By: // On 23 March 2015 // in Reviews, Tech

Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

I was fortunate to test the Samsung Galaxy A5 thoroughly and over a long period of time at work, which allowed me to get to the bottom of the new mobile phone. Like always, this review will not be a dry, complicated technical review, rather I’ll just list out all the things I liked, didn’t like, and my general findings while using this device. Worth mention is that the Samsung Galaxy A5 comes to replace the old Galaxy Alpha.

The full technical details and other specifications of this device can be found here:

By: // On 27 February 2015 // in Biz, Reviews

Review: Writing Quick Press Releases

If you run a business in today’s world, you know that a good press release may be your ticket to success. That’s where Raouf Shabayek’s new ebook Writing Quick Press Releases comes in. It takes the guesswork out of the process, and it doesn’t charge you for the privilege. Mr. Shabayek, a PR writer, blogger, and journalist, is uniquely qualified to handle this subject. He has been on both sides of the press release. He’s written them for clients, but he has also been the reader, choosing which press releases made it past the editor’s box. In this ebook, he freely shares his expertise with us.

By: // On 8 February 2015 // in Reviews

HTC Desire 820 Review

HTC Middle East sent me one of their mid-range mobile phone; the HTC Desire 820, for a quick review. They lent it to me for only 15 days which was barely enough to try it out and come back with my findings. For a detailed list of specs, GSMArena has all the technical details of the HTC Desire 820 phone.

The TL;DR review;

HTC Desire 820 is a stylish plastic mobile phone with a 5.5″ screen, a looker, sleek, light, runs on a 64 bit CPU yet it’s not very fast, with a battery that needs less than three hours to be fully charged and costs under $300.

By: // On 27 December 2014 // in Autos

5 Reasons to / NOT to Buy Ford Escape 2015

I’ll give it to you right away: it’s money! If your SUV budget is budget, love Ford in spite of its many recent recalls, wouldn’t mind owning a compact crossover, okay with the fact that Ford Escape has an average resale value, then the Ford Escape 2015 is the right choice for you. Read on!

In its third generation, after a total redo in 2012, the 2015 Ford Escape (base model costs $22.5K) is again one of the contending picks in the compact crossover utility vehicle market. A true World car, its performance, fuel efficiency, agile handling and high tech features set it apart from the competition.

Although few competitors give it a run for its money, a few do, and deciding which one is right for you will be easier if you know a more about this little SUV. Little has changed between the this and 2014’s model, and U.S. News & World Report ranks the Ford Escape 2015 fourth of its 23 affordable compact crossover SUV’s.

By: // On 3 December 2014 // in Autos, Reviews

10 Reasons To Buy The Honda CRV 2015

The 2015 Honda CRV has not undergone a complete makeover. Yet this year’s refresh has been so significant that the CR-V has garnered rave reviews. The 2015 edition has been ranked Number One among Affordable Compact SUVs by US News and World Reports.

Motor Trend has chosen the Honda CRV 2015 to be their Number One SUV of the year as well. It had to be real tough to make it to the top of a list that includes 21 world-renowned competitors.

What makes this one so special? The new Honda CR-V offers a winning combination that adds up to a good buy, whether you opt for the well-equipped base edition or the Touring trim.

By: // On 25 November 2014 // in Lifestyle

icflix, Streaming Videos in The Middle East

IN the past, the viewer was the passive part of the TV-deal. He / she used to accept whatever the TV-station has to offer him / her. When the Satellites started offering more alternatives, that model didn’t change much. Enter the internet and that scenario has been totally changed.

Now, the viewer has the upper hand, he now has online services ready to help him watch whatever he wants or chooses. In the Middle East, the viewer has icflix.

By: // On 16 November 2014 // in Biz

Main Reasons For Not Shopping Online

Holiday shoppers are not shopping online as one would expect. During the 2013 holiday season, US online sales surged 9%, while shopping at physical stores was up by just 2 percent, when compared to 2012 figures.

According to research firm comScore, during the two-month season that ends on New Year’s Eve, shoppers spent $9 in physical stores, and only $1 online.

Why? Online stores still didn’t fully solve many of the problems that made shoppers avoid buying online completely. Below, I list the main reasons for not shopping online, according to surveys and researches.

By: // On 1 November 2014 // in Biz, Interviews

Interviewing Yasmine Mustafa

Yasmine Mustafa is a Kuwaiti / American entrepreneur, whom the Iraqi incursion on Kuwait in 1990 forced her out of her country at the age of 8. She landed in the US, where she couldn’t speak the language, with so few number of relatives and friends.

Her life changed dramatically afterwards. She had work to help the family, and then to support herself, till she became and American citizen, started her first company which she then sold before she turned 30 and kept on doing that, and now, she is roaming the world, while she prepares for her next project, ROAR. Read on.

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