Home > 2008 > May

Monthly Archives: May 2008

Apple released Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3 update

Apple released Mac OS X 10.5.3 update for Leopard, update is recommended for all Leopard users and improves the stability, compatibility and security of the Mac. On my second generation MacBook Pro the update was 198MB. While newer MacBook Pros need to download 420MB. One of new features in this update is the ability to sync your contacts with Google. ...

Read More »

New Arabic iPhone software from iPhoneIslam

iPhoneIslam release the pro version of their Arabization software for the iPhone ( +Arabtaller Pro+ ). This will cost $20 and if you don’t want to pay you can still install the freeware edition ( +Arabtaller+ ) reported earlier by Waiel. Main features as translated from the Arabic site: A better installation process A better handling of finishing Arabic letters ...

Read More »

Arabtaller after one week

The admins at iPhoneIslam believe(3rd comment) that they had over 30,000 downloads of their ArabTallar application for the iPhone. The application that introduces best Arabic support so far on the iPhone as far as I’m concerned. As for the countries visiting their site/downloading their Arabization software, they are the following, ordered by most visits: Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Kuwait ...

Read More »

My personal experience with iStyle store in Riyadh

My MacBook Pro’s power adapter is almost dead so I had to buy a new one. Buying it online would cost $80 (300SAR) add to that tax and shipping. Contacted Global Store and they told me it’s 450SAR. And iStyle told me its 444SAR. But when I went to their store to buy it. Which is at the new mall ...

Read More »

iPhone for Jordan and Egypt’s second carrier

From the Associated Press: France Telecom’s Orange said in a one-sentence statement that it will sell the handset in Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and African markets later this year. This raises issues regarding the activation of the iPhone as well as accessing the App Store. Since the Middle East have no iTunes ...

Read More »

Arabization for IPhone from iphoneislam.com

On Friday IPhoneislam.com released the long awaited Arabic language support for the iPhone and they called it “+Arabtaller+” i must say that it’s a peice of art and cleanly done. Photos available Here If you would like to install it you can read the instruction in Arabic on their website : http://www.iphoneislam.com/?p=86

Read More »

ArabComputers site down

ArabComputers’s (Apple’s Authorized Distributor in Saudi Arabia) site is down with this odd error: Fatal error: This file has expired. in /home /arabcomp /public_html /mysql.php on line 0 Apparently it was generated from a trial php application that expired. You can still access parts of the site using Google’s cache from here. Update: Site is back online.

Read More »

New iMacs spotted in Saudi Arabia

My friend told me that he saw the new iMacs (20-inch 2.4GHz and 20-inch 2.66GHz currently) being sold at iTechia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He did not tell me about the prices thought but it should be the same as last generation iMacs. Macworld review of the 2008 iMacs. Apple released the new iMacs at the end of April.

Read More »

Italy will have two iPhone carriers

Following Vodafone’s announcements regarding iPhone deals with includes Italy. Italian carrier Telecom Italia (TIM) announced that they will release the iPhone later this year. This is the first country to have multiple carriers for the iPhone. Via MacNN.

Read More »

Egypt first Middle Eastern country to get the iPhone

Vodafone announced that they signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone starting in ten of it’s markets. Which includes Egypt, Australia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey. This is in fact the first official announcement of an iPhone release in the Middle East. With rumors of Chinese hand recognition do we ...

Read More »