Beware of Sextortion

I'm glad Gino brought this issue up and shared SMEX Beirut's very useful video on this matter. For those who are not familiar with this term, Sextortion is "a serious crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them images of a sexual nature, sexual favors, or money". It's basically a form of blackmail in which sexual information or images are used to extort sexual favors…

Ogero Head Promises Faster Internet by End of March

I missed out on new Ogero Head Imad Kreidieh's talk at Arabnet this year but I just read an article where he's promising to "double or triple the internet speed by end of March", which is next week! PM Hariri had already promised a 20 times faster internet within months. I'm guessing the speed increase will be most notably in Beirut so I'll run a speed test next week at the office and see how…
Fun

I’m Upgrading my 4G plan from 10 to 20GB

1 month ago
In the past six months or more, I’ve been spending on average $15 as extra MB consumption on my primary mobile internet plan. I’m also consuming all 10GB on my 4G dongle and secondary line ...
Fun

Google Street View Cars in #Beirut?

1 month ago
Plus961 shared few days ago a picture of a car with roof-mounted cameras roaming around Beirut. I’ve been hearing about these cars for some time and I thought at first they might be Google Street ...
Fun

The Nokia 3310 is Back … and it has Snake!

1 month ago
The Nokia 3310 is making its comeback 17 years after its original launch. The “indestructible” Nokia is back in a lighter version, with a 2MP camera, the nostalgic ringtones, a battery life of two weeks ...
News

Ogero Stand at MWC 2017 – Barcelona

1 month ago
Ogero is taking part as an exhibitor at the Mobile World Congress 2017 this year. The above picture of the stand was tweeted by Ogero and shows Lebanon’s map with “Internet of things” written all ...
Lebanon

Attention all Lebanese Developers: Join The Facebook Messenger Challenge

2 months ago
Facebook is challenging all Middle East Developers to create the smartest bots for FB Messenger and asking people to sign up and join the contest. Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited ...
Advertising

littleBits Places Arabic Billboard in Times Square

2 months ago
“We Invent the World We Want to Live In”: This is the advertisement that littleBits has placed in Arabic on a billboard in Times Square to send out “a message of inclusivity and diversity, and ...
Baladi

Anghami Founders Elie Habib & Eddy Maroun On Forbes ME’s Cover Page

2 months ago
Founded in 2012 by Lebanese entrepreneurs Elie Habib & Eddy Maroun, Anghami is today the leading music streaming in the MENA region, with a library of more than 20 million songs and over 30 million ...
Critiques

Sodetel (Unlimited) DSL Going Off at Night

2 months ago
This is the third night in a row that Sodetel DSL goes off at night (around 9PM) and stays off till around 2AM. You contact the call center and if you are lucky enough to ...
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