Update all your social networks in one place

a cool web 2.0 website we came across after listening to Buzz Out Loud. it is called Ping and can be visited at www.ping.fm. it is sooooo convenient that you don’t have to go to all your network sites whether it was facebook, hi5, myspace, etc to update them or check your friends news. you can just sign up in one place and do all that.

the site is still in beta and Deera Chat got a 100 coupons for its listeners to try out the site. the beta code is deerachat

check it out and let us know what you think.

What phone to buy after the e61i?

my Nokia e61i is great but it is aging, it started to forget and man it is getting slower by the minute . so there are few options i am considering;

1- Nokia e71i

the new version is rumored to be out soon but the question is how different it is going to be? i want more features and i want more SPEED i had this problem before where it is wasn’t functioning well with speed.

and one stupid thing i faced was when i had like 1500 sms messages on the phone, it really used to take 30 to 40 seconds to go from one function to the other!! i guess such a high end phone aint supposed to be slow when clicking on the contacts button!!!

2- XPERIA

well, i worked on the Ericsson before and it was different. i think i just have to try to think differently when it comes to using the device. people say it is more stable and easier to use. the problem is a Sony can’t talk properly with a Nokia. for example, when you send a businesscard from Sony, Nokia can not read it and vise versa which is annoying. these small things add up and here in the gulf you are one among 100 who uses a Sony.

3- Palm Centro

the only thing i know about this phone is it is popular for its simplicity and i heard good reviews on Buzz Out Loud.

4- iPhone 3G

well i am waiting like crazy for this one and it finally out, well not really, i have to wait till July 11th. MS Exchange is one great feature that was missing and many other are there now. Price also has dropped down at least in the states now, will see how much the iCity will sell it for. i believe for such devices you have to wait and see the public reaction and review for it before blowing your savings. one big drawback in the old one was not being able to sync wirelessly to update the iTunes playlist along with the Podcast list. i am not sure if this feature is not available on the new iPhone or not.

with the iPhone i don’t have to curry two devices no more and thats just GREAT.

5- HTC diamond

one crazy thing i know about this one is that it scans business cards and that is amazing; being in meetings all day long and exchanging business cards 5 times a day; i think this feature is nuts. other than that; i know this phone runs on windows mobile and i hated it when i had the O2. the software is just clunky and very hard to use and i know many people would disagree with me on this. But for a person who does a phone call in two steps, it is hard to do the same in 6 steps!!!

anyway i will read the reviews and will see.

the bottom line is: I WILL WAIT TILL ALL OF THEM ARE OUT AND READ THE REVIEWS BEFORE CHARGING MY CREDIT CARD

Tech Review: Pownce.com

pownce

if you are a big fan of the web 2.0 applications and you have accounts in Digg, Upcoming, Facebook, Flickr, Myspace, Last.fm, and more … you can simply access them all in one place where you get to post and read from your friends in the different sites. We found it interesting to use but because of the fact that we only have 1 friend from Kuwait, it didn’t turn out good. So we are trying to promote for it here and hope you guys will like it also.

my profile:

http://pownce.com/Ali3000bo/

the site is

http://pownce.com

the site is brought to you by several web 2.0 developers such as Kevin Rose, the Digg founder.

Tech Review: Digsby

While listening to the Buzz Out Loud podcast there was a mention of the Digsby software which made me download it. The software is still in beta version and requires an invitation. Deera Chat got 500 special invitations where you can download the software by going to http://www.digsby.com/ and type in “deera” in the invitation code for authorization.

Anyway the software is reallllllly cool where you can connect to all you AIM softwares (msn, yahoo, AIM, etc) and also connect to your social networks as well (facebook and myspace) where you get to see all the activities happening with your profile within one cool window.

the software is worth checking out and we have been using it and no problems so far.

Tips: Kuwait Top Level Domain Name

” Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research KISR has been commissioned by the Ministry of Communications to undertake the responsibility of establishing, managing and operating Kuwait Top Level Domain Name System in early 1999. KISR has allocated state-of-art equipment and information systems and assigned a number of specialized technical personnel to ensure continuous, effective and uninterrupted services “

for more information please visit http://www.kw/

Tech Review: Tryphone.com

a cool web 2.0 site that lets you look into cell phones inside out. first you get to choose from a selection of phones (very limited for the time being) and then go into a deeper review of the phone from its features, specs, apps, demos, user reviews, and the best of all a live emulator of the phone functionality. you get to see the actual size of the phone and navigate through its important parts which we found different from the other sites. check it at www.tryphone.com

Free Internet in Kuwait

Here in Kuwait we have all the basic components we need to have a free internet service for every single person living in the Kuwaiti soul … so why it is not happening and what it happens, how it would benefit me and you?!

Listen to your show this week to find out