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Apple Releases GarageBand for iPad

Apple has released the GarageBand app for the iPad. GarageBand is Apple’s music and audio creation tool. More information and a guided tour is available on Apple’s website. GarageBand was also demonstrated during Apple’s iPad 2 event. GarageBand is sold for $4.99 on the App Store. You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Arabic version of ...

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STC iPhone App Updated

The Saudi Telecom Company has updated their iPhone App. STC subscribers can use the STC App to manage their account. STC App 0.93 Update features: • Adding iPhone packages and monitoring minutes, SMS and Data usage included in the package. • Enhancing QuickNet usage screen to show usage on monthly basis, and adding iPhone package data usage to it. • ...

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It’s Almost Over: Mobinil Egypt, Orange Jordan, Vodafone Qatar Enable FaceTime on iPhone 4

Egypt’s Mobinil, Jordan’s Orange and Vodafone Qatar all followed Vodafone Egypt’s lead and enabled FaceTime on their iPhone 4 units via Carrier Update. Here is a screen shot of the Carrier Settings files for these carriers taken by Mohammed Lubbad: As you can see, all these files have the AllowsVoIP key and it’s on, enabling FaceTime on iPhone 4 units ...

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iPad 2 Orders Start at Noon Saudi Time on March 11

Apple will begin selling the second generation iPad in the United States via the online store at 1 am PT (12 noon local Saudi time) on Friday March 11th. iPad 2 will be available in 2 colors (black and white), with 3 capacities (16GB, 32GB and 64GB) and Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + 3G models (3G models have 2 variations: ...

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iOS 4.3 is Now Available

Apple has released iOS 4.3 for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV. iOS 4.3 introduces many features such as playing iTunes content via Home Library, improved AirPlay and Personal Hotspot to share an Internet connection via Wi-Fi. iOS 4.3 beta features include: iPad Arabic keyboard was improved as Arabic-PC keyboard interface was added as noted in these screenshots ...

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Confirmed by Apple: No Apple Store in UAE

Update: Apple has contacted Stuff and they posted a clarification post. Stuff Middle East has posted a report claiming there is an “Official Apple Store to open in UAE”. Upon reading the report it turns out that it is just a Virgin Megastore section specializing in Apple products. We reached out to Apple PR and inquired about this report. Apple ...

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Updates: iTunes 10.2.1, Java and Printer Drivers

Apple has released iTunes 10.2.1 which provides support for iOS 4.3 features and some security updates. iOS 4.3 will be released March 11th. We compiled what we know about iOS 4.3 in this post. iTunes 10.2.1 features: • Sync with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 4.3. • Improved Home Sharing. Browse and play from iTunes libraries with Home ...

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iPad 1 Prices Reduced in UAE

iStyle, a premium Apple reseller in the UAE, has reduced the prices of the iPad 1 in anticipation of the iPad 2 release. These discounts are similar what Apple did when the company reduced the price of the iPad 1 by $100. The prices were reduced by $136-$163 depending on which iPad model. The new prices for the first general ...

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Vodafone Egypt Restores FaceTime on iPhone 4

Vodafone Egypt has restored FaceTime services for iPhone 4 sold by the company (model numbers MC605AB and MC603AB). FaceTime was reactivated by a Carrier Update (version 10.1 for Vodafone Egypt). This change was first reported by iPhoneIslam then I saw twitter messages by @houssini and @SadekHM. It was then confirmed by Vodafone Egypt’s official twitter account: Mohammed Lubbad checked the ...

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Gold Master to Developers

Apple has released the Golden Master (pre-release) seed of the software development kit for iOS 4.3 and iOS 4.3 for the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. It is available for registered iOS developers. iOS 4.3 will be released to consumers March 11th. iOS 4.3 introduces many features such as playing iTunes content via Home Library, improved AirPlay and Personal Hotspot ...

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