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Celebrity Hacking Clouds Apple’s Upcoming Product Launch

In the wake of a security breach, cybersecurity experts and mobile developers have called out inadequacies in Apple’s and, more generally, cloud-services security.

The UAE Should Publish More Data Online – UN Expert

The UAE needs to make more public information available online to improve its ranking on the UN e-government survey, an official said.

Samsung Finally Gives In To The Clamour For Metal, But Is It Too Late?

Saad Elkhadem, research analyst at IDC ME, Turkey and Africa explores the changing dynamics in Samsung and Apple’s battle for smartphone supremacy.

Apple Invites Media To September Event; New iPhones Expected

Apple is expected to reveal the latest line of its best-selling smartphones and its much anticipated smartwatch at an event on September 9.

Samsung Unveils Smartwatch That Can Make Calls Without A Phone

The Gear S has a 2-inch curved display and offers features like WiFi connectivity, pedestrian navigation and a built-in GPS.

Apple Planning 12.9-Inch iPad For 2015

Apple has been working with its suppliers for over a year on larger touch-screen devices, Bloomberg reported.

Game Over: Has Sony’s PS4 Won The Console War?

Figures indicate that the PlayStation 4 has performed much better than its rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One.

Amazon Buys Live Video Startup Twitch For $970m

The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.

Sony PlayStation Network Taken Down By Attack

The company said that no personal information of the network was accessed in the attack.

Sony Launches ‘World’s Most Waterproof Phone’ Xperia M2 Aqua In UAE

The mid-range phone, priced at Dhs1299, comes with most of the same features as the Xperia M2.

Google Considering YouTube, Gmail Accounts For Kids

Internet companies such as Google and Facebook Inc do not offer their services to children under 13.

Apple Plans Flagship Store In The UAE

US-based company has posted advertisements for several positions in the UAE.

HTC Launches Affordable Models – Desire 516, Desire 616 In UAE

The 516 is priced at Dhs799, while the 616 retails for Dhs949.

Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs As Forecast Falls Flat

The latest round of layoffs is at least the third workforce reduction in about as many years.

New iPhone 6 Photos Leaked As Expected Launch Date of Sept 9 Looms

Leaks suggest that Apple’s latest smartphone will have a larger screen, rounded edges and recessed volume controls.

Samsung, Apple End Patents Battle Outside US

The agreement ends patent disputes in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and the UK.

Lenovo Reveals September UAE Launch For New VIBE Z2 Pro Smartphone

The new device comes with a 6-inch screen and a 16MP rear camera and offers several photography features.

Apple To Hold iPhone-Related Event On September 9 – Report

Analysts and media reports have said Apple may launch two iPhone models with 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens this year.

BlackBerry Opens Up BBM To Windows Phone Users

The Canadian firm has been lately touting new BBM features in a bid to make it a more viable messaging tool for corporate clients.

Tech Threats Push CIOs To The Fore

Increased reliance on IT systems within firms is expanding their role and responsibilities, but the transition is far from simple.

Apple Asks Suppliers To Produce Up To 80m Large-Screen iPhones

The forecast for the iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays is much larger than the initial order last year for iPhone 5S and 5C models, says report.

India’s Tech Mahindra Forms JV To Expand Saudi Operations

The Indian firm will have 51 per cent ownership in the joint venture called Tech Mahindra Arabia while Saudi-based Midad will have a 49 per cent stake.

Microsoft Plans To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs

The company is reducing the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trimming down other operations.

Samsung Faces Rising Pressure As Apple Readies iPhone 6

Research firm says the eight-month-old iPhone 5s outsold the Galaxy S5 in May, although Samsung’s flagship device was only released in late March.

Five Minutes With… Steve Rotter, VP Digital Marketing, Brightcove

Video content is playing an increasingly important role in online advertising, marketing and brand awareness, says Steve Rotter, VP Digital Marketing, Brightcove.

Middle East Tech Start-Ups Lure Large VC Funds

The Middle East is catching the eye of venture capitalist (VC) firms eager to cash in on the growing number of tech start-ups in the region.

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.