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Sindh CM directs to update curriculum according to UN Goals

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the Education Department to update curriculum syllabus and text books to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 for which special focus would be given for improvement of science, mathematics and English language books. This he said that while presiding over a meeting to improve school education system here at the CM House. Minister Education Syed Sardar Shah, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Education Qazi Shahid…

Apple approves update to messaging app Telegram amid Russia flap

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has approved an updated version of the Telegram messaging service, a day after Telegram complained that it had been prevented from getting software improvements into the hands of iPhone owners worldwide. Telegram Chief Executive Pavel Durov announced the turnabout on Twitter, thanking Apple and CEO Tim Cook for getting the latest Telegram version “to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks.” On Thursday, Durov had said Apple had refused to allow updates in its App Store since April. Apple…

New YouTube Kids feature allows parents to filter for child-appropriate videos

San Francisco: YouTube app is updating its filter setting to give parents more control over what videos their kids can see. Parents have been constantly struggling to shield kids from being exposed to disturbing videos sneaking past its automated filters. The company announced an option to filter videos by "approved content only," so parents can whitelist channels and subjects. The initiative is taken after multiple reports were brought to attention where children have been exposed to videos with inappropriate themes…

Whatsapp introduces new voice recording feature for Android

CALIFORNIA: The popular messaging app Whatsapp is about to roll out its feature for Android which could end up recording your secrets and broadcasting them to your contacts. The communications app is now preparing to introduce an Android update a ‘locked record’ function which will allow you to switch on record by tapping the microphone and holding it for a half a second. Currently, Android users have to hold the icon to record a message. But the update lets you record without worrying about your finger slipping off…

Microsoft to disable older versions of Skype from March

Microsoft announced on Friday that users running older versions of Skype will no longer be able to sign in beginning March 1. This includes users for Windows desktop (7.16 and below) or Skype for Mac (7.0 to 7.18). These users will have to download a new update to continue using the messaging service. The company said that changes are necessary and must be made along the way because it wants to provide users with the best possible Skype experience. It said that the company has been focusing efforts to transition…

Microsoft announces new update to Minecraft: Education Edition

Microsoft Studios and Mojang announced the launch the Minecraft: Education Edition at the BETT 2016 a year ago by installing it on twelve computers, and ever since it has facilitated learning opportunities to thousands of students around the world. Now one year later, over 75,000 students and educators in more than 100 countries create, explore, and learn with Minecraft: Education Edition. This make the developers realise the power of partnering with educators around the world. Microsoft has announced to expand the…

These phones will not support WhatsApp after December 31

What smartphone you are using? Is it up to date or obsolete? Well, you may need to review this information if you’re too concerned about using WhatsApp. According to a blog post by WhatsApp in February, support for the following mobile platforms will end after December 31... The blog post further stated that, "While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. This was a tough decision for us to make,…