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‘آفریدی الوداعی میچ کھیلنے کے حق دار’
دبئی: پاکستان کے لیجنڈ بیٹسمین اور قومی کرکٹ ٹیم کے چیف سلیکٹر انضمام الحق کا کہنا ہے کہ شاہد آفریدی الوداعی میچ کھیلنے کے مستحق ہیں، انہوں نے دو دہائیوں تک ملک کی نمائندگی کی لہٰذا انہیں ریٹائرمنٹ کا باعزت موقع دیا جانا چاہیے۔
پاکستان اور ویسٹ انڈیز کے درمیان متحدہ عرب امارات میں 23 ستمبر سے شروع ہونے والی ٹی ٹوئنٹی سیریز میں شاہد خان آفریدی کی قومی اسکواڈ میں بطور 16 ہواں کھلاڑی شمولیت متوقع ہے۔
اطلاعات کے مطابق انضمام الحق نے پاکستان کرکٹ بورڈ کو اس بات پر آمادہ کرنے کی کوشش کی کہ آفریدی کو ٹی ٹوئنٹی سیریز کے لیے ٹیم میں شامل کرلیا جائے تاکہ وہ اپنا الوداعی میچ کھلیں اور باعزت طریقے سے ریٹائرمنٹ کا اعلان کردیں تاہم مبینہ طور پر پی سی بی نے اس تجویز کو مسترد کردیا۔
انڈین اخبار دی ہندو کی رپورٹ کے مطابق انضمام الحق نے کہا کہ ’میری رائے یہی ہے کہ آفریدی کو الوداعی میچ کھیلنے کا موقع ملنا چاہیے تاکہ وہ باعزت طریقے سے اپنی ریٹائرمنٹ کا اعلان کرسکے‘۔
رپورٹس کے مطابق پی سی بی کے چیف شہریار خان اور انضام الحق دونوں نے شاہد آفریدی کی شمولیت کی منظوری دے دی تھی۔
پریس ٹرسٹ آف انڈیا نے ذرائع کے حوالے سے بتایا کہ ’یہ بات درست ہے کہ شہریار خان اور انضمام الحق نے اس بات کی منظوری دی تھی کہ شاہد آفریدی دورہ متحدہ عرب امارات پر جائیں گے اور ویسٹ انڈیز کے خلاف اپنا آخری میچ کھیلنے کے بعد ریٹائرمنٹ کا اعلان کردیں گے‘۔
تاہم یہ تجویز اس وقت مسترد کردی گئی جب نجم سیٹھی نے آفریدی کی ٹیم میں شمولیت کے طریقہ کار پر اعتراض اٹھایا اور موقف اختیار کیا کہ اگر سلیکٹرز پر اعتماد تھے کہ آفریدی ملک کی نمائندگی کے لیے موزوں ہیں تو انہیں 15 رکنی اسکواڈ میں ہی شامل کیا جانا چاہیے تھا۔
ذرائع کے مطابق ’نجم سیٹھی نے موقف اختیار کیا کہ کرکٹ بورڈ محض الوداعی میچ کھیلنے کا موقع دینے کے لیے اس طرح شاہد آفریدی کو 16 ہویں کھلاڑی کے طور پر اسکواڈ میں شامل کرکے غلط مثال قائم کررہا ہے اور ایک طریقہ ایک آفریدی جیسے سینیئر کھلاڑی کے شایان شان بھی نہیں۔
ذرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ نجم سیٹھی کا اعتراض منطقی تھا اور انہوں نے یہ بات واضح کردی کہ وہ اس معاملے کو حل کرنے کے لیے خود شاہد آفریدی سے بات کریں گے اور انہیں اس بات پر قائل کریں گے کہ وہ باضابطہ طور پر ریٹائرمنٹ کا اعلان کرنے کے لیے پیش کیے جانے والے موقع کو قبول کرلیں۔
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Google Allo – Android Apps on Google Play – Google Allo, Say hello to Google Allo — a new, smart messaging app
Google Allo is new chat app for Android and iPhone. It has the Google Assistant built in and it’s rolling out today. I’ve been using it for a few days now, and it’s fine. Totally, completely fine. It does the things you expect from a messaging app: sends pictures, lets you share fun stickers, works for group chats, and so on. If for some reason you abhor the dozen or so widely-used chat apps out there today, maybe Allo will appeal to you (assuming you can also get your friends to use it).
But to succeed, Google needs much more than fine. It needs something special. It needs something to make users switch away from those other apps (and to redeem itself after slow, sad slide of Google Hangouts). What could Google do to give itself an an advantage? What does Google have in its arsenal of capabilities?
Google Allo is new chat app for Android and iPhone. It has the Google Assistant built in and it’s rolling out today. I’ve been using it for a few days now, and it’s fine. Totally, completely fine.
Well, it has Google. Or more specifically, the new Google Assistant, which leverages Google’s machine-learning capabilities to answer your questions.
That doesn’t mean I think Allo is bad or that the assistant is bad. They’re just something else: completely fresh starts. And as with any app that’s just getting started, it still needs work.
How Google Allo works
If you didn’t catch the news when Google first announced Allo back in May, I’m going to start with the basics. How a messaging app works can be surprisingly complicated, so bear with me a bit as I go through it. There are some neat little surprises in how Google decided to set Allo up — but if you really don’t care about things like SMS relay, I won’t blame you if you skip on down to the next section.
Allo is available starting today on both Android phones and iPhones — but that’s it. Google hasn’t made it available on the web, on desktop, or on tablets. In fact, you can’t even use the same account on multiple phones. The Google Assistant will only be available in English to start, but it will be coming to more countries soon.
Allo identifies you by your phone number (which it verifies with a text message), which is great because it means you don’t have to fiddle with account setup. You can associate your Allo account with your main Google ID (for me, this happened automatically) or keep it separate it if you’d prefer that.
The downside to this system, as I said above, is that it’s only going to work on your phone. Google says it will look to expand Allo to other platforms eventually. For me, that’s a nonstarter. I can’t think of a single messaging app I use that doesn’t have a web or desktop version that I use all the time — heck, even Android SMS can work with third party apps to let you converse from your big keyboard. But maybe I’m the weird one — in today’s mobile-first/mobile-only world, Google may do just fine.
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On the other hand, that aggressive simplification has benefits. For example, Allo also doesn’t have any contact lists for you to maintain. It just piggybacks off your phone’s main contacts app. If your contact has Allo installed, they’ll show up on top.
If your contact doesn’t have the app installed, one of two things happen. Both are actually kind of interesting.
If they’re on an iPhone, they’ll receive an SMS with your name, the contents of your message, and a link to download the app. They can then download it or — if they want — just reply via SMS. Google has set up a full SMS relay so that your recalcitrant friends can avoid installing it at all if they don’t want to.
If they’re on an Android phone, something new and intriguing happens. Google is calling it an “app preview notification,” and basically it shoots a notification directly to your Android device instead of going through SMS. Your friend will get a notification that looks and acts almost as if they had the app installed in the first place, message content and all. It means they won’t incur any SMS fees, either. Your recipient can reply within the notification, or tap on it to install the app.
Why go into this much detail on how all this works? Beyond the interesting technical details, it illustrates the lengths to which Google must go to give Allo even a small chance of building up a critical mass of people to try a new messaging app. It’s radically, almost violently unclear how Allo is going to take on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Line, iMessage, and all the rest. Many of these apps have more than a billion users, and so the Big Question for Google is how it’s going to get Allo distributed to an equally large number of people. We don’t know yet whether it will be installed by default on Android devices — we only know that Google decided not to hijack SMS like Apple’s iMessage does.
This system of pushing out the full contents of messages while still offering an easy way to download is a clever way of creating a network effect. Having somebody demand you install an app to chat is annoying. Getting a text you can’t do anything with unless you install an app is also annoying. I don’t know if Google’s approach will actually work to acquire users, but it’s a much more coherent strategy than we heard back in May.
Even if it does work, it won’t be the real draw for Allo. That job falls to the Google Assistant, ostensibly the reason Allo exists in the first place.
Meet the Google Assistant
There are two ways of talking to the Google Assistant. You can chat directly at it, or you can ask it to join your chats by typing “@google” and asking it a question. Google is calling this a “Preview Edition” of the Assistant. That’s partially because this Assistant is still a little undefined in Google World: we know it’s in Allo, coming in the Amazon Echo competitor Google Home, and has some sort of relationship with Google Now. But beyond that the differences between the Assistant and Now and Search are really complicated.
Fortunately, talking to the Assistant in Allo is not complicated at all. You type your query, it answers, you type follow-up questions, and it answers those. It’s very, very good at web search; it also knows your upcoming flights from Gmail and your calendar and various other things you’ve told Google. It can tell you what restaurants are nearby and help your narrow down your preferences. If Google Search or Google Now is good at it, you can basically trust at the Google Assistant is good at it too.
Chatting with an assistant feels very different than tossing a phrase into a search box or barking commands at your phone after saying “Ok Google.” It feels more intimate and more conversational. You’re more likely to type in complex questions and push the boundaries of what you’d expect to have answered. The Google Assistant can tell me all sorts of stats and figures about running back Adrian Peterson, but when I ask about his injury in a colloquial way, the Assistant comes up short.
As you would in a chat with a friend, you can get annoyed with the Assistant when it doesn’t know what you’re talking about. That’s another reason that this is a “Preview Edition,” I guess. Sometimes it knows that I am fond of the Minnesota Vikings. Sometimes it manifestly refuses to store that information.
Every time the Google Assistant responds, you get little suggested replies underneath it. These “suggestion chips” are shortcuts to manually typing out follow-up questions. You might ask for the weather, for example, and then want to follow up by seeing the weather for next week. The chips are helpful for learning what the Assistant can and can’t do. Every assistant requires a learning process to use it. Even though the Google Assistant is more flexible than Alexa or even Siri, it still takes some time to learn how to talk to it.
The other thing that appears after every reply from the Assistant are little thumbs-up and -down emojis. These give feedback to the Assistant itself. If you give it a thumbs down, you can follow up with an explanation of what the bot got wrong. Google says it will use that feedback to improve the Assistant.
You can also “invoke” the Assistant in your actual conversations with friends. By typing “@google,” you’re sending a query and the results will be displayed to everybody in the chat. The Assistant won’t divulge your personal information here (eg. if you ask it to show you and your friend your next flight information), but it is handy for finding restaurants and such.
Last, Google has tried to give its Assistant some personality — albeit a rather anodyne one. It tells bad jokes (aka the best kind of jokes). It plays “guess what this series of emoji represents” games with you. It coyly refuses to tell you who to vote for.
A simple, good messaging app
Allo has many of the features that you’d expect from a modern messaging app — but it’s not the phantasmagoria of doodles and effects you now see in iMessage or Snapchat. In lieu of a GIF search, Google commissioned artists to create sticker packs. The interface for them looks heavily inspired by Line, the originator of stickers in a chat app. Some are animated, some are endearing, some are just weird. If you want limit to your embellishments to hearts, you can. If you prefer a twerking yellow humanoid bull, consider your life choices and then hit send.
Dragging your finger up and down on the send button embiggens or shrinks your text. On Android (but not iPhone), you can doodle on pictures before you send them — and those pictures show up full-bleed and sometimes oddly cropped. If you want, you can tick a box in settings to save all the photos you send and receive in your camera roll. There are little sent/received checkboxes next to every message, and you can long press on any message to get the full details about who saw it and when. It’s all (or at least most of) the basic stuff you’d expect in a messaging app in 2016.
There is one innovation I really like: the same smart replies that pop up with the Google Assistant also pop up in your regular chats. So when somebody texts you a question, you can just tap “yup” instead of typing it out. Or maybe “sure” or a thumbs-up emoji. Google keeps your chat logs on its servers until you delete them so that it can analyze them. It does that to make these smart replies better, and more likely to suggest the words (or emojis) you commonly use.
It can even give you smart replies for pictures. If somebody sends you a picture of a baby or a cat, Allo will try to recognize the content of the image and give you an “awww” as a smart reply. So the next time somebody says “so cute!” to you in Allo, you can take a moment to wonder whether they meant it enough to type it out or just hit a button than an algorithm provided to them. You’re welcome for that new brain complex.
One more feature to mention: Incognito mode. If you start a chat in incognito, Allo encrypts it “end-to-end” and does not store the contents of the chat on its servers. When you receive an incognito message, it doesn’t show the contents either in the system notification or in Allo’s home screen. And each incognito chat has a setting for optional message expiration — messages disappear anywhere from five seconds to a week after they’ve been read.
Should you switch?
I titled this review “this is fine” and I absolutely mean it both ways: the app’s quality (It’s fine!) and the perilous situation Google finds itself in when it comes to messaging:
Perhaps things aren’t as dire as the meme, but if I were Google I’d be treating it that way. Over the years we’ve watched Google flail around in its attempts at social — witness Hangouts and Google Plus and what the time wasted on Google Plus did to Hangouts. But now, messaging is very much at the center of what we spend our time doing on phones, and Google doesn’t have access to that in the way it knows the web or our email.
That’s Google’s problem, though. For you, the real question is simply this: Should you switch? And the answer is: Probably not yet. The Google Assistant shows promise and the chat stuff is perfectly good at what it sets out to do. I’m just not sure that it sets out to do enough. But we’ve seen Google swing for the fences before in messaging and watched it flop — three years ago it relaunched Google Hangouts before letting it languish.
I feel like Allo isn’t ambitious enough, but I don’t actually begrudge Google for starting small. Google’s messaging strategy needed a fresh start. Even though it’s fair to expect grander things, at least this thing is pretty good. Allo is playing in the minor leagues, but it’s hitting some doubles and triples.
At some point, though, Google needs a messaging app home run.
Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus hands-on: Better, faster, stronger
Today, for the tenth consecutive year, Apple unveiled a new iPhone. This time, it’s called the iPhone 7.
After the presentation, the 500 invited journalists crammed into a hands-on room, where we got to spend about an hour with the new phones. Here’s as thorough a review as I can write after only an hour fooling with the phone. (I’ll post a more in-depth critique once I’ve had some time living with the phone in environments that aren’t white cubical rooms teeming with Apple representatives.)
The headphone jack is gone
OK, let’s get this out of the way first: It’s true. Apple is the third major smartphone maker to eliminate the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack from its phone.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus don’t have headphone jacks.
The primary reason is bulk. That 52-year-old technology takes up a huge amount of space inside the phone—space that could be better devoted to battery, camera, and other improved features. (You can read my more detailed analysis of this trend here.)
On the iPhone 7, you have three ways to listen to music:
Through earbuds that connect to the Lightning jack. In the box, you get new Apple earbuds that plug into the iPhone’s charging jack. And yes, that means you cannot charge your phone while listening to music (at least until someone comes out with a splitter.) And if you’re not a fan of the Apple earbuds, other companies make headphones and earbuds that plug into the Lightning jack, too.
Apple’s new EarPods with a Lighting connector.
Through an adapter that connects to the Lightning jack. In the iPhone box, you also get an adapter that accommodates any earbuds or headphones you like. (“How do I connect my earbuds to my car stereo or an in-flight entertainment system?” This is how. Just plug them in as always. Use the adapter to plug into your iPhone.)
Apple’s headphone jack adapter
Apple’s Lighting to headphone jack is included with the iPhone 7.
Wirelessly. Many companies now offer Bluetooth wireless headphones and earbuds. And when Bluetooth 5.0 comes out later this year—with four times the range, twice the speed, and 8 times the data throughput, plus automatic pairing—stand back. Bluetooth audio will get a whole new, much better reputation.
Apple joined the Bluetooth party today by unveiling its own very nice, very expensive Bluetooth earbuds, called AirPods ($160, coming late October).
Apple’s new wireless AirPods.
I tried these out for size today, too. They are, as you’d expect, far more elegant and slick than their rivals. For example, they come in a dental-floss box—I’m sorry, a white carrying case—that doubles as a recharging battery. 15 minutes in the case, and you’ve recharged the AirPods for another 3 hours of listening.
Apple AirPod charger
Apple’s AirPods charger.
(When fully charged, the AirPods play for 5 hours—that’s 10 hours if you listen to only one at a time—and the case holds enough juice for 24 hours of listening.)
When you take one AirPod out, to answer the flight attendant, for example, your music pauses automatically—and resumes when you put it back into your ear. Very slick. A magnetic click holds the AirPods securely in the case. Tap an AirPod twice to speak to Siri. When a call comes in, your music pauses automatically, and noise cancellation kicks in so your voice is clearer.
Oh—and they sound very good, at least in a crowded talky demo room.
The AirPods also also have microphones.
The AirPods are, like the earpods, really bulbous. They won’t stay in many people’s ears, especially if you’re hideously deformed like me (I’m missing the antitragus, the piece of cartilage that holds standard earbuds in place).
Fortunately, many other Bluetooth wireless earbuds are available, including two from Apple’s Beats line that have over-hear hooks and other systems that keep the earbuds on when you’re running, exercising, or standing upright.
Beats wireless headphones
New Beats wireless headphones
(One of my Twitter followers observed that these AirPods look like they’ll fall out and get lost very easily. Another, however, noted that if that happens to you, you can find a replacement just by looking among the leaves along the running paths of your local park.)
Oh wow, the cameras. This is what would make me want to upgrade.
The camera on the back is now 12 megapixels, optically stabilized (so as not to blur your shot from shaky hands). The lens is f/1.8, meaning that it lets in 50 percent more light than before for improved low-light shots—a traditional iPhone weak spot. The flash is made up of 4 tiny LEDs, and is twice as bright. It’s so bright, I practically fried my corrneas.
But the really big news—Apple at its best—is available only on the larger phone, the iPhone 7 Plus. This phone as two lenses on the back: One wide-angle, one telephoto (shown here at top left).
iPhone 7 Plus cameras
The iPhone 7 Plus features two cameras.
The result is that have actual, true, optical zoom on a smartphone. It’s only a 2X zoom (with up to 10X digital, which degrades the image some), but it’s really ingenious, and it’s hugely welcome. (Companies have tried to create optical zooms on phones before, but usually at a tremendous cost in phone thickness and bulk.)
That dual-lens business also lets the iPhone 7 Plus capture photos, using a new Portrait mode, with great-looking soft-focus backgrounds, just like you get on fancy SLR cameras. That feature won’t be available until later this fall.
iPhone 7 shot
An example of the depth-of-field blur taken with the iPhone 7 Plus.
The cameras are a big, big deal—big enough to count as a major attractor for potential upgraders.
The case is a new ballgame
The body of the iPhone 7 is glass (front) and aluminum, either matte (black, silver, gold, pink gold) or glistening shiny black. And one more thing: It’s now water resistant. You can’t scuba dive with it, but rain or a quick fall into the toilet is OK. (I mean phone falling in, not you.)
Apple has mucked with the Home button, too. Now, it doesn’t physically click inward when you press it. Instead, you feel a click, but it’s a fakeout—it’s a sonic, vibrational click. As a result, Apple says, the Home button is now faster to respond, more reliable, and customizable. And it’s force-sensitive, too: Apple says that it can now differentiate between a soft press and a hard press.
iPhone 7 new Home button
The iPhone 7 gets a new Home button.
But the company didn’t say today what good that does you, and it didn’t say what “customizable” means, either. If the gods of Apple are listening, it could mean that you’ll be able to set things up so that a hard press opens the Camera app, a soft press turns on the flashlight, and so on.
Eliminating that moving part helps with the water resistance, too.
New speakers and screen
The speakers are now at the top and bottom of the phone—stereo for the first time on an iPhone. Twice as loud. They sound very good.
The screen color range has been enhanced yet again. The improvement is subtle, but we’ll take it.
The processor’s been sped up again, as always—but this time, two of its four “brains” (cores) are dedicated to computations that aren’t speed-intensive, and therefore draw less on the battery. As a result, Apple says that the iPhone 7 gets two hours more battery life per charge than the iPhone 6s, which is a blessing.
More storage for the buck
The absurdly small 16-gigabyte iPhone has, at last, been retired. Now, the iPhones 7 comes in 32, 128, and 256 gigs of storage (for $650, $750, and $850; installment and rental plans are available). For the larger 7 Plus model, the prices are $770, $870, and $970.
iPhone 7 Plus line
The iPhone 7 Plus is available in a variety of colors.
You can pre-order your iPhone 7 starting September 9; Apple will begin shipping them to customers on September 16.
The iPhone Future and Future Plus
By now, everyone recognizes that the annual cycle of adding an earth-shattering, life-changing feature to each new smartphone model is over. There’s nothing as big as an app store or Siri left to add.
So what’s left for manufacturers to add each year? Refinements. Better camera, better speed, better sound, better screen, better battery life, better software. Water resistance.
And that, in fact, is exactly what Apple has added to this year’s iPhone. Not just some of it—all of it. And within the bounds of physics and materials, that’s just about as far as a 2016 smartphone can go.
David Pogue is the founder of Yahoo Tech; here’s how to get his columns by email. On the Web, he’s davidpogue.com. On Twitter, he’s @pogue. On email, he’s firstname.lastname@example.org. He welcomes non-toxic comments in the Comments below.