01 MARCH, 2016 / Jamadil Awal, 1437
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Good News That Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Marshmallow Update Starts Rolling Out Today

Verizon first started pushing out the Android 6.0 update to the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 earlier last month, but the roll-out was halted shortly thereafter (update details were pulled from their website) due to unknown reasons.

The good news is that the software update page is live again on Verizon's website, and the carrier now says the update will start hitting the Turbo 2 units on its network today - March 1.

The update will be rolled out in two parts, with the first one bumping the software version to 23.31.24, and the second part - which actually brings Marshmallow - arriving as 24.14.10. In case you don't already know, the update was already being soak tested for the past few days.


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With a Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) Snapdragon 808 hexacore MSM8992 system-on-a-chip, the device is powered by Qualcomm's second-most powerful new 64-bit chip -- hardware worthy of an Android flagship. The screen -- a "dual curved" 5.4-inch, 540 ppi (pixels per inch) QHD (quad high definition; 2,560 x 1,440 pixels) unit encased in Gorilla Glass 4 from Corning Inc. (GLW) -- is also a solid check on the spec sheet. The screen's similarity to the units found in Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd.'s (KRX:005930) (KRX:005935) Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Plus (the latter of which is basically a Galaxy Note 5 Edge) is no coincidence; the AMOLED technology listed on the Priv's spec sheet proves that Samsung is indeed the supplier of the part.

The camera is another highlight with a powerful 18 megapixel sensor and a multi-stage image stabilization and optics system from veteran German lens maker Schneider-Kreuznach (Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH). The dual LED flash is appropriate if lacking any particular wow factor. While the lens maker is a bit of an unknown name in the smartphone space, its the magic sauce behind many excellent point and shoot cameras, so it's fair to believe this will be among the best performers in the smartphone space.

The rest of the spec -- 3 GB of DRAM, 32 GB of NAND flash storage, microSD storage up to 200 GB, 3410 mAh battery, and a 2 MP front-facing selfie camera -- is solid. From a pure spec standpoint the asking price of $699 USD for the unlocked device seems reasonable.

Misbah-ul-Haq Wants Pakistan To Spoil Srilankan Star Player Jayawardene's Farewell Party

Pakistan will do whatever it takes to win the two-test series in Sri Lanka even if it means spoiling senior batsman Mahela Jayawardene’s farewell party, captain Misbahul Haq said on Saturday.

Former Sri Lanka captain Jayawardene, who has scored 11,671 runs in 147 tests averaging over 50, announced last month he would retire from test cricket after the home series against Pakistan starting at Galle on Wednesday.

“If we are to win the series in Sri Lanka, we have to ensure that their top batsmen, particularly Jayawardene, is not allowed to get many runs,” Misbah told a news conference on the eve of the team’s departure for Sri Lanka.

“I have a lot of respect for what he has achieved but we are going to Sri Lanka to win the two-test series and we know how important it is for us to not allow their senior players to score,” he said.
Jayawardene, 37, has also scored 11681 runs in 420 one-dayers and with stalwart Kumar Sangakkara is the mainstay of the Sri Lankan batting.

Misbah predicted a tough series against the Sri Lankans who have a strong home record.
“It is going to be a tough series because Sri Lanka have been playing lot of test and other cricket. But we have prepared hard and I have confidence in our bowlers,” said Misbah. “Our spinners have traditionally done well in Sri Lanka but we are banking on our pace bowlers as well.”

Misbah, who turned 40 in May and has a modest strike rate in one-dayers, was coy about his chances of leading Pakistan in next year’s 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

“I just focus on the match at the moment because that is important. No one knows what will happen after one day so why think about the World Cup,” he said adding “I take it one match at a time and carry on from there. And I am under no pressure because of the captaincy debate.”

Hareem Farooq Beautiful and Talented Pakistani Tv Actress Latest Pictures

Born in Islamabad, Hareem Farooq is a young and very talented tv actress who started her career at the very early age with modeling. She is most popular for her recent act as a lead opposite Ahsan Khan in Hum TV's Mausam.

Junaid Jamshed From Biggest Pakistan Pop Sensation To Tableeghi Jamaat

Junaid Jamshed

Once in early 1993 while sharing a beer with Vital Signs’ vocalist, Junaid Jamshed and founder, Rohail Hayyat, I thought I saw something snap in Junaid when he began sarcastically poking fun at the music of The Beatles and Pink Floyd, accusing it of being ‘deviant.’

Junaid Jamshed during his old singing days (L) and photographed during the transition (R)

Maybe it was just the potency of Pakistan’s classic Murree Beer talking, but even then I did believe that JJ would evolve into something none of us could even imagine.

Junaid Jamshed while performing onstage in front of an audience
Throughout my stint as a cultural reporter and ‘music critic’ in the 1990s, I had always maintained that JJ was perhaps the finest, most melodic and sensitive pop vocalists Pakistan has ever produced.

JJ with Anwar Maqsood
JJ joined the Vital Signs in 1987 when he was still an engineering student at a college in Lahore. His voice and sense of melody were two of the leading reasons behind the Signs’ meteoritic rise between 1988 till the group’s demise in 1997.

Fakhre Alam, Najam Sheraz and Junaid Jamshed
 He was also an incurable romantic. Though most of his band mates had a series of flings with a host of women, in 1989 Junaid got embroiled in a torrid affair that pushed him on the brink of suffering a nervous breakdown.

Junaid Jamshed during the transition (L) while he is seen during his old singing days (R)

Though not noticed much at the time, even during the height of the Signs’ fame in 1994-95, JJ had already started his gradual slip (flip?) towards a state of mind that would eventually land him as becoming the puritanical Tableeghi Jamaat’s poster boy.
Junaid Jamshed poses in the studio on two different occasions
Soon after the release of the Signs’ fourth album, Hum Tum, in 1995, Junaid started to mail letters to various newspapers complaining that their music pages were promoting and glorifying “druggie music” and bands whose members were “Satan worshippers.”

Though by then his two closest allies in the music business, Rohail and Shoaib, had become aware of the growing conservatism in the religious and social ideas held by Junaid, they still couldn’t see through the obvious fact that in front of them was a man spiralling downwards towards a situation in which he would ultimately start questioning their faith!.

A view of Junaid Jamshed with his old inspiration (L) and a view of him seeking spiritual inspiration (R)
Junaid’s conversion into becoming a Tableeghi Jamaat man was not sudden. It was a gradual, slow and rather painful process, unfolding piece by piece.

He was the hungriest for success and stardom in the band, not only in pop music but also in film and television.

This made him one of the hardest working members of the group and he actually wanted to continue recording with the band beyond Hum Tum (the Signs’ last album).

He is on record as saying that music was his life as he went on to release two impressive post-Signs solo albums.

But more and more he was falling prey (rather willingly) to his frustrations, as his desire to work again with the Signs got no serious response from Rohail and his dream to star in a Shoaib Manoor film only got him lazy chuckles from the director.

Junaid Jamshed with Shoaib Mansoor who was a mentor and great influence to the Vital Signs band

In spite of the fact that Rohail’s liberal mindset, tastes and lifestyle always clashed with Junaid’s idea of being an artiste (even though he himself was leading a rather posh and lavish life), this undercurrent eventually turned into open resentment by the time Rohail did come around and agreed to reform the band in 2002 for a special Nazia Hassan tribute concert.

It was interesting to note how Junaid responded to Rohail’s call. Only a few days prior to the concert, Junaid had already announced to the press that he was joining the Jamaat full time and would quit making music.

In fact he had been spending his time preaching and being preached at a congregation in Raiwind when he suddenly reappeared on the day of the concert flanked by two members of the Jamaat but with his long, flowing beard (that he had begun to sport from 2001 onwards) now trimmed into a neat, stylish goatee.

When asked by the press about his earlier statement regarding his retirement from music (and that ‘music was unIslamic’), Junaid said that after consulting with some elders in the Jamaat, he has been assured that there was nothing wrong with playing music.

Wearing a T-shirt, denims and with a stylised goatee, Junaid played an excellent set with Rohail, Shahzad and the original VS guitarist, Salman Ahmed.

However, at the end of the concert he looked anguished as he started making his way towards his two Tableeghi comrades waiting in the wings to gather him back.

Then he refused the lead role in Shoaib Mansoor’s 2007 film, ‘Khuda Kay Leeay.’

Junaid Jamshed from an ad campaign for Lays Chips

He publicly criticised the way Mansoor portrayed jihadis and Islamic evangelists in the film, saying that it is Shoaib who is confusing the youth about Islam and not him.

But, of course, Junaid’s own confusion regarding the subject is now well documented and his lectures and statements never fail to sound contradictory as he goes about denouncing the material and the ungodly nature of music and showbiz, but continues his long-standing stint as an expensive clothes’ designer and a naat-reciter.

He released his naat albums through exactly the same immoral promotional and distribution channels used by his pop music counterparts.

After finally deciding to let go of his need for fame and attention through music, he has ironically found almost an equal amount of fame and fortune as a naatkhuaan, televangelist and designer.

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Oppo R1 with F/2.0 aperture Launched in China, Available on Pre-order

After releasing the news of shipping the Oppo N1, the Chinese vendor is all set to launch a new smartrphone dubbed as Oppo R1. The new Oppo handset features 5-inch display and powered by MediaTek MT6582 processor chip. The Oppo R1 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and under the hood comes with 2GB RAM. Further details on its specs-sheet are illustrated ahead in the article.

Oppo N1 with flexible 13MP camera is ready to ship and the Company is all set to bring up the new Oppo R1 that features F/2.0 aperture.

As per the specifications, Oppo R1 runs on Color OS that is associated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly OS and the processor packed in is quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz embed in MediaTek MT6582 chipset. The smartphone features 5-inch touchscreen capacitive display boasting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 294 PPI. In terms of memory, the smartphone houses 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of inbuilt storage but the memory isn’t expandable as it doesn’t support microSD card slot. The Oppo handset measures 142.7 x 70.4 x 7.1 mm and weighs about 140g.

Oppo R1 sports 8MP rear-facing camera with F/2.0 wide aperture and LED flash that allows you to take classy pictures even at dim or low light surrounding for photography and video recording purpose. It also equips 5MP front facing camera for video chats and self portrait. Connectivity-wise, the Oppo R1 is facilitated with usual options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB, NFC, GPS/A-GPS, etc. It packs a 2,410 mAh battery to power the handset.

Oppo R1 is priced at 2498 CNY or $410 and is available on Pre-order in China. There is no confirmation about its global activity. If you are in China or all the Chinese folks out there can have their hands on the Oppo R1 handsets.

The F/2.0 Aperture camera is the interesting feature in the mid-range smartphone Oppo R1. If you find the handset reasonable with the tagged price then you can place your pre-order. More details on the handset or for the news of its global availability stay tuned to us

Dhoom 3 Crosses 100 Crores

Aamir Khan’s much awaited Dhoom:3 has crossed the 100 crore mark over the weekend. On the day of release, Friday, the movie collected around 36.22 crores. The 2nd and 3rd day got a poor response but that did not affect the movie’s numbers. The film made around 102 crores in total. With the weekend collections, the movie will surely reach the 300 crore mark.

Ideas For Christmas 2013

The season of Christmas has set inn and everyone seems busy in the preparation of Christmas Eve. There is lot of preparations that needs to be done for this festival like shopping new outfits, buying gifts, decorating home, making a beautiful Christmas tree etc. All these things are equally important for the Christmas celebration. The thing that needs your creativity is the Home Decor for Christmas. You should decorate your home in a unique and different way that reflects your happiness for Christmas as well. You can decorate your home with classic Christmas decoration ideas. There are hundreds of ideas for home décor for Christmas. Some of the ideas are discussed below for you.

Sweet Tidings: Christmas is the festival that has a strong bond with sweets and chocolates. Then don’t forget to place multi-color sweets and chocolates on your dining table. There sweets and chocolates will keep your mood sweet throughout the day.You can also place these sweets near Christmas tree but to give your dinning a colorful look, place them there!

Simply Striking: You can place colorful glitter balls in a glass jar and put them on bare windowsill in a stylish ways. This will give your home a funky look in no time and in a very simple manner. If windowsill is not a perfect place according to your home structure then you can place them on your shelves or side tables as well. The purpose of this decoration is to fill the empty spaces in your home.

Scene Setting: At the entrance of your home or in hall way- place a table that has a winter scene portrayed on it. Set a table with an artificial small trees having snow on them. You can also place an artificial snow man on the table near trees.

Go for a bow wreath: Be creative and design a colorful bow wreath by simply gluing bows of various colors together. This is a simple and best idea indeed as it will take just 20 minutes to make it. This will add more beauty to your home décor for Christmas.

Place pretty Pinecones: Take some pinecones and spray them with golden spray. It will look like gold pine tress and place them on table and in every empty coroner of your home. This will give your decoration a shiny look.

Decorate with Galaxy Ornament: If you want to make your Home Decoration an eye catching one on Christmas then take some baubles and pour glitter of your choice on them. Mix two or three colors glitters together and get some funky or galaxy ornaments to hang in your home for decoration.

Decorate Chairs: Decorate the chairs of your dinning by wrapping bows around them. You can choose color of the bow of your own choice but red will go according to the theme of the day. This will make your dinning look sophisticated.

Turn pillows into presents: Try something new and make your cushions and pillows look like a Christmas present. For this purpose, you need to make your pillow cover red and tie a silver ribbon like you tie on a gift. I will really look beautiful when you place them on sofa.

Make Mini Trees: You can take some dry bushes and make some small Christmas trees from them. Spray that tress with white and silver color and also pour some silver glitter on them to give the tress a shiny look. Place little Christmas tress where you think they would look beautiful.
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