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Instagram extends video length to 60 seconds

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With the number of Instagram users on the rise across the globe, the popular photo sharing app is about to make video sharing a lot more interesting. Instagram in a blog posted on its page announced that it would be bringing its users fun, creative and flexible ways to watch and share videos. To announce the upcoming […]

WhatsApp strengthens encryption in wake of iPhone case

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WASHINGTON: Facebook on Tuesday announced it had bolstered the default encryption settings for the more than one billion users of its popular WhatsApp messaging service so that all messages will now be accessible only to the sender and recipient. The update arrives amid a heightened international debate over how much access law enforcement should have to […]

Uber parks in Lahore, announces start of operations

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Uber’s launch will help spur competition in the taxi business that has the likes of Careem, Al-Bayrak and Savaree in its sphere. PHOTO: SHAHRAM HAQ/EXPRESS LAHORE:  In a development that would definitely spice up the transport business in Lahore, Uber Technologies – a global taxi-dispatch service app – has formally begun operations in Punjab’s provincial […]

Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March

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Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the “iPhone 5se”, and a new iPad Air at a launch event, […]

Interview with the Founder of PlaceMe, Muqsit Khan

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PlaceMe.Pk is the new startup in town providing affordable accommodation to students. Here’s what its founder, Muqsit Khan, had to say: What made you choose this field? Were you passionate about it from the start or did you just had an epiphany? The idea of such a startup came when we were attending Startup Istanbul. We […]

This URL will crash your iPhone

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PHOTO: REUTERS A URL, which is said to be an iPhone crusher, has recently made its way to social media where most people are posting warning messages about it while some others are using link shorteners to trick their friends into opening it. The warning messages are asking iPhone users not to visit crashsafari.com on […]

WhatsApp service crashes temporarily worldwide

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp temporarily crashed in an array of countries from the US to India, potentially affecting hundreds of millions of users. Reports of people having trouble with WhatsApp in countries including Japan, India, Malaysia, Colombia and the United States hit the internet about 0200 GMT Tuesday. The outage appeared to be […]

Whatsapp will now be free for all users forever

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There had been buzz about this particular news for a while now which has today been confirmed via an official statement by Whatsapp founder Jan Koum at DLD Munich. This is a pretty huge shift in their business model. Previously, however, Whatsapp was free for the first year of usage and from there on users […]

Geared up: GIKI students display vehicles made for Shell Eco-Marathon

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PESHAWAR: Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of engineering sciences and technology students manufactured vehicles that were showcased in their institute for media persons on Tuesday. Nine teams including two teams from GIKI – hammerhead and urban concept category – will be representing Pakistan and demonstrating manufactured vehicles in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Manila in March 2016. […]