Wataniya Maldives rebrands as Ooredoo

Wataniya Maldives rebrands as Ooredoo

Wataniya Telecom Maldives the second  Telecommunication service provider in Maldives has re-branded as Ooredoo tonight. WTM has been operating in Maldives under the umbrella of the Middle east telecom giant Wataniya Telecom International for the past 8 years since its inception. As a collective effort in re-branding all the telecom...
NCIT Open Day 2013 scheduled for 10th October

NCIT Open Day 2013 scheduled for 10th October

National Center for Information Technology (NCIT) is opening its doors to the public on Thursday 10th October as an Open Day 2013. Visitors participating in the event themed “0001 day of huge opportunities” will be able to find out about the opportunities available at NCIT, get overviews of the past...
Instagram to introduce sponsored posts

Instagram to introduce sponsored posts

Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing app that has been completely ad-free since it launched in 2010, announced on its blog this Thursday its about to change. Over the next few months, users will start seeing advertisements in their Instagram feed for the first time. As Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012...
Adobe’s network compromised

Adobe’s network compromised

Adobe announced on Thursday that it has been the target of a major security breach in which sensitive and personal data millions of its customers compromised. The intruders were able to gain access and run off with a large number of Adobe IDs and encrypted passwords. Adobe also says that...
Ismail Kaleem listed in Microsoft Security Researchers List

Ismail Kaleem listed in Microsoft Security Researchers List

Ismail Kaleem, Senior Security Developer of National Centre for Information technology has been listed in Microsoft Security Researchers Acknowledgement for Responsibly disclosing 2 Security Vulnerabilities in Skype. Kaleem started his professional career as an IT Security Consultant by joining the NCIT, since then he has conducted several penetration testing for...
Batelco becomes Dhiraagu majority shareholder

Batelco becomes Dhiraagu majority shareholder

Bahrain’s leading telecom service provider Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) is now the Majority Share holder of Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun Private Limited (Dhiraagu) following the acquisition of the bulk of the Monaco & Islands division of UK-based Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC). Batelco now holds 52% majority shares of Dhiraagu, which was previously held by...
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MarineSavers.com dedicated to marine conservation projects

MarineSavers.com dedicated to marine conservation projects

Four season’s resorts Maldives has introduced a website dedicated to marine conservation projects by the resorts marine conservation teams. Marinesavers.com intends the resorts guests be kept updated on their many ongoing projects. The site features the history, progress and plans of all of the key marine projects at both Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru and...
‘Biggest Cyber Attack in History’ Slows down global Internet Service

‘Biggest Cyber Attack in History’ Slows down global Internet Service

In a quarrel between non-profit anti-spam group Spamhaus and Dutch web-host Cyberbunker has led to cyber-attacks of an unprecedented scale. Among other services, Spamhaus maintains a block-list of servers known to be used for malicious purposes, such as spam, malware, or illegal content. Servers hosted by Cyberbunker were recently added to the list. Cyberbunker has...
iPhone 5S expected to launch late June

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June

Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, predicts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Traditionally june was marked for the release of new Apple smartphones before the company broke with tradition with the iPhone 4S’s October appearance. Munster is less certain about what the phone will offer, but Like most analysts and...
NCIT celebrates 10th Anniversary

NCIT celebrates 10th Anniversary

National Centre for Information Technology (NCIT) which was established on the 25th of March 2003 by an initiative by the then Minister of Communication Sciences and Technology Honorable Midhath Hilmy celebrates its 10th Anniversary today. NCIT is the main government agency for the development, promotion and propagation of Information Technology (IT) in the Maldives. In...
Localizing WordPress

Localizing WordPress

WordPress is a popular blogging platform and a Content Management System used by many local developers to easily setup and configures websites.  There are several websites in thaana (Dhivehi Language) also hosted in WordPress platform. Developer’s and web designer’s use WordPress due to its extreme flexibility and customization  WordPress also has built in functionality for multilingual...
Dhiraagu Introduces Thaana Version of its Website

Dhiraagu Introduces Thaana Version of its Website

Maldives Telecommunications Operator, Dhiraagu introduces a thaana (Dhivehi language) version of its corporate website today. At an event held at its Head office the new version was inaugurated by Dhivehi Language Expert and Tutor Usthaaz Abdullah Sodiq (Soadube). All the information that is available on the English version is also available newly introduced Dhivehi version....
Sunset for Google Reader

Sunset for Google Reader

Google on its official blog announce that the company has decided to let go of its RSS reader service on 1st July 2013. In the 3 months transitional period Google is allowing its users to find an alternative feed-reading solution. Google says on its Official blog “We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort...
Remembering Tsunamimaldives.mv

Remembering Tsunamimaldives.mv

Eight (8) years ago todays Maldives was hit by a devastating Tsunami which had claimed lives and homes of several Maldivians throughout the nation. My Prayers and well wishes to all the lives lost and families who lost almost everything that day. I would like to take this opportunity to send our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to...
How to identify a Fake Facebook Profile

How to identify a Fake Facebook Profile

Many of us have received friend requests from Facebook user whom we have never met or ever heard of. Requests bombard from users whom we don’t share mutual friends with or those that have so many mutual friends who are not like minded. Chances are this person doesn’t exist and you’re looking at a fake...
25 Million US dollars to upgrade Wataniya Radio Network

25 Million US dollars to upgrade Wataniya Radio Network

On Thursday, Wataniya Telecom Maldives and Huawei has signed an agreement, to modernize the Radio Access Network of Wataniya. The project costing US$25 million involves upgrading Wataniya’s existing Radio Access Network with a state-of-the-art modern, advanced technology platform that will provide enhanced coverage across the country, and offer an enriched experience for voice, data and...
Instagram Introduces Web Profiles

Instagram Introduces Web Profiles

  Instagram, a smartphone centric photo-sharing which was recently purchased by Facebook, has extended from mobile devices to the web by introducing Web profiles for its users. With the newly implemented profiles users can now share their pictures via PCs rather than just iOS and Android-powered Smartphone’s and tablets. This would make it easier for users...
Twitter to compete with Instagram with Photo Filters

Twitter to compete with Instagram with Photo Filters

There have been reports that Twitter is planning to update its mobile app with Instagram like photo filter service that will be implemented in the coming months. Instagram is currently the most popular phot0-sharing application, allowing users to quickly alter their photos and upload and share them. As most smartphones are now equipped with high-resolution...