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Apple and Oracle announced Java for Mac Deal

Apple and Oracle announced a deal regarding the maintenance of Java on the Mac by introducing OpenJDK for the Mac. This addresses recent concern that Apple will not support Java in the next Mac OS. Here is the press release on Apple’s website: Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X REDWOOD SHORES and CUPERTINO, California—November 12, 2010—Oracle ...

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Ronald D. Sugar Joins Apple’s Board of Directors

Apple has added a new member to it’s Board of Directors: Dr. Ronald D. Sugar. He will serve as the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Here is the press release on Apple’s website: Ronald D. Sugar Joins Apple’s Board of Directors CUPERTINO, California—November 17, 2010—Apple® today announced that Dr. Ronald D. Sugar, former Chairman of the Board and ...

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Apple Improves iPhone 4 Shipping to 1-3 Days

Unlocked iPhone 4 units sold by the Apple Online UK Store are now shipped within 1-3 days, a third reduction from 1 week. This is a good time to buy an iPhone 4 and ship it to Saudi Arabia using Aramex as these iPhone 4 models have FaceTime enabled (unlike Mobily). The model numbers of these units are: MC605B and ...

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The Beatles on the iTunes Music Store

Turns out that today’s special iTunes announcement was just the availability of The Beatles’ music library for sale on the iTunes Music Store. The Middle Eastern community was not impressed with that announcement. Could this be a term of the settlement between Apple Corp and Apple Inc? A dispute that took years to resolve? I was hoping for a better ...

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Eid Mubarak

We at SaudiMac would like to wish everyone a Happy Eid al-Adha. Eid Mubarak! Image kindly provided by Hazim AlRadadi. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. Please follow SaudiMac on Twitter and add SaudiMac on Facebook. Remember to visit We Want Apple Saudi Arabia petition and spread the word.

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Apple teases iTunes announcement on Eid day

Apple has updated their homepage to tease an iTunes announcement tomorrow (Eid day). It will be at 6:00 pm local Saudi time. Apple’s message was: Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes. Make sure to visit www.apple.com tomorrow after 6:00 pm Saudi time. Arabic version of this post ...

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Alriyadh newspaper launches iPad, iPhone websites

Arabic daily newspaper Alriyadh has launched two new editions of their website formatted for the Apple iPad and iPhone. A good move that indicates how popular these iOS devices are in Saudi Arabia. The iPhone edition seems ready while the iPad edition is still in testing mode. Here are some screenshots for Alriyadh newspaper for iPhone/iPod touch and Alriyadh newspaper ...

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ZAGGmate iPad Keyboard and Case

ZAGG has announced their latest iPad accessory, a keyboard and case combination with a unique and simple design. The ZAGGmate is available in two models: with and without a keyboard. It’s made of aluminum and the keyboard connects to the iPad using Bluetooth. The dimensions are 248 mm by 194 mm, depth is 10.2 mm without keyboard and 13.7 mm ...

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Galaxy Tab released first in the region before iPad

Both VIVA Kuwait and VIVA Bahrain announced the official availability of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet in the Middle East. However VIVS’s partner in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Telecom Company – STC, did not announce anything. The Arabic VIVA Kuwait’s press release included comments on how the Galaxy Tab is designed to support Arabic while the English press release had no mention ...

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iOS 4.2 Improves iPhone 3G Performance

iPhone 3G with iOS 4.2 performance was tested by TiPb. iOS 4.2 Gold Master (pre-release) software was used and there is an improvement in the performance of the 2008 iPhone 3G. Here is the video from TiPb: Did you try iOS 4.2 GM on your iPhone 3G? Did you notice any improvements? [via MacStories.] Arabic version of this post on ...

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