Wednesday, March 28, 2012 picks some winners!

I love this part of the month where we look at cool things to do in Dubai. 9 times out of 10 I discover a new place to go visit! Farah has some great picks this week and they are all reviews by people like you and me!

Student radio WIS style

And here they are the students from Wellington International School! This is the talk radio they would like to hear!

Straight talk on Cars

Bill and Callum from join me to talk cars and the issues we have with them.

This is simply great radio!

Tech with Magnus

Magnus from joins me to talk tech! is a great place to get the show notes and more!

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50% off of a 1-year Basic Package, saving almost $60

Apache, The most common web server software in the world, interview

Apple reached $615

Here comes the App Campus
On Monday, Microsoft and Nokia said they would invest a total of $23.9-million into a new mobile application development program, AppCampus, at Helsinki’s Aalto University during the next three years.
The move underscores the seriousness with which the two companies view the problem.
Most popular global apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Evernote are available on the Windows Phone platform, but makers of many niche or local apps have shied away.
The number of apps available in the Windows Phone Marketplace now exceeds 65,000, surpassing those at another rival Research in Motion’s BlackBerry store. But that is still far short of around half a million apps available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, according to app researcher Distimo.
Worse still, only 37 per cent of developers are keen to make apps for Windows Phone, showed the latest IDC/Appcelerator survey. That number, slightly down from the previous survey, compared with the 89 per cent interested in iPhone and 79 per cent in Android phones.
“Mobile developers’ interest for the Windows platform has been for the least very lukewarm over the last two years, with no sign of improvement,” Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Pierre Ferragu said.

Apple Listens to Nightline!

Apple has decided on the bigger 4.6-inch display for its next iPhone and started placing orders to its suppliers, the Maeil Business Newspaper said, quoting an unnamed industry source.
Its major display suppliers LG Display and Samsung Electronics Co declined to comment.
Samsung, which is also the biggest challenger to Apple in smartphones, uses 4.6-inch OLED display for its flagship Galaxy S II smartphone, introduced in April last year.
The high-definition “retina” display – containing several times as many pixels within the same area – is used in the latest iPad released earlier this month.

Targus stylus for iPad

Noteshelf note app
  • Create different notebooks, different covers, different types of paper
  • In-app purchases for covers and papers
  • $6

I tried iPad 3, “new iPad”
  • Amazing!

Web devs are dreading iPad 3, high res graphics

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Are you food friendly?

We need to get back into the kitchen and actually learn how to cook.

There was a day when we took home economics at school, a long time ago.

There was a time when we knew how to buy fish or herbs, today we struggle.


Are you a phone addict?

Are we addicted to our mobile phones? YES!
We have gone, in a very short time, from being communication enhanced to communication dependent.

Mobile telephones are suppose to help us but I am afraid to say they have totally changed our lives, and not for the better.

It is time we took stock and didn't deny that we have a problem.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Is the West Politically unaware?

The west, how often do we point our fingers in the direction of the west when there are issues? Narain Jashanmal and I usually sit and talk about some cool mags and the ideas in them, this week I am alone. I opened the phone to chat about global ideas and awareness fueled by the 90th anniversary of Foreign Affairs and the 5th anniversary of Monocle. The reality is we are pretty unaware! And it is our fault.

Plug-UAE anf Newsletter Magic

Lucy from plug,, joined me in studio to talk about the power of the newsletter.

Cool really because these tools can have a lasting effect.

Here is the podcast.