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Tax on mobile phone cards can’t be deducted until court’s next orders: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday said the apex court's order about suspension of tax collected on prepaid mobile cards will continue to hold until further orders. Giving remarks during hearing of a case about increase in petroleum prices in Islamabad on Thursday, he said tax on mobile phone cards cannot be received until the court's next orders. The court had restrained Federal Board of Revenue and cellphone service providers from deducting withholding tax and other charges on mobile phone…

Monkey snatches selfie-snapping visitor’s mobile

JAKARTA: A visitor to a scenic Indonesian coastline recorded a moment when monkey stole a cellphone from a tourist trying to take a selfie. The video, filmed earlier this month in Uluwatu, Bali, shows a woman standing next to a railing by the coast and attempting to take a selfie. A monkey sneaks up next to the woman and grabs the phone out of her hands. The woman calls out for help, but the monkey scampers away with the stolen phone. "A tourist was taking a selfie, and a monkey crept up behind her and snatched her…

Sindh CM orders NICVD to induct 65 more mobile chest pain units

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday directed the National Institute of Cardio Vascular Disease (NICVD) to induct 25 more mobile ches pain units in Karachi and 40 more in rural Sindh. “This is proving to be a best, free of cost and approachable service for poor and helpless patients,” he said while presiding over 77th governing body meeting of NICVD and appreciated its mobile unit services through which 1,8700 patients of chest pain have been examined and given first aid. The board meeting was…

Broadcom offers to buy mobile chipmaker Qualcomm for $103 billion

Communications chipmaker Broadcom on Monday said it offered to buy smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm for $70 per share or $103 billion in cash and stock, in what would be the biggest technology acquisition ever. A tie-up would combine two of the largest makers of wireless communications chips for mobile phones and raise the stakes for Intel, which has been diversifying into smartphone technology from its stronghold in computers. Broadcom’s offer is at a premium of 27.6 percent to Qualcomm’s closing price of $54.84 on…

Malaysia investigating reported leak of 46 million mobile users data

KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online, in what appears to be one of the largest leaks of customer data in Asia. The massive data breach, believed to affect almost the entire population of Malaysia, was first reported last month by Lowyat.net, a local technology news website. The website said it had received a tip-off that someone was trying to sell huge databases of personal information on its forums. The country’s internet…

Apple sees its mobile devices as platform for artificial intelligence

TAIPEI: Apple sees its mobile devices as a major platform for artificial intelligence in the future, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said on Monday. Later this week, Apple is set to begin taking pre-orders for its new smartphone, the iPhone X – which starts at $999 and uses artificial intelligence (AI) features embedded in the company’s latest A11 chips. The phone promises new facial recognition features such as Face ID that uses a mathematical model of a person’s face to allow the user to sign on to their phones…

This new discovery helps you ‘charge your mobile with your blood’

A team of researchers in China have developed an unusual method to harness electricity from human blood-stream. The researchers from Fudan University in China say the process involves nanpscale carbon fibres and could lead to self-powered medical devices. It’s a truly modern experience: losing battery power on your mobile device and searching desperately for a source of electricity. But what if that source was flowing through your veins? A team of researchers are looking to harness that power from within our own…

Saudis urged to report on fellow citizens via mobile app

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have called on the public to supervise and report on the social media activities of fellow citizens, while issuing broad definitions of "terrorist" crimes. "When you notice any account on social media spreading terrorist or extremist ideas, please report it immediately," a Twitter account under the umbrella of the interior ministry said late Tuesday. It directed citizens to report suspicious activity via a government-run "We are all security" mobile application. The app was…

Meet the force behind the Hijab Emoji

Apple is soon launching the Hijab emoji, thanks to Rayouf Alhumedhi, a Muslim teenager who wears hijab since she was 13. How it all started? According to hijabemoji.org, Rayouf Alhumedhi, 15, was creating a new WhatsApp group chat with her friends last year, the group wanted make the title of the group a series of emojis: one to represent each girl. But Rayouf had a problem, none of the emojis really looked like her, because she’s Muslim, and wears a hijab. Given the millions of women in the world who wear a headscarf…

Man claims to own ‘oldest mobile phone’ in Britain

LONDON: A British national claims to own the oldest mobile phone -- iconic Nokia's 3310 - which he is using in Britain. According to details, 49-year old Dave Mitchell says that he owns a Nokia 3310 -- which he purchased in 2000s -- and says it is made out of Kryptonite. His mobile phone has gone into the washing machine, dipped in curry sauce, stood on, dropped and thrown. Dave stated that he just has to restart the phone whenever something happens to it. Mitchell said, "A lot of people laugh at me but when push…