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3999SR MacBook in Saudi Arabia

Itechia announced that they are selling a MacBook white for 3999 Saudi Riyals. A decent introductory price for anyone interested in buying a Mac. The MacBook white comes with a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 120GB and it is the last MacBook with a FireWire 400 and a Mini DVI port!

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Deconstructing and Reconstructing a MacBook on Video

Tech Restore, a Notebook repair shop posted a video showing how they take apart the MacBook then rebuild it. Via 9 to 5 Mac.

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New MacBooks available in Riyadh

I got an SMS from Itechia today announcing the availability of the new Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro in their showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Itechia also announced the opening of their newest branch in Riyadh which is located in Hayat Mall in Mursalat.

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Apple’s Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

Apple had an excellent fourth quarter. They reported a $1.14 billion profit and reached the goal of selling 10 million iPhones. “Apple shipped 2,611,000 Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing 21 percent unit growth and 17 percent revenue growth over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 11,052,000 iPods during the quarter, representing eight percent unit growth and three percent revenue ...

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New Get a Mac Ads

Apple posted two new Get a Mac ads. “In Bean Counter, PC is sitting at a desk, counting money out into two stacks. The largest stack is for advertising and the smaller stack is for bug fixes for Vista. When Mac questions him, he says that he’s having to take drastic action because of the frustration of Vista users. In ...

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Watch the Apple Special Event video

You can now watch a video of Apple’s Special Event for the month of October 2008 where Steve Jobs introduced the new line of MacBooks. You can either watch a regular stream or high definition stream. The video is also available as a downloadable podcast (iTunes link).

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Egypt will probably not get the iPhone 3G

I recently discovered (thanks to Zsafwan and Mazen) that GPS devices are banned from use in Egypt! Telecoms Law 10/2003 outlaws the import of GPS-equipped mobile phones, and retailers found selling them could lead to the confiscation of their entire stock. The same applies to any kind of commercial use of GPS technology, which includes cars equipped with GPS devices. ...

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The New MacBook

Apple released a new model of the MacBook that includes some features from the MacBook Pro such as “the full metal body, backlit keyboards, glass trackpads and LED screen backlight”. The MacBooks are available for $1299 and $1599. The older design (white MacBook) is now available for $999. The new MacBooks include the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB ...

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MacBook Pro gets a new design and more power

Apple updates the MacBook Pro with the new design (more about it tomorrow when I get some coffee). The new MacBook Pros feature 2 videos cards (an integrated one and a GPU). It also features a glass trackpad that acts as a button (no physical button!), just press the track to click. The 17-inch MacBook Pro was only refreshed, as ...

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MacBook Air gets an update

Apple announced an update to the MacBook Air. It features Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated GPU and a Mini Display Port. The form factor is the same as the previous MacBook Air. The MacBook Air have a 13.3″ LED-backlit display and 2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 Memory. The entry level MacBook Air cost $1799 and includes a 1.6 GHz Intel Core ...

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