What’s new in Android Oreo — Learn in a few seconds

This is a quick post on what’s new on Android Oreo

For Users

  • You’ll see new colorful categorized notifications
  • You’ll see a notification dot on the app icons (how you see on Samsung or iOS?)
  • Some apps can show up in a small window — called Picture in Picture — Like they do in Youtube app already?
  • Wow, you can download fonts and use them on your phone.

For Developers

Developers take note of following new or enhanced features in API level 26 (Android 8)

  • Fonts in XML instead of resource folder
  • Auto resizing TextView
  • Enhanced WebView APi
  • Color Management for apps
  • Adaptive icons
  • Multi-Screen support for your apps
  • Pinning shortcuts within apps and more

These are just the highlights I thought I’d share with you.

 

You can read more details here, especially developers.

How to pay Beaconhouse fee using Standard Chartered online banking in Pakistan

Well finally my wish has been granted and I can pay Beaconhouse school fee using my Standard Chartered bank account without even seeing a bankers’ face, literally. Well going to the bank is almost always a pain for me.

Initially I was trying to pay like this, but it didn’t work out. Without delay, lets see how we can pay the school fee through internet banking.

How to Pay — Tutorial

Step 1: Goto Standard Chartered Online Banking by visiting http://sc.com/pk

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Introduction – How to start making 3D Games

Game Development WorkshopJust like last year, I gave a talk about 3D Game making this summer as well. It was great to see a big audience totally interested in game making, mostly comprised of students and game enthusiasts. All who attended and even those who missed, keep following this blog or follow me on twitter @bastij  and we’ll announce a follow up training session on this very soon.

Thanks all for making it a success.

Remember, you can start developing today!

 

Here are a few photos from the event:

Hajj 2015 Live Online TV Streaming

Live Hajj 2015

Hajj 2015 begins now. You can watch live TV channels online that are covering Hajj. I will continue adding more links to the list below. Here are the working links.

KSA 1 Live online. Click Here.

Saudi 1 – القناة لاولى السعودية  –  Click Here

Al-Quran -1 – Saudi Live : Click Here

Watch on Hamari-Web.

 

May Allah accept this Hajj for all the Muslims visiting Makkah right now. May Allah bless all Muslims and bring peace to this world.

How to download Windows 10 DVD Image ISO without hassle

 

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If you are waiting for a notification, an automatic update, an icon to click in your task bar or any other intimation from Microsoft for a free Windows 10 upgrade, you may be out of luck. Some of us have received the download but for those who are still waiting for a way to download Windows 10, the method is actually pretty simple. This is how I am doing it right now:

Here wo go…

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National Anthem, Return of Cricket and Peace

Cricket comes back to Pakistan
Cricket returns to Pakistan, Pakistan vs Zimbabwe in Lahore

I was there, when the historic moment was happening right here in Lahore, the day when International cricket returned to Pakistan, returned to Lahore, returned to Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. Can you imagine, some 27000 people singing the  national anthem? Paksitan’s national anthem sung with their hearts and lungs out, the passionate Lahoris were so organized, so disciplined, so very positive that I couldn’t believe myself. Continue reading “National Anthem, Return of Cricket and Peace”

Getting Started – 3D Game Making

 

Making games in Unity 3D
3D Game Sample Screenshot

Just as a diversification of things I’ve been doing, I’ll be sharing my knowledge with an open audience at ITU today. The topic is how to make 3D games with Unity 3d. This is a beginners’ session and if you wanted to find a reason to start working in this area, this could be your chance. I’m overwhelmed at the registration response and we have a full house sign-ups already.  Continue reading “Getting Started – 3D Game Making”

Android paid apps coming to Pakistan

Google just announced that the paid apps are coming to Pakistan and a number of other countries. Now developers from Pakistan and some other countries can sell their apps on Google Play store for money using Google Wallet. The list of countries includes Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Qatar and Venezuela. Developers from these countries can sign up as paid-app-developers using their existing or new Google Play accounts from November 6th 2014. If you already have a developer account on Google Play and have linked your account with a payment mode in another country, you’ll have to make a new account to sell apps and in-app purchases from above mentioned countries. Continue reading “Android paid apps coming to Pakistan”