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Microsoft dawdles over supporting Arab Mac users

Microsoft has announced on their website that they will not support Arabic in Office for Mac 2011 because “there will not be full right-to-left support for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. We understand that some of our customers need support for RTL languages, and we’ll continue to prioritize our language support based on market opportunity and technical complexity. At ...

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You Scratched My Mac!

Personally I I have issues with people holding or even touching my Apple gadgets including my iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac. The other day I got this email from a Mac user in Dubai, UAE who faced the wall of Apple resellers’ bureaucracy , I can relate to her frustration. What these resellers can’t fathom is that Mac users are ...

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Easily create Arabic eBooks for iPad, iPhone

With the most recent update to the iWork suite, users can easily create Arabic electronic books in ePub format and view them on the iPhone and iPad using the iBooks app. I have tested that and created an Arabic ebook sample, here is a screenshot on iPhone 4: Another screenshot on the iPad: Make sure to follow the instructions detailed ...

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Posts of July 2010

As usual here are the SaudiMac posts for the month of July 2010. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. News • Apple reports $3.25 billion profit for Q3 2010. • Points and Numbers from Q3 2010 Conference Call. • Apple updates iMac with faster processors. • Apple announced 27-inch LED Cinema Display. • Apple releases the Magic ...

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Camera+: Editing Photos on iPhone 4

By now you all know that there are a ton of photo editing an manipulation app available for iOS devices. One of those apps is Camera+ a $1.99 great iPhone app that I got way back when I had my iPhone 3GS, and thought that I would never need to use it when iPhone 4 comes out, was I so ...

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eSkyGuide: Travel Info at Your Fingertips

While preparing for my vacation, I was introduced to a new app on the iPhone called eSkyGuide. The whole purpose of the application is very straight forward, it lets you navigate changes and track all your air travel plans. Using your current location it would locate nearby airports, giving you updated flight schedules, since you can lookup availabilities and flight ...

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App Scammer Alert: Gulf Apps

We have noticed a lot of Arabic developers who are currently scamming App Store customers. They have been active for months and Apple has done nothing about them. This Arabic forum post is warning from the following 3 developers: zvoid, a.d.h media and gulf apps. I looked into one of these developers, Gulf Apps and the first thing we noticed ...

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Posts of June 2010

As usual here are the SaudiMac posts for the month of June 2010. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. All About iPhone 4 and iOS 4 • Apple announces iPhone 4. • iPhone OS 4 renamed to iOS 4. • iPhone 4 release date: June 24 in 5 countries and up to 88 by September. • Video: ...

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Thoughts on iOS4 …

I was one lucky person with an *unusually* fast and stable STC DSL connection. So as soon as Apple released iOS 4 for the iPhone and iPod touch I decided to download iOS 4 and give it a try. After about two days of using it I was really impressed with this update from Apple. It is unappreciated as many ...

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Posts of May 2010

News • Apple sold over 2 million iPads in 60 days. • Quadical: A New Dawn of High-Tech Events. • New Ad Campaign: Why you’ll love a Mac. • Saudi Arabia iPad App Store now open. • Apple updates the MacBook. • Mobily Micro SIM 3G. • Apple announced MobileMe Mail Beta. • Mobily to introduce iPad 3G compatible Micro ...

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