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.…

Windows Phone 8 + Nokia Lumia Series

In the coming few days I will be going over Microsoft’s latest mobile OS (Windows Phone 8) and Nokia’s WP8 flagship phone, the Lumia 920.

Just to give a bit of an introduction. I have recently (only a couple of weeks) moved away from the openness and flexible mobile platform, Android, to a (hopefully) more stable and predictable OS, Windows Phone 8. I decided to go all out and got myself the hyped Nokia Lumia 920.…

Upcoming Technological Trends in Artificial Intelligence

During the time of Star Trek, robots were simply a fiction that was far believed to come to reality. This also appeared in Greek myths that resemble the human likeness. These robots, not only resemble human physically, also have the human intelligence. Nowadays, unforeseen during those times, it is coming to life. The idea a creating a stand, thinking machine was so far-fetched. However, with the breakthrough in technology, it was made possible.…

Forcing Google Chrome to Use a Specific Google Engine

Something that I found a bit annoying with Chrome is how it somehow detects your installation location and then installs using that country as the default Google search location. For example, install from Bahrain and it will force the .com.bh engine on queries from the Omnibox (aka the address bar). If you don't care about that and just want English then you just need to click on "English" on the Arabic page.…

The Environmental Impact of Googling

I've always wondered: is Google a burden to the environment? Think about it, Google is an Internet services company. In order to provide us with accurate search results, amazing email, social entertainment and networking they need computers. Many, many, many computers (aka servers) that are powered on 24/7! Then comes the actual building housing these servers, Google have many around the world (here are a few "official" ones) that require not only power for servers, but for cooling, lighting, staff work etc… So every time you use some Google service (or any other service for that matter) your carbon footprint is actually a bit bigger.…

Google Drive: Too Late or Innovation?

It has been a few weeks since Google launched their new service, Google Drive and I decided to give it a try. I actually found out about it a week after it was launched. The signup process is painless if you already have a Google account since all you need to do is sign in. At the time I signed up however, the signup was not immediate and it told me that the service was not widely available yet but I would receive an email once I get "invited".…

Six Things to Consider When Searching for a New Internet Service Provider

There is little doubt that several ISPs currently serve your area, with each company offering a particular type of Internet service, such as DSL, satellite Internet, mobile Internet, cable Internet or even an old-fashioned dial-up connection.  Because so many options are available, you may find searching for a new Internet service provider to be overwhelming — especially if you are not particularly savvy when it comes to  computers, electronics, and Internet techno-speak.…