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Screenshot Cairo, Egypt based iPhoneIslam has developed a program to turn iPad into a working phone that also can run facetime. The app has not been launched but iPhoneIslam says they will launch it soon. the program can send and receive calls and text massages iPhoneIslam says it needs jailbreaking to work: Here is the video to demo iPhoneIsl...
Screenshot Shutting down the internet cost egypt millions of dollars according to studies in the mater, however that crime did not go unpunished. An Egyptian court has ordered former egyptian president Husni Mubarak and other former officials to pay 90 Million USD for shutting down the internet and cell phone networks during the Egyptian revolution. ...
Screenshot A team in University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA have discovered 1,000 tombs, 3,000 ancient settlements and 17 pyramids via satellite infrared survey. According to BBC the team analysed images from satellites orbiting 700km above the earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pin-point objects less than 1m in diameter on the earth's...
Screenshot MIT Arab Business Plan competition which organize a yearly business plan competition for Arab startups has announced round 3 finalists. 12 teams from 30 semi-finalist teams hat qualified for Round 3. The 12 teams will fly to Tunisia and attend a coaching session with Booz & Co. guiding them through how to better perform in oral presentations...
Screenshot In his speech in front of time 100 were Wael was chosen among of Time magazine nfluential people, Wael said that he is not a hero and all what he did is simple create an event on facebook and mark it with #25Jan Revolution, from "we are all Khaled Saed" page, that event marked the spark of the Egyptian revolution which ousted president Husni Mo...
Screenshot Apple announced that its iPad 2 is coming to Japan today, Hong Kong, India, "Israel", Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE on April 29 and will sell at the same US suggested prices of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will ...
Screenshot Egypt's Ministry of communications and information technology  (MCIT) has released ICT indicators in brief for February of 2011. The report says that there are 71.46 million Mobile subscribers in January growing at 1.13 % from previous month with annual growth at 27.95% while Mobile penetration rate is at 91.32 %. As for the Internet the ...
Screenshot Wael Ghonim Google's head of marketing tweeted that he is taking a sabbatical from Google to start a tech Non government organization to "fight poverty and foster eduction." Wael has been one of the admins of Facebook page We Are All "Khaled Saed" page, Khaled Saed is an activist from Alexandria who was beaten to death by Egyptian secret po...
Screenshot Whether an applications’ developer, a techie genius or just a student or an employee with a good idea for a new mobile application and a flair for technology, LINK Development and ArpuPlus will help make it happen through “Bananas Factory”, a virtual community that they launched and that allows them to see their idea come to life . Bot...
Screenshot "What happened in Tahrir  was a miracle by all mean, having a young generation lead the liberation of a nation with technology in the heart of this revolution changed all the standards and rules well known by the all of us. The World stood still watching what is going on and will continue to watch how we will accomplish the next wave of the re...
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