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The New MacBook

Apple released a new model of the MacBook that includes some features from the MacBook Pro such as “the full metal body, backlit keyboards, glass trackpads and LED screen backlight”. The MacBooks are available for $1299 and $1599. The older design (white MacBook) is now available for $999. The new MacBooks include the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB ...

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MacBook Air gets an update

Apple announced an update to the MacBook Air. It features Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated GPU and a Mini Display Port. The form factor is the same as the previous MacBook Air. The MacBook Air have a 13.3″ LED-backlit display and 2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 Memory. The entry level MacBook Air cost $1799 and includes a 1.6 GHz Intel Core ...

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The Touch Phone War

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, president and CEO of Nokia praised Apple and Steve Jobs for launching the iPhone and accelerating the interest in using the Internet on cellphones. “The guys from Cupertino, he said, have helped to accelerate interest in using the internet on mobile phones, and that he needs to take his hat off to them.” The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will ...

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Lacking major Saudi cities, iPray for the iPhone and iPod Touch is released

GuidedWays released version 2.0 of their Islamic Prayer calendering software iPray. iPray 1 was available for the version 1.0.x of jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch devices. One thing to note about that program is that only a handful of Saudi Arabia cities were included in the program, ignoring major cities such as the capital ( Riyadh ) and Jeddah and ...

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Egypt and Jordan left out of the iTunes App Store

Egypt and Jordan, two of the 3 Arabic speaking countries to get an official iPhone release did not get their own iTunes App Store like Qatar. This is a bit odd considering the fact that many other countries without the iPhone deal, like Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait were given an iTunes App Store page. Thanks, Ahmad for the information ...

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iPod Touch 2.0 upgrade is now available for sale in Saudi Arabia

Apple released the iPod Touch 2.0 upgrade which is available for $9.99. The update includes support for iPhone/iPod Touch Applications which can be obtained from the new App Store available on the device or from iTunes 7.7. Then you will be able to buy the upgrade even from Saudi Arabia by changing the county in the iTunes Store (at the ...

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iTunes 7.7 adds Saudi Arabia iTunes Store

Apple released the latest version of iTunes, which can be downloaded from Apple’s site or from the Software Updater. iTunes 7.7 includes support for the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch App Store. The update also added many other countries in the iTunes Store list including Saudi Arabia! Choosing Saudi Arabia will show you the App Store for the iPod Touch/iPhone. That will ...

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Dear Steve, Qatar is not in Europe, it’s in Asia

Sorry for not noticing it earlier, thanks to Thamer for emailing me about it. Although he was making fun of Apple for that. In the WWDC 2008 Keynote, the person who made that slide of the keynote somehow counted Qatar (an Asian country, obviously) . Someone would argue that Apple counts the Middle Eastern countries as part of their Europe ...

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Good Conclusion to 2 Years of Frustration with Apple in Saudi Arabia

This is an update to this story of an Apple user in Saudi Arabia who was frustrated with Apple’s distributors in Saudi Arabia for 2 years. 1. We at SaudiMac tried to contact Arab Computers (Apple’s authorized distributor in Saudi Arabia) as well as GlobalStore (An Apple Premium Reseller in Riyadh) and it’s been a month now and neither of ...

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An Apple store in Mecca

Mohammad Milyani blogged about a new Apple store in the holy city of Mecca, called i.zone. Blog post – in Arabic.

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