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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and Arabic: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel

Update on April 28th: I got the chance to try Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 beta 2. I discovered the following: Arabic letters do not render properly in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 (first picture). However it works find in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel (next 3 screen-shots). Update: According to Apple-wd Word does support Arabic. Remember that this is ...

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Police Investiages Lost iPhone 4G Prototype

Police in Silicon Valley are investigating the iPhone 4G prototype that was lost by an Apple engineer in a bar which was then purchased by Gizmodo for $5,000. That transaction might have violated criminal laws. From CNET: “Under a California law dating back to 1872, any person who finds lost property and knows who the owner is likely to be ...

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The problem with Arabic content: no source verification

You might want to check your email’s source It was interesting, especially on the Arabic edition. I would like to thank everyone who made a positive comment in that post. My only mistake is not notifying the editors of Apple World about it. Hopefully we don’t need to resort to that. The post author has replied, he said that he ...

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99 year old with her first computer, an iPad

Virginia Campbell is 99 years old, her daughter gave her an Apple iPad as a gift. She is now using it to read and write. Thanks @binmugahid. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac.net.

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LiveSketch HD for iPad

Yoshitoshi Abe, a Japanese artist, shown in the following video drawing a sketch on an iPad using and App called LiveSketch HD. LiveSketch HD price is currently $0.99 for a limited time. You can buy it at the iTunes App Store. An iPhone/iPod touch version is also available: LiveSketch ($0.99). Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac.net.

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Apple reports $3.07 billion profit for Q2 2010

Apple has reported their second quarter results (Q2 2010). With $3.07 billion in profit and $13.5 billion in revenue. Apple said they sold 2.94 million Macs, %33 increase from last year’s second quarter. 8.75 million iPhones, a growth of %131 from last year’s quarter. iPods: 10.89 million iPods, a %1 decrease from last year’s quarter. iPod touch: yearly growth of ...

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Apple releases iPhone OS 4 beta 2 and SDK

Apple has released the second beta of their iPhone OS 4 and Xcode SDK. The first version of the beta was released when Apple announced the next release of the iPhone OS. iPhone OS 4 beta 2 is available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, 3rd and 2nd generation iPod touch. You need to be a registered iPhone developer. Arabic ...

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Free iPhone travel guide Apps

By now everyone has heard about the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Lonely Planet, a well known travel guide resource, is offering 13 European City Guide Apps for free ($15 value). The offer ends Thursday April 22nd. The City Guides are for the following European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, Stockholm and Vienna. Arabic version of ...

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Organize your MagSafe Power Adapter with PowerCurl

The PowerCurl helps you organize your MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air’s MagSafe Power Adapter cables. Waleed Jameel at Shufflegazine reviewed the PowerCurl: I have been using the Power Curl for six months now and have had a great positive experience. So much so in fact that when my colleague got her first MacBook recently, this was my gift to ...

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iWork on iPad Tips

1. There are no save buttons / icons for iwork on iPad. They are automatically saved every 30 seconds. 2. If you are starting a new iWork document (pages / numbers or keynote), and click on the autonamed document below (blank documents always have a name “Blank 1″ or ‘Blank 2” etc.). You will be presented with the edit option ...

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