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Shopping!

Shopping!

29 Feb, '0817 Comments

Shopping!, originally uploaded by malyousif. I decided to get another computer, because (get this!) I wanted to give my daughter my older MacBook. So what to do other than going to the Apple store in The Fashion Mall next to our hotel and getting: 1. Apple MacBook 2.4GHz, 2GB, 250GB, 13″ 2. 1TB Time Capsule […]

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Internet down. Again.

Internet down. Again.

31 Jan, '0824 Comments

“We are working as fast as we can.” Said the Egyptian official off the coast of whose country the severed cable lies. A single cable which has disrupted Internet services across the majority of Middle East and India, bringing some businesses down to their knees. It’s not going to be fixed any time soon, either. […]

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Googlisation

Googlisation

29 Jan, '086 Comments

Is this a word yet? If not, it should be! Judging by the number of hits on Google (of course) it is fast becoming one that dictionary editors must consider adding with its variations very soon. What brought this thought about was a heart-warming story in Al-Wasat’s letters page [translate] where a young man was […]

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Blogger does Arabic!

Blogger does Arabic!

19 Jan, '088 Comments

Blogger introduced three right-to-left languages – Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew – and not only flipped the whole interface for those languages around, but allowed the text editor to be fully bidirectionally aware, ie, you can mix English and Arabic in the same post and the editor will know which is which. This is a major […]

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Damn Apple!

Damn Apple!

16 Jan, '0844 Comments

Needless to say, THIS is what I want for my birthday! 😉 A brand spanking new MacBook Air! The buggers never let up do they, they almost never disappoint either. The features in this one is that it is almost completely wireless, no cd/dvd, and limited physical connectivity. The “gesture-based” trackpad is really sexy and […]

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