[Amazon] 2012 Kindle Family Unveiled

September 7, 2012  |  Kindle, New Products, Techie

The day has arrived which most book-lovers (or in this case e-Book lovers) have been waiting for! The day Amazon unveiled their latest lineup for their Kindle reader family.  We noticed the launch of 6 different Kindle devices and each had a special something which set it apart from the rest.  If you were following me on Twitter earlier this evening you might have noticed me flooding you with constant tweets about the happenings of the event, for once there wasn’t a flood of updates from other users who wanted to join in on a “habba” maybe it’s because the Kindle is not insanely popular in this region or maybe because we don’t have a lot of readeres here!

Anyways Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon took the stage today and unveiled what they’ve been working on these past few months something which left me craving new e-Book readers and finding a way to justify my acquiring them.  We were finally given a glimpse at the Kindle Paperwhite which is Amazon’s way of firing back at Barnes & Noble’s Nook; then an updated regular Kindle which saw a 10$ price cut; an updated Kindle Fire, and the unveiling of the Kindle Fire HD 7″ and 8.9″ models.  Both the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD come in Wifi Only and 3G models. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

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A Letter to My Older Self

September 4, 2012  |  My Life

Dear Older Me,

It’s funny how life has changed you into another person, into a better person. In my opinion, I see you as wiser, more stable version of me with less anger management issues and definitely a person who waits to react. I remember the good ol’ days when you would immediately get angry or happy/excited about something and do something you would either later regret or be proud of, of course there is nothing wrong with being proud of something.

Older me, nothing seems to phase you now. You take things with a grain of salt, you laugh off criticism and you definitely don’t let it bother you. Yes you may resent people, or things that were done but then you let bygones be bygones. I like this in you.

It means you have grown up, matured, or maybe you’re on some good stuff that makes you all mellow all the time. I blame that on watching endless hours of “Weeds”.

One thing I do miss seing however is the carefree person whom you used to be, you are more of a quiet person lately, keeping your thoughts and ideas to yourself and sharing them with a handful of people but that’s good. It gives you a higher chance of not having to deal with back-stabbers and idiots. But you were really fun back then, I mean you could laugh your head off at things that I just don’t see you doing anymore.

Graduating, working, having responsibilities does that to a person I guess, but oh well, you’ve done quite good for yourself and I’m proud of that. I am proud of who you have become, of what you have learned, and how you have applied it to life. Life is only as good as you make it out to be, life isn’t the bad thing out there. In fact, our decisions, actions, and everything else we do are what shapes up life and makes it a good or bad thing. So live life to the fullest, laugh and cry, be grateful for everything and thank God everyday you get to wake up and see a sunrise, because you do matter in this world.

Younger Me


P.S. Remember that saving a bit of cash goes a long way into grabbing that latest new gadget, which I know you’re dying to get your hands on.

What’s Happening in Technology September

September 3, 2012  |  Apple, Techie

So September has finally graced upon us and we have only a quarter part of the year to go, wait did that make sense? Bah well we’ve got only 4 months left until 2012 is officially over and September/October has been dubbed the new iPhone time! (woot woot!) I organized the upcoming technology press conferences into a tiny schedule aimed at reminding me more than anything to keep an eye out for a new child to adopt.

Things I am insanely looking forward to acquiring by the end of this year, the new iPhone (yes it will be called that so get over it!), the new iPad mini (not sure about the name), and possibly a new Kindle if it is insanely sexy and enticing the rest well is not just for me.

Upcoming events are:

  • Berlin IFA: Consumer Electronics Show: Aug 31 – Sept 5
  • Nokia/Windows 8 Press Conference: Sept 5
  • Motorola Press Conference: Sept 5
  • Amazon Press Conference: Sept 6
  • Apple Press Conference: Sept 12

What are you looking forward to? Tell me tell me!  Oh and my Steve Jobs doll should be here in time before the Apple Press Conference (Booooh Yaaaaaa!)

[TV] The Huge Awesome TV Schedule

August 31, 2012  |  TV

It’s no secret that I watch a lot of TV shows, hell I am not sure how I can manage that, I will be following 116 shows (those with premiere dates) there is a list of 12 shows which will come mid-season and who knows what will happen when they come on board not to mention the strays that stumble upon the list here and there.

Now that you have enjoyed the previous “Fall Premiere Dates” list I have brought you a brand new one showcasing everything that airs on everyday of the week.  I maintained the order of the previous list in which the newest shows appear on top (the ones that will air this September onwards) and below them are mid-season shows with some summer shows thrown in the mix.  I like to glance through my entire list and know what I’m watching.

The 12 mid-season shows that did not make it onto the list are:

Misstress, Red Widow, Zero Hour, Golden Boy, Friend Me, Hannibal, Save Me, 1600 Penn, Next Caller, Do Not Harm, Infamous, and Cult.

I created more than one version of the list with different sizes to better suit your needs, I remember last year most of you enjoyed it and therefore I thought why not do it again.  I am proud of this.  I am not sure if I will make an iPad version or not but for the time being I will settle on these.  Any comments or what not don’t hesitate to drop a line.

Again, remember if you’d like to share them be sure to LINK BACK and source it :D Hard work is seriously hard work.


[TV] Fall 2012 TV Premiere List

August 30, 2012  |  TV

My favorite time of the year is back! September is coming and so are my favorite TV shows! I know that most of you have been impatiently waiting for the TV premiere dates list and well I have finally finished it after endlessly collecting all of the dates of when the shows are back.  Mostly everything will start coming back by end of September I guess the main reason for that is the fact that the Paralympics are going on right now and once they are done it’ll be end of September.  So keep an eye out starting the middle of the month for your favorites.

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Personally my favorite show: The Vampire Diaries won’t be back until the beginning of October and I can’t wait for it! There are many mid-season shows with no premiere dates yet so what I have decided to do this year is keep them out of this list and in a few days I will release my “What’s On Every Night” list which basically puts everything I watch on a big sweet looking chart.

No highlighting is seen on this list, the brand new shows are available in green whereas the shows who are concluding their run are available in red.  I added some shows I don’t watch just for the sake of it being universal and well the list is available in 1920 x 1200 pixels which means you can download it and use it as your wallpaper.  It’s uni-sex hence anyone can just download it and put it up and not worry about it being too girly, I was never a girly girl!

So what are you waiting for? What are the shows you can’t wait to see back and what are the shows you can’t wait to glimpse.  Personally from the new list I find that “Arrow” is going to be promising as well as “Beauty and the Beast”.  I just saw the pre-air episode of “The New Normal”, “Go On”, and “Animal Practice”; each and every one of those shows are promising so who knows.

If you want to share it on your blog please remember to LINK BACK! Otherwise stay clear and do not plagiarize.

[Tech Sun] The One with Four Issues

August 26, 2012  |  Tech Sun

It’s true what they say, Ramadan does not boast productivity and therefore it is no wonder that during the month of Ramadan I have refrained from posting my beloved Technology page at Al Watan Daily.  I kept procrastinating and saying “tomorrow, tomorrow” until tomorrow never came.  But since I have some time right now I thought I should share the previous issues. 

A lot of things happened in that past week but the most important thing is the fact that the Apple/Samsung trial has now come to an end on both Californian soil as well as the South Korean one.  In the US, the court ruled in favor of Apple granting them $1.05 billion in damages for patents that were infringed by Samsung (see I told you Samsung is no good!) whereas in the South Korean court both were seen guilty and ordered to pay fines to each other with Apple paying less than Samsung.

You can find the history of the trial documented in my previous pages along with other news I had shared with the world.  I’d like to think that most of you read the actual newspaper and don’t wait for me to put it up but then again dreams are there for a reason.

  • The Beginning of the Trial – August 5, 2012 [Direct Link]
  • A week into the trial – August 12, 2012 [Direct Link]
  • Kenny the Clown has Steve Job’s iPad – August 19, 2012 [Direct Link]
  • The Verdict of the Trial – August 26, 2012 [Direct Link]

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed my small coverage!

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[Music] Mariah Carey – Get ‘Em (Triumphant)

August 22, 2012  |  Music I Love

The day, time, hour, minute, second has come to unveil the latest video clip from the ever so amazing Mariah Carey! Just short while ago her new video clip premiered on the Internet airwaves along with all of the other airwaves and I thought what better way to remember my favorite childhood singer than by sharing it with you all.

She looks absolutely gorgeous in this video and I can’t seem but see her as more happy now that she has shed all those extra pounds she put on before she got pregnant and after she gave birth.  This song is one of my favorites simply because Rick Ross & Meek Mill are there along with her! I’m more of an R&B/Rap/HipHop kind of girl than anything else so I really appreciate it.

Can’t fall down now, so even when clouds surround you
And everyone seems to doubt you
Baby still know who you are
So you gotta keep on climbing
In spite of the chains that bind you
You can see the mountain top
It’s not too far

And with this I end my fan post with “They told me get ’em, I got ’em!” The message is seriously awesome behind this song and I am in love with it!