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Free iPhone Development course on iTunes U

Stanford University is publishing video podcasts and PDF slides for an iPhone development course. You can download the course by following this iTunes link free of charge. You will need a US iTunes store account which you can create by following this guide. (via roughly drafted magazine). In other iPhone development items, TUAW has finally updated their iPhone Dev 101 ...

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SaudiMac Facebook page

In order to help communicate with the rest of the Apple community in Saudi Arabia we have created a Facebook page for SaudiMac. You can join by following this link.

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Apple reports $1.21 billion profit for Q2 2009

Apple posted what they call the best non-holiday quarter in history. Reporting revenue of $8.16 billion and profits of $1.21 billion! Apple sold 3.79 million iPhones, 11 million iPods, 2.22 million Macs. “International sales accounted for 46 percent of the quarter’s revenue”. Unfortunately no more details about International sales. You can listen to the 2009 Q2 conference call on Apple’s ...

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One Billion App Store Downloads

After nine months of the release of the iTunes App Store one billion apps has been downloaded. The one billionth app was Bump, a free contact information swapping app. The person who downloaded the billionth app (and won a few prizes from Apple) was a 13-year-old Connor Mulcahey.

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Restructuring Apple distributors in Hungary

According to Beszeljukmac (Hungarian Mac news website) “Apcom” will be the new Apple distributor and resellers will be re-qualified (to meet some demands). The Apple Hungary website apple.hu will be transfered to Apple Inc. Using Google Translate: [Almalap] In Hungary Apcom company under the name of Apple products will continue with its activities and will fit into the structure of ...

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STC data settings for the iPhone 3G (and iPhone 3GS)

For tethering: How To: iPhone tethering with STC Jawalnet. As we have established before, the iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS sold in Saudi Arabia by Mobily is unlocked no matter what Mobily employees claim. So you can use an STC SIM card if you really want to. As for the 3G data settings on the iPhone 3G, here’s what you need to ...

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How to Create a Free US iTunes Store Account

Follow this new and updated guide instead. The Saudi Arabia iTunes Store is currently limited to iPhone applications. You cannot access features like reviewing podcasts, downloading iTunes U courses and accessing free iTunes Store content. And to create a United States iTunes Store account you will need a US issued credit card. The following guide (translated from this Arabic guide ...

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iTunes 8.1.1

Apple updated iTunes to version 8.1.1. “iTunes 8.1.1 adds support for renting HD movies and provides a number of bug fixes, including addressing issues with VoiceOver and syncing with iPhone or iPod touch.” It is available from the Apple Software Update utility.

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Xserve with Nehalem

Apple released the latest update to their Xserve servers. It features Intel’s “Nehalem” Xeon processor. The $2,999 model’s spec are: a single 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Xeon 5500 series processor with 8MB of fully shared L3 cache 3GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM a single 160GB 7200 rpm SATA Apple Drive Module dual Gigabit Ethernet on-board two PCI Express 2.0 ...

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Cocoa Resources for iPhone Development

TUAW continues their iPhone Dev 101 series. Listing books and website resources for Cocoa Programming. Some of these resources are books, while others are sites, but all of the resources are valuable to up and coming developers (and experiences developers) alike.

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