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Apple introduces LED Cinema Displays

From The Mac Observer: “Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a new 24-inch Cinema display during his “spotlight on notebooks” special media event on Tuesday. The new display is LED backlit, and includes a built-in iSight camera, microphone and stereo speakers, and is designed to work with the new glossy display MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air models.” “The display sports ...

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Apple to repair MacBooks with faulty Nvidia GPUs

Due to a glitch in some of the graphics chips (GPUs) made by Nvidia, Apple is offering free of charge repair of affected MacBook Pro machines. In July 2008, NVIDIA publicly acknowledged a higher than normal failure rate for some of their graphics processors due to a packaging defect. At that same time, NVIDIA assured Apple that Mac computers with ...

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The Touch Phone War

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, president and CEO of Nokia praised Apple and Steve Jobs for launching the iPhone and accelerating the interest in using the Internet on cellphones. “The guys from Cupertino, he said, have helped to accelerate interest in using the internet on mobile phones, and that he needs to take his hat off to them.” The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will ...

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Apple released Security Update 2008-007

Apple released Security Update 2008-007 this Thursday. The update notes include the following: Security Update 2008-007 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update. Read about the Security Update at Apple’s Support page. The update is available at Apple’s download page or using the Apple ...

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iTunes 8.0.1 and Apple TV 2.2

Apple released iTunes 8.0.1, the update includes the following fixes/improvements: Seamlessly plays the current song when creating a new Genius playlist. Improves syncing spoken menus to iPod nano. Addresses an issue of deleting HD TV episodes when downloading. Improves checking for updates from the App Store Improves accessibility with VoiceOver. Addresses problems syncing Genius results to iPod. Apple also released ...

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Eid Mubarak!

We at SaudiMac would like to wish everyone a Happy Eid! Eid Mubarak! كل عام و أنتم أجمل كل عام و الوطن أجمل

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Apple selling unlocked iPhone 3G $695

Apple is selling the iPhone 3G SIM-unlocked in the Hong Kong Online Apple Store. The 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G models are sold for HK$5,400 ($695, 2610 SR) and HK$6,200 ($795, 2982 SR), respectively, with free shipping. “Customer response to the iPhone 3G has been off the charts, and we are thrilled to offer our customers in Hong Kong another ...

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App Store deals of the week

Many good deals on the iTunes App Store for popular iPhone/iPod Touch applications. The deals are: Trism (was $4.99 now $2.99) Band (was $5.99 now $1.99) Pianist (was $5.99 now $1.99) Guitarist (was $5.99 now $2.99) Via TUAW.

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Apple recalls iPhone 3G AC adaptors

Apple has issued a recall for the iPhone 3G AC adaptors in a number of countries. “Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter’s metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock. We have received reports of detached blades involving a very small percentage of ...

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Mac OS X Update 10.5.5

Apple released Mac OS X Update 10.5.5. It is available from the Apple Software Update. The update include many fixes including the following: General Includes recent Apple security updates. Addresses stability issues with video playback, processor core idling, and remote disc sharing for MacBook Air. Addresses an issue in which some Macs could unexpectedly power on at the same time ...

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