Home Industry Technology


IPhone’s “Slide To Unlock” Creator Greg Christie To Leave Apple

Christie is listed as an inventor on nearly 100 Apple patents and has 31 more applications pending with the patent office.

Cyber-Attacks Up 91% In 2013

Oil and gas companies were found to be among the most at risk of cyber-attacks last year.

UAE Transport And Public Sector Most Targeted by Spam, Malware In 2013

Two thirds of UAE companies were targeted with spam in 2013.

Samsung Electronics’ Lower Q1 Estimate Highlights Smartphone Challenges

Samsung estimated that its January-March operating profit fell by 4.3 per cent to 8.4 trillion won ($7.96 billion).

Whatsapp new privacy features

Middle East Banks “Scared” Of Social Media – Senior Banker

Lenders in the region must create effective social media strategies if they want to thrive in the future, say experts.

Emirates Launches App For iPad

The Emirates App will allow passengers to manage their booking, check in online and download their boarding pass.

HTC One M8 To Hit Dubai Shelves On April 4, Special Gold Edition Planned

HTC’s latest smartphone is priced at Dhs2,750 in the UAE.

Samsung Galaxy S5 UAE Price Confirmed

The S5 will be priced similarly to it’s Sony and HTC rivals, also set to release soon.

Apple Seeks Decisive US Court Ruling Against Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been litigating around the world for nearly three years.

New iPhone 6 Screens To Enter Production By May – Sources

Apple is expected to launch its latest smartphone this autumn.

BT Accelerates Middle East Jobs Push

The telco is continuing to expand its workforce across the Middle East and Asia.

Over 11,000 Users Register For Dubai’s MyID Service

The service provides users access to over 250 government services.

UAE’s IT Spending To Top $4.6bn In 2014

The public sector will account for a major chunk of business IT spending in the UAE, a new report says.

BlackBerry Revenue Plunges 64%, Shares Drop

The Canadian firm’s share of the global smartphone market was below one per cent at the end of 2013.

Video: Hands On With The New Nokia X Range

Nokia launched its new range of Nokia X smartphones, based on Android open source, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Facebook To Buy Virtual Reality Goggles Maker For $2bn

The acquisition comes soon after Facebook’s $19 billion deal for messaging service WhatsApp.

Pictures: HTC Unveils New Flagship Phone, HTC One M8

HTC’s latest handset boasts a new dual camera lens on the rear of the device.

Yahoo Maktoob Redesigns Homepage, Boosts ME Football Coverage

The company recently launched an Arabic football app and the Yahoo Fantasy Premier League in Arabic.

Dubai-Based Souq.com Raises $75m Funding From Naspers

The e-commerce site will invest the amount in boosting technology and improving its mobile offering.

New Affordable Nokia X With Android Apps Launches In The UAE

Priced at Dhs439, the device is part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones.

Google Plans Voice-Controlled Smartwatches To Track Heart Rates

The Android Wear project is open to software makers to create apps for the watches.

Apple Replaces iPad 2 With iPad 4, Launches Cheaper iPhone 5C

Apple discontinued the iPad 4 last year when it launched its current flagship tablet, the iPad Air.

New Online Platform Wants To Take On YouTube

Wonder PL is backed by Universal Music Group, Qualcomm Ventures and former Apple executive Pascal Cagni.

Microsoft’s CEO May Unveil Office For iPad On March 27

Microsoft gives up some $2.5 billion a year in revenue by keeping Office off the iPad, analysts estimate.

IBM Says It Has Not Given Client Data To The U.S. Government

Reports on Wednesday alleged the US government used websites to break into computers.

Tablet Shipments To Middle East, Africa Up 111% In Q4 2013

A total of 3.45 million units were shipped to the region during the final quarter of 2013, according to IDC.

All You Need To Know About The Sony Xperia Z2

Izzat Kittaneh, business director MEA, Sony Mobile Communications, discloses details about the Xperia Z2, set to hit shelves next month.

Sony Reveals Xperia Z2 Launch Date

The manufacturer’s latest premium device will be launched roughly six months after its predecessor the Z1.

Around 181 Firms Join TECOM’s ICT Cluster In 2013

Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone recorded strong growth in 2013, TECOM said.

In-Room IPads For Address Hotels’ Guests

New tech move allows guests to access hotel services and make spa, golf and movie bookings