My Conundrum of “What to Learn?” (in Programming)

Ever since I decided to take computer science after quitting finance and management, I always pictured myself working as a programmer at some company after graduating, then moving up the ladder until becoming a future Bill Gates, a geek with his own, successful, software company.

But, as is life, things don’t always go as planned. I graduated magna cum laude, applied for a job that was looking to hire an “Android developer” (had a few basic apps published as my “portfolio”) which I hoped would be my starting path to a successful career in software development.…

A Review of Scaleway

Ever since dedicated servers and virtual machines started to become more popular and, most importantly cheaper, I have moved my blog across the years from platform to platform among several providers.

My blog’s latest home at the moment is Scaleway, a French provider that is owned by the Iliad Group which also owns: Online.net (their dedicated servers division), Free (Internet/IPTV/phone) and Free Mobile (mobile phone). As a result Scaleway is backed by a great company and will most likely be around for a while.…

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.…

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.…

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.…