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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

 Lewis Hamilton got off to an ideal start in the Mercedes at the Chinese Grand Prix. Cliva Mason / Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton completes dominant victory at Chinese Grand Prix

It is a Mercedes 1-2 as Nico Rosberg finishes in second place with Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso getting a podium place.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 The mother removes the noose with the help of her husband from around the neck of Balal.

In pictures: Mother forgives her son’s killer as he awaited his execution

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

 Business class seats inside the Emirates Airbus A380. Chip East / Reuters

In it for the long haul: flying 16 hours with Emirates to LA

Our executive travel reviewer tries out the business class offering on Emirates' longest A380 route - and finds time passing quickly.


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How Flappy Bird made app developer $50,000 a day

April 15, 2014

The game propelled the unknown Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen to rock-star status.

Mobile apps development know-how to curb region’s youth unemployment

March 30, 2014

Developing the skills of young people in information and communications technology will prepare them for future careers, according to a United Nations study.

UAE hotels turn to Instagram, social media to carve a niche

March 30, 2014

Leading UAE hotel chains are turning to Instagram to market their properties visually.

Nokia X Android smartphones unveiled at Mobile World Congress

February 24, 2014

The Nokia X will retail for about  Dh450  and will be available in select markets immediately. The X+ and XL will retail for Dh500 and Dh550, respectively, and will be available early in the second quarter.

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19bn, consolidates social media empire

February 20, 2014

The acquisition is the biggest technology tie-up in more than a decade since Time Warner merged with AOL in a $124 billion deal in 2001.

Flappy Bird creator clips wings of popular game

February 9, 2014

Nguyen Ha Dong, a Hanoi-based game developer, announced the grounding of the addictive game in a Tweet on Saturday in which he also apologised to Flappy Bird players.

What Google Glass can do

February 3, 2014

Despite only being trialled by a limited number of users and not due for more general release until Christmas, Google Glass is already attracting its own universe of apps.

Using a smartphone to make a call – that’s so yesterday

January 16, 2014

A research firm predicts the rise of data usage among smartphone users in the region , with revenues from voice calls and SMS set to decline.

Wanted from the Middle East: the next Apple or Microsoft

January 16, 2014

Some expect a new wave of tech ventures to arise from emerging markets such as the UAE and other countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Mobile technology agency FabriQate aims to engage with its apps

January 12, 2014

Mobile technology agency FabriQate aims to take banking apps in the UAE to 'the next level'.

‘Knight Rider-style’ smartphone app lets you start your car remotely

November 6, 2013

The Viper SmartStart application was unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show and works by connecting the car wirelessly to an application on your phone.

Discount dealers turn from hefty vouchers book to smartphone apps

November 5, 2013

Discount voucher dealers are increasingly taking advantage of location-based capabilities found on a smartphone to provide instant access to the closest bargain.

Sleep technology a growing market

October 30, 2013

A range of apps and devices are coming to market that are designed to monitor users' sleeping patterns and thus help them achieve a good night's rest. While still something of a niche sector, the market for such technology is growing.

BlackBerry’s once bountiful fortune at risk of shrivelling up

October 27, 2013

Analysts say the longer BlackBerry takes to close on a takeover offer from Fairfax Financial Holdings, the worse the smartphone’s outlook is.