Monthly Archives - January 2017

Google’s video chat app Duo available in UAE

Google’s video chatting app Duo is available in the UAE. The app is Google’s answer to other popular video calling options, such as FaceTime, Skype and Facebook Messenger. 7DAYS.ae downloaded the app via the Android and Apple stores and tried it out between phones running off the different operating systems. Duo isn’t much different from the other VOIP services, except that it gives a glimpse at who is making the call, helping the recipient decide whether to answer. Google calls this feature, “Knock, knock”. Using the app [...]

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TP-Link makes mysterious entry into Wi-Fi system market at CES

The company introduces two Wi-Fi mesh systems without providing details such as pricing, availability or even Wi-Fi standard. More to come later this year. TP-Link’s Deco M5 Wi-Fi system.Photo by Dong Ngo TP-Link made it clear today at CES 2017 that it’s ventured into the Wi-Fi system market, with not one, but two products. What’s not clear, however, is the details of these systems. For now, even the release dates and the pricing aren’t available. The first system is called the Deco [...]

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‘Every street corner’ in Dubai is monitored by CCTV

DUBAI POLICE insist they now have eyes on “every street” as they battle to keep the city safe from criminals. Police control thousands of CCTV cameras across Dubai to keep the city safe Officials claim a substantial increase in the number of CCTV cameras means that virtually no street is off the surveillance grid. Lt Colonel Nasser Ibrahim Kazim, director of the International Centre for Security and Safety at Dubai Police Academy, would not give exact figures of how many cameras there are [...]

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