Thursday, September 26, 2013

Death Wish Coffee! Something I'd love to try




It is said that Death Wish Coffee is the world's strongest coffee ever! It is made out of robusta coffee beans which are much higher in caffeine than Arabica coffee beans. 

It is said that this coffee contains 200% more caffeine than a standard cup of coffee. Consumers must follow Death Wish Coffee's brewing instructions to arrive at the advertised caffeine content. They recommend using 2 1/2 tablespoons of finely ground coffee per 6 fl. oz. of water. 

This coffee is made only for those who can handle high amounts of caffeine just like me :D 
If you want to order this coffee, it is available from Amazon here for only $20. I am so going to try this coffee!



Star Academy 9 is back Tonight at 9



After two years Star Academy season 9 is finally back and will be on air tonight on LBC channel at 9 PM. To get the daily updates on the show follow their accounts @StaracArabia in the following social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Youtube, Keek. Or visit their website www.staracarabia.com 

I don't know why the show stopped and why it's back again! But I don't think it's a good idea that it's back. What do you think guys? Share your thoughts with us.


[Update] iPhone 5 Battery problem after iOS7 update!


I am sure all of you have upgraded their iOS devices into the sweet new iOS7 just recently. And I don't know if you have noticed that your battery gets drained so fast after upgrading to iOS 7 or not. But I have noticed that I have to charge my phone every 1 hour "maybe less", or just keep it on the charger while using it! 

I used to never have any problem with my iPhone 5 battery before upgrading to the iOS7. Many iPhone and iPad owners around the world have been reporting problems with Apple's updated operating system iOS7 and the battery issue.

However, I am trying those below options in order to save the battery's life and I think it's pretty good so far. Will update this post after few days just to let you know how things are going.

1. Turn off background app updates

Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > and then turn OFF the Updates 




2. Turn off AirDrop / Wi-Fi / and Bluetooth 

You may do so by swiping up from the bottom to pull up the Control Center. 




3. Turn off Parallax

This option will disable the homescreen's 3D pop, all you need to do is to go to Settings > General > Accessibility > set Reduce Motion to ON


4. Switch off Auto Brightness 

Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > OFF


5. Switch off Location Services

You may completely switch it off, or just turn off location settings for apps that you don't require. 





6. Turn off Background App Refresh

Settings > General > Background App Refresh > OFF


I just hope this bug/issue was not purposely done so we would want to buy the new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c :D 

However, I don't think I will be buying it, because I already have iPhone 5 and it's still in perfect shape, well unless of course if someone gifted me a brand new iPhone 5s "the space grey plz XP" I wouldn't mind at all :D


[Update]

Good news, now the battery lasts for 4 - 5 hours after I charge it :D


Monday, September 23, 2013

#Kuwait hashtag is trending in twitter for 2 days


Today will be the second day #Kuwait hashtag is trending in Twitter. I am not sure what is the reason behind it, but its probably because of Instagram and the caption thing, or some tweets because of the BBM App event. But anyways, this is awesome, isn't? :D



عودة الأسطورة المتألقة الفنانة شيريهان





من منا لا يعرف الأسطورة المتألقة دوما شيريهان؟ فقد عهدنا وكونا ذكريات رائعة في طفولتنا بسبب فوازيرها، مسرحياتها وأعمالها الفنية الآخرى.

بعد غياب دام أكثر من ١٥عاما، استطاعت الفنانة شيريهان أن تبهر الجميع بإطلالة مميزة، حيث احتلت صورها أغلفة المجلات، وانتشرت بكثافة على مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي مثل الفيس بوك، التويتر، وغيرها.

ستكمل الفنانة شيريهان الخمسين بعد بضعة أشهر، ولكنها مازالت تنافس بنات العشرينات في الجمال والرشاقة. حيث أنها تثبت إشراقة أمل جديدة لكل محبيها بعد صراعها مع مرض السرطان الذي تعافت منه مؤخرا.

تستعد حاليا الفنانة شيريهان لتصوير مسلسل (دموع السندريلا)٫ تأليف محمد الحناوي والمقرر عرضه في رمضان المقبل.

يمكنكم متابعة أخبار الفنانة شيريهان على صفحتها الرئيسية في الانستجرام @sherihanofficial
أو على صفحة الفيس بوك الخاصة بها www.facebook.com/sherihanofficial
على التويتر @sherihanshal
أو على اليوتيوب @sherihantube








BBM App for iOS and Android was cancelled!



As we all know, BBM app was supposed to hit the market in September 20 & 21, and it actually did!  Just a few hours after launching the BBM on the App store in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, India and UAE, Blackberry removed it, after an unofficial version of the Android app was posted online this weekend.

This unofficial version of this app was downloaded 1.1 million times in only 8 hours, which have caused the company some issues where they have spent the whole Saturday attempting to resolve. As a result, the iOS version roll out was paused, the official date of the Android version is still not announced, and the unofficial Android version has been disabled. 

What BB said was:

"Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it's ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability." 

Have you been able to download BBM app on your iPhone before it was removed from the stores? 


Friday, September 20, 2013

Kuwait Riders winter gathering



Earlier today, Kuwait Riders gathered in front of Safir Hotel with all their gorgeous bikes for the so called "peace day!"
Sorry if those photos are not that clear, I got them from a friend of mine.








Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Miley Cyrus and Liam Officially Call Off Engagement


The "used to be" adorable couple have split and officially call of engagement! 


No reasons were mentioned, but I am pretty sure it's because of her new look "hair do" and attitude! I really miss the old cute innocent Miley!


It has been said that it's Miley's decision, after coming to grips with Liam what she believed was less than faithful to her. While on the other hand, it has been said that Liam was leaving Miley because of her new ratchet party-girl persona, but we will never know! 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Microsoft Bought Nokia for $ 7.2 Billion



Microsoft is trying to rise up and eat the market all over again! I remember when we used to only have Microsoft Windows on our PC's and nothing else! 

Today Microsoft Corp will buy Nokia's phone business and license its patents for 5.44 billion Euros ($7.2 Billion), a bold foray into mobile devices that also brings potential chief executive contender Stephen Elop back iinto the fold.

Nokia said it expected that senior executive Jo Harlow, Juha Putkiranta, Timo Toikkanen, and Crhis Weber would transfer to Microsoft when the deal is concluded, probably in the first quarter of 2014.

Well who knows, this might be a good step for Nokia to rise up again and start competing with others!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

EMMA WATSON is GQ'S Woman of The Year!




One of our favorite charachters in Harry Poter Movies Emma Watson grew up to become a fine lady all together. Emma Watson takes over the cover of GQ Woman of the year 2013. She tweeted the gorgeous cover, on which she wears a backless lace gown and minimal makeup, Tuesday evening. The same night, Watson wore a cream bralette with voluminous sleeves by Balenciga at the magazine's Men of the year awards. 


It's really such a transformation, from a cute school girl, to a unique grown up woman! Keep up the good work Emma, can't wait to see your future work!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Walking Dead Classes!



The University of California, Irvine is kicking off its fall semester with a course that is described as "a broad range of scholarly topics through the lens of a hypothetical zombie apocalypse." The class will last eight weeks, cater to students domestic and will mold the minds of the eager surrealist who wishes to emulate the wisdom of Rick, the tenacity of Glen, or the sulking adorability of Daryl.

The class will begin on Monday, October 14 (following the series Season 4 premiere on the best satellite TV) and last for 8 weeks, until December 20. I wonder what will go on during this class. Will the students be forced to wear costumes or make some? Will they act like if they were zombies and try to bite each others? This sounds like really a fund class, don't you think :p


Monday, September 9, 2013

Britain’s Vintage King Fashion Goes Global!


WILLIAMVINTAGE launched his debut e-commerce site just recently. He actually brought his lovely vintage collection to global audience. Willam Banks Blaney - founder, told Vogue Magazine: "A lot of people do it before they're ready, and I wanted to make sure that, not only do we have great stock, but that we also have a great team who can help me communicate my business in they way I wanted. It feels like we have both of those elements now - I hope that we've turned a corner. The decision was also driven by clients asking for a greater online presence - they felt that this level of vintage product wasn't available anywhere on the internet."

Good news for vintage fashion lovers! Check out his collection.







[Source: Vogue Magazine]

For Nikon lovers, check out this new camera!



Well to talk about me, I am a Canon lover. But I also love Nikon as well, although I haven't tried it yet. But I have some friends who are freaks about Nikon ;p

For those of you who love photography and basic point-and-shoot strategy, meet this small camera! This tiny Cooklpix S02 measures just 3.1 inches wide by 2.1 inches high by 0.7 inch thick and weighs only 3.6 ounces. With this body there is a 3x f3.3-5.9 30-90mm lens, a 2.7 inch 230K dot resolution touch screen, and a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor.

Not to mention that the memory and battery are built in, which will not make the camera get any heavier. The battery can be charged via USB which can take up to 210 shots, and will definitely not fill up the 7.3 GB flash memory.

The camera has CMOS sensor which allows you to record a video at a resolution up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. It also includes multi-shot modes for HDR backlight correction and hand-held night scenes. 

This tiny beautiful camera will be available in September for $179.95 with different colours; silver, white, pink or blue. 


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Nokia Threats of breaking Samsung Kitkat!



One of the most hilarious tweets I have ever seen! Nokia is officially threaten to break Samsung Kitkat!
The war has officially started between the three big companies: Apple, Android and Nokia! I think this will be a good thing to watch, don't you think :p


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is finally out!



The Galaxy Note 3 was unveiled this Wednesday. It has a soft leather-like back, where it gives you the feeling that you are holding a fancy leather-bound device.

The official specifications of Galaxy Note 3 are as below:

Network       2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz3G (HSPA + 24Mbps):
                      4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps): up to 6 different band sets 

Processor      LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor
                      3G 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor (A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz)
                      The selection of AP will be different by markets.

Display         5.7inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

OS                 Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Camera          Main (Rear): 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with smart stabilisation.
                       LED Flash (High CRI), and Zero shutter lag
                       Sub (Front): 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with smart stabilisation
                       Full HD recording @30fps

                       Dual Camera: Dual shot / dual recording / dual video call
                       Recording: UHD 30fps, smooth motion (FHD 60fps), slow motion (HD 120fps)
                       Camera Mode: Drama shot, sound & shot, animated photo, eraser, best photo, best face,
                       beauty face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), panorama, sports, golf, surround shot, live
                       effect.

Video            Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8,
                      HEVC
                      Recording & playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD

Audio           Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, Vorbis, FLAC, WAV
                      Ultra high quality audi (~192KHz, 24 bit) support

S Pen            Command: Action memo, scarpbook, screen write, S finder, Pen window.
Optimised     S Note, Multi window, new easy clip, direct pen input.

Additional     Group play: Share music, share picture, share video, share document, play games.
Features        Story album, S translator.
                       Samsung smart scroll, samsung smart pause, air gesture, air view.
                       Samsung Apps, samsung hub, ChatON (voice/video call, share screen, 3-way calling)
                       samsung WatchON.
                       S voice hands free, S health.
                       Samsung adapt display, samsung adapt sound, auto adjust touch sensitivity.
                       Samsung link, screen mirroring.
                       Safetv assistant.

Google          Chrome, search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, play books, play movies, play music, play store,
Mobile          hangouts, voice search, YouTube, google settings, play games, messenger.
Services

Connectivity  WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)
                        GPS / GLONASS
                        NFC, Bluetooth v 4.0 (LE)
                        IR LEF (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

Sensor            Gesture, accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB
                        Proximity, barometer, temperature & humidity, hall sensor

Memory         32/64 GB user memory + microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
                        3GB RAM

Dimension      151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g

Battery            Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

It is said that it will be released in UK in September 25, but no words are yet revealed on when this device will be available for the Middle East!

So what do you think guys, is it what you were expecting? Will you buy this device or not?


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Galaxy Gear Smartwatch




The new Galaxy Gear looks pretty much like any other smartwatch out there in the market, except that this one has some pretty interesting features, such as the light weight (2.6 ounces), 1.6-inch screen and 1.9 megapixel camera embedded in the strap and a built-in speaker that allows users to conduct hands-free calls.

The Galaxy Gear also is limited to working in tandem with Smsung's own line of phones. It will be pitched as a companion device to its latest generation smartphone tablet "the Galaxy Note 3." Users who buy both the devices will be able to read messages, check the weather and take photos on the smart watch, which will be synchronised to the smart phone and which will run on Android software. 

This is really comes under the category of "brilliant marketing," this will force Tech freaks to buy both the devices! I know if I was an Android freak, I would buy both of them :D


Friday, September 6, 2013

Alexa Chung Takes Over Vogue's October Cover


For the third time ALEXA CHUNG takes over Vogue's cover, in October issue she was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. On Monday, September 11, Chung will take on a new role - as guest editor of Vogue.co.uk. She will be contributing to every area of Vogue's site, as she tells Vogue all about her debut book, It; names her must-have pieces for autumn/winter 2013; and reveals her definitive playlist - and that's just to start. 
                                                                                [Source: Vogue Magazine]



Kim goes Blonde!



Kim decided to go blonde last weekend, and to be honest with you it's not that bad! It looks good on her. Although I prefer her old 2009 hairdo, but she is still looking good :D

Her hair stylist George Papanikolas from the Andy LeCompte Salon says: "the Goldilocks makeover has been in the works for awhile. And that it's something Kim always wanted to do for a long time".

I believe all she needs to do now is to take a good care of her hair, because it definitely looks pretty tired!

This is how she has gone blonde in 2009 "it really fits her"





Giant Fruit Salad "Record-Breaking" by University of Massachusetts




In what;s become an annual addition, the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new academic year with a delicious, healthy, record-breaking dish. 

About 500 students and staff at the Amherst campus on Monday sliced, diced, pitted and peeled 150 varieties pf fruit to create a salad weighing more than 15,000 pounds. The salad was mixed in a 15-foot diameter swimming pool.

It includes 20 varieties of apples weighing more than 3,600 pounds; 19 varieties of melon weighing more than 2,500 pounds; peaches; bananas; oranges; berries; and more exotic fruits including quince, passion fruit and rambutan.

A Guinness World Records representative certified the record.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Yahoo's new logo has been decided!

Yahoo announced plans to unveil a new logo that reflected the company's "renewed sense of purpose and progress" at the beginning of August.

While some of Yahoo's temporary logos were hits, most were really not relevant to their identity at all! After 30 days of purple fonts and exclamation points, Yahoo finally decided to pick a logo and start using it.

This is the first logo that Yahoo has tried.

Yahoo's logo for August 10.


Yahoo tried out this logo on August 12, which looks somehow like playstation controller don't you think?


Then they have tried out this sans-serif logo on August 16. It's very similar to the old logo but with a much cleaner look.


And this was published on August 18, but it really looks like the font used in Dunkin' Donuts logo! Don't you agree with me?


This stylish logo was used on Yahoo's pages on August 19.


Yahoo tried out several logos, none of which really hit the desired one. The below logos were featured on Yahoo pages as follows (August 8, is at the top left; August 17, top right; August 14, bottom left; August 23, bottom right)


On August 24, the logo used by Yahoo was pretty much clear, with a large exclamation mark.


Also, this one was featured on August 26.


Yahoo's logo featured on August 28.


Well, this logo was featured on September 3, maybe it was a reminder for all of us or a teaser to show how the final logo would look like!



And finally, Yahoo introduced its new logo to the world on Wednesday night September 4.



What do you think of this new logo? I honestly like the old one, specially the colour!