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Safari 4 downloaded 11 million times

Apple released a press release saying that in the first 3 days of the release of Safari 4 they had 11 million downloads. 6 million of them were on Windows based machines. From Apple’s press release: “Safari 4 is an incredible success on Mac and Windows with more than 11 million downloads in the first three days,” said Philip Schiller, ...

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Everything you need to know about the new MacBook Pro line

Last week at WWDC Apple renewed the whole line of MacBook Pro notebook computers. Now all aluminum unibody MacBooks are considered a MacBook Pro. With price ranging from $1,199 for 13-inch to $1,699 for 15-inch and finally up to $2,499 on the 17-inch model. These models are now available and I was told that itechia will have them in Saudi ...

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Boot from MacBook Pro SD card slot

The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models are now equipped with an SD card slot instead of an ExpressCard slot. Apple released a knowledge base article about the SD card slot and it included the following information: – Supports MultiMediaCards (MMC). – Supports SD, SDHC, MiniSD, MicroSD. – The Mac recognize the SD card as a USB device. – ...

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Watch WWDC 2009 Keynote

Watch Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, unveil the new iPhone 3G S, the new MacBook Pro family, and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Watch it streaming in normal or high definition or you can download it as a podcast (iTunes link).

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Arabic iPhone OS 3.0

Apple has announced that the iPhone OS 3.0 will be released on June 17th, two days before the release of the iPhone 3G S. The update will be free for all iPhone devices and it will cost $9.99 for iPod touch owners. iPhone OS 3.0 will have many features, including the following: Arabic language support as well as other languages, ...

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Safari 4 and 1password

Apple released version 4 of their Safari web-browser. It is available for download on Mac and Windows. Version 4 have 150 features including support for HTML5 and many others. If you happen to be a 1Password user then you can wait until support for Safari 4 is released or you can install a beta version (2.9.19.BETA-3) which added support for ...

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WWDC 2009 Keynote photos

Massive update to the MacBook Pro line. Snow Leopard preview. iPhone OS 3.0 preview. Some iPhone developers showing off their applications. The new iPhone 3GS. Here are some pictures from GDGT coverage.

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WWDC 2009 Keynote Coverage

Tomorrow, Monday 8th of June, Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference will begin with Phil Schiller’s keynote. The keynote will start 8:00pm Saudi Arabia time (5:00pm GMT). You can find live coverage of the keynote from any of the following sites: The Mac Observer will have a twitter account as well as a dynamic web page. MacRumors‘s MacRumorsLive. Engadget live coverage. ...

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New white MacBook faster than unibody MacBook

Apple’s latest “MacBook white” released last week was benchmarked by James Galbraith at Macworld magazine. James discovered that the $999 MacBook white (model number MC240LL/A with Intel P7450) gave better results than the $1,299 aluminum unibody MacBook (model number MB466LL/A with Intel P7350) The 2 CPUs are almost identical except for the speed (2.0GHz vs 2.13GHz) which made the white ...

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HR’s iStyle Saudi Arabia experience

We got the following from “HR” in the comments of this earlier post. HR writes about his experience buying a unibody MacBook Pro (15.4″, 2.66GHz, 4GB DDR3 for 10,600SR). He was very disappointed, “when I just opened the box and seal the computer looked like it’s been used” he said. He added that the MacBook Pro had some discoloration on ...

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