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2018-05-20

Google makes Ramadan on the Web easier

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Ramadan has started and so has a massive volume of searches for recipes, prayer timings, shopping related to the holy month! Searching for Ramadan related stuff will now be much easier, thanks to a new feature recently announced by Google. When you search for ‘Ramadan’ or related keywords, now you can see all the information related to the holy month displayed on the main results page.

 
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2018-05-20

More than a Million Online Shoppers in UAE Exposed to Scams

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As people in the UAE warm up to the idea of online shopping like never before, they are also attracting the unwanted attention of scammers. In case you are one among those online deal hunters, you are among 1 million online consumers in the region, who are vulnerable to the trickery of scammers. A report by reputed online security company Norton recently revealed how big the problem currently is.

 
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2018-05-20

Hear Google’s Virtual Assistant Mimic a Human Voice to Book an Appointment by Phone – Video

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Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, introduces a new robotic assistant in his keynote address to Google’s 2018 conference in California on Tuesday. The virtual assistant, powered by Google Duplex, uses a very natural speech pattern that includes interjections such as ‘er’ and ‘mmm-hmm’ so that it sounds eerily lifelike.

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2018-05-13

New Message Bug Crashes WhatsApp, Android Devices

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You are lucky if you have not yet received a new bug that’s crashing not only the WhatsApp app on Android, but also the phone itself. The bug is being spread as a seemingly harmless WhatsApp message forward, and when you click on the message, it instantly affects your app and phone. According to a recent report by SlashGear, this new bug is like any message bomb that involves sending and receiving a specially crafted message with hidden symbols in-between spaces.

 
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2018-05-13

You Might Pay a Fine of 1 Million AED for Doing this

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Spreading fake news in the UAE is no longer just a matter of ethics, it’s a criminal offence. Never post news you think might be false on Facebook or share it with your friends through WhatsApp; you might have to pay a fine of 1 million AED fine for doing so. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently issued an official statement regarding the punishable offence.

 
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2018-05-13

Now you can Watch a Real-life Video of Sheikh Zayed. Thanks to Advanced Animation

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Watching this video of Sheikh Zayed is like time-travelling and witnessing him speak. Have you watched the recently-released video 3-D photo-realistic hologram of Sheikh Zayed yet? It’s a meticulously crafted video that captures the Sheikh Zayed’s tone of voice, facial expressions and hand and body gestures in stunning detail. Currently being streamed at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of the founding father, the video is four minutes and five seconds long.

 
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2018-05-06

Blue Whale not Responsible for Student Suicides, Police Affirm

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In the last few days the suicide of two Pinoy teenagers in Dubai has been the talk of the town, with most people speculating that the notorious Blue Whale game caused this. The Dubai police confirmed that it was a rumour. According to Police authorities, the boy and girl from grade 10 in a school in Al Qusais, who committed suicide last week had been suffering from depression due to familial reasons.

 
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2018-05-06

Facebook comes down Heavily on Fake News

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Facebook had recently introduced a feature for users to set a Red Flag for fake news, but it didn’t seem to work as expected. This time around Facebook has introduced even more aggressive measures against the fake news epidemic. Facebook now has an army of fact-checkers (companies have been hired for this job) that will verify if a piece of news is fake. In case a reported is verified as untrue, Facebook will shrink the visibility of that report in people’s newsfeed to make it virtually invisible.

 
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2018-05-06

YouTube Kids Launches more ways for Parents to Filter Content

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In case you are concerned about what your child watches on YouTube (Which you should be) there’s great news for you! Google has introduced new features to let parents censor what their children on YouTube’s recently-introduced YouTube Kids. The YouTube Kids team has curated content that only kids should watch and make only trusted channels visible on the platform for parents to choose. The topics of these channels will vary from arts & crafts and music to sports and learning.

 
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2018-04-22

Are VPNs Legal in GCC, Egypt and Iraq?

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VPNs are much sought after in this region (GCC, Egypt and Iraq), especially with various sights and apps being blocked by governments. Installing a VPN app on your phone or laptop makes the whole internet accessible to you, but you must stay cautious and know VPN rules in your country well before biting the forbidden apple.

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