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Google Translate adds iPhone support but lacks Arabic support

Google’s Translate service now added support for the iPhone, when visiting the site from an iPhone or iPod Touch you will have access to a version of the site optimized for the iPhone/iPod Touch interface. The Arabic however is not as it is supposed to be. Since the iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0.1 lacks Arabic support the Arabic letters will appear unconnected ...

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Ynzal losing Apple Reseller Status in the Philippines

Apple Computer Inc. will remove from its roll of authorized resellers Quezon City-based Ynzal Marketing Corp.—one of the largest Mac distributors in the Philippines—starting July 29. What caught my eyes for us Apple users in Saudi Arabia is this segment of the article: Nonetheless, Apple said Ynzal committed warranty “irregularities” and unceremoniously stripped the company of its accreditation. It would ...

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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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Info about the next Mac OS X, Snow Leopard

Apple’s next OS X will be called “Snow Leopard”, here are some links with information about the new cat: Apple’s official Snow Leopard site Myths of Snow Leopard 1: PowerPC Support Myths of Snow Leopard 2: 32-bit Support Snow Leopard confirmed to be Intel only No news about Arabic Localization, Leopard added Russian, Polish and Portuguese Localization. Let’s hope for ...

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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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3G iPhone activation in-store, no online ordering

So much for that plan. iPhone Atlas confirmed that the new 3G iPhone that will be released July 11th 2008 will require an in-store activation instead of the regular iTunes based activation. The goal is to slow the market for unlocked iPhones. But that will mainly effect countries without an iPhone deal, like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, ...

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