Archive for June, 2013

Lebanon wins First Place at the Arabnet Development Tournament at Dubai’s Digital Summit 2013

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Lebanon 1st Place Arabnet Developer Tournament  Dubai Digital Summit 2013

On October 13 2012, Arabnet, the biggest hub for Arab digital professionals, opened up in Lebanon the first ever and biggest developers tournament in the Arab region. It was held in Berytech, Mansourieh. Lebanon was nothing but part of a big regional championship combining the top thinking digital minds of the Arab region with ~200 of […]

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Facebook Adds Like Button To Mobile Messages, A One-Touch “OK”

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“Alright”, “Yes”, and the much-hated “k” just got a visual redesign. Facebook’s iOS and Android apps have rolled out the option in messages to reply with a one-tap thumbs-up Like button sticker. It’s a highly-functional flourish that replaces the greyed-out Send button when you haven’t typed anything. And while it seems simple, I’m finding it […]

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is Half-Camera, Half-Smartphone

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  It’s official: Samsung has announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the most powerful smartphone-camera hybrid on the market today. Check out its front side, and you’ll see a device very similar to a Galaxy S4 Mini. It has a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage memory (expandable via microSD cards, and […]

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Lebanon & Grind at the Developer Tournament Regional Finals at the Dubai Digital Summit

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October 13 2012 was a regular day for most people, but not Lebanese developers! In October, Arabnet,  the biggest hub for Arab digital professional, had hosted the first ever and biggest developer tournament in the Arab region, which opened up in Lebanon. It was held in Berytech Mansourieh and Lebanon was nothing but a part of a […]

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Minuum, The Super Simple Software Keyboard, Launches Android Beta Today

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Toronto-based Whirlscape attracted plenty of attention when it first debuted its innovative Minuum software keyboard, and sought funding for the project on Indiegogo. Now, the project is moving forward with the launch of the Minuum keyboard beta app for Android, which will give Indiegogo supporters their first chance to actually play with the tech and see what it […]

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Adobe releases Creative Cloud into the wild

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Adobe has released its long-awaited and highly controversial Creative Cloud suite of applications for both longtime professional devotees and the newcomers it hopes to attract. Having historically operated on an upgrade schedule of every 12 to 16 months, Adobe is now releasing new subscription-only versions of its flagship Photoshop image-editing program—called Photoshop CC (for Creative Cloud)—along with more than […]

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Samsung to launch faster Galaxy S4 smartphone

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A man holds up Samsung Electronics Co's latest Galaxy S4 phone during its launch at the Radio City Music Hall in New York

Samsung Electronics Co plans to sell a variation of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone that will transmit data at nearly twice the normal speed, the head of its mobile business said on Monday. J.K. Shin, also co-chief executive of the world’s biggest technology firm by revenue, said the phone would be sold in South Korea as early as this […]

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Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access

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The Internet is one of the most transformative technologies of our lifetimes. But for 2 out of every 3 people on earth, a fast, affordable Internet connection is still out of reach. And this is far from being a solved problem. There are many terrestrial challenges to Internet connectivity—jungles, archipelagos, mountains. There are also major […]

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iOS 7 vs iOS 6 – Side By Side Visual Comparison

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So, after much deliberation, rumor, concept and a little bit more rumor, Apple has finally shown the world what exactly Jony Ive’s vision of software design is with the introduction of iOS 7. It’s clean, crisp, and certainly a great deal brighter than ever before, but, new features aside, does it actually look better, and […]

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