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My personal experience with iStyle store in Riyadh

My MacBook Pro’s power adapter is almost dead so I had to buy a new one. Buying it online would cost $80 (300SAR) add to that tax and shipping. Contacted Global Store and they told me it’s 450SAR. And iStyle told me its 444SAR. But when I went to their store to buy it. Which is at the new mall ...

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iPhone for Jordan and Egypt’s second carrier

From the Associated Press: France Telecom’s Orange said in a one-sentence statement that it will sell the handset in Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and African markets later this year. This raises issues regarding the activation of the iPhone as well as accessing the App Store. Since the Middle East have no iTunes ...

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ArabComputers site down

ArabComputers’s (Apple’s Authorized Distributor in Saudi Arabia) site is down with this odd error: Fatal error: This file has expired. in /home /arabcomp /public_html /mysql.php on line 0 Apparently it was generated from a trial php application that expired. You can still access parts of the site using Google’s cache from here. Update: Site is back online.

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New iMacs spotted in Saudi Arabia

My friend told me that he saw the new iMacs (20-inch 2.4GHz and 20-inch 2.66GHz currently) being sold at iTechia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He did not tell me about the prices thought but it should be the same as last generation iMacs. Macworld review of the 2008 iMacs. Apple released the new iMacs at the end of April.

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Italy will have two iPhone carriers

Following Vodafone’s announcements regarding iPhone deals with includes Italy. Italian carrier Telecom Italia (TIM) announced that they will release the iPhone later this year. This is the first country to have multiple carriers for the iPhone. Via MacNN.

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Egypt first Middle Eastern country to get the iPhone

Vodafone announced that they signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone starting in ten of it’s markets. Which includes Egypt, Australia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey. This is in fact the first official announcement of an iPhone release in the Middle East. With rumors of Chinese hand recognition do we ...

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Cheapest MacBook Air in Saudi Arabia

It just came to my attention that Jarir Bookstore (not just a bookstore, that’s their slogan… no kidding). Is offering a promotion on MacBook Air. A promotion ending on the 6th of May 2008, a base spec MacBook Air for only 7690SAR which is a good price considering that the cost of a US MacBook Air (without shipping is approximately ...

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Gitex Riyadh 2008 don’t worry you didn’t hear about it here

Gitex was over last week. We did not talk about for the simple fact that there was no Apple presence there. Except a small software reseller using 1 2006 iMac for display in one corner. I present you with my own personal review at my site. My rating of the show? 2/5. Considering it was a bit bitter, I mean ...

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Apple record $1.05 billion in profit for Q2 2008

Apple announced the financial results for its fiscal 2008 second quarter ended March 29, 2008. A quick overview: * $1.05 billion in profit, up from $770 million. * Just under 2.3 million Macs sold — representing 51 percent unit growth and 54 percent revenue growth. * 10.6 million iPods sold, up 1 percent (but 6 percent revenue-wise). * 1.7 million ...

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A new bundle from MacUpdate

MacUpdate is offering a new bundle for the month of April for $64.99. Which mainly includes Parallels Desktop 3.0 (a $79.99 value application) which will be “unlocked” hopefully soon. Also in the bundle: •Hazel, a folder organizer. •Art Text, logo, icon and button maker. •MenuCalendarClock, iCal access from the menu. •Leap, SpotLight interface. •StoryMill, novel writing software. •Typinator, types repeating ...

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