FaceTime in the Middle East: The story so far [Updated September 20, 2017]

A final update on 20/September/2017: CITC has finally issued a statement that most VOIP and video call services will be "unblocked" in Saudi Arabia. After over 3 weeks of noticing the lack of FaceTime on the iPhone 4 pages of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Jordan here’s what we know so far about the lack of FaceTime in these ...

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iOS 4.2 beta 3 and iTunes 10.1 beta 2 for Developers

Apple has released the third beta of the software development kit for iOS 4.2 and iOS 4.2 for the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. It is only available for registered iOS developers. iOS 4.2 beta 3 is available for the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch 4th, 3rd and 2nd gen. One of the main features ...

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Finally Confirmed: iPhone 4 from Saudi Telecom Company

The Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) has opened their official iPhone 4 page on their website. With that they finally confirmed that they are an authorized carrier for the iPhone in Saudi Arabia. Confirming what we reported 3 months ago. For now you can register and you will be notified whenever they release the iPhone 4. This does not look like ...

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Free Arabic Information Security eBooks

The Saudi Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (COEIA – King Saud University) has released a couple of Arabic electronic books for the iPhone and iPad. The books are (loosely translated): Information Security simply explained and Phishing methods and prevention. The books can be downloaded either as an Adobe PDF or ePub file and then added to the iBooks app ...

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FaceTime in Saudi Arabia mystery solved

The recent FaceTime “banning” in the region can only be described as peculiar. Mobily advertised FaceTime as a feature while in the UAE, Du said it’s unavailable days before the release. So what is going on? What is the real reason for banning FaceTime in the Middle East. Let’s have a look at this file which can be found within ...

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Nokia N8 Review

After attending the launch of the Nokia N8 smartphone in Dubai, I got a chance to test-drive the new N8, which should be available in the market by the end of October. Reviewing such a device that packs in a lot of technology and the latest Symbian^3 operating system wasn’t an easy task, yet when it comes to touch interface ...

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Apple Improves UK iPhone 4 Shipping To 2 Weeks

Unlocked iPhone 4 units sold by the Apple Online UK store are now dispatched within 2 weeks, a reduction from the usual 3 weeks. The improvement is not as good as the US store though (5-7 days). This is a good time to buy an iPhone 4 and ship it to Saudi Arabia using Aramex as these iPhone 4 models ...

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MobileSoft company for developing iPhone and smartphone apps

MobileSOFT, a new company specializing in developing apps for smartphone devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Symbian. MobileSOFT’s announcement: MobileSOFT Intl Ltd. is a Saudi based company that designs and develops apps for a variety of smart mobile devices including Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile. Bringing 40+ years of accumulative experiences with ...

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Limera1n Jailbreak for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

A new jailbreak has been released a few hours ago, it is called Limera1n and unfortunately it’s only available for Windows at the moment. We take no responsibility for using jailbreak, make sure you are aware of the risks involved. The Limera1n Jailbreak is available for the following devices: iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G ...

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Posts of September 2010

Here are the posts of the month of September 2010 on SaudiMac, enjoy: Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. Features and Articles • Mazen’s Fitness & Health App List. • Guest Post: iFitnessHD iPad App. • Jarir Manipulates iPhone 4 Prices & Specs. • Guest Post: AppShopper, the App Lover’s App. • How to find your apps ...

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