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Year 2016 marked as “The Lucky One” for Huawei

Year 2016 marked as “The Lucky One” for Huawei

The year 2016 can be marked lucky in the history of Huawei smartphones. Recently, at the launch event of Nova Smartphone in China, Huawei disclosed their mega achievement of having shipped more than 100 million smartphones worldwide since the beginning of this year. This is a huge score for Huawei and a reason for celebration. Last year, Huawei shipped 100 million smartphones for the whole year, while now it has two months to set a new sales record.  It is projected that with the launch of much anticipated “Nova Plus” in Pakistan, Huawei would surpass their expected sales record. In the past Huawei has set growth records in Pakistan as well and its success worldwide continues to set new precedents in the tech industry. With an ever increasing customer base and renewed innovations in its devices Huawei has become one of the top picks for tech enthusiasts in Pakistan like many other countries. Huawei is a brand known for putting quality at the forefront of their products and endures top-notch tests and checks on its products’ Mechanical reliability, Environmental durability and lifecycle reliability which is reason it make it stand out from the rest. “Quality is the integrity and lifeline of Huawei,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group. “Huawei employs the ‘craftsmen’s spirit’ to measure its products and ensure zero defects”.   Thanks to its zero tolerance towards defective products and continued pursuit of innovation and quality, Huawei has earned its global success and widespread acclaim. In the telecommunication equipment market, Huawei is already the world’s leading information and communication solutions provider. In the smartphone market, according to figures from market and user experience research consultancy GFK, Huawei’s global market share has stayed in the top three, while taking the lead in the Chinese market. More than 60% of Huawei’s revenue comes from the overseas market as its products are shipped to over 170 countries and regions. Pakistan plays a key role in Huawei’s growth strategy and with the recent improvement in law-and-order situation all over the country; the brand is considering its expansion and launching new product line. Additionally, Huawei is geared-up to fulfill customer service offering. With 28 service centers all across Pakistan, Huawei ensures its customers, quality with direct and transparent...

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WhatsApp now supports Video calling and GIFs sharing

WhatsApp now supports Video calling and GIFs sharing

A couple of weeks back we had reported about the Whatsapp Video calling feature that was only available for Whatsapp beta. Starting from today, the feature is available for all devices and also comes with added support for sharing GIFs. To use video calling, simply open a chat and tap the phone icon. You can choose a voice-only or video call. The video call screen looks like what you’d expect. With over a billion users, this is a pretty big deal for WhatsApp. If anything can make video calling more mainstream, it’s the most popular messaging app in the world. As mentioned earlier, Whatsapp users can also share GIFs in conversations now. The GIFs come from the vast Giphy library, and users can crop, edit, and add captions to the GIFs. Users can also star their favorite GIFs for easy access. The latest Whatsapp update is available now for Android and iOS...

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Yayvo.com & JazzCash Team Up For Black Friday 2016

Yayvo.com & JazzCash Team Up For Black Friday 2016

After the success of its ‘Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF)’ in September, Yayvo.com, the nation’s leading online e-commerce portal, has joined hands with JazzCash to bring its customers ‘Yayvo Black Friday 2016’. Focused on making life simple, easy and convenient for customers, Yayvo.com has entered into strategic alliances with JazzCash as the official payment partner, where the mobile financial service provider will also be topping up discounts. On the other hand, FM 107 is the official radio partner for the event. “JazzCash has been at the forefront of the boom in local e-commerce industry with introduction of complimentary mobile financial services throughout the years. By continuously bringing innovation in our digital and mobile financial platform, JazzCash provides online shoppers a secure and convenient shopping experience. It is this payment security, which has played a significant role in making online shopping popular amidst smartphone users,” said Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, VP Digital & Mobile Financial Services – Mobilink. “By partnering with Yavyo.com for the Black Friday Sale, we are looking to provide customers greater convenience and security in payments, while also ensuring our continuous support of the e-commerce industry.” Already known for fantastic discount offers and sales, on this occasion Yayvo.com is offering its online shoppers discounts of up to 80% on over 1,000 products; exclusive brand launches; cost-effective deals – coupled with immediate nationwide delivery through the TCS logistics network. Adam Dawood, Head of Yayvo.com, commenting on the partnership said, “The objective of this partnership is to enable our customers to experience the best of e-commerce with amazing discounts and convenient payment systems brought to them through JazzCash. With this initiative, we plan on taking e-commerce to the next level.” Expected to be the one of the biggest things to hit the online shopping industry across Pakistan this year, ‘Yayvo Black Friday 2016’ promises to bring amazing benefits to each and every customer who visits the site with amazing deals and never before seen benefits for customers. Intended shoppers can subscribe for ‘Yayvo Black Friday’ on http://yay.deals/2fhlXZh  to get updates on the latest...

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Throwback to Black Friday 2015: DARAZ BROKE ALL ONE-DAY SALE RECORDS EVER IN PAKISTAN LAST YEAR AND NOW IT’S BACK

Throwback to Black Friday 2015: DARAZ BROKE ALL ONE-DAY SALE RECORDS EVER IN PAKISTAN LAST YEAR AND NOW IT’S BACK

Last year, Pakistanis witnessed the first Black Friday the country had seen. A global trend but a novelty for Pakistan, Daraz introduced the biggest shopping spree of the year on the last Friday of November, 2015, giving customers unbelievable discounts on products from leading brands. Black Friday 2015 broke all sale records ever in Pakistan with the biggest sale of the year. With record-breaking 1.5 million customers visiting the website and 55 times more orders than a regular shopping day, Daraz made history. The shopping frenzy started at midnight, with an influx of millions of people to witness what the first Black Friday of Pakistan had in store for them and get the best value for their money. Customers enjoyed discounts worth Rs 132 million across multiple categories, saving big bucks on high value items – more refrigerators, washing machines and gaming consoles were sold on Black Friday than they had in the history of Daraz. Products were flying off the shelves and stocks were constantly updated to make sure that everyone got a chance to fulfill their wishlists. The first time ever, leading appliance brands like Dawlance, Kenwood and Westpoint collaborated with Daraz and sold thousands of products for the brands in the lead up to winter – completely unprecedented at this scale even in the offline market. Fashion items and mobile phones were hot favorites from last year’s Black Friday: – With a 50% off on Lumia, more Microsoft phones sold in a single day than any retailer has made possible in the offline space in Pakistan. -Fashion sales on the day were almost as much as the total sales made in two months. – With more than 50% off on top brands like Victorinox, Fossil, Guess and Rolex, watches and sunglasses category accounted for more than 15% of fashion sales vs. 5% on average, Women customers availed the opportunity to shop to their heart’s content: –Bags from Hobo by Hub sold 675 times more items than on a normal day! –Shoes from Bata sold a 100 times more than a normal day! –Cosmetics by Makeup Revolution made sales worth 3 months in just one day! While male customers stocked up on shoes for the entire year: -The number of men’s shoes sold on the day were equivalent to the sale made in three months for the category. Some of the best deals from last year included a 30% discount on the iPhone 6S – which had released a few months before the sale and was the most desired phone at that time. “Last year we brought Black Friday to all our customers in Pakistan with incredible deals and created a landmark...

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Daraz Reveals it’s Customer Experience Manifesto

Daraz Reveals it’s Customer Experience Manifesto

Daraz emphasises customer experience by offering only 100% genuine products, safe and convenient payment options, speedy product delivery and free returns.Daraz is the pioneer of online shopping, known for the widest assortment of 100% genuine products at amazing prices. Gone are the days when a growth in sales was seen as a measure of progress; now, a boost in the company’s Net Promoter Score (NPS, a measure of customer satisfaction) is how company progress is valued. Daraz’s mission statement revolves around Customer Satisfaction and it has released the Customer Experience Manifesto to live by. Great Selection making it a one-stop shop Daraz ensures all products listed on the website are 100% genuine, making it a one-stop solution for all customer needs. “We have put in the most stringent standards for our sellers to ensure they only stock genuine products” says Shahzad Anwar (Chief Commercial Officer, Daraz Group). With over 100,000 products on the store, Daraz already has the widest selection of goods across all categories, and the company is working on expanding product categories for its customers. “Customer satisfaction is our topmost priority. We wish to bring you a convenient one-stop shopping destination with everything you want under one roof and saves you time and effort,” says Jonathan Doerr (Co-CEO, Daraz Group). To further this value proposition, Daraz recently launched a monthly Bachat Bazaar, offering free shipping and a promise of superfast delivery for all groceries and home products – no queuing at checkout, no parking hassles and not least, great value. Convenience is integral to customer satisfaction and at the heart of Daraz’s manifesto Trust, security and convenience are Daraz’s chief value propositions. The company has focused on safe and convenient payment platforms, fast deliveries, and easy returns. Daraz provides its customers with the widest range of safe payment solutions, with Cash On Delivery (COD) offering unparalleled convenience, along with bank transfers and debit/credit card payments. To ensure customers have all payment solutions, the e-commerce giant has also partnered with juggernauts such as Easypay to provide payments through Mobile Wallets and EasyPaisa shops all across Pakistan. “Our customers’ needs come first for us. Surveys have shown that the online shopper wants fast delivery and convenient payment options, and that free shipping influences purchasing decisions,” shares Doerr. In addition to ensuring super fast deliveries by expanding its logistics network, Daraz recently launched its premium delivery service, Daraz First, offering reliable shipping within a day in metro cities, at no additional cost. Daraz First, represented by the D First logo, offers multiple fashion brands, including Sapphire, one of the biggest fashion retailers of Pakistan, for same day delivery. Pakistan is a mobile-first country with 80%...

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Get Ready For Biggest ‘Black Friday’ Sale of the Year from Yayvo.com

Get Ready For Biggest ‘Black Friday’ Sale of the Year from Yayvo.com

The biggest shopping event of the year is about to go live on 25th November with Yayvo steering this amazing Black Friday sale to possible victory. It’s time for customers to line up and start making a wish list of all their desired items as there will be a massive discount push on Black Friday. Pakistani shoppers can’t let go of this glorious opportunity to shop for crazily low priced items. As this special event has been celebrated on the last Friday of November in the US and other countries, Black Friday will also be celebrated on the same day in Pakistan and the leading online marketplace, Yayvo.com, will be offering huge promotional discounts and sales to its customers. Yayvo will be offering huge discounts on Black Friday event on 25th November. Many deals will be available on branded products but best of all is the 80% discount that will be available for customers through Jazz Cash Mobile Account, Jazz Cash Debit / Credit Card and Jazz Cash Voucher payment. That’s like almost free!! Online shopping has made great progress in Pakistan and with promotional sales events like Black Friday, this number continues to go up even further. From dress shirts to formal wrist watches to electronic products, Yayvo is your one stop destination for online shopping and the place to be at when Black Friday hits us. Amazing discounts and deals await you so don’t miss it. Of course this goes without saying that one must create an account with Yayvo way before the day itself just to avoid situations where Yayvo might run out of stock. Our customer service agents are available around the clock to make your experience more pleasant. Mark your calendars and start your countdown till 25th November 2016, Black Friday is going to explode in Pakistan and Yayvo.com is the place to be...

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Samsung issues official apology for their recent “Exploding” troubles

Samsung issues official apology for their recent “Exploding” troubles

Samsung has been having quite an “explosive” year (pun intended) and 2016 would certainly go down as one of the darkest years in the history of the South Korean Tech giants. What started off with the whole exploding Note 7 fiasco  was quickly followed by exploding washing machines as well. All these mishaps have certainly dented the company’s immaculate reputation, especially when it comes to innovation and safety of their devices. In light of these unfortunate events, Samsung have issued an official apology to the consumers and especially those who were effected with some of their aforementioned devices. To show its commitment to the apology, the South Korean giant has run full-page apology ads in popular newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington...

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Google starts rolling out a new refreshing UI for the Play Store

Google starts rolling out a new refreshing UI for the Play Store

Google is known for its regular updates and since the introduction of Pixel, the first ever phone made by Google the company showed off a new Play Store UI in a support video for their  flagship device. Now, users are reporting that the new UI is slowly rolling out to devices. This update includes new colors and a revamped install page. The first change you’ll notice is on the home page of the Play Store. A new shade of green has taken over for the Android-y shade we’re used to seeing. The big featured carousel across the top has been shrunk down and moved underneath the “Apps & Games” bar. However, some screenshots show the carousel has been removed completely. Moving on to the install page, the “Install” button is much bigger. The ratings and installs information looks completely different. They’ve removed the category icons, which makes it easier to read. The “More Information” section has been moved lower on the page, and developer info has been slightly reworded. All in all, these are simple changes that make the Play Store a little easier to use. So what do you guys think of the new updated interface? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Cheers!! Source:...

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Huawei introduces the HUAWEI Mate 9

Huawei introduces the HUAWEI Mate 9

At an exclusive global launch event, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the much anticipated HUAWEI Mate 9. Building on Huawei’s success in delivering beautifully-designed, powerful mobile devices, the newest member of the Mate Series delivers business users a breakthrough Android experience – featuring the fastest computing performance available today, breakthrough SuperCharge technology and a stunning new UX. “In developing the HUAWEI Mate 9, we started with a simple question – how can we improve every element of the smartphone experience?” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “We know that for today’s business users, a fast and functional smartphone is just the beginning. They also want a gorgeous design and intuitive features. So we have created two new devices at the forefront of hardware and software innovation. The result is a device that is breathtakingly new, inside and out.” The event was an immense success and was attended by the top management of Huawei from all over the world. Huawei delivered on its promise of an immersive and larger than life experience with both the device and the launch. The Deputy General Manger of the device division of Pakistan Mr. Fraz Khan along with some esteemed media personnel represented Pakistan. The HUAWEI Mate 9 is a dynamic interplay of industry-leading hardware and advanced software that work together to keep users a step ahead. Key features include: Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing smartphone processor*; EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that allows over 50 percent of features to be reached within two clicks; Breakthrough SuperCharge technology that delivers a full day’s charge in 20 minutes; Second generation Leica dual-lens camera with 2X Hybrid Zoom, featuring a 12MP/F2.2 -megapixel RGB sensor and a20MP/F2.2-megapixel monochrome sensor. Maximized Performance and Speed with Kirin 960 With over 100 million units sold, Huawei’s Kirin chipsets have showcased its deep understanding of the kind of power and experience users are looking for; they expect their mobile devices to be fast, intuitive and reliable. The HUAWEI Mate 9 Series debuts the premium Kirin 960 chipset with Huawei’s Machine Learning Algorithm, which delivers a fast and smooth experience even after 18 months of continuous usage. The Kirin 960 is the world’s first chipset to feature an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 octocore CPU and Mali G71 octocore GPU. The CPU delivers the best multi-core performance among all smartphone SoCs, while reducing power consumption by 15 percent. The Kirin 960 also takes full advantage of the pioneering Vulkan graphics standard on Android 7.0, increasing graphic performance by up to 400 percent. A Safe, Faster-Charging Battery The HUAWEI Mate 9 combines a 4000 mAh high-density battery with its all new SuperCharge technology, ensuring battery life...

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Huawei announces Limited Edition Porsche Design Mate 9

Huawei announces Limited Edition Porsche Design Mate 9

Huawei have been one of the most successful Chinese OEMs in recent times with. Not only are they now the third largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, the company strives on a plethora of some of the most beautiful looking devices we have come across. The latest entrant to their already impressive lineup of devices is the Huawei Mate 9, the company’s flagship device of the year. Following the success of its predecessor the Huawei Mate 8, the company has upped the notch this time around by launching not one but two variants of the Huawei Mate 9. One of which is a limited edition Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design phone. This gorgeous device not only looks amazing, it packs a punch in the hardware front as well. The Mate 9 Porsche Design phone sports a 5.5″ QHD 534ppi AMOLED display, the company’s much renowned and latest Kirin 960 chipset, 6GB RAM, 256GB of non-expandable storage, dual Leica-branded cameras, one features a 12MP color sensor while the other is a 20MP black & white sensor, an 8MP front shooter, a massive 4000mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 with Huawei’s own customized EMUI . On the camera front, the duo is the second generation camera of what was found in the Huawei P9 and thanks to the Kirin 960, it’s able to capture 4K video which the P9 couldn’t do. Another new addition is Hybrid Zoom, which is a 2x digital zoom that uses information from both camera sensors. Huawei has overhauled its EMUI Android skin (based on Android 7.0) for the phones’ launch, giving it a fresh and simplified look with more blues and whites and reducing menu clutter. It certainly looks better than older versions of EMUI, and Huawei is also giving users the option of using an app drawer — rather than enforcing its previous iOS-inspired system of app-placement where everything you install has to find a place on the home screen. The company says it’s also introduced a number of software tweaks, including a machine learning-powered system which watches how you use the phone and changes the allocation of processing power accordingly. Huawei’s promise is that the Mate 9 which actually gets faster the more you use it — the opposite of what happens with most Android phones — and the company claims internal tests have found that performance improved by as much as 8 percent over 10,000 hours of simulated use. And all of this is powered by the company’s new octa-core Kirin 960 system-on-chip, which supports the Vulkan API for improved graphical crunch. With all the added juice along with the Porsche Design and Leica brand affiliations, the device does come...

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Pokemon Go gets new daily bonuses in latest update

Pokemon Go gets new daily bonuses in latest update

Pokemon Go seems to have lost a bit of its charm these days and even though its still one of the top grossing app in the Google Play Store, there’s not much enthusiasm surrounding the game anymore. In order to inject a bit of excitement among players, the company has made few new additions to the app. These are in the form of daily rewards that not only keeps the players engaged, but also give them an extra incentive to play the game everyday. Here’s the complete list of bonuses that you can avail following the latest update: Catch a Pokemon every day: 500 XP 600 Stardust Catch a Pokemon every day for seven days in a row: 2,000 XP 2,400 Stardust Visit a PokéStop every day: 500 XP Additional items Visit a PokéStop every day for seven days in a row: 2,00 XP More additional items The bonuses reset every day at 12AM on your local time, so as long as you catch at least one Pokemon every single day you’ll begin to activate these bonuses. Collecting Stardust is no joke for those who want to evolve their Pokemon, so this is a great incentive to get people back into the app. For those of you who still haven’t played the game, can download it from the Google Play...

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PTCL signs Collaboration Agreement with Netflix promising seamless service across Pakistan

PTCL signs Collaboration Agreement with Netflix promising seamless service across Pakistan

PTCL becomes the first Telecommunication operator in Pakistan to sign a partnership agreement with Netflix for the Pakistan market. After this agreement, PTCL and Netflix will use their respective resources for mutual benefit, utilizing and maximizing the viewing experience and penetration of Netflix services in Pakistan. This agreement will serve as a way forward for both PTCL and Netflix to provide digital content fans in Pakistan with Netflix streaming. PTCL will support and promote original Netflix content in Pakistan. PTCL became the only service provider in Pakistan with advanced caching servers and technical pairing with Netflix to offer the superior viewing experience since Netflix’s global launch in January 2016. Commenting on the agreement, PTCL’s Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Shahid said, “Digital entertainment is PTCL’s key priority and our partnership with Netflix is another step in this direction. We look forward to working with Netflix to offer new and exciting services including world class Netflix original series and movies in Pakistan.” Tony Zameczkowski, Vice President, Business Development for Asia at Netflix said, “We are excited to partner with PTCL in Pakistan and are looking forward to providing high quality entertainment content for the Pakistani consumers.” Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 86 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen and they can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. PTCL is the largest information communication technology and entertainment service provider in Pakistan, touching millions of lives through its broadband and digital television services. Always striving to achieve customer satisfaction, PTCL has entered the collaboration with Netflix to provide its customers high quality streaming...

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