Telegram VS Whatsapp! Battle of the chat apps!! (Updated often)


WhatsApp is a popular texting message, and Telegram is an alternative of WhatsApp that has gained mainstream interest after the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook. While being really similar in features, I'll be comparing them head to head so readers can have a decision!

BlueGriffon 2.0 first preview

BlueGriffon is back to a steady path of development after being marked inactive by Alternativeto.net this time version 2.0 is in the works and recently a first preview version was posted on-line.
It released 1.8 in October and now 2.0 is under development!


Removing Cinammon and Installing Gnome 3.12.2 on Xubuntu 14.04


Over the course of the last weeks I've been making change happen by playing around with interfaces, now I'm left with the buggy Cinammon interface and the two login screens bug.

WhatsApp is now free, no subscription fees what so ever!

WhatsApp is changing it's payment policy to become totally free, before the first year was free and you had to pay 0.99 cents each year, but that is long history now!

Time for a change installing Cinammon on Xubuntu 14.04


Last week I posted about wanting some change by changing the interface, and took a look at several interfaces, this post is the second part, where I actually chose an interface and got down to business.

FDM 5.1 released, Ubuntu version up for vote?

I've blogged about FDM in this blog before, being the best free download manager, and the alternative for IDM, and that it could replace uTorrent on your computer (and if you are using uTorrent, please remove it, it's malicious!) and the fact it can continue broken downloads using mirrors even if the server doesn't support it!

If you haven't used it in a while, you would notice that the site has been redesigned completely. And the downloader has been redesigned too!


FDM 5.1 Interface


It has been redesigned into a more streamlined UI and they made the configuration is easier to use.
One of the biggest changes noted is the addition of a mac version and dropping the support for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Since the addition of a Mac version, I wondered, why not an Ubuntu version? So I e-mailed the contact e-mail, and this is the response they gave me:


Hello!
Thank you for your feedback.

Our team is planning to release FDM5 for Linux OS, still, not in the nearest future though.
We'll inform all our users. Please keep up with the news on our blog.
I will be following them closely for you!

That means that FDM is one step away from being truly cross platform after being stuck in the Windows ecosystem for years!

Those are fantastic news! The new version is so awesome, Mac addition is lovely, and I can't wait to see how does it look on Ubuntu, Will it make it in time for Ubuntu 16.04? 

Update 2
I'm afraid it's going to take a little longer than I thought it would!

Dear Muaad,
Unfortunately, we are not planning to release a Linux build until a stable release for Mac OS X & Windows is out.
However, we are doing our best to make sure that our source code is compilable under Linux to the extent that it will not be too big an issue when we get to it.
 You can find the comment source in here. 
Update 3:
FDM has published a poll for future features, Linux is one of them! So vote Linux!!

Until this wait is over, be more than welcome to use uGet, it's that good!
  Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Time for a change of interface on on Xubuntu 14.04


I have a need for change lately, I have been shaking things up and reordering things here and there . I believe its healthy. Amongst the changes decided to do some remodeling on my computer.

CodeLobster أخيرًا بالعربية!

السلام عليكم
كنت قد نوهت في تدوينة سابقة أنني سأقوم بترجمة برنامج CodeLobster إلى اللغة العربية لفائدة الشركة، ويسرني أن أعلن أنني قد أتممت ترجمة النسخة والحمد لله، وأتمنى عليكم تجربتها وإطلاعي بأية أخطاء إن وجدت وإرشادي لمواطن النقص فيها.
متى تكون الترجمة جاهزة للاستعمال؟ أظن أن النسخة التالية من CodeLobster ستتضمن الترجمة للعربية، يجب أن أتحقق من الشركة لأتمكن من إجابة هذا السؤال بوضوح!

تعديل: تواصلت مع الشركة وأبلغوني أن الترجمة العربية ستضمن مع النسخة التالية من البرنامج، سأقوم بالتدوين حول ذلك في حينه بمشيئة الله.
أتمنى أن يتقبل الله مني هذا العمل خالصًا مخلصًا لوجهه الكريم، ثم أن تحوز الترجمة على إعجابكم ورضاكم، وأتمنى من السادة مطوري الويب العرب أن يطلعوا على عملي المتواضع هذا ويتواصلوا معي عبر البريد أو المدونة.

منظومة حجز موعد استخراج جواز السفر على الهواتف الذكية؟

السلام عليكم
في ظل تغطيتي الخاصة لعملية إصدار الجوازات الليبية الجديدة (الإلكترونية) لفت انتباهي خبر جديد!
لمتابعة كل المقالات السابقة حول إصدار الجوازات الرجاء الدخول على هذا الرابط للجزء الأول، الجزء الثاني، الجزء الثالث.