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Smartphone thefts drop as 'kill switches' installed

Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in three major cities since manufacturers began implementing "kill switches" that allow the phones to be turned off remotely if they are stolen, authorities said. T

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UAE travellers stay 'smart’

There is a deep dependence among modern travellers on their mobile devices – defined as a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop or smartwatch – with 86 per cent of UAE travellers saying their smartphone is "very important/critica

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New GSMA study forecasts smartphone overhaul by 2020

Qatar and UAE are among the top five countries having the highest smartphone adoption rates today (as a percentage of total connections) along with Finland, South Korea and Norway, according to a new study. The study, “Smart

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Smartphones top UAE’s $3.8bn electronics market

UAE households spent an average of Dh4,793 ($1,305) annually on electronics, with smartphones claiming the lion’s share in the country’s Dh14 billion ($3.81 billion) consumer electronics market, a report said. About 92

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Apps let parents control kids’ usage of smartphones

Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices. Usage of smartphones and table

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Axiom, Huawei ink UAE distribution deal

Axiom Telecom has signed a distributor agreement with Huawei, enabling Axiom to retail and distribute smartphones and mobiles from the Chinese ICT brand across the UAE. “Huawei is marking itself out as growing force in the s

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Emirates Gas launches mobile apps

Emirates Gas (Emgas), a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has launched a new application for smartphones, exclusively for its customers and the society at large in the UAE. Fully secure and developed to the h

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Dubai begins move towards smart hospitals

Hospital beds and waiting areas of all Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hospitals, primary health centres and specialty health centres will be equipped with android tablets, said a top official. “The DHA has chalked out a roadma

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Dubai gears up for transform to smart govt

A dedicated team from Dubai Smart Government (DSG) is developing a set of unified guidelines and policies for transformation into a smart government to ensure the provision of easy to use smart services, a top official said. Earli

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Jumbo named UAE distributor for Lenovo phones

Lenovo, a leading PC maker, and Jumbo Electronics, a UAE-based distributor of consumer electronics, signed an agreement that will see Jumbo Electronics distribute Lenovo’s smartphones across retailers in the UAE. Lenovo&rsqu

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