FaceTime with iPod touch not listed on Apple’s Middle East pages

According to a previous post, iPod touch units sold by Arab Computers and carry the model numbers MC547AB, MC540AB and MC544AB has FaceTime disabled. And now the Apple Saudi Arabia iPod touch page confirmed that. The same goes to the other Middle East countries: UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Qatar. On these countries only Retina display, HD Video Recoding and Game ...

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iPhone Proximity Sensor Problems on Live TV [video]

In the following video from Al-Arabiya channel during a football segment the guest had proximity sensor problems with his brand new iPhone 4. Proximity Sensor is an iPhone feature that turns off the screen when it detects the person’s face during a call to save battery and prevent accidental presses. Image source: phonedog. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac ...

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Game Changers: Steve Jobs [video]

Bloomberg has posted a profile on Steve Jobs in a 48 minute video aired a few days ago and now it’s available on their website. You can watch the video on Bloomberg’s website: Bloomberg Game Changers: Steve Jobs. We heard complaints that that there are problems playing that video so we provided a mirror of that video that you can ...

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New MobileMe Calendar Available to All Members

Apple has announced that the new MobileMe Calendar is now available for all MobileMe subscribers. MobileMe Calendar service allows you to synchronize calendars between your Mac and iOS devices. The calendar is also available on me.com. To start using the new MobileMe Calendar log in me.com/calendar and click Upgrade Now located at the lower left of your screen. If you’re ...

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Mobily released an HSPA+ portable hotspot

Mobily has launched a new HSPA+ (Evolved HSPA) modem in Saudi Arabia. Mobily’s HSPA+ network offers 21mbps connection as long as you’re in the right area. The new HSPA+ modem is a “Connect Mini Wi-Fi”, it’s similar to the Novatel MiFi, a battery powered mobile access point for your HSPA connection. Prices are 649SR for 1GB package, 749SR for 5GB ...

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Updates: Logic Pro, Logic Express and more

Apple has released updates for both Logic Pro and Logic Express digital audio production software. Both updates (Logic Pro 9.1.2 and Logic Express 9.1.2) deliver improved general stability and compatibility as well as addressing the following issues: Improved compatibility with 6 and 12-core Mac Pro systems Support for iOS control surface apps that utilize the OSC protocol REX files now ...

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New York Times iPad app with full content

The New York Times iPad app has been updated to add even more content. The news organization has pulled the curated, slimmed down “Editor’s Choice” edition of its app and released NYTimes for iPad. This version 2.0 release features over 25 sections from The New York Times like Arts, Technology, Politics, and Science, as well as new Photos and Videos ...

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Xcode 4 Developer Preview 4

Apple has released the fourth developer preview of the upcoming Xcode 4 IDE. Xcode is the free development tools used to make Mac OS X and iOS applications. Xcode 4 was first introduced to WWDC 2010 attendees. To download Xcode 4 developer preview 4 you will need a free Apple Developer account. You can also watch these free WWDC 2010 ...

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Apple to host Back to the Mac event on October 20th

Apple has announced that they will hold a special media event next Wednesday October 20th. The event is title “Back to the Mac” and Apple will preview the next version of operating system for the Mac. This is the first Mac related event in 2010 as Apple has been concentrating on iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch). Arabic version ...

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[UPDATED] FaceTime does not work on iPod touch units sold by Arab Computers/ABM

IMPORTANT UPDATE Oct 18: The model numbers listed in this post (MC544FD, MC540FD and MC547FD) are for iPod touch units sold in Switzerland. According to an update by iramadah, the advanced unit that Arab Computers and Arab Business Machine got is a Switzerland model and the real units for Saudi Arabia carry the following model numbers: MC547AB, MC540AB and MC544AB. ...

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