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MWC 2012: Steven Sinofsky: There’s too much compromise in tech

CNETAnalysis: Launching the Windows 8 Consumer Preview today, Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky talked about the hardware on show at MWC 2012, complaining that there are too many choices to make in tech today. “As exciting as all these devices are, we all face a bit of a yearning for something a little bit better,” he said at the launch event. “In our day to day lives we face too many choices – between consumption and productivity, more battery life or more features. You have to choose do you want a touch interface or a keyboard and mouse – mixing those is complicated and not yet natural.” Nightmare So what’s the answer, Steven Sinofsky? Why it’s Windows 8, of course. “The goal should really be that the operating system scales with you; and that’s what we mean by a no compromise experience,” he explained. “Our goal for Windows 8 was to create that no-compromise experience with phones, laptops, desktops and tablets all coming together, to be seamless.” Happily for those of us paralysed by i…

KSE-100 Index up 37 points

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Current News World KARACHI: Equities at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) rose on Monday, led by cement shares such as D.K. Khan Cement (D

KSE-100 Index up 37 points

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Current News World KARACHI: Equities at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) rose on Monday, led by cement shares such as D.K. Khan Cement (D

Exclusive: Microsoft: ‘It’s the complete vision for Windows 8′

CNETAnalysis: Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Gabriel Aul The Windows 8 Developer Preview (as the name suggests) was for introducing developers to Windows 8 and it didn’t have many of the pieces of the OS, especially not the final user interface. The Consumer Preview obviously isn’t completely finished but it is what Director of Windows Program Management Gabriel Aul calls “the complete vision for the product”. He calls the look of the Metro start screen “more finished and more polished than it was at Build .” In fact there have been over 100,000 code changes since the Developer Preview, which makes the Consumer Preview a wholly different beast. And while there are new ways of switching between applications and new touch controls “we also went back and added a ton of mouse and keyboard support to complete that experience,” Aul promises. The touch controls are a more developed version of what we saw at CES this year and Aul explains the logic behind the way they work. “The new things are …

Oil prices rebound on Iran concerns

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Current News World SINGAPORE: Oil prices rebounded in Asian trade Wednesday as concerns over crude producer Iran s nuclear programme

Oil prices rebound on Iran concerns

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Current News World SINGAPORE: Oil prices rebounded in Asian trade Wednesday as concerns over crude producer Iran s nuclear programme

Exclusive: Acer Iconia Tab 8200 will be budget brute

CNETAnalysis: Acer has revealed that it will launch its new Iconia Tab 8200 in mid-march, with the aim to keep the cost low by removing features which are rarely used on tablet devices. Speaking to TechRadar at MWC 2012 Julien Bertheuil, Acer’s UK Sales Manager, confirmed that the Wi-Fi only 10-inch Iconia Tab 8200 will launch in the next few weeks. It will come packing a respectable 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, Android Ice Cream Sandwich , front facing camera and microSD card slot. Asus is keen to focus on the key reasons why people use tablets, so in order to keep the tablet low-priced and thus competitive in the already crowded market, features which are rarely used have been lost. Less is more The Iconia Tab 8200 will be mising some features commonly found on other tablets, as Bertheuil explained “you’re not likely to go outside and take pictures with a tablet, so we’ve decided to take the back camera out, because it’s cost saving – we’re keepi…

Defence Committee directs spy agencies to work within limits

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CNews World ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee of National Assembly on Defence Wednesday directed the intelligence agencies to perf

Five bodies found from Askari II

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CNews World KARACHI: Five dead bodies were recovered from a bungalow situated in Askari II area of Karachi on Wednesday, Geo N

£22 Raspberry Pi miniature PC is a sell-out

CNETAnalysis: After six years in development, the credit-card sized Raspberry Pi computer has gone on sale and sold out almost immediately. The £22 miniature ARM-based PC has been developed with the aim of producing a low-cost PC which will encourage school children to take up coding projects. The small device runs on a 700MHz ARM processor with 256MB of RAM and is surprisingly capable. Its makers promise that it can be used for spreadsheets, word-processing, games and even playing HD video. It boots from an SD card, running the Fedora version of Linux, and uses an HDMI socket to get up to 1080p video on an attached display. There are two models in the lineup – the Model A and Model B. The only difference is that the Model B adds an Ethernet port and has 2 USB ports instead of just one. Runs on a phone charger To get the Raspberry Pi running, users will need to add a display, keyboard and mouse, plus power via a microUSB cable as used by many mobile phones. The initial launch is aime…

Five bodies found from Askari II

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CNews World KARACHI: Five dead bodies were recovered from a bungalow situated in Askari II area of Karachi on Wednesday, Geo N

Asghar Khan case: notices issued to Asad Durrani, defence ministry

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CNews World ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan issuing notice to former ISI Chief Asad Durrani and ministry of Defence sough

Pak community leader Hamid, family meet Obama

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CNews World i>Raja Zahid A Khanzada/i>
DALLAS: Prominent businessman and Pakistani community leader John Hamid and his fa

Early PS Vita sales excite, price cut still expected

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CNewsworld The PS Vita has now been available for around a week in both the US and the UK. Some have moaned about the lack of quality titles and missing applications that are wanted by users. Today we have the early PS Vita sales that may excite some, but a price cut is still expected by some analysts. While the new Sony Mobile division is busy at the Mobile World Congress the company took the time to release sales figures for the new console. According to an article over at Forbes Sony has shifted 620,000 PS Vita units in the US, while in Australia and Europe a further 578, 812 PS Vita's were sold by the company.When these latest figures are added to the total units sold in Japan since the device was launched late last year, it means Sony has sold over 1.2 million units of the PS Vita so far. Andrew House of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. said that the company is working with 3rd party developers and publishers to continue the momentum the console is seeing, and to…

Evidence of the book

It has become a short of fashion for writers to write on controversial issues to give their books a colour of reality. Whether it is "Reluctant Fundamentalist "by Mohsin Hamid, "The Case of Explosive Mangoes "by Mohammad Hanif, "Goodbye Shahzadi "by Shyam Bhatia or "The Way of the World" by Ron Suskind   Ron Suskind in his book says that President Musharraf told BB on phone that her security depended on her attitude with him. Shyam Bhatia in his book claimed that BB herself told him that she played a role in transportation of nukes to North Korea. The former is not a biography the latter is a biography.       Writers adopt certain techniques to sell their books like hot cakes. TV channels should avoid making mountain of mole hills. It were journalists like Ron who wrote that Iraq was the storehouse of    Weapons of Mass Destruction and caused the US to invade Iraq where WMD did not exist.   So, my dear anchors and casters books cannot be taken …

Apple iPad 3 launch event date revealed

CNETAnalysis: Apple has confirmed that it is having an event in March, where it will unveil a new product – it’s all set to be the iPad 3 . After much rumour and speculation, Apple has sent out invites to US press sites, confirming 7 March as the iPad 3 launch date, explaining in the invite that it has “something you really have to see. And touch.” Apple likes to make its mark when it comes to confirming events where its latest products are revealed – and sending out invites slap bang in the middle of MWC 2012 is a bit of a slap in the face to all the manufacturers attending Mobile World Congress this year. And then there’s the little fact that it appeared when Google’s keynote was on. Saucer of milk… Apple iPad 3 specs So, what can we expect from the iPad 3. Well, delving into our iPad 3 rumours: what you need to know piece – you should really check it out – we should be set for an updated Apple A6 processor (obviously quad-core), better screen and some sort of surprise when it come…

PM advises President to appoint new Air Chief

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CNews World ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has advised President of Pakistan to appoint Air Marshal Tahir R

PM advises President to appoint new Air Chief

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CNews World ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has advised President of Pakistan to appoint Air Marshal Tahir R

Today’s Facebook ‘would have been an app’

CNETAnalysis: If Facebook has been built today it would have been a mobile app rather than a website, according to the company’s CTO Bret Taylor. Facebook established itself online, but the rise of mobile devices has seen the social network embrace the brave new world and Facebook apps are among the most downloaded on the planet. According to the Telegraph Taylor said: “Facebook would have been a mobile application if the technology had been available when Mark Zuckerberg was building it in his dorm room.” Meteoric rise Facebook is not the first to talk about the increased role of the mobile device in our everyday connected lives. Google has been clear in its stance on mobile, and Apple’s Steve Jobs famously talked up the post-PC world as he oversaw the meteoric rise of the iPad. “Mobile devices are the best devices for Facebook,” added Taylor. “Now all the things that were already popular are much easier, from photosharing to posting a status update. “Over time it’s pretty reasonabl…

President Zardari signs 20th amendment bill

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CNews World ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has signed the 20th amendment bill. The bill had already been approv

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