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Etisalat and du will both sell iPhone 3GS in UAE

United Arab Emirates’ second cellular carrier du has announced that they will sell the iPhone 3GS. Customers can pre-book their iPhones from du by visiting this page on October 17th. This move could be the result of a partnership between Vodafone and du. Etisalat, UAE’s first carrier and Mobily‘s partner, has also announced that they are releasing the iPhone 3GS ...

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iMovie 8.0.5 update with iFrame

Apple has released iMovie update version 8.0.5. “This update improves compatibility with a number of devices and fixes other minor issues”. “Improved compatibility with camcorders using the iFrame video format and importing video from iPod nano. Fixed problems with resizing the iMovie window during playback”. iFrame is “a video format is designed by Apple to speed up importing and editing ...

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UAE’s Etisalat to launch iPhone 3GS end of October

Executive Director of Product Marketing in UAE’s Etisalat, Omar al-Muzaki, told daily newspaper Al Emarat Al Youm that “Etisalat is preparing to released the iPhone 3GS in the UAE market before the end of this month”. The article called the iPhone company “elppA” and the Blackberry company “Black Berry”, not RIM. The article also mentions that there are 30,000 iphone ...

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Flip through Quran pages on the iPhone

The Quran app for the iPhone/iPod touch “Al Mus’haf” was released by i4islam. The app simulates a real life book and is based on “iFlipPage Engine”. The app is free at the iTunes app store and is a 200MB download. The following video demonstrate the app and the technology behind it: To flip a page drag your finger as if ...

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Photoshop.com iPhone app

Adobe has released their Photoshop.com iPhone app. The app is a client for Adobe’s Photoshop.com online editor. You can crop, rotate, flip, color correct, sketch and add effects. The app is not available for the Saudi Arabia iTunes store so you will need to create a US iTunes store account. Photoshop mobile is free. Via Adobe’s blog.

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iPhone OS 3.1.2 update

Apple has update the iPhone OS to version 3.1.2. The update fixes bugs with waking up form sleep as well as other bugs. The update is available from iTunes. If you have jailbroken your iPhone then do not install this update.

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Axiom’s iPhone 3GS, deceiving the consumer, Mobily and Apple

Axiom Telecom is supposedly one of the largest cell phone distributor in the region. They also claim to be the official iPhone provider in Saudi Arabia according to this article from Arab News. Mobily (the only official iPhone provider in the country) doesn’t list Axiom in their Where to Buy page. Also if you searched for “iPhone” on Axiom’s site ...

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iPhone 3G price reduced in UAE

UAE’s Etisalat has reduced the price of the iPhone 3G as well as some plans. The company also introduced two new data-only plans. The postpaid iPhone 3G price did not change but the plans were dropped from AED199 to AED99, AED299 to AED249 and AED499 to AED449. As for prepaid plans: iPhone 3G 8GB dropped from AED2,680 to AED2,399 and ...

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How to: Create iTunes store accounts & buy Gift Cards

To download iPhone/iPod touch applications you need an iTunes account. That account will be needed to access iTunes U and review podcasts. We talked about the steps before but now it is easier to create one. Saudi Arabia and US iTunes Store accounts I recommend creating two iTunes accounts: a Saudi iTunes account and a US iTunes account because there ...

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