BARCELONA: Firefox OS, an upstart smartphone operating system aimed at challenging the Apple and Google duopoly, will power a new category of $25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based nonprofit Mozilla Foundation said Sunday.
Mozilla sought to show off the success of its system, launched a year ago to prise open a market in which Google´s Android was at the heart of 78.4 percent of all smartphones sold last year and Apple´s iOS in another 15.6 percent, according to figures from technology research house Gartner Inc.Read More »Firefox aims to introduce $25 smartphone
15 years or so back the then Finance Minister on the august floor of the national assembly presenting the new Budget announced a similar incentive scheme to the Overseas Pakistanis (OPs). Under that one who remitted through legal channel was to be issued an OPF Remittance Card of the category according to his annual remittance. The categories of cards are Silver, Gold and Platinum entitling different incentives. Two such incentives irrespective of one’s category of the Card held were namely (i) separate quick handling counters at the airports and (ii) card holders to be invited at all official functions held by Pakistani Missions abroad.Read More »I don’t trust cards anymore
(BBC News) Serious security failings in home routers are getting more attention from both attackers and researchers.
In recent weeks, attacks have been mounted on Linksys and Asus routers via loopholes that thieves could exploit.
In Poland, reports suggest one gang has successfully adjusted router settings in a bid to steal cash.Read More »Security failings in home routers exposed
GADANI: After years of rolling blackouts that have wreaked havoc on industry and fuelled political unrest, energy-starved Pakistan has set its sights on a coal-fired future.
Regarded as the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, recent discoveries of untapped coal fields in southern Pakistan have convinced the government they could be on the cusp of a solution to their energy woes.Read More »Energy-starved Pakistan sets sights on coal
Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan China’s Communist Party (CPC) leaders in 18th Central Committee “Third Plenum” announced diversified revolutionary reforms titled “Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reforms”. It covers 16 areas and 60 individual… Read More »China Reforms and its Regional and Global Ramifications
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), in partnership with the US Mission to Pakistan, inaugurated Fulbright Centre at the Forman Christian College (FCC) on Thursday in order to promote opportunities for students interested in studying in the US.
USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar, FCC Rector Dr James Tebbe, the Beaconhouse National University (BNU) Faculty of Liberal Arts dean and a number of former Fulbright scholars were present on occasion.
The centre’s facilities for students include an Education USA advising centre, where advisers are available to provide unbiased and accurate information free of cost to students who hope to study in the US. Read More »USEFP launches Fulbright Centre at FC College Lahore
Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan In Uzbekistan, 14 January is widely marked as the Day of Motherland Defenders. Every man of the nation celebrates that day with zeal and pride. It is the day of national… Read More »Uzbekistan’s Day of Defenders of the Motherland
Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have strategic partnership. Both enjoy genealogical relations that are entrenched in common faith, traditions and commonality of views on all issues of mutual interest.… Read More »Pak-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership