Connect with us


Careem Offers “Careem on Call” Service



Careem, the Dubai-based private ride-hailing app, has launched a first of its kind service ‘Careem On Call’, using geo-linked locations across Dubai. The introduction allows users to book a Careem car in five seconds without downloading the app or setting up an account.

Careem On Call targets people who are relocating or travelling to Dubai and aren’t familiar with the convenient world of ride-hailing apps. In addition, the new service prides itself in being a business community service helping companies overcome issues relating to transport, to and from the location. Often simple tasks like ordering taxis and parking can prove problematic, reception desks tend to have inundated requests to book taxis which in itself can result to a tiresome activity when explaining their location as well as co-ordinating the booking.

With its use of smart technology IVR and geo-link, the process of ordering a Careem On Call couldn’t be more simple. The customer dials in the unique number which is geo-linked to the location, then simply presses one, which is when a car is automatically despatched to the exact place. The customer receives an SMS with the Captain’s registration plate and his mobile number so the two parties can easily identify each other. As Careem on Call is an app-free service customers must be prepared to pay the captain with cash.

Bassel Alnahlaoui, Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations comments “Careem On Call has come about from an organic demand we see from small, medium and even large-scale businesses who have parking challenges for their guests or where people struggle to get a car home from. We set it up to provide a service that can help relieve reception staff from having to book cars and having the tiresome task of explaining their location to a driver, so that their guests can be self-sufficient and book a ride on their own terms. Careem On Call is very much a community service, so no matter how small or large your business might be, we’d love to hear from you if you think you can benefit from having your own unique line.

The latest Careem service is another way for us to help simplify people’s lives and enable to get around town more easily. For those who are new to ride hailing apps, or passing through as tourists, our On Call service provides them with a quick and easy way to book a limo on demand.”

Yasmin Khammash, the General Manager of Train SF states, “It’s a great service, fast and reliable and we are extremely happy to provide this to our customers, in an area where it’s hard to get taxi’s this service has really helped.” Laura Davies, Head of Marketing at Inner Fight, comments, “Careem On Call has been great for our members. It’s worked out (excuse the pun) perfectly for clients who need an easy and reliable option to get home after a hard work out. We are very happy Crossfitter customers.”

The Careem On Call network is now live and spread wide across Dubai with over 100 locations already. From large scale venues like Dubai World Trade Centre, Bajeel Hospital, Zero Gravity and Nikki Beach, through to far out destinations like the Farm in Al Barai and Al Qudra Trek Bike centre through to cafes and gyms in Al Quoz (Tom & Serg, Café Rider and Inner Fight and Fitness HQ). Even those visiting car service centres such as Audi and Porsche will also be able to use the service, no business is too small for Careem to offer the service to.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Samsung Internet is Now Available for Download on Windows PCs



Samsung’s default browser, Samsung Internet, has expanded its reach to desktop computers and laptops, now available for download on the Microsoft Store. One notable feature is the ability for users to sync their browsing data between their Galaxy devices and computers.

Upon launching the browser, users can import their browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines from other applications like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge by signing into their Samsung Cloud account. The browser also supports add-ons and extensions from Chrome and Edge, accessible through the Chrome Web Store.

Samsung Internet for Windows offers familiar features such as incognito mode, light and dark modes, and ad-blocker support. The design elements show similarities to both Chrome and Edge, providing a sense of familiarity for users of those browsers. A useful security feature allows users to delete bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and other data upon signing out, catering to those who share computers.

Despite its promising features, the browser’s PC debut is marred by a lack of complete sync support. Currently, only browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines can be imported, with no support for transferring saved passwords from Galaxy devices to computers. This omission may be addressed in future updates.

In May, Samsung Internet received an optimisation update for Galaxy tablet users. Toggleable features were introduced, allowing users to control the placement of the browser’s address, bookmark, and tab bars. The update also included a warning for users with a high number of open tabs, informing them that opening another tab would result in the deletion of the oldest tab.

Continue Reading


Google Clarifies the Cause of Missing Google Drive Files



Many Google Drive users recently experienced the unsettling disappearance of their files, prompting concerns. Google has now identified the root cause, attributing the issue specifically to the Google Drive for Desktop app. While assuring that only a limited subset of users is affected, the tech giant is actively investigating the matter and promises timely updates.

To prevent inadvertent file deletion, Google provides the following recommendations:

  1. Avoid clicking “Disconnect account” within Drive for desktop.
  2. Refrain from deleting or moving the app data folder, located at:
    • Windows: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\DriveFS
    • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/DriveFS
  3. Optionally, create a copy of the app data folder if there is sufficient space on your hard drive.

Before Google officially addressed the issue, distressed users took to the company’s support forum to report deleted files. One user from South Korea highlighted a particularly severe case where their account reverted to May 2023, resulting in the loss of anything uploaded or created after that date. Additionally, the user emphasised that they had not synced or shared their files or drive with anyone else.

As Google delves deeper into resolving this matter, affected users are advised to heed the provided precautions. The company’s commitment to ongoing updates reflects its dedication to swiftly addressing and rectifying the situation. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proactive measures to safeguard digital data, especially as users navigate cloud-based platforms such as Google Drive.

Continue Reading


Is Apple’s New ‘NameDrop’ Feature a Cause for Parental Concern?



In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, Apple’s new iOS 17 update has introduced a feature that’s sparking a mix of curiosity and concern: NameDrop. This functionality allows users to share contact information with others seamlessly, but it’s not without its set of caveats and considerations.

At the core of the apprehension is the proximity-based nature of NameDrop. For the feature to work, both devices must have iOS 17 installed, be unlocked, and be in close physical proximity – a touch is required to initiate the contact transfer. The user experience involves a swift interaction, prompting a screen at the top of the device with options to “receive only” or “share.”

The need for consent is emphasised in this process. Both users must actively participate in the transfer, acknowledging and approving the exchange of contact information. This deliberate approach is aimed at ensuring that the sharing of personal data is a conscious and intentional act.

However, the rollout of NameDrop has not been without its share of concerns, particularly among parents and law enforcement agencies. Police departments across the United States have issued warnings, urging parents to manually disable the feature on their children’s devices. The fear, it seems, is rooted in the potential for unintended consequences, especially considering the close physical interaction required.

Is it wise to err on the side of caution and turn off NameDrop? Perhaps. Is it time to hit the panic button? Not necessarily, according to experts in the field. In a report by The Washington Post, Chester Wisniewski, a digital security expert at Sophos, dismisses the concerns surrounding NameDrop as “hysteria” and “nonsense.” He suggests that Apple has implemented safeguards to prevent inadvertent information sharing.

One key aspect that should offer reassurance is the need for mutual consent and the deliberate physical proximity required for the feature to activate. The intentionality of this process is to eliminate the risk of accidental data exchanges, putting control firmly in the hands of the users.

As with any technological advancement, understanding and awareness play pivotal roles in ensuring a positive user experience. Educating users, especially parents and guardians, about the intricacies of NameDrop can empower them to make informed decisions about its use. Apple, being at the forefront of user privacy and security, is likely to continue refining and enhancing the feature based on user feedback and evolving security standards.

While the warnings from law enforcement underscore the importance of vigilance, it is crucial to approach the situation with a balanced perspective. The benefits of a feature like NameDrop, enabling seamless contact sharing in a world where connectivity is key, should not be overshadowed by fear.

Apple’s NameDrop feature introduces a novel way of sharing contact information, but its success hinges on user awareness and responsible usage. As technology continues to evolve, so too will the safeguards and features aimed at ensuring a secure and positive user experience. By staying informed and engaged, users can navigate the landscape of advancements like NameDrop with confidence.

Continue Reading

Latest Reviews

Follow us on Facebook