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UAE mobile network changes name again: Here’s why

Written by on 30 January 2020

The UAE Network (Etisalat) provider on Thursday changed its network name to ‘NTD DAY ETISALAT’. As a part of World NTD Day, an awareness day for addressing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). More than 250 global civil society advocates, community leaders, health experts, and policymakers will unite today in Abu Dhabi to kick off a decisive […]

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UAE advances to first rank globally in internet

Written by on 27 May 2019

UAE’s telecom companies on Monday changed their network names to ‘UAENUMBER1’ after the country jumped to the first place from the 104th spot globally in the internet and telephony level of competition. UAE’s remarkable climb up the charts was revealed in the Knowledge Index Report, which was recently published by the United Nations Development Programme […]

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Facebook shutting down group video chat app

Written by on 5 May 2019

While facebook has been adding Group video chat features to its other platforms like Instagram and Messenger, they have decided to shut down a clone of the main Group video chat app called “Houseparty”, which is a virtual hangout for its users in a group. The clone app called “Bonfire” which Facebook began testing in […]

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iPhones to sport 3-camera setup, 12MP selfie shooter

Written by on 22 April 2019

Apple is planning to upgrade camera resolution and setup in iPhones, to be unveiled this year. While the front camera would be upgraded from 7MP to 12MP, triple-camera setup would be implemented in the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a new super-wide 12MP lens. Both super-wide and front camera lenses will be coated […]

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Use Siri with caution

Written by on 10 April 2019

Apple’s Siri feature might be dangerous to users, and should to be taken to caution, even on a locked device. According to Quartz, a security flaw in Apple’s iOS can easily let anyone to send a message or make a phone call on someone else locked device by saying ‘Hey Siri’. However, to take advantage of […]

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New privacy setting for WhatsApp groups

Written by on 4 April 2019

WhatsApp announced a new privacy setting and Group invite system to give users more control over who could add them to a Group. On the Privacy menu under Groups, users would get three options to select from – ‘Nobody’, ‘My Contacts’ or ‘Everyone’. “The ‘Nobody’ option means you’ll have to approve joining every group to […]

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WhatsaApp improves widely used feature

Written by on 1 April 2019

  Sending voice notes over WhatsApp is a widely used feature. As users, we know how we have to tap the play button each time we have to listen to the new note sent by another party. To solve this problem, WhatsApp is working towards a new feature that will automatically enable the playing of […]

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Solar power in sharjah parks?

Written by on 24 March 2019

Solar panels are said to be used in 2 parks in Sharjah. This scheme ensures sustainable development and to use more green power in the public entities. The municipality also announced on its official Instagram account, that the 50 lights installed in the different areas of Al Nakheel Park were to be controlled by a […]

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