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Flydubai Partners With Microsoft To Launch App For Passenger Check-In

Through the use of the app, check-in time will be reduced to two minutes per passenger, the airline said.

Sony Launches Dual SIM Xperia C3, Priced Dhs1,199 In The UAE

Billed as being the ‘world’s best selfie smartphone,’ the C3 will be released in the UAE at the end of August.

Etihad Partners With Google To Register On Flight Search Tool

Google’s Flight Search tool allows users to check out flight schedules and live ticket prices.

Microsoft Says Disrupts Cybercrime Rings With Roots In Kuwait, Algeria

The operation targeted traffic involving malicious software known as Bladabindi and Jenxcus, which were written and distributed by developers in Kuwait and Algeria.

Facebook Scores Record One Billion Interactions For World Cup

The tournament is set to break new records as the biggest social media event to date.

The Cloud Is Coming With Unprecedented Market Growth In 2014

This year, the total expenditure on cloud spending is set to reach $100 billion, with the market growing by a quarter.

Google Plans TVs, Cars And Watches Beyond Smartphones

Google’s free Android software runs on more than three out of every four smartphones sold globally.

BlackBerry’s Affordable Z3 Smartphone To Launch In UAE In July

The phone, BlackBerry’s new android app-compatible model, will be priced at Dhs899.

Dhs14,750 Antares Smartphone Launches in UAE

The luxury device from Tonini Lamborghini will be available across 10 Dubai stores from tomorrow.

GCC Consumers Won’t Sacrifice Privacy for Technology Benefits

Study reveals a disparity in consumer’s privacy expectations and where they believe responsibility for their privacy lies.

Apple’s iPhone 5 Named UAE’s Most Popular Smartphone In Q1 2014

Samsung Galaxy S3 was the second most commonly used smartphone with 2.7 per cent of market share, followed by iPhone 5s that had 2.5 per cent share, official data reveals.

Apple’s iWatch May Come In Multiple Designs – Report

Taiwan’s Quanta will begin mass production of Apple’s first smartwatches from July, in time for an October launch, sources say.

Facebook Website Returns To Service After Crash

The cause of the outage was not immediately known.

Amazon Launches 3D “Fire” Phone

The 4.7-inch phone comes with four front-facing cameras and is priced at $649 contract-free.

Apple Settles E-book Antitrust Case With US States, Others

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and five publishers in April 2012, accusing them of working together illegally to increase e-book prices.

Hackers Warn Of Cyber Attacks On Oil Companies In Saudi, UAE, Qatar

The threat has been issued by Anonymous, a politically motivated group of hacktivists, according to Symantec.

Up to 25% Of Top 50 Global Banks Will Launch A Banking App Store by 2016 – Gartner

Banks need to adopt a more simplified approach to apps in order for customers to fully grasp the concept, says Gartner.

DEWA Says All Services Now Available On Smart Devices

DEWA’s customers conducted around 3.3 million transactions in 2013 through its website and smart app, its chief executive said.

LinkedIn Could Face Customer Lawsuit Over Email Addresses

A US district judge said that customers may pursue claims that the networking site violated their right of publicity.

Facebook Expands Users’ Ad Targeting Profiles With Website Data

The move could further inflame concerns about how the social networking site treats personal privacy.

Mobile Subscriptions In MEA Region To Reach 1.9bn In 2019

By 2019, 50 per cent of handset subscriptions in the Middle East and Africa will be for smartphones.

Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 Launch In UAE, Saudi

The 630, priced at Dhs599, and the 930, priced at Dhs2199, are the first Lumia devices that run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1.

GCC Firms Slow To Catch Up With BYOD

Survey finds data security to be the biggest concern preventing companies from cloud adoption.

Seven Month Gap Between Business Wants and IT Delivery In UAE

IT decision makers see the gap between needs and delivery having significant consequences for UAE companies, a study has found.

UAE Government Launches Official YouTube Channel

The channel will serve as an official source of news on the federal government’s activities.

UAE Banks Launch Mobile Wallet Programme

The first phase of the project will include putting in place mobile payments and a money transfer platform for smartphones.

Twitter In Talks To Buy Online Music Firm SoundCloud

Twitter’s renewed interest in music-streaming companies comes after Apple Inc acquired Beats for $3 billion.

Middle East E-Commerce Sales To Reach $15bn By 2015

E-commerce is booming but limited number of players in the industry and logistical challenges are hindering the sector’s growth.

Facebook Acquires Mobile Data Plan Firm Pryte

Pryte’s service seeks to make it easier for consumers without wireless data plans to use online services by selling short-term passes.

Sony Xperia T3 Smartphone To Launch In UAE In July, Priced Dhs1799

Billed as being ‘ultra-slim’, Sony’s next generation Xperia comes in a stainless steel frame and weighs 148gms.