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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.

January 5, 2014

Samsung Electronics
08:16 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics announced the release of its 2014 Samsung Smart Control, the updated version of its Smart TV remote control featuring faster and more accurate control features.

LG curved OLED TV
05:45 GMT
(press release)

LG Electronics’ (LG) Smart TV advanced speech and finger gesture recognition functions have been validated by globally respected product testing and inspection body, Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

January 1, 2014

In the latest instance of a Silicon Valley tech company being drawn into the shadowy activities of the National Security Agency, Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday denied any involvement in the spy agency's alleged efforts to hack into and monitor iPhones.
15:37 GMT

According to leaked documents, shared publicly by Der Spiegel and security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, the NSA's program lets the agency do a wide range of things on someone's iPhone, including reading text messages and personal contacts

December 31, 2013

In the fourth quarter, the UAE market will experience a year-on-year growth of more than 81 per cent to 396,677 units. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
08:08 GMT

The tablet market in the UAE is expected to grow by more than 16 per cent in 2014 to 1.7 million units compared to 1.46 million units in 2013.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3
07:46 GMT
(press release)

Middle East consumer demands are continuing to evolve and as we prepare for the start of a new year, the consumer electronics industry in particular is poised for significant changes as more people demand increased power and portability from their devices.

Wolfgang Wemhoff, Nawras Chief Technology Officer
05:00 GMT

Nawras has successfully activated the third 3G+ Data Carrier on U900 along the Al Batinah coastline to complete the last 2013 Turbocharging milestone.

December 30, 2013

During the meeting, the board referred to KHC and Prince Alwaleed’s combined investment in Twitter that has increased from $300 million to around $1.2 billion since Twitter’s IPO in November 2013.
16:29 GMT

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), held a board meeting at the company’s headquarters in Riyadh.

Fast Link will establish its telecom regional headquarters in Bahrain in 2014 (File Archive/Shutterstock)
11:56 GMT

Telecom company Fast Link Group is opening its regional office in Bahrain in 2014.

BlackBerry decided to pull the update after users reported loading issues and crashes.
03:55 GMT

The struggling company said Twitter version 10.2.2 has been removed from BlackBerry World due to user reported issues.

December 29, 2013

Over 98 percent of malware viruses target Android users in Jordan (Shutterstock)
12:26 GMT

Recent reports released this week show that Jordan is a high risk country for malware infections, with 98 percent of the IT viruses targeting Android users.

ASUS
10:43 GMT

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Poseidon GTX 780 with DirectCU H2O, a new graphics card with an exclusive hybrid thermal solution that enables extremely efficient cooling by either air or water.

During the event
09:45 GMT
(press release)

LG Electronics recently hosted the Korean fashion expert “Kim Hong Ki” in a tour to the Middle East, specifically Jordan which also included a visit of two leading Jordanian universities.

December 26, 2013

VIVA employees donating blood
05:59 GMT
(press release)

VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, organized today a blood drive for its employees in collaboration with the Central Blood Bank (CBB).

December 24, 2013

Masar Graduation
10:21 GMT

du celebrated the graduation of the latest batch of Masar graduate trainees 2013.

Viva
09:08 GMT
(press release)

VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced today the launch of HD Voice, an exclusive free service that offers superior network voice capabilities to all VIVA customers.