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Buzzword of the Day: Relaunching

This one is courtesy of yesterday’s TechCrunch Dubai event. I have to admit, I’ve been guilty of using this in the past when you just can’t admit your product sucks. New buzzword “relaunching” i.e. product doesn’t currently work and there’s a 1% chance it will work in the next version. #startuplife — Ekta (@dollz87) March […]

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TechCrunch Dubai PitchOff 2015 Winners

Yesterday, Dubai hosted its first TechCrunch Meetup and PitchOff event at Turn8 TheCribb in Al Quoz. The pitch format consisted of 2 minute presentation (no slides) followed by a 3 minute Q&A featuring TechCrunch Editor-at-Large Mike Butcher, who’s in town for the Step Conference taking place today. I caught a few of the pitches. Some were […]

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Office Life | Managing Time Zones

Being based in Dubai, you’ll inadvertently have to work with different time zones. Combine the GMT + 4 time difference with the fact that our weekends are Friday/Saturday, working with suppliers can get a bit taxing. Here are a few tools that have made my work life and setting up meetings a bit easier over […]

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Tech Tips | Bulk Editing Filenames (Mac OSX)

One thing I do fairly often is export songs from iTunes on to USB Flash Disk; mainly because my car has an internal hard drive and I want to update my song list. Unfortunately, when you drag songs out of iTunes into a Finder folder, each filename has the track number appended to it at […]

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Tech Tips | Cleaning up the Mac OS Dock

If you’re like me, there are certain programs you like to have open but unnecessarily clutter up your dock. Some programs automatically don’t show up in the dock if they are visible in the menu bar but some programs need a quick fix. Here’s what to do (make sure you quit the program before starting). […]

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2014 Reading List

I did this back in 2012 and considering one of my resolutions for 2015 is to read 52 books, I figured it’d be a good idea to see how well I did in 2014. Here’s what I read (based on my Kindle purchase history) – and some are a bit fruity so please don’t judge! […]

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Tech Tips | Remote Shutdown/Restart on Windows

I use my MacBook Air primarily but still have an old Windows PC for download shows, movies etc. Instead of sitting in front of it, I manage it primarily using Dropbox and Microsoft Remote Desktop (MRD). However, one thing MRD doesn’t let you do is restart or shutdown the computer. Even putting into hibernate isn’t […]

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Slideshare: Time Management

In case you haven’t heard of SlideShare, there are some wonderful presentations that people share over there. Some are very technical and some, like this one, are general life advice. One thing I’d add – spend time on people who are worth it. In any case, worth revisiting this on days you just can’t seem […]

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Using Dropbox as Backup Storage

A few weeks back when I went on holiday, I did an unheard thing – I left my laptop at home. While I was doubtful initially, I realizedI could manage without my laptop. However, a day into the trip I realized I hadn’t locked up the internal bedroom doors and our house was susceptible to […]

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2012 Read List

This April I bought myself the most useful gadget I’ve ever purchased. No, not an iPhone, iPad or laptop but an Amazon Kindle.  Within a month I knew it was a “must-buy” gadget and you can find my full review here. Since it’s the end of the year, and about 9 months since I’ve owned […]

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