development is due to the growth in Pakistani agriculture sector, which increased from 67% to 75%. However, the share of women in industry, services, wage and salaried work has decreased by 3.6%, 4.6% and 6.6% respectively. The above mentioned decline in women’s work participation appeared at the time when adult female literacy rate was increased by 75% between 2005 and 2015. This missed opportunity elaborates the fact that we have a decent number of educated female individuals but the number of females who are actually contributing to the various strata of economy is very less. Last year, the Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment status in Pakistan published by the UN Women, analyzing various factors representing gender disparity, reported that the policies in Pakistan and subsequent initiatives merely focused on income generation rather than economic inclusion targets set for women. This kind of short-term focus results in one-off initiatives and greater unskilled employment rather than entrepreneurship or highly skilled jobs. The report also highlighted the financial inclusion of females, a sustainable solution, and associated it with the deeper inclusion of women in conventional economy, which would allow them to generate sustainable livelihoods. Only 13% of women are able to borrow from a Micro-finance institution and merely 5% of women have a bank account and in Pakistan. This is because of the fact that a low percentage of women have ownership, joint or otherwise, of physical capital which is an important requirement by the financial institutions. Greater access to formal finance can improve economic empowerment and allow an increasing number of women to participate in the formal economy. It can be argued that better financial access is both a cause and a result of economic participation, as more working class women signify better financial inclusion. Similarly, another report – Financial Inclusion...

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Jovago.pk, Pakistan’s first leading online hotel booking portal has collaborated with Telemart, one of the country’s fastest emerging online and retail brand. The MOU signing ceremony was held in the head office of Telemart in Karachi. With this partnership, Jovago Pakistan brings good news for Telemart’s shoppers, who can use their Telemart discount cards to avail flat 10% off on all hotel bookings across Pakistan carried out through Jovago.pk. This discount can be availed multiple times by Telemart Discount card holders to enjoy extra treat while planning domestic travel through the combined effort of Telemart & Jovago Pakistan. Given the sweltering heat, corporate visits or the holiday season, now is the most suitable time to avail this discount on hotel bookings throughout Pakistan. Through this collaborative effort, Jovago.pk aims to make traveling easier and affordable for travelers who want to explore the breathtaking sites of the country. With around 2,000 hotels on board, Jovago in line with its commitment to facilitate travelers provides convenient hotels at an affordable rate. The recent alliance with Telemart is an extension of this promise and it will play distinctive role in strengthening the tourism industry of Pakistan. Commenting on the occasion, Nadine Malik, CEO Jovago Asia said, “We are excited to collaborate with Telemart. These two e-commerce players will contribute towards delivering convenience to our customers. As our promise, Jovago.pk is already providing travelers with an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Pakistan. This partnership is another step to ease our customers who through this collaboration can now avail amazing discount offers.Jovago.pk intends to facilitate its customers by providing them with reasonable prices and safe accommodation options across the country to encourage local tourism.” Adding on this, Mr. Hamza Rauf Essa, Director Telemart said, “Telemart has been a firm believer in providing customers with an impeccable level of service along with quality products hence this partnership with Jovago is an extension of our customer oriented practices to promote and enhance domestic tourism while providing amazing discounts to our customers. We are hopeful to see that with this partnership, our customers can avail the best available hotel booking services by Jovago Pakistan. We in future with full support from Jovago.pk, intend to bring more exciting announcements for our customers to take forward on this innovative step that will not only benefit our customers but also boost the tourism industry of...

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