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iPod nano with a multi-touch screen

The second iPod that Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed was the iPod nano. Apple changed the form factor to be a square iPod and using the screen as an interface for the device. Apple did take away features such as video playback and recording, but to get to that size they probably had to. Features: • smaller and lighter • ...

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New tiny iPod Shuffle from Apple

Apple announced their latest generation of their screen-less iPod Shuffle. The buttons are back and it kept the VoiceOver menus. iPod Shuffle cost $49 with 2GB of storage and available in 5 colors. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. Please follow SaudiMac on Twitter and add SaudiMac on Facebook.

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iPad to get Arabic support with iOS 4.2 in November

Apple has confirmed on their website that the next update for the iPad, iOS 4.2, will include support for the Arabic language as it will add the Arabic keyboard and dictionary for auto-correction. iOS 4.2 for the iPad will be released in November 2010. The update includes many features such as multitasking, folders, printing, AirPlay, unified inbox and more. You ...

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iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch

During the September 1 Music Event Steve Jobs announced the next iOS update, iOS 4.1. iOS 4.1 features include: • Fixes the following problems with iOS 4: slow iPhone 3G, Proximity sensors and Bluetooth. • Takes HDR photos • Game Center, a social gaming service • iTunes TV rentals and iTunes Ping • HD video uploads to Youtube and MobileMe ...

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Twitter releases official iPad app

Twitter releases official iPad app Twitter micro blogging service has released their official client for the Apple iPad. The user interface relies on panes to display messages and it’s content (links, hashtags). My initial thoughts: No API Keys for Bitly url shortening service. No emoji display support even though you can view profile names with emoji. It opens links without ...

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Apple Will Live Stream September 1st Music Event

Apple has announced that it will provide a live stream their September 1st music event to be held later today. The stream will be provided using a new technology by Apple called “HTTP Live Streaming”. Unfortunately it can only be viewed on Macs running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, or iPhones &iPods running iOS 3.0 or later, or an ...

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Microsoft dawdles over supporting Arab Mac users

Microsoft has announced on their website that they will not support Arabic in Office for Mac 2011 because “there will not be full right-to-left support for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. We understand that some of our customers need support for RTL languages, and we’ll continue to prioritize our language support based on market opportunity and technical complexity. At ...

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Live coverage of Apple’s music event on September 1st

Update: Apple Will Live Stream September 1st Music Event on their homepage. But it can only be viewed on Macs running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, or iPhones and iPods running iOS 3.0 or later, or an iPad. Apple’s Music Event will be held this Wednesday September 1st 10AM PDT, that’s 8 PM local Saudi Arabia time. Here is ...

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Samba launches mobile banking solutions for the iPhone

The Samba Financial Group, a bank in Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of their mobile banking solutions for the Apple iPhone and Blackberry devices. This came a month after they released their iPhone app. Here is the press release from Samba Bank as published on many newspapers and websites. I find it odd that they called the “iPhone 4” ...

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Exclusive: Quadical announces Sibawayh for Arabic ebooks

Quadical held a special event a few days ago where they invited a group of authors, intellectuals and businessmen to introduce the company’s activities and sections. It was held at Teatro Lounge in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Quadical introduced “Sibawayh” electronic publishing house. Sibawayh will provide simple solutions for Arabic authors to publish their books in this digital age. Sibawayh will ...

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