Apple Inc, in its biggest marketing event of the year, revealed a triple-camera iPhone, and it rolled out a streaming TV service priced at $5 a month, undercutting Disney and Netflix. Prices start at $699, down from last year’s new iPhone that started at $749. Apple said its new iPhone 11 will come with two back cameras, including an ultra wide-angle lens.
A new Whatsapp scam in Pakistan has the users scratching their heads. Users have been receiving fake calls from individuals who claim to be PTA officials and ask for verification codes that have been sent to the users’ numbers. By using these codes, these impostors gain access to Whatsapp accounts of users and use them to their advantage.
Apple has massively increased the amount it’s offering hackers for finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs, up to $1 million. It’s by far the highest bug bounty on offer from any major tech company. That’s up from $200,000, and in fall the program will be open to all researchers. Previously only those on company’s invite-only bug bounty program were eligible to receive rewards.
Pakistan’s Arslan Ash has won the championship of Tekken 7 at the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, Evo 2019, in Las Vegas. Ash, a relatively unknown player in the tournament, defeated South Korea’s Knee last night to be crowned the winner. The final round of the event featured 8 top professional gamers from 4 countries including the USA, South Korea, and Japan.
Internet and broadband services prices are about to reach a new high in Sindh, after the provincial government has decided to slap sales tax on the services. Effective from July 1, the exemption of sales tax has been withdrawn and all internet and broadband customers, irrespective of their speed or charges, will pay sales tax at the statutory rate of 19.5%.
In a latest development, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that Pakistan will send its “first person to space” in 2022. In a Tweet, the minister said that selection process shall begin from February 2020. Starting with 50 pilots, the list will come down to 25 and finally one will be selected to carry out the mission.
The Russian origin viral “FaceApp” has more than 100 million downloads on Google Play and is top-ranked on iOS App Store in 121 countries. While the viral app allows people to change their facial expressions and look older, at the same time, people have been giving FaceApp the power to use their pictures — and names — for any purpose it wishes, for as long as it desires.
Comsats University Islamabad has launched a project on artificial intelligence worth Rs. 1 billion with an aim to equip the students with modern subjects related to artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, e-gaming, big data, and speed coding. To further this project, a consortium has been established which include six information and technology universities, which will further establish nine high-tech laboratories across Pakistan.
British Airways has been fined more than £183 million after computer hackers last year stole bank details from hundreds of thousands of passengers. The fine is equivalent to 1.5 % of British Airways’ turnover in 2017. During the 15-day breach, customer names, postal addresses, email addresses and credit card information were stolen. However, passport and travel details remained safe.
The President of United States has allowed U.S. companies to sell their equipment to Huawei, after talks were held between China’s President. Trump revealed at a news conference following the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan that the trade was only being allowed on that equipment which did not pose a threat to the US national security.