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Best applications to follow 2018 World Cup

If you want to follow the Russia 2018 World Cup, here are the top three apps to follow the news and schedules of matches, as well as how to watch the World Cup football matches, along with local and international football matches.     1 – La Liga: best app for World Cup     …

Daily News Egypt

Samsung reduces prices of spare parts

Many smartphone users often suffer from the high cost of repairing phones at certified maintenance centres after the warranty period. Due to the high cost of buying new smartphones, Samsung has lowered the prices of essential spare parts, such as screens and boards. Samsung Egypt revealed the new prices for its smartphone spare parts, after …

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Uber adjusts service prices after fuel price hike

Uber Smart Transport Company changed its pricing on Monday and announced the new pricing system. In a text message to its “drivers partners,” Uber said that the company’s work is to provide a safe, secure, and an appropriate means of transport for all, anytime and anywhere. “Uber works best when drivers and passengers benefit. Hence, …

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NTRA refutes rumours on recharge cards price increase

An official source at the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) spoke to Daily News Egypt and denied any increases in the prices of mobile recharge cards, due to recent increases in energy prices. This came in response to rumours spread through social media about raising the prices of cards after the fuel prices were increased …

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Lenovo exits smartphone market in Egypt

Lenovo has left Egypt’s smartphone market, according to an official from Nile Engineering Group, an agent of Lenovo. The official said that Lenovo advised they exited the smartphone market in Egypt and terminated the agency contract. Daily News Egypt contacted Yasser Shaheen, director of Lenovo Egypt, and he said he left work at the company …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Millensys launches unified e-health platform

Millensys launched its unified e-health platform at an event attended by a number of healthcare, technology, and other sectors’ officials, including Nagwa El Shennawy, head of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s central office of information; Mohamed Shedid, managing director of Eitesal; and Tamer Mohamed, general manager of the Chamber of Information Technology and …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 tops smartphone sales in Egypt in April

According to recent research by Market Pulse Counterpoint Research, Samsung Galaxy S9 became the world’s best-selling smartphone in April, while Apple’s iPhone X declined to third place. Xiaomi continued its unexpected sales rates, occupying two spots in the world’s best 10 selling smartphones, as Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 (5 Plus) came in …

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Best-performing brands in Ramadan 2018

A report issued by Mintrics on the best-performing brands across four sectors in Ramadan placed Vodafone at the top of the telecommunications sector, while Pepsi topped fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), Mountain View the real estate sector, and Banque Misr the banking sector. According to the report, Vodafone has the highest number of Facebook and YouTube …

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Khebrat launches technology solutions for developers, engineering consultancy offices based on BIM 360 software

As a partner of Autodesk International, the world leader in 3D design in all engineering fields, particularly architecture and construction, the company Khebrat is offering a range of technology solutions that stimulate real estate developers and engineering consultants to expand their services and enhance their competitiveness in terms of digital transformation in management and follow-up …

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Parliament approves cybercrimes law

A plenary session of parliament, chaired by Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, approved the cybercrimes law on Tuesday. Parliament rejected a proposal to amend the second and 24th article during the discussion. After the debate, Abdel Aal announced a final vote on the bill, after which he announced the house’s approval, with a single rejection. The …

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Xiaomi ranks 3rd in world mobile sales in May

Xiaomi ranked third on the list of the world’s top smartphone sellers during May, following Apple and Samsung, the global smartphone market share of which fell slightly last month to 30.15% from 30.7% in April. Despite the decline, Samsung continued to dominate global sales. According to a report by StatCounter, Apple ranked second in terms …

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Apple slips to 41% of tablet sales in Egypt

Apple’s tablet market share slipped to 41.13% of device sales in May compared to 47.13% in April, bringing the company’s market share down 6%. According to a StatCounter report, Samsung followed on the list with a share of 39.2% of market sales in May, up from 34% in April, marking a growth of 5%. According …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Nokia sells 79m devices in 80 countries: Nokia Egypt general manager

Tamer ElGamal, general manager of Nokia Egypt, said that during 2017, the company adopted a strategy to provide the most up-to-date technology to users, including in screens and ease of use, along with better cameras and large batteries. On the sidelines of Nokia’s launching ceremony for a number of new products, ElGamal said that the …

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Sico exports first Egyptian-made mobile shipment to UAE

Egyptian Silicon Industries Company (Sico), Egypt’s first mobile phone manufacturer, today released its first mobile phone shipment from its new plant in Assiut Technology Park en route to the United Arab Emirates. The chairperson of the company, Mohamed Salem, said that the plant does not target the local market only, but also foreign markets, especially …

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Least viewed ads in H1 Ramadan

Companies rolled out their advertising campaigns for the month of Ramadan, which often sees strong competition among different companies, whether they are providing services or products. Daily News Egypt examined data on the least viewed advertisements in the first 15 days of the holy month, according to E3langi. Least viewed ads on Facebook Despite the …

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Infinix launches Hot 6 Pro in Egypt

Infinix launched its new smartphone, Hot 6 Pro, in Egypt, featuring a six-inch screen with an 18:9 ratio, in addition to a 13-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front camera. It also comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 4000 mAh battery. The Hot 6 Pro launched in Egypt in partnership with the local e-commerce giant …

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14% growth in ICT sector in Q1 2018

Yasser El-Kady, minister of communications and information technology, said that the ICT sector achieved growth rates of 14%, year-over-year, at the end of the first quarter of this year. He added that the achieved growth was 9.5% for the communications sector and 4.5% for the information technology sector. He pointed out that last fiscal year, …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

ElBalto: Healthcare app connecting patients, doctors, caregivers

ElBalto, a mobile-based platform, was launched by a startup aiming to transform healthcare through connecting patients, doctors, and caregivers. The co-founder and CEO of the company, Mahmoud Abdalla, explained that receiving medical assistance in non-emergency cases often meets unneeded hassles and obstacles, such as traffic jams, doctor cancellations, or no-shows He added that in Egypt’s …

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Most important quality criteria at Samsung maintenance centres

Samsung is the largest smartphone maker in Egypt and the world. The company held 39% of smartphone sales in the Egyptian market at the end of April. Its control over a large share of smartphone sales increases the number of phones in maintenance services compared to the rest of the companies, given Samsung’s large market …

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Telecom Egypt’s EISCC buys MENA-SCS for $90m

Telecom Egypt has announced that its 50% subsidiary, the Egyptian International Submarine Cables Company (EISCC), has completed an agreement with Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT) for the purchase of OTMT’s shareholding in Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable System (MENA-SCS) for a total value of $90m. The transaction aims to be concluded …

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