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PHC lifts ban on TikTok, directs to stop uploading ‘immoral content’

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday  lifted the ban on video streaming application TikTok in Pakistan. A single-member bench headed by PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rahid directed the government to ensure that “immoral content” is not uploaded on

Google cuts mobile app store fee in half

LOS ANGELES: Google said it will halve the controversial fee it charges developers at its online shop for digital content on Android-powered mobile devices. The commission taken at Google Play will be reduced to 15 percent from 30 percent starting

Punjab Police to introduce app for FIR registration

LAHORE: Punjab Police have decided to introduce a new app for monitoring all stages from application receipt to FIR registration to eliminate delays and create a hassle-free process. The app would initially be launched in Kasur as a pilot project.

SoundCloud becomes first music app to launch ‘fan-powered’ royalties

LOS ANGELES: SoundCloud has become the first streaming service to start directing subscribers’ fees to independent artists they support, a move welcomed by musicians campaigning for fairer pay. At the moment, streaming services like Spotify, Deezer and Apple give royalty

PMC to launch online system for medical students, doctors

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has planned to launch a fully automated online application system in March allowing medical graduates and practitioners to apply for licenses, renewals and other services. According to an official of PMC, the services would also

Google suspends Parler app from Play Store

LOS ANGELES: Google has suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of US President Donald Trump. Apple also gave the service 24

Apple removes 39,000 game apps from China store

BEIJING: Apple removed 39,000 game apps on its China store, the biggest removal ever in a single day, to meet the year-end deadline for all game publishers to obtain a licence. The takedowns come amid a crackdown on unlicensed games

Google ‘Task Mate’ app pays to complete simple tasks on phone

BANGALORE: Google has introduced a new app called ‘Task Mate’ that lets users earn money by completing tasks from their smartphone. At the moment, the app is only for users in India. Users also need a referral invitation code to

FBR launches mobile app for income tax filing

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched a user-friendly mobile application for filing income tax returns and also introduced a new and simplified tax return form to facilitate filers. FBR member inland revenue Chaudhry Muhammad Tariq briefed media

TikTok to stop app operation in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: TikTok is stopping its popular video snippet-sharing app from working in Hong Kong and will exit the market within days. The move by TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, came as Facebook, Google and Twitter put a hold on

TikTok distances from China after India app ban

NEW DELHI: Social media app TikTok has distanced itself from the Chinese government after it was among 59 Chinese apps banned in India. In a letter to the Indian government sent last week, TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer said the

Canada to ramp up COVID-19 testing, recommend digital app

OTTAWA: Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple and Google on a mobile phone app to help, the prime minister said. In his daily news conference, Prime

France’s COVID-19 tracing app expected to enter testing next week

PARIS: France’s state-supported ‘StopCOVID’ contact-tracing app should enter its testing phase in the week of May 11 when the country starts to unwind its lockdown, a government minister said. Minister for Digital Affairs Cedric O, a member of President Emmanuel

Video app Zoom gains popularity during pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO: Video-conferencing application Zoom has gained newfound fame amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic as people stay at home, right from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to thousands of students. The Silicon Valley-based company has also come under increased scrutiny

Deterrence against drugs abuse

Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a mobile app featuring information on narcotics to control drug abuse among youth. Children are the most vulnerable section of our society and are being exposed to drugs, but how an app will control

PM launches ‘Zindagi’ app to control drug abuse

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday formally launched the Zindagi app – a mobile application providing information on drugs abuse and narcotics control. Addressing the ceremony, the prime minister said drugs are destroying the life of our youth and

Anti-corruption drive will bring prosperity to Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the Anti-Corruption App called ‘Report Corruption’ in connection with International Anti-Corruption Day. Addressing the ceremony, he termed it as a major step in making the country corruption free. He expressed hope that

KP govt launches mobile app for missing children

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday launched the “Mera Bacha Alert”, a mobile phone application developed to help people and relevant departments in recovering missing children in the province. The app was launched at a ceremony at

Teen’s TikTok video condemning China goes viral

A TikTok post by a young woman, pretending to give eyelash curling advice while actually condemning China’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang, has gone viral on the Chinese-owned app that has been accused of censoring anti-Beijing content. The clip by

Apple launches app to let users enroll in health studies

CUPERTINO: Apple on Thursday launched an app that will let users of its devices to enroll in three health studies, allowing them to share health-related data for medical research. The studies are conducted in partnership with research institutes, including Harvard

Facebook launches new company logo, corporate branding

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday unveiled a new logo for the company to distinguish it from its apps. The social media company said it would start using the new brand within its products and marketing materials, and would update the

Instagram removes its ‘Following tab’ feature

CALIFORNIA: The social networking service Instagram has decided to remove its feature “Following tab”. sers starting in August, and Instagram confirmed to US media that the feature would be phased out this week. Instagram’s Following tab, the activity feed that

‘Durust Dam’ app to be launched to ensure price control

ISLAMABAD: The capital administration announced on Thursday to launch a new mobile phone app to curb profiteering by shopkeepers and ensuring the correct price of essential items. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muhammad Shafqat Hamza made the announcement in a statement on

PM orders to develop mobile app to trace missing children

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday ordered to develop an application ‘Mera Bacha Alert’ to immediately address complaints related to missing children. The decision was taken by the prime minister in the federal cabinet meeting. PM Khan was briefed