[Fall TV 2013 Preview] Welcome to the Family on NBC

September 12, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, Preview, TV

Now that the fall season is almost upon us, I recently had access to the pilot episodes of four of next season’s comedies.  I thought I would share my thoughts and insights regarding what we’ll be seeing come mid-September.  First on the list is “Welcome to the Family” which will be airing Thursdays on NBC.

Welcome to the Family

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Kobo Announced New Kobo eReader Lineup

September 12, 2013  |  Books, eReaders, Techie

Last week, just two days before Amazon announced the release of their new Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo opened the curtain on their new eReaders for this upcoming year.  Before I get to naming the devices and their features I’d like to note one thing, I recently jumped on the Kobo bandwagon earlier this year because a dear friend of mine (@NadaFaris) kept on insisting that Kobos kicked every Kindle to the curb and I thought what better way to judge than to try the two platforms out.  Personally, I fell in love with the easy and fun operating system which the Kobo uses, you see it’s more interactive and stuff.  There are Reading Awards to be achieved with everything you do on the Kobo device.  When you turn off the unit, the book cover of the current book you’re reading is right there on the display taunting you and wanting you to come back and finish the remaining percentage of the book.  Ordering books is easier than the Kindle in that it doesn’t want you to be a US user or UK user, you can pretty much be anywhere in the world and use it.  It’s just that easier.

Kobo eReaders

Back to the point, the press event which took place at the end of August revealed a ‘Pocket’ integration on all its eReader products.  ‘Pocket’ is basically an app which allows you to save articles from around the web to read later on a multitude of different devices, now Kobo’s eReaders can do that. A reading-centric mode has been added to the tablets in order to give users a distraction free environment to reading a book, with this there will be no notifications, easier colors to read and simply a ‘Do Not Disturb’ experience.

Once that announcement was out of the way Kobo unveiled their three new eReaders:

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Is Long Hair, Annoying or Fun?

September 12, 2013  |  Hair, Rants

Ever since my hair debacle which happened in the summer of 2012 (Cliff Notes version of the story is that I went to a new salon near my previous job – wanted a haircut and I’d never had one there [was daring with my hair choices] – I basically wanted a trim and to lighten my hair a bit unfortunately the hair dresser chose to give me a bob! – previously my hair was up to my shoulder blades and when I walked out it was up to the base of my neck.) So ever since then I decided I wanted to grow out my hair.

Tangled Hair

I’ve reached the longest I’ve ever had it in the past let’s say 6-7 years but I’m having a problem with it.  I just can’t sleep with my hair touching my neck so I fan it out on the pillow and whenever I toss and turn at night I wake up because I just need to remove it from the back of my neck.  Another thing I am disliking is the fact that it’s just not listening to me, my hair that is, it feels dead, blah, bland, etc.

I am pretty much the least girly girl I know in my circle of friends.  I don’t do hair masks, or oil my hair, or anything of the sort on a regular basis.  I basically wash it every other day with shampoo and conditioner and that’s it.  I straighten it out the next day because I have curly hair that turns into waves when I go out.  And insanely frizzy when it’s humid which is basically everyday.

Any solutions, advice you guys can give me to try to maintain it because I really don’t want to cut it and wish to see it reach the middle of my back (I hope by end of this year!)

Help please,

Distraught Hair Troubles

When Reading & TV Take Over Writing

September 12, 2013  |  Random, Reflections

I pretty much spend my downtime these days either reading TV shows or watching books, oh wait scratch that what I meant to say is reading books and watching TV shows.  Yeah that sounds about right.  We have established before that I actually have lots of ideas I’d like to write about but the second I sit down in front of the computer I decide to watch an episode of a TV show and once that is done I start the next episode and so forth, before I know it it’s midnight and I’m just too damn lazy to write that post.  Same thing happens when I’m engrossed in a book.

WritingWho

One of my biggest issues in maintaining a schedule with writing on my blog these past few years is the fact that as much as I love taking photos I dislike the editing process.  Sorting through a gazillion pictures, editing, and watermarking them just takes too much time.  Give me an empty post with just text any day over one filled with a thousand images.

With the recent gadget releases and posts about them I think I have semi-found myself back.  In the upcoming weeks I’ll preview/review some TV shows that are coming out not to mention some of my favorite gadgets which I’ll probably own sooner rather than later and I guess that should keep me busy right?

In the meantime, what’s up amigos? Que pasa? Donde esta la biblioteca? :P

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

[Apple] iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C Prices in Apple UK

September 11, 2013  |  Apple, iPhone

Just prepared the official price sheet of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S models based on the Apple UK Store pricing and as you can see when converted to Kuwaiti Dinars it comes out to be as follows:

iPhone Prices

The iPhone 5S will be available for:

  • 16 GB –  £549 (Roughly 248 KD)
  • 32 GB – £629 (Roughly 284 KD)
  • 64 GB – £709 (Roughly 319 KD)

The iPhone 5C will be available for:

  • 16 GB – £469 (Roughly 212 KD)
  • 32 GB – £549 (Roughly 248 KD)

Prices include VAT (aka taxes) and both phones will be available on sale on September 20th.

 

[Apple Event] New iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C Announced

September 10, 2013  |  Apple, iPhone, New Products, Techie

A short while ago, just a few minutes ago the Apple Event of September wrapped up and we saw the unveiling of a few new products (well only the major one the #iPhone).  Tim Cook took the stage to run through some numbers earlier today before the main event took place.  The most important announcements that were revealed were:

iPhones

  • iOS 7 will be available as a free download on Wednesday Sept. 18 and is compatible with iPhone 4 onwards, iPad 2 onwards, iPad mini, and 5th generation iPod touch.
  • iWork & iLife apps are now available free with every iOS device purchase (those include Keynote, Pages, Numbers, iMovie, iPhoto)
  • Infinity Blade III will be available to purchase in the App Store on Sept. 20.
  • iPhone 5C  – Pre-Order starts Friday September 13, Ships September 20.
  • iPhone 5S – Order starting September 20

Let’s talk a bit more about the bits and pieces announced, shall we?

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One More Day Until Apple’s iPhone Event

September 9, 2013  |  Apple, Events

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Just one more day left until Apple announces it’s next generation models of the iPhone along with the iPod line-up.  So far what everyone thinks we will see are:

  • iPhone 5S – With a brand new color added in Champagne Gold, and a Fingerprint sensor and perhaps 128GB model.
  • iPhone 5C – A plastic-back model which comes in multiple colors and will be geared towards the lower class consumer.
  • iPods – Next generation models of the iPod touch featuring minor updates (or we could see the replacement of this device by the iPhone 5C), iPod Classic might die this year, and the shuffles might see a refresh or might not.
  • iWatch – Maybe, just maybe.
  • iOS 7 – Final Release.
  • Mavericks OS – Release date will be announced perhaps
  • Mac Pro – Release date will be revealed.
  • Apple TV – might see a refresh, just might.

No iPads will be announced at this event, that one will take place in October-November but until then, I guess we can rest easy knowing that big Steve will be taking more of our hard earned cash (in my case, more of Daddy’s cash!).