[Apps] Shahid for iPad

July 23, 2012  |  Apple, Apps, iPad

Yesterday as I was browsing Shahid.NET to catch the latest episode of “Kannat Al Sham” and “Saher Al Lail 3″ I noticed a little mark that said something along the lines try our new iOS application.  I was surprised and later that evening before going to bed I downloaded the FREE app.

It’s simply a cool app which allows you to access Shahid.Net’s database of TV Shows/Episodes whether they aired on MBC4 or MBC1 they’re there.  Ramadan Shows along with English Shows.  All you would have to do is select which program you’d like to watch and you can watch it immediately.  Currently for Ramadan they are uploading the episodes as soon as they air (let’s give it an hour or so after it airs the episode is available) and you can watch it with little interruptions.  The awesome feature of the app is that if you have an Apple TV (read: Swera) you can immediately send the show you are watching to ‘AirPlay’ on your big screen.  It’s clear enough and depending on how fast your internet is, you can easily enjoy your time with it.

One of my pet peeves with the app is the fact that it only functions on Wi-Fi and sometimes can experience some crashing.  Otherwise it’s a great one out there.  If you remembered my earlier post as to where to watch your Ramadan Shows, Shahid.Net was an option there now there is an app to further help it out. To find out what shows are currently available on the app regarding the Ramadan series here is a list I have compiled:

  • “Omar”
  • “Ferqat Najy 3a6allah”
  • “7alaft 3omry”
  • “Saher Al Lail 3″
  • “Kannat Al Sham o Kanayen Al Shamiya”
  • “7eber El 3eyon”
  • “Wi-Fi”
  • “Al Khawaja Abdulqader”
  • “6aish 3eyal”
  • “Ya Hala Eb Shooj Weyana”
  • “Banat Al 3eela”
  • “7ekayat Banat”
  • “Khawa6er 8″
  • “Al Mesageyel 2″
  • “Ma3a Sebq El Esraar”
  • “6areq o Hayona”
Along with other US shows and previous ones as well.

[Download the app here]

[Tech Sun] The One Where Apple Has to Apologize

July 23, 2012  |  Apple, Tech Sun

A little bit late this week, but better late than never, this week’s Technology Sunday at Al Watan Daily Newspaper features a whole lot of news.  One of the funniest however is the fact that a British judge has ordered Apple to run ads saying that Samsung did not copy their design of the iPad.  The judge, Birss, actually said that Samsung didn’t infringe on Apple’s design patents because its Galaxy Tab tablets are not “as cool” as the US company’s iPad.  Thus, Apple must run an ad on its website and in British newspapers to correct that impression and this ad must remain for at least six months.

The insanely funny thing however, is that cartoonists have taken it to their heart and came up with this comic which literally had me rolling on the floor with laughter. [Source]

A few more interesting bits and pieces can be found summarized below since I want to give you the gist of it without spoiling the reading of the page.

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[Apple] MacBook Pro Retina Display Shipping Improves

July 23, 2012  |  Apple, My New Toys, New Products

Just as my new child (I mean MacBook Pro with Retina Display) is about to arrive, it cleared customs today and will be picked up tomorrow inshalla, the shipping times have improved for new orders of the MacBook Pro Retina Display.  They have gone down from 3 – 4 weeks to 2- 3 weeks last week.  But I just found out that the timings have shifted to 1-2 weeks!

So if you were looking forward to grabbing one, now is your chance and the wait won’t be as severe as it was for me! In a few days I will have waited for an entire month! Man, I feel like I was actually pregnant for a month and gave birth to this lovely creature!

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[Events] Safat Home Ramadan Extravaganza

July 22, 2012  |  Events

A few days ago I was invited by the Social Media Team of Safat Home to attend their Ramadan Extravaganza event and first Social Media event ever, in which they announced their special offers for the Ramadan Season. The event took place last Wednesday July 18th at their newly opened Safat Home store located right across the street from Abyat, across from Al Tilal Complex.

The place was quite spacious, well designed and well organized.  Simply put, you can find your way around without the need to require extra help.  Upon arrival the gathering was set at the Costa Coffee Shop which is located inside the store.  We were introduced to the Social Media Team from Safat Home and were given a glimpse as to what the Ramadan Extravaganza will include.

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[Shout Outs] WHITExpo Ramadan 2012

July 21, 2012  |  Shout Outs, Social Media

If you are one of those people who enjoys going to different expos and browsing around well you have a chance to do so during the holy month of Ramadan.  WHITExpo will officially be opened on the 29th of July until the 31st of July and this year it is all about “Going Green”, supporting recycling, and providing an environmental approach to our society.

Their symbol this year will be “The Make a Wish” tree which will be centralized in the hall and carry the wishes of the orphans, hopefully one of you attending will be able to put a smile on those orphans faces and make their wish come true. Nevertheless, this will be an interesting event to check out so don’t hesitate to stop by.

Thanks Shaikha!

More Plagiarism More Heartache

July 20, 2012  |  Plagiarism, Rants

The Ramadan TV List you saw on my blog yesterday and today took literally 8 hours and more to complete.  I spent my entire weekend on it (I have Thursday – Friday weekends) and little did I know that idiots will still crop out my watermark and remove my name from it.

Both were shown to me on twitter, I will not give them the time of day nor will I mention who they are but this is insane.  I am exhausted beyond any idea and I have been staring at a computer for the past God knows how many hours and two people come here with the coldest heart ever, crop out my stuff and slap on their “watermark” bah fudge it! (fudge because it’s Ramadan and God knows who might be reading it when they are fasting)!

I am just upset that this is happening and that Kuwaitis in general have a lack of education in the consequences of “plagiarism”, idiots do not steal other people’s work no matter where you found it and refer to it as yours! The internet may be free to search but everyone shares their work there to help better the place not to make it worse!

Karma will get them.

End of rant.

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[Ramadan TV] Timings of “Omar”

July 20, 2012  |  Ramadan TV

UPDATE: So The show airs at 10 PM on MBC 1 and there is a rerun at 3AM (Thanks Swera) And the show also airs on Qatar TV at 10PM without any commercials (I’m not sure but someone told me that on Twitter and I can’t seem to find their User)

So MBC has finally annouced the timings of the show “Omar” and therefore instead of updating the list once more today I will leave the timings here, the update will come when I find out more about the rerun timings.

“Omar” now airs on MBC 1 at 10:00 PM (KWT Time) (a.k.a. GMT +3)

Also OSN Mosalsalat and OSN Mosalsalat HD+ were renamed to Series and Series +4 thanks to commenter Jack Al Mazeedi on BananaQ8’s Blog.

Again I am only human so mistakes can always happen.