January 16th, 2017
It may be some people watch livestream on Twitch and there are huge numbers of viewers on it so they can get comments in every 10th of second. Sometimes it becomes impossible to the streamers to get notice of the comments. YouTube worked out the solution to this issue and if you are watching the livestream on YouTube, you get noticed by the streamer, which they have to do to Super Chat in their message in the stream.
Enter Super Chat
You have to pin the message in chat and the streamer and other can watch it at any time. They message remained pin there for 5 hours and it is pinned at the top of the chat box. It works for web version of YouTube and the Android app and iOS will get Super Chat support.
The users will have to pay something so that they can use Super Chat and the fans get noticed and let the streamers to cash in on it. But it is not told how this amount is divided between YouTube and streamer. Super Chats stand out from the message in following two ways.
- They can highlight their Super Chat in different color
- Pin the Super Chat in ticket for set period of time.
How carry out Super Chat
It is easy to send the Super Chat and they have to tap $ icon, which is provided on right side of chat bar. Then the users can select amount, which they want to pay for their Super Chat and also mention time and length of message, which is specified. The length of maximum message, color of Super Chat and period of time to stay pin in the ticket are determined by amount, which they purchase. The $5.00 Super Chat stays pinned for 1 minute and it allows 150 letters for message.
Same to Twitch Cheers
Twitches are carried out I the same with the ‘Cheer’ feature and the users have to type Cheer to enter the amount of Bits they like to cheer for. The bits are money and it goes to Twitch and the streamer and 1 Bit is equal to 1.4 cents and the streamer can get 1 cent for every bit and Twitch gets the 0.4.
The Cheers have the animated GIFs and there is different GIF for 1 bit and there is another for 100, 1000, 5000 and 10,000 bits, which can help fans to get noticed by streamer like Super Chat. Now the Super Chat is limited to select YouTube streamer and it will be rolled out on 31 January for creators in 20 countries and for the viewers in about 40 countries.
January 7th, 2017
Apple says that $20 billion were made by App Store developers in year 2016 which is 40% more as compared to 2015. Customer purchases of $240 million were made in total at New Year’s Day on Apple Store, according to the company.
The most earning apps of the year were told by company that includes Fantasy Westward, Monster strike, Pokemon Go and Clash Royale. The most downloaded app on New Year’s Day and Christmas was Super Mario Run. Total of $3 billion was spent by customers in December on the App Store.
It was told by Apple’s senior VO Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller that 1st January 2017 was the single biggest day for purchases on App Store while 2016 was also a record breaking year with generation of $20 billion for developers.
According to Apple, the names of independently developed apps that earned most in 2016 were Reigns, Prisma, Lumino City, Procreate, djay Pro and Sweat with Kayla.
For fight against AIDS and World Wildlife Fund, Apple raised $17 billion for the campaigns named “Product (Red)” and “Apps for Earth Program” respectively.
HBO Now, Netflix, MLB.com and Tinder are the apps with subscription fee for which Apple’s total revenue in 2016 remained $2.7 billion that was 74% more as compared to 2015.
The new iMessage App Store was also mentioedn by Apple as the users can now install 21,000 iMessages apps.
December 13th, 2016
There is no doubt that Pakistan is not a developed nation as the institutions in the country are not strong enough to work for betterment of society and resist any pressure in its way. We know that corruption is an important problem of the country from government institutes to education sector. On several occasions, people use unfair means for their purposes which create problems for others.
In health department, a key issue is the presence of substandard medicines in the market. But now Punjab government is trying to solve the issue with its new initiative.
With a new program by Punjab government, not only the problem of fake medicines can be eliminated but the citizens can also earn Rs. 1 million by taking part in this process.
For those citizens who want to prevent the sales of fake medicines, Punjab govt. has started a new and special program.
How To Earn The Money
The person only has to provide solid information about the production of fake drugs to the government including place of production and personal names.
The informer will be rewarded with Rs. 1 million after verification and the amount will be transferred to his bank account.
Punjab govt. has also assured that the identity of the informer will be kept completely secret.
The time will tell how much successful this program will prove.
November 28th, 2016
On earth, managing your waste is quite simple but it is a serious issue in space due to less gravitation. This forces the astronauts to wear special types of diapers but they have their own shortcomings.
According to a new announcement by NASA, it will give reward of $30,000 (around Rs. 3 million) to a person or organization that will present the best solution of human waste management in space. Astronauts can’t change diapers again and again as they wear very heavy and complicated space suits. But infections and other diseases can be caused by continuous wearing of these diapers.
To solve this issue, NASA wants suggestions from people around the world. Now designers from around the world can present their ideas to replace human diapers in space at a NASA’s created webpage “Space Waste Challenge”. Ideas on this page can be presented till 20th December 2016 while the selected idea will be announced in January 2017 and the winner will receive $30,000 reward.
But NASA has also provided few instructions that should be remembered before sending any idea of space waste management. Sometimes, the low pressure in space cabin forces humans to wear the same dress for longer duration due to which it is necessary for any idea that the presented system must retain human waste for minimum 144 hours (6 days) and it would take 5 minutes to become part of space suit. Astronauts wear very heavy suits in space due to which it should be very lightweight. There is lightness in space which changes liquids in circular shapes and heavy objects also circulate at various places.
An astronaut told in a video by NASA that space travel is difficult journey where astronauts have to visit toilets during flight also. Human waste in space is an important issue and now NASA wants to solve this issue through suggestions by experts around the world.
November 5th, 2016
In just one day, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg lost around $3 billion.
It has been proved as the largest single day loss for an individual investor as the fall of value of Facebook on Thursday was the reason behind this enormous loss to the head of social media giant.
The shares of Facebook were down to 5.5% when chief financial officer of the company told investors that they are expecting meaningful decline from advertising revenue growth. The stock worth of Facebook is $50.2 billion of which Zuckerberg holds shares of $418 million.
According to an estimate, $52.2 billion is the total net worth of Zuckerberg which makes him the 5th richest person in this world. For the year, Facebook shares have gone up by 15% despite Thursday’s loss which increase net worth of Zuckerberg by $6.4 billion.
October 1st, 2016
The mobiles have the OS but there is problem with OS that it has vulnerabilities and those are discovered to millions of devices and make them insecure. Google and Apple continued to patch out the vulnerabilities and exploits and they were introduced each time as the update. The efforts were made to find the vulnerabilities and it benefits hacking groups and the intelligence agencies.
The vulnerability or exploit brokers buy and sell the information of these things, which they discover to exploit to the ones that will use it and they can make millions of dollars to just for one exploit.
Zerodium, An Exploit Broker
Zerodium is the exploit broker company and it announced to give $1.5 million to someone, who can disclose zero day exploit for iOS 10 of Apple. It is said that the highest amount, which went out for zero day exploits was $1 million last year. The person, who can jailbreak the latest and trendy iOS 10 remotely will get $1.5 million.
The bugs of iOS 9 were going up to $500,000 and the windows and Android flaws were moving about $100,000. The bugs or exploits of Android 7.0 Nougat will get $200,000 reward for this year and they increased the difficulty in get the flaws in it. Zerodium got the limited $1 million bounty during the winter last year for the vulnerabilities for iOS and it offered to pay multiple $ 1 million sums. In this way, the hacker group claimed the full repayment for it. The founder of Zerodium, Bekrar said that the $1.5 million bounty of Zerodium is for all time and it is provided for specific time period.
The security for both iOS 10 and Android 7 was increased so they have to increase the price and it would also attract more researchers all year round.
iOS 10 Jailbroken in Just a Day
iOS 10 was proved jailbroken by the teenager and he said that he did it within 24 hours. It is good but he did it remotely and did not make the changes to phone in person and it is something different. He deserves for robust $1.5 million. The Company of Bekrar sold these exploits to the governments and organization of North America and he also sold it to the agencies of the allied governments. It is doubtful that such a large incentive will be provided to someone, who jailbreaks the iPhone and it shows that it actually very hard to do.
September 22nd, 2016
Google has started the monetization of the video contents on the YouTube in Pakistan after including in its market. Now the content creators can monetize their videos, which they have checked.
Google did not allow Pakistani content creators to get monetize their videos on YouTube previously and with this development, they are allowed to upload their videos on YouTube and Pakistani content creators can monetize their accounts to make money through videos, which they can upload there.
The users should keep in their minds that YouTube does not allow the users YouTube Monetization in all markets. This move is made before the planned launching event of YouTube in Pakistan. Now Google is going to get the attention of the content creators and it has announced the incentives for them. it is necessary to mention here that the original videos will be monetized and the copy or fabricated videos will not be allowed to monetize.
How to Enable YouTube Monetization in Pakistan
- Login in your YouTube account
- Go to this URL: https://www.youtube.com/features
- Enable First card that says “Monetization”
- Follow the wizard by accepting terms and conditions
- Connect your AdSense account with YouTube
- And you are done.
The users keep in their minds that they must have AdSense account so that they can be able to monetize the YouTube for their account. If they do not have any AdSense account, then they can apply to get one AdSense account. Any type of violation like copy of videos can result in ban of the AdSense account.
September 21st, 2016
There is another big torrent site was shut down voluntarily and the founder of the website has confirmed the closing down of TorrentHound through his email. He sent this email to Torrent Freak with the simple message ‘Finito’.
They gave the insight as why the website, TorrentHound was shut down and the founder has revealed the falling revenue with the constant pressure from anti piracy with the reasons behind the closure of the website.
It is combination of few revenue, few traffic and bills, which are accumulating. Then they started adding the bug of the anti piracy agents that was not worth the headache anymore. The message, which is given on the defunct website directs the visitors to remain active the torrent sites.
With the sudden closure of TorrentHound, there are total three top torrent sites, which are shut down during the last three months in which two other sites are KickassTorrents and Torrentz. When the Department of Justice of US arrested owner of the website, KickassTorrent in July, then this website was shut down. The other website, Torrentz decided to close down the services in early August this year after about 13 years of service.
The website, TorrentHound was found in 2007 and it is about near a decade and it had millions of visitors per month and it has never been able to reach to the status of the torrent giants like Torrentz, The Pirate Bat and KAT.
September 1st, 2016
Google has already declared their tour to different Pakistani universities so that they can discuss the monetization of their products, AdSense and AdMob. Now the team from Singapore held a session at Institute of Business Administration Karachi on Tuesday on this topic. This was the first tech talk of Google in Pakistan and there are over 1100 registrations.
The speakers of the tech talk, Waqas Burney, Manager (Web) and Ahmed Nawaz, Manager (Apps) of Google informed the students that Google has over 2,000,000 members on AdSense and over 1,000,000 members on AdMobs. They provide the information to the users during their speeches how they can earn money by packing ads on the websites through the use of AdSense. They provide the information for the users, advertisers and publishers.
They informed that the advertisements have the place on different websites for the bloggers and publishers to earn money and they can get more traffic on the website and they can have more revenue. One starts the work on the website and he must concentrate in bringing more traffic on the website and they think about the monetizing of these sites. It is said that Google made the payment of 10 billion to the users in 2015.
The speakers threw light on the Google AdMob as how the user friendly and functional apps can attract more users. There are different types of the apps like Angry Bird, Uber and MuslimPro, which are the examples of that.
Dr Shakeel Khoja of the faculty member of IBA Computer Science said that the tech talk was the promising initiative which Google started and they hold such sessions for the youth of Pakistan in future.