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Murad Saeed launches mobile app ‘Hamsafar’ to facilitate commuters

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Communications Murad Saeed has unveiled mobile app 'Hamsafar' aimed to facilitate commuters about traffic updates, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to details, 'Hamsafar', the mobile application, jointly development by the National Highways Authority(NHA) and Motorway Police, to apprise commuters about latest traffic updates. "PTI government is taking concrete steps to depoliticize and improve the working of state institutions for better governance to create 'ease' for…

Mobile app launched for poetry lovers

LAHORE: A mobile application has been launched in Lahore having features such as access to Allama Iqbal’s four poetic books. The app was inaugurated by Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana. Speaking at a two-day Iqbal conference titled “Challenges to Humanity in the Lights of Iqbal’s Thoughts” at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Rajwana said there was a need to uphold the philosophy, thoughts and ideology of Allama Iqbal, who always inculcated hope, courage and national unity among Muslims. He said that Iqbal’s message of peace and…

Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is offering security experts a bounty to identify Android app flaws as the Alphabet unit seeks to wipe out bugs from its Google Play store. Each flaw will score at least $1,000 under the programme announced on Thursday to back up automated checks that have failed to block malware and other problems that security experts say infect the 8-year-old app store far more than rival Apple's App Store. Google will partner with HackerOne, a bug bounty programme management website, to target a list of apps…

BMW says car keys may be replaced by mobile phone apps

FRANKFURT: BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company’s board member responsible for sales told Reuters. The fact that customers now all carry a smartphone and the availability of a BMW App which allows customers to unlock their vehicle, has made old fashioned keys less relevant. “Honestly, how many people really need it,” Robertson said in an interview at the Frankfurt car show, explaining that customers no longer had to put the key in the ignition to make the car start. “They never take…

ICC launches new mobile app ahead of Champions Trophy

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched a new all-encompassing cricket mobile app ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 to be held in England and Wales from June 1-18. The cricket app will have a host of attractive features that will take fan experience to a new level, and will be available for all international cricket including the Champions Trophy and the Women's World Cup. The app will offer coverage through the year across all current and upcoming series and tournaments including fixtures,…

This smartphone app is ‘eyes and ears’ for the disabled

Technology is making everyday tasks easier for all who remain tech savvy but this revolutionary app is winning hearts with helping the blind and visually impaired people. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS Named 'Aipoly', the free app tells you what it sees and promises to give blind, visually impaired and color-blind people a great experience of the world. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), this revolutionary app actually “sees” for the blind. This uses convolutional neural networks directly on your mobile phone. This AI…

Pakistan Railways launches mobile app to book tickets

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has launched a mobile app which allows passengers to book railways tickets easily through their smartphone. Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique while addressing a press conference during the launch of the mobile app said the achievement will be remembered as a historic milestone for the Pakistan Railways. He thanked the IT Department of the Railways for their efforts to develop and launch the app. He said that the IT department was also revamped, as earlier experts from the private sector…

Mobile app helps China recover hundreds of missing children

BEIJING: A mobile app helped Chinese authorities recover hundreds of missing children last year, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, in a country where child trafficking is rampant. The Ministry of Public Security said 611 missing children were found last year, Xinhua said. The "Tuanyuan", or "reunion" in Chinese, app developed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd was launched in May and has allowed police officers to share information and work together. Users near the location where a child has disappeared receive…