Friday, October 31, 2014

Place: Riyadh Zoo (Updated)

The Kingdoms largest Zoo, first formed in 1957, was originally a small-scale affair, consisting of animals presented as gifts to the first three kings of the Kingdom. In 1987, a new and entirely refurbished zoo was opened. The new zoo was designed to provide the animals with room to move and suitable places to rest. Today it contains some 40 species, including bears, birds of prey, camels, elephants, hyenas, gazelles, leopards, lamas, lions, monkeys, rhinoceroses, tigers and a number of reptiles. There is a small train that runs through the zoo. Schools, compounds and other organizations often run trips to the zoo.

Inspite of the hot weather, Riyadh Zoo is surprisingly quite good and its a treat for children specially. While visiting, it would be a good idea to wear caps/hats for prevention from sun, there are canteens available inside the zoo thus you can buy snacks and drinks. The zoo is quite big thus it would be better to wear comfortable shoes.

Pics from my last visit:


Some more High Quality Pics can been seen on the following link:

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Address: Ihssa Street, Malaz, Riyadh

Coordinates: 24.674932,46.737567

Google Maps Link:


Phone: +966 1 4779523

Fax: +966 1 4793968



For Reservation:

Zoo Interactive Map:


Entrance Ticket Fee:

Adult: SR 10

Children: SR 5

Children Under the Age of 2: Free

Train Ride inside zoo: SR 2

Total Area: 161,000 Sq. Mtrs


Facilities available for the Visitors:

  • Restaurant
  • Rest room
  • Parking to accommodate approximately 500 cars
  • Tea Kiosk, shops selling gifts and snacks
  • Children playgrounds




(8:30 am to 12:00 pm)

(1:00 pm till Maghrib Prayer)


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From 9:00 am to Maghrib Prayer


After Jummah to Maghrib Prayer



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grab 40 free apps and games on Amazon's App Store

The Amazon App Store has yet another deal under way before the new month kicks in. For the next day or so, you're able to download around 40 apps and games (depending on your location). Total savings are over $140, making it well worth checking out if you own supported hardware.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Event: Regional Final: Middle East | Get in the Ring (Updated)

Regional Final: Middle East | Get in the Ring
Get in the Ring: Middle East STC Challenge Welcome to Get in the Ring! We are proud to announce the first Regional Final of Get in the Ring: Middle East, STC
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Are you ready for the next round of the Get in the Ring competition? We would like to remind you that there are only 2 weeks left to register here.

In case you did not read our previous message, the Regional final will have the 8 best startups from 6 countries in the Middle East (Pakistan, Lebanon, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Saudi Arabia). The startups will battle it out one-on-one in the ring for a place in the International final. Come and see who will take home the belt for the most promising startup of the Middle East and support Saudi Arabia in the process!.

Let’s Get in the Ring!





Riyadh witness in 5 November 2014 the final for (Get in The Ring Challenge). the second stage for Middle  East is hosted and sponsored by the STC in Riyadh. STC continues to provide the opportunity for entrepreneurs in the Kingdom to join the Global (challenge STC) Get In The Ring. Get In The Ring to offers an opportunity to the winner to gain valuable financial prize.

Winners from Saudi for this stage (Sorli) photography Inc. and (AYA Games) for developing smart devices Games (smart phones - Tablet devices). From  Egypt (Integreight) which is interested in information and communications technology industry with innovative solutions for users. Winners from Jordan (weziwezi), a social networking program. From  Lebanon (ki) company which is an coded device to store names and passwords. (Pixelbug) represents Emirates which concerned to provide solutions to companies through the development of smart devices application and provide innovative digital products. From Pakistan (Magision) company dimensions using three-IT hand to interact with the virtual objects, and. (PlagiarismCheckerX) Inc which offers solutions to detect any fraud or forgery through a specific technology for this purpose.
International referee from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and Netherlands would   participate in the Middle East qualifications  to choose one representative. Tickets registration to attend for free via the following link:


I will share my feedback after visiting it.



Password Keeper for BlackBerry 10 updated with new features and security enhancements!

Password Keeper on BlackBerry 10 is one of those tools where if you use it, you're not sure how you lived without it and now, it's even better than before. A new update filtering through BlackBerry World brings the often overlooked app into v10.3.0.54, and it is perhaps the biggest update to Password Keeper we've seen in quite a while. Thankfully, BlackBerry included a full change log for everyone so let's take a look.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Getting Started with Reply Now

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The next time you need to ignore an incoming phone call, consider responding to the caller by sending a short message using Reply Now.

When this feature is enabled, tap on the Reply Now button on the incoming call screen and select one of three possible messages you’d like to send. You also have the option of composing a custom message.

If the caller is in your BBM contact list, your message will be sent as a BBM. If the caller is not in your BBM contact list your message will be sent using SMS instead. You can customize the three default messages as well to suit your needs – find out how after the break!

How to turn on Reply Now and customize messages

  1. In the Phone app, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap ReplyNow_Settings followed by Reply Now
  3. Turn on Reply Now

While viewing this screen, you can customize the default messages that are sent when using Reply Now. To do this, tap on the message you’d like to change and when you are finished, tap to save your change(s).


How to use Reply Now


The next time you receive a call that you cannot take, and you’d like to respond with a Reply Now message, tap ReplyNow_Text or  ReplyNow_BBM. Then, select one of the three Reply Now messages or compose a new message by tapping Custom Message followed by tapping Send.


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Me chota sa, in school, i came to know about magnets and loved playing with them, also it was fascinating to know about north and south ends, their attraction and repulsion, one day when i was thinking about future transportation it came to my mind that repulsive force of magnets can be used in roads to keep the cars in air and timely repulsive force from behind the car can be used to move the car forward. Yesterday I came to know about a concept car idea from VW using a similar technique: 

Monday, October 27, 2014

A thing of beauty - Atomus HD, free today from Amazon

Just a quick heads up for you folk that like to take advantage of Amazon's 'free app of the day'. Atomus HD is todays offering and it may not be super exciting or productive, but it oozes awesomeness - trust me.

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Entering GPS Coordinates in BlackBerry 10 Maps

When I upgraded from Bold 9900 to Q10, one drawback I immediately noticed was that there was no option for entering GPS Coordinates in BlackBerry 10 Maps. I was a regular user of BB Maps and I live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, all addresses here are not mapped to GPS coordinates and thus I cannot enter my destination based on address alone.


After trying everything and searching on internet, I couldn’t find any solution. As a final resort I contacted Dear Berry of, the conclusion of our discussion is as follows, my intention of putting it here is to help others, who are trying to find a solution for the same issue:


Question: I live in Riyadh, KSA and the only way I can use navigation on BB10 Maps here is by entering GPS coordinates of the destination location. Recently I shifted to Q10 and I couldn’t find any way to use the navigation.



  • This functionality is not available on the BlackBerry 10 version of BBMaps.
  • A work around is to use the following website to translate addresses into GPS coordinates and vice versa: 
  • 3rd party apps can be used, like BeMaps, ViewRanger etc


Based on that I tried several navigational apps on my Q10 and here is the result:

I tried ViewRanger Outdoors GPS and Maps, I couldn’t find any way to use its navigation feature, I tried to enter coordinates, I tried to search local places (there were no results) and I tried if I can choose a location manually on the map but the navigation didn’t start. There are no pre-defined routes available near my location as well.

Then I tried Navfree, it has many features and it is working quite well. It doesn’t give alternative routes so that’s a feature missing as compared to Google Maps and the traffic feature is not working here but I am able to navigate based on coordinates and it even supports foursquare locations. The only major problem is that its interface is not very user friendly for Q10 because of the smaller screen size and its relatively slower.

I also tried OsmAnd and it seems to be working fine as well, it also search location based on coordinates but its routing didn’t seem very optimized, it took me from a longer way although a much much shorter way was available.

Google Maps has the maximum number of features and it supports coordinates as well, it doesn’t support foursquare locations and for that I would use Navfree. So my 1st choice at the moment is Google Maps.

All above can be handy alternatives but they cannot beat the built-in support BB10 Maps enjoy, like I cannot open a contact and just navigate to his location and BB10 Maps interface is optimized for smaller screens.


I have asked this on Support Forums of BlackBerry as well, you can visit it on:



Hazrat Ibrahim AS ki Zindagi k Mukhtasir Ahwal by Dr. Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi

السلام علیکم ورحمۃ اللہ وبرکاتہ،،نئے ہجری سال کا آغاز ہوگیا ہے۔اس موقع پر ہمیں چاہیے کہ ہم اپنا محاسبہ کریں، اللہ تعالیٰ سے گزشتہ ایام میں ہوئی کوتاہیوں کی سچے دل سے معافی مانگیں اور یہ کوشش وفکر کریں کہ ہم، ہماری اولاد،ہمارے اعزاء واقرباء اور دیگر متعلقین اخروی امتحان میں کامیاب ہوجائیں کیونکہ اخروی امتحان میں ناکامی کی صورت میں دردناک عذاب ہے جس کی تلافی مرنے کے بعد ممکن نہیں ہے، مرنے کے بعد آنسو کے سمندر بلکہ خون کے آنسو بہانے سے بھی کوئی فائدہ نہیں ہوگا۔ یاد رکھیں کہ اگر ہم اخروی زندگی کو سامنے رکھ کر اس دنیاوی زندگی کے ایام گزاریں گے تو ہمارا ملازمت یا کاروبار کرنا، بچوں کی تعلیم پر پیسہ خرچ کرنا، سونا، کھانا، پینا، وغیرہ ہر عمل دنیا وآخرت دونوں جہاں کی کامیابی دلانے والا بنے گا، ان شاء اللہ۔ اخبار مشرق دہلی میں شائع شدہ مضمون (حضرت ابراہیم علیہ السلام کی زندگی کے مختصر احوال) ارسال ہے۔ محمد نجیب قاسمی سنبھلی، ریاض

Main ne Allah ko dhoondha... - Molana Tariq Jamil - Audio Lecture


From: Ali Munir

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I hav recently completed the book "Muhammad-e-Arabi SAW" by M Enayat Ullah Asad Subhani, it is very nice book covering all major events of the life of Hazrat Muhammad SAW. It can be read on this link: 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

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