SHOULD YOUR HOME GET A GYM MEMBERSHIP?

Your home is out of shape. That’s right; your home is functioning on the equivalent of cheese burger breakfasts, GMO-infused packaged lunches, fried chicken dinners, and a steady flow of sodas and sugary snacks in between, with so many artificial preservatives that they will outlive the extinction of mankind by a few hundred years.

http://www.t3me.com/en/news/lifestyle/t3-home/makook-home-special-should-your-home-get-gym-membership

 

Switch to smart living at home

When I walk in the door of my home, I want the lights in all the main rooms to come on.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/editorials-columns/switch-to-smart-living-at-home

When smart homes are a need and not a lifestyle

An automated home where things work together, not on separate systems that do not communicate with each other.

http://gulfnews.com/business/property/when-smart-homes-are-a-need-and-not-a-lifestyle-1.1596630

Smart home for Christmas

Makook is an affordable service that controls everything from home automation to your entire entertainment system, through a simple mobile app.

http://fridaymagazine.ae/fashion-beauty/most-wanted-gadgets/smart-home-for-christmas-1.1628212 

"Your wish is my command" is what your TV should say

As an enthusiastic consumer of entertainment of all types through my TV, the advent of Over-The-Top (OTT) entertainment available to me has been a major improvment.

http://www.t3me.com/en/news/lifestyle/t3-home/makook-special-your-wish-my-command-what-your-tv-should-say

8 Key Things You Should Know About Home Automation

In this Makook Home Special, we are treated to an interview with Mr. Nasri Tehini, CEO of Makook Smart Living.

http://www.t3me.com/en/news/lifestyle/t3-home/makook-smart-living-special-8-key-things-you-should-know-about-home

MAKOOK DELIVERS IOT TO THE MENA REGION

Makook aims to bring all facets of your life to a single, digital platform with a seamlessly connected experience.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/252550

 

I’m Headed for the Smart Living ‘Big Leagues’

Motion detection and activation shows me when someone comes to my front door, when the kids run into the playroom, when my teenager climbs out the window of his room at 1am or goes to the kitchen for a midnight snack, when my dog jumps up on the couch in the living room, when the baby wakes up and starts rolling around in his crib or stands in his crib while hanging on to the safety rail.

http://www.t3me.com/en/news/lifestyle/t3-home/i%E2%80%99m-headed-smart-living-%E2%80%98big-leagues%E2%80%99

How Can They Live In the Same Home and Not Talk To Each Other!

You can have a WiFi camera that you can see from an app on your mobile phone. Nice. You can have another app to open and close your curtains. OK.  You can use a third app to turn on or off some special lights. Not bad.

http://www.t3me.com/en/news/lifestyle/t3-home/how-can-they-live-same-home-and-not-talk-each-other

The Digital Home

Excerpt from July issue of Women's Health- Middle East, "Welcome to the Future" By Yi-Hwa Hanna

Picture this scene: It’s a groggy morning, and you drag yourself out of bed. The smell of freshly brewed coffee greets you—no, it isn’t your other half making you a cuppa for extra brownie points, it was your machine anticipating that you’d be ready for that soothing, caffeine-fuelled wake-up call by now.

As you pick the cup up off the counter, your TV flicks on to your favourite news channel, while also telling you what the weather is like outside. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not any more, thanks to smart home technology that helps improve your life by making it more streamlined in every sense. That’s precisely the goal of Makook Smart Living —developed by a team that includes Anousheh Ansari,the first Iranian astronaut and female space explorer (and a renowned space innovator), this smart living platform is designed to seamlessly integrate technology into your daily personal life. The Makook box, when paired with all of the right devices, can switch on your lights for you when you get home, know when your gardener opens the front gate, lock up after you when you leave each day, and yes, even 100 WOMEN’S HEALTH MIDDLE EAST /July 2015 make your coffee for you in the morning. It can power down your energy sources while you’re on vacation, helping you save on consumption, raise and lower your curtains or blinds, automatically handle security and alarm systems for you, switch lights on and off based on when you tend to enter certain rooms in the house, and it’s even handy when you’re not home: If you’d like to keep an eye on the kids while you’re at work, easy—just check out the live video stream from your smartphone. Think you might have forgotten to turn off your hair straightener when you’re already halfway to the office and stuck in heavy traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road?

No problem, just switch it off from your smartphone. It also allows you to save all of your photos, documents, TV shows and more in a comprehensive and clever solution that acts like your own personal cloud system. Sure, it takes a fair bit of time to pre-programme the device once you’ve received it, and you will have to invest in the compatible devices that work with it, but once you’ve done that, you can sit back and relax and let Makook take care of the rest. Find out more at MakookSL.com

Makook Special: Live smart - save money while you help save the planet

Going ‘green’ through conservation of energy and water resources, and, being a positive contributor to the good of our planet are certainly things that we should all aspire to.  However, it is not a breach of your ethical and moral obligation in this regard to look for the money saving benefits along the way. 

http://www.t3me.com/en/news/lifestyle/t3-home/makook-special-live-smart-save-money-while-you-help-save-planet

منصة عبقرية لوصل الناس بمنازلهم في الإمارات

أعلنت مكوك لنظم المعيشة الذكية (Makook Smart Living)، العاملة في مجال خدمات الاتصال والوسائط الرقمية والحلول التكنولوجية والتي تتخذ من مدينة دبي للانترنت مقرا لها، عن منصتها التي توفر الربط الشبكي ما بين المستخدمين وقواعد والبيانات والأجهزة بطرق غير مسبوقة.

http://www.albayan.ae/technology/2015-06-16-1.2397133

جديد التقنية: "مكوك" لنظم المعيشة الذكية تقدم منصة عبقرية لوصل الناس بمنازلهم في الإمارات

أعلنت مكوك لنظم المعيشة الذكية (Makook Smart Living)، العاملة في مجال خدمات الاتصال والوسائط الرقمية والحلول التكنولوجية والتي تتخذ من مدينة دبي للانترنت مقرا لها، عن منصتها التي توفر الربط الشبكي ما بين المستخدمين وقواعد والبيانات والأجهزة بطرق غير مسبوقة.

http://arabic.arabianbusiness.com/technology/company-news/2015/jun/15/390005/#.VYuYUYsw_IU

Makook launches new platform to provide 'seamless connectivity

Published online: 16 June 2015 - 4 a.m. 

The new service, a managed service delivery platform, enables connectivity and services between people, data, and devices.

http://www.arabianindustry.com/technology/united-arab-emirates/news/2015/jun/16/makook-launches-new-platform-to-provide-seamless-connectivity-5070884/#.VYuWf4sw_IX

مكوك لنظم المعيشة الذكية تقدم منصة عبقرية لوصل الناس بمنازلهم في الإمارات

تعرف الخدمة في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة ومنطقة الشرق الاوسط وشمال أفريقيا باسم "مكوك" وتتيح لموفري خدمات الاتصالات حول العالم توسيع نطاق منتجاتهم عبر تقديم حلول مطورة للمنازل والشركات

http://www.itp.net/arabic/603633

What’s All The Fuss About Privacy and Security?

Appearing in the June Issue of T3 Magazine

What’s All The Fuss About Privacy and Security?

Your privacy and the security of your information are, justifiably, something of great concern in this digital age.  If you have these concerns, you are certainly not alone. 

http://www.t3me.com/en/features/lifestyle/t3-home/makook-special-what%E2%80%99s-all-fuss-about-privacy-and-security

The era of the virtual switch is here, and it’ll change the way you live

Authored by Anil George  24/05/2015

The Internet of Things is almost fully upon us, and Makook Smart Living seeks to leverage that to your benefit. Think a seamless way to integrate technology, where from the point you wake up to the point to sleep, technology is a silent, productive partner in the everyday.

http://www.t3me.com/en/features/middle-east/taking-smart-route-makook-smart-living

See the video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=24&v=qs_D8fhy56I

This Is the Life I Lead

OK, so you’re wondering about home automation.

There is no shortage of articles, television advertisements and conversation about this subject all around you.  Everyone from technology companies to property developers and retail stores are interested in offering you some form of automation in your home.  

http://www.t3me.com/en/news/lifestyle/t3-home/makook-smart-living-special-feature-%E2%80%9C-life-i-lead%E2%80%9D

Launch press release

Dubai, UAE, 01 April, 2015

 

Makook Smart Living Announces its Launch by Introducing a Rich Suite of Media Content and Home Automation to Households across the UAE.

  • Makook leverages the “Connectivity of Things” and drives the seamless connectivity of devices, valuable content and applications.

Makook Smart Living, a Dubai Internet City-based, technology, media and telecommunications company, is announcing its official launch with the first-of-its-kind platform to power a seamless connected life for consumers.

The service in the UAE and wider MENA region will be known as Makook, and will deliver an integration of online media content such as blockbuster movies, combined with networking and remote control solutions such as energy efficiency, home automation, and personal media libraries.  Makook’s exciting new service, a managed service delivery platform, enables connectivity and services between people, data, and devices in a fashion never before available.

The Makook service will simplify and automate connectivity between people, their homes and their communities, personalizing the way individuals experience entertainment, access their personal media content, and remotely control and access their living environments.

Nasri Tehini, CEO of Makook Smart Living said, “The Internet of Things is truly upon us and I am thrilled to be able to announce this launch which makes so many technological ambitions an affordable reality.” Tehini continued, “People have for a long time wanted a simplification to the management of their complex platforms and devices, and a more relevant and enjoyable experience in a very crowded technology environment. We are now able to deliver on the promise of making aspects of people’s lives smarter and more seamlessly integrated.”

At launch, Makook is going to focus on entertainment, automation, monitoring and security, energy efficiency, and networked personal data storage, but has plans to introduce state-of-the-art applications such as e-Education and e-Health.

Makook Smart Living is launching the Makook service in the UAE, before looking to penetrate further markets within the region. The service in the UAE will be offered directly to consumers online and later in sales kiosks and retail outlets. This will essentially serve as an example of a self-standing and fully-featured Makook offering that can be replicated, all or in part, in any other MENA market.

In mid-September 2014, Makook Smart Living announced its exclusive agreement with strategic technology partner Prodea Systems, Texas, USA, to develop and deploy their innovative Residential Operating System platform and services in 19 markets across the MENA region. The company is currently engaged in a number of active discussions with the view to securing country and channel partnerships in the GCC and MENA region.

Makook Smart Living FZ LLC

 

Makook Smart Living aims to enhance people’s lives by simplifying and automating connectivity between them, their homes and their communities. The company is a specialist service provider that designs, and delivers an integration of online media content such as blockbuster movies, combined with networking and remote control solutions such as home automation and personal media libraries.

Based on a unique technology platform developed by US innovator Prodea Systems, our service offering can personalize the way people experience entertainment, access their personal media content, and remotely control and access their living environments. Tomorrow’s world, today.

Makook Smart Living is a Dubai Media City-based company focused on serving the UAE and MENA region. For more information about the company or our service contact us at info@makooksl.com or visit www.makooksl.com

Dubai (UAE), 01 April, 2015

 

Juggle or Tech-it-Easy?

In this month's issue of T3 middle East Magazine

I used to be able to juggle.  You know, as if I was training for a back-up career in the circus in case things didn’t work out.  I would juggle fruit, balls and occasionally eggs – although having to clean up after more than a few ‘oops’ moments led to other, safer options than the eggs.
I graduated from this passing amusement and in more recent years have been juggling technology devices, mostly for the purpose of my personal media storage.  While this is not exactly the same thing, it has felt very similar to me.  I have constantly been reaching for one set of devices to access and watch my videos, another device and storage files to find my music, and another for my stored photos – generally having to save, view and listen through my laptop.  This may have been an improvement from the old, ‘pre-modern-technology’ days, but it was hardly the situation and experience I was looking for.  I still felt like I was juggling eggs at times.

http://www.t3me.com/en/features/lifestyle/juggle-or-tech-it-easy

 

Anousheh Ansari is in town. And she wants you to live smart!

The first lady space explorer and CEO Nasri Tehini chat about Makook Smart Living. It's not everyday that you get a chance to interact with a space explorer. Anousheh Ansari is in many ways as multifaceted as they come. The first Iranian astronaut and first woman space explorer, recipient of the first Symons Innovator Award and the Horatio Alger Award, the face behind the Ansari X prize for space innovation, among others. CEO of Prodea Systems, her constant emphasis on increasing creative initiatives among children has seen the incorporation of the 'What if' challenge that is much sought after by elementary school children across the USA.

http://www.t3me.com/en/news/middle-east/anousheh-ansari-town-and-she-wants-you-live-smart

 

 

Makook Smart Living enters strategic partnership with Prodea Systems

Makook Smart Living, a Dubai Internet City-based telecommunications, media and technology company, announced today its strategic partnership with Prodea Systems,a US-based technology innovator that has developed the first-of-its-kind technical platform to power a seamless connected life for consumers.

https://www.zawya.com/story/Makook_Smart_Living_enters_strategic_partnership_with_Prodea_Systems-ZAWYA20140916114429/

Personalising smart living

A Dubai start-up, Makook Smart Living, is set to introduce a service that delivers on the ‘Internet of Things’ vision, bringing together entertainment, automation, security, data storage, and cloud services on one easy-to-interface platform. The company’s CEO, Nasri Tehini, tells Comm. why this is such a great time to launch such an innovation in the MENA region.

http://comm.ae/personalising-smart-living/