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Updates: RAW, Xsan and printer drivers

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.7 to add support for RAW format found in some new Canon and Nikon digital cameras. Support will be added to iPhoto ’08 and iPhoto ’09 as well as Aperture. The following cameras have been added in this update: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon EOS 7D Canon PowerShot G11 Nikon D3S Nikon ...

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2 Mac Software Bundles

Both MacFriendly and MacUpdate are offering a bundle of Mac software for only $49.99 (190 SR). The bundles have been released just in time for the “Holiday Season”. For $49.99 you get the full version of the included software. The MacUpdate bundle costs $49.99 and ends on December 21st 2009. It includes the following: Path Finder (excellent Finder alternative) Socialite ...

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Qatar finally gets the iPhone

Vodafone has released the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in Qatar last Friday, December 11th, 2009. Qatar, Egypt and Jordan were the first Arabic speaking countries to announce an iPhone deal back in 2008 however it took Vodafone over a year to finally release the iPhone there. Vodafone started their operation in Qatar on the first of March 2009. Prices ...

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Apple sues Nokia in a counter-suit

Apple launched a counter-suit against Nokia today. The counter-suit is most likely a response to Nokia suing Apple in October. From The Loop: According to Apple, Nokia is infringing on 13 of its patents. Apple’s lawyer was very blunt in his statement concerning the case. “Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ...

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AirPort Client and Mac Firmware Updates

Apple has released AirPort Client Update 2009-002 for Macs running Mac OS X 10.6.2. Apple also released MacBook Pro EFI, MacBook EFI and SuperDrive firmware updates. The AirPort Client Update 2009-002 fixes the following: * Inability to turn AirPort on or off in some cases after upgrading from Mac OS X Leopard * An occasional loss of network connection when ...

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Google Chrome for Mac beta

Google has finally release the beta of their web browser, Google Chrome for Mac OS X. The release came after months of developer previews. Chrome requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later and Intel based Macs only. Currently Chrome does not support extensions. Arabic support is very weak as you can see in the following screenshot: If you are ...

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60,000 iPhones sold on the first day in South Korea

KY Telecommunication company has announced that they have sold almost 60,000 iPhones in the first day of the iPhone in South Korea. That number is %15 of the estimated number of smartphones sold in the country in the 3rd quarter of the year. An interesting note is that only %1 of cellphones in Korea are smartphones, even though they have ...

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Mobily’s iPhone 3GS is back in stock (Update: it’s available)

Update: Many people are reporting that the iPhone 3GS is finally being sold by Mobily. Update: Mobily continues to LIE to it’s customers, that’s the only conclusion. I have called them and specifically asked about a branch in Jeddah (Tahliah street), the employee told me they have it after he went away to “check”. I was told via twitter that ...

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Speak 3 languages with your mouth using iLingual for iPhone

Emirates airlines has released a phrasebook application for the iPhone called iLingual. It is more than a typical phrasebook application as it generates a video of your mouth speaking these foreign languages. The following video demonstrate it. You just take a photo of your mouth then place identifying markers on it. Then it will generate a video of your mouth ...

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How to: Google Public DNS on a Mac and AirPort

Google has announced their own public DNS server which will be available for everyone on the Internet. Google’s main goal is to increase the speed of web browsing for users and is a good alternative to OpenDNS. I have faced many problems with STC‘s DNS servers and many Saudi users are complaining from Go‘s DNS as well. So it’s a ...

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