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Facebook mobile’s got share

Facebook’s mobile version is getting closer and closer to having all the features of its desktop version. If you’ve updated to the recent versions, made available on iOS and Android, you can now share posts from your newsfeed to other friends. Go on, share the love.

JBL is ready for iPhone 5

Bring on the Lightning docks. Ever since Apple decided to (finally) rethink its charging dock, it has caused a flurry of accessory makers to get back to the drawing board and come up with compatible devices. Speaker dock maker JBL seems to be ahead of the race with the OnBeat Micro, made for the iPhone 5 and new new generation iPad and iPod touch. Available at the end of the month for Dh466.

BBM Voice coming soon

Still on a BlackBerry? Research in Motion’s last-ditch attempt to stay relevant, the BlackBerry 10, is not out until next year. In the meantime, the company has teased BBM users with BBM Voice, which lets you make voice calls over WiFi. You can call a friends while chatting with them on the BBM or, use a split screen to chat and talk at the same time. But remember, it’s only over WiFi – not 3G or 4G.

BBM 7, which comes with BBM Voice is available in beta for BlackBerry OS 6 or higher smartphones. To download for free, go to

Culinary tablet smelling good

A French company with a funky name, Unowhy, has launched a culinary tablet made specially for the kitchen. Call QOOQ (pronounced ‘cook), this waterproof tablet is designed to make cooking at home highly interactive, with 4,000 plus exclusive recipes and step-by-step guides to making your own dish. You can also add your own recipes or share with friends, create shopping lists and menus. And oh, it gives you full access to the internet. Dh1,465. Go to