“Maryam” application is the newest controversial game, with a basic rhetoric of attempting to lead a lost girl back to her home by asking the player a series of personal questions based on psychological implications and fear factors.
Social experts have vociferously called for banning the interactive online game as they feel it can cause a damaging impact on the player. The game gathers personal information and this may result in an invasion of one’s privacy, the experts warn.
This brings back to minds the infamous suicide-enabling “Blue Whale” application, which cost many disturbed teenagers their lives worldwide.
Microsoft has ended support for Windows Phone 8.1 just over 3 years after its April 2014 debut. From now on, your WP8.1-toting device won’t get software updates or technical help. This doesn’t mark the end of Microsoft’s mobile ambitions (Windows 10 Mobile is still hanging around), but it does finish a long, sad story in the company’s history that reflects the tech giant’s shifting priorities.
Global fast food chain KFC has partnered with Huawei to release a limited edition smartphone commemorating 30 years since it first opened in China. The device, which comes in KFC’s trademark red colour, has a picture of Colonel Sanders embossed on the back. Huawei and KFC will only release 5,000 of these devices and they’ll be available for 1,099 yuan ($162).
#Dubai: Dubai Municipality has banned the sale and circulation of one-time use disposable mobile phone chargers in the emirate. It has also given a one month deadline for shops to return the imported chargers to their country of origin.
The small and wireless portable chargers for both Android and iOS phones are branded as “Power Patch” and sold online through a website.
Redha Salman, director of Health and Safety Department said that the decision of the Director General of the Municipality came after the Municipality confirmed the non-feasibility of using these chargers and their dangerous effects on the environment.
Apple customers can contribute to the Global Fund to fight AIDS with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) red special edition, Apple’s partnership with (RED) involves highlighting the AIDS fundraising campaign with red-themed designs for products and apps. Apple recently turned its App Store and associated top apps the color red for the world AIDS day.