Apple iAd Coming to Japan and Europe

Apple has announced they will expand the iAd network into Europe by December and Japan by the beginning of next year. iAd is Apple’s advertisement service that displays mobile ads on devices running iOS 4 or later. Developers who use these ads in their apps get %60 of the ads’ revenue. Here is the iAd in Japan press release: Apple ...

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Apple and Oracle announced Java for Mac Deal

Apple and Oracle announced a deal regarding the maintenance of Java on the Mac by introducing OpenJDK for the Mac. This addresses recent concern that Apple will not support Java in the next Mac OS. Here is the press release on Apple’s website: Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X REDWOOD SHORES and CUPERTINO, California—November 12, 2010—Oracle ...

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Ronald D. Sugar Joins Apple’s Board of Directors

Apple has added a new member to it’s Board of Directors: Dr. Ronald D. Sugar. He will serve as the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Here is the press release on Apple’s website: Ronald D. Sugar Joins Apple’s Board of Directors CUPERTINO, California—November 17, 2010—Apple® today announced that Dr. Ronald D. Sugar, former Chairman of the Board and ...

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Apple Improves iPhone 4 Shipping to 1-3 Days

Unlocked iPhone 4 units sold by the Apple Online UK Store are now shipped within 1-3 days, a third reduction from 1 week. This is a good time to buy an iPhone 4 and ship it to Saudi Arabia using Aramex as these iPhone 4 models have FaceTime enabled (unlike Mobily). The model numbers of these units are: MC605B and ...

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The Beatles on the iTunes Music Store

Turns out that today’s special iTunes announcement was just the availability of The Beatles’ music library for sale on the iTunes Music Store. The Middle Eastern community was not impressed with that announcement. Could this be a term of the settlement between Apple Corp and Apple Inc? A dispute that took years to resolve? I was hoping for a better ...

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Eid Mubarak

We at SaudiMac would like to wish everyone a Happy Eid al-Adha. Eid Mubarak! Image kindly provided by Hazim AlRadadi. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. Please follow SaudiMac on Twitter and add SaudiMac on Facebook. Remember to visit We Want Apple Saudi Arabia petition and spread the word.

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Apple teases iTunes announcement on Eid day

Apple has updated their homepage to tease an iTunes announcement tomorrow (Eid day). It will be at 6:00 pm local Saudi time. Apple’s message was: Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes. Make sure to visit www.apple.com tomorrow after 6:00 pm Saudi time. Arabic version of this post ...

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Boxcar 4, Push Notifications for your Services

Boxcar, the push notifications app, was updated to add more services and some fixes. Boxcar sends you push notifications from various services such as email, facebook, twitter and RSS feeds. Boxcar 4.0 features include: Awesome new icons! Retina display support Centralized inbox More services: Google Buzz, Google Voice, Github, App Recommendations, and more! More alert settings Reply and Retweet right ...

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iTunes 10.1 Released

Apple released iTunes 10.1 yesterday in preparation for iOS 4.2 to be launched during this month. The update includes: Use AirPlay to instantly and wirelessly stream videos from iTunes to the all-new Apple TV. Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 to be released this month. Provides a number of important stability and performance improvements. iTunes ...

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Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.4

Apple has released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.4 to include compatibility with more digital cameras’ RAW files. This update extends RAW image format compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’09 for the following cameras: Canon EOS 60D Canon PowerShot S95 Hasselblad H4D-40 Nikon D3100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Sony DSLR-A290 Sony DSLR-A560 Sony DSLR-A580 Sony SLT-A33 Sony SLT-A55 To download ...

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