The annoying orange

This is a very silly video, but it’s a bit funny, and it’s been viewed 32 million times already!


One expensive Apple iPhone application

This has got to be one of the most expensive iPhone Apple applications out there. It’s Called iRa Pro, by LexTech Labs.

Thx again B.

API login and authentication failure and log in error for Twitter on BB and iPhone

Are you getting an API login error messages and authentication failure with Twitter? You’re not the only one, and nothing wrong with your twitter account, and the answer is very simple.

Twitter have changed the login method for mobile devices starting Sept 1; on the iPhone, iTouch, Android, BB, iPad starting Sep 1st.  Twitter used to allow 3rd party applicatios to store username and password externally, but they changed that policy, all info will remain with twitter all the time. Applications had plenty of time to adjust, and most work just fine. My tough luck got me Twitterific and the BB’s twitter T, one of the few that didn’t work.

  • If you try to login, it won’t let you. You’ll get the message in the pic above.
  • Every application has to be authorized by you. Problem is the settings tab doesn’t have any applications to approve anyway, even if you wanted to.

After spending a couple of hours searching and reading, I got to the solution:

  • All you have to do is update the applications. It works on all Apple products and BB.
  • Problem is the App store will tell you everything is up to date, so you will have to go around it. What you do on the iPod and iPad is just delete whatever twitter application you’re using, then just install it again from the App store. That’s it.
  • As for the BB, it’s takes just a little bit longer. But really, all you have to do is download the twitter application again, using the browser on your BB. Install it, it’ll ask you if it’s OK to replace the old version. Click OK, restart the phone, and your done.
  • The same principle should apply to Android phones, but I wouldn’t know, I don’t have an Android.

I got everything to work again, but it did give me a much un-needed headache before I figured it out. Here’s Twitter’s support page, it explains the problem, but doesn’t help much with the solution. Problem name is OAuth or something terrible like that. I’m just glad everything works again.

Now if only someone can tell me where the hell is the New Lulu Hyper market is? Tweet me here. I really want to go there!

The new iPod nano without camera

I just realized that the new iPod nano that came out yesterday is without the video camera they had with last year’s model. That video camera was HD and just amazing. I guess I don’t have to get the new one after all. What I really want is the new iPod touch, that comes with 2 cameras and face time.

I just love Apple’s cameras. Even without flash, they beat the best phone cameras of any brand.

Vanity Fair’s most influential 100 people

Vanity Fair just published its list of the 100 most influential people in the information age. And you will not believe who is # 1. Let me give you a hint, it’s not Bill Gates, it’s not Steve Jobs… It’s actually the founder of Facebook!!

Here are the top 10, you can read all the rest over at Vanity Fair:

  1. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. With 500 million members, it’s not difficult to see why Mark Z is #1.
  2. Steve Jobs of Apple. His huge influence and impact on both the music and smart phone businesses put him at #2.
  3. Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt of Google. These 3 guys own the most popular site on the net, and their Android system phones are expected to surpass iPhone by 2012.
  4. Rupert Murdoch of News Corporation. Ownerships include print media, as well as Fox TV & film.
  5. Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Need we say more on why he’s on the list? He single handedly revolutionized online shopping, wether books, ebooks, or Kindle e-reader.
  6. Bernard Arnault of LVMH. He’s the richest man in Europe, and was able to steer the luxury empire in the roughest financial crises in decades.
  7. Michael Bloomberg the Mayor of New York. In addition to his vast fortune, he was able to achieve tremendous success as mayor, with reduced crime and improved education.
  8. Larry Ellison of Oracle. His software practically dominates the world, plus he and 37 other billionairs have promised to donate half their fortunes to charity. Well Done Larry, along with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
  9. Evan Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter. With 124 million users and a billion tweets a month, they sure deserve to be on the top 10 list.
  10. John Malone. His media empire includes Expedia and Sirius internet radio among other things.

I know some of my friends will be over the moon with this list. One person in particular is so in love with LV, Expedia, Apple, and Facebook all at once. Knock yourself out with the list R.

Apple’s new products at its Fall Event

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Apple‘s fall event took place a few hours ago, and as expected, a lot of the additions and improvments were around its iPod devices. Here’s a small recap of the new stuff introduced by Apple in its Fall Event:

  • iPod Touch with 2 cameras, a retina screen, video recording, and Face Time.
  • iPod Nano gets a multitouch screen instead of its scroll wheel, and is half the size of the previous model.
  • iPod shuffle gets back its buttons.
  • iPad with wireless interaction, like printing and streaming.
  • A new Apple TV, that is 75% smaller than the previous model, and at less than half the price.
  • New IOS, Apple’s operating system for all its mobile devices like the iPod, iPad, and iPhone; is coming out this November. This new IOS will allow iPad users to share media via wifi.
  • New iTunes, with interactive social features (called Ping) that resemble features offered by Twitter and Facebook.

Older posts about Apple’s Fall Event are here and here.

Apple’s Fall event is today at 9 p.m.

Apple‘s fall event is starting today, Sep. 1, at 9 p.m. Kuwait local time. There are a few rumors circulating the net about what to expect or not.

Here are some of the likely rumors:

  • OS4 for the iPad (good news, since no multi-tasking is making the iPad annoying to use).
  • New or updated iPod lines, including new iTouch and iPod Nano (bad news for me, I had gotten the new iTouch and iPod nano video when they came out a year ago).
  • New or revamped Apple TV (total crap in my opinion, I haven’t used ,mine one since I got it a year ago).
  • Some improvement on iTunes.

These are some of the less likely rumors:

  • iPad Mini.
  • Improvements over iPhone 4 antennas.
  • Updates on why the white iPhone is still missing.

Older posts about Apple are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

iPad Cover and stand in Kuwait

A friend of mine was asking me yesterday about a good iPad cover in Kuwait, preferably one what can act like a stand too. Well, I had seen something like that a awhile ago, and so did some searching for it today on Facebook. It took me for ever to find it, but here is the link, and it’s called iPaD Cosmetics.

I loved this iPad cover from the minute I saw it, I like the fact that it has 2 recline settings to hold the iPad up for when I watch shows in bed; and it comes in 2 amazing colors, Red and Black. You can reach them on Tel 99007643 or email them at