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Daily Archives: August 31, 2010

Microsoft dawdles over supporting Arab Mac users

Microsoft has announced on their website that they will not support Arabic in Office for Mac 2011 because “there will not be full right-to-left support for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. We understand that some of our customers need support for RTL languages, and we’ll continue to prioritize our language support based on market opportunity and technical complexity. At ...

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Live coverage of Apple’s music event on September 1st

Update: Apple Will Live Stream September 1st Music Event on their homepage. But it can only be viewed on Macs running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, or iPhones and iPods running iOS 3.0 or later, or an iPad. Apple’s Music Event will be held this Wednesday September 1st 10AM PDT, that’s 8 PM local Saudi Arabia time. Here is ...

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Samba launches mobile banking solutions for the iPhone

The Samba Financial Group, a bank in Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of their mobile banking solutions for the Apple iPhone and Blackberry devices. This came a month after they released their iPhone app. Here is the press release from Samba Bank as published on many newspapers and websites. I find it odd that they called the “iPhone 4” ...

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Exclusive: Quadical announces Sibawayh for Arabic ebooks

Quadical held a special event a few days ago where they invited a group of authors, intellectuals and businessmen to introduce the company’s activities and sections. It was held at Teatro Lounge in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Quadical introduced “Sibawayh” electronic publishing house. Sibawayh will provide simple solutions for Arabic authors to publish their books in this digital age. Sibawayh will ...

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