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The Apple iTablet

We always try to avoid scuttlebutt on SaudiMac. The Internet is full of them these days and we rather wait for something official from Apple first. So instead of echoing rumors here’s a comic by Mohammad Haque & Ananth Panagariya over at AppleGeeks. Hawk got an early release of the iTablet: Arabic version of this post at SaudiMac.net.

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Mobily has 1 million mobile broadband subscribers

Mobily has announced that they have 1 million mobile broadband (Mobily Connect) subscribers in Saudi Arabia. “History is about to repeat itself. In the late 1990s and the early 21st century, mobile phone subscriptions overtook fixed line subscriptions” said Mobily CEO, Khalid Omar Al Kaf. “Very soon, that same thing will happen with mobile data. Mobile data and wireless subscriptions ...

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“Introduction to Mac” course in Riyadh

Mohammad Milyani is planning to give an introductory course to the Mac in Riyadh. The course will be held on January 11th 2010 and it will be either an intensive 3 day or a full week course. The course will be in Arabic. Followers of these twitter accounts: @saudimac, @milyani, @bepro or @milyanisms will pay only 500SR and for new ...

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TomTom Middle East for the iPhone/iPod touch

TomTom has released TomTom Middle East for the iPhone and iPod touch. However they did not announce the availability of this app in a press release or list the Middle East on the TomTom iPhone app website. Since I couldn’t find any official TomTom Middle East website I will list the iTunes notes here: ****************************** IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ORIGINAL iPHONE ...

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Looking for Bloggers

We are looking for bloggers interested in writing about any of the following subjects: Mac, iPod, iPhone, news, guides, reviews, etc. You don’t need to be Saudi or living in Saudi Arabia. Fill the form here. However if you want to blog in Arabic then please go here instead.

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Updates: RAW, Xsan and printer drivers

Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.7 to add support for RAW format found in some new Canon and Nikon digital cameras. Support will be added to iPhoto ’08 and iPhoto ’09 as well as Aperture. The following cameras have been added in this update: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon EOS 7D Canon PowerShot G11 Nikon D3S Nikon ...

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2 Mac Software Bundles

Both MacFriendly and MacUpdate are offering a bundle of Mac software for only $49.99 (190 SR). The bundles have been released just in time for the “Holiday Season”. For $49.99 you get the full version of the included software. The MacUpdate bundle costs $49.99 and ends on December 21st 2009. It includes the following: Path Finder (excellent Finder alternative) Socialite ...

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Qatar finally gets the iPhone

Vodafone has released the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in Qatar last Friday, December 11th, 2009. Qatar, Egypt and Jordan were the first Arabic speaking countries to announce an iPhone deal back in 2008 however it took Vodafone over a year to finally release the iPhone there. Vodafone started their operation in Qatar on the first of March 2009. Prices ...

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Apple sues Nokia in a counter-suit

Apple launched a counter-suit against Nokia today. The counter-suit is most likely a response to Nokia suing Apple in October. From The Loop: According to Apple, Nokia is infringing on 13 of its patents. Apple’s lawyer was very blunt in his statement concerning the case. “Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ...

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AirPort Client and Mac Firmware Updates

Apple has released AirPort Client Update 2009-002 for Macs running Mac OS X 10.6.2. Apple also released MacBook Pro EFI, MacBook EFI and SuperDrive firmware updates. The AirPort Client Update 2009-002 fixes the following: * Inability to turn AirPort on or off in some cases after upgrading from Mac OS X Leopard * An occasional loss of network connection when ...

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