How to Write a Cover Letter

Yasmin Jaff, Active Labour, Erbil When you want to apply for a position in a company, there are a number of things that you have to keep in mind. As with all types of messages, always put yourself in the position of the reader. “What would you like to know about an applicant?” “What qualities …

Facebook Adds Emojis – Express Anger Without A ‘Thumbs Up’

Facebook has finally added a range of emojis to its ‘like’ button – enabling users to express themselves better Following years of requests for a ‘dislike’ button, Facebook has unveiled five new emojis – a heart, a laughing face, a shocked face, sad and angry faces. The crowning of Miss Iraq in 2015 inspired an …

Google Firm Releases Video Of New Human-Like Robot

It looks like a walking nightmare to us Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm bought by Google over two years ago, has unveiled it’s latest addition to a family of animal and human mimicking robots. Frankly, just watching the video feels like the world is about to be overrun by these nightmares, especially when you consider …

Google Translate adds new languages including Kurdish

Anyone who has ever faced the frustration of trying (and failing) to switch between Arabic and Kurdish got a major boost today, as Google Translate marked International Language Day by adding Kurmanji to the capabilities offered by the platform. Google added a total of 13 new languages to its program — which is 10 years …

More Problems for iPhone and iPad Users

Setting date to 1 January 1970 will kill devices Another flaw has been discovered in the operating system of Apple mobile devices, and this time ruthless trolls on 4Chan.org have exploited the gullibility of some owners. By setting the date of any iPhone 5S or newer, the iPad Air, iPad mini 2 or the 2015 …

Urgent Warning for iPhone 6 Users: Avoid iOS 9

‘Error 53’ killing repaired iPhones Owners of iPhones in Iraq are being warned against downloading the latest operating system update as it might ‘brick’ the technology. A smartphone is considered a ‘brick’ when it is broken to the extent that it no longer works. The iPhone 6 has fingerprint ID technology built in to its …

Kirkuk Inventor Powers Mobile Phones With Body Heat

Mohammad Abdullah – Yalla – Kirkuk “My first invention was an electronic hatchery when I was at secondary school, which I presented as a graduation project for students of the Agriculture Faculty. The hatchery is still being exhibited at the Faculty’s exhibitions in Kirkuk,” 23 year old Mustafa Abdul-Wahid told Yalla whilst distracted by his …

Online World Melts Down As Twitter Suffers Global Outage

Twitter initially tries to tweet the news of the failure As of 13:30 Iraq time, Twitter was still struggling to resume to a full service, after suffering a full scale global outage at about 11:20. Users on mobile and on web were greeted with a technical fault page, which acknowledged the initial complete disruption. Service …

Baghdad University Arts Library Kickstarter Needs Your Help!

Following the Iraq war in 2003 the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Baghdad lost its entire library of 70,000 books when looters torched the building. Students remain hampered by their access to an extremely limited range of books. Iraqi Professor Wafaa Bilal has launched “Project 168 Hours and 1 Second”, which connects potential …

Fedshe: Linking Iraqi Consumers to Global Brands

Have you ever tried to purchase something online in Iraq, and found the path from website to your door blocked for some reason? New website fedshe.com aims to bridge the gap between Iraqi consumers and worldwide brands – delivering everything from the latest technology through to top name household products, with a focus on customer …