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November 29, 2010

HTC Desire HD specification

HTC Desire HD

1 GHz
Operating System
Android™ 2.2 (FroYo) with HTC Sense™
Internal storage: 1.5 GB
RAM: 768 MB
Expansion Slot microSD™ card
Size and weight 123 x 68 x 11.8 mm (4.84 x 2.67 x 0.46 inches)
164 grams (5.78 ounces) with battery
4.3″, WVGA resolution Capacitive Touch Window with multi-touch capability
262K-color LCD

November 28, 2010

Saudi Arabia Internet Statistics

Internet was first introduced to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1994 when state academic, medical, and research institutions got access to it. Internet was officially made available in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1997 by a ministerial decision and the public access finally debuted in 1999.

In December 2000 there were 200 000 Internet users in Saudi Arabia. By 2005 the number of Internet users in KSA had grown to 2.54 million, making the growth 1170 % and KSA one of the fastest growing Internet markets.

2006 some major changes were made to the structure of Internet in KSA. These changes are likely to aid the expansion of Internet usage in KSA even more. it is predicted that the number of users will reach 3.8 million in 2007.

Internet Usage Statistics:
9,800,000 Internet users as of June/10, 38.1% of the population, according to ITU.

Facebook Users in Saudi Arabia:
2,575,740 as of August 31, 2010, according to Facebook.

November 26, 2010

What Does Icons Mean that appear on Nokia Sets

Nokia users often see different kind of icons beside the network signal indicator and on other different parts of Mobile screens. Let us see what does these icons mean.

November 22, 2010

HTC Desire Z specification

800 MHz
Operating System
Android™ 2.2 (FroYo) with HTC Sense™
Internal storage: 1.5 GB
RAM: 512 MB
Expansion Slot microSD™ card
119 x 60.4 x 14.16 mm
180 grams (6.34 ounces) with battery
3.7″ WVGA resolution
Super LCD
Capacitive touch screen

November 10, 2010

How Comm100 Email Newsletters work

Comm100 is providing free email newsletters to Small Business owners and Web Bloggers. If you are a legitimate business and sending Emails to your opt-in recipients, you are more than welcomed to use the free Comm100 Newsletter to reach your customers. You do not need to worry about the moderation process mentioned below.

If you are not, do not attempt to send spam email with Comm100 Newsletter.

In an effort to fight spam, we create the concept of Newsletter Status for Comm100 Newsletter. The three possible statuses for your newsletter are: Moderation Needed, Moderation Not Needed, Email Banned.

This newsletter status only affects the Email sending feature of your newsletter account. The status does NOT affect other features of your Comm100 Newsletter account or other Comm100 applications.

Moderation Needed

This is the initial status of your site account. Under this status, your Emails will be moderated manually by our customer service team after you requested to send out your emails.

November 3, 2010

Mobily launches new BlackBerry Torch 9800 in Saudi Arabia

Mobily further enriched the lives of its customers by launching a new BlackBerry handset, the Torch 9800, which helps users communicate and manage their businesses more smoothly. Research in Motion’s latest device takes the Canadian company’s user experience to a whole new level, with a feature set and user interface that are set to revolutionize the Smartphone industry. The 9800 easily integrates with social networking websites while offering powerful business tools with a classy, elegant appearance.

Along with the new handset, Mobily offers its buyers a three-month free subscription to the unlimited BlackBerry internet package. Subscribers only need to send the word “BIS3” to 1100, and they are set.

Navigating the device is via both its large touch screen and BB’s trademark trackpad, along with the 35-key sliding QWERTY keyboard, which provides ideal balance while texting. The handset supports 3.5G globally, which means that the 9800 offers Mobily’s subscribers unhindered connectivity around the world, as well as fully exploiting Mobily’s 3.75G home network, the biggest in the Middle East.

October 28, 2010

How to install CAB files on Your Pocket PC

I am writing this simple guide with the idea to help you installing and using all those great applications you will ever want. How to install CAB files on Pocket PC?

First of all you need to find and download the program you want to install. I will use an application called PDAStatus, which shows the status of your device on today screen. When the download process is complete you need to copy the CAB file and paste it somewhere on your device, I personally recommend to do this at the Storage Card. Note that some applications are zipped so you need to unarchive them to have the CAB file. Now you need to open pocket pc's File Explorer, located into the Programs. Browse the storage card or the location you used to copy the CAB. When you select and run it, a windows will appear, which asks you to Choose a location to install the program. It can be your Device or the Storage Card, so select your choice and click below on Install. The process after that is fully automated and after the installation is complete it will show you confirmation screen.

This is all you need to do to install CAB files to your Windows Mobile Pocket PC device. Below is video on which you can see how I installed PDAStatus on my HTC TyTN.

October 22, 2010

STC Qitaf Codes for Prepaid Lines SAWA and LANA

STC Qitaf reward program is a free program for STC customers. You can find a detailed introduction of Qitaf here.

In this post I'll only describe short codes for Qitaf that might be useful for Qitaf users.

SMS the desired code to 902

  • To Register in Qitaf 201
  • To Get Qitaf Balance 202
  • To Exchange 100 Qitaf Points for 35 SR Extra Credit 203
  • To Exchange 100 Qitaf Pointss for 140 Local SMS 204
  • To Exchange 100 Qitaf Points for 80 International SMS 205
  • To Exchange 100 Qitaf Points for 60 Local MMS 206

October 12, 2010

How to Decrease a lengthy Home Page of your Blog in Wordpress

You can truncate blog entries so that only the first part of certain posts is displayed on the home and archive views. When you do this, a link will be placed directly after your excerpt, pointing the reader to the full content of the article.

You can find the More Tag button in the first row of the visual editor toolbar or by pressing Alt+Shift+T:

Using the More tag

1) Go to Posts -Add New in your dashboard to create a new blog entry (this does not work with Pages).

2) Begin writing your post. When you decide that you want to cut it off, insert the More tag to split the post (mark where the excerpt officially ends). You will see the More Tag as such in the visual editor:

3) Finish writing your post.

October 7, 2010

HTC Smart Review and How to's

Being a veteran in the smartphone market is huge advantage when you decide to come up with something new. After so many Windows Mobile and Android devices, HTC surprised us with a completely different product – HTC Smart. It’s a semi-smartphone that runs on the unusual Brew Mobile platform strengthened with the fancy Sense UI.

Throwing another mobile OS on the market is hardly the right move since the smartphone arena is already over-crowded. But it seems HTC Smart is HTC’s way of making a feature phone. The Linux-based Brew Mobile platform used for the HTC Smart hardly makes it a proper smartphone to boot. Truth is, there are modern touch feature phones that have more “smart” in them than this one.
But enough about software, let’s see what HTC Smart has to offer in terms of hardware.

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  • Brew Mobile software platform with HTC Sense UI and social networking integration
  • 2.8" resistive touchscreen of QVGA resolution
  • 300 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM
  • 3.15 megapixel fixed-focus camera with LED flash
  • Standard miniUSB port for charging and Mass Storage data transfers
  • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
  • microSD card slot, up to 16GB support
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Smart dialing
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Excellent loudspeaker performance

Main disadvantages

  • No Wi-Fi connectivity
  • QVGA resolution doesn’t do Sense UI graphics justice
  • Screen has poor sunlight legibility
  • No video-call camera
  • No voice dialing
  • Camera lacks auto focus, records QVGA@15fps video only
  • Only few applications preinstalled and no access to app repository for native BREW apps
  • Limited organizer functions – no notes/memo, no voice recorder or an office document-viewer
  • No multi-tasking
  • Web browser poor and rather slow

Q.What OS does the phone support?
Using HTC Sync for HTC Smart this phone supports Windows XP, Windows 32-bit or 64-bit Vista, and 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7.

October 6, 2010

Nokia's Dual Sim Mobile C1-00

Just shared from GSMArena.com

After years of watching their rivals introduce one dual SIM phone after another, a few months back Nokia finally decided to join them and unveiled its first mobile phones capable of accommodating two SIM cards at the same time. Eager to see what it held in store, we took one of them, the Nokia C1-00, for a spin around our testing grounds.

Instead of even bothering to catch up with the competition, the Finns chose to play the game by their own rules and made their first steps into the dual SIM mobile phone market by announcing a couple of entry level devices. No luster and certainly nothing groundbreaking, these devices (including the C1-00) pack only the most basic of features.
So, you get what you pay for. And what you need. Which is dual SIM telephony. The Nokia C1-00 works with two SIM cards and comes with a color display, a built-in FM radio and a handy flashlight.
Here’s the pros and cons of getting a Nokia C1-00.

September 29, 2010

How to recover my deleted or lost partition?

When you could not see partition you need in Windows Disk Management, it might be lost and the data on it could be lost with the partition table. Actually, the partition was not really lost, even if partition table was destroyed by virus or deleted accidentally. If partition table was destroyed by virus or other defeat, free partition recovery software - EASEUS Partition Recovery can help you to do partition recovery.

EASEUS Partition Recovery is partition recovery software for hard disk. It is designed to recover the deleted or lost partitions on hard drive. EASEUS Partition Recovery runs under Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7.

You can follow these steps to recover your lost or deleted partition:

1. Run EASEUS Partition Recovery, and then you will see the following window. Click "Next" to continue.

2. Please choose a disk where you want to recover lost partitions and click "Next" to continue.

September 3, 2010

How to Export Email Addresses of all your Facebook Friends

Search the Facebook Apps directory for something like “export contacts” and you’ll come across quite a few applications that sound as if they can transfer your friends contact information out of Facebook.
There’s an app called “Export Friends” that will save you friends names, city, birthday and their current location in a CSV (text) file that you then import into Excel, Gmail or any other web email program.
Then there are social plug-ins that can sync photos and status updates of your Facebook friends with matching contacts in Outlook.
The problem is that none of these apps can download what  you are looking – the phone numbers and email addresses of your Facebook friends. There are Greasemonkey scripts and other hacks that can pull this information from Facebook through “web scraping” but don’t ever take that route as Zuckerberg’s army might ban your account forever.

Export Email Addresses of your Facebook Contacts

Facebook APIs don’t expose email addresses of users and hence none of the Facebook apps can provide you with the actual contact data of your friends. There’s however a simple (and perfectly legal) workaround that can help you easily download all your friends email addresses from Facebook’s walled garden.

August 26, 2010

AdSense Tips explained by Lisa

Lisa Irby  is an expert of Blogging and she is also an affiliate marketer. She is running very nice blogs and making money with google adsense. I have watched her channel at youtube and I got inspiration from her lessons she is offering at Youtube. Although she is not offering any training series but just trying to help other people on the internet who got difficulties.

What is the most important thing I learned from her videos is, she is emphasizing on sincerity with your work and your customers or your blog visitors. I advise you to watch this video, you will learn quite a big stuff in a single video related to online earning, blog promotion and google adsense.

Even if you look at this blog post, you will learn, who is Lisa and why I am linking to her blog, website or you-tube video?

Because of quality. Quality of content she is publishing that make people link to her and appreciate her work and recommend her to others. So always be conscious about the quality and be sincere about your content.

Google AdSense tips for new members and people having trouble making money.

August 25, 2010

How to Make the best of NetworkedBlogs

NetworkedBlogs is basically a Facebook application. It help to promote your blog in many ways. Firstly it uses Facebook platform which is the world's most visited Social Networking website. It has 400 Million active users who send up to 60 million status updates everyday. 3 Billion new photos published everyday and 5 billion pieces of content being shared weekly. An average user spends 55 minutes daily on Facebook. You can see more detailed statics posted by Aden Hepburn at DigitalBuzzBlog. NetworkedBlogs app automatically grab your blog posts once you register your blog into it and then publish your posts to your Facebook Wall, Sydicate it to your twitter account and publish it to any Facebook pages you have created.

Here I am adding a few points that can make you most out of NetworkedBlogs.

Add your blog to NetworkedBlogs directory so others can find it.

Login to your Facebook account, Visit the app's home page and click on button "+ Register a Blog". That will take you to this url.(http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/editblog.php). You will find a form with a few fields. Fill it up with your blog details. Name, URL, Language, Tags and Description, please note that you have to provide a valid RSS/Atom feed then and click next. You will be asked "Are you the author of this blog".

August 24, 2010

Buy from Souq.com with your Mobily Neqaty points

Mobily in its incessant efforts to offer enhanced customer experience, inked a strategic deal with Souq.com. The renowned on-line marketplace site via its Neqaty loyalty platform. Now, users of Neqaty; deemed the best loyalty program in the region, can use their accumulated points to make purchases on Souq.com.

“Our partnership with the Arab world’s best e-commerce site through our Neqaty program will offer choice and ease of use to our mutual customers while giving a boost to the retail market,” said David Murphy, Mobily’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The deal will help Mobily’s subscribers use their points as good as cash on Souq.com and buy what they need. Souq.com features various offers as E-shopping is the a growing trend, which is why we wanted to give our clients added value and new features.”

Abbass Safadieh, General Manager of Souq.com in Saudi Arabia, put the retail e-market at SAR 3 billion, or a fifth of the Kingdom’s overall e-trade market. Likewise, retail e-traders comprise one fifth of the overall e-trading population.

He said that the deal will boost demand for e-commerce in the Kingdom. “We are happy to have become a strategic partner to Mobily,” he said. “We look forward to a special, fruitful partnership that sees our experience in e-commerce at the fingertips of Mobily’s subscribers.

We invite them to visit our site and register to make purchases, especially that souq.com helps thousands of buyers to communicate daily and trade various goods, all under a secure infrastructure with payment methods that meet the needs of local users.

August 20, 2010

Ban on BlackBerry services will not be implemented in KSA

Saudi Arabia was due to ban the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service in last week, but the Communications and Information Telecommunications Commission (CITC), gave operators until Monday to test servers based with each of the three operators in the country that offers BlackBerry services.

Reuters now cites a source familiar with the talks between the CITC, RIM and the operators as saying that the idea of setting up a server at each of the three local service providers has proved impractical, and that in place RIM has agreed to offer Saudi Arabia's interior ministry and intelligence services the codes to all Saudi BlackBerry users.

The CITC was not available for comment, while RIM referred to an earlier statement that "RIM cooperates with all governments with a consistent standard".


How to Transfer STC Qitaf points to your loved ones

Qitaf is a free service from STC (Saudi Telecom Company) which offers several benifits on using your mobile phone.

Transfer STC Qitaf points to your loved ones

Transfer points from your Qitaf account to your loved ones today, by calling 902/907. After that you will be able to redeem the points for one of STC’s services. If your balance reaches 500 or more points, you will be eligible for one Qitaf voucher. You will be able to enjoy shopping and other benefits from STC Qitaf points.

Transferring Rules

  • Maximum 100 points per month can be transferred to another Qitaf member
  • Transfers can be made in increments of 20 points
  • Recipients may receive from other Qitaf subscribers, up to 300 transfer points per month

General Terms

In order to transfer points, you must be the primary account holder. STC may at any time and without prior notice
  1. Terminate the points transfer service in its entirety
  2. Change, limit or terminate any aspect of the service
More details may be seen at STC Website

August 19, 2010

Mobily planned to launch iPhone4 in Saudi Arabia

Mobily, a leading Mobile operator in Saudi Arabia who is earning high profits in 2010 has planned to launch famous and fabulous iPhone, the iPhone 4 in Saudi Arabia. iPhone 4 is the most versatile smartphone by apple which has beaten many other phones of its era like BlackBerry and HTC models.

Mobily will launch iPhone 4, the thinnest Smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the coming months.

The launch is part of Mobily’s new strategy to enrich the lives of its clients with innovative products and progressive initiatives. The company’s vast infrastructure guaranteed it undisputed leadership in broadband in the entire region.

More can be found here.

Report a Yahoo Group if it is annoying you

Google groups has provided a very nice and clear system to report a Group but Yahoo sometime is annoying and it is difficult to find the Group abuse report page. Often it happens with me suddenly I start reciving tons of email in my inbox. When I inquire about the sender I came to know these email coming from various mailing groups, mostly Yahoo groups. I have a yahoo identity and I am part of few yahoo groups too, but when I visited my yahoo groups page I don't find myself as a member of group who is sending me bulk emails. This thing really irritating me. When I visit suspected group who is sending me un-necessary email I can't login to that. I have added my multiple ids in my yahoo groups setting so most of the time I transfer my regular group emails to gmail or hotmail becuase I can't bother login to all my mail boxes everyday. This confuses me more at Yahoo groups.

How to Report a Yahoo Group

To report abuse of a Yahoo group please visit the url below.
http://help.yahoo.com/abuse  or  abuse.yahoo.com

You will find a page like this. (click on the image for a larger version)

Select Group Abuse, you will be presented a form where you have to fill out, your contact details, group name, the email you found from group including full header.
After filling out all these details, just sit back and relax. Yahoo customer support team will soon take necessary actions on that and they probably contact you once or twice in case they need more information.

If you have something to ask, please drop me a comment and I'll response back soon. I hope this information will be useful for you.

August 16, 2010

iPhone 4 is now available in Saudi Arabia

I would like to let you know iPhone 4 is now available in Saudi Arabia with iPhone retailer Nasa Smart Devices. The retail shops of Nasa are located in Main Saudi cities like Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar, Makkah and Madina. You can also buy from Nasa Smart Devices through their online shop. Their are few accessories are also available, like Leather case, Silicon case and Any Reflective screen protector. Nasa Smart Devices is retailer of smartphones in Saudi Arabia and Middle East.

iPhone 4

iPhone 4 Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height:4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
Width:2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth:0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
Weight:4.8 ounces (137 grams)

August 15, 2010

Google Adsense help requires Macromedia Flash ???

I was just surprised to see name of Macromedia at Google ad-sense help page. They have put some training videos at Google Adsense help page and beside they wrote in brackets (Macromedia Flash required). I was a big fan of Macromedia Software company and I have started using their software back in 2001 at the time of Dreamweaver and Fireworks version 3. Later on probably after Dreamweaver 8 Macromedia has been sold to Adobe systems and its name vanished from everywhere, from the internet, from the Softwares itself and other media sources. I personally thing Macromedia was doing better job than Adobe systems, however still products like Dreamweaver and Fireworks are a great success even though Adobe are handling them.

For now just leave this story aside, my topic is why Google didn't update their help pages, instead of Macromedia, name of  Adobe Flash should be written there. Is Google team is that sleepy that they are not aware of Macromedia's ending or Is there some solid reason behind this to put Macromedia name there. Check the snapshot below. The page is located here.

Saudi Arabia Gold Shops

Saudi Arabia has a huge gold market, you will find big gold jewelry shops in different areas. These shops has all the variety of jewelry from bangles to rings, necklace to ear rings. This gold is coming from Saudi Arabian gold mines. As Allah has granted enough resources to the land of arab and Saudi Arabian gold is one of them. Here are few pictures of jewelry shops.

Gold Jewelry Shops in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia gold

gold jewelry

Saudi Gold shop

Expatriate health insurance in Saudi Arabia

Health Care in Saudi Arabia

When living and/or working in Saudi Arabia, people may not have the same level of access to the health care system as to the local population. Consequently, it is crucial to have some professional advice on how to choose the right expatriate health insurance in Saudi Arabia specially Jeddah city. Knowing that the chosen insurance provider will have the expertise to ensure the best treatment in the best facilities in Jeddah is priceless. Expat-blog.com is offering a free advice to Expatriates to make better health care in Saudi Arabia.

Please visit this page for getting advice, you will find a form like below.

August 8, 2010

Lock your Windows based PC with a mouse click

Some time you have to move here and there frequently and at that time you have to Lock your system to prevent from un-authorized access. If you find it difficult to press CTRL+ALT+DEL every time you want to lock your machine. I tell you an easy way to do this task.

Lock your system with a Single Mouse Click.

Try this and create the icon to lock the machine.

  1. Right click an empty spot on the desktop, point to New and click Shortcut.
  2. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, copy and paste the 'Type the location' text box:
    rundll32 user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  3. Click Next.
  4. In "Type a name for this shortcut", type "Lock My PC" and Click Finish.
  5. It will Create a shortcut on your desktop. Whenever you Double click on it, it will lock your system immediately.

August 7, 2010

Easily Submit your site to Ask.com

Mr. Garry Conn has written this easy way to submit a website to Ask.com. Unlike Google Search engine or Yahoo Search, Ask.com don't provide any webmaster tools or URL submission. There is only one way to submit your website or blog into ask.com.

That is, you must have an xml format sitemap for you blog, if You don't have, you can easily create one.

Lets see what Garry saying.

How Do I Submit My Site To Ask.com

Ask.com is making a come back and getting your site listed in their search engine is well worth the time and effort. Submitting your site into Ask.com is a great way to help you gain more traffic from sources other than Google. It is a good idea to invest time and create strategies on pulling in traffic from multiple sources. If you loose a source but have other sources to fall back on, your site will not suffer from a huge loss in traffic.

Submit Your Site To Ask.com

Before you can submit your site to Ask.com you need to have sitemap.xml.

  • If you use WordPress, you can find information about adding sitemap.xml by visiting this page. If you use Blogger, you can find what you need by visiting this page.
  • Once you have a sitemap.xml file in place you can then submit your sitemap into Ask.com This process is very simple
  • When you have your sitemap.xml in place you can submit your site to Ask.com by opening up your web browser and typing the following address and ping it, you need to replace yousite.com with your URL.


You will find a message from Ask.com like this.

That’s it. There is nothing complicated to it. Create a sitemap and then point your web browser to the special address mention above. This automatically pings Ask.com and submits your sitemap into their database. Done!

August 4, 2010

iPhone 4 High Resolution Images for Designers

I needed iPhone 4 High resolution images for a design work. But I didn't find any ready made high resolution iPhone pictures on the internet, even at Apple website, So I google it and find few images from here, here and here, then I imported these images into Photoshop and did a little re-touch and completed my task. Then I thought these HR images might be usefull for other designers too, so I am presenting it here. These pictures are in PNG format with a transparent background and absolutely no watermark at all. Apple's latest logo is also provided.

Another source is also providing iPhone HR images in Vector format but it didn't helped me, may be it becomes useful for you. It is available here. If you like this work please comment below.
iPhone 4 - 1465 x 2160 pixels

August 3, 2010

Ufone now offering 2 Numbers with a single SIM card

Here in Saudi Arabia Mobile Telecom company STC already provided this service almost 1 year ago. You can manage up to 5 different numbers from a single SIM card. You don't need to change the SIM card in your mobile again and again to make and receive calls. Now this service is also available in Pakistan.

Ufone's Double Number offer

Ufone has announced Ufone Double Number package which allows you to have up to 2 numbers from a single SIM. As Ufone has mentioned in their advertisement they are offering this service for the first time ever in Pakistan by any mobile operator. No other operator offered this service before.

As there is much competition in Pakistan among Mobile phone operators so we can expect this service to be offered soon by rest of operators like Warid, Mobilink, Telenor or Zong. Ufone explains more at their website.

August 1, 2010

The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World - Book

The publication The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World 2009 is published by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center Jordan.It is the first of what is supposed to be be an annual series that provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslim world. The RISS Center has strived to highlight people who are influential as Muslims, that is, people whose influence is derived from their practice of Islam or from the fact that they are Muslim. They think that this gives valuable insight into the different ways that Muslims impact the world, and also shows the diversity of how people are living as Muslims today.

Influence is a tricky concept. Its meaning derives from the Latin word influens meaning to flow-in, pointing to an old astrological idea that unseen forces (like the moon) affect humanity. The figures on this list have the ability to affect humanity too. In a variety of different ways each person on this list has influence over the lives of a large number of people on the earth. The 50 most influential figures are profiled. Their influence comes from a variety of sources, however they are unified by the fact that they each affect huge swathes of humanity.

The RISS Center has then broken up the 500 leaders into 15 categories

  1. Scholarly
  2. Political
  3. Administrative
  4. Lineage
  5. Preachers
  6. Women
  7. Youth
  8. Philanthropy
  9. Development
  10. Science and Technology
  11. Arts and Culture
  12. Media
  13. Radicals
  14. International Islamic Networks
  15. Issues of the Day
These categories were developed to help you understand the different kinds of ways Islam and Muslims impact the world today. Two composite lists show how influence works in different ways:
International Islamic Networks shows people who are at the head of important transnationalnetworks of Muslims, and Issues of the Day highlights individuals whose importance is due to current issues affecting humanity.

Disclaimer and Invitation to Participate

Being the first attempt of its kind at a list that shows the broad extent of Muslims influence on the world we acknowledge that there are likely to be gaps in our categorizing, and are sure that we have missed some influential people. We would like to keep the process as open as possible and ask you to please write in
suggestions to 500@rissc.jo

To Download This book, please click this link.

July 31, 2010

STC Qitaf Program and its Benifits

What is Qitaf?

Qitaf is a free point based loyalty program, where points are collected based on:
  • Subscription to ALJAWAL and ALHATIF services
  • Usage
  • Timely payment of service bills
  • Subscription to other services

What can I do with my points?

You can redeem your points for services from STC or for vouchers that can be used with many Qitaf program partners.

Redeeming for services from STC:

You can exchange earned points for several services, such as free ALHATIF minutes or free SMS messages and many more.

Redeeming points for vouchers:

You can also exchange 500 points for a SR100 voucher (limit 3 per month). This voucher can be used at 22 partners with more than 1900 stores throughout the Kingdom.

How can I make use of my points?

The free STC services and vouchers can be ordered by calling 902/907, visiting a customer service office or visit Khadamati (STC Online) www.stc.com.sa

July 29, 2010

New Mobily Postpaid offer includes 3 months of free Internet

Mobily announced a new promotion offer for new postpaid subscribers. Which will relax them from monthly fees up to 3 non-consecutive months. This offer also includes a free 1 GB internet package on same criteria. Mobily website didn't clarify this so I called Mobily customer service at 1100.

To avail this offer new postpaid subscriber must have to pay 165 Saudi Riyals initially (100 SR: 1GB bundle fee, 45SR: postpaid activation fee, 20SR: monthly fee for postpaid). The next month subscriber can enjoy benefits provided in this offer and similarly he have to pay for 3rd month and 4th month he can enjoy this offer, then 5th month again paid and 6th month is free.

This offer is good for the people who are serious to use Mobily postpaid subscription. Mobily Khatti and Khatti plus subscribers are eligible for this offer.

Offer Details

New subscribers to postpaid bundles from Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) will get three months free of monthly fees, a vanity number, and 1 gigabyte of internet connectivity for three nonconsecutive months, the company announced on Monday.

The new promotion covers subscribers to the standard postpaid bundles of Khatti and Khatti Plus, as well as the location-based Mada and Dirati, lady’s bundle Nejmah, and Blue Wave, the bundle aimed at Alhilal Club fans.

July 25, 2010


Mother is a great gift of god, the gift which is already there for us even before we exist. It starts when we are piece of flush, she starts caring us, and she starts feeding us, protecting us from dangers and troubles. That time we are senseless and we never know if she don't keep us insider her we can't survive. If she refuses us to keep we have no place to go, no place to live.

She makes us grow by providing us blood from insider her body and other needs. She gives us a peaceful place to sleep and eat. At the same time she face troubles in all her daily routines , in walking, in sitting, in eating but still she feels happy to serve us. She faces all these troubles till 9 months for us and also makes kind prayers to God that we remain healthy without any request. Finally she gets hell of pain to make us the part of this world from no existence to existence.

Still her job didn't end, she has to feed us again, and she has to care us more until we can stand up. Again day and night she starts another hard work. Cleaning us, dressing us up, and taking care of our rest and everything we need she do for us without a single penny.

Another period ends and we start walking, that day she become that happy as no one else in this world. After growing us physically now she starts growing us up mentally. She teaches us, she send us to school, she helps us learn things. Again hard work. She listens our stupid things we encounter in the day, she tells us stories so that we can have some entertainment then she makes us sleep in her lap.

Then we start going to school, she take us to school, she brings us back and with the passing time, we feel we have our own identity, who is mother ? She is just a kind servant whose duty is to take care of us. With the time when we finish school and go to college, now mother becomes second priority. We can decide in our matters ourselves, we can go anywhere we want. But she doesn't mind that and keeps giving us same love and care as still we are a kid.

Finally we start our life race, we start earning good money, and we got our own family with a loving life partner and a beautiful house. Mother is now gone far away from our priorities. We become busy and we have to earn, but still she is there for us making prayers. But we are still busy.

July 24, 2010

Business Development Manager required

One of my personal references told me there is a vacancy available in a firm having mobile and smartphone business, The company needs a Business Development Manager on permanent bases.The firm is not providing a visa but requires a candidate who is present in Saudi Arabia. Additionally a Saudi Transferable Iqama is required.
  • Candidate can speak/write English and Arabic.
  • Must have a university degree.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in respective field.

if you or any of your friend / relative are eligible please forward c.v (resume) to the email cv@htc-care.net

July 23, 2010

Another exciting offer from Jazz "Bonus on Usage"

Mobilink jazz offering another great on usage promotion. “Bonus on Usage Offer” where all subscribers will be able to enjoy a low On-net call rate. Now, all subscribers will be able to call all Mobilink numbers for Rs. 0.45/30 sec for 24 hours after a daily usage of Rs. 20.

Jazz Bonus on Usage - Details
Eligibility – Daily Usage of
Rs. 20 (inclusive of taxes)
Rs. 0.45+tax/30sec
24 Hours

Mobily raised its profit to 40 % for 2010

I have discussed a little about Mobily here, it is a company that has a good start then it has faced a bad time and now it is growing again. As compared to Zain Saudi Arabia mobily is doing not good enough who got raised his profit to 107 % for last three months period but still it is better from last years.

Mobily announced the 40 % growth in first quarter of the year 2010. These results were announced on June 30, 2010, in which the net profit for the first half of the year amounted to SAR 1,615 million as compared to SAR 1,155 million for the same period of last year.

The net profit for Q2 2010 amounted to SAR 901 million against SAR 675 million for the same quarter of last year, presenting a growth of 33% and compared to a net profit of SAR 714 million for Q1 2010.

The revenues for Q2 2010 amounted to SAR 3,972 million presenting a growth of 24% over the same period of last year. The operating profit for Q2 2010 amounted to SAR 940 against SAR 728 million for the same quarter of last year, presenting an increase of 29%. Earnings per share (EPS) for the first six months of the year amounted to SAR 2.31 compared to SAR 1.65 for the same period of last year.

Mobily’s Chairman, Eng. Abdulaziz Alsaghyir said: “The growth of our Q2 revenues is due to the increase in broadband revenues and attracting more postpaid customers, in addition to the increase in the international interconnection margin, all of which have led to an increase in EBITDA to reach SAR 1,388 million for Q2 2010 as compared to SAR 1,180 million for the first quarter of this year. Our EBITDA for Q2 2009 was SAR 1,130 million. Besides an increase in usage levels and the success of Mobily’s customer loyalty program, Neqaty.”

July 21, 2010

How to Transfer Credit in Mobily

Mobily is the second largest Mobile Network in the Kingdom, from its start to today's date it has provided great services and benifits to customer. When Mobily started its services only STC was operating Mobile Networks in KSA. That time call rates were so higher compared to International standards, International call rates, sms rates and Internet data rates. Mobily has started a the trend of promotion offers and low-call rate packages to mobile users in Saudi Arabia that was never done before, in the result using mobile phone became easier for a lot of middle-class community and a big number of expatriates. Now calling outside the Kingdom is not an expensive deal. Expatriates from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Philpines, Indonesia, Gulf and other arab countries are major mobile users.

Mobily is offering so many services that I can't desribe them all here. Here I would like to show the process of transfering credit from one mobily number to another. Please note that credit transfer is not possible among different operators, however it is possible internationally among different operators (this is because they have signed aggrements)

Transfer credit

All Mobily prepaid active subscribers can independently transfer credit from their mobile to another prepaid customer. Why would someone use a credit transfer?

July 20, 2010

Get One free month BlackBerry Internet Solution with Ufone

Ufone offering 1 free month subscription for customer who are activating till 31st July 2010.BlackBerry® Internet Solution is specially designed to provide ultimate mobility while catering to individual email requirements. It provides you access to your POP3 email accounts including the most popular email services such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL and even your local ISP email accounts. You get all of the functionality of a mobile phone as well as integrated email, instant messaging, internet browsing, contacts and calendar features. You can go from one feature to another with just an easy click of a button and you can even multi-task if you want to.

BlackBerry Internet Solution is a recommended solution for sole proprietors or individuals on the go as it allows you to keep in touch with your friends, family and work simultaneously.

A Free Website Template for Business Company

Template Monster is an online resource that provides a huge collection of Web Templates. These templates have price range of 40 US $ to 120 US $. In this small price you can get a professional designed web template.

Recently Template Monster has released a very nice Free Website Template for Business Company. The success of a project can be attributed to the good starting point – catchy website template that can present the idea of the project in the clear and comprehensible way. It is quite obvious that a good website template is half the way in this case. This Free Website Template for Business Company suggests thought-out design and professional layout and can be of the immense value for the online business project that you are going to start.

All of the source files are included into this free website template for you to be able to fine tune the final result.
Also please note there are 3D model images included as a clipart in this free template. They are part of the design so you may keep them.

July 18, 2010

How to Subscribe for Internet from your Mobile in KSA

Currently there are three mobile operators in Saudi Arabia.STC (Saudi Telecom Company), that was incorporated in 1998, which is government owned and biggest Telecom company, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat) that was established in 2004 by a consortium led by Etisalat, the UAE based telecom conglomerate and Zain that is the newest player in the mobile telecommunication market of Saudi Arabia. Building on the expertise of the Zain Group of UAE.

All these 3 providing Voice services, SMS and MMS services, Latest data services like 3G and 3.5G services in their own style. I personally rate STC best, because they have the most wide network with less Network problems. Rest 2 Mobily and Zain are quite fine with their performance. I am using Mobile internet from more than 3 years and I tested all of these Network operators. Here I am going to provide more details on Data packages.

STC (Aljawal and Sawa) Data Packages

STC provides its data services with the name of JAWALNet. It provides customers with high-speed wireless Internet connection using ALJAWAL SIM cards, which allows internet browsing through ALJAWAL devices or any other devices compatible with 3.5G/3G/ EDGE/GPRS technologies. It keeps you connected to the Internet using high speed wherever you are. These is applicable for Packages for ALJAWAL 45/35/25, Zero, Zero+

To activate any internet package send an SMS to the number 902 containing the service activating code according to the table below:

Package Monthly Fee Included Free MB Additional Fee per MB ** Activation Code ***
Easy Net Free 0 2 SR 2000
Internet 30 MB 10 SR 30 MB 2 SR 2030
Internet 120 MB 30 SR 120 MB 2 SR 2120
Internet 250 MB 50 SR 250 MB 2 SR 2250
Internet 500 MB 70 SR 500 MB 2 SR 2500
Internet 1 GB 100 SR 1 GB 2 SR 21000
Internet 5 GB 200 SR 5 GB 2 SR 25000
Internet Unlimited 350 SR Unlimited N.A 29999
** Use fees base on 1 KB

July 17, 2010

HTC Desire Smartphone is launched in Saudi Arabian Market

The Android 2.1 Powered Smartphone from HTC has been launched in Saudi Arabian Market yesterday after long wait. It is an amazing charming device which carries all the latest features of Android Operating system. I have already covered a review on HTC Desire in one of my previous posts and also I drawn a comparison on HTC HD2 and HTC Desire smartphones. Nasa Smart Devices is first retailer who have released it.

The device is currently available in 3290 SR which is about 878 US $. This price is very close to other Windows Mobile device from HTC HD2. If we take a look at the specification we'll find both devices very similar, The main difference is OS.

There has been a lot of demand of this device in Saudi Arabia, It is expected to be available at Nasa Shops very soon.

July 16, 2010

How to make your Nokia phone a wireless access point

In HTC smartphones HTC HD2 was probabally first Smartphone that works as a Wireless access point. Using your 3G connection it enabales you to use Internet on your laptop or desktop PC. HTC HD2 is an expensive phone. To get this facility not everyone can buy HD2. Now it is possible for Nokia S60 (Symbian OS) phones users to turn their Nokia phones into a Wireless access point. It is only possible for Nokia phones that have Wi-Fi hardware buil-in on their motherboards.

Internet connection sharing from GSM/3G/Edge was possible already on many Nokia phones via Bluetooth connections and USB cable connections. But Wireless Tethering really makes a difference.

Just install JoikuSpot Light FREE Hotspot on your Nokia S60 handset. This application is available free and has some limitiations too. It shares your phone's 3G internet connection over WiFi (WLAN) to a single laptop or other WiFi device. The Light version supports basic internet browsing only. However Premium version that  comes in about 7.5 US $ has following additional features.

HTC HD2 - Is it the Best Smartphone ever

For many years Windows Mobile users have been disappointed every time a new handset was announced because this or that feature was missing. Not long ago it was screen resolutions, people wanted VGA screens, before that it was Wi-Fi or GPS, 3D acceleration or camera flashes etc. This year HTC finally announced what everybody’s been wishing and waiting for. A Windows Mobile Smartphone that has every single feature imaginable (besides a QWERTY keyboard), the HTC HD2. Will this device be enough for the power user?

The Hardware

First we are going to look at what we’ve got here. With its 4.3inch WVGA display the HTC HD2 has the biggest capacitive touch screen on a phone ever and is the first capacitive Windows Mobile device. Made popular by the iPhone (followed by Android devices) capacitive touch panels enable multi-touch/point input unlike commonly used resistive touch-panels and a smoother finger interaction thanks to the glass screen. Another advantage of this technology is that there is no air gap between the touch-panel and the LCD display so optical clarity and contrast is improved reducing the need for heavy backlighting making power draw lower. Unfortunately traditional stylus (or any other conventional object, finger nail) can no longer be used.

Other than that, the huge screen is the first thing that will feast your eyes when you see the HD2, and the device’s second most important component is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset (QSD8250) which is composed of a 1ghz CPU and 600Mhz DSP. The CPU is a derivative of the ARMv9 Cortex8 architecture and includes an AMD Z430 GPU featuring a unified pixel & vertex shader pipeline (based on the Xbox 360 Xenos GPU) and is OpenGL-ES 2.0 compatible. To make it simple, it’s the fastest mobile SoC out now (nVidia’s Tegra APX is close but the ARM11 CPU currently used is holding it back). Besides those two important features the HD2 packs a 5Mpix camera with autofocus, dual LED flash, 448Mb of Ram, 512Mb of Rom, Micros USB port, 3.5mm jack; FM radio, aGPS, Digital Compass , and a lot more.


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