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The online application serves as a single-window, one-stop shop to view and download smart government services
April 8, 2014 - 10:00 GMT
The new UAE Smart Government App Store has been highly rated by users since its official launch on March 27.

February 16, 2014

SAMENA Council
10:06 GMT
(press release)

The South Asia, Middle East, North Africa region’s SAMENA Telecommunication Council unveiled its Leaders Roundtable (SALT) initiative.

Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo
09:12 GMT
(press release)

Ooredoo announced an incredible upgrade for its Shahry Pack service, with the launch of #ShahrySmart Packs, following on from the announcement of 4G access for free earlier in the month.

ASUS
06:57 GMT

ASUS today announced R7 265 DirectCU II, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R7 265 graphics-processing unit (GPU).

Microsoft
06:21 GMT
(press release)

Microsoft Jordan held on Thursday 13 February, 2014, its Windows VIP Summit at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman.

Ammar Al-Lawati, Nawras Senior Product Manager - Finance
06:01 GMT
(press release)

Nawras customers can now get a new smartphone or other device with zero down-payment and 0% interest, when paying with a bank muscat credit card.

February 13, 2014

Trend Micro
08:57 GMT
(press release)

According to Trend Micro Incorporated’s 2013 annual threat roundup report, “Cashing in on Digital Information,” security breaches, cyber criminals, and organized attacks made it nearly impossible to keep personal and financial data private.

February 12, 2014

The Mina Abdullah I refinery package will be executed by a consortium of Samsung Engineering (43 per cent), UK’s Petrofac(47 per cent) and CB&I Netherland B.V.(10 per cent)
08:39 GMT

Samsung Engineering said on Wednesday it had won a $3.8 billion contract from Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to build the Mina Abdullah I refinery of Clean Fuels Project (CFP).

Pink Huawei Ascend P6
07:20 GMT
(press release)

Designed for ultimate elegance, the Ascend P6 is the world’s slimmest handset, is perfect for the style conscious fashionistas!

"I am unaware of any such talks, and I have no idea where the media found this,"Viber Media Inc. CEO Talmon Marco said.
03:55 GMT

In the past, Viber kept quiet about its Israeli connection, because the company is very active in Arab countries, and apparently feared the Arab boycott

In a bid for UAE residents to feel totally secure, the agenda includes reducing the response time for emergency calls to four minutes.
03:55 GMT

A free smartphone app designed to let parents keep tabs on their children is now available in the UAE, the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday.

February 11, 2014

During the event
11:28 GMT
(press release)

VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator revealed the new VIVA Dawri shields and medals which will be used in all future matches, both locally and abroad.

Samsung Electronics
10:46 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics announced the launch of “Search for the original campaign” in Jordan, to raise awareness on the importance of using original mobile phone accessories.

Microsoft
10:38 GMT
(press release)

Microsoft Jordan launched its Technology Rocks! competition in collaboration with Nokia Jordan.

LG Mobile
05:55 GMT
(press release)

The LG Mobile Communications Company (LG) announced consolidated revenues shipping 13.2 million Smartphones during the fourth quarter of 2013.

February 10, 2014

“The UAE will try to deliver its government services through drones. This is the first project of its kind in the world,” Gergawi said, according to Reuters news agency.
16:50 GMT

Services would initially include delivery of identity cards, driving licenses and other permits, the news agency reported.