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WWDC 2009 Keynote photos

Massive update to the MacBook Pro line. Snow Leopard preview. iPhone OS 3.0 preview. Some iPhone developers showing off their applications. The new iPhone 3GS. Here are some pictures from GDGT coverage.

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WWDC 2009 Keynote Coverage

Tomorrow, Monday 8th of June, Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference will begin with Phil Schiller’s keynote. The keynote will start 8:00pm Saudi Arabia time (5:00pm GMT). You can find live coverage of the keynote from any of the following sites: The Mac Observer will have a twitter account as well as a dynamic web page. MacRumors‘s MacRumorsLive. Engadget live coverage. ...

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New white MacBook faster than unibody MacBook

Apple’s latest “MacBook white” released last week was benchmarked by James Galbraith at Macworld magazine. James discovered that the $999 MacBook white (model number MC240LL/A with Intel P7450) gave better results than the $1,299 aluminum unibody MacBook (model number MB466LL/A with Intel P7350) The 2 CPUs are almost identical except for the speed (2.0GHz vs 2.13GHz) which made the white ...

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HR’s iStyle Saudi Arabia experience

We got the following from “HR” in the comments of this earlier post. HR writes about his experience buying a unibody MacBook Pro (15.4″, 2.66GHz, 4GB DDR3 for 10,600SR). He was very disappointed, “when I just opened the box and seal the computer looked like it’s been used” he said. He added that the MacBook Pro had some discoloration on ...

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Google Chrome Developer Preview

It’s finally here! Google has released their first public developer preview for their Chrome web browser. According to the about menu, it is version 3.0.182.5. You can download and test the developer preview of Google Chrome from their website. Please remember that it is a developer preview. So don’t rely on it for regular browsing just yet.

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iLife ’09 applications updated, AirPort Utility, Raw

Many updates has been released today, lets start with iLife ’09: iLife Support 9.0.3 addresses some memory leaks, custom folder issues with Media Browser and maintaining the correct image date when importing from iPhoto to Aperture. iDVD 7.0.4 fixes some issues. iMovie 8.0.3 adds support for 720p AVCHD Lite cameras. iPhoto 8.0.3 fixes publishing and GPS support. AirPort Utility Software ...

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Apple Beijing Store Design

Apple’s second Beijing store design looks amazing. Combined traditional chinese and modern design. Conceptualized by Ben Wood. Watch the rest of the concept images for the store design.

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Weekend offer from itechia: MacBook for 3,700SR

We got word from itechia that for this weekend (June 3rd to June 5th) they will have a special offer on the Apple MacBook. The MacBook white will be sold for 3,700SR (less than $1,000). This MacBook (model number MB881LL/A) includes a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (P7350) with 1066MHz frontside bus, 2GB 667MHz PC2-5300, nVidia GeForce 9400M, 120GB hard ...

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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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iTunes 8.2, QuickTime and GarageBand updated

Apple updated three of it’s applications today. The iTunes 8.2 update adds support for iPhone or iPod touch with 3.0 software. It also “includes many accessibility improvements and bug fixes”. iTunes 8.2 file site is 80MB. Apple also updated QuickTime to 7.6.2 to increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance security. The update plugs gaping QuickTime security holes according to ZDnet. ...

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