Saturday, September 23, 2017

The ME Indie Jukebox with Big Hass September 20, 2017

When you get Big_Hass into the studio to talk music you can be certain that you are in for a treat and this week we deliver and more!

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The playlist!

Rotana - Daddy AMAN - I Am Yours, You're Mine Moh Flow - Purple Flower Hamza Hawsawi - Love A Little Sons Of Yusuf - Still Got A lot to Mougleta - Dancing Shoes Blitz The Ambassador - Shine

Talking Speaking with Dr. Oudi September 20, 2017

Who hasn't had an issue with presenting or speaking in public? And what was the remedy to the problem?

There are as many public speaking courses as I have fingers being offered at any given time and there are more books than I can carry on the subject, so what do we do to get better?

One of the ways you can see through the fiction and get to the solid facts is to turn to a speaking expert like Dr. Oudi.

This man is amazing and I am a person who knows a thing or 2 about public speaking.

Here is what we spoke about!

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So who is Dr. Oudi?


Dr Oudi is an International Speaker, Author, Coach and THE Founder of INSPIRED RESULTS®, a leading training and coaching company in the UAE, Dr Oudi thrives on educating, empowering and enlightening professionals around the globe, with his world-class tools to master the ‘B.M.V - Body, Mind and Voice’ for personal and professional excellence. From downtown Toronto to Uptown Johannesburg, Australia, Africa, Lebanon and throughout the UAE – Dr Oudi has empowered thousands of professionals from around the globe reach the pinnacle of their personal and business capabilities. Drawing on 15 years of experience as a chiropractor, successful business owner, Certified Demartini Method® Facilitator, Master NLP coach and Certified World Class SpeakingTM coach, Dr Oudi is today especially renowned for his ground breaking training and coaching programs, including:
Think-ology: uses the P.O.W.E.R Thinking process to help managers and executives find, define and refine their professional objectives so they can lead their teams to optimal business results and returns.
POWER House Team Building: shows teams how to activate a three-dimensional culture of appreciation: appreciation of self, others and business opportunities leading to more effective business performance and returns.
Speak-ology: is designed to help team members identify and overcome any speaking fears or insecurities, whilst discovering how to tailor content for maximum engagement and profitability.
Eat-ology®: A healthy body supports a healthy mind and increases overall performance. Eat-ology will give your team the tools to find their own unique eating methodology, attain their ideal weight and energize the workplace.
Several of Dr Oudi’s INSPIRED RESULTS® Signature Programs and Workshops have been accredited by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), with past clients including: The Bank of Canada, Toastmasters Sydney, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Masdar, The Westin Abu Dhabi, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Aldar, Higher Colleges of Technology, Daman, SEHA, Mafraq Hospital, to name just a few.

TechTalk with Nexa September 19, 2017

When Nightline starts talking tech you can be pretty sure there is going to be a lot of fun in the studio and with Foaud there is an entertainment wildcard on the loose.

What was also really cool was that we got an interview in with the folks at Microsoft about the New Surface Pro!

This is a sweet machine!

Here are 2 links to get a sense of what we spoke about.

The show notes.

Facebook Targeting update

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Expanding Facebook AI Research to Montreal

Facebook AI Research (FAIR), this new team will join more than 100 scientists across Menlo Park, New York, and Paris in working to advance the field of artificial intelligence. The Montreal lab will house research scientists and engineers working on a wide range of ambitious AI research projects, but it will also have a special focus on reinforcement learning and dialog systems.

I have a section already recorded talking with Microsoft about the New SurfacePro

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This is NASTY

Users of the Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows are advised to update the software immediately.
Malicious software was slipped into CCleaner,  a popular program that cleans up junk files and cookies to speed up your Android device or Windows PC.
CCleaner is developed by Piriform, and was purchased by Avast in July, with the company saying CCleaner had 130 million users at the time of the deal, according to Reuters.
Cisco’s Talos revealed today (18 September) in a blog post that its team found a specific executable that was triggering its advanced malware protection systems during an analysis.

Malicious version active for weeks

The affected version of CCleaner was released on 15 August of this year, with an update following on 12 September. The malicious version was active in the several weeks between updates, leaving users vulnerable.
The malicious payload could have made it possible for affected devices to download and execute other dangerous software varieties including ransomware.
This particular attack is quite devious as users are far less likely to be suspicious of historically-trusted anti-virus and computer optimisation apps and services such as CCleaner, and shows the increasing sophistication of cybercrime collectives.

Another large-scale attack

In a security notice on the Piriform website, the company estimated that the affected users could be as many as 2.27m people, but it said the problem had been swiftly resolved with no reported harm done to users.

What if you could pay to have great access to clean toilets around the city?

The main theme with Good2Go bathrooms is they’re all hands-free. The startup installs sinks, lights, hand dryers, and toilets that work by waving your hand across the sensor. While bathrooms have utilized this technology before, it’s rare to see an entire bathroom consist of strictly “touchless” devices. Every Good2Go location is all-genderand includes a baby-changing station.
With so many apps on the market these days, Good2Go isn’t the first of its kind — even though it does have an edge when it comes to cleanliness and modernized facilities. But with locations limited to the San Francisco area, it could be a while until they’re more accessible nationwide. To keep up with its expansion, you can sign up through the company’s website to be notified when the service becomes available in your city.
The Good2Go app is now available on iOS through the App Store with an Android version coming soon. For a limited time, the company is offering a free trial subscription. After that it’s $3 for a day pass, $15 for weekly, $20 for monthly, and $50 for three months.

A cool tool in the UAE
hope you are well and had a lovely summer?  Are you familiar with mrUsta? I wanted to see if they might be of interest for you to discuss on show?  It is essentially the google of service providers, creating an online market place where the consumer can find the best price guarantee from  a number of service providers that are on the site and have been vetted and received by mrUsta

As well as giving the consumer a great option to what can often be a headache; finding a plasterer, technician, tyre company etc, it also greats a community in a place where not many exist and it also supports the underdog as a business; many of these providers do not have the means to do their own marketing. MrUsta gives them the platform and gives us, the consumer, access to the likes of small businesses in Sharjah and Ajman who charge considerably less than the UAE.

Some stats that also show mrUsta is also working as a business idea: - usta means guru or expert in Arabic by the way.

Look forward to hearing from you - thanks Laetitia

1.       The value of jobs posted on mrUsta has tripled over the last 6 months
2.       We more than doubled our customer based in the last 6 months
3.       We have over 40K application downloads
4.       We had a 20% increase in Ustas in the last 6 months
5.       We have tripled our instant booking jobs revenue quarter on quarter
6.       40% of our jobs come from returning customers (this have been consistent for over a year now)
7.       60% of our jobs are organic and direct
8.       Almost tripled our jobs year on year
9.       First to launch customer loyalty in the market (service provider’s marketplace)
10.   Partnership with Ariston
11.   Working on partnerships with big educational and financial institutes

Google deletes android backups of unused phones!
A little-known Google policy on Android backups in Drive has sent one poor and now very angry Android user back to square one.
Until recently Redditor Tanglebrook had a Nexus 6P. He handed it in for a refund and has been using an iPhone since.
With a dozens of new phones, including Google's Pixel 2 coming out soon, the plan was to eventually buy a new Android phone and restore the 6P's data on it from Google Drive's Backup folder, where the device's settings, Wi-Fi passwords and apps had been stored.
However the Android fan didn't realize that Google deletes a Backup folder if a device hasn't been used in two months, as noted in a support page.
Google may show an expiration date on the folder if a device hasn't been used in two weeks, but it doesn't warn users with a notification or email. The same policy applies to backups from computers.

Not sure I like the gamification of Google photos that I put on maps! Cool idea though!
-google tells you how many views you are getting!

What Apple Launched, do we care? Have we been acculturated to expect HUGE and when we get cool change it is not enough?

-wireless charging on new watches and phones
-better watch
-expensive phone

Linkedin allows you to now record video! In the app!
(See Below)

Hi James,

As a LinkedIn contributor, we are thrilled to give you access to share and record videos directly from your mobile app. We are in the process of rolling this out to everyone soon, but wanted to make sure you and other contributors were notified.

Some stories are better shown than told. Video allows you to evoke emotion, transport viewers, teach something or share some incredible piece of insight when words and images alone aren't enough. We can't wait to see how you use this new way to tell your stories on LinkedIn.

Watch this short video for examples of the kinds of video that are likely to generate engagement on LinkedIn.

Can't wait to see your videos!

To get started, make sure you have the latest version of the LinkedIn app installed. Have questions?

Snap, Spectacles and advertising…
Nearly a year ago, Snap announced Spectacles, its high-tech sunglasses that records video, thanks to an integrated camera, from the wearer’s eye-level perspective. Spectacle’s branding potential has consistently intrigued marketers, as they can utilize the devices to create either organic or PR-driven buzz on Snapchat, Snap’s flagship property.
Burger King and Sainsbury’s are the first two Snap clients to use the glasses to shoot ads that appear on Snapchat. (Snap ran house ads, which were shot via Spectacles, on Snapchat earlier in the summer.) The creative difference between Spectacles’ clips and other footage lies in how the glasses capture video in a circular fashion.
The brands’ ads are going live today, with Burger King’s ad appearing via the app in the U.S. for National Cheeseburger Day and Sainsbury’s—which is a grocery store chain—rolling out in the U.K.
“This is the first time [we’ve] produced anything on Spectacles,” said Brooke Scher Mogan, Burger King spokesperson, via an email. She also noted, “The brand has done a bunch of successful campaigns with Snapchat in the past.”

From DuckDuck Go
Remove Google from your life? Yes, it can be done!

Google trackers have been found on 75% of the top million websites. This means they are not only tracking what you search for, they're also tracking which websites you visit, and using all your data for ads that follow you around the internet. Your personal data can also be subpoenaed by lawyers, including for civil cases like divorce. Google answered over 100,000 such data requests in 2016 alone!

More and more people are also realizing the risk of relying on one company for so many personal services. If you're joining the ranks of people who've decided Google's data collection has become too invasive, here are some suggestions for replacements with minimal switching cost. Most are free, though even those that are paid are worth it — the cost of not switching is a cost to your personal privacy, and the good news is we have a choice!

Boy choosing from a selection of ice cream.
Google Search -> DuckDuckGo (free)
Let's start off with the easiest one! Switching to DuckDuckGo not only keeps your searches private but also gives you extra advantages such as our bang shortcuts, handy Instant Answers, and knowing you're not trapped in a filter bubble.

Gmail, Calendar & Contacts -> FastMail (paid)
We host addresses on FastMail, an independent, paid service that also includes calendar and contacts support across all devices. There are also several ways to get encrypted email between trusted parties by integrating PGP encryption tools. Even more private email alternatives are ProtonMail and Tutanota, both of which offer end-to-end encryption by default.

YouTube -> Vimeo (free with paid options)
For videos that are only on YouTube (unfortunately, a lot), you can search for and watch them on DuckDuckGo for better privacy protection via YouTube's "youtube-nocookie" domain. If you're creating and hosting video yourself, however, Vimeo is the best-known alternative which focuses on creators.

Google Maps -> Apple Maps (free), OpenStreetMap (free)
For iOS users, Apple gives you an alternative built in via Apple Maps, so no installation is necessary. For wider device support, check out OpenStreetMap (OSM) which is more open, though may not have the same ease-of-use or coverage quality as Apple Maps.

Google Drive -> Resilio Sync (free with paid options)
Another service we use internally, Resilio Sync, provides peer-to-peer file synchronization which can be used for private file storage, backup, and file sharing. This also means your files are never stored on a single server in the cloud! The software is available for a wide variety of platforms and devices, including servers.

Android -> iOS (paid)
The most popular alternative to Android is of course iOS, which offers easy device encryption and encrypted messaging via iMessage by default. We also have tips to increase privacy protection on your iPhone or iPad.

Google Chrome -> Safari (free), Firefox (free), Brave (free)
Safari was the first major browser to include DuckDuckGo as a built-in private search option. A more cross-device compatible browser is Mozilla's Firefox, an open source browser with a built-in tracker blocker in private mode. Brave goes one step further with tracker blocking switched on by default. There are also many more browsers that come with DuckDuckGo as a built-in option.

Blogger -> Ghost (paid), WordPress (free with paid options)
Ghost is both a hosted (paid) and self-installable blogging platform, tracker-free by default and run by a non-profit foundation. We like it so much we use it for our own blog! A free alternative is WordPress, powering an estimated 25% of the world's websites. It's also available both for self-installation and as a hosted service with no third-party trackers by default. The community is huge with extensive multilingual documentation and many themes to choose from.

Google Hangouts -> Zoom (free with paid options), (free with paid option)
Zoom is a robust video chat alternative we use internally that works well even for large numbers of participants, though requires software to be installed. A web-only alternative is which doesn't require an account — just go to the website to open a chat room and you're ready.

Google Allo -> Signal (free)
There are several services offering private messaging but, as we've mentioned before, Signal gets our recommendation. It offers free, end-to-end encryption for both messages and private calls. It's also recommended by Edward Snowden and renowned security expert Bruce Schneier, among others.

The CarClinic with Glenn Power September 19, 2017

So, we love to talk cars and we generally seem to be pretty bad at actually understanding the mechanics of those cars we love.

As soon as we have to get our cars repaired we tend to act like fish out of water and become easy prey for anyone looking to take advantage of us.

So, Nightline has taken on the challenge to educate us about car maintenance and repair and we do that with Glenn Power the influencer mechanic in Dubai.

This week we had phone calls during every part of the show.

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Here is a look at the show notes.

-Is it possible to replace the mirrors on the door if they are cloudy

-My hyundai is making a hard knocking sound when it starts what might that be?

-Passenger seat is electric in my car and it is not moving, how do I diagnose if it is a motor or something less serious?

-How do we test if our airbags are working I am driving a 12 year old vehicle?

-I am smelling coolant inside my car  when my car is running any idea what is going on?

-do I need to change the power steering and brake fluids?

-Help! I have had fitten a new hydraulic/steering pump, after a few hours of operation the pump started to become noisy. It is at its worst when on full lock, either way. When turning at slow speed the pump is noisy and there is minor pulsation from the steering whee

-Any idea? The truck misfires really bad. Code came right after engine was pulled to change crossover pipe. Now I also have misfire on cylinder 5?

GetGitRadio with Innerfight September 18, 2017

It is a little but funny that we take hours of fitness classes when we are in grade school, then join gyms, then play on organised sporting teams and we still need a bit more help working out what is happening in the world of fitness.

The hard truth is that the world of health and fitness has a lot going on and there are changes that we need to wrap our heads around.

So to help us get talking and get to some of the answers about the evolving world of fitness we turn to the team at Innerfight Gym,

Marcus Smith is our expert on all things fitness this week and we had a great bunch of topics.

We kicked off the show talking about extreme cycling!

There are no bad questions or bad answers on this show!

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The Show notes.

  1. Let’s talk about your cycling adventure!
-never thought about pedal stroke perfections!

-GET FIT QUICK plans do not work!

-What do I start 1st Weights or cardio?

-some reasons we might not be getting stronger

Questions and comments
[From: Juha Good evening gents, I know that this is little bit a medical question but Marcus in your experience have you noticed people getting hernia in their lower stomach while doing death lift or leg extension? I managed to got hernia in both sides and now just wondering if I should keep the weights more modered when starting to exercise again? Juha

Why don't you two join us for our Friday run to prep for your marathon. We set out at 6am every Friday and accommodate runners of different paces.

The Dubai Creek Striders half is filling up fast and normally sells out a month before race day. I suggest you get your registration done ASAP James

Marcus I am feeling drained after training 4 days a week is it possible I am working out too much?

What do I need to think about to avoid kettlebell use injury

How do I know how much I should be lifting as a minimum and maximum


I have been working out for a while and I am not losing any weight or seeing any change to my look any idea what might be happening or not happening

Why would we wear compression socks or leg wear as an athlete?

I love the plank tips! Saw you doing a bit of planking yourself in the mountains!

How to build your chest without weights, more body weight exercises, pushup variations

6 ways to eliminate stress and bodyfat

How to make morning workouts happen!