Jiddat Web Desk ::Finally,WhatsApp’s dark mode is launched in the latest WhatsApp beta update 2.20.13 pushed to the Play Store. The dark mode of WhatsApp uses dark hues rather than completely going black.It is a little disappointing but still better in comparison to the long-standing light mode. It is hoped, though, that we see a black mode in the near future as it will allow bigger battery savings when using a phone with an OLED screen.
You can either manually enable the dark mode or have it follow the system theme settings if you have an Android 10 operating system. This means that WhatsApp will automatically go dark if you have enabled system-wide dark mode.
This new color scheme will be applicable to the chat menu, setting page, calls tab, contact list, and other menus. WhatsApp users can download the latest version of WhatsApp beta from the Play Store.
In an earlier article, we told our readers that the smartphones operating on Android 9 or older versions would have the Dark Mode linked to the battery levels of the smartphones. It would be activated automatically when the smartphone is getting low on battery and would be disabled when the battery levels return back to normal. Users would be getting three options to choose from which are Dark Mode, Light Mode, and set by Battery Saver.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Saudi crown prince reportedly behind Bezos phone hack Amazon’s Founder & CEO Jeff Bezos has reportedly been spied on with the direct involvement of the Saudi Royal Family. According to the report published by Guardian, Jeff Bezos’s mobile phone was hacked in 2018, if the hijacking attempt was made through the common hacking attempts it would have failed quite easily, however, the attempt was made via Mohammed Bin Salman’s personal phone using his personal WhatsApp.
According to the Forensic details, a Trojan-Spy Malware was sitting behind the video file, Bezos received this file during a friendly conversation between him and Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman. It was also reported that a large amount of data was download after this hack within a few hours, however, the information on what exactly was downloaded is unclear.
There are the numbers of assumptions being made by the observers, after a few months being hacked, Amazon’s founder was in the news with private photos and private matters including affair which led to his divorce, Amazon’s shares were under immense pressure at that time.
There was also a question about the linkage between spying and the murder of Saudi Arabian Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The journalist also worked for Washington Post which is owned by Bezos, the Arabian Journalist was murdered in October 2018 soon after visiting the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. Saudi Embassy in the United States refused the allegations initially after the news.
These are absurd. An investigation was also requested to clarify the matter. There are a number of journalists out there now speculating the mobile hack and trying to join the dots together. But we cannot say anything for sure without any well-equipped investigations.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Pakistan set to export furnace oil As a known refinery’s ship loaded with fuel left the Karachi Port, it is reported that Pakistan has achieved the status of furnace oil exporter. For a limited time period of two months, the government bailed out the obsolete refineries. It allowed the resumption of production of power from the oil-utilized plants to allow the refineries to overcome the furnace oil supply problem.
A Petroleum Division official said, “After February 28, the government will not take any responsibility for furnace oil and companies (refineries) will deal with it by themselves.” The official added, “Byco refinery has planned to export around 25,000 tons of furnace oil.”
At the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) an official said, “oil tanker Roy Maersk is currently being loaded with furnace oil.” At berth Op-2, the ship was anchored. It was scheduled to leave the Karachi Port at 5:30 am on Tuesday. “It was Byco’s cargo.”
However, Byco has neither confirmed nor denied this development. As of yet, it is not known as to which country is labeled as the export destination of the Pakistani cargo. But it is reported that it will be an oil-rich Middle Eastern country. Also, the refinery was exporting the cargo via a Dutch-based international oil trading firm that had a major stake in the local oil marketing company and operated storage in the country.
He said, “OMCs procure furnace oil from the refineries as per the demand of power producers.”The official said, “The production of around 2,000 megawatts of electricity from furnace oil will address the issue of excessive oil supplies at the refineries. The pricing, however, may remain an issue, going forward.”
Jiddat Web Desk ::The government has given green signal to an environmental policy that includes the plan to convert 3,000 CNG stations across Pakistan into Electric Vehicle charging stations.
The policymakers wanted to look at how the government will manage power consumption as in the future a lot of electric vehicles being charged at home especially during peak hours can overload local power transformers.The officials said, “The charging stations for EVs will require electricity that will be supplied through distribution companies only, unless someone makes their own power supply arrangements.”
Also, the officials said that there were other questions regarding the policy that have not been answered.“Can battery-powered EVs be competitive with conventionally fueled vehicles in the next five to ten years? How and when will cost-effective charging infrastructure be developed in the country?”
A spokesperson from the climate ministry said that the carbon emissions from motor vehicles are amongst the biggest contributors to air pollution. This is the reason that they are trying hard to bring electric vehicles in Pakistan.
The spokesperson said, “The use of electric vehicles may help resolve many issues, including air pollution, rising fuel import bill, and saving two-thirds on transportation.”
In an earlier article, we told our readers that Pakistan has introduced the first-ever electric car company, Topsun Motors in collaboration with China. On 3rd January 2020, its first showroom was inaugurated in Jail Road Lahore.