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  • Calls and SMS blocking on Windows Phone 8

    Technorati Tags: Windows PhoneYou can block calls and SMS messages on other platforms including Android and iOS using 3rd party apps, except that Apple is already planning to provide this feature in its upcoming iOS7 version. I’ve been waiting for this feature for a long time  Windows Phone. Today, Nokia has provided the “Call + SMS Filter” feature which allows user to block both calls and SMS messages, You can block withheld numbers as well. It just hangs up at the blocked number and the …

  • 2010 was a good year

    It was good, if I want to say it in one sentence. But you can check the details of the most important things that affected me and I thing it’s important to share.   Microsoft TechEd Middle East 2010 UAE, Dubai 2010 was the first year for Microsoft to bring TechEd to the Middle East, it was a great opportunity for me to be around such amount of developers and IT professionals that are all passion to learn. I attended about 4 to 5 sessions a day for 3 days,  that’s why I chosen my …

  • IE 9 Team Q/A Summary

    In the recent hype of web browsers race, the seventh platform preview of the Internet Explorer 9 was announced 2 days ago including those new JavaScript engine performance and optimizations updates that made IE 9 the fastest browser to pass the Sun Spider test. I’m not writing this post to promote this as a big Microsoft success finally in the browsers domain. But when comparing today's results with the previous results of IE8 or the 1st preview of IE 9 it looks like the old slow buggy browser ( …

  • Arabic Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4 Translation Wiki is released!

    Back in March when I attended Microsoft TechEd Middle East 2010, I a break out session titled Arabic Software Development should be Easy. It was about how the Arabic language is fully supported in .NET especially in the latest version Silverlight and how it works perfectly on Safari on a Mac while while flash fails. Anyway, at the end of the session they talked about Microsoft’s future plan to have an Arabic version of the MSDN using the combined efforts the local universities, and just …

  • Bing Translator for developers

    Recently Microsoft announced the latest version of Bing Translator, this new version (v2) added some cool and new features, including collaborative translations, customizable widgets, powerful APIs, and Translate-to-Speak. In this post I will describe the simplest way to use those new APIs, provide simple example and demonstrate new features. Bing translator APIs could be easily targeted through the various available APIs: AJAX, HTTP and SOAP. But first, you should obtain a valid Bing AppID. …