[TV Shows] “Lucky 7,” “Camp” Cancelled & Others Renewed

October 9, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, TV

News on whether your favorite shows are being axed or renewed are really surfacing quickly these days and in a way it’s awesome since you can decide on whether to continue watching that show or just scratching it off your list.  Today’s list of cancellations and renewals might be short but it’s big in a way too.  So let’s get to it.

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First on the cancellation list is “Lucky 7” a new Fall TV 2013 show which takes place in Astoria, Queens and revolves around 7 gas station employees who have been pitching into a lottery pool for months never imagining they could win and each having problems in their lives in which that big prize money ($145 million) could go a long way to help them out.  Lo and behold one fateful night they actually win the lottery and you are supposed to see them live their lives afterwards.  I saw the pilot episode and although not many of the actors were famous on this show it felt a bit blah, more like a plot for a movie and not a TV series.  After it’s second episode ABC decided it was time to lay it to rest and therefore cancelled it before it got a chance to complete it’s 13 episode run.

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Apple’s Next Event Set For October 22

October 9, 2013  |  Apple, Rumors

Based on AllThingsD it seems that Apple is brewing something in their laboratories.  The next Apple event will be set for Tuesday October 22nd and should feature new iPads, iPad mini’s, Mac Pro’s, Mavericks and maybe just maybe the MacBook Pro update with Haswell processors.

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Nothing official yet, but it sounds about right.  I’m guessing we will hear about new colors for the iPad 5 and a new form factor design to resemble the iPad mini, and maybe a retina display for the iPad mini?  If all goes as predicted then Pre-ordering the new toys should be Friday October 25th and shipping a week later.  But that’s all speculation of course.

Hello Goldpagne iPad 5 and iPad mini! Welcome to my Family children! :P

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[Fall TV 2013 Preview] Anna Faris is the new “Mom” on CBS

October 9, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, Preview, TV

Chuck Lorre, the creator of “Two and a Half Men”, “Mike & Molly”, and “The Big Bang Theory” decided to bring a new sitcom “Mom” to the small screen at CBS starring the beautiful Anna Faris as a single recovering alcoholic mom raising two children and trying to get by life with its numerous hardships.  Is the show worth the watch?  Does it live up to the Chuck Lorre reputation established at CBS with those three hit shows?  Find out the answer in the mini-preview below.

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Network: (CBS)

Premiere Aired: Mondays September 23rd

Starring: Anna Faris (What’s Your Number), Allison Janney (Mr. Sunshine), Sadie Calvano (Melissa & Joey), Blake Garrett Rosenthal (New Girl), Nate Corddry (Harry’s Law), French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), and Spencer Daniels (The Office).

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[Events] Rolls-Royce Wraith Makes Its Kuwait Debut

October 6, 2013  |  Cars, Events

I was invited late last month to attend the Rolls-Royce Wraith launch event, unfortunately I wasn’t able to do but I have received some beautiful pictures of the car itself.  It looks to be a powerful beast and Ali Al-Ghanim & Sons Automotive celebrated its 10 years of representing Rolls-Royce by hosting this launch.  I will share with you all a bit of the press release, and if you wanted to learn more then you can visit the Ali Al-Ghanim & Son’s showroom in Shuwaikh.

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[Events] Q8Books Relaunched in New Location

October 4, 2013  |  Books, Events

Last May, I read on Mark’s blog that Q8Books, a used books store was shutting down and going out of business.  But luckily for us, a kind hearted and generous person purchased all the books and decided to move the book store to a much larger location in Bayt Lothan (next to Marina Mall).

Fajer the Lawyer (from Mark’s Blog) was the person who purchased all the books, and the one who along with many volunteers brought back life into this humble little bookstore.  The volunteers and Fajer did everything from scraping the rust off of the walls to painting them, building the bookshelves, cataloging the books, packing and unpacking them, not to mention making it lovely and homey.  I was invited last Saturday to attend a private opening and book fundraiser and check out the new location.

Books have been organized by their genres, the place is four times the size it was before and now you and your friends can visit just to chillax on that couch and read a book or hold book clubs and so much more.  The best thing about this store however is that they are allowing local writers to sell their books there with no hidden charges, kind of cool isn’t it?  I will definitely be visiting them again very soon and spending more time meeting up with friends there.  I have many good memories from the first store in my college days why not build on those!

Follow them on Instagram @Q8Bookstore or visit them at Bayt Lothan to see everything there!

[Review] Apple’s iPhone 5s, Is It Worth the Upgrade?

October 3, 2013  |  Apple, iPhone, Reviews

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.

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What are the major updates with this new generation?

  1. Speed:  The first 64-bit chipset to be installed in a smartphone.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Is Google Chromecast Worth the Purchase?

October 1, 2013  |  Guest Writers, Techie

Google Chromecast has unleashed the biggest shopping stampede since the iPad, selling out within a day of its release and triggering false rumors of shipping delays until October. Homeowners who haven’t placed an order may be wondering whether their family is missing out on the latest entertainment revolution or whether the frenzy is just sales hype. Is Google’s latest technological toy really worth getting? To answer this, it helps to know what Chromecast does, what it doesn’t do, how it stacks up to competitors, and whether it’s a better buy.

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