Friday, October 28, 2011

Facebook System Maintenance

I can't open my FB account! It says under system maintenance and have to wait for a few hours. 

I checked my other accounts (guilty) and my friends but none is under maintenance. Though they say that they do not perform the system maintenance at the same time, I am worried since this account serves as my online FB account. I communicate with advertisers, fellow bloggers and housed all my FB Fan Pages here.

Hope it goes back in an hour or so.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

iPhone 4S Mania

While iPhone 4S is now available in US and other few countries, in Dubai the release date is still vague. When I say available, means from the Apple Store or through wireless providers. There are a few sites that sells the iPhone 4S already, but gosh the price is too high and the danger that it is locked to a US provider is another problem.

I called the Dubai Apple Store toll number 800 444 0396, was greated by a friendly customer service but still it doesn’t change the fact that I still have to wait by the end of November or till mid of December.

Sometimes I am really tempted to grab the offers in the black market but told myself NOT to. How long can I hold on? Once it goes down to 3500 AED or $1000. Now the lowest priced is 4000 AED, just a little bit and I’ll bring you home my iPhone 4S!

Cool features of iPhone 4S

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Zuma Blitz

An old game, but I still enjoyed playing it. I used to play it on desktop PC where we need to buy an installer CD, then in PSP and now in FB!

The idea of the game to eliminate as many same colored spheres in a specific time frame. Simple and Easy. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Meet Momo My iPad

I had Momo September of last year and still love her to bits. Although iPad2 is out already in the market I don’t have any plans of getting a new one, let’s say for another year.

My LV iPad Cover

 The cover is fake, but my iPad isn't

With thousands of iPad applications out in the market, I may say I can live with only 20. I had 64GB and barely used a quarter of the capacity. I don’t download much songs or videos on it since I have a separate iPod for music and laptop for movies, all I do with Momo is to browse, play and read ebooks.

Only downside is it is not compatible with Java or Flash applications that’s why I cannot play FB games here. Although some games already made iPad apps that can be connected to FB profile, but still it’s not the same.

My favorite iPad applications
Manga Rock
Plants vs Zombie
Angry Birds
Smurf’s Village
Tap Zoo
Trade Nation
Yahoo Messenger

Most of these are free apps or if I did paid for some it cost less than $10.

I have yet to upgrade it to iOS5.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mafia Wars 2

Being BAD, never felt this GOOD!

I've heard of Mafia Wars on FB from friends but never accepted their invitations. But now that Mafia Wars 2 is open, I decided to see what really is the big fuss about.

Join my turf!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BC Blogger = GGG

Games Gadgets Galore is joining the newest BC Bloggers batch. It's not even a secret that BC Bloggers is the fastest and easiest way to exchange links with other bloggers.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

iPhone4S it is!

I've been hearing about it in the grapevine but never really took any interest with the possiblitity of an iPhone4S release because I was bent on waiting for iPhone5. And since the Apple event announced the release of iPhone4S instead, what should I do? Wait again indefinitely?

NO! I decided to get the new iPhone4S, for a minute I want to boycott Apple and buy another smartphone instead but decided against it. I badly need a new one.

Now, I have to wait maybe another month for iPhone4S to be available here in UAE. It will be released on October 14 in the US.

So what's new with iPhone4S?

* 8 megapixel camera
* A5 dual core processor (same with iPad2)
* revamped antenna (iOS will intelligently switch between two sets to avoid drop calls)
* with Siri virtual assistant (a first in Apple handset)

Same exernal features with iPhone4.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Sims Social 102: Relationships

I guess this is the difference with other Sims games, because at FB you have to literally be social. You have to ask every single thing and in order to do that you have to ask your friends to be neighbors.

Once accepted as a neighbor, you have to visit their houses and do 5 acts to complete the daily visit and be given extra energy and social points. As you continuously visits your neighbor, you built rapport and level up to friends, close friends, dating or even enemy? I haven't tried the enemy part or if there even is, but if you insult and keep on insulting your neighbor it will result as awkward friends. I'll keep on insulting one of my neighbor so I could tell you what's the next level.

A dating sims started as usual friends and level up if you keep on flirting and insinuating things. But before that a permission or approval is asked first. Then it will be official that the two sims are dating, they can kiss, smooch and do the woohoo! Which is equivalent to sex, not that visual though. Don't get me wrong, I am not disappointed but kind of more alarmed since kids can play The Sims Social too.

Good thing is only official dating sims can do the woohoo. But not only limited to opposite sex but also to same sex. My friends tried it and yes they can do the woohoo too.

Should we expect babies at The Sims Social soon?

Monday, October 3, 2011

iPhone 5 on Oct 4

Will October 4, the day where one of my wishes come true?

I've been waiting for iPhone 5 for 5 months now, and I badly need a new smartphone. I hope this Apple "Let's talk about iPhone" event is really about iPhone 5 and not about the iPhone 4S. I want the 6 megapixel camera, larger touchscreen and faster iOS5.

Will wait for the official launch!