iPhone 5, iPhone 6 & No WiFi!

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله وبركاته

Ever have one of those days that just goes right…. And then… It strikes!

The worst thing possible in today’s technological world!!!
Well.. After suffering a small panic attack due to my iPhone 5 falling… I ended up having a bigger one!

My phone refused to unlock…. It seems the touch digitizer screen has like ribbons running down from the top to the bottom of the phone, and nothing I’ve tried doing seems to work. Although, I do get all my notifications and the voice control works and so does everything else…even the Bluetooth pairs up to my car’s radio and plays…. except the locking… It just doesn’t want to unlock…sigh.

Sooo……

What do I do?

Easy… Go to the store I have my contracts at and find out if I’m due for an upgrade. Which, thankfully, I was.

Although I’ve taken on the upgrade, I do seem to have a new problem.

We don’t currently have wifi… Unlike other countries where wifi is considered a Human Right, an example would be Thailand where there’s free wifi EVERYWHERE, South Africa isn’t all that bothered about such things… Which is a huge shame!

And yes, we should install our own wifi or get mobile wifi etc etc.
A few months ago, when we contacted the lovely Telkom, we got told that the wifi download speeds in our suburb is soo slow, that it’s just not worth it putting it in. This coming from a source who works in the suburb we live in.

So now I am in a bit of a problem, because all my other posts and photos and pretty much everything I need to use, is on a phone I can’t access…

Although, with this new phone, which is considerably larger than the iPhone 5, and yes I have small hands so I need both to work on it lol, I guess in a way I’m impressed with it.
The clarity on the iPhone 6 Plus is definitely a good thing and it does possess the same user friendly operating system I have come to know and love.

But all it is really, is a bigger version of the iPhone 5.
It does have a new Health app, a Numbers app which is quite handy for planning events or keeping track of expenses, etc (my new favorite app I think), iMovie which makes it easy to browse and share your favorite moments & watch trailers and movies made by you, using the themes available. It uploads it all to iCloud as well, yay!!!
Keynote, GarageBand and Pages are new too.

But… None of that has really solved my problem…

If any of you out there are tech’s and you know what I should do in order to get my iPhone 5 working again, please feel free to comment, I’d be ever so grateful.
The one reason I don’t want to send my phone in to the repair centre is because I’m afraid they may reset my phone without my consent and it may just erase everything straight off.

In the mean time… I’m looking at getting mobile wifi and perhaps someone will suggest a really great operator that’s reasonably priced and offers great service.
Oh and a recommendation for someone that has fabulous iPhone 6 Plus covers… Must be something travels easily as I’ll be traveling quite a bit in the next month to events as well as to different cities for different events.

Thank you/shukran.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته

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Product Review:2: Fitbit Flex

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Earlier this year, while at OR Tambo,waiting to board, I came across a shop selling Fitbit gear.

What is a Fitbit?

A Fitbit is a tracker that syncs via Bluetooth with your phone.
It keeps track of your steps, diet, exercise, calories and even tracks your sleep!

A Fitbit Flex is an easy way of wearing the tracker. Not only is it stylish but it will be with you wherever you go.
Want to check how many steps you’ve done?
Easy, just tap the tracker and every illuminated LED light will show you 20% of your target steps that you’ve completed.

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There’s a beautiful color range of bands available that you can insert your Fitbit Flex tracker into, even some designer wrist bands!

Now I had been looking for a pedometer to count my steps and to be more active generally, and this seemed almost perfect. And so I bought it.

That was 9 months ago, and I haven’t regretted using it. Infact I’m thrilled at knowing just how much I’ve moved and I’m able to keep track of my diet and calorie intake.

The Fitbit Flex is simply an awesome addition to leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

The battery life is pretty good considering that I charge it once every 5 – 6 days.
And you get an email reminder to charge your flex when the battery level goes low.

I haven’t experienced any cons to the Fitbit, except that I don’t wear my Fitbit flex on my arm. I actually strap it to my ankle because I feel it’s more accurate in counting my steps that way.

Recently a new Fitbit Force tracker has been released and I am so in love with it!
Hoping to get it soon!

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You can visit Fitbit South Africa here for more information.

NB: I was in no way compensated for this review. This is purely my own opinion after having tested this product for a period of time.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته

World Hijab Day, 1st February 2014

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السلام عليكم و رحمت الله و بركاته

How many of you are wondering why there’s a special day for hijab, aka world ‘scarf’ day?
Well here’s a little background on the initiative begun by a Muslim sister, in America.

February 1st 2013 is known worldwide, as the 1st World Hijab Day.
Begun by Nazma Khan, a New York resident, who had grown up with being at the receiving end of discrimination all through her life, all because she wore the Hijab or scarf since the age of 11, as is done by many Muslim women around the world everyday.

World Hijab Day isn’t just about Muslim women. It’s about inviting women from all faiths, to don the Hijab and for one day to experience what a Muslim woman feels by wearing the Hijab.
I suppose in a way it’s a bit daring for anyone to just don the Hijab, in its proper manner, where ALL of the hair is covered.

Many women participated last year, even though the event was organized completely via social networks. Nazma’s aim is for 1 million women to take part this year, from all around the world.

I would personally like to invite all female subscribers to don the Hijab, in its proper manner, for a day, on February 1st 2014.

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If you do participate, please take a photo of yourself in the Hijab (optional) and forward an email to me, relating your experience in wearing it for a day.
Look at how you are treated by friends, family, colleagues etc.
How do you personally feel having worn it for a day?
What were the highlights and lows of wearing it?
And finally, would you wear it again?

All emails to The Turquoise Scarf will be posted on the blog and the best post, as voted for by readers via the comments section, shall win something special.
I look forward to your entries, which have to be in by midnight on the 2nd of February 2014.
Winners shall be announced on the 5th of February 2014.

So ladies, who’s daring enough to take up this challenge?

If you would like to show your support for World Hijab Day, please post the following picture on your social network profiles for the day on 1st February 2014.

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Also here are some links with more information about World Hijab Day:
Muslim Matters

World Hijab Day

Have a wonderful day further,

وعليكم السلام ورحمت الله و بركاته