Getting a PO Box in Bahrain

One of the underestimated or overestimated services that we have in Bahrain is the local post office. There is so much and so little that you can do at the local post office whether it is sending mail (snail mail to be exact), renewing your car registration, PO boxes and much more. I say that there is so little you can do mainly because you have no idea a service is offered through the post office unless you ask them or if someone tells you about it, mainly because there is no reference online on the services that the local post office provides!…

VIVA Bahrain and Microsoft in Operator Billing Agreement

Great news if you are a VIVA Bahrain customer and using a Windows Phone. VIVA and Microsoft have entered into an agreement to offer VIVA customers the ability to purchase apps from the Windows Phone app store and get billed through VIVA. Basically your app purchases can now be paid along with your bill, if you’re a postpaid customer, or deducted from your credit if you are a prepaid customer. No need for credit cards or linking a PayPal account.…

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM Launches in Bahrain

I was very pleased to see that Intercol, Microsoft (or Nokia) mobiles dealer in Bahrain, have started selling the new Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM for BD86.

I’ve been a loyal Windows Phone user ever since Windows Phone 8.0 came out, starting off with a (then) Nokia Lumia 920 and only upgrading just a little over 6 months ago to a Lumia 930. If it weren’t for me busting the screen I think I would have still been on my 920 simply because the performance and experience is just great regardless of the age of the hardware.…

Windows 10 for Phone: What We Know So Far

It’s been just over 2 weeks since Microsoft decided to launch the preview of Windows 10 for their phone platform. The new Microsoft is really taking users’ experience into consideration by allowing the public to participate in the previews of their various products such as Windows and Office 2015. As the builds roll out Microsoft has been implementing some of the feedback that users have been requesting through the respective feedback system implemented in their new products.…

Riding the Red Bus in Bahrain

As most people in Bahrain have realized, we don’t exactly have a reliable public transport system that we can compare to those in other countries. I would say we’ve got an average of 2 cars per household, based on the number plates I see these days around half a million (I’m assuming the numbers are incremented serially) with 20,000 added yearly. Just about every Bahraini above the age of 18 has a license and probably drives a car.…

Why I Decided to Switch to and Recommend Office 365 Over Google Apps

In the past I used to be a mostly Google person when it came to communications services such as email. In the collaboration front I wasn’t too fond of Google Docs. It was cool working on the same document with someone else at the same time, but I couldn’t rely much on it when it came to importing the widely used Microsoft formats. My uses were simple too, I just wanted to have emails coming through on my domain, connect to my account on my phone and whatever other devices I picked up along the way.…

Goodbye a Not so Happy Year

It has been around eight months since I’ve lost my mother, a day that I doubt I will ever forget. In the heat of the moment everything happened so fast, from her death, to doing the paperwork, the funeral and the days that follow. To me it seemed like I was simply going through a nightmare, not accepting the truth of the matter. To me my mom was still alive but just hospitalized, a thought which sometimes helps ease my pain even today.…

Microsoft Surface 2 – Review

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Microsoft has recently unveiled its another standalone product Microsoft Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 a few weeks ago. Both products have arrived with most advanced specifications and features. This means that Microsoft have launched this after great research on market behavior and consumers demands. Microsoft Surface comes with second generation processor which is lighter, thinner, and faster and more energy efficient. In this article we have done for Microsoft Surface 2, another standalone product from Microsoft Surface 2.…

What are the Great Pluses and Minuses of Windows 8.1?

It’s been quite some time that Microsoft has launched Windows 8 and now just last month (17thOctober 2013), the company was seen launching its advance version called Windows 8.1. The latest version carried some of the aspects of the previous Windows 8 version. Though it was seen with certain improvements yet was criticized for several flaws as well in windows 8.1 version. This has therefore compelled the users to first check both the pros and cons of this latest edition from windows.…