Sunday, May 25, 2014

No IPad Office in Pakistan

Microsoft released Office for the iPad a few weeks ago. However, it was a important release and although Office applications are free, users need an Office 365 subscription.  But the Pakistani, Nepali, Japanese, Thailand and Vietnamese has to wait because service is not available in there country yet.

I am unable to understand why? So I start search for answers and found it on site where Graham K. Rogers mentioned,
“A Microsoft spokesman had this to say: “Currently we do not have plans to release Office for iPad in additional languages. However, as we develop plans for future updates, we will consider expanding our market coverage in addition to weighing customer input regarding additional features and enhancements. An Office 365 subscription is required to experience the full capabilities of Office for iPad and we currently do not offer Office 365 consumer subscriptions in Pakistan, Nepal, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. We are committed to launching consumer subscriptions of Office 365 in Japan by the end of 2014.”

So we Pakistanis and also other Asia Pacific Region Countries have to wait for a while before we touch this opportunity.
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Is Watermelon A Gift from God?

God has created so many different kinds of seasonal fruits which are not only different in flavors and taste but they are also full of different vitamins and minerals necessary for human body. Furthermore, all of them are full of some hidden ingredients which can be used as alternate of medicines.

Watermelon is one of the best in God gifts to the humanity which is also called, “Citrullus Lanatus” in scientific language. God has put so many benefits in this football shaped fruit and I am going to share some of them with you today:
·                     High Blood Pressure – Watermelon has a huge quantity of potassium and magnesium which brings blood pressure down
·                     Cleans Kidney – Good quantities of potassium hidden in watermelon clean extra acids from kidney and avoid the reproduction and storage of uric acid which increase the life line of our kidneys. Furthermore watermelon also has antioxidant which keep kidney healthy.
·                     Diabetics – Patients of diabetics are those who have to take less sugar in the food and mostly they complain about hunger because their body wants more food and they eat most of the time. Although this eating habit is also not good for their health. Watermelon helps them to keep their insulin active due to its heavy water ingredient and other vitamins like potassium and magnesium and keep them healthy.
·                     Security to Heart – Lycopene is also available in watermelon which work to fights free radical compounds thereby it protects the vessels and arteries from hardening the blood which smooth the function and avoid any heart problems which mean it secure your heart from attacks.
·                     Healthy Eye’s – Watermelon is full of vitamin C and Z so people who use watermelon they can feel secure because above mention vitamins are the security guards for your eyes and they keep your eyes secure and sound form all eye diseases.
·                     Safety from Sunstroke – Watermelon keeps temperature and blood pressure down and majority of the Asian People eat watermelon in summer season to reduce the heat pressure and keep calm and cool their bodies which secure them from sunstroke.
Watermelon has some other benefits as well which you easily search and found on the net from me that am it for the day and hope this summer we all will use watermelon as much as we like to prevent all above mentioned health related issues. Happy Bubbling….. :-D

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

!!! My husband kills kids with drones - Michelle Obama !!!

According to TR News, “Michelle Obama’s US First Lady picture gone viral when she appeared in a picture supporting the 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria. She was trying to show her support by taking a stand against Boko Haram. But anti drone movement people quickly subverted her message by turning it into an anti drone campaign.
Last week Michelle Obama was appeared in a image holding up a sign that said, "Bring Back Our Girls". This hashtag spread online like a virus within online audience about the tragic kidnapping of the schoolgirls by a radical Islamist group.
People who are against Drone Attacks which is US Forces are using to destroy his enemies but the majority of the victims from Drone Attacks are Innocent People and a big number of children’s are paying the price of it. So opposition used her picture to convey their message as well that raised various concerns on topics ranging from American conservatism, sports, and drones.

According to the Britain based non profit Bureau of Investigative Journalism, “In the Five Years that Obama has been in office, at least 2,400 people across the Middle East and more than 6000 in Pakistani Tribel Areas have been killed by drones. Even critics admit that many of those may have been militants, although the strikes have unleashed unimaginable devastation on civilians and their families particularly in Pakistan, where drones have greatly contributed to anti American sentiment”.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Is Your Cell-Phone Bill Going Down? It should Be – Let’s See Why?

According to experts, Consumers are not getting the benefits of new wireless technologies which they deserve.

Today I was searching for a good solution to minimize my cell phone bill due to financial crunch which almost we all are facing right now. I found a very interesting point of view of Lauren Orsini, She is well known author of several technologies based articles which published in well known international journals.  According to her statement:
“How much do you really know about 4G data service on your Smartphone? Did you know that it not only provides you with faster data, but is also cheaper for cellular carriers to deliver? And yet it still costs you the same or more as slower 3G service? Answer is very simple and it is, “Certainly Not” here's why?”
The average user does not have much of an idea what 3G or 4G means beside “one is newer and faster.” And why should they? Carriers use 3G and 4G more as marketing terms than technical ones, and basically all of them have lied (with official blessing from the International Telecommunications Union) about what a 4G phone actually gets you. The "real" definition of 4G, something that worldwide carriers have not yet accomplished, are download speeds of 1 gigabit per second in a fixed location and 100 megabits per second while in motion.
However, the technical infrastructure of how efficient 3G works is compared to 4G is where it gets really interesting. The ITU—a branch of the United Nations that acts as the wireless global standards body—shows that as each generation of cellular technology is developed, it’s not just a better, faster experience for users. It’s also easier and cheaper for carriers to deliver.

How Carriers Drink Your Milkshake

The simplest technical definition of cellular speeds refers to how much data you can transfer per second. With the updated technology that carriers are equipped with in the fourth generation, known as Long Term Evolution (LTE), they’re able to deliver significantly more bits per second, which means a better experience at half the effort.
For a metaphorical example, imagine you are drinking a milkshake. With a thin straw, it’ll take a long time to drink a thick, ice-cream based beverage. But with a thicker straw, you can drink it much more quickly. 4G is kind of like having a thicker straw.
The ability to move more bits of data faster is measured by something called spectral efficiency (also known as spectrum efficiency or bandwidth efficiency). Spectral efficiency is a measure of the rate at which information flow and improves with every successive cellular generation.
Steven Stravitz, founder of Spectrum Management Consulting, is a former engineer who studies emerging technology trends with a focus on wireless and mobile. Here's how he explains the nuts and bolts.
“Let’s say that a cell site operator allocates a 10 megabyte channel of wireless spectrum. In a 3G network, you should be able to download 10 megabits per second. In a 4G network, since it’s more efficient, you should be able to get 15, which is a 50 percent increase in efficiency,” Stravitz said.
In other words, advances in cellular technology mean that carriers can get 50 percent more capability while using the same amount of bandwidth already allocated to them. 
That all makes sense from a technical perspective, but in reality, 4G LTE speeds are more difficult to define. LTE speeds vary based on the amount of spectrum available to a particular carrier, the type of LTE being deployed and how the carrier handles spectrum between downlink and uplink from cellphone to cellular towers.
Cellular carriers also have varying degrees of strength when it comes to backhaul, the infrastructure that moves data between cell towers and the Internet. Some carriers have excellent backhaul on 4G networks (AT&T and Verizon, notably) while others are still building it out (Sprint).

Yes, They Drink It All Up

Users don’t know about the technical side of cellular spectrum efficiency. So they’re content paying just as much for 4G phones as they did for 3G. In some cases, like with Republic Wireless, they actually pay more—the company has a $25 3G plan and a $40 4G plan.
From a business perspective, 4G services and technology are very profitable for carriers. Foremost, the ability to slap "4G LTE" onto devices helps sell Smartphone’s and make fun television commercials. Second, consumers want "4G," even if they don't actually know quite what that means. The carriers are delivering faster service with higher margins, and pocketing the rest of the money from users who think it’s a deal. After all, doesn't it just make sense to you to pay as much or more for better service than you were getting?
In the U.S., carrier profits are bigger than ever for a variety of reasons, but better margins on its core cellular product don't hurt. For instance, Verizon's profits in the first quarter were nearly twice what they were in the first quarter of 2013, up to $3.95 billion from $2 billion.
Of course, in a competitive market, rival carriers would try to siphon off each other's customers by offering cheaper service until they bled away all that extra profit. That this doesn't seem to be happening tells us something interesting about the U.S. cellular market.
The Economist had an interesting chart in October 2013 showing that consumers in the U.S. pay far more for cellular plans with just 500MB of data than almost every other country. Cellular plans in the U.S. with 500MB of data cost about $85. Our friendly neighbors to the north, by contrast, pay $40.60 for the same plans. The U.S. has much deeper penetration of LTE than Canada, yet Americans still pay more for that data.
Steve Shaw from Juniper Networks put it in perspective to cellular-focused publication RCR Wireless last year: "Today a gigabit of traffic on Verizon’s network is something on the order of $7.00, $7.50 a gig, in some markets it’s as low as $1.00 or less, and so in those particular cases just pricing based on bandwidth isn’t enough,” Shaw said.
Essentially, the U.S. carriers are able to gouge consumers even though the cost per bit on their networks is technically going down over time. The carriers will contend that they need to charge what they do because they investing in the infrastructure of the country. But once all the base stations are built, all the backhaul is optimized, will prices actually go down?
Will consumer knowledge of the way the technical side works change the way carriers charge for 3G and 4G? Probably not, said Stravitz. 
“I think something that doesn’t get discussed much is the elasticity curve,” he said. “What price point’s people pay dictates the usage, so there’s a tie between the two. They haven’t dropped it down because they really don’t need to. The tie between how people react and what they pay is extremely strong, so operators can meter usage in essence, by the rate plans they offer.”
However, it’s something to consider in the upcoming decade, when the next generation of becomes a reality. Our phones will be faster, cheaper, and easier to produce, but carriers will only get richer.
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