[Exclusive] Zain iPhone 4S Pre-Orders

December 8, 2011  |  Apple, Gadget Deals, Hot, I want.., Shout Outs

I just got some amazing news a few minutes ago from my friends at Zain! (They have become my friends their amazing Social Media Team is nothing but the friendliest, helpful bunch) Anyways this is the first you will ever hear about it and it is coming to you exclusively on Couch Avenue!!! [P.S. This is the best news ever!]

Anyways, Zain will be launching the iPhone 4S very very soon and you can now pre-order it through their website.  So hurry up and place your orders!

Note: Filling out the form will allow you to reserve your iPhone 4S, you can select the model you need and you will be able to pick up the phone after its release.  Only one pre-order is permitted per phone number.  All mobile numbers are accepted.

Thanks to Mohammed & the Zain Social Media Team for giving me the exclusive!

What are you waiting for! Go go go go!!!!!


The Day My iPhone 4S Flew

November 12, 2011  |  Apple, iPhone, Sad

Today was the day my iPhone 4S flew from my hands, it actually flew! Seriously I’m not kidding!

I was on my way upstairs to my room when this happened, going up the stairs from the basement I reached the ground floor of our house and in one hand I had my iPhone 4S, I was checking a whatsapp message from Sister #3 (aka Your Battlefield) when all of a sudden my phone flies out of my hand and lands in the basement!

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Our house is made of granite floors!

I immediately gasped and raised my hand to my heart and ran down the stairs to check on my baby hoping that none of it shattered to pieces.  I turned on the lights and immediately start to look around searching for my baby.  I found the case I had my phone in face down and immediately I worried that the front of it had shattered to pieces.  I turn it over and realize there is no phone in it! It’s just the case there!!!!!

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I continue to search frantically until I find it a few feet away and it too was facing down! I was about to cry, my feet were about to give in when I turned it around and saw that nothing happened to the front nor back glass of the phone.  I was relieved to say the least but I went about checking my baby as if it were in fact a baby, checking for internal bleeding and all that jazz.

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It was turned off, and I worried that it won’t work again, fortunately after turning it back on everything was working, except when I noticed the chipping up top where the plastic meets the antennas! Its a minor fracture not noticable to the naked eye but its still there.

My heart literally stopped today and started back up when this all happened.  I am attached to my children (yes I call all my electronic devices children and well even though it’s sad it’s true) and so this happening wasn’t easy on me.

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All is well again in the world, and let’s hope this is the only fall it will ever experience! And no I won’t buy another phone just because this one is fractured. The only major thing was that the case got a bigger chip and in my books better the case than my child!

The Most Moving Steve Jobs Eulogy EVER!

October 31, 2011  |  Apple, Sad

Last night I came across the best eulogy published about the innovating genius Steve Jobs.  Little did I know that I would actually end up crying before sleeping but that’s another story.  This eulogy was published in “The New York Times” by Steve Jobs’ biological sister novelist Mona Simpson.  Her eulogy gave us all an intimate look at his last moments; his life; and his last words. [Note: by the time I got to the last words I openly cried my eyes out and it felt so real that such a visionary has been lost to us all!]

Take a moment to read this lovely eulogy and share your thoughts.

A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs


Published: October 30, 2011

I grew up as an only child, with a single mother. Because we were poor and because I knew my father had emigrated from Syria, I imagined he looked like Omar Sharif. I hoped he would be rich and kind and would come into our lives (and our not yet furnished apartment) and help us. Later, after I’d met my father, I tried to believe he’d changed his number and left no forwarding address because he was an idealistic revolutionary, plotting a new world for the Arab people.

Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother.

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Get 50GB of Online Space FREE with Box!

October 25, 2011  |  Apple, Apps, iPad, iPhone, Software, Techie

I wanted to write about this earlier but better late than never.  Two weeks ago Box.net announced a 50 day promotion starting on October 12th at 12:00AM in which they offer their iPhone/iPodTouch and iPad users 50GB FREE for signing up and downloading the app.

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Some might ask what is Box.net?  Well if you heard of Dropbox and iCloud it is very similar but it allows you to have storage space that isn’t limited to your mobile device.

This promotion is only running for 50 days, so to get your free space in the cloud you have to follow the following steps:

1. Visit the app store and download the Box app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch [Link]

2. Log into your account or register for a new one directly from the app.

3. Start sharing and collaborating in the cloud

4.  Tell others about it (Optional)

Something interesting about the app si that your account will have an increased file size upload limit of 100MB instead of the usual 25MB therefore you can upload 100MB files directly without having to compress them!  The app also has the ability to use AirPlay which you can use to stream Box content to an Apple TV for effortless projection of photos, videos, presentations and more.

Sounds great? Then rush over there and grab it! I did the second I heard about it.

Source via Box Blog

[Now Reading] Steve Jobs by Walter Isaccson

October 25, 2011  |  Apple, Books

I pre-ordered the actual book along with the iBook version a week ago and finally the day has arrived when it is available to read.  This will be my first book in a long time to read that wasn’t a historical romance and one that is 656 pages long!

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I am looking into purchasing the Kindle version to place it on my Kindle as well, the reason I got the iBooks version is because well “It’s STEVE JOBS! HOW CAN I NOT PURCHASE IT ON THE BLOODY iBOOK STORE!”

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Will be reviewing it later on this week hopefully if I get a chance to actually sit down and read more of it! So far I can’t help but hear his voice while reading the book and getting goosebumps along the way.  He truly changed the world for us!

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Thanks Steve for everything really! Especially for feeding my iObsession!