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‘Bad Boys, Bad Boys, What You Gonna Do’: Police is Using Technology to Bring It On

‘Police ka hai farz madad ap ki,’ and it seems that they are taking it seriously now.  Punjab police has taken the initiative to change the image of police and to fight crimes more efficiently by using the latest technology. “We are not a model police force as of yet, but we have just started…

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4 days ago

Digital Living

YouTube Goes From Being Banned to Streaming PSL Live!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages. The Pakistan Super league is here! After surmounting many hurdles, venue changes, delays and other problems, the Pakistan Super league has finally begun. With 80 players, including international stars such as Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Dwayne Bravo, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews,…

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4 days ago

Digital Living

Lamudi Cashes in a $31.4 million Cheque

Last year we saw some interesting developments in terms of the online real estate market in Pakistan. We heard of Zameen.com cashing in a cheque for $20 million USD and now the news is in that Lamudi has locked in a fresh investment of $31.4 million USD. Lamudi the company The company was launched in…

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4 days ago

Digital Living

Tenderwala.pk – A Decent Concept but Still Needs Work!

When it comes to getting procurement requirements fulfilled, one of the most time consuming and cumbersome tasks is tender management.  The traditional way of publishing requirements in newspapers and other print publications is fairly time consuming and labor intensive.  With the rest of the world, Pakistanis have also embraced the digital revolution. We are increasingly…

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5 days ago

Digital Living

Google Says You Need Expert Writers: Content Standards From the New Search Guidelines

If you’re in the world of SEO, copywriting, or inbound marketing, it’s likely that you’ve already heard about Google’s release of the Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines in November 2015. Designed to help Google’s own site evaluators master their jobs and wade through Google’s complex ranking system, these search guidelines are 160 pages of pure SEO goodness. But…

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4 weeks ago

Digital Living

Unblocking Netflix may become impossible in the coming weeks

Netflix has announced in a blog post that in the coming weeks, it’s working to render ineffective the proxies and “unblockers” that people use to access content that they don’t have the rights to see. In other words, if you’re a Netflix user in Singapore, you’ll no longer be able to use a VPN to access…

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1 month ago

Digital Living

Assessing the Future of e-Governance in Pakistan

Electronic governance or “e-Governance” is broadly defined as the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to deliver government services. It is basically an assured means of ensuring that public governance reaches to every nook and corner in the country for social development and maintaining the writ of the state. The UN’s E-Government Survey 2014…

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2 months ago

Digital Living

The Dangers Of Unregulated Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Last week, we published an overview of Pakistan’s new Telecommunications Policy (2015). In it we discussed the salient features of the government’s proposed ‘Universal Service Fund’ (USF). Part of this initiative includes the installation of wi-fi hotspots in public areas. Section 5.10.4 of the policy mentioned a brief policy on ensuring security of these hotspots…

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2 months ago

Digital Living

Unblocking Of YouTube – An Unintended Blessing?

Pakistan’s recent ban on Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube has been upheld for more than 3 years now. It was put into effect following the publication of a blasphemous video called “Innocence of Muslims” which speaks against the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). YouTube is the world’s leading multimedia network. As of April 2014, 1 billion people were…

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2 months ago

Digital Living

DIGIMARK 2015 – A Rendezvous for Digital Marketers

The 4th International Digital Marketing Conference| DIGIMARK 2015 was held at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club, Lahore. Dr. Umar Saif, VC Information Technology University (ITU) & Chairman Punjab IT Board was Guest of Honor for the day. He was presented with Excellence in e-Governance Award in recognition of his services for Smart Governance in…

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