Operating systems



Microsoft disappoints Lumia users with failed upgrade

Microsoft breaks another upgrade promise to Nokia Lumia Windows 8 users

Operating systems

Apple dismisses biggest iPhone battery myth

Apple's Craig Federighi confirms force quitting apps does not save battery power

Operating systems

Al Manhal launches Arabic bookstore app

The Al Manhal app ties in the Arab Reading Challenge to make 2016 the year of Arabic reading

Linux and Unix

Microsoft announces SQL on Linux

Microsoft database to be available on Linux for first time from next year

Operating systems

Handset market in the Middle East takes a hit

Analysts announce the slowdown in the growth of mobile handset shipments in the Middle East

Mac OS

KeRanger malware targets Mac OS X

KeRanger is the first ransomware to target the operating system, whilst demanding pay of one bitcoin

Operating systems

WhatsApp bids farewell to BlackBerry and Nokia

By 2017 WhatsApp will discontinue services on BlackBerry and Nokia devices running on its operating system

Operating systems

Mozilla to end Firefox mobile OS

Mozilla is closing development on Firefox OS for smartphones and instead aims to break the IoT market

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