You might know Lumba Inc from their games, Desert Tycoon, Temsa7 Arma and Trival Rivals. They’re a San Francisco based mobile gaming company founded by Kuwaiti entrepreneur Abdullah Alzabin. They’re offering a full-scholarship to cover the tuition fee of KD 2,450 to join Coded Spring Bootcamp. I see this as a very valuable opportunity for students. You can apply [here]
Considering I’ve owned an LG G3, and an LG G2 before it, it’s on point to say I’ve been committed to the G series until now. Last August I posted about how I started facing touch issues on my phone, but that apparently was the tip of the iceberg unfortunately.
When using the phone it suddenly decided to have a mind of its own and would randomly open apps, close apps and make an uncontrollable mess. The only way around it was to open the cover, remove the battery then restart. At least the phone at that point was working, although not for much longer.
Around a month later after that happened, the Android Marshmallow 6.0 was released, late overdue nonetheless. Updating to Marshmallow was a huge mistake, I had WiFI and bluetooth connectivity issues, my watch stopped connecting to the phone and worse of all the phone crashed and wouldn’t turn on again.
In summary, this has probably been the worst phone I have owned, will likely boycott all LG products from now on until I see they’ve significantly changed their terrible and buggy system, the LG G2 use to be so good, too bad they went downhill after it.
I think it’s important to mention start-ups every now and then to show support. Having to launch a start-up myself in Kuwait, I know how ridiculously unsupportive the bureaucracy system in Kuwait is. I picked 3 of the ones I know and like, if you know any worth noting contact me.
Ajar really helps out those who pay rental fees. It’s a service that will notify you when rent is due, lets you pay your rent through an online portal, the landlord will receive his payment automatically without the hassle of meeting up with him and withdrawing your rent from an ATM machine.
Bookr is a booking application that allows you book for a salon, barber or even a fitness trainer. Right now it’s mostly salons and high end men barber shops but it should save you time as oppose to going to the place and finding there’s an hour of waiting.
3. Student Hub
Student Hub is a pretty cool idea that will help a lot of students find part-time and full-time jobs. I’ve actually used their website for the company I work for. If you’re looking for students as interns, part-timers or full-timers, you go to their website and submit a form for what you’re looking for. Students will then apply for the position, this is a good platform for companies that want fresh Kuwaiti graduates, they accepts all nationalities.
I didn’t buy into the whole smartwatch thing, I have no idea why people buy a watch with a battery life of 1 day. It’s a headache always making sure my phone is charged, don’t want to add my watch too. So recently I found about Fossil Q (Q for connected), it’s their new smartwatch series but with a touch.
Part of their series is just their classical good looking watches but with smart notifications. The watch will get a subtle glow whenever you get a notification, it will glow yellow when you get a Snapchat notification for example. The battery life of the watch is 7 days which isn’t much but will do.
I ordered one of the watches from Amazon and will be getting it soon. If I like it, which I probably will, I’ll post a review on the blog about it. So far I’ve heard it’s really nice but really huge, and it might have connectivity issues with iPhones (I’m Android). To see their classical smartwatches click [here].
Last month I talked about how I had to order the tablet I wanted from Japan. That was because based on my research, that specific tablet was only available with a SIM Slot in Japan and Germany. I’ve fallen in love with the tablet ever since I bought it. The built-in projector can project upto a 70-inch screen but I think I’ve got it to 80-90 inches with no issues. Taking it to 90″ is a home-cinema mode, mind you.
Best part is I’ve been watching my favourite anime shows and playing my favourite game, on a huge wall. You can even lay in bed and watch the ceiling. It’s such a great tablet solely because of this feature with a solid battery life. Great for traveling and desert trips. Will post a full review on the Yoga Tab Pro 3 soon.
Link to Amazon Japan: Yoga Tab Pro 3
3D printing fascinates most people, but what can you really print without knowing how to 3D design anything? The answer is, quite simply, a lot. All I do is go to websites that have thousands of ready-made 3D designs to download. Things like phone covers, DSLR lens protectors, you can even print your favourite anime characters.
So far the website I keep finding myself going back to to [Thingiverse]. They have one of the biggest collections of down-able content and what I love about them is you can actually see who printed what with photos of people who tried printing the 3D design along with what it looked like.
I even printed a piece to control the water flow of the water hose at home, pretty cool. I’m still not even remotely close to finishing the ink (they’re called filaments) that I purchased with the printer. You can print a ton of stuff before you run out of filament.
The Global Informatics Forum is taking place on Dec 1st – 2nd, they will be having speakers both on a national and international level. The speeches will be focused on technology startups, how to attract investors, how to handle expenditure as a start-up and many other useful tips to know.
There’s also going to be an exhibition happening on the same time, which will be having a developers section where programmers can exchange knowledge and help beginners as well as booths that are start-ups or incubators etc.
Registration to the speaker’s conference is free, you need to fill a forum by clicking [here]. The conference will be in English.
If you think wasting your time learning a programming language you’re way off. Apps are the future, sold in billions, just like how Activision bought the company behind the app Candy Crush for $5.9 billion just weeks ago. I myself have started learning Java.
Each programming language is used for different a platform. For example, Swift is used to program iOS apps, Java for Android, HTML and CSS for websites. It took me a while to find a great website that includes video tutorials and exercises. Tree House was hands down my favourite.
They have a 14 day free-trial (more than 10 programming languages to learn from) then charge around 7 KD per month. If interested in you can click [here].