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A Saudi woman films an Islamic ceremony on her phone (File/AFP)
October 15, 2014 - 11:24 GMT
Saudis love using their phones! The kingdom's market is the largest in the Middle East with 53 million subscriptions in 2013 alone.

September 28, 2014

Airlines will also need to certify their planes aren't affected by transmission signals before allowing devices to be used.
04:55 GMT

"Basically we are saying you can have it switched on, and it's up to the airline first to allow you," Maragakis said.

September 26, 2014

Apple is facing claims that its new thinner iPhones can bend out of shape in the pocket.
00:05 GMT

Pictures and videos of warped and damaged iPhones swept the Internet as hundreds of users realised their new smartphones were ruined.

September 25, 2014

Hazem Mulhim, CEO, EastNets
09:33 GMT
(press release)

EastNets, a leading global provider of compliance and payments solutions for the financial services industry, will showcase its advanced anti-money laundering (AML) solutions at Sibos 2014.

Jordan has the highest rates of ICT services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
05:55 GMT

Around 7 per cent of the Kingdom’s population work in the ICT sector, whereas the regional rate does not exceed 4 per cent.

Nawras Dealer event in Dhofar
05:26 GMT

Nawras has recorded impressive sales figures during this year’s Salalah Tourism Festival with a 20% increase in modems, 66% increase in SIM cards and recharge sales more than doubling compared to last year.

The launch of the Passport, which boasts a big square screen and a unique touch-sensitive tactile keyboard, will kick off a frenzied spell for Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry.
04:55 GMT

BlackBerry is set to launch the Passport early on Wednesday in Toronto, with simultaneous events also being held in London and Dubai.

September 23, 2014

Lenovo VIBE smartphones
10:49 GMT
(press release)

Lenovo yesterday announced the latest additions to its VIBE line of premium smartphones in the region – the stunning VIBE X2 and VIBE Z2.

ASUS
06:15 GMT

ASUS today announced Strix GTX 980 and Strix GTX 970, all-new gaming graphics cards packed with exclusive ASUS technologies.

September 22, 2014

During the event
10:30 GMT
(press release)

In line with Canon Middle East’s efforts to promote sustainable living has partnered with the Emirates Green Building Council to support initiatives in the UAE regarding renewable resources and conservation.

Jason Nolet, Vice President of the Switching, Routing, and Analytics products group, Brocade
07:11 GMT
(press release)

Brocade today announced that it has acquired the network visibility and analytics technology assets of privately held Vistapointe with offices in the US, Ireland, and India in an all-cash transaction.

September 21, 2014

Sheriff Rizwan, CEO and founder of ALSHOP.com, the first online retailer to sell the devices on Friday, said that it is a blockbuster sale so far.
15:31 GMT

“We got around 200 pieces on Friday afternoon and it was sold out within 20 minutes. Around 40 pre-booked customers flew in from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Jordan and Kuwait to collect their devices,” he said.

September 18, 2014

HealthKit gathers data such as blood pressure and weight from various health apps on Apple devices, and can be viewed by doctors at one place.
14:04 GMT

Meanwhile, the California tech giant said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads.

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android and iOS
10:07 GMT
(press release)

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global developer of cyber security software, today announced the availability of the latest versions of its consumer mobile security solution, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android and iOS.

ASUS
06:17 GMT

ASUS today announced new workstation motherboard Z10PE-D8 WS based on the Intel C612 chipset and with dual processor sockets ready for the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product families.

September 17, 2014

Huawei at GITEX
08:51 GMT
(press release)

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced a full program of activities to help ‘Build a Better Connected World’ at this year’s GITEX Technology Week.