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Android Market in 131 Countries Except Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt

Google recently added support for paid Android apps (and first party app access) to 99 countries bringing the total of countries supporting the full Android Market to 131, beating Apple’s 90 countries in global reach. Middle Eastern countries such as Oman, Bahrain, Morocco and more still has no Apple App Store. Unlike Apple’s App Store the Android Market limits visitors ...

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Mobily App Developers Conference

Mobily will hold a smartphone app developers conference tomorrow Monday 16th in Riyadh The event will be held at halls D and E in Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is on location. You can follow the event on Twitter using the tag: #mobilydevday Here is the developer conference agenda: 08:00 – 09:00 Registration 09:00 ...

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Banque Saudi Fransi and Al Rajhi Bank iPhone Apps

Banque Saudi Fransi has released their iPhone app, FransiMobile, last week. And similar to Samba’s app it provides a number of services for the bank’s customers such as: • Account Balance & Statement • Mini-Statement for your last ten FransiMobile transactions • Transfer funds between your accounts • Transfer funds to accounts within Al-Fransi • Transfer funds to local banks ...

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iPhoto 9.1.3 Update Released

Apple has updated iPhone ’11 photo management app for Mac OS X. iPhoto 9.1.3 “fixes a problem that could cause some events merged in iPhoto to be split back into multiple events on iOS devices after being synced.” If you bought the app from the Mac App Store then the update is available in the Updates tab. If you own ...

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Mobily to Launch White iPhone 4 Soon

Just like STC, Mobily has announced on their facebook page that the white iPhone 4 made with unicorn tears will be available in the Saudi market soon. Did you really wait for the white iPhone 4? Why? You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. Please follow SaudiMac ...

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Sales of iPad 2 in Saudi Arabia Starts Today

iPad 2 sales has already started in Saudi Arabia. This first was apparently yesterday before the official date by i.zone in Jeddah sold to Ahmad. Notice the model number ending with AE (Arab Emirates), which indicates the lack of FaceTime of course. If you bought an iPad 2 today then please share the experience and photos on twitter using: #ipad2saudi ...

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STC to Release White iPhone 4 this Month

Saudi Telecom Company has announced on their website that they will start selling the Unicorn white iPhone 4 in Saudi Arabia during this month. “Now available” then “May” makes no sense though. You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. Please follow SaudiMac on Twitter and add SaudiMac ...

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iMac Updates: EFI 1.6, 10.6.7, Boot Camp 3.2

Apple has released 3 updates for the last iMac computers (with Thunderbolt). First update is iMac EFI Update 1.6 which “includes fixes that improve performance and stability for Thunderbolt.” The iMac EFI Update will update the EFI firmware on your iMac computer. When your iMac restarts, a gray screen will appear with a status bar to indicate the progress of ...

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MacBook Pro Updates: EFI 2.1 and Update 1.4

Apple has released a couple of updates for this year’s MacBook Pro models (with Thunderbolt). First update is MacBook Pro EFI Update 2.1 to update the firmware. The update “includes fixes that resolve an issue with Turbo Mode in Boot Camp, and improve performance and stability for graphics and Thunderbolt.” The MacBook Pro EFI Update will update the EFI firmware ...

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Snow Leopard Font Update Released by Apple

Apple released a font update for Mac users running Mac OS X 10.6.7. Snow Leopard Font Update “addresses issues displaying and printing certain OpenType fonts”. Users reported issues with some fonts including Arabic after installing 10.6.7. The update include the following fixes: • Address an issue in which some OpenType fonts don’t display correctly in certain applications • Resolve issues ...

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