Technology

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  • Paypal in Egypt now, only sending for now.

    Paypal in Egypt now, only sending for now.

    Just tried out paypal, it has been a long time waiting for this. Paypal can seriously help Egyptians that want to do small business online. Internationally it is the payment method of choice for many sites that allow people to do online jobs and tasks for a fee like fiver.com. It can open a whole…

  • Sony Xperia Z now in Egypt: Take your phone to the pool

    Sony Xperia Z now in Egypt: Take your phone to the pool

    The Sony Xperia Z phone is now available for purchase in Egypt, you can even order it online from stores like Jumia or e305o and get it delivered to your home. The phone costs around 5200-5300LE. Unlike Samsung phones I do not expect the price of a sony phone to change drastically withing the first…

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 renamed Galaxy Mega?

    In what would be one of the biggest branding blunders in tech, the┬árumours┬áhave it that the upcoming Galaxy note 3 will be renamed Mega and will come in two different sizes. I think that this will not be a new note but most probably a lower budget large screen phone that will take large screens…

  • Magnets mess up the Galaxy Note 2 stylus

    A relative of mine got and returned a Galaxy Note 2 phone because of intermittent stylus problems. The stylus would not work in certain parts of the screen, namely the middle part of the right edge. The Guys at mobile shop where amazingly understanding and replaced the phone when she demoed this problem to them.…

  • Microsoft Surface Pro: one fatal flaw

    Microsoft Surface Pro: one fatal flaw

    Honestly I love to hate Microsoft but sometimes they come up with good stuff. And when you take Windows 8 aside the Surface Pro is an amazing piece of hardware. The Surface Pro which is not available in Egypt as of the time of writing this blog post manages to put a full ultrabook class…

  • One liner Linux command to extract URLs from text files

    I find my self needing to extract URLs from text files quite a lot and this is the easiest one liner linux command line magic that I got to extract urls from text files. cat filename | grep http | grep -shoP ‘http.*?[” >]’ > outfilename The first grep helps reduce cpu load. The second…

  • Can the real PC ( Personal Computer ) please stand up.

    Can the real PC ( Personal Computer ) please stand up.

    When PCs where first introduced they where expensive and rather bulky and most of all hard to use. With time prices went down, software became easier and the PCs shrank. Now the definition of what a PC is has changed so radically that we need to rethink what is the PC. A PC does computing…

  • Office for windows RT: Is it really office.

    Office for windows RT: Is it really office.

    Windows RT is Microsoft’s stab at gaining market share from Apple’s Ipad but as with Microsoft always they miss a chance. The real power of Microsoft is with office, and once again they screw it up. See a tablet that can run a full version of office could rule all other tablets. And Microsoft say…

  • Getting Tp-Link MR3020 to work with Etisalat USB modem e173 in Egypt

    Getting Tp-Link MR3020 to work with Etisalat USB modem e173 in Egypt

    The TP-Link is a very handy and small portable wireless N router/Access point that can be used to add wireless to your existing network or act as a router when a USB 3G/4G stick is attached to it. Alas making it work with Etisalat current USB stick which is the e173 from Huwawie is not…

  • Iphone 5 next to the older Iphone

    Iphone 5 – My Mini Review

    Do not get me wrong, I would not be caught dead owning an Iphone, but I do setup things like these for my family and here is my impression of the Iphone 5 hardware. First of all IOS is not my cup of coffee, it over simplifies things to the point of making it more…