BlackBerry bringing BBM to Android and iOS this summer

Living in Egypt, I know how big news this is! BBM might not die after all! BlackBerry has just announced that its hugely popular BBM messaging service is going multi-platform: it will be released for Android and iOS as a free app this summer. BBM will support iOS hardware running iOS 6 and above; the

Updates from MyUS.com

I have been a big fan of MyUS.com forwarding service since I moved to Egypt. It’s very practical to use their service to be able to buy stuff from Amazon and other online retailers in the USA. Here is the latest news they just mailed me: Hi, We’ve heard your feedback, and we have some

Shop until you drop in our Amazon store

If you are looking to make a good bargain, I would recommend having a look at our Amazon store located a basicus.com You can find a lot of good deals there, and comparing to many other web stores out there, the prices are very good. You will find products from a lot of different categories

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Egypt Ranks As Top Country in Protests according to Rights Center

An Egyptian rights center issued a report on Monday stating that Egypt has become the top country in the world in terms of the number of protests. The “Democracy Index” monthly report issued by International Center for Development states that there were 1345 protests in March compared to 864 protests in February. “This is an

Why don’t you follow me anymore?

Since I am such a rational person that loves automating stuff, I will give you the top reasons why I have stopped following you on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or any other social media I am active. You keep repeating yourself. If you keep re-tweeting your own blog posts to get as much traffic as possible to it, I will

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Update 22 September 2013: It’s again pretty safe to travel to Egypt. You can ask me in the comments for concrete travel advice. I live in Cairo, so I am pretty aware of the situation here. Ask away, and I will answer up to the minute about safety and tell you what you should do

Classical statements of President Morsi

As we all know, Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has a real skill for classical statements. So, I will gather the more famous ones on this page so we can all admire his infinite wisdom. 26th of March 2013: “I will not allow anyone to put their fingers in Egypt,” Morsy said again at the Arab League

GPS maps for driving in Cairo, Egypt

After I moved to Cairo, I went and bought a Nuvi 1200 GPS from RadioShack here in Maadi. I felt I needed a good GPS to be able find my way around here in Cairo. Having used a GPS from Becker when I lived in Poland, I thought that probably the map data is fairly

Alternative to PPC BidMax

We have been using PPC BidMax from Apex Pacific for quite some time now to manage our client’s advertising campaigns. The software runs okay on one of our servers in the US, but it has some major drawbacks. So I am looking for alternatives to PPC BidMax to consider. What I don’t like about PPC

Internet dating sites a pain in the ass

Seriously. I’m frustrated. I have been single for a while now and are trying to navigate the internet dating landscape to “shop around” for a possible real life date. So far my experience with dating via internet has been dreadful to put it mildly. I have tested out a few dating services like be2.com and

Diving into the social networks

Okay. As those who knows me well knows, I’m a guy that gets easily bored. Working with our clints regarding getting them to the top of the search engines for their desired keywords is fine and dandy, but mostly this kind of work is more or less routines – and it’s rather technical. What I

Two very interesting domains snapped

One of Devenia’s main markets is the norwegian market. It was really a chock to me to discover that the equilents in norwegian to search engine optimisation .org and .info had net been registered by any of our competitors. So – naturally I registered both of them right away. They are søkemotoroptimalisering.org and søkemotoroptimalisering.info The