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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-24 08:40:18
I know the iPhone X and future iPhones are going to be a success because it has completely changed the way I use an iPhone ... for the better. Sometimes, as a reviewer, I return to older devices — or in the case of the iPhone 8 simply a device that uses older technology — to understand how groundbreaking new developments are. And frankly, returning to the iPhone 8 is frustrating. I'm used to swiping up from the home screen on the iPhone X to return to my main screen, for example, or double tapping a side button to bring up Apple Pay. Hitting the home button on a traditional iPhone or double tapping it and trying to use my fingerprint for Apple Pay seems almost archaic. I'm not alone. Michael Gartenberg, an analyst who used to work at Apple, recently sent this tweet: I've felt this about products before. The original iPhone, for example, felt light-years ahead of the Samsung Blackjack with Windows Mobile I'd been using before it. You didn't need to think about what you needed to do on the iPhone. You just tapped an icon and an app launched (they were pre-installed at the time, since the App Store hadn't launched yet.) Or you'd pinch to zoom pictures and maps. It was a much more natural interaction, as opposed to doing things like like digging through menus, tapping the screen with an inaccurate stylus or poking around on a physical keyboard. It's also how I felt about the Amazon Echo. Now, instead of pulling out my phone and trying to pair it with a Bluetooth speaker, I just ask the Echo to play any song I can think of. Instead of walking around the house to turn off lights at night, I just ask Alexa to do it for me. Instead of Googling for an answer to some random question that crosses my mind, I ask Alexa (or Google Home, for that matter.) They've removed any need to sit down, take out my laptop, make sure it's charged, and then type in a question. That's real advancement. It's a reminder yet again that products that get out of our way are the ones that have the biggest impact. The products that just do what you want them to do, instead of requiring extra steps or hoop-jumping, are the ones that end up beloved by consumers and reviewers alike. It's not often that these products launch, and, in the case of traditional iPhones, sometimes we aren't really sure that what we have could be made so much easier ... until it suddenly is. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-24 08:29:37
Online shopping is gaining widespread popularity in Egypt given the variety of online shopping websites that offer competitive prices, convenience and genuine products; there is a new wave of local entrepreneurs and retailers who became popular amongst Egyptian online shoppers. According to the payments agency Payfort’s 2017 report, titled “State of Payments in the Arab World” and issued in October, Egypt witnessed a 22 percent annual growth in total amount of online payments, estimated at $6.2 billion of transactions in 2016. Based on the study, the Arab countries witnessed an overall 22 percent rise in online transactions during 2016. Seven Arab countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Qatar, purchased a total of $30.4 billion of goods and services online last year, compared to $24.9 billion of payments during 2015. The top countries in terms of growth in value also included the UAE with $12.4 billion of transactions and 21 percent annual growth in total amount paid online, and Saudi Arabia with $8.3 billion of transactions and 27 percent growth. The report showed that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's consumers spend most on airlines, bookings for travel and hotels, followed by shopping for home appliances and clothing. Egypt scored the highest growth of online shopping with a 32 percent increase in volume of payments. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia showed a 21 percent year-on-year growth in airline payment volume and a 36 percent growth in travel and tourism. The UAE was the fastest growing country in the entertainment and events sector, showing 36 percent growth. About 70 percent of Egyptian shoppers are still suspicious of security levels of online payments therefore the cash-on-delivery remains the most popular payment option. The report also pointed out that more than 50 percent of cash-on-delivery customers surveyed in all countries stated that they would only switch to online payments if they were convinced that the payment method was secure. The report also highlighted the growing interest in mobile payments, with 27 percent of surveyed people in Egypt stated that they use mobile wallets, compared to 33 percent in Saudi Arabia, 25 percent in Jordan, 23 percent in the UAE, and 17 percent in Qatar. On the other hand, people aged 26-35 were found to be the largest age group to buy products online. This fact gives high potentiality that online purchases will continue to grow in Egypt as a large percentage of Egyptian population is under 30 years old. There is also huge government support for technology, unprecedented growth in smartphone sales, and a greater demand for branded products. With online shopping grasping more attention across the world, Egypt Today has put some tips on how to stay safe and secure when shopping online especially that the Christmas season is underway. You should make sure to deal with trustworthy online websites that have good reputation. Sticking with popular brands ensures the high quality and suitable price of products. Beware of fake and professional looking websites that may steal your money or exploit your personal data in illegal purposes. Credit cards and secure payment services are more effective in online shopping. As a general rule, credit cards, in comparison to debit cards, offer consumers additional protection when shopping online. Likewise, using secure online payment services, such as those offered by PayPal, are advisable. The advantage with these providers is that they act as a kind of middle man; you deliver payment to them and they then pass it onto the retailer. Your bank details always remain unseen. Online shoppers should beware of deceitful offers that are too attractive and unrealistic. We have to be alarmed because there are plenty of scams looking to hook those surfing on the Internet with tempting offers. Such fake offers can be seen frequently during holiday seasons, when there are a lot of amazing and genuine offers. It is always better to go for reliable brands and secure URLs to ensure that the offer is authentic. Check the terms of sale on the online retailers such as refund policies and delivery dates. Do not forget to print and keep records of your transactions on the Internet. Make sure that you ordered exactly what you meant to buy through reading the product's description carefully, especially the notes written in small words. Calculate the total cost of the product, shipping, and delivery before making your online purchase, taking into account your needs and budget. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-24 06:45:36
Vodafone Egypt decided to suspend all its advertising campaigns in all media and TV channels, pending clarification from the Supreme Council of Media on banning its Abla Fahita ad in the media. The company stressed in a statement its full respect for the Supreme Council of Media, the Egyptian audience and the public values and morals of society. The company held a meeting with the Consumer Protection Agency and agreed on changing the ad, after which it expressed surprised at the supreme council ‘s decision to completely ban the ad without officially notifying the company, the statement added. The statement objected to banning the ad in the media without a prior meeting or notification regarding the matter. According to Masrawy news-portal, Egyptian state-run television channel Maspero refused earlier in December to air the latest Vodafone commercial featuring the popular puppet star ‘Abla Fahita,’ after accusing the commercial of “playing with words to give a different meaning than the original meaning of each, which lowers general taste,” making it unsuitable for children. The commercial revolves around a song performed by Abla Fahita, which describes everyday problems Egyptians are facing with the internet, especially with internet prices and the fact that internet bundles usually end quickly. It then repeats a phrase saying, “really, the internet is unfair, and the bundle that ends never comes back.” The commercial also touches upon instances of online flirting and “scandalous videos.” Abla Fahita rose to fame in 2011 after airing her show ‘El-Duplex’ on the entertainment channel CBC. The satirical show comments on societal problems in an ironic way; Abla Fahita’s quick wit and humorous lines attracted large audiences almost instantly. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-23 08:25:10
Google recently revealed its plans for a massive new development project in Sunnyvale, California, a few miles away from its main headquarters in Mountain View. The company's proposal, which it filed late Wednesday night, describes two green-space laden buildings, totaling ~1.04 million square feet, that could house up to 4,500 Googlers. The project also includes 2,085 parking spots. Google's renderings of the proposed campus include sloping outdoor paths that would allow employees to move between each of the building's five floors: Development would take place in Moffett Park and mark the latest in Google's lofty efforts to make Sunnyvale a greater hub for its business. In 2017, has snapped up about 50 properties valued at more than $1 billion, according to The Mercury News. Google is calling the project "Caribbean," because one of the building is located on Caribbean Drive, and it's part of the search giant's broader vision for Sunnyvale, which includes employee housing. "Housing and transportation are two huge issues for the Valley overall, and they are huge issues for Google," Google's global real estate chief Mark Golan told The Mercury News. "One of the best ways to address this is by creating mixed-use communities that allow people to live close to where they work, which allows for a vibrant community and also helps the transportation." Google doesn't expect the Caribbean complex to open until 2021 at the earliest. Andrew Miner, one of Sunnyvale's principal planners, tells CNBC that the Planning Department had not yet had a chance to review the application. Google's parent company, Alphabet, claimed 78,101 total employees as of its third-quarter earnings. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-23 08:18:37
Apple is being sued after it admitted to slowing down older iPhone models to keep them running longer. On Wednesday, the U.S. technology giant said that it has algorithms in place to help keep an iPhone running at optimal performance if there is an older battery inside that can't keep up with the required power. The aim is to stop unexpected shutdowns of older iPhones and keep them running to the best possible standard. However, Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas brought a class action lawsuit in California — where they are residents — against Apple, an official filing revealed Thursday. They claim that Apple never requested consent from them to "slow down their iPhones." Both plaintiffs are owners of an iPhone 7. Bogdanovich and Speas claim they "suffered interferences to their iPhone usage due to the intentional slowdowns." Both people are also claiming damages from Apple because they said the company's actions caused them to suffer "economic damages and other harm for which they are entitled to compensation." Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC. Bogdanovich and Speas are trying to get the case certified to cover all people in the United States who owned an Apple phone older than the iPhone 8. Apple explained on Wednesday why users may notice that some older iPhone models slow down. "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices," Apple told CNBC, adding: "Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-21 09:47:37
Nokia and China’s Huawei have signed a multi-year patent license agreement, the Finnish company said on Thursday.Nokia did not say what the license agreement was for, saying that the details were confidential. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-20 15:00:18
IDC said that shipments of the Apple Watch will more than double by 2021. The research firm said it estimates Apple shipped 31.6 million Apple Watches in 2017, but that Apple will ship more than twice that — 71.5 million units — by 2021. Apple has gained traction by focusing on health features, including heart-rate tracking and exercise apps. The newest model also added a cellular chip so that the watch can be used without a phone nearby, like when a user is out on a walk or a jog. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-20 13:34:18
Raya Holding for Financial Investment has signed, through its subsidiary, Raya Trade a partnership with Samsung Group to locally manufacture Samsung’s washing machines. The deal includes manufacturing 9kg to 13kg washing machines in Egypt, Raya highlighted in a statement to the Egyptian Exchange (EGX). More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-20 09:28:46
Uber is a taxi company and not a digital company, according to a landmark ruling from Europe's highest court. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Wednesday that the U.S. ride-hailing app is a transportation firm and not a digital company. The verdict is a long-awaited judgment expected to have major implications for how Uber is regulated throughout Europe. "Any ruling will not change things in most European Union (EU) countries where we already operate under transportation law. However, millions of Europeans are still prevented from using apps like ours," an Uber spokesperson said in an email ahead of the decision. Uber has long-considered itself an "information society service" which connects drivers and passengers through inter-mediation via their app. This subtle classification has helped to protect the multi-billion dollar start-up from national regulations and means it has been treated as a digital service operating across borders in the EU's single market. However, several European governments have argued the U.S. company should be considered a taxi firm, and just like thousands of others, it should have to comply with European transport laws. The ECJ's decision means Uber now faces national regulation in up to 28 member states. Greg Marsh, co-founder and CEO of onefinestay, told CNBC on Wednesday that the majority of Uber drivers "really value" the company and the ride-hailing service was clearly "wildly popular" among consumers. "If the majority of people want to use it as consumers and if a large proportion of the people who want to participate in it as drivers want it to exist then it seems a bit illiberal to say that we should be preventing it from operating," he added. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-12-19 09:27:07
Facebook Inc. said on Monday the U.S. government is making more secret requests for data about more users than ever before. The government made 32,716 requests for data from the company during the first half of 2017, with 57 percent of those requests coming with demands for confidentiality, the company said in its semi-annual Transparency Report. Those requests asked for data on 52,280 users, and the company provided such data 85 percent of the time. The number of requests was up 25.7 percent from the 26,014 made during the last six months of 2016, Facebook said. Those requests covered 41,492 users, and Facebook produced data on 83.4 percent of them. "Fifty-seven percent of the data requests we received from law enforcement in the U.S. contained a non-disclosure order that prohibited us from notifying the user, up from 50% in our last report," the company said in a Facebook post announcing the report. The report also contained redacted copies of five U.S. requests for data that the company was not allowed to disclose previously due to national security concerns. These national security letters were received from FBI offices in Michigan, California, Virginia and Florida between 2012 and 2015. The company also said it received 352,889 copyright and trademark complaints during the first half of this year regarding content on Facebook and Instagram. More»