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BlackBerry To Cut 4,500 Jobs As Z10 Fizzles

The Canadian phone manufacturer is slashing up to 40 per cent of its global workforce as sales drop.

UAE Firms Not Proactive About Cyber Threats

Experts said that having a reactive approach to cyber threats will prove expensive in the long run.

BlackBerry’s New Phone Z30 To Launch In Middle East Next Week

The new touchscreen device boasts a five-inch display and a 1.7 gigahertz processor.

Prince Alwaleed To Retain Twitter Stake, Sees IPO By Early 2014

The Saudi billionaire invested $300 million in the social media giant in late 2011.

Timeline: The Apple iPhone From Origin To iPhone 5S

Gulf Business traces the lineage of the iPhone 5S back to its initial concept.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal: What Does It Mean For BlackBerry?

Peter Garnry, equity strategist at Saxo Bank, asks what does the Nokia-Microsoft deal mean for the mobile market.

Apple Launches iPhone 5S And $99 iPhone 5C

The new phones will be available in the US from September 20.

iMENA Invests $8m In Hellofood For ME Expansion

iMENA Holdings and Rocket Internet have partnered to invest in the regional operations of Hellofood, a global food ordering service.

iPhone 5S Expected To Launch In UAE By Year-End

Apple’s next generation iPhone is estimated to have a November or December launch in the UAE, say retailers.

Apple iPhone 5S – Leaks And Rumours

Leaked pictures have fuelled speculation that the phone will have a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner.

Du-Google Partnership Aims To Bolster UAE SMEs

Research shows that out of the 200,000 SMEs in the UAE, only 10 per cent have an online presence.

IFA 2013: Panasonic Launches First HDMI 2.0 TV; Sony Unveils Xperia Z1

Tech showcase acts as global launch pad for new products.

LinkedIn Crosses One Million Members In Saudi

Private and public sector firms in the Kingdom are increasingly using LinkedIn for recruitment, the company said.

McAfee Opens First Cyber Defence Centre In Dubai

The centre aims to reduce the response time in the event of a cyber crisis in the Middle East.

Microsoft Acquires Nokia’s Phone Business For $7.2bn

The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

Web-Based Apps Pose Tricky Problem For Saudi Monitors

The number of Twitter users in Saudi Arabia nearly doubled in six months to 2.9 million in July 2012, amounting to a little over 10 per cent of the population

Can You Take Legal Action In The UAE If Your Phone Is Faulty?

Data lost cannot be replaced or compensated through legal means, say experts.

Apple Named Top Tablet Producer In ME, Africa

Tablet shipments during the second quarter of this year exceeded PC shipments owing to increased android device users, IDC said.

New York Times, Twitter Hacked By Syrian Group

The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group supporting the Syrian government, claimed credit for the attacks.

The World’s Most Popular Search Engines

Google is not the only search engine on the web. Here are some others also worth a try.

Dubai Hospitals To Offer Android Tablets To Patients

Deployment of android tablets will help in building smart hospitals in Dubai, said a top DHA official.

BlackBerry Launches Gold BB Q10 In UAE

The special edition smartphone, priced at Dhs3,799, will be available in white with a gold-coloured stainless steel frame.

Apple To Release New iPhone On September 10 – Reports

The US tech giant is also expected to unveil a new cheaper version of the device next month.

UAE Residents Spend Dhs10,000 Annually On Gadgets

A recent study found 68 per cent of UAE residents spend at least Dhs10,000 every year on technology, with 71 per cent admitting they are addicted.

Majority Of ME Travellers Carry Phones On Holidays

A study by Visa finds regional travellers are “addicted” to their devices with 33 per cent using them to check-in online while abroad.

LG Launches Flagship Optimus G Pro In UAE

The Optimus G Pro, priced at Dhs1,999, comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and a 13MP rear camera.

Revealed: Top 10 Tech Companies In The World

IBM tops the global list of the world’s biggest ICT companies as ranked by Booz & Co

Samsung Beats Apple To Become Most Profitable Phone Vendor In Q2

The Korean company’s operating profit for its handset division stood at $5.2 billion in the second quarter of the year.

UAE Thwarts Cyber Attacks Targeting Government Sites

The cyber attacks reportedly originated from Egypt.

Middle East Internet Users Addicted To Social Media

A majority of the internet users polled said they preferred virtual communication over face-to-face or telephone conversations.