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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.

April 1, 2014

People using the cards will now pay LL50 instead of LL100 for every minute of call time from a landline and LL100 instead of LL200 from a mobile line
09:05 GMT

The Telecommunications Ministry has slashed by up to 50 percent the price of local and international phone calls made through prepaid cards issued by the state-run telecom provider Ogero.

Acer H5380BD, high brightness livingroom projector
08:38 GMT
(press release)

Acer announced the availability of the Acer H5380BD - dubbed the living room projector.

March 31, 2014

During the event
09:51 GMT
(press release)

Huawei,a leading global ICT solutions provider, has kicked off a nation-wide Cloud Innovation Road Show collaborating with representatives from the government and private sector.

The overarching patent battle between Apple and Samsung shows no sign of slowing, after mediation talks failed yet again ahead of the trial.
07:09 GMT

Samsung’s legal tactic mimics Apple’s lyrical retelling of the “revolutionary” iPhone’s creation by its late founder Steve Jobs at the 2012 trial.

March 30, 2014

Mr. Bocar A. BA, Chief Executive Officer, SAMENA Telecommunications
12:04 GMT
(press release)

SAMENA Telecommunications Council was a key participant at The Telecommunications Regulatory Conference 2014 under the theme, “Next Generation Fixed Broadband Networks and Services: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Nawras Beach Football Tournament
11:12 GMT

After an exciting finals day, the winners of the third annual Nawras Beach Football Tournament were celebrating with the crowds.

The rise in expenditure is primarily driven by official initiatives to offer more government services online and on mobile platforms
10:51 GMT

Business IT spending in the UAE is forecast to reach $4.36 billion in 2014, increasing 8.3 per cent year-on-year, according to a report from International Data Corporation (IDC).

UAE's government seeks to become an entirely Smart Government by mid-2015 (File Archive)
08:19 GMT

Etisalat is now upgrading smartphone service up to 3g for Emirati customers for whopping $82.

The success of Souq.com and the promising survey results of MasterCard and PayPal have raised more positivity about the acceptance of such e-commerce web portals
06:11 GMT

Souq.com, an aptly named domain for the Arabic term for ‘shopping markets’, was started nearly around a decade ago in 2005 and formed one of the major revolutionising business paradigm for the Middle Eastern region.

March 28, 2014

The store features over 100 smart applications developed by the UAE local and federal agencies to provide services to about 700 customers in a single location.
23:43 GMT

Shaikh Mohammed said: “The aim is to make smart services part of the daily life of the society. The smarter the services are, the happier people become.”

March 27, 2014

Nawras and Ooredoo
06:29 GMT

Ooredoo is set to take its network transformation strategy to the next level, using network sharing to help maximise the impact of its modernisation programme.

March 26, 2014

Mustafa Salameh the first Jordanian to climb Mount Everest
09:16 GMT
(press release)

LG Electronics recently granted inspirational Jordanian climber, Mustafa Salameh in his latest adventure, a climb to the North Pole, a Host of its Smart Technologies.

Earth Hour Nawras Customer Care
06:47 GMT

Nawras is taking the pledge to ‘go green’ by participating in Earth Hour for the fifth consecutive year.

March 25, 2014

The new app is designed to curb the frequency of blackouts expected during Egypt's summer months (File Archive)
14:36 GMT

Egypt's Electrical Agency has launched an internet application that is designed to help Egyptians reduce their electricity consumption ahead of the summer blackout season.

Nawras road safety campaign
12:25 GMT

Nawras secured no less than three bronze category awards at this year’s Dubai Lynx Awards for outstanding creativity and approach in communicating its road safety campaign.