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Monday, 30 March 2015

بھارت میں ہندوؤں نے عجیب الخلقت نوزائیدہ بچی کو بھگوان قرار دے دیا

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بھارت میں ہندوؤں نے عجیب الخلقت نوزائیدہ بچی کو بھگوان قرار دے دیا





علی گڑھ: اتر پردیش میں عجیب الخلقت بچی کی پیدائش ہوئی جسے مقامی ہندوؤں نے اپنے دیوتا گنیش کا اوتار مانتے ہوئے بھگوان قرار دے دیا ہے۔
بھارتی میڈیا کے مطابق صوبہ اتر پردیش کے شہرعلی گڑھ میں ایک عجیب الخلقت بچی کی پیدائش نے سب کو حیران کردیا ہے اور اسے دیکھنے کے لیے لوگوں کا تانتا بندھ گیا ہے، بچی کا چہرا عام انسانوں کی طرح نہیں اور اس کے چہرے پر گوشت کا لوتھڑا موجود ہے جو سونڈ نما نظر آرہا ہے، بچی کو مقامی لوگوں نے سونڈ کی وجہ سے اپنے دیوتا شری گنیش کا اوتار قرار دیا ہے کیونکہ ان کا کہنا ہےکہ دیوتا گنیش کی بھی سونڈ موجود تھی اس لیے یہ بچی ان کے نزدیک بھگوان کا درجہ رکھتی ہے۔
دوسری جانب ڈاکٹروں کا کہنا ہے کہ دوران حمل ہونے والی جینیاتی پیچیدگیوں کے باعث بچی کی صورت عام انسانوں سے مختلف ہے۔

Secrecy on the Set: Hollywood Embraces Digital Security

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SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Lulu Zezza has played one of the toughest roles in Hollywood.
Ms. Zezza, who has managed physical production on movies like “The Reader” and “Nine,” also oversees the digital security of everything that goes into the making of a film on set, including budgets, casting, shooting schedules and scripts.
Not all that long ago, keeping tabs on Hollywood secrets was pretty simple. Executives like Ms. Zezza could confiscate a crew member’s company-issued computer or cellphone once shooting ended.
But personal smartphones that receive company emails, and apps that store data on cloud computers? That is not so easy to manage if your co-workers aren’t willing to play along.
Enter North Korea, stage left. After hackers believed to be from North Korea revealed embarrassing emails and other personal details at Sony Pictures late last year, Hollywood studios — like so many businesses in other industries before them — realized they had better find a better way to protect their most sensitive files.
And people like Ms. Zezza, who were once considered paranoid because they worried about mundane security measures like passwords and encryption, suddenly looked prescient.
“Post-Sony, getting people to cooperate with me has been a completely different experience,” Ms. Zezza said. “Everyone gets that life has to change.”
Hollywood has turned to a new class of technology companies, with names like WatchDox, IntraLinks and Varonis, that for the last few years have been offering ways to manage the data slipping into employees’ personal smartphones and Internet storage services. They wrap individual files with encryption, passwords and monitoring systems that can track who is doing what with sensitive files.
“Hollywood is finally asking itself, ‘What’s our modern strategy for managing our information?’ ” said Aaron Levie, chief executive at Box, an online file storage provider that works with several major Hollywood studios.
Venture capitalists have taken notice of the interest. In 2014, eight companies that help manage the security of documents raised $136 million in financing, more than five times the $25 million raised in 2013, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. They are aiming for a slice of the $665 million that American businesses spent on data-loss prevention last year. Gartner, the research company, expects that figure to surpass $1 billion by 2017.
Movie studios, of course, have always been a little paranoid.
The most sensitive Hollywood scripts were — and, in many cases, still are — etched with watermarks, or printed on colored and even mirrored paper to thwart photocopying.
Letter spacing and minor character names were switched from script to script to pinpoint leakers. Plot endings were left out entirely. The most-coveted scripts are still locked in briefcases and accompanied by bodyguards whose sole job is to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.
But over the last decade, such measures have begun to feel quaint. Watermarks can be lifted. Color copiers don’t care what color a script is. Even scripts with bodyguards linger on a computer server somewhere.
And once crew members started using their personal smartphones on set, “people started leaving with everything they had created for us,” Ms. Zezza said. “We had the movie in our possession, but none of the documents or drawings from the creative process.”
Years before the attack on Sony, Ms. Zezza had a memorable encounter with hackers after the studio she was working with announced a deal with Ubisoft, the video game maker, to adapt “Assassin’s Creed” for the big screen. The production company was soon besieged by hacking attempts.
“We were no longer worried about an assistant at an agency photocopying our script; we were dealing with sophisticated computer hackers who were extremely serious about finding out how we were turning their favorite game into a script,” recalled Ms. Zezza.
It was a call to action. As Ms. Zezza searched for ways to protect sensitive data, she settled on WatchDox. The service gives file creators the ability to manage who can view, edit, share, scan and print a file, and for how long. If hackers steal the file off someone’s computer, all they will see is a bunch of encrypted characters.
Her biggest challenge, however, wasn’t hackers. It was co-workers. “Nobody wanted to use it,” Ms. Zezza said. “The first year was unbelievably painful. I was teased mercilessly.”
That was, of course, before the hacking at Sony. Now some Hollywood studios are removing their movie editing software from the Internet so hackers cannot get to it, said Ray Rothrock, the chief executive of RedSeal, a security start-up.
For years, oil companies have been doing something similar with their pipelines — a process known as “air-gapping”— so that if hackers breach their internal network, they can’t use that access to blow up a pipeline. Now, Mr. Rothrock said, Hollywood is doing the same to combat theft.
At WatchDox, demand from Hollywood studios has surged over the last three months, said Adi Ruppin, the chief technology officer. The company, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., has for some time been working with people like Oren Peli, the producer and screenwriter behind the “Paranormal Activity” film franchise.
“Beyond a certain level, nothing is 100 percent foolproof, but now we know there are measures that make it 99 percent,” Mr. Peli said. “I’m a little paranoid, but it’s justified.”
In 2009, a 43-page outline of Mr. Peli’s coming film, “Area 51,” leaked online. Mr. Peli had relied on traditional techniques, like watermarking, or would even change words or names of minor characters in each version of a script to thwart leakers.
But when Mr. Peli started preparing for his next project, the “Chernobyl Diaries,” a 2012 horror film about tourists stranded at the site of the nuclear power plant disaster, he began searching for digital ways to protect the project. He started using WatchDox.
“If I decide I actually don’t want someone to read something, I can revoke their access later, or decide after the fact to allow them to print it,” Mr. Peli said.
As a bonus, “If I tell someone the script will expire in three days, they are more incentivized to read it.”
Some studios are demanding new features to suit their needs.
Mr. Levie said Box, which already stores vast amounts of data for businesses, has been investing in new tools that allow owners to control who can view their data and on what devices. It also manages who can edit material and even how long they can do it. Mr. Levie said the company would start adding invisible watermarking to files this spring.
One of the quirkier features WatchDox has added is a spotlight view that mimics holding a bright flashlight over a document in the dark. Everything beyond the moving circular spotlight is unreadable. The feature makes it difficult for anyone peering over your shoulder — or a hacker pulling screen shots of your web browser — to read the whole document.
Mr. Peli said the feature was a little too paranoid for his taste.
Mr. Ruppin said he recently received a complaint from a WatchDox customer with a decidedly different concern.
“The customer thought the spotlight radius should be smaller,” he said.

Trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street

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Trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street

Big guns ... Denzel Washington can command $20 million per film.
Big guns ... Denzel Washington can command $20 million per film. Source: News Limited
WHO says Hollywood stars aren’t worth what they used to be?
At least six actors are demanding — and getting — as much as $20 million per picture, right up there with the bloated heyday of star salaries in the 1990s.
A survey by The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the excesses of Tinseltown’s $20 million club, whose members include Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington and Matt Damon.
Top earner ... Leonardo DiCaprio was paid a staggering $25 million upfront for The Wolf o
Top earner ... Leonardo DiCaprio was paid a staggering $25 million upfront for The Wolf of Wall Street. Source: AP
When it comes to megabucks, DiCaprio leads the pack — he was paid a staggering $25 million upfront for his role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
Smart move ... Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr is laughing all the way to the bank.
Smart move ... Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr is laughing all the way to the bank. Source: AP
Downey’s Iron Man films — and the shrewd back-end he negotiated that is worth tens of millions more — mean he probably never has to work again, but that’s unlikely to halt his output.
Wow factor ... Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s highest-paid actress after negotiating a spe
Wow factor ... Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s highest-paid actress after negotiating a spectacular deal for Gravity. Source: Getty Images
Like Downey, Matt Damon will also command $20 million for the next chapter of his lucrative Bourne series.
As for Bradley Cooper, it’s only a matter of time before he joins the $20 million club, The Hollywood Reporter says.
Big bucks ... don’t be so glum Matt Damon — the next Bourne film will net you $20 million
Big bucks ... don’t be so glum Matt Damon — the next Bourne film will net you $20 million.Source: Splash News Australia
Following the success of American Sniper and his three Oscar nominations, Cooper is expected to command $15 million to $20 million a picture, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Four women are in the $15 million-plus range: Bullock, Jolie, Melissa McCarthy and Jennifer Lawrence.
Serious cash ... Bradley Cooper — with fellow high earner Jennifer Lawrence — is on a rol
Serious cash ... Bradley Cooper — with fellow high earner Jennifer Lawrence — is on a roll.Source: AP
Bullock remains the highest-earning actress after a spectacular deal for Gravity saw her rake in more than $70 million, once profits were factored in.
When it comes to action films, Dwayne Johnson is still the man — the Hercules Star can command $14 million to $15 million a film

Sunday, 29 March 2015

الطاف حسین کا ایک بار پھر ایم کیو ایم کی قیادت سے دستبردار ہونے کااعلان

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کراچی: ایم کیو ایم کے قائد الطاف حسین نے ایک بار پھر متحدہ کی قیادت سے دستبردار ہونے کا اعلان کرتے ہوے کہا کہ کارکنان کسی دوسرے رہنما کو اپنا قائد چن لیں۔
لندن سے براہ راست خطاب کرتے ہوئے ایم کیو ایم کے قائد الطاف حسین کا کہنا تھا کہ کہ 40 سال سے گالیاں سن رہا ہوں لیکن اب میں گالیاں نہیں سنوں گا کیونکہ میں آج تحریک کی قیادت چھوڑرہا ہوں، کارکنان مجھ سے کنارہ کشی اختیار کرتے ہوئے ایک جگہ جمع ہوں اور  جس کو چاہیں پارٹی قائد منتخب کرلیں، قیادت چھوڑنے کا فیصلہ بہت سوچ سمجھ کر کیا، اب پارٹی قیادت کا مزید بوجھ نہیں اٹھاسکتا تاہم میری دعائیں آپ لوگوں کےساتھ رہیں گی، اللہ نے زندگی دی تواپنے چاہنے والوں سے مسلسل رابطے میں رہوں گا۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ اردو  بولنے والے طلبہ کے لیےاندرون سندھ میں تعلیم حاصل کرنامشکل ہوگیاتھا لہذا مجبوری کےتحت اپنی تنظیم بنانا پڑی لیکن اے پی ایم ایس او کے قیام کے بعد اخبارات میں تنقید کی گئی اور اس پر اوپرملک دشمنی کا الزام لگایا گیا۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ عامرخان کے لیے کہا گیا کہ یہ ہمارےمہمان ہیں لیکن  اگلے دن ان کومنہ پرکپڑاڈال کرعدالت لےجایاگیا، کیا مہمانوں کےساتھ ایساسلوک کیاجاتاہے اور کیا اداراوں کو مجرم صرف ایم کو ایم میں ہی نظر آتے ہیں۔
ایم کیو ایم کے قائد نے کہا کہ ٹاک شوزمیں میرےخلاف باتیں کی جائیں اورکوئی کچھ نہ بولے،کارکنان نےکبھی خودسےنوٹس نہیں لیا، یہ میرےلیےشرم کی بات ہے، کیا ہر معاملے کو میں ہی دیکھوں،میں اب اتنابوجھ نہیں اٹھاسکتا لہذا کارکنان سےدرخواست ہےکہ مجھےمیرےحال پرچھوڑدیں، کارکنان اور عہدیدار آج سے ایم کیو ایم کو ختم کریں اور تحریک کو ترک کرکے انسانیت کی خدمت کریں اور اپنی توانیاں فلاحی کاموں پر صرف کریں جس پر کارکنان نے الطاف حسین سے اپیل کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ وہ کو پارٹی قیادت نہ چھوڑیں، آپ ہمارے قائد ہیں اگر آپ نہیں تو پارٹی اور تحریک کچھ بھی نہیں۔
ایم کیو ایم قائد نے عمران خان پر شدید تنقید کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ میں قوم سے کتنا پیار کرتا ہوں یہ سب کومعلوم ہے، کارکنان کی خاطر25 سال سے جلاوطنی کاٹ رہا ہوں لیکن عمران خان مجھے کہتے ہیں کہ بزدل رہنما ڈر کر لندن بیٹھا ہے، عمران خان نے دھرنے میں کہا تھا کہ تبدیلی آنےتک گھرنہیں جاؤں گا لیکن شادی کے بعد ان کا انقلاب اور کنٹینردونوں غائب ہوگئے، عمران خان کو میرے 2 گھنٹے برے لگتے ہیں لیکن وہ بتائیں کہ میڈیا نے دھرنوں کی اتنی زیادہ کوریج کیوں کی، مجھ پرعمران فاروق اورعظیم طارق کےقتل کاالزام لگایا گیا، میں عمران فاروق کےقتل پررویا تو انہوں نےاس پربھی مذاق اڑایا، ہم پر یہ بھی الزام بھی لگایا گیا کہ پرویزمشرف نےایم کیوایم کاساتھ دیا اور ایم کیوایم اسٹیٹس کو کی پارٹی ہے تاہم انہوں نےمجھ پرجوبھی الزامات لگائےوہ جھوٹے ہیں،عمران خان کومیرےاورزرداری کے جمہوریت کے نام پرجمع ہونے پراعتراض ہے اگر ہم جمہوریت کےنام پرنہیں توکیا مارشل لاکےنام پرجمع ہوں۔

میکسیکو میں خاتون ٹیچر کو عشق لڑانے کی بھاری قیمت چکانا پڑ گئی

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میکسیکو میں خاتون ٹیچر کو عشق لڑانے کی بھاری قیمت چکانا پڑ گئی



میکسیکو سٹی: کہتے ہیں ہے محبت کے لیے عمر کی کوئی قید نہیں ہوتی لیکن اگر یہ محبت شادی کے بعد کسی سے ہو جائے تو پھر انجام پر بھی نظر ہونی چاہیے ایسا ہی کچھ  ہوا میکسیکو میں جہاں ایک خاتون ٹیچر کو شادی شدہ مرد سے محبت کی بھاری قیمت ادا کرنا پڑی اور وہ اس کی اپنے ہی شاگردوں کے سامنے درگت بن گئی۔
میکسیکو کے اسکول میں ملازمت کرنے والی خاتون ٹیچرمارسیلا کو اپنے کلاس کے ایک طالب علم کے والد سے محبت ہوگئی اور دونوں کے درمیان یہ محبت ملاقاتوں میں بدل گئی اورمزید پروان چڑھنے لگی لیکن ایک روز شوہر کے گھر دیر سے آنے پر بیوی لیلہ فلوریس کو شک ہوگیا اور جب اس کی تصدیق بھی ہوگئی تویہ خبر بیوی پربجلی بن کرگری بس پھر کیا تھا اس نے اپنے شوہر سے نمٹنے پہلے عورت سے نمٹنے کا فیصلہ کر لیا۔
لیلہٰ فلوریس موقع کی تلاش میں لگ گئی اور بالآخر ایک دن وہ اچانک عین اس وقت کلاس روم میں جا پہنچی جب وہ بچوں کو پڑھا رہی تھی اور لیلہ نے آؤ دیکھا نہ تاؤ اور ٹیچر پر مکوں اور گھونسوں کی برسات کردی اور کہیں کہیں لاتوں سے بھی کام لیا لیکن پھر بھی خاتون کے دل میں لگی آگ نہ بجھی تو وہ اس پر چڑھ کر بیٹھ گئی اور بالوں سے نوچ نوچ کر عورت کی ایسی پٹائی کی کہ اس پر سوار عشق کا بھوت ہی اتاردیا۔
خاتون ٹیچر کی پٹائی کا شاید یہ سلسلہ کچھ دیر اور چلتا لیکن اس دوران بہت سے شاگرد اور دیگر ٹیچر بھی جمع ہوگئے جنہیں دیکھ کر لیلہ نے وہاں سے رفو چکر ہونے میں ہی عافیت جانی۔ اسکول کی انتظامیہ نے واقعہ پر افسوس کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے اس کی تحقیقات کا حکم دے دیا ہے۔

فیس بک پر چیٹنگ کی اجازت نہ ملنے پر طالب علم نے خودکشی کرلی

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الہ آباد: بھارت میں فیس بک پر چیٹنگ کی اجازت نہ ملنے پر 9 ویں جماعت کے طالب علم نے گولی مار کر خود کشی کر لی۔
بھارتی میڈیا کےمطابق الہ آباد کے علاقے پارسا نگر کے رہائشی ودیاکانت شکلا نے اپنے  14 سالہ بیٹے  کو سماجی ویب سائٹ پر فیس بک پر چیٹنگ سے منع کیا جس پر لڑکے نے دلبرداشتہ ہو کر خود کو کمرے میں بند کرکے گولی مارلی، واقعے کے فوری بعد لڑکے کے اہل خانہ نے اسے اسپتال منتقل کیا جہاں ڈاکٹروں نے اس کی موت کی تصدیق کردی۔
واضح رہے کہ نو عمر بچوں میں سوشل میڈیا کے استعمال کے حوالے سے شدت پسندی کا رحجان دیکھنے میں آرہا ہے جہاں اس سے قبل امریکی ریاست کولاراڈو میں 12سالہ بچی نے ’’آئی فون‘‘ واپس لینے پراپنی ماں کو 2 بار قتل کرنے کی کوشش کی تھی۔

Aditi Arya Wins Miss India 2015, John Abraham on Judging Contestants

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Delhi girl Aditi Arya was crowned fbb Femina Miss India World 2015 at a glittering ceremony at the Yashraj Studios in Mumbai.

Afreen Racheal Vaz was adjudged first runner-up while Vartika Singh second at the grand finale of 52nd fbb Femina Miss India, which took place on March 28.

Aditi will represent the country at the Miss World pageant and the runners-up Afreen and Vartika will compete for various international titles.

The event was judged by eminent personalities from the industry like John Abraham, Manisha Koirala, Sonu Nigam, Anil Kapoor, Firoz Nadiadwala, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Shilpa Shetty, Sonali Bendre, Shiamak Davar and Chitrangada Singh.

John Abraham said, "We judge the personality. It is not just about the looks, it is about the character, because a Miss India represents our country at Miss World. It is more about personality, more than just plain looks."

While Sonu Nigam said, "This is my third year judging Miss India. It is great because you see so many aspirants who want to make it big in life."

Anil Kapoor said every girl has something special. The red carpet saw celebs like Rocky S, Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal.

The show was hosted by Manish Paul, who entertained the audience along with Neha Dhupia.

The 2015 edition saw electrifying performances by Bollywood stars-- Kareena Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shahid Kapoor and famous singers like Kanika Kapoor, Meet Brothers, and Shalmali Kholgade.

The stunning 21 finalists were introduced in gorgeoussari gowns by ace designer Mandira Wirk.

They were then seen in the special collection of fbb created by Sailex that featured the finalists draped in luxuriously elegant styles of the house, crafted as per the fbb Spring Summer 2015.

The Top 5 finalists - Afreen Racheal Vaz, Tanya Hope, Vartika Singh, Aditi Arya and Deeksha Kaushal, were escorted on the ramp by popular TV actors including Gautam Gulati, Karan Tacker amongst others.

The grand finale also saw the crowning of two sub-titles- fbb Miss Beauty with a purpose, Vartika Sing and Reliance Digital Miss Multimedia, Rewati Chetri.

This year the pageant featured 13 city auditions, three regional auditions and two pageants.

J.K. Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy' trailer lands online

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LOS ANGELES - The first full trailer for HBO's upcoming miniseries "The Casual Vacancy," based on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's book of the same name, has hit the Web -- and Potter fans shouldn't expect anything to be like Hogwarts.
The book and three-part miniseries follows a small town after a community leader dies without an obvious replacement for his seat on the committee. Plenty of drama follows, including town fights, murder and even a possible ghost.

Harry Potter fans should be pleased to see Michael Gambon in the trailer; he played Dumbledore in the magical series and serves in a central role in the HBO drama, but that's where the similarities between Rowling's works end. "The Casual Vacancy" was published in September 2012, marking first adult fiction novel after completing the six-book Harry Potter series.
"Cuckoo's Calling," another post-Potter novel of Rowling's, will also hit the smallscreen, with the BBC announcing the TV adaptation in December. Rowling is also writing the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a feature adaptation of her book set in the Harry Potter universe (though without the typical characters) that Warner Bros. will release in 2016.
Parts one and two of "The Casual Vacancy" will air on HBO on April 29. Part three will air April 30.

Naseeruddin may pen tell-all on Bollywood

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Naseeruddin may pen tell-all on Bollywood

After his memoir "And Then One Day", which has been very well-received by the critics and public alike, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is now all set to do an encore -- this time an unflinchingly honest expose of people in the film industry.

"I do think the most interesting phase of my life has been covered. The rest is smooth-sailing.Now what I can do is a treatise on my experiences in the film industry. I don't think that's a bad idea," said Naseeruddin.



"There are many things that I do want to say about the film industry. I might write it in the third-person. Then I'd have the right to be more candid without being diplomatic or hurting egos," he added.

The 65-year-old says he never expected the first part to be so well-received.

"I thought they'd be extremely skeptical about an actor trying to write. I never thought the book would sell as much as it did in my country, or that the Indian critics would be anything but condescending towards it."

Not that this actor-extraordinaire ever doubted his writing abilities.

"I knew that those who cared to read through my account would like it. Constructing sentences properly and writing essays have been my strong points right from school days. Though I was a dullard in all other subjects, my English compositions and essays in class were always rated the best."

"My articles were selected for the school magazine. I did know I had a certain ability with words. So I knew I wouldn't get whipped by the critics."

Super Mario 64 HD Running On iPhone 6 [Video]

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Super Mario 64 HD Running On iPhone 6 [Video]


The Internet lit up yesterday when it was announced that developer Erik Roystan Ross had posted a playable version of Super Mario 64 that he had built using the Unity engine. By creating the first level of the famous Mario game, he was showcasing his new Unity tool called‘Super Character Controller’ which makes it easier to create character animation. Turns out it’s good enough to make whole Mario levels, which has to be a good sign.
Beyond that though, thanks to Unity’s ability to have its projects ported to other systems, Mobot’s James Fietch converted it to run as an iPhone game by adding some basic virtual controls. The folks over at Touch Arcade managed to get the thing running on an iPhone 6 and then filmed it. After watching the thing in action, it’s worth remembering that this is little more than a tech demo. That being said, it’s an impressive one, no doubt. We’re big fans of Mario at the best of times, but being able to play it on an iPhone? Oh yes, please.
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Interestingly, Nintendo announced just recently that it is looking to bring some of its games to smartphones after having spent years saying that it would do no such thing. While Nintendo hasn’t said that it will port its classics over to the likes of iOS and Android we can only hope that projects such as this will push the Japanese firm in the right direction. We know we’d love to play Mario Kart on our iPhones and iPads, and we suspect you would too.
Check out the video of Super Mario 64 HD in action on an iPhone 6 and marvel at how technology has changed since the original Nintendo 64 version!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

ADD PLAY AND STOP FUNCTIONS IN IPHONE

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The stock iPhone Camera app is one of the best around, but even with all the improvements that it has had over the years since the original iPhone put in an appearance, it’s still missing one or two features that we would like to see.
One of those features is the ability to pause a video recording that is in progress, allowing users to create some interesting compositions or simply set the scene up better. The feature is one that we don’t see Apple adding any time soon, if only because it would add complication to an app that Apple likes to keep as simple as can be, but we would sure like to see it.
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Until that happens there will always be the jailbreak tweak RecordPause. Available to download from Cydia now and costing not a penny, the tweak doesn’t add any icons to the iPhone’s home screen nor does it put any new settings into the Settings app. What it does do, though, is make it possible to do just what we outlined earlier – record a video, pause it, and then start it up again. Nice and simple, really.
In order to pause a video, all a user needs to do is tap the timer at the top of the screen and watch it change color from white to yellow. Restarting the recording? Well, that’s as easy as tapping the timer again and there you go, you’re recording again.
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Tweaks like this, and those that add functionality that Apple simply won’t, are the reason jailbreaking will always be popular amongst a subset of users. Apple may continue to do its best to prevent it, but ultimately, it’s encouraging jailbreaking by refusing to add features that people clearly want.
We doubt Apple will see it quite the same way, though.
The tweak is absolutely free and can be downloaded directly from the BigBoss repo in Cydia.

Supermodel Ayyan's father shot and wounded

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RAWALPINDI: Following a hearing in a Rawalpindi court, model Ayyan’s father was shot in the arm and wounded,Express News reported. 
Ayyan arrived at the court earlier this morning for the hearing where the decision was made to extend her judicial remand by another 14 days after her initial 14-day remand came to an end.

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Her father had come to see his model daughter when he was attacked by an unidentified person and shot in the arm. Following the attack, he was taken to Benazir Bhutto Hospital in Rawalpindi where he received treatment.
When questioned about the applications submitted by different persons including her father to be present at her court meetings with her, she refused the meetings and wanting only her brother and lawyers present.
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Speaking to The Express Tribune after becoming stable, Ayyan’s father Raja Hafeez, said he has nominated Rehman Malik’s brother, Khalid Malik in the FIR pertaining to the shooting incident today.
He further added that he had been receiving threats over the past few weeks.
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The hearing today comes just a day after customs officials deemed her proof of currency ownership as dubious following interrogation. Her property dealer Mumtaz was made a part of the probe following her claims that the money was earned after selling her five properties.
The court questioned about the B-class facilities for Ayyan, to which, senior official of the investigation team,  Zargham Khan, said that a person booked under the Customs Act is not entitled to B-class facilities.
The court was also informed that investigation was underway and that an FIR would soon be submitted. The court ordered for the FIR to be submitted by April 11.
Talking to reporters, Khan said the customs case is clear and it had been proved “she was going abroad along with the cash. Attempting to smuggle is equivalent to smuggling.”
Ayyan’s property dealer earlier submitted documents which are being verified and will be produced at the next hearing.
“Punishment in a smuggling case is five to 14 years imprisonment if convicted” Khan said.
He further added that Ayyan had paid 14 visits to UAE and the rest to Malaysia and other countries. Another senior official said any kind of dealing in foreign currency is not allowed without the permission and involvement of the State Bank.