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When it comes to smartphones, many key areas are important to users: apps, price, battery life, and speed. Apple is expected to mark the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone’s release with complete design revision and other interesting changes already revealed to public. However where the speed is concerned there is some kind of uncertainty.  

Dubai International Airport has launched a new hi-tech scheme enabling passengers to use their smart phones instead of their passports. The so called “Emirates Smart Wallet” is meant to further travel movement across Dubai International Airport and is considered to be the very first of its kind in the world. Passengers will only need to use the smartphone at the smart gates and scan their fingerprint.

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New update of Telegram for desktop (version 1.1.0) is now available from the Telegram website and through the inbuilt updater on the desktop app. Support for voice calls is the key feature in this update.

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Asus reportedly refuses from development of its ZenWatch line of Android Wear smartwatches.

Being the world’s highest building, it is not surprising that Burj Khalifa tops a list of the most appearing buildings on Instagram. The second place takes Burj Al Arab which is 22 (!) times less popular.

Recently Samsung and Intel both filed claims against Qualcomm, stating they have been “harmed” by its misconduct. Although Samsung produces its own chips that compete with Qualcomm’s, it uses its competitor’s chips in its smartphones — such as the Snapdragon 835 processor in the Galaxy S8. Qualcomm’s “exclusionary” actions are that Qualcomm has refused to license Samsung to make and sell licensed chipsets wherefore Samsung now cannot sell licensed Exynos chipsets to non-Samsung companies.

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10-year partnership of Apple with Red, an organization that aims to fight against Aids led to release of a new spectacular red iPhone 7. While Apple has already offered special red cases for the iPhone earlier, this is the first time the handset is available in red itself. 

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An e-commerce marketplace Souq.com headquartered in Dubai, which was already commonly described as “the Amazon of the Middle East” has been recently acquired by Amazon. The retailer employs more than 3,000 people and sells over 400,000 products, from clothes and perfumes to notebooks and televisions to neighboring Middle Eastern countries such as Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt. The well-established player has over 23 million online visits per month.

One of the most successful start-up billionaires and the founder of broadcast.com Mark Cuban once said “Sweat equity is the best start-up capital”. It’s difficult not to agree with him. The greatness of business is not always determined by funding it gets. In most cases the idea is a key to success.

Here is the list of 8 most remarkable and trending start-ups throughout UAE.

The leading professional content entertainment event in the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian region will be held in Dubai World Trade Centre on 21st-23rd March. CABSAT exhibition is a massive event that will connect the region’s top broadcasters, software developers, production houses and studios, animation houses, content owners and creators, systems integrators and distribution channels. A full list of confirmed exhibitors is already available on the official web-site of the event. Participants registered for the show will be eligible to access the meeting program.