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FaceTime is not available on Middle Eastern carriers

Yesterday Apple updated their Locating iPhone wireless carriers support page to include a small note regarding FaceTime for Middle Eastern countries. Note number 4 says that FaceTime is not available on this carrier. The countries listed without FaceTime are: Saudi Arabia (mobily) – affected model numbers are MC603AE and MC605AE United Arab Emirates (Du and Etisalat) – affected model numbers ...

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FaceTime gone from Apple’s Middle East iPhone 4 pages

Apple did something weird to their iPhone 4 pages on Middle Eastern websites and removed any mention of the iPhone 4 FaceTime feature. Here is the Apple iPhone 4 Saudi Arabia page a few days ago: Here it is now: FaceTime feature and anything about were removed from the following countries’ pages: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan and ...

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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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Microsoft Middle East’s press release regarding Office for Mac 2011

The following is a press release by Microsoft Middle East regarding the release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. Beginning of press release: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, the next version of the leading productivity suite for the Mac, will be available in more than 100 countries around the world at the end of October. The suite will come in ...

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MBC thinks that the iPad is a smartphone

In a news segment aired yesterday on MBC they showed the upcoming Apple iPad. MBC called it a “Smartphone that combines the functions of computer and television”. What do you think of their knowledge in technology? Thanks to Dr. Saleh AlShebil for sharing this picture and giving me permission to publish it here. If someone have a video recording of ...

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Nokia Now Comes With Music

Had the pleasure to be invited by Nokia to attend the Comes With Music event in Beirut, Lebanon. Where Nokia introduced their new fresh take on how to consume music. To make it simple, if you buy a Nokia device (like the upcoming Nokia X6) that has the “Comes With Music” logo on it, you will get unlimited number of ...

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The Truth about Apple in the Middle East

Disclaimer: This article has been originally Posted on MyMac back in 2/2/2007 (Some information might be out of date). This article may piss-off a lot of people, and it may generate a lot of hate mail. Send it to my email (look at the about page). But before things get messy, let me give you a quick background about myself. ...

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Complete Shufflegazine’s survey and win an iPod Shuffle

Shufflegazine is “a bi-lingual magazine covering all aspects of an Apple lifestyle in the Middle East, including Mac, iPod, iPhone, and related technologies, accessories, software, and more. We do this by informing, educating, interacting, and entertaining Apple fans and users around the region, in print as well as online.” Help Shufflegazine to it better by making them understanding you. Complete ...

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UAE’s du to offer the iPhone soon, said CEO

Du‘s CEO Osman Sultan told Albayan newspaper today that Du will release the iPhone “soon”. UAE’s Etisalat is currently the exclusive iPhone seller in the Arab Emirates and Apple’s UAE iPhone page is only showing Etisalat at the moment. If Du gets the iPhone then that will open the Saudi Arabia market for either STC or Zain to release the ...

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AppleCare is not covered in Saudi Arabia, UAE according to Apple terms

I have been curious about Apple’s AppleCare. It is Apple’s support solution that extends the complimentary coverage on your Mac to three years from the computer’s purchase date. But looking at AppleCare Protection Plan Terms and Conditions, under Europe, Middle East and Africa. I found this PDF file with the following: This Plan is offered and valid only in Austria, ...

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