Apple unveils first Macs powered by its own chips

Written on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 06:16
Apple has revealed its first Mac computers powered by chips of its own design. The California-based tech giant unveiled its M1 chip and the first computers that will run on it: a new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. However, the launch failed to excite investors. Apple’s value varied during the performance, with shares dropping and the big reveal failing to stall the decline. It would seem investors were unsurprised by the new product line, but this may…

Huawei to launch new smart glasses in November

Written on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 11:27
Huawei will launch its second model of smart glasses, the Gentle Monster Eyewear II, on 6 November. The connected wearable comes with a voice-controlled digital assistant and built-in speakers and will sell for a recommend price of EUR 329 (AED 1400). This is Huawei's second collaboration with the Korean eyewear brand, and the new model upgrades the semi-open speaker to optimize sound for taking calls and listening to music without sound leakage. The glasses feature the same technology as its…

Apple’s latest lineup: what did analysts think?

Written on Thursday, 15 October 2020 05:21
Apple introduced its latest iPhone lineup, with 5G as the exciting new feature of the iPhone 12 family. The Californian tech giant launched four new iPhone models with varying price points and display sizes at the event, including an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Although most of the features were expected prior to the event, the consensus among analysts is that the 5G compatibility will be one of the key drivers of…

Is the market ready for Apple’s 5G iPhone?

Written on Sunday, 11 October 2020 10:26
Although still limited in scope, 5G networks are here. The only issue, apart from living in a compatible location and being on a compatible network, is that you also need a 5G-enabled phone too. Most phone makers have now released 5G devices but we're still awaiting the first 5G-enabled iPhone. Apple is expected to unveil a keenly anticipated iPhone 12 line-up starring models tuned to super-fast new 5G telecom networks. The smartphone giant scheduled an online event for October 13…

Emirates partners with Huawei to boost mobile app experience

Written on Wednesday, 09 September 2020 11:15
Emirates has announced a collaboration with Huawei to promote the Emirates app to Huawei phone users and build a more convenient and rewarding experience for passengers as travel demand recovers in the post-pandemic era. Since January 2020, Emirates passengers have been downloading the Emirates app (Android version) at AppGallery and benefiting from its rich range of functions. The recent enhanced collaboration between the two parties extends the shared platform to include SmartCard Integration, providing a quick booking option for Emirates…

Apple delays iOS 14 launch due to new privacy feature

Written on Sunday, 06 September 2020 07:35
Apple has announced the delay of the implementation of its new anti-tracking feature, designed to ensure that apps and websites don’t track users without their consent. This will mean that apps will need to ask users for their permission to access the ad-tracking ID on iPads and iPhones. However, this has been delayed as it was meant to be part of Apple’s latest iOS 14 update which was set to be released in autumn 2020. Apple has disclosed that these…

BlackBerry mobile phones are back

Written on Thursday, 20 August 2020 12:47
The BlackBerry keyboard dethroned by touchscreens will live on in a new 5G smartphone planned for release next year, according to a deal between OnwardMobility and Foxconn Technology Group. Texas-based OnwardMobility will work with a Foxconn Technology Group subsidiary on a BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android software and tailored for 5G networks, the companies said in a joint release. BlackBerry announced early this year that Chinese electronics group TCL will no longer have rights to design, make or sell its…

PC sales surge during coronavirus crisis, reports show

Written on Sunday, 12 July 2020 07:33
PC sales surged in the June quarter, driven by higher demand from workers and students forced to study and work from home amid the coronavirus, according to preliminary data from two industry-research firms. Global PC shipments rose 11% to 72.3 million in the quarter, with the U.S. posting its highest quarterly-shipment volume in more than a decade, according to preliminary data from International Data Corp (IDC) and Gartner. "The strong demand driven by work-from-home as well as e-learning needs has…

Apple unveils its own processors for Macs

Written on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:16
Apple has announced plans to create its own processors for Mac computers, marking a giant shift in the company's strategy. The company made many announcements at its annual developer conference, which it held virtually for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest update for the iPhone, iOS 14, was also launched which includes a new home-screen layout and a new feature that lets you use functions from an app without launching the full version. Apple said it…
Chinese tech giant Huawei announced that its new smartphone will include built-in sensors that can measure body temperature. The fever can be an early indicator of infection during times like these where the COVID-19 pandemic is a major concern. Huawei intends to integrate this thermometer in the Honor Play 4 Pro phone. The infrared technology built into the smartphone will have the ability to measure temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius. In a video posted on Chinese social media site…

HUAWEI’s AppGallery gains great traction in UAE

Written on Thursday, 07 May 2020 09:49
Huawei’s AppGallery, the tech giant’s official app platform and the world’s third largest app marketplace, has captured the attention of users across the UAE despite it being a relatively new player to the market. Huawei achieved this by adopting a “glocal” strategy which combined the best attributes of globalized collaboration with those of localized business operations, hence encouraging developers to create innovative and high-quality apps that enhance the experience for users in the Emirates. Designed for all users HUAWEI AppGallery…
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic which has struck the entire world, forcing it into a great global lockdown, social distancing has become key to our survival. This has caused an enormous growth in meeting apps such as Google Hangouts and especially Zoom. Zoom has gained a lot of traction over the past few weeks, especially in the UAE, as the government eased restrictions on various VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) platforms such as Skype for Business and Google Hangouts…
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