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iPhone, the best smartphone in 2009

JD Power and Associates (a global marketing information services firm) released the results of their consumer smartphone survey. The results show the iPhone winning 5 of 6 categories, losing only in the battery category. The other 5 categories that the iPhone beat the competition in are: Overall Satisfaction, Physical Design, Ease of Operation, Features and Operating System.

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Free 16GB iPod nano with select MBP/MBA models

Arab Computers are offering a new promotion. Whenever you buy a MacBook Pro 17″ (2.5GHz, $GB, 320GB, SuperDrive) 11,500SR or a MacBook Air (1.86GHz, 2GB, 128GB) 10,900SR you will get a free iPod nano. You can find more information about the hardware used in this promotion from this post.

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Free iPhone Development course on iTunes U

Stanford University is publishing video podcasts and PDF slides for an iPhone development course. You can download the course by following this iTunes link free of charge. You will need a US iTunes store account which you can create by following this guide. (via roughly drafted magazine). In other iPhone development items, TUAW has finally updated their iPhone Dev 101 ...

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SaudiMac Facebook page

In order to help communicate with the rest of the Apple community in Saudi Arabia we have created a Facebook page for SaudiMac. You can join by following this link.

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Apple reports $1.21 billion profit for Q2 2009

Apple posted what they call the best non-holiday quarter in history. Reporting revenue of $8.16 billion and profits of $1.21 billion! Apple sold 3.79 million iPhones, 11 million iPods, 2.22 million Macs. “International sales accounted for 46 percent of the quarter’s revenue”. Unfortunately no more details about International sales. You can listen to the 2009 Q2 conference call on Apple’s ...

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One Billion App Store Downloads

After nine months of the release of the iTunes App Store one billion apps has been downloaded. The one billionth app was Bump, a free contact information swapping app. The person who downloaded the billionth app (and won a few prizes from Apple) was a 13-year-old Connor Mulcahey.

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Restructuring Apple distributors in Hungary

According to Beszeljukmac (Hungarian Mac news website) “Apcom” will be the new Apple distributor and resellers will be re-qualified (to meet some demands). The Apple Hungary website apple.hu will be transfered to Apple Inc. Using Google Translate: [Almalap] In Hungary Apcom company under the name of Apple products will continue with its activities and will fit into the structure of ...

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STC data settings for the iPhone 3G (and iPhone 3GS)

For tethering: How To: iPhone tethering with STC Jawalnet. As we have established before, the iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS sold in Saudi Arabia by Mobily is unlocked no matter what Mobily employees claim. So you can use an STC SIM card if you really want to. As for the 3G data settings on the iPhone 3G, here’s what you need to ...

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How to Create a Free US iTunes Store Account

Follow this new and updated guide instead. The Saudi Arabia iTunes Store is currently limited to iPhone applications. You cannot access features like reviewing podcasts, downloading iTunes U courses and accessing free iTunes Store content. And to create a United States iTunes Store account you will need a US issued credit card. The following guide (translated from this Arabic guide ...

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iTunes 8.1.1

Apple updated iTunes to version 8.1.1. “iTunes 8.1.1 adds support for renting HD movies and provides a number of bug fixes, including addressing issues with VoiceOver and syncing with iPhone or iPod touch.” It is available from the Apple Software Update utility.

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