‘Pokémon Go’ getting a new lease of life


Pokémon Go dating app launched in the US

18 Feb 2017
If gangs of kids suddenly start loitering in your garden or your favourite corner café appears overrun with people staring excitedly at their smartphone screens this weekend, don't panic, it's just Pokémon Go.    The...

Apple to announce iOS, Mac updates June 5

18 Feb 2017
The 28th annual Apple developers' conference, WWDC, is to take place over the week of June 5-9, 2017, marking a major opportunity for the company to outline big updates to iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps and abilities...

Facebook CEO warns against reversal of global thinking

Mark Zuckerberg
17 Feb 2017
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving  as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company's platform could be the "social...

Facebook unveils new app to boost user connections

11 Feb 2017
Social giant Facebook has released a new networking feature on its mobile Android and iOS apps, designed to facilitate connections between people who aren't already Facebook friends.   The fresh feature, aptly dubbed Discover...

Facebook, Google, others launch drive against fake news in France

The European Commission launches a controversial bid to compel internet giants such as Google or Facebook to give users more control over their personal data or face fines. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)
06 Feb 2017
Social media companies Facebook, Google and a group of news organizations launched an initiative dubbed "Cross Check" on Monday to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country's...

Facebook reportedly working on a new streaming TV app

04 Feb 2017
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is currently working on an app for streaming TV boxes (such as Apple TV). It's thought that the social network could use it to deliver exclusive content.    It's...

Apple considering legal action over Trump's travel ban

01 Feb 2017
Apple could be the next big tech company to take legal action against President Trump's travel ban.   The iPhone maker is considering legal options regarding Trump's executive order, which has affected hundreds of its...

Hacking tool info could be used by 'hostile entities': FBI

31 Jan 2017
The United States' Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on Monday defended its decision to withhold documents on how it unlocked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, saying the information could be...

Alibaba to develop Olympic streaming service in China

21 Jan 2017
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has entered into a digital partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that will see it customise the Olympic Channel for a Chinese audience.    The digital partnership was...

World Tourism Organization awards young Egyptian expert for e-marketing breakthrough

19 Jan 2017
The United Nations World Tourism Organization granted young Egyptian tourism expert Mohamed Youssef its most prestigious award for 2016 for his contributions to the development of the tourism industry, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram...