Shin Jong-kyun, Head, Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics

Oracle, Samsung reportedly combining for mobile cloud

Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services.


Microsoft Q4 buoyed by cloud as profit drops

Cloud services like Azure and Office 365 were once again the stalwarts in Microsoft’s quarterly earnings report, with revenue from those products more than doubling from a year earlier.

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CIO 100 Award winners announced

CNME’s inaugural CIO 100 Awards ceremony took place yesterday, honouring the top 100 C-level IT talent from across the region.


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.

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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