Christmas season has taken over the country. The stars in the night sky are twinkling with the distinctly vivid brilliance of the season – all the way from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah, and from Al Ain to Ras al-Khaimah. Shops and homes are bustling with the Christmas excitement, engulfed in the ether of the ever-floating Christmas tunes. Green and merry Christmas trees are popping up all decorated and glittery in homes, hotels, shopping malls & retails outlets all around the country.
The first ever Google Doodle was a zany message for users (in the case of a server crash) that Larry Page and Sergey Brin were away on vacation. Two years later, the second doodle celebrating Bastille Day was created by current webmaster Dennis Hwang at the duo’s request. It caught on so well that what began as an impulsive idea is now a tradition for celebrating holidays, anniversaries, and famous people.
No other company likes digging deep into its pockets and spending dollars on acquiring new companies as Google does. Google has acquired all kinds of companies, from robots, gaming, mapping companies to security agencies, artificial intelligence, facial recognition to self-driven cars; the list is quite endless.
As the Apple-FBI battle in the United States grinds to an unexpected halt or what could be a turbulent beginning, the world is propelled into an all new conversation about privacy and encryption in the digital world. Today, the internet is littered with mines like snoopers, hackers, spammers or even governments waiting to grab your private data at a moment’s notice.
The UAE is one of the most rapidly diversifying economies in the world. Following on the heels of scores of visionary policy changes by the government in recent years, foreign and domestic investors have singled out the country as one of best places to set up a business in the region. One of the easiest and fastest ways for businesses to establish a marketplace and sell their products is by setting up an ecommerce website.
Nine months after Microsoft rolled out Windows 10, Facebook is officially taking it on. The social networking giant is bringing Facebook and Messenger to Windows 10 desktop, and Instagram to Windows 10 mobile. The apps are designed for the operating system and will display as Live Tiles.
For Android users, upgrading their devices is an inconvenient process involving Google, device makers and mobile operators. Understandably, many choose to stick to the versions operating on their mobiles.