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Customs seize smuggled mobile phones, tablets worth over Rs 248 mln

KARACHI: Customs Department claimed to have apprehended smuggled mobile phones and tablets valued over Rs. 284 million. Customs officials stated that they received information regarding importers misusing facility of green channel through Web Based One Customs (WeBOC) system. They stated that the smugglers were able to get their goods cleared declaring the gadgets as LED…

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November 6, 2017


The Phubbing Phenomenon

By Gulrukh Tausif Smartphone technology has revolutionized the way we live our lives today. It has enabled us to stay connected with the world 24/7, send and receive messages, texts and emails from around the globe in matter of seconds, watch videos, read books, browse online stores, order food and get information and whatnot. But…

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July 11, 2017


Smartphone, tablet use may up speech delay in infants

ISLAMABAD: The more time toddler spends using smartphones, tablets or other screen devices, the more he or she is likely to begin talking later, researchers have warned. The study showed that for each 30-minute increase in hand-held screen time, there was a 49 per cent increased risk of expressive speech delay. “Hand-held devices are everywhere…

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May 8, 2017


Nokia says will re-enter mobile, tablet markets

HELSINKI: Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia said Wednesday it plans a global comeback into its former goldmine of handsets and tablets, by licensing its brand to a newly-created Finnish company. Nokia “will grant HMD Global Ltd. the exclusive global licence to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next 10 years,” the world’s former…

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May 18, 2016


App usage soars as smartphones take hold

SAN FRANCISCO: Global app usage soared in 2015 as a growing base of smartphone users found new ways to use their devices, a study showed Tuesday. The survey by Yahoo-owned analytics firm Flurry found app usage on mobile devices jumped 58 percent last year, cooling slightly from 76 percent growth in 2014. A big factor…

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January 5, 2016


Mobile ad-blockers could wipe out billions in ad revenue

PARIS: Mobile Internet sites face a new threat as millions download ad-blockers to their phones and tablets, removing pesky adverts but potentially wiping out billions of dollars in advertising revenue. There were close to 200 million downloads of ad-blocking software by mid-2015, according to research firm PageFair, but only 1.6 percent of the blocking was…

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October 11, 2015


Kim Kardashian, sisters launch individualized apps

NEW YORK: Four members of the Kardashian clan, including Kim herself, have launched personalized apps designed to provide the latest window into their much-followed lives. Kim, Khloe and their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, partnered with California-based Whalerock Industries to create the latest tool to keep up with the Kardashians. Each app will be free…

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September 15, 2015


New facets sparkle in Windows 10

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft's new Windows 10 computer operating system is out to win the love its predecessor never got. Here are some key features of the new operating system designed for computers and a variety of connected devices: – The Windows 10 user interface designed to work well on touchscreen devices such as tablets or…

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July 29, 2015


Samsung Elec vows more aggressive investment, targets tablets

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd vowed to double its dividend yield, invest in new technology and boost marketing as it sought to topple Apple Inc in the mobile devices segment and ease investor concerns over its sagging share price.The world's leading maker of smartphones, memory chips and televisions outlined its strategy on Wednesday at a…

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November 6, 2013


Amazon unveils new tablets with live video helpdesk

SEATTLE: Inc unveiled two new high-definition tablets on Tuesday with a unique on-screen helpdesk feature it hopes will give it an advantage over devices from rivals Apple Inc and Google Inc.The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets feature what Amazon has called the 'Mayday Button', which instantly brings up a video chat with a tech-support…

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September 25, 2013


Microsoft revamps Surface tablets to challenge Apple

NEW YORK/SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp unveiled faster, more powerful versions of its Surface tablet computer in an effort to boost poor sales of its flagship hardware product and mount a stronger challenge to Apple Inc's iPad.The Surface is key to Microsoft's plan to reinvent itself as a devices and services company, but the revamp comes less…

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September 24, 2013


Microsoft losing money on Surface tablets

SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp's Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as sputtering sales have been eclipsed by advertising costs and an accounting charge, according to the software company's annual report.The two tablet models, introduced in October and February to challenge Apple Inc's popular iPad, have so far brought in revenue of $853 million, Microsoft…

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July 31, 2013


Windows 8 hits 100 million sales, tweaks for mini-tablets in works

SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses in the six months since launch, roughly in line with the previous version, but wants to combat sputtering interest in its flagship software with a substantial update to make it easier to use, and compatible with smaller tablets.Windows 8 is the first Microsoft operating system…

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May 7, 2013


Apple's iPads to fall behind Android tablets this year

SAN FRANCISCO; Shipments of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPads will fall behind the growing variety of tablets running Google Inc's Android platform for the first time this year as smaller-sized devices catch on with more consumers, research firm International Data Corp (IDC) said on Tuesday.iPad shipments are expected to account for 46 percent of the market…

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March 12, 2013


Sony eschews cheap tablets as it pursues Samsung

TOKYO: Sony Corp on Tuesday said it won't be drawn into price competition on tablet PCs amid a plethora of cheap models from other makers as it pursues Android rival Samsung Electronics with a new tablet out this month. Sony will begin U.S. sales of its latest tablet, now under its mobile Xperia brand, on…

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September 4, 2012


Over 100,000 unverified tablets given to heart patients in Lahore: sources

Staff ReportLAHORE: More than 100,000 unverified tablets had been distributed amongst heart patients in Lahore, revealed sources today, SAMAA reported on Tuesday.The death toll caused by medicines reaction has mounted over 125 as six more patients have expired in Lahore’s PCI today.According to sources, without any laboratory’s verification more than 100, 000 tablets of ‘Alfa…

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January 31, 2012

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