Cabinet Ministers in the United Arab Emirates have been issued iPads as part of an e-briefcase initiative to streamline cabinet communications and operations. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister of the UAE, tweeted this photograph of three ministers using iPads at a cabinet meeting.

uaeministers560

We also launched the “Minister e-briefcase” for cabinet members. We want to automate all cabinet processes and operations. The goal is to achieve speed and flexibility in decision making. Ministers were given iPad devices. I received one too.

The iPads should allow ministers to maintain better communication with their federal ministries, and reduce the amount of paper they must carry.

Via Obama Pacman

Top Rated Comments

From Win to Mac Avatar
123 months ago
His highness? I didn't realize we were under UAE rule.

It's a title, like Mr. or Dr... Any royal is His Highness and the highest person (usually the King) is His Majesty.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
weing Avatar
123 months ago
Need to track and map your beheading and stoning activities?

There's an APP for that!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Consultant Avatar
123 months ago


Bet they feel dumb. Getting iPad 2 ought before the new one comes out :-)

I can bet they'll upgrade to iPad 3 next week, and leave the iPad 2 to the teaboys.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SlugBlanket Avatar
123 months ago
Speechless

His highness? I didn't realize we were under UAE rule.

This is astonishing on so many levels
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Analog Kid Avatar
122 months ago
lol i love it how all the kids use the most trendy words, in this case subpoena which just got blogged here a couple of hours ago to add to their fake status[

Right, right... Join date 2003 and still looking for status, as opposed to a join date of 2 months ago and being self-appointed post police.

Didn't realize "subpoena" was suddenly trendy with the kids-- is it some sort of sexual euphemism?

I was merely lamenting the fact that my executive branch can't use email because Congress can demand transcripts on a whim.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saud0488 Avatar
122 months ago
Dubai - second largest and most populous emirate of the UAE - managed to get down the contribution of oil to the GDP to below 10%.

It's easy to get oil to contribute less than 10% to your GDP when you HAVE NONE. Abu Dhabi had to bail them in 09 out since they're the most oil rich emirate, while Dubai has relatively little. They primarily rely on business and tourism, which in this economic climate will have them looking for another bailout very soon.

----------

The UAE are doing a **** load better job than most other countries. Watch a documentary, read a book, watch the news for once. Unbiased style btw.

If you're going to go as far as to call people rednecks or idiots at least do it with proper grammar. I'm guessing you're emirati since they're the only ones who love Dubai this much. Otherwise if you had actually been there, like me, you'd know how it really is there. They build the largest malls and buildings in the world while the economy struggles and they have no infrastructure. What has Dubai done better than any other oil country? Nothing. They don't have any good schools, they're struggling to invite businesses in and are living off solely the tourism industry. The huge buildings they built are mostly unoccupied and construction has stopped on most new ones.

Here's an example. While in Qatar in 2010, my cousin and I decided to fly to Dubai for the weekend. We got a 4.5 star suite at a great hotel for only 90 bucks for TWO NIGHTS. A 45 minute taxi ride costs only 12 bucks to and from the airport. The economy here is struggling while the terrible leaders keep building up their buildings, and thus, their egos.

----------

they forbide political parties... but give iPads to their ministers.

What a cool government !

cause political parties are doing so much good here.

----------

I'd be jealous, but they have to deal with the s%^*iest weather on earth and cant rock jeans and T's.

80 degrees and sunny is bad weather? Short and t shirts are the norm. Don't know where you get your terrible information.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

iPhone 13 Always On Feature

iPhone 13 to Bring Over a Major Feature From the Apple Watch

Wednesday July 28, 2021 2:21 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will feature an always-on display akin to the Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 6, according to recent reports. In his weekly Power On newsletter, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, who often reveals accurate insights into Apple's plans, said that the iPhone 13 may feature an Apple Watch-inspired always-on mode. The Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch...
REC ASA CODE2016 20160601 205816 2745

Elon Musk Reportedly Demanded to Become Apple CEO as Part of Potential Tesla Acquisition [Update: Musk Denies]

Friday July 30, 2021 9:04 am PDT by
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly once demanded that he be made Apple CEO in a brief discussion of a potential acquisition with Apple's current CEO, Tim Cook. The claim comes in a new book titled "Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Bet of the Century," as reviewed by The Los Angeles Times. According to the book, during a 2016 phone call between Musk and Cook that touched on the possibility of ...
duracell battery bitter coating

Apple Says Don't Buy AirTag Replacement Batteries With Bitter Coating

Wednesday July 28, 2021 11:08 am PDT by
Since AirTags were just released earlier this year and are expected to have a year-long battery life, it may be some time yet before AirTag users need a replacement battery, but when the time comes for a refresh, Apple is warning customers not to buy batteries with a bitter coating. AirTags use coin-shaped CR2032 batteries, which happen to be a size that's easy to swallow. Some battery...
nothing ear 1 buds 1

Nothing 'Ear (1)' True Wireless Earbuds Launch to Take on AirPods Pro With ANC and Unusual Design for $99

Tuesday July 27, 2021 7:57 am PDT by
Nothing, a new brand from OnePlus founder Carl Pei, has today officially launched the "Ear (1)" true wireless earbuds after months of anticipation around the company's AirPods Pro rival. The Ear (1) features an in-ear design, Active Noise Cancelation, Bluetooth 5.2, IPX4 water resistance, and a charging case with Qi-compatible wireless charging and a USB-C port. Fast pairing is supported on...
General Apps Messages

Android iMessage Competitor Puts Pressure on Apple

Friday July 30, 2021 3:15 am PDT by
Google and the three major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, will all support a new communications protocol on Android smartphones starting in 2022, a move that puts pressure on Apple to adopt a new cross-platform messaging standard and may present a challenge to iMessage. Verizon recently announced that it is planning to adopt Messages by Google as its default messaging...
Apple Leak Feature

Apple Demands Leaker Reveals Sources Under Threat of Being Reported to Police

Wednesday July 28, 2021 6:53 am PDT by
Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to a leaker based in China as part of its continuing attempts to curtail leaks of unreleased products, according to Vice. A Chinese citizen who shared images of stolen Apple prototypes on social media was sent a warning letter from Fangda Partners, Apple's law firm in China, on June 18, 2021. An extract from the letter read:You have disclosed without ...
apple rtp land

Apple Preparing to Occupy 200,000 Square Feet of Temporary Space Ahead of New $1 Billion North Carolina Campus

Thursday July 29, 2021 9:14 am PDT by
Back in April, Apple announced a $430 billion investment over the next five years to create more than 20,000 new jobs as the company continues to expand. One significant piece of that plan is a new engineering and research center in North Carolina where Apple will be investing over $1 billion and hiring at least 3,000 employees. Assemblage of seven properties in Research Triangle Park owned by ...
iOS 15 General Feature Purple

Everything New in iOS 15 Beta 4: Safari Tweaks, MagSafe Battery Pack Support, Notification Updates and More

Tuesday July 27, 2021 11:47 am PDT by
Apple today released the fourth betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, introducing additional refinements to the new features that are coming in the software updates. In these betas, Apple has introduced changes for Safari, Notifications, Focus mode, and more. Safari Updates Apple is continuing to refine the design of Safari on the iPhone, and in iOS 15, there are tweaks to improve usability. ...
new m1 chip

Tim Cook on Apple Deciding to Manufacture Components: 'We Ask Ourselves If We Can Do Something Better'

Tuesday July 27, 2021 3:04 pm PDT by
During today's earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2021 (second calendar quarter), Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked how Apple decides what components to purchase and what components to develop, and Cook said that Apple asks if it can be done better. We ask ourselves if we can do something better. If we can deliver a better product. If we can buy something in the market and it's great...
a15 chip

iPhone 13 and Redesigned MacBook Pro Chip Production Hit With Gas Contamination

Friday July 30, 2021 5:44 am PDT by
The most important TSMC factory that manufactures Apple's chips destined for next-generation iPhone and Mac models has been hit by a gas contamination, according to Nikkei Asia. The factory, known as "Fab 18," is TSMC's most advanced chipmaking facility. TSMC is Apple's sole chip supplier, making all of the processors used in every Apple device with a custom silicon chip. Industry...