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Microsoft Open Sources .NET, Offers Free Visual Studio & Support for Android, Linux, Mac, iOS

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Microsoft Open Sources .NET, Offers Free Visual Studio & Support for Android, Linux, Mac, iOS

Posted on 14 November 2014 by PakBee - Total hits: 252

Microsoft Open Sources

In what is seen as a monumental shift in strategy, Microsoft has announced plans to open source the entire .NET stack. In addition, the company is going to give developers a way to use .NET and Visual Studio to develop software that runs not only on Windows, but also on Mac OSX, Android, Linux and iOS.

Prior to this, you could only build apps with .NET for Windows desktops and servers. If you wanted to run .NET on other platforms like OSX, Linux, iOS and Android, you had to use a third party run time called Mono. While it was a good compromise, native .NET development on these platforms is going to be significantly better.

Microsoft is also releasing a fully featured Community version of Visual Studio 2013 which will be free to use for indie devs, students and small companies. The version will include access to thousands of plugins, Resharper and other tools that were previously behind a paywall. The familiar and quite feature-limited Express versions of Visual Studio will eventually be replaced by the Community edition.

The company has also released previews for Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015. New additions in the feature set will make it easy for developers to write apps that run on Android, Windows and iOS.

The changes come after Satya Nadella took over as CEO, and are part of a broader strategy shift that aims to put the focus on cloud and mobile solutions. Traditional money makers like Windows and Office has been undergoing major changes, with Office being offered for free for Android and iOS recently.

Overall, this is a huge deal. Microsoft’s software development platforms and developer tools are absolutely amazing, as anyone who has worked with them will tell you. By allowing them to be used for development for other platforms, Microsoft is making a lot of developers very happy. It also shows that the company is leaving its legacy roots behind and embracing the requirements of the new internet age.

via ProPakistani.PK

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Banks Deny to Issue Credit Cards to Bloggers, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

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Banks Deny to Issue Credit Cards to Bloggers, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

Posted on 14 November 2014 by PakBee - Total hits: 207

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Pakistanis’ presence isn’t limited to these two platforms only, in fact they manage to out-shine at all sorts of online markets. We recently reported about a Pakistani who managed to make over a million dollar out of just one theme that he sells on Themeforest, a marketplace for WordPress themes. And that’s one tiny example out of countless other un-told stories about the freelancers in Pakistan.

Then there are bloggers, social media experts, and countless other professionals who choose to conveniently work from their homes.

Freelancers, bloggers and entrepreneurs — who work from home — are denied by Pakistani banks the provision of credit cards because they don’t have offices.

All these freelancers, bloggers and entrepreneurs, that help the national economy by bringing millions of dollars of foreign currency into Pakistan each month, are denied by Pakistani banks the provision of credit cards.

Not to mention, we bloggers, freelancers badly need these credit cards for buying things (hosting/services) online that help us doing our businesses. Or let me put this in other words, freelancers and bloggers can’t do their businesses without these services that they buy online with credit cards.

Banks argue that one must have an office address and a home address to be able to comply with credit card issuance policy. They tell us that State Bank of Pakistan asks them to do so.

If government wants the freelancers to get them the top dollar without payment gateway, without credit cards then its a pity.

Who ever the responsible is or who ever is just overlooking this very serious issue, ultimately its the freelancers and bloggers who suffer. Not to mention, not every freelancer is resourceful (especially in the start) to have payment solutions in place without having the credit cards. I have personally shared my credit card with countless fellow bloggers to get them hosting accounts or domain renewals.

Now if Pakistan — I am talking about the government — wants us to help the economy then we should be provided with the tools that help us achieve our targets. If they want the freelancers to get them the top dollar without payment gateway, without credit cards then its a pity, its a shame for the government, or the banks or our financial system.

I just don’t know who will end this current policy, but it has to end and there should be a revision in policy for issuing credit cards.

Please note: Yes we know that Standard Chartered debit cards work online, but they fail to get the reimbursed funds, in case of refund. Moreover, there are certain services that accept just credit cards and not the debit cards just because of this very problem.

Post via ProPakistan.pk

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Top 8 Apps Of Pakistan

Top 8 Apps Of Pakistan

Posted on 08 July 2014 by Ariel Sharoon - Total hits: 509

There is no limit of topics about which you can find free as well as paid Apps in Android Google Store and download them on your Phones and Tablets. There are are also a large no. of awesome Android Apps Available in Google Play store related to our great country Pakistan. Mostly these Apps are related to News and General Information of Pakistan.

Here is A List Of 8 Nice Android Apps Related To Pakistan That You Must Download If You Are A Pakistani:

 

All Newspapers Pakistan:

Download this app if you want to read Pakistani newspapers for free daily. you can read almost 70 Pakistani newspapers in this one application for free. all famous newspapers like Jang, Dunya, Khabrain, Insaf, Daily Waqt can be read on this App for free. I love using this app daily to get news about Pakistan. size of this app is just 280 KB.

 

 

Beautiful Pakistan:

Download and Use this awesome app to explore the beauty of Pakistan through pics. awesome land scrapes, nature, mountains and other beautiful places of Pakistan are shown in this app. This app was launched in 2011 and its size is 7.8 MB. this app represents positive side of Pakistan unlike Media which always shows negative side.

 

 

Pakistan Sim Check:

If you want to check how many Mobile Sims are on your name in Pakistan then get this app. we all know problem of fake Sims registration is so common here in Pakistan. People gets Mobile Sims on NIC of others. but this app will help you if someone known person is using a Sim on your name. App size is just 622 KB so no issue of storage.

 

 

ATM Locator:

Find locations of ATMs near to your current location. If you are present in a market or unknown place and want to withdraw some cash but don’t know where nearest ATM is located then this app will help you find it. This App will also tell you contact details with driving directions of these ATMs so you can reach there easily. App size is 806 KB only. those people who mostly goes to new places very often must download it.

 

 

5 Pakistan Dialing Codes:

Find dialing codes of different areas of Pakistan with this app. you will have to include 0 yourself at start of every dialing code. App size is very small just 22 KB. you don’t need internetaccess to use the app.

 

 

Pakistan Income Tax Calculator:

This app will greatly help you to calculate your tax. Pakistanis pays very less tax and one of the reason is they don’t know correct mechanism of calculating their taxes. but this app will make things really easy for you. Just enter your income and found the amount of tax.

7 Geo News:Read latest news of Pakistan on this official Geo News app. Geo News is the largest News and TV Network of Pakistan and brings latest news before other News groups. This app has news in English. you can also watch latest headlines and Videos.
8 Pakistani recipes: Learn how to make different Pakistani recipes with help of this free Android app. This app is really useful for the Women who wants to learn new recipes. Size of App is 188 KB.

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Telenor 3G Packages

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Telenor 3G Packages

Posted on 21 June 2014 by Ariel Sharoon - Total hits: 584

3G Packages For Telenor Users… Enjoy!!!!!!

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Telenor 3G Packages

3G, short form of third Generation, is the third generation of mobile telecommunications technology. 3G telecommunication networks support services that provide an information transfer rate of at least 200 kbit/s.

Later 3G releases, often denoted 3.5G and 3.75G, also provide mobile broadband access of several Mbit/s to smartphones and mobile modems in laptop computers.

This ensures it can be applied to wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV technologies.

This is based on a set of standards used for mobile devices and mobile telecommunications use services and networks that comply with the International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000) specifications by the International Telecommunication Union.[2] 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.

A new generation of cellular standards has appeared approximately every tenth year since 1G systems were introduced in 1981/1982. Each generation is characterized by new frequency bands, higher data rates and non–backward-compatible transmission technology.

The first release of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard does not completely fulfill the ITU 4G requirements called IMT-Advanced.

First release LTE is not backward-compatible with 3G, but is a pre-4G or 3.9G technology,[citation needed] however sometimes branded 4G by the service providers. Its evolution LTE Advanced is a 4G technology. WiMAX is another technology verging on or marketed as 4G.

For Prepaid User:

Bundles

3G Bundles

Rupees

Quota (MB’s)

Validity  (Days)

Subscription String

Daily Bundle

15

50

1

*345*131#

Daily Plus Bundle

25

100

1

*345*132#

3 Day Bundle

35

200

3

*345*133#

Weekly Bundle

75

500

7

*345*134#

Monthly Bundle

400

3,000

30

*345*135#

Monthly Plus Bundle

1,000

8,000

30

*345*136#

 

NOTE: Video Call Charges: Rs.2+tax / 5 Minutes


Terms and Conditions

  • Default rate, Usage without subscribing to bundles will be charged at 10 Paisa / 10 KB
  • After Rs.50 of daily charging on default rate further usage will be completely free for the rest of the day
  • Additional usage after bundles are consumed will be charged at 1 Paisa / 10 KB (valid till bundle end date)
  • 3G bundles will work both on 2G and 3G
  • 2G bundles will not work on Telenor 3G
  • Video Call
    • Charging of Video Call will be done on a 5 Minutes Basis.
    • A video call capable phone is required.
    • Both parties need to be in 3G area and have 3G Video Call capable phone.
    • Please note Hangout, Facetime, Skype and other OTT apps will be charged as per the relevant Data / Internet Rate.


For Postpaid User:

Bundles

3G Bundles Rupees Quota (MB’s) Validity
Internet  100 100 150 10 Days
Internet  200 200 300 30 Days
Internet  350 350 600 30 Days
Internet  600 600 4,000 30 Days
Internet  1000 1000 8,000 30 Days
NOTE: Video Call Charges: Rs.2+tax / 5 MinutesTerms and Conditions

  • Internet Bundles are available on all Postpaid price plans including Smart plans
  • Default rate, usage without subscribing to bundles will be charged at 10 Paisa / 10 KB
  • Additional usage after bundles are consumed will be charged at 5 Paisa / 10 KB (valid till bundle end date)
  • Internet Bundles will work on both 2G & 3G
  • Video Call
    • Charging of Video Call will be done on a 5 Minutes Basis.
    • A video call capable phone is required.
    • Both parties need to be in 3G area and have 3G Video Call capable phone.
    • Please note Hangout, Facetime, Skype and other OTT apps will be charged as per the relevant Data / Internet Rate.

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Travel Agents Stole Rs. 72 Million Worth of E Tickets From PIA Website

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Travel Agents Stole Rs. 72 Million Worth of E Tickets From PIA Website

Posted on 20 August 2013 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,231

72 Million Worth of E Tickets From PIA WebsiteIn a shocking event of cyber crime, it is revealed that Rs. 72 million worth of E-Tickets were stolen by various individuals and Air Travel Agents through Pakistan International Airline (PIA) website, reported Dunya Newspaper.

Report said that tickets were stolen for more than a year and it was only recently that PIA administration found out the flaw in their website that lead to free reservation of 5757 air travel tickets for all sorts of destinations across the globe.

Government officials confirmed the incident and said that details of the cyber crime will be presented during on-going session of National Assembly.

It merits mentioning here that PIA had started offering E-Ticketing service through its websites for over two years ago but had halted the service recently after finding out about the scandal.

According to report, these tickets were reserved through PIA websites and were re-sold to end-users who travelled on the stolen tickets without getting caught by PIA administration.

Report claims that PIA website had essential security loopholes that lead the Air Travel Agents to freely reserve E-Tickets.

Interestingly, the security loophole was misused by agents for over a year and no-one from PIA was able to track it.

A cyber security expert, while explaining the possibilities to ProPakistani, said that it is likely that PIA administration was involved in the crime. He opined that Travel Agents are usually not that tech-savvy and may not have found the bug without external help.

PIA said that it is making efforts to recover the money and some Rs. 10 milion were already recovered.

Via PakZindaBad, ProPakistani & Dunya News

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