February 2017 - Information Technology News

Monthly Archives: February 2017

TPL Trakker and SIM 4 Join Hands to Offer Mobile Communication Services

TPL Trakker has embarked into a Joint Venture with SIM4, a startup incubated at Teamup, to offer high quality and affordable mobile communication services to resident and non-resident Pakistanis. Company didn’t release much details on specifics of service offerings but said that venture will bring array of services to those Pakistanis visiting abroad and non-resident Pakistanis while they are in Pakistan. Services could include ...

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Samsung Unveils the New 2017 Galaxy A-Series in Pakistan

At an event held in Lahore on Friday, Samsung has now officially announced the new 2017 A series smartphone lineup in Pakistan. Gathered at the event was the top management of Samsung such as the President of Samsung Pakistan, Mr. J.H Lee and the Head of Mobiles for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mr. Umar Ghuman.     Updated Galaxy A Series ...

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Hack knocks out a fifth of the Dark Web

DragonImages via Getty Images The Dark Web is having a rough time right now… although the victims in this case won’t earn too much sympathy. An Anonymous-linked hacker speaking to Motherboard brought down about a fifth of the Tor network’s ‘secret’ websites (over 10,000 of them) in a claimed vigilante move. The intruder decided to attack a Dark Web hosting ...

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‘Windows Cloud’ looks like Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS

Thurrott To date, Microsoft has had a simple strategy for fighting Chromebooks: make low-cost Windows laptops that negate Google’s price advantage. However, it now looks to be extending that strategy to the operating system itself. Both Windows Blog Italia and Thurrott have gotten a peek at Windows Cloud (or Windows 10 Cloud, depending on who you ask), a spin on ...

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PTCL Summit Program Grooming Young Talent

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) undertook the Summit Program to hire graduates from all over Pakistan. Through a rigorous selection process, 125 candidates were selected purely on merit from all parts of Pakistan for the program and are currently under training at the PTCL Academy. Dr. Daniel Ritz, President and CEO, PTCL and Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief HR Officer along ...

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Microsoft’s Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure

f you spend most of your days typing at a desk, it’s worth looking into an ergonomic keyboard. The traditional flat QWERTY keyboard design wasn’t designed with comfort in mind, and really, why should you be forced to live with an input interface originally designed for typewriters in the 1870s? Microsoft has been at the forefront of the ergonomic arena ...

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Gmail will stop working on Chrome for XP and Vista this year

If it’s been some time since you’ve updated your Chrome browser, you might see a banner at the top of Gmail’s interface on February 8th. It’ll contain a reminder to update to Chrome version 55 from 53 and below, since the newer iteration comes with several big security updates. That banner will go away after you update — unless you’re ...

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iOS cracking tools reportedly used by FBI released to public

Last year, the FBI ordered Apple to help crack the iPhone 5c owned by Syed Farook, one of the shooters in the 2015 attacks in San Bernardino. Apple refused, and the FBI reportedly worked with Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that specializes in mobile security. According to a statement from Celelbrite last month, a hacker breached one of its legacy servers. ...

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The Google Now launcher for Android may be discontinued soon

One of the most annoying things about Android has long been the custom skins that manufacturers would slap on top of the operating system. Things have gotten better in recent years, but plenty of users would be happier using Android as Google intended. Fortunately, Google has offered a home screen launcher based on the software it put in the Nexus ...

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