Abdulla Al-Mohannadi

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Microsoft engineer exposes the inside story: Why Windows Phone was doomed from the start

It’s almost tragic how Microsoft, with a multi-year head start in the mobile phone market, was completely blindsided by the iPhone. Indeed, it’s …

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Szabo Laszlo<p>Content Marketer and Fitness Enthusiast Read full profile<p>Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the …

Exercise

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9 Killer Productivity Lifehacks to Supercharge Your Success Rate

<i>“Productivity is being able to do things that you weren’t able to do before.” – Franz Kafka</i><p>Without productivity, you can’t accomplish anything<b>.</b> Or …

Learning Cursive Handwriting All Over Again

Example of Copperplate Script (By Swchuck (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons)<p>My history with New Year’s Resolutions is kind of sketchy. …

Apple employees reveal 15 awful things about working at Apple

The company responsible for creating the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac computer has scored the top spot in Forbes' World's Most Admired Companies for the eighth year in a row.<p>In February, Apple became the first US company to hit a $700 billion stock market value — and it's estimated to surpass a $1 …

The Workplace

Why you should never buy an iPod ever again

Today’s iPod refresh came as an odd surprise to some and maybe even a long-awaited update to others. Now that the iPod line is finally up-to-date after being dormant for a few years, you might even be considering buying one.<p>Regardless of how you feel, do yourself a favor: Don’t buy one.<p>Yes, Apple …

Snapchat's Live Stream Of Ramadan Prayers From Mecca Hailed For Its Portrayal Of Islam

The app stitched together images and videos from hundreds of worshippers.<p>Snapchat's live stories allow users to submit images and video to the service, which are then curated into a live stream. According to the company, "The end result is a Story told from a community perspective with lots of …

Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission

Cheers, whoops and flag waving broke out at Nasa’s New Horizons control centre as scientists celebrated the spacecraft’s dramatic flyby of Pluto, considered the last unexplored world in the solar system.<p>The probe shot past at more than 28,000mph (45,000 km/h) at 12.49pm BST (7.49am ET) on a …

Solar System

What I Wish I Had Known When I Started Journaling

If I knew then what I know now, what would I tell my past self about journaling, pen buying, and all the rest?• Start sooner. I didn’t start journaling …

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Week 27 🔍 Get Closer Quote - Orson Welles

The new permanent black by Montblanc has arrived. First impression: very black!

Happy July, everybody. 6 down, and 6 more to go: time to start a new Volant Journal in our "A Colour a Month" Planner. How would you rate the first six months of the year?

14 email etiquette rules every professional should know

But despite the fact that we're glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals <i>still</i> don't know how to use email appropriately.<p>In fact, because of the sheer volume of messages we're reading and writing each day, we may be more prone to making embarrassing …

Employment

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I often use initials when referring to people in my notebook. Sometimes completely different initials than ones belonging to the person about which I write. This is for some level of privacy. I am pretty much an open book, but not everyone is. ...writing portraits are one of my favorite modes of personal writing.

Doing a little late night journaling. Well, 9 pm is late for me. Even on a Saturday. I might stay up to read in bed for like 4 more hours 😬 but sitting up in the living room is a no no.

Secret Teacher: we help students to cheat, but how long before it's exposed?

On the first day of the school year the staffroom buzzes with nervous whispers. Everyone is eager to hear the big news about results. Is an Ofsted inspection imminent or are we safe in our jobs for another year? Thoughts whir as the senior management team present their annual analysis of assessment …

Teaching

I am both comforted and confounded by my process. On a lighter note, I do not know what compels me to adorn my paper with poorly doodled flowers. I've been drawing the same flowers for 40 years. The same exact flowers!

Lenovo is thinking about resurrecting the classic ThinkPad

If there’s ever been a truly iconic laptop in the Windows world, it’s the ThinkPad. Designed by Richard Sapper for IBM back in 1992, the ThinkPad’s clean lines and no-nonsense look made it a favorite among business users.<p>Twenty three years since the original was launched, Lenovo wants to bring back …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Sea Level

So many things on my mind....I need to get out a little bit about a lot of things. Sometimes I will lay it all out, stop and think, and then find my way to writing.

Microsoft Has Finally Solved A Massive Problem With Windows 10

Passwords are the single greatest problem facing most of us in staying safe online. Let’s be honest here, you have a password you use on more than one site. Perhaps you have a set of passwords that escalate in complexity based on how much you care if the service gets hacked. For example, your bank …

Information Systems

Tell Your Story: Why Keeping A Journal Is Good For Your Brain

Writing is undoubtedly the most powerful invention in history. It allows people to record complex emotions, ideas and thoughts, transporting them …

Mental Health