Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Indie JukeBox in the RAW March 22, 2017

Every week we sit down over a cup of coffee and bring you some great indie tunes from the Middle East.

This week it is all about Step Music.

Adam and Big Hass are in the house and another unpredictable week is before us.

Big Hass and Adam

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The Playlist.

Tayf (Ghost)_Mashrou Leila 4:25

 Mish Aktar_Muqataa 3:38 

Winter's Come_Saffron Collins 4:17 

SchoolYard_Narcy 4:01 

Ana Bukra Muattel_Autostrad 4:14 

Tigers On Tujunga_BeiRu 2:20

The DocTalk Show March 21, 2017

We all have an ache and a pain now and again and wouldn't it be nice to have a chat with a doctor to get a little piece of mind that everything is ok?

DocTalk is the opportunity to talk to a doctor and get some of your nagging medical questions answered.

Dr. Jenna Burton joins the show but this week she has a stand-in, Dr. Kamal Akkach from Health Bay Polyclinic.

Dr. Jenna Burton and James

The CarClinic with March 21, 2017

Everyone has an issue with their car and everyone needs to get that issue sorted.

Who can you turn to for some straight talk about your car repair issues, the CarClinic.

Glenn Power joins us to talk about all aspects of keeping your car running in tip-top form.

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We had a good helping of phone calls and SMS questions this week.

Here is a look at a few of the other questions posed to Glenn.

Q. Front tires wearing on the inside what is that telling me

Q. I think I have a break issues, they were screeching before the rain but not after any idea why?

Q. Are garage jobs charged by the job or the hour?

Q. Does a garage get a better price on parts from the agency?

The GetFitRadio Show Talking Men's Health Transformation Challenge March 20, 2017

OK, who has looked at them self in the mirror and said there needs to be a change?

Well, 4 guys, 8 weeks, exercise, diet and let's see what happens.

In this show Carlin Gerbich, editor-in-chief, of Men's Health Middle East, Jay Christie, trainer PTDXB, and David Craig, DJ extraordinaire, join us to talk about the transformation challenge.

What you can take away from this show is that anyone can make a positive life change if they have a goal and are motivated.

James, David, Jay and Carlin

Here is a little look at what the guys have been doing!

Sled push.

More pushing.

Air squats.


More lifitng


A look at the show notes.

Part 1
Carlin what is this transformation thing all about and how did you come up with this team?
Jay thoughts on the challenge when you met us all?
Durante and David why did you say yes?

Part 2
-Carlin and Jay what do you think are the tricks to motivating people? Jay this is your job as a trainer and Carlin you are writing about this every week.
-David and Durante how have you sustained your motivation?
-tips and trick to a sustainable diet what is everyone doing, Carlin you went from bar room brawler to crossfit open guy you have something to say I am sure.
-what about short shorts and training a must?

Part 3
-What exercises are the best all round result generators?
-Dumbbells feature prominently in  your workouts why?
-Abs what are the exercises you recommend?
-Reps matter?
-picking a weight how do we know when we have too much, you don’t want to wimp out  or get injured but you want to improve?
-did the rope climb once not a good exercise?
-sled pushing what does it do

Part 4
-the benefits of working out with others
-how to sustain the gains after a program ends
-what is next for this gang Carlin?
-Talk about the features
-Puma and short shorts

Thoughts on Pilates?

How important is stretching? I hear mixed reviews.
Explosive speed and hamstrings this looks interesting and has a lot to think about!

Best workout while watching tv the moves are what we do except 1 Judo pressup

Here we go walking to a total body workout!

What do you guys think about fitness wearables?

Flash workouts?

The CarTalk Show with March 20, 2017

Who doesn't have an opinion or question about the car they would love to own?

And who can give you a good honest assessment of one vehicle versus another?  are the people to talk to cars with and they are long-time participants on Nightline.

And this week we had a great chat about the Cadillac CTS vs ATS.

Truth be told the ATS was ok, James came off the CTS and found the ride good but nothing to write home about.

But the car does handle very well and wraps around the driver.

This is really a 2 seater, the coupe that was driven.

Fast? Yes.

Nice to look at? Yes.

Lots of tech? Enough but it seems to be in the in-between stage needing another update.

Would James buy one? No.

Would the guys buy one? Yes.

The verdict? This may be a car that appeals to the women in the audience, it is nice, will serve you well but isn't calling to us.

The show notes and links!

Lets talk CTS-liked it and ATS didn’t like it it was a chics car and chics said they liked it I didn’t

-Puegot 301
-Suzuki Swift Sport or jimny or sx4
2017 Porsche Panamera 4S Review - will it change our minds?
This is cool ad for volvo xc90 love the tables!
Earning over 200000 in usa you are buying one of these!
`Lexus voted most reliable but are they boring, YES!
Love the look of the Maxima and the Camry taxis are sweet!
New Era of nissan design?

Buick regal Wagon testing!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The ME Indie JukeBox Show March 15, 2017

The Middle East has some absolutely incredible musical talent that we get to hear far to little of.

This week Adam and James sit down for a cup of Coffee at RAW and talk music.

Adam thinking music.

The music list.

Mirror - Etyen & Muhaisnah Four feat. Esther Eden 5:10 Black and White_Postcards 3:07 Massar Egbari-Matlob Habib 2:45 Satti ft. ElFar3i - Hoon Whoon 4:16 Coffee & Cigarettes_AlcoB 3:12 Sayyad - Chyno 2:47 Tinariwen (+IOI) - Ténéré Tàqqàl (what has become of the Ténéré) 4:29

The DocTalk Show with Dr. Jenna Burton March 15, 2017

Who doesn't have a medical question they are looking for information about before they get into the doctor's office.

Dr. Jenna Burton brought a friend to the show with her, Dr. Gordon Bland from MediClinic Dubai Mall.

Dr. Jenna Burton and Dr. Gordon Bland.

Here are the show notes.

-lets talk virus vs bacterial colds
-too late for a flu shot? - quite topical at the moment with new drugs on the market for memory loss. Big media attention.
Low carb versus low fat diets

Gout - Used to have gout parties in university. Would eat loads of red meat and drink red wine and see if anyone would get gout. A disease for the indulgent middle-aged male!
Usually wake up in the night with a painful big toe.

Lyme DIsease - Not an STI as people think.
Removing a tick:
Occurs in northern hemisphere. post treatment lyme disease syndrome

Causes of low oestrogen -

The TechTalk Show with Andrew Thomas March 14, 2017

There is a lot going on when it comes to technology and Andrew Thomas joins us from to help keep us up to speed with what is going on.

We also have Marcus Lambert Chief Technology Officer for joining us to talk about how industry is taking on new tech.

Marcus Lambert and James.

Andrew Thomas from

The Show notes and links.

I’ve fallen in love again with evernote

There’s a new streaming music service in town

Whatsapp update

Facebook messenger day

What do millennials want

Cool noise meter

More google cool

The app

  1. Entertainer not supporting Windows!

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2. Is the ChromeBook the Mac killer for education?
Google's Chromebooks gained a majority share of the K–12 mobile device market in the last year, pushing back Apple's iPad even further, while Microsoft Windows devices held steady in second place. Overall, the K–12 mobile device market saw double-digit growth in device shipments.
According to a new report released by market research firm FutureSource Consulting, Google's Chrome OS surged to a 58 percent share of school-purchased mobile devices in 2016, up eight points from 2015. (In other words, 58 percent of mobile device shipments to K-12 education institutions in 2016 were Chromebooks. These figures don't include personal purchases or BYOD.)
As FutureSource reported: "The strong combination of affordable devices, productivity tools via G-Suite [formerly Google Apps for Education], easy integration with third party platforms/tools, task management/distribution via Google Classroom and easy device management remains extremely popular with US teachers and IT buyers alike. The rise of Chromebooks has also set new industry benchmarks with regards to average device pricing, with prices reaching as low as $120 on certain projects."
Microsoft Windows held steady in second place with a 22 percent market share. FutureSource noted that several developments from Microsoft could portend stronger performance int he coming year.
3. Google applets!

4. Salesforce and IBM are joining forces!
Most people didn’t see this partnership coming—IBM and Salesforce are combining data sources and predictive capabilities to offer the latter’s customers a super-charged marketing cloud.
Both companies offer so-called marketing clouds, though Salesforce’s leans more directly toward brands’ customer relationship management needs (email, lead-generation, ad targeting) while IBM has gained notable recognition for its artificial intelligence system called Watson. Salesforce has an AI program of its own, dubbed Einstein.
Now, Salesforce clients will get the best of both futuristic entities. Most of the combined features will go live in the second half of 2017, including forecast data from IBM-owned The Weather Company, that allows insurance companies and hardware retailers to pounce on weather changes with targeted advertising and marketing.
"The combination of Einstein and Watson will make businesses smarter and our customers more successful."
- Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce
Their press release this afternoon described the development this way: “The partnership will bring new insights from Watson directly into the Salesforce Intelligent Customer Success Platform, combining deep customer insights from Salesforce’s Einstein with Watson’s structured and unstructured data across many sources and industries including weather, healthcare, financial services and retail. Together, Watson and Einstein will ingest, reason over and derive recommendations to accelerate decision making and drive greater customer success.”
“The combination of Einstein and Watson will make businesses smarter and our customers more successful,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce, in a statement. “I’m thrilled to form an alliance with IBM—no company’s core values are as close to Salesforce’s as IBM’s.”
5. Facebook adding City guides!
As you can see in the above image sequence, City Guides – which you’ll be able to access from the ‘More’ menu (the three, hamburger-like lines) – provides a listing of major cities and shows you who in your network has been to each. If you go into the city tab, you’ll be able to click on the profile image bubbles of your friends to see the places they visited while there, which is determined by Facebook check-ins and location services info.
Knowing where your friends went might make you more inclined to visit the same places, while you can also check the ratings and recommendations they gave for each. You could also, of course, ask them and get their thoughts when deciding where to go.
The tool looks to build on Facebook’s efforts to use your social graph to improve the relevance and value of recommendations – Facebook also released a new ‘Recommendations’ tool last October along similar lines, which enables users to post a query and have it highlighted to friends for advice.
The logic here is that you trust your friends more that you’re likely to trust review sites and marketing materials, and facilitating such connection is what Facebook can do better than anyone else. If they can provide improved contextual recommendation tools, it could make you come back to Facebook for such insights more often, boosting engagement.
For marketers, there’s obviously no immediate way to influence or control the recommendations listed, though it may inspire more businesses and places of interest to ramp up their efforts to prompt visitor check-ins and recommendations. If you can get more people posting about your business, that’ll increase your chances of showing up on the listing – it’s more indirect, but if the option sees significant take-up, the benefits could be worth the effort.
In addition, beneath the initial listing of places to go, there’s also a list of upcoming events, which could put more emphasis on the need for businesses to post events to Facebook.  

5. What is google up to ?
Google’s self-driving division is one step closer to launching a ridesharing service, now that it has patented an accurate location pickup finder for autonomous vehicles.
The patent, first spotted by Patent Yogi, shows a concept app that finds the nearest location for pickup, taking the user’s current location into account. Once the user chooses a location, a self-driving vehicle is deployed to drive them to a destination.
Google filed the patent in 2015 and published it in December 2016. The search giant worries that some urban zones won’t be accessible for self-driving vehicles, meaning it will need a location finder to recommend the best pickup spots.
The location finder updates every few minutes to check road conditions and emergency service activity, providing the rider with the fastest route. It uses Google Maps to check for available locations.
The patent, like thousands of others from Google, could be unused, although it does show the company is interested in building a ridesharing platform. That should worry Uber, the dominant ridesharing platform, which is also working on self-driving taxis.
Waymo already racking up the miles
Waymo, Google’s car division, has over 150 cars on the road, including 100 modified Fiat Chrysler minivans. It tests the cars in San Francisco, Kirkland, Phoenix, and Austin.

Marcus Lambert

Chief Technology Officer with a blend of board level corporate IT, digital leadership & start-up experience
With technology changing every aspect of our lives – from our entertainment choices to the way we book our holidays. It’s also had a significant impact on the way we work.
Companies are striving to adapt to the pace of change and as a result, the way our offices operate, the way we interact with customers and colleagues, and how we promote our businesses have undergone huge transformation.
Whether it’s the cloud or mobile innovation increasing employee flexibility, the transformation of offices into digital playgrounds, or even the possibility of an automated workforce, tech will play a pivotal role in the future of our working lives.
Following Omobono’s recent launch into the Middle East, we have Marcus Lambert – CTO at Omobono in town from Chicago who is an industry expert on the technologies that will be making a difference to the way businesses are run in the coming years.
He’ll be able to answer questions around the role of mobile as well as the internet of things, virtual reality, wireless capabilities and more. The conversation will provide an engaging and practical look at what new and future tech means for enterprise.
Below are opinion pieces written by Marcus which will give you further food for thought…
·         HR and Technology

To explain what makes Omobono a B2B agency, he said: “The differentiator is our understanding of the B2B audience and the complexity of behaviours that exist within large global enterprises.
“Those would be along the lines of making sure that the messages that come from multiple departments are consistently communicated, for example. The employee brand not being any different from the corporate brand. The message to people the organisation is looking to join them needs to be in line with the message that they have to their customers and prospects.”
On 13 March, Omobono will be releasing a localised version of its What Works Where? research, which polls chief marketing officers and marketing directors to understand their plans and strategy.

Omobono is the digital agency for business brands. We help large businesses and governments to manage their digital presence both internally and externally – with customers, employees and stakeholders. By enabling them to use communication as a tool to create better products, better service, better working environments and better business practices, we in turn enable them to sell more and be more efficient.

We bring together a unique mix of business expertise, creativity and technical skills to deliver a wide range of digital communications for lead generation, sales, employee engagement, recruitment and campaign marketing.

Omobono has a successful and established international corporate client list including: Google, JLL, BP, Shell, DMCC, Coca Cola Enterprises, Syngenta, Friends Life, Swiss Re, Durham University,

See more at

The CarClinic with Glenn Power March 14, 2017

If you are anything like us you have a car that needs a few repairs now and again and you are not 100% happy with the advice, or lack of, you are getting.

Well, the CarClinic is the answer to your car repair problem.

Every week Glenn Power is in the studio from and he helps sort out the fact from the fiction when it comes to car repair.

This is Glenn Power and James.

The show notes.

Hi. I have 2008 Maserati QP GTS. Love it. It's in great physical condition and looks great. However I have an occasional rough idle and engine management system warning light. Been told it's the cam varieties and the engine needs to go back Ferrari in Italy for specialist work. Cost around 30k aed! What should I do? Can't see I would get value from the repair. It drives great usually. Just a problem at idling speed.
-can I get a sunroof installed after market?

-are there standardised fuses in cars?-can I buy my own diagnostic computer?-does doing my  own oil change void my warranty?
Fan belt or some belt is squeaking sounds like EHHHHHHAHHHHHHEHHHHHHH and then is ok.  Any idea?How do I know that they guy in Karama is putting the right battery in my car?Does that goo in a spray can they sell to quickly patch a tire in a jiffy emergency work?Had a friend jump start my car and now the sensors for the tires are pinging do you think there is any relation?