Google has removed seven stalker apps that were available on its Play Store as apps for children’s safety or finding stolen phones but were being used to stalk employees, romantic partners or kids. The apps were able to track the surveilled person’s location, collect their contacts, SMS and call... Read more
A new Qatari-US platform has been launched to help match employers across the country and the Middle East with the right staff quickly, and help job seekers find work.  The cutting-edge startup, 9to5.ai meshes together job boards and traditional recruiters, creating a tool where companies can get matched almost... Read more
SEOUL (REUTERS) – Export curbs Japan imposed in its dispute with South Korea will adversely effect global technology companies and hurt the operations of tech giant Samsung in the Texas state capital of Austin, a South Korean government source said on Wednesday (July 17). Japan’s steps are inconsistent with... Read more
Vodafone Qatar has launched a limited-time offer that allows customers to be among the first in the world to connect their homes to 5G. With this, customers can now “GigaPower their homes for free” with Vodafone GigaHome 5G. New customers who subscribe to the GigaHome 5G Classic plan will... Read more
The US may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior US official, in a sign President Donald Trump’s recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly. Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications... Read more
Ooredoo, the region’s leading enabler of digital business innovation, yesterday announced that it has joined forces with malomatia, a leading national provider of IT services and solutions, to enable Qatar’s smart cities’ growth. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoO) to create comprehensive smart cities offering tailored... Read more
General public to follow in September as company aims to tap potential of Middle East market in first-of-its-kind move Apple recently launched an All-Arabic app store for subscribed developers and members of the Apple Beta Software Program, who will test the system before it is made accessible to the... Read more
People will be able to get expert health advice using Amazon Alexa devices under a partnership with the NHS, the government has announced. From this week, the voice-assisted technology is automatically searching the NHS Choices website when UK users ask for health-related advice. Previously the device provided information from... Read more
Electronic tracking bracelets will be introduced early next year to replace incarceration for individuals convicted of minor offences, Justice Minister Bassam Talhouni announced on Monday.  “Electronic tagging for convicts placed under house arrest or for misdemeanour charges will replace detention,” Talhouni told The Jordan Times. The provision relating to... Read more
China’s aerial early warning (AEW) aircraft are 50 percent more efficient than US ones in terms of electromagnetic resources utility, prompting military analysts to say on Sunday that the Chinese aircraft could retain maximum detection and communication capabilities even under strong hostile electromagnetic interference. Tang Xiaobin, a senior scientist... Read more