Apple’s latest iPhone 5s successor has finally arrived, the iPhone 6, and I am proud to have received my unit late Saturday night, just one day after its international launch in the US, UK, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Singapore. More countries will be seeing a release date this weekend hopefully including the Middle East countries of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The availability of the iPhone 6 is vast and if you order now on the Apple US Store you might receive your unit within 7-10 days while the iPhone 6 Plus is looking at a shortage in stock and is experiencing a 3-4 week delay in shipping. But enough about that, let’s talk about what I thought the minute I laid my eyes on this beautiful beast.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
It is no secret that I am insanely crazy about Apple and all of its products but with the iPhone 6, I saw that the craftsmanship and build quality we are used to from Apple has greatly improved. The feel of the device when taking it out of the box leaves you baffled and well to be honest with your mouth touching the floor from how shockingly beautiful it is. To say that the device is slim is an understatement, to even label it as beautiful is a crime, it is beyond that. The slimness of the device and lightness to it (although it is slightly heavier than the iPhone 5s but now that it is longer and bigger the weight is well distributed) leave you just baffled. One thing I loved is the feel of the screen and the metal enclosure.
Beyond beautiful, beyond exquisite is what I would label this device.
Back in October I received an iPad mini case from TheSnugg company to test out and review, winter came along and I found myself constantly attached to my iPad mini and hopelessly detached with doing anything but moderately browsing the internet and catching up my TV Shows. Now however I find it is the perfect time to share my thoughts and remarks on this case.
I received the “Snugg iPad mini Ultra Thin Smart Case in Orange” which is still available, so if you find yourself looking for a snazzy case then this might be the one for you. What’s different between this case and any of the original Apple cases? Well the price difference is the major selling point here. You can grab this case currently for the discounted price of 29.99$ and it is available in 9 colors.
Many of you probably heard (unless you live under a rock) about Apple’s next generation flagship phone which they dubbed the ‘iPhone 5s‘. It was announced this past September and shipped pretty close to the end of the month. I personally received my lovely unit this past Sunday and have been using it ever since. Many of you have asked me whether this upgrade is a must have or a skip for now? Well I will answer that in this small review. Nothing too technical will be here and of course nothing too long so let’s get to it.
What are the major updates with this new generation?
- Speed: The first 64-bit chipset to be installed in a smartphone.
- Camera: A new 5-element lens with f/2.2 aperture and a sensor that is 15% larger than the current one on the iPhone 5, as well as a dual-LED “True Tone” flash that will adapt to the existing lighting to provide better colors and more accurate skin tones.
- Touch ID: A fingerprint sensor built into the home button which will scan your print and unlock the iPhone as well as authorize iTunes purchases.
A while back I was given a sneak peak at a cool new website which is supposed to launch sometime during this next week called “Snaprint” it basically allows you to print the pictures that you snapped on either canvas or polaroids. There is a tool that allows you to connect to your Instagram library so you can select photos from there or upload your own.
Using the website, creating an account, selecting the type of canvas or the number of polaroids was very simple and easy to do. And if you ever feel lost you have Snappy right there in the sidebar showing you a description of how to do things. I proceeded to select my canvas, I chose to go with an image I created on my computer (the higher the pixels and size of the picture the clearer it gets) and chose a couple of my Instagram shots to be printed as polaroids.
My gadget buddy in crime Marzouq (@Z_District) has literally furnished his “Dark Side’s Apartment” (also known as the Android Loser Side) and has pre-ordered the Google Nexus the moment it was announced. Needless to say he spent the last 3-4 weeks waiting for his new toy to arrive (just as I was spending the same time waiting for my new child) and it hit his hands this past weekend. He spent a few hours with the tablet and discovered a few things.
In his review, he gives you the pro’s and con’s as to what he thinks the device has or lacks in comparison to the iPad but not really in a fully detailed comparison. He is enjoying it’s thinness, lightness, and ease of use especially since he has already experienced the new OS Jelly Bean on his Galaxy Nexus. I will stop rambling here and point you to where you can definitely read more and enjoy his review.
He’s like the anti-me, the one with a green face!
I am a self proclaimed procrastinator, lazy girl, couch potato, everything that requires just plopping down in an area and sitting there doing nothing is what I’m great at (wait did that make sense?) In short, I am so lazy that recently it has taken its toll on me, I tried to become more active, joined a gym in 2009, subscribed for a year but went for only 2 months if not less, then I joined another gym in 2010 also for a year and went for 15 times in 3 months. I just couldn’t seem to find the time especially since I had an 8 -4 job that was in Kuwait City and the commute (hehe you’d think I’m living all the way in Dubai by the way this sounds) well the commute takes more than 30 minutes in the morning because of traffic and in the evening around 30 minutes. I would arrive home pooped out, have my lunch if I hadn’t eaten at the office, take a nap, then sit online watching my TV Shows and reading my feeds. The cycle would continue day after day. Well I think I am trying something new but it’s cheaper than a gym membership. What is the easiest way to get more active?
Why it’s with the Nike Fuel Band!
I had a friend who was in the US,an angel more like it grab me one from the Nike Town store in NYC, and the minute I got it on May 31st I started putting it to the test. I will tell you in the following paragraphs what it is and what it does for you and whether you should go ahead and grab one or not. So let’s get cracking.
Warning: Now before anything this review is going to be my personal opinion and not a huge technical or professional review. I, a personal consumer, and a person who loves to purchase new gadgets am reviewing it for those who wish to know what my experience has been with this device. So if you don’t like it or think it’s too “Apple-y” then just close this and move on ;)
So, on March 7th 2012, Apple held their event to announce the next generation of the ‘iPad’ many thought that the device was not worth the upgrade and didn’t offer any “wow” features but in my humble opinion it brought more than enough punch to the game. I immediately pre-ordered my White 64GB 4G+Wifi model and unfortunately due to the strike wasn’t able to get it yet (it’s on its way shipped from Sister #3’s apartment) instead mother got one for Mother’s Day this year from Pops and I used and abused that model. So want to know what’s the major difference? Well here goes: