Category: Technology

Instagram Stories and Snapchat Stories



Okay, so all what every one is discussing today is “Will Instagram Stories kill Snapchat?” disregarding the main subject which is the “ephemeral” functionality and storytelling. Before I answer the question everyone is asking I want to discuss few things with all of you.

First of all we all know that Instagram pretty much copied Snapchat stroke for stroke, that’s a fact and we can’t not acknowledge it. Second of all I respect that when Instagram CEO  interrupted the question about Snapchat being pioneered a lot of this format of content and saying “They deserve all the credit.” Third of all, with all my respect to Snapchat (I do use it and will still use it) I believe that Instagram re-used a a confusing feature and made it useful to everyone, with a number of improvements.

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#ADMS2014 Hangover

logo_tcm30-19625The Abu Dhabi Media Summit fifth edition took place last week with the theme ‘Driving & Sustaining Future Media in MENA and Beyond’ featuring more than 600 participants, 70 speakers and 14 panel discussions led by  leaders of the media industry.

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This Is A Video EVERYONE Needs To See.


“This media we call social is anything but, when we open our computers and it’s our doors we shut”… This is one of the most vital messages that everyone needs to hear.

Look Up is a spoken word for the “online” generation. Written, performed and directed by Gary Turk, it is an extremely important life lesson for our youth.  Children are growing up in a world where they don’t play outside or communicate with their friends. It seems today everything is done via text message or over the internet. It’s heartbreaking… I feel guilty myself. We need to spread this message before it’s too late. Please do your part and SHARE it with everyone you know. – Courtesy Goes To

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Girls in ICT Day



International Girls’ in ICT Day is an initiative backed by ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).Read more

Instagram Videos

Instagram just launched video functionality, which is 15 seconds in length with a variety of 13 new  filters. It also supports editing, which allows users to delete clips they don’t like and add new ones. Additionally, Facebook announced a new “Cinema” feature that digitally stabilizes video as it is captured on the iPhone or Android phones.

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The Q10!


IMG_1695I am so happy to ditch the Z10 for the Q10. Compared to the Z10, the Z10 keyboard is GREAT as a virtual touchscreen keyboard, but my personal preference is physical keys. When using a touchscreen keyboard, you lack the passion you get from pressing into the keys. For example, if you are frustrated or angry, you usually use more force while you type and you express your feelings through the ALT button and the exclamation mark to get the exclamation mark. On the Z10, you don’t have that feeling, and it’s kind of boring!
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Chief Digital Officer

imageessToday I passed by an article which stated that:

Gartner is predicting that by 2015, 25% of organizations will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and further estimated that 20% of existing chief information officers (CIOs) have already taken on some of the responsibilities of the CDO.

The world is going digital. If you still didn’t realize this maybe it’s time for you to crawl out from under that rock. Nowadays, how well information is used may determine the success of a service or product.

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Data After Death

 Have you ever wondered what happens to your data after you die?

digital-willI remember few weeks ago I was discussing this with my friends, who were not very happy to hear me discuss what I want them to do when I die. But really with all our online activities what do you think will happen to your twitter, facebook, emails, instagram etc. accounts when you’re gone?! Well, I still want you to tag and mention me (just kidding).

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BlackBerry Z10: Likes & Dislikes ..

The Z10 harphoto11dware is impressive I must say, great display, responsive and has a nice texture on the back, making it comfortable to hold.

 Is the BlackBerry Z10 a groundbreaking smartphone? No, but it is a compelling BlackBerry device and runs on a solid new operating system.

I have been using the Z10 for few days and am finding things I really like about the OS and device and a few things I don’t.

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Smartphones and Boredom


Take a look arsmartphonestound today at people in line at a grocery store or waiting for their bags at the airport .. What do you see?! Most of them are staring down into a glowing mobile device,  passing time by checking on friends, catching up on texts or e-mail or playing a game. Thanks to technology, we can see a change in how people today kill time.

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