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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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How to: iPhone SMS delivery report

“SMS Delivery Report” is a small feature that is available on almost all phones. However just like call forwarding it is missing from the iPhone. Don’t bother yourself by calling Mobily and asking them about it, they said that it is “NOT SUPPORTED“. Just add the following code right before the rest of your message: *N# So your message would ...

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How to: Create iTunes store accounts & buy Gift Cards

To download iPhone/iPod touch applications you need an iTunes account. That account will be needed to access iTunes U and review podcasts. We talked about the steps before but now it is easier to create one. Saudi Arabia and US iTunes Store accounts I recommend creating two iTunes accounts: a Saudi iTunes account and a US iTunes account because there ...

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Mobily prepaid/postpaid iPhone 3G data & MMS settings

We are always happy to help iPhone owners, unlike Mobily who doesn’t seem to know how to handle the iPhone 3G. Here are the iPhone 3G data & MMS settings for a prepaid Mobily number: Access Point Name (APN): web2 MMS settings: APN: mms2 Username: blank Password: blank MMSC : http://10.3.3.133:9090/was MMS Proxy: 010.003.002.133:8080 As for postpaid Mobily numbers, the ...

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How to: Call forwarding on the iPhone

One of the limitation of the iPhone software is the lack of real call forwarding controls. The iPhone only has one call forwarding option: “forward all calls” and you cannot set call forwarding if busy or if not answered. Call forwarding commands are standard so you can perform these codes easily. Just dial the following numbers to enable call forwarding: ...

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iPhone 3G tethering with Mobily/STC Guide

UPDATE: We just added a guide on how to enable tethering on iPhone 3G with Mobily (and even STC). iPhone 3.0 software was finally released yesterday and one of the new features is “Internet Tethering”. Enabling tethering with Mobily is not possible according to this image: I contacted Mobily’s support and the employee told me to install “pdanet”! PDAnet is ...

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Boot from MacBook Pro SD card slot

The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models are now equipped with an SD card slot instead of an ExpressCard slot. Apple released a knowledge base article about the SD card slot and it included the following information: – Supports MultiMediaCards (MMC). – Supports SD, SDHC, MiniSD, MicroSD. – The Mac recognize the SD card as a USB device. – ...

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STC data settings for the iPhone 3G (and iPhone 3GS)

For tethering: How To: iPhone tethering with STC Jawalnet. As we have established before, the iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS sold in Saudi Arabia by Mobily is unlocked no matter what Mobily employees claim. So you can use an STC SIM card if you really want to. As for the 3G data settings on the iPhone 3G, here’s what you need to ...

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How to Create a Free US iTunes Store Account

Follow this new and updated guide instead. The Saudi Arabia iTunes Store is currently limited to iPhone applications. You cannot access features like reviewing podcasts, downloading iTunes U courses and accessing free iTunes Store content. And to create a United States iTunes Store account you will need a US issued credit card. The following guide (translated from this Arabic guide ...

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Upgrading the Mac mini

I have followed this step by step guide by iFixit. It included all the steps to help you open the Mac mini A1283. You will need a “putty knife”, you can get that from SACO hardware store. It is better to not buy the RAM from Apple. Instead I highly recommend Other World Computing. I bought 4GB DDR3 upgrade for ...

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