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Apple delivered 500,000 iPads, delays International release

Apple has announced that they have delivered over 500,000 iPad units. Because of the high demand in the United States Apple has made a decision to postpone the International launch by one month until the end of May. The iPad was supposed to launch in some countries by the end of April. You can read Apple’s press release here. Arabic ...

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New MacBook Pro with Core i5/i7

Today Apple has updated the MacBook Pro high end notebook line. New improvements include better battery life, Core i5/i7 and new video cards. Benchmarks and Reviews Macworld reviewed the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Here are the benchmark results: Macworld also reviewed 15-inch MacBook Pro. The benchmarks are posted as well: Where’s the MacBook Pro 13-inch with Core i5? A Mac user ...

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Opera Mini released, no Arabic, blocked in Saudi Arabia

Opera has announced that their Opera mini browser for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available in the App Store. From the press release: Opera Mini, with more than 50 million users worldwide, enables fast mobile Web browsing by compressing data by up to 90 percent before sending content to the device, resulting in significantly improved page loading. Users ...

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Link: Sorry, Adobe, you screwed yourself

An interesting read about the relationship between Adobe and Apple between 1996 and 2010. Adobe made a wrong bet in 1996 and is suffering the consequences in 2010 and has no one to blame except themselves. It’s Adobe’s turn to show that it matters to Apple and the tech industry. I don’t remember Apple or Steve Jobs whining in 1996-2006 ...

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More stores selling the iPad in Saudi Arabia (update)

It’s only been less than 2 weeks since the release of the Apple iPad in the United States and Apple stores in Saudi Arabia are already selling the iPad. As far as we know Itechia started selling them last Thursday. 4,999SR ($1,333) for 64GB iPad WiFi. Itechia updated their prices: 2,949SR ($786), 3,449SR ($919), 3,949SR ($1,053) for 16, 32, 64GB ...

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Update on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch numbers

At the Apple OS 4 preview event, Steve Jobs has updated the original iPad day 1 numbers as of Thursday April 8th. From 300,000 iPads sold to 450,000. From 250,000 iBooks downloads to 600,000. From 1 million iPad Apps downloads to 3.5 million downloads. As for the App Store: Steve Jobs said than they had over 4 billion App Store ...

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Jeddah Food iPhone App released (Update: Free version released)

Update: The Lite free version has been released, enjoy. Jeddah Food has released their iPhone App in the iTunes App Store yesterday. The app is a database of restaurants and cafes sorted by category, location, budget etc. You can also submit restaurant reviews directly from the app. More features on the app’s webpage. JeddahFood.com is a well known reference for ...

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iPhone OS 4 announcement and video

In yesterday’s iPhone OS 4 event, Apple previewed the next version of their iPhone OS. iPhone OS 4 features include multi-tasking, unified email inbox, social gaming network and more. Apple also introduced the iAd advertising platform. Apple released a video of the iPhone OS 4 preview event presented by Steve Jobs. You can watch the video here or download it ...

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Apple iPad: Bigger Than Life

Well finally the wait is over, Apple delivered the iPad on the 3rd of April as promised, and I got mine delivered on the 8th, given the fact that my iPad flew all the way from China to the US, visited France, the UAE, till it reached my hands in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Now I am sure by now that ...

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iPad in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE (Updated)

SaudiMac does not recommend buying from non-trusted sellers. Careful from Scams. Here’s a quick update on the Apple iPad availability in the region. Saudi Arabia Itechia offered reservations and now they have announced that the iPad is now available: The poster said: “Don’t worry, we brought it”. Make sure to contact itechia via their website. Update: If you reserved an ...

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