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Oman Air apologises for maps using 'Persian Gulf' label

State carrier Oman Air has apologised for inflight maps that labelled the Gulf - the waterway separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula - as the "Persian Gulf," in a sign of the strains between Gulf Arab countries and regional rival I

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Google offers new features to local search ads

Google Maps will soon carry promotional offers from nearby businesses along with ads and allow users to browse product inventories and menus. Alphabet's Google said on Tuesday it would introduce the new ad features on both Goo

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Dubai RTA fits bus stations with 3D public route maps

Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has installed 3D maps of public bus routes in 16 bus stations in the emirate, according to a report.   The public transport agency's move has been aimed at makin

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Apple's Maps leaves users lost

  An entire city is in the ocean, a farm has been labelled as an airport, highways end in the middle of nowhere and a hospital now covers the entire centre of British city Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's home.

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Apple takes Google with own maps, better Siri

Apple took the wraps off its own mobile mapping service and improved the search capabilities of its Siri voice assistant, taking the fight into Google's domain. CEO Tim Cook, who took over from late co-founder Steve Jobs last August, s

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Nokia offers 3 new ‘affordable’ phones

Nokia has added to its device portfolio with the launch of three new affordable phones – the Nokia C2-02, Nokia C2-03 and Nokia C2-06. “These phones all offer a Web, maps and messaging experience second to none in the market,” said Mary Mc

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Official Bahrain maps for public

Bahrain's Survey and Land Registration Bureau (SLRB) and Bahrain-based International Consortium (ICON) have agreed to make official Bahrain maps available to the public. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the SLRB an

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Nokia unveils new navigation mobile phone

Nokia, the leading global mobile telecom company, has unveiled the latest device in its range focused on mapping and navigation, the Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition. The new arrival is GPS enabled and pre-loaded with Nokia Maps, making it th

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UAE residents most disorientated: Nokia study

People from the UAE are the most disorientated in the world when they get lost according to new research commissioned by Nokia, the leading supplier of map-enabled devices. The findings are part of a global study, one of the largest naviga

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Nokia rolls out 3 classic models

Nokia on Tuesday unveiled a trio of mobile devices that balance stunning and sophisticated looks with the latest in mobile functionality. All three devices, the Nokia 6600 fold, the Nokia 6600 slide and the Nokia 3600 slide present a smoo

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