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Google Chrome for Mac beta

Google has finally release the beta of their web browser, Google Chrome for Mac OS X. The release came after months of developer previews. Chrome requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later and Intel based Macs only. Currently Chrome does not support extensions. Arabic support is very weak as you can see in the following screenshot: If you are ...

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60,000 iPhones sold on the first day in South Korea

KY Telecommunication company has announced that they have sold almost 60,000 iPhones in the first day of the iPhone in South Korea. That number is %15 of the estimated number of smartphones sold in the country in the 3rd quarter of the year. An interesting note is that only %1 of cellphones in Korea are smartphones, even though they have ...

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Mobily’s iPhone 3GS is back in stock (Update: it’s available)

Update: Many people are reporting that the iPhone 3GS is finally being sold by Mobily. Update: Mobily continues to LIE to it’s customers, that’s the only conclusion. I have called them and specifically asked about a branch in Jeddah (Tahliah street), the employee told me they have it after he went away to “check”. I was told via twitter that ...

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Speak 3 languages with your mouth using iLingual for iPhone

Emirates airlines has released a phrasebook application for the iPhone called iLingual. It is more than a typical phrasebook application as it generates a video of your mouth speaking these foreign languages. The following video demonstrate it. You just take a photo of your mouth then place identifying markers on it. Then it will generate a video of your mouth ...

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How to: Google Public DNS on a Mac and AirPort

Google has announced their own public DNS server which will be available for everyone on the Internet. Google’s main goal is to increase the speed of web browsing for users and is a good alternative to OpenDNS. I have faced many problems with STC‘s DNS servers and many Saudi users are complaining from Go‘s DNS as well. So it’s a ...

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Java Update for Leopard and Snow Leopard

Apple has released 2 updates for Java: Snow Leopard (Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1) and Leopard (Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 6). Both update Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_17 and “delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability”. A security update is included in this patch. Fixing multiple Java vulnerabilities ( read more: Snow Leopard and ...

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Soar in the sky wih Ace Combat for iPhone

Namco has released an iPhone version of their successful flight combat game, Ace Combat. The game is fully 3D and can be controlled by the touch screen or by tilting the device. The game includes downloadable content (for now it’s only jet fighters and $0.99 each. Watch the trailer: Game name: Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion. Price: $4.99. iTunes ...

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Neo Office, an alternative for Microsoft Office for Mac

We talked before about how Microsoft is ignoring Arabic speaking Mac users by not supporting Arabic in their Office suite. Apple’s iLife have better support and there is another alternative called NeoOffice. NeoOffice is free and based on Open Office, an open source office suite. Start by downloading NeoOffice (Download link). To add support for Arabic do the following: make ...

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Free daily iPhone game in December – updated daily

To celebrate the western Holidays, many iPhone game developers decided to launch a site that’s offering a free game for each day of the first 24 days of the month of December 2009. This post will be updated daily, keep an eye on it. Final game: Navy Patrol Coastal Defense Zero free until December 28th 2009. December 1st: 33rd Division. ...

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Video: How to install RAM and drives in a Mac

One of my favorite hobbies is assembling computer hardware. I also prefer to upgrade my Macs by my own without relying on a service center. I’ve found two useful web sites that provide guides on how to repair and upgrade your Mac: iFixit and OWC. iFixit specializes in selling spare parts for Macs and provide free guides on how to ...

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