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فعالية اطلاق BlackBerry Z10

تلقينا دعوة كريمة من شركة بلاكبيري لحضور فعالية اطلاق الجهاز الجديد BlackBerry Z10 في الكويت في منتزه صحارى. و تضمنت قائمة المدعوين عددا كبيرا من الشخصيات الفنية و البارزة في المجتمع الكويتي. و اطلعنا على مواصفات الجهاز الجديد من خلال فريق متخصص.

و في ما يلي البيان الرسمي من الشركة بخصوص اطلاق الجهاز و الفعالية التي قاموا مشكورين بدعوتنا إليها:

 

BlackBerry تحتفل بإطلاق هاتف BlackBerry Z10 الجديد بحضور كبار الشخصيات في الكويت:

 أقامت شركة BlackBerry مؤخراً حفلاً خاصاً في الكويت بحضور العديد من كبار الشخصيات الكويتية، لإطلاق نظام تشغيلي جديد لجهاز BlackBerry وهاتفها الجديد BlackBerry Z10، في منتجع صحارى الكويت. وقد أقيم الحفل بحضور العديد من رجال الأعمال الكويتيين ومطوري التطبيقات، الذين كرّسوا جهودهم لتطوير تطبيقات خاصة بالنظام التشغيلي الجديد BlackBerry 10، مثل تطبيق Kuwait News، تطبيق Angham وApps2U، وإذاعة مارينا أف أم. وفيما يلي بعض الخصائص المميزة التي يتيحها النظام التشغيلي BlackBerry 10:

  • خاصية Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub، الذي يوفر للمستخدم مكاناً واحداً يمكنه من خلاله إدارة كافة المحادثات الشخصية أو البريد الإلكتروني الخاص بالعمل أو رسائل تطبيق BBM ومواقع التواصل الاجتماعي أو التنويهات، وكذلك إمكانية الدخول إلى BlackBerry® Hub من أي مكان.
  • لوحة المفاتيح BlackBerry 10 الذكية – التي تتمكن مع الوقت من التعرف على أسلوب المستخدم وطريقته في الطباعة لتتكيف مع أدائه، حتى يتمكن من الطباعة بطريقة أسرع وأكثر دقة.
  • خاصية Time Shift الخاصة بالكاميرا، التي تسمح للمستخدم بالتقاط صور جماعية حيث يظهر الكل مبتسماً وغير مغمضي العينين.
  • المتجر الالكتروني The BlackBerry® World™، والذي يحتوي اليوم على أكثر من 70 ألف تطبيق لأجهزة BlackBerry 10، بالإضافة إلى تطبيقات Facebook وTwitter وLinkedIn، وFoursquare التي تم تثبيتها على جميع هواتف BlackBerry 10.
  • تطبيق BBM – BlackBerry Messanger، مع خاصية التواصل الصوتي والمرئي، وإمكانية مشاركة الشاشة مع شخص آخر يستخدم هاتف BlackBerry 10.
  • تقنية BlackBerry® Balance™ التي تحقق التوازن بين الحياة الشخصية والعملية، وتحفظ الملفات والتطبيقات والمحتويات الخاصة بالعمل منفصلة عن الأمور والمتعلقات الشخصية.

 

يتوفر الهاتف الذكي BlackBerry Z10  حالياً لدى مزودي خدمات الهاتف المتحرك في الكويت، فيفا، ووطنية، وزين، وكبرى متاجر التجزئة في الكويت بسعر 199 دينار كويتي. للمزيد من المعلومات عن BlackBerry 10، يرجى زيارة الموقع الالكتروني التالي:

www.blackberry.com/blackberry10

ويمكن أيضاً متابعة أحدث مستجدات BlackBerry عبر فيسبوك على الموقع:

 www.facebook.com/BlackBerryME

 وعلى تويتر عبر الموقع:www.twitter.com/ME_BlackBerry

 

 

 

BlackBerry Ramadan App from RIM

This is a press release that I have received from RIM, announcing the release of Ramadan App on the BlackBerry world:

BlackBerry helps you get ready for Ramadan this year with the launch of a free app for BlackBerry® smartphone customers in the Middle East. The app provides access to over 20 religious themed apps and games worth AED 200 (KD 15.37)

Share Ramadan greetings and images with your BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) contacts or by email and SMS. Add prayer times directly to your calendar and enjoy alerts delivered to your BlackBerry smartphone screen. Search for traditional and new Ramadan recipes and cooking ideas. Play Ramadan games & much more! 

To download the app, simply scan the below QR code, or visit BlackBerry App World™ at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/123926

I have downloaded the App free of charge, and for sure it is worth the download considering the valuable content within. Below are screenshots that I have taken during the download from BB World and testing the App. 

Thank you Ashlina :)

PING!!! Dunkin Donuts, the BlackBerry flavor!

PING!!!

 

I have received this nice dunking donuts gift from RIM-BlackBerry, with a very nice customer-rewarding offer for BlackBerry users in Kuwait!

 

 

 

During May, RIM (BlackBerry Smartphone & PlayBook Maker) is now offering you a free treat from Dunking Donuts. Starting Wednesday, May 16th, and on every Wed during May between 6:00pm – 10:00pm you’ll be able to register your BlackBerry pin to Dunking Donuts branches in Mall 360, Alsalmiya, and Alkout to receive a free donut and coffee for yourself and a friend, and will also enter the draw to win weekly prizes.

There’s also more over the coming months.. stay tuned and connect to BlackBerry Middle east:

Facebook: HERE

Twitter: HERE

 

Thank you Dareen :)

Flashback trojan hits Macs – Info and fix

 

You have probably heard about the trojan that have recently been hitting Mac personal computers. What’s really comforting, is that the vulnerability is not related to the OS X, but to Java, and is exploited to start a backdoor trojan. I have read this article on Mashable, including a step-by-step guide on how to find out if you’ve been affected, how to fix, and how to immune your beloved mac against this nasty trojan.

I followed the steps and found that my MacBook nor my iMac were affected (Dear Jacqui, It’s still crystal clear with no dead pixels… *yet* :P ). The checkup process is easy, run two scripts that are available for download (Linked to Mashable’s article). Getting a “does not exist” message means that your mac is fine. And yeah.. Don’t forget to apply the new Mac OS X Java updates to get rid of the Java vulnerability.

 

Article link [HERE]

Dear X-Cite.. seriously??

Let’s face it.. everyone of us is somehow addicted to a specific category when it comes to shopping regardless of the pricing of the item in mind, But the incredibly “crazy prices” at some electronics stores would really make you consider comparing prices (knowing that they’re not posted somewhere online, you’ll have to stop by every store you may know).. or maybe just forgetting about buying what you’ve been looking for!

In my case.. it’s the Apple Thunderbolt display 27″

Because I multi-task most of the time, it is impossible for me to work with one screen; I work on 2 browsers, Code editor (Multi window; for PHP, JS, CSS, and HTML), phpMyAdmin (MySQL management), and a debugger… all at once! so here comes the need of getting an extra display for my 27″ iMac. I’ll compare the local prices with the original Apple store price:


Apple Thunderbolt 
display 27″

Apple store (online) iCity Blink.com.kw X-Cite Alghanim
Price $999 = KD 276 KD 365 KD 319

KD 498
KD 399 (discounted) 

Have you noticed X-Cite’s pricing? the announced price is KD 498!! Seriously?? This is what exactly happened with me when I went to Alrai showroom and found the display I was looking for, actually couldn’t believe the numbers I was reading on the price tag! KD 498?? Is it gold plated or what!? So I called the salesman who confirmed the price to me, and started calculating the “discounted price”.. “Sir, it’ll be 400 KD after discount” he said.. “400 sharp?” I asked.. “naah, 399 KD something” he replied… woohoo! I feel much better now with the great discount!!!

That got me to think about the profit margin of every single item they sell; if Blink is selling the display for KD 319 with at least KD 30 profit, then X-Cite is making almost KD 110 profit for the same display, which is almost PLUS 40% profit margin if compared to the original Apple store price! And the same goes for iCity with a – sometimes- smaller margin

one word.. greedy!

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is out

 

Just few hours ago, RIM has officially announced the release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. As news confirmed before, the new OS provides an integrated email client with a unified inbox, integrates your social accounts with calendars and contacts, updated BlackBerry Bridge, and now it supports a range of “Android apps”!

More details are on BlackBerry blog.

My latest toy from Blink

As I usually do on monthly basis, I surf around blink.com.kw to check out when gadgets I would really need for my daily work and media storage. i came across this new toy, and it is a very good deal! Buffalo DriveStation 3.0TB – USB 3.0 (HD-LB.0TU3-EU) for 71 KD. The same item is available on Amazon.com for $350 (Equivalent to 95 KD)

I was lucky enough to pickup the last one :p I’ll review it once received.

iCity: MacBook Pro new prices

I came across this Ad in alwatan newspaper today, I called them to the prices:

2.0 GHz = 599 KD
2.2 GHz = 699 KD

My new facebook timeline.. Activated!

Yes yes yes.. this is my 3rd facebook post in a row. I was able to enable my facebook timeline, which will not be viewable except for those whom have their timeline enabled as well.

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Magic Cube: Laser Keyboard

Yes, it’s here in K-town and I found it yesterday in iCity showroom for KD 55. So sharp and accurate, easy to install, small in size and is light weight! I gave it a try on MacBook Pro & iPad and it works perfectly on both. Btw, it should work on any device that has a keyboard and supports bluetooth connectivity or has a USB slot. Oh yeah, and a 1 year warranty from B2B.

Again.. available at iCity in three colors (White, Silver, and in Red) for 55 KD