Thursday, October 31, 2013

Starbucks opens a new branch in twitter!

Twitter and Starbucks announced a partnership on Monday October 28 that will allow customers to exchange gift certificates by tweeting. It's called "tweet-a-coffee," and Starbucks hopes to use the program to capitalize on spontaneous acts of caffeinated generosity among friends.

All you have to do is tweet "@tweetacoffee to" and write in the handle of the recipient. Initially eGifts will only come in $5 denominations and can be redeemed by printing out the eGift or loading it to a Starbucks digital card.

More e-commerce initiatives could be coming to Twitter if the Starbucks gambit succeeds. American Express already promoted a program earlier this year that allowed its cardholders to use a hash-tag to make a purchase,

Below is an official announcement coming from Starbucks official Twitter account.

And here is a tweet from @tweetacoffee that explains how you may use this service.

They just know how to keep me away from quitting! :D

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

[Update] Al Seif Palace Roundabout got destroyed

I am not sure why they have ruined Al Sief Palace roundabout like that, but I believe they are up to something. Not sure what it is exactly, but let's hope that it is going to be as good as the old greenish roundabout :)

A new look for Al Seif Roundabout! I really can't wait to see / know what they are doing.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Marcia Wallace, Voice of Edna from “The Simpsons,” Dies at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," whose wise-cracking character on "The Bob Newhart Show" and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died.

"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean called said in a statement Saturday that her "irreplaceable character," the fourth-grade teacher who contended with Bart Simpson's constant antics, would be retired from the show. Wallace was 70.

"I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace. She was beloved by all at The Simpsons," Jean said. It's "a terrible loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her."

The statement did not provide a date for her death, or a cause. The longtime TV actress' credits ranged from playing a receptionist on "The Bob Newhart Show" to appearances on Candice Bergen's "Murphy Brown."

On "The Simpsons," Wallace provided the voice for world-weary Edna Krabappel (cru-BOP'-pul), who smoked cigarettes, made sarcastic comments and finally found love in the arms of Simpson's neighbor Ned Flanders after fans voted online at the end of season 22 to keep the unlikely couple together.

Wallace's trademark "Ha!" punctuated Krabappel's frequent wisecracks, and her character was also known for the catchphrase, "Do what I mean, not what I say."

Harry Shearer, the voice of Ned Flanders on the show, said Wallace "brought this huge, positive energy" to her work on "The Simpsons."

"She was just a warm and wonderful person," Shearer told The Associated Press.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Another update for Instagram v 4.2.4

Another update for Instagram after only 3 days from releasing the last update. I am not sure what is going on with Instagram but I've noticed so many complaints which includes sudden crashes! 

However, this new update:

- Improves app start-up performance for certain users.
- Fixes bug where app would crash after several seconds while starting. 

I am afraid to say that all those problems started to show up only after the new iOS 7 update. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Najwa Karam Portrait / Sketch

Finally after a really long time I have decided to come back to sketching portraits again, and I have started with this beautiful face of Najwa Karam :)

I have kept this sketch in pencil and colored the eyes and the lips only. Hope you'll like it :)

First step is the outline.

And then started to shade the face.

And finally done the hair and finished the sketch. 

So what do you think?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Instagram new update v 4.2.4 no major change

Nothing major in this update except that it is going to fix some problems related to sudden crash: 

- Improves app start-up performance for certain users 
- Fices bug where app would crash after several seconds while starting 

New update for BBM App iOS 7

A new update for BBM app iOS version 1.0.2 which includes the following:

- Contact Ategories
- List sorting and filtering in BBM groups 
- Performanxe improvements 
- Bug fixes 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lipsy new Collection: the Kardashian Kollection!

Kardashian's new fasion collection for Lipsy is close to Valentino, Azzedine Alaia and Isabel Marant. "Valentino and Isabel Marant aren't really our style, but their influence is reflected in the collection," Kardashian told Vogue Magazine. "That idea of casual comfort that people love inspired the fabrics - there's a lot of stretch. You know an Alaia dress will hold and such you in? I wanted to make pieces like that, pieces to make you feel really good about yourself."

This campaign, which stars the three sisters, was photographed bu Terry Richardson. And allow me to say, he did such an amazing job! Those photos are great!

If you want to check the collection, visit Lipsy's website.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Are Finally Engaged

Kanye West proposed in front of their friends and family at AT&T park in San Francisco on Monday night, which also happens to be Kim's birthday.

Hours before popping the question to his longtime crush, West was a presenter at the Hollywood Film Awards.

Well it's about time! Congratulations to both.

America's first TOILET themed restaurant!

The Magic Restroom Cafe in L.A's city of Industry is America's first toilet-themed eatery. All the dishes, seats and food items are focused on toilets, bathrooms and human bodily functions.

Customers hoping for a crappy dinning experience sit on stools topped with toilet seats and order appetizing menu items like "golden poop rice," "black poop" (a chocolate sundae), "smells-like-poop" (braised pork over rice), and "bloody number two" (vanilla strawberry sundae). Those defecation themed dishes are then served in miniature toilet bowls.

Magic Restroom Cafe officially opened October 11, 20133 and, so far, the decor is getting better reviews then the food!

Will you ever consider trying out this restaurant? And why?
Or would you like to see this restaurant opening in your country? What do you think will happen if it did?

I will leave the comments to you people :p

BBM App is finally available for iOS & Android

In a very smart move, Blackberry decided to finally launch BBM app for both iOS and Android yesterday without creating a big buzz about it like last time. I am sure they have learned their lesson from the last time when they have created a huge buzz and informed everybody that the BBM app is going to be available on that specific date. And that's why they have faced all those server problems!

I have downloaded BBM app on both iPhone and S3, but I still didn't activate it because BB didn't send me the confirmation email yet :p However, the app is now available for both iOS and Android systems via the below links.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

شرطية فلسطينية تثير الجدل في شبكات التواصل بسبب جمالها

انتشرت مؤخرا صورة لشرطية فلسطينية في قلب رام الله عبر شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي بشكل ملفت وذلك لجمالها الخلاب

انهالت مجموعة من التعليقات التي تنتقد هذه الفتاة وبعضهم استعجب "هل ستحررها تلك الفتاة" واخر "بدنا شباب فلسطين زلامها مش متل هيك ناس" والبعض أيد الفكرة بقولهم "الأمن الناعم"

لا ضرر من وجود عناصر أمن نسائية في الشرطة، ولكن تعليقي هو "الله يعين البنت، انتشرت صورها في كل مكان" :p

Leandro Granato paints with his eye!

When I first saw this I was shocked, this looks terrible even if whatever stuff he is using is safe for his eyes, it is still terrible!

However, Leandro Granto is an artist from Buenos Aries, Argentina, who paints using only his eye as a paintbrush. First he puts the paint into his nose, next he forces the paint up through his eye and finally applies it onto the canvas!

I seriously don't see any artistic creativity here, do you?

منتج الفيلم المسيء للرسول يؤدي فريضة الحج

قال الهولندي آرنولد فاندرون منتج الفيلم المسيء للرسول الكريم "صلى الله عليه وسلم" والذي يؤدي فريضة الحج هذه الأيام أن دموعه لم تتوقف منذ وصوله مكة وأنه يعيش الآن أجمل اللحظات، مؤكدا أنه سوف ينتج فيلما آخر يعكس خلاله أخلاق سيد البشر.

وأشار فاندرون أنه وجد في الإسلام ما كان يصبو إليه ويفتقده في حياته السابقة، موضحا أنه عندما يتذكر حياته السابقة يرى أنه كان كمن يقبض الريح، وأنه جاء إلى الحج للاستغفار والدعاء والابتهال الى الله لمسح خطاياه السابقة.

وأضاف - وفقا لصحيفة عكاظ السعودية - وهو يطلق آهة الفرحة من قلبه: "هنا وجدت ذاتي بين هذه القلوب المؤمنة، ودعواتي أن تمسح دموعي كل ذنوبي بعد توبي، وسأعمل على إنتاج عمل كبير يخدم الإسلام والمسلمين ويعكس أخلاق نبي الرحمة بعد عودتي من رحلة الحج."

وأوضح المنتج الهولندي بأن هذه ليست المرة الأولى التي يزور فيها الأراضي المقدسة حيث سبق وأن أدى العمرة في شهر فبراير الماضي وأنه وجد الراحة والطمأنينة بجوار قبر المصطفى وأن ارتباطاته الأسرية والعملية تحرمه من الإقامة بجواره.

وحول كيفية اعتناقه الإسلام أبان المنتج الهولندي أنه كان متشوقا لمعرفة الكثير عن الإسلام فبدأ بالقراءة عنه حتى تخلل قلبه وأشهر إسلامه بعد ذلك رغم أنه كان ينتمي لحزب الحرية الهولندي المتطرف في عدائه للإسلام والمسلمين.

سبحان مغير الأحوال، إن الله يهدي من يشاء!

Chinese couple sell baby daughter online to buy an iPhone

A young unemployed Chinese couple, who allegedly sold their baby girl online and used part of the money to buy an iPhone and other expensive items, are facing criminal charges, state media reported. Shanghai prosecutors have brought a case against the couple identified as Zheng and Teng for human trafficking after they put their third child up for adoption through illegal online postings and accepted the money for the baby, the Liberation Daily reported.

The couple began posting online advertisements for the child in June this year, Shangai's Jeifang Daily newspaper reported today. The advertisements suggested they would be willing to part with their unborn baby in exchange for up to 50,000 yuan ($8,200).

After a home birth, designed to cover-up the crime, they handed over the baby girl and received a large cash payment into their bank account on the very same day, The Telegraph reported.

Investigations found that the mother used the money to buy an iPhone, high-end sports shoes and other expensive products, also online, after "trading" the baby girl, reports said.

The two reportedly told the prosecutors that they were acting in the best interest of their child since they already had two children and could not afford to bring up a third one.

"Giving away the child was not for obtaining benefits, but giving the child better guarantees," one was quoted as saying.

Those are such so cold blooded people, they really do not deserve the right to be parents!

But on the other hand, China really needs to create new rules that can help and/or protect children in China. I mean, last year 7 people were jailed in China's Hunan province for involvement in the purchase of a kidney from a 17-year old boy who used the money to buy an iPhone and an iPad.

I am out of words! Thank god Apple created the cheap iPhone!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Say Goodbye to Facebook Privacy Search Settings

You might get shocked from reading this title, because I know I did!
It is here and it is official, Facebook privacy search settings are no longer active. Facebook is getting rid of its privacy settings that lets users limit who can search for them.

Facebook stated on Thursday, that its removing the setting that controls search options for users. The company claims that only a very small percentage of users will be affected by the change.

CPO Michael Richter confirmed and explained the change on the Facebook Newsroom:
"Last year we announced the removal of an old settings called "Who can look up your Timeline by name?" along with new controls for managing content on Facebook.

The search setting was removed last year for people who weren't using it. For the small percentage of people still using the setting, they will see reminders about it being removed in the coming weeks.

Whether you've been using the setting or not, the best way to control what people can find about you on Facebook is to choose who can see the individual t hings you share."

Well, we had enough with Facebook already, and now you just made it official guys! No one will be using Facebook anymore!

Kim Kardashian Releasing a Baby Weight-Loss Book

The reality TV star is planning to release a diary all about her post-baby weight-lost that will include intimate, never-before-seen images following her from daughter North West's delivery to her current state.

"Kim & Kanye are always thinking about the brand and how to make it bigger and better, so Kim is loving the idea of a post-baby body visual diary showing her weight-loss." "She knows there are plenty of pap photos of her out there, but only she has the really personal ones that no one can get close enough to take of her."

The project doesn't have a publisher yet, but Kim is confident that because of the public's interest, it will get picked up.

Kim looks at photos of herself from a few weeks ago and is beyond excited that she is slimming down all the time, the visual spur of her photos arranged on her wall have been a huge inspiration.

I would leave the comment to you guys! What do you think?