Category : Assistive Technologies

24 Oct

Qatar Sharpens Its e-Commerce Potential

by William Nestor

In the wake of Qatar National Bank’s (QNB’s) new partnership with PayPal, we discussed the security benefits of the online money transfer service, how online spending is on the rise in the region, and why businesses should take the step into the market with Managing Director for PayPal Middle East and North Africa, Elias Ghanem. E-commerce […]

27 Jun

Generation Integration: Are We Including The Elderly In The Digital Era?

by William Nestor

My mother recently purchased her first smartphone. It hasn’t been a smooth transition from her old Nokia device which, in fairness, has stood the test of time and never failed to follow the basic commands of text messaging and phone calls. Neither of my parents have ever independently worked a computer. They also struggle with […]

26 May

You Think You’re Safe On Roads? Let’s Talk Driving!

by Anirudh Sharma

Are you a safe driver? Do you fasten your seat belt while on the road, keep away from texting while driving or even answering your phone? If your answer is yes, you are on the right track! If not, beware and practice good habits while driving because your behavior can be detrimental not only to […]

25 Mar

How a faster Internet may change how you work, rest and play

by Damian Radcliffe

Two years ago Brian Wesolowski  wrote here on Digital Qatar about the creation of the Qatar National Broadband Network Company and its remit to deliver fiber-to-home for an estimated 95% of Qatari households and businesses by 2015.  Alongside the work being done by QNBN, Ooredoo is also rolling out fiber connections across the country. For […]

03 Mar

Winston, At Your Service

by Brian Wesolowski

iPhone users have grown to adore Siri for her ability to answer questions and help guide us through the daily travails of life. Well now Siri has an elder friend in the form of Winston, who is ready to give us our important news briefing on command. Speaking in a distinguished British accent, Winston, a […]