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Apple Allows ‘Approved’ Virtual Currencies In Apps

The company did not provide details on the approved virtual currencies.

Apple To Get Beats, Music Mogul Jimmy Iovine For $3bn

The deal is seen as Apple’s effort to jump-start an uneven attempt to make headway in music streaming.

LG Launches New G3 Smartphone

The lightweight phone features a 5.5-inch quad HD display and a 13MP rear camera.

Australian Apple Users Report Cyber Attack

Cyber attackers have reportedly locked Australian users’ smartphones and demanded payment in return for unlocking them.

Google Building Self-Driving Cars With No Driver Seat, Steering Wheels

Google aims to build up to 200 such cars in the near term.

Internet Users In the Middle East To Reach 197m by 2017

Internet penetration will increase to 51 per cent from 32 per cent in 2012.

Apple iPhone 6 Rumours Begin, Expected To Launch In Fall 2014

Apple’s next generation smartphone is anticipated to have a bigger screen and a better processor.

Samsung May Unveil ‘Watch-Phone’ As Early As June

The new smartwatch will be able to make or receive calls without having to be tethered to a mobile phone, say reports.

Calling All Telecoms Firms In The Middle East

Regional telecom operators are grappling with new business models and growing competition. Enterprise provider SAP says it can help.

Sony CEO: Not Thinking Of Selling Or Shutting TV Business

Sony plans to turn its struggling TV business into a separate entity – Sony Visual Products Inc – within a few months.

Nokia XL On Sale In The UAE, Priced Dhs589

The smartphone is the premium offering within the affordable Nokia-X range.

First Look: Motorola Moto X

You can tell the model to find directions, set an alarm or open YouTube

Sony Xperia Z2 Launches In UAE, Saudi

The waterproof smartphone is priced at Dhs2,699 in the UAE.

The Future of Smartphones

As smartphone penetration levels rise and wearables enter the mainstream, a hyper-connected world is closer than we think.

Yahoo Buys Mobile “Self-Destruct” Messaging App Blink

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

How The CIO Got A Seat At The Table

CompTIA’s Randy Gross explains why IT is becoming more integral to business success.

Dual Screen YotaPhone Smartphone Launches In The Middle East

YotaPhone aims to offer users a unique interactive experience with an additional electronic paper display.

HTC Fights Back, Eyes Larger Market Share

After a poor 2013, the struggling phone maker says it is ready to claw back global market share.

Middle East & Africa Visitors To Grow 11.4% Annually

The Middle East is expected to benefit from the high rate of outbound travel spend by Asian travellers, a study says.

Facebook More Popular Than YouTube – Report

There are 1.3 times more people accessing Facebook on a monthly basis than on YouTube, says a study.

Facebook Launches Mobile Ad Network To Vie With Google, Twitter

The service allows mobile-app makers to insert various types of ads within their software, with Facebook sharing advertising dollars with the developers.

Killing the Heartbleed Bug

It is in everyone’s interest to understand the Heartbleed Bug and its consequences, explains Fatima El Malki, social media manager at Active PR.

Unpatched OS Increasing Vulnerability of Saudi PC Users

Cyber security company Secunia found that 17.4 per cent of users had unpatched versions of WinXP, Win7, Win8 or Windows Vista.

Big Tech Companies Offer Millions To Help With Heartbleed Crisis

Tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft have joined hands with many other firms to help fight the Heartbleed bug.

Apple Resets The Clock As Investors Await Next Big Thing

As other Android-device makers swallow chunks of Apple’s market share, many are impatient to see what Apple can come up with next.

Google Misses Revenue Target, Ad Prices Slide

The average “cost per click” declined nine per cent, as mobile advertising make up a bigger slice of its business.

BlackBerry Buys Minority Stake In Healthcare IT Firm

The smartphone maker has been targeting various niche markets as it attempts to engineer a turnaround and stem losses.

Google Unveils Email Scanning Practices In New Terms Of Service

The company clearly stated that incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads.

Samsung, Apple Struggle To Compete As Smartphones Go Mass-Market

The average selling price of a smartphone globally is seen dropping by more than a fifth by 2018, to $260.

BlackBerry “Losing Money And Burning Cash” – CEO

The Canadian firm may consider exiting handsets and focus on investments, acquisitions and partnerships.