Gartner predicts $3.8 trillion 2015 IT spend

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total $3.8 trillion in 2015, a 2.4 percent increase from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

BlackBerry CEO Chen demands app neutrality

BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants net neutrality to extend to content and applications, so that developers of apps for Android and iOS will be mandated to develop on the BlackBerry platform as well.

Huawei President and Founder Ren Zhengfei

Huawei Founder: ‘I don’t understand tech or finance’

U.S. security concerns may still haunt the reputation of Huawei Technologies, but the Chinese company’s Founder and President Ren Zhengfei brushed off any involvement in state-sponsored cyber espionage in a rare interview on Thursday.


Etisalat launches mobile data bonus

Etisalat has launched a service allowing customers to gift mobile data packages to family and friends and receive 10 percent bonus data as a reward for every package they gift.


Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Microsoft has unveiled its long-anticipated Windows 10 operating system, as well as two new devices designed to extend the Windows experience.

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan, the support and warranty extensions Apple has long sold to consumers and businesses.

Fuelling up

It takes more than just full tanks to keep the UAE up and running. Ali Abdul Aziz Al Ali, Vice President, Information Technology Division, ADNOC Distribution, lets us in on the company’s many projects, and what filling up will look like in the future.

The road to 5G

Is 5G a long way away? A lack of unifying standards, complex technology and spectrum auctions, alongside a lack of necessity will only see 5G go mainstream by 2023, but there is already a lot of hype around the technology.

The $29 Nokia 215 – a neat phone for the masses

Initially shipping the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe, the Nokia 215 doesn’t need to be a smartphone to tick all the right boxes.


Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.

  • Lenovo launches four new phones, Vibe Z best offering

    In a flurry of budget also-ran device releases from Lenovo, the newly-unveiled Vibe Z stands out. Not only is it the company’s first LTE-compatible phone, it also boasts some quality mobile innards to boot.

  • HP Spectre 13 review: a welcome return to the basics

    HP’s Spectre 13 runs Windows 8, but it doesn’t contort, flip, swivel, or do any of the other impractical tricks that look so fun in advertisements. It’s not a tablet strapped to a dock, or a tablet with a keyboard cover, either. It’s just a regular ol’ Ultrabook. A very, very good Ultrabook.

  • Lab tested: new Mac Pro is the speedster we’ve been waiting for

    Our tests of a $6799 configure-to-order Mac Pro show – as expected – that the new system is better-suited to people making their living using professional apps like Final Cut Pro than everyday users working in consumer apps like iMovie.

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