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PAKISTAN NEWS:
PTCL Partners with daraz to offer exclusive shopping vouchers:

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s largest telecom services provider, has collaborated with Daraz, Pakistan’s biggest e-commerce platform, to offer exclusive Daraz shopping vouchers to PTCL customers. This initiative provides discounts to PTCL customers, who are new to Daraz, and PTCL users who are already customers of Daraz, on purchases made through Daraz website and Daraz App. The vouchers will be sent to PTCL customers as part of their bill and the offer will be valid for one-time purchase only made during the month of June.

Meizu 16x with low price launched:

Meizu 16Xs, a watered-down variant of Meizu 16X, has been officially unveiled in China. This new mid-ranger was leaked several times in the past few weeks, presumably by Meizu itself to raise hype.It comes with a triple sensor rear camera, notch-less display, chic design, and a large 4000 mAh battery. It is one of the lightest smartphones on the market and is the first Meizu phone with a triple sensor rear camera.

Telenor launches special data offer for cricket world cup:

Pakistanis’ passion for cricket is unmatched and with the 2019 Cricket World Cup started, the excitement levels are about to go over the moon. Not wanting to miss out on any action, this cricket craze needs the fuel of a strong data connection that can withstand the demands of Pakistani cricket enthusiasts for the next six weeks.

Telenor Pakistan is all set to make the intense cricket season a lot more exciting with the limited time special World Cup promo, where subscribers of Telenor Weekly Ultra Offer will get an extra 6GB data absolutely free on top of their original 6GB package during this World Cup season. Now that’s what you call ‘ChakkayPeChakka’!

Huawei says don’t need to worry about devices:

There have been a lot of speculations and news regarding Huawei and the US government over the past couple of days. Much like any other hot topic, it comes with a fair amount of assumptions, misinformation and miscommunication.

Huawei has risen to being the second largest smartphone maker in the world which is also the spot it enjoys in Pakistan currently. For the convenience of everyone, after intensive research, here is a collection of statements available to the public online and put together a quick guide on some of the concerns, questions and misconceptions customers have regarding their Huawei devices.

OPPO revamps brand identity, gears up to launch reno series in Pakistan:

Reiterating its commitment to consumer-centric approach, leading global smartphone brand OPPO has introduced its new brand identity focusing on quality, craftsmanship and uniqueness in its every detail. OPPO has emerged as the fastest growing smartphone brand in the premium segment globally with an unprecedented 863% growth according to the Counterpoint Research report released on April 2019.

Mediatek claims its first 5g chip is fastest:

At this year’s Computex in Taiwan, MediaTek officially introduced its latest chipset, the Helio M70. It’s been a while since the company announced a high-end SoC, so this was unexpected but welcome news. It includes ARM’s latest Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali G-77 GPU. It is built on a 7nm process and MediaTek says that it is designed to power the first wave of high-end 5G phones.

Apple just got a patent for a foldable Iphone:

A recent patent filed by Apple hints at what could be the company’s first foldable iPhone. The patent, granted on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), describes an electronic device capable of folding in on itself, much like the Galaxy Fold. There’s no indication of whether this will be for a new iPhone or an iPad, it’s only listed as an electronic device.

Intel shows off its futuristic dual-screen laptop concepts:

After Asus’s little experiment with the dual screen laptop, Intel is bringing in their own take on the dual display tech. At Computex, chipmaker Intel unveiled two prototypes called Honeycomb Glacier and Twin River both of which tackle completely different types of dual-display technology.

Jazz introduces eSIM technology withgemalto subscription management platform:

Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital communications organization, has partnered with Gemalto, an international digital security firm for the launch of the country’s first ever eSIM (embedded SIM) subscription management platform.

The eSIM solution will offer subscribers, who own compatible handsets, the freedom to integrate multiple SIM card numbers directly into their phones or IoT devices, using the internet. Jazz eSIM platform will also enable subscribers to switch between multiple subscriptions, download data plans, and remove old SIM profiles within the same device without having to physically switch their SIM cards. Jazz’s eSIM technology also works on a number of eSIM-enabled devices like laptops, tablets, wearables and IoT devices and will enable compatible handsets like iPhone XS, XR and XS Max to work as dual-SIM phones.

Realme 3 pro and realme c2 launched in Pakistan:

Realme powered by Oppo, the fastest growing smartphone brand in Pakistan, has launched the Realme 3 Pro in Islamabad yesterday.Realme 3 Pro, is powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor and comes with a 4045mAh battery with a VOOC 3.0 flash charge. It also comes with Sony’s IMX 519 16MP + 5MP rear cameras, and a 25MP selfie camera for more distinctive and detailed pictures.The phone will come in 2 variants; 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage at PKR 35,499/- and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage at PKR 39,999/-in two exquisite colors Nitro Blue and Lightning Purple.

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
EE launches UK’S next-generation mobile network:

EE has launched the UK’s first next-generation 5G mobile network, with a concert by rapper Stormzy live-streamed from a boat on the River Thames.5G mobile networks offer faster downloads, but customers will need a new handset to take advantage.At first, the service will only be available in limited areas of Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester.

After years of hype – and sometimes confusion – the UK finally has a 5G network.BT’s EE subsidiary is the first to launch a service – and if you’re feeling wealthy enough and live in the right place, you can sign up.The lowest-priced deal is £54 a month plus a one-off £170 fee for a compatible handset.But bear in mind that buys you only 10GB of data a month, which you will be likely to chew through fairly quickly if you take advantage of the next-generation technology to download lots of media.

Roblox: ‘i thought he was playing an innocent game’:

Online multiplayer game Roblox, which has 90 million users worldwide, is marketed at children – but there are fears it also being used to groom them. One mother explains how this happened to her young son.”They were talking about rape. They were talking sexual activities that were pornographic,” Sarah – not her real name – says, recalling some of the graphic messages sent to her child. He had been playing Roblox online – where users build their own games and create characters with coloured blocks.

UK parking space data offered up to app developers:

Data on parking spaces across the UK is set to be standardised, in the hope that it will make finding and paying for parking easier.From Thursday, local councils are now able to release parking data in the same format.This means that apps could potentially collate such data and allow drivers to find spaces before they leave home.However, one expert said he did not feel this would increase parking payments in town centres.

Veterans mark code-breaking machine’s 75th anniversary:

Veterans who worked on a code-breaking computer credited with shortening World War Two have reunited to mark 75 years since its creation. Colossus was the world’s first programmable computer and went into operation at Bletchley Park in 1944.The machine was used to decipher encrypted messages sent between Hitler and his generals. Former workers gathered at The National Museum of Computing where there is a working reconstruction of the machine.

Would you recognise yourself from your data?:

The circular, grey robot vacuum gently bumps against my feet. It stops, rotates and follows a skirting board along the kitchen, emitting a loud and unbroken drone. Throwing out beams of invisible light, it plots obstacles and walls, the narrowness of corridors and the expanses of open areas that it can then – gratefully – accelerate into.On a phone connected to it, a floor plan of the house is gradually drawn, inch by inch, bump by bump.

‘Demo’ found written on South Sudan in google maps:

The word “demo” has been spotted lurking in the terrain of South Sudan in Google Maps.Cyber-security researcher Tim Hopper noticed the apparent glitch after researching the location of a refugee camp in the country.

The word appears just once, in a remote south-east corner of the central African nation and close to the border with Uganda.A spokeswoman for Google said the issue had now been fixed.

Malware-ridden laptop artwork sold for $1.3m:

A laptop packed with six types of dangerous malware has been sold for $1.3m (£1.03m) in an online auction.The artwork titled The Persistence of Chaos was a joint project between artist Guo O Dong and cyber-security company Deep Instinct. An anonymous bidder bought the 11-year-old Samsung notebook containing the malware. Under the terms of the auction, the buyer has 24 hours to provide follow-up information regarding payment.

US navy wants 350 billion social media posts:

The US Navy is seeking to create an archive of at least 350 billion social media posts from around the world, in order to study how people talk online. The military project team has not specified which social media platform it intends to collect the data from.The posts must be publicly available, come from at least 100 different countries and include at least 60 different languages.They should also date between 2014 and 2016.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to face leadership vote:

A vote calling for Mark Zuckerberg to stand down as Facebook’s chairman is expected to take place at the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday. Mr Zuckerberg is both Facebook’s chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors. Those calling for him to step down as chairman say this would help him focus on running the company.

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