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Mobile Broadband Subscription in Saudi Reaches 11 Million

The Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission has released some interesting numbers about Saudi Internet usage in their latest newsletter (PDF): Total subscriptions to mobile broadband reached 11 million at the end of H1 2011, representing a penetration of 39% of the population. Other interesting tidbits from the newsletter: total number of mobile subscriptions grew to around 54.8 million by ...

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Mobily Announces 4G LTE Service in Saudi Arabia (STC and Zain too)

Mobily has announced the launch of “4G LTE” service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The “first phase” will be in the following cities: Najran, Jazan, Al Kharj, Ras tanoura, Algurayat and Aldudamy. Riyadh will not get it until the third phase after a month. With that Mobily has became the first carrier to offer 4G LTE in the Middle ...

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Apple Releases MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.1

Apple has released MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.1 for laptops released in 2011 (with Tunderbolt). This update includes fixes that enhance the stability of Lion Recovery from an Internet connection, and resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on MacBook Air (mid 2011) models. The MacBook Air EFI Update will update the EFI ...

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WhatsApp Messenger 2.6.5 Released [Update: 2.6.6 Released]

WhatsApp Messenger 2.6.5 has been released. The update include many fixes and features. WhatsApp is a cross platform messenger available also for Android, Blackberry and Symbian. A note from the developer to anyone running iOS 3.1: NOTE: if you are running iOS 3.1 please DO NOT upgrade yet. Update: WhatsApp Messenger 2.6.6 was released to address an issue with iPhones ...

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MacUpdate Bundle: 11 Mac Apps for $50

MacUpdate has released their latest bundle. The bundle cost $49.99 and includes $487 worth of Mac apps. The MacUpdate Bundle apps are: • Mellel word processor with Arabic support • Bookends “Reference management and bibliography app with Mellel integration. ” • Printopia print from iOS using AirPrint, limited to first 10,000 purchases. • Data Rescue “Recover lost or corrupt data ...

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Google+ App Updated, Available Everywhere Except Saudi Store

Google has updated their Google+ app for the iPhone to version 1.0.3.2124. The update includes: Support for reshare Bug fixes and performance improvements Resharing is easy. Simply tap on a post (like you would to +1 it). At the bottom near the comment box, you’ll see a small arrow. Click it and you’ll see the option to “Share this post”. ...

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Huge Labor Day Discounts in the App Store

EA is having a huge labor day (September 5th) sale and discounted most of their iPhone games to $0.99: BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY™ 2 Dead Space™ Dragon’s Lair II FIFA 10 by EA SPORTS™ FIFA 11 by EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Champion by EA SPORTS™ NBA JAM by EA SPORTS™ NCAA® Football by EA SPORTS™ Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit SHIFT ...

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Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.8

Apple has released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.8 to include compatibility with more digital cameras’ RAW files with iPhoto ’11 and Aperture 3. Camera models supported in this update are: • Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 • Olympus PEN E-P3 • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3 • Samsung NX11 • Samsung NX100 • Sony Alpha NEX-C3 • Sony ...

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New Apple iPad 2 Ad: Learn

Apple has released a new commercial for the iPad 2 titled “Learn”. The ad shows the iPad as a learning tool. Whether you want to pick up a new language or uncover a hidden talent, iPad is a great new way to learn. Here is the ad: You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled. Arabic version ...

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Eid Mubarak

We at SaudiMac would like to wish everyone a Happy Eid ul-Fitr. Eid Mubarak! Image kindly provided by khaled al-owini. 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 on Facebook. Remember to visit We Want Apple Saudi Arabia petition and ...

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