Technology

Windows 10 users are doing their best to avoid the May update

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Microsoft has a consistent track record of pushing out major updates for Windows 10 that create serious and sometimes catastrophic problems. At first, Windows users seemed happy to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt. AdDuplex found that the April 2018 (A18U 1803) feature update appeared on 54% of computers running Windows…

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Conference calls for strategy to counter misuse of cyberspace

F.P. Report LAHORE: Speakers at a two-day conference on cybersecurity have said that subversion on religious, sectarian, ethnic and social issues through a soft offensive by using internet and the cyberspace needs a comprehensive counter strategy to ensure that people, especially the youth, do not fall prey to the agenda of the enemy. The conference…

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‘PUBG’ developing a story-based game

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Influential battle royale ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ is expanding its remit to include narrative experiences, setting up a new studio with “Call of Duty” and “Dead Space” lead Glen Schofield. The ex-vice president of Visceral Games (“Dead Space”) and co-founder of Sledgehammer (“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” “CoD: WWII”) is heading up…

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WhatsApp to end Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 OS support from 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: The company has confirmed that it would no longer support these devices after February 1, 2020. Facebook-owned mobile Messaging service WhatsApp would no longer support devices using the Android 2.3.7 operating system and iPhones using iOS 7 after February 1, 2020. WhatsApp’s updated FAQs said on Tuesday that users whose devices…

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Google Duo now lets you send photos to contacts

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Google Duo was primarily introduced as a video calling app but over time, it has picked up many messaging features. Back in March, Google rolled out the video messaging feature to send recorded messages to up to five users at a time and last month, it was further improved with options…

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NASA’s new supersonic jet will be missing a front window

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: When it comes to supersonic aircraft, engineers aren’t afraid to go with a weird design if it will get them a faster plane. In the latest instalment of such feats, NASA’s X-59 QueSST has taken the shape of a pencil with wings. The aircraft’s shape brings with it some interesting questions. For…

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Microsoft is launching only one next-generation Xbox

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Microsoft revealed its next-generation Xbox Project Scarlett console on stage at E3 earlier this month, but many had been expecting two consoles to be unveiled. Rumors previously suggested that Microsoft was working on a pair of new devices: one codenamed Anaconda that would be high-end, and another codenamed Lockhart that would be…

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Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros over fire risk

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US technology giant Apple has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. “The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number,” the…

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