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August 2008 issue #22

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May I Have a Word Please Shuffle the Deck: Letters to the Editor EmiratesMac and Apple on Campus Mac Track What’s in Your Bag? Mac Models 101 iPod Models 101 iPhone Hints And Tips iWeb: A Quick Overview iWeb: Tips And Tricks Five Products of the Month RapidWeaver: A Quick Overview 10 Great FireFox Extensions Recipe: Apple Ice Tea Adobe Tutorial: Set Up a Site In DreamWeaver EmiratesMac Apple User Group

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Peel The Apple iTunes in UAE iPod Touch 2.0 - Is It Worth It? Secure Your Mac With VirusBarrier And NetBarrier Weaving The Web Mac of The Month: Mac Pro Win iPod Publish a Web Page With Word 2008 Confessions of a Mac Beginner

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May I Have a Word Please

So again we’re left being very excited about a new Apple product but disappointed that we can’t buy and use it as intended with full support in our own markets.

The Apple world has gone crazy again. Of course I’m talking about the introduction of the iPhone 3G. It’s arrived in the selected markets where it’s sold, which as you know does not include most of the Middle East. That’s a shame but I’m not sure who to blame for that. Is it Apple, local telecomm companies, or governments in the region? Whichever is true doesn’t really matter to us who would like to get the new generation iPhone to our markets. The simple fact remains that many of us are left bewildered, confused, and frustrated over the absence of this particular Apple product. Sure, we can eventually buy it, unlock it, and use it here but it’ll be like with the first generation, with the problems with no support, no warranty, etc. So again we’re left being very excited about a new Ap-

ple product but disappointed that we can’t buy and use it as intended with full support in our own markets. Rumors have it, some has been reported in the press, that Etisalat, Apple, and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the UAE have had meetings about the iPhone, but no agreement has been reached. Personally I don’t see what the problem is, but as stated earlier for us consumers it doesn’t really matter. Now all we can hope for is that at some point in the future. Last year I was told by a telecommunications industry insider that iPhone would be launched here in January 2008. He knew this from reliable sources, he said, but obviously that didn’t pan out. Perhaps I should ask the same guy what he would predict this time: 2009, 2010, later?

‫ طبعا ً اقصد نزول‬.‫اصيب عالم أبل بهستيريا جديدة‬ ‫ والتي‬،‫ الذي بيع في اسواق معينة‬3G ‫هاتف آيفون‬ ،‫تعلمون دون شك التشمل معظم الشرق االوسط‬ ‫والذي اظنه امرا ً مؤسفا ً ولكن الميكنني القاء اللوم‬ ‫ فهل الوم ابل او شركات االتصاالت‬.‫على احد بعينه‬ ‫ او حكومات املنطقة؟ فمهما يكن املالم هنا‬،‫احمللية‬ ‫ الذي يهمنا في النهاية ان نرى اجليل اجلديد‬،‫اليهمنا‬ ‫ احلقيقة تبقى بأن معظمنا‬.‫من آيفون في اسواقنا‬ ‫ ومغتاظ من عدم توفر هذا اجلهاز‬،‫ ومشدوه‬،‫محتار‬ .‫حتديدا ً من أبل في اسواقنا‬

‫مستاءين من عدم استطاعتنا شراءه واستعماله‬ .‫كما ينبغي له وبكامل االسناد في اسواقنا‬ ‫هناك اشاعات وحسبما تناقله البعض بأن شركة‬ ‫ وهيئة تنظيم االتصاالت‬،‫ وأبل‬،‫اتصاالت االماراتية‬ ‫في االمارات قد اجتمعوا سويا ً للتباحث بخصوص‬ .‫ ولكن لم يصلوا لتفاهم بينهم‬،‫اآليفون‬

‫ نحن نستطيع ان نشتريه من دول‬،‫طبعا ً ودون شك‬ ‫اخرى ونفتح قفله ونستخدمه هنا ولكن سيبقى‬ ‫االمر كما في اجليل االول حيث ازعجتنا املشاكل‬ ‫املرافقة لعملية فتح القفل ولم يكن مِن داعم‬ ‫للهاتف يساعد املستخدمني ويضمن تشغيله‬ ‫ لذا ومرّة اخرى نتحمس‬.‫وغيره من االمور املعتادة‬ ‫ملنتج جديد من أبل مرغوبٍ جدا ً ولكن نبقى‬

Shuffle is published by EmiratesMac Apple User Group (EMUG). It is an independent, non-profit, newsletter containing news, commentary, tips and tricks, reviews, tutorials, and more, covering the world of Mac, iPod, iPhone, AppleTV, and anything else Apple, with a focus on the Middle East. Editor in Chief is Omran Al-Owais (omran@emiratesmac. com), Contributing Editor is Magnus Nystedt ( There is a discussion forum dedicated to Shuffle at EMUG’s web site ( forums/newsletter). You can contact EMUG at mail-

‫ ولكن كما اسلفت‬،‫شخصيا ً الأرى أين هي املشكلة‬ ‫هنا بأننا اليهمنا كمستهلكني من هو امللوم على‬ ‫ فكل ما نأمل به هو ان يحصل‬.‫عدم التوصل التفاق‬ ‫ فخالل العام املاضي اوصل‬.‫اتفاق في املستقبل‬ ‫لي احد العاملني في مجال االتصاالت بأننا قد نرى‬ ‫ وكان قد‬٢٠٠٨ ‫االيفون يطرح رسميا ً هنا في يناير‬ ‫َعلِم هذا من مصدر معتمد كما اخبرني ولكن من‬ ‫ رمبا علي‬.‫الواضح بأن هذا لم يتبلور لشيء واقعي‬ ‫ هل نرى آيفون‬،‫ان اسأل نفس الشخص عن توقعاته‬ ‫ او حتى فيما‬٢٠١٠ ‫ او‬٢٠٠٩ ‫رسميا ً هنا في عام‬ ‫بعد؟‬

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Mac Track

Summary of Apple and Mac related news that made headlines. by James Badcock



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MacBook Air high end model now US$500 cheaper, primarily due to 64GB solid state drive component. Apple files suit to federal district court in US against mac-clone maker, Psystar, for copyright infringements.


iPhone software v2.0 launches. iPhone 3G now on sale, New Zealand first in world to receive phones.



iPod touch software v2.0 launches. MobileMe software update for OSX available in some countries. Changes all instances in the OS from .Mac to the new MobileMe.


Apple announces 1 million iPhone 3G sold, 10 million apps downloaded from store.

One week before iPhone 3G launch, line appears at New York 5th Avenue store. iTunes 7.7 available, includes application downloads for iPhone and iPod touch. App Store goes live, with over 500 apps, around 25% are free. MobileMe service launches, but is unreliable with connection and service. Apple TV software update 2.1 available, supports MobileMe and Remote abilities from App Store.

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Apple apologises to MobileMe subscribers for problematic launch and misuse of the term “push” in relation to emails going to the MobileMe cloud, offers 30 free days to users accounts. Preliminary reports from Gartner, show Apple’s market share at 8.5%, placing them in 3rd place in the US behind Dell and HP.

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Apple unveils new store in Beijing, China, ahead of the Olympic games. The store features a stainless steel overpass connecting the store to the rest of the shopping centre.


Apple announces third quarter 2008 financial results on US $1.07 billion profit. Apple shipped 2,496,000 Macs and 11,011,000 iPods. Hints made of upcoming “new products to launch in the coming months.” App store now has over 900 applications, 25 million downloads.


iPhone software 2.1 seeded, includes new GPS features allowing possible turn-by-turn directions and mentions of copy/paste are discovered.


Steve Jobs personally asks MobileMe team to update its customers everyday on issues with service. 1% of customers affected by outages and mail issues, some emails lost.


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‫خفض سعر الطراز االعلى من ماك بوك‬ ‫اير بنسبة ‪ ٥٠٠‬دوالر‪ ،‬يرجع الفضل في‬ ‫االساس لوحدة اخلزن الداخلي ‪ SSD‬في‬

‫رفعت ابل شكوى قضائية خالل محكمة فدرالية‬ ‫في امريكا على صانع شبيه املاك ‪Psystar‬‬ ‫لتضارب منتجه مع حقوق ملكية ابل‪.‬‬


‫بدأ اجلمهور بتشكيل صف (طابور) امام‬ ‫متجر ابل في اجلادة اخلامسة بنيويورك‬ ‫بأسبوع قبل طرح هاتف ايفون ‪.3G‬‬


‫صدور آيتيونز ‪ ٧.٧‬والذي يحوي على‬ ‫خاصية حتميل برامج لأليفون وايبود‬ ‫تتش‪.‬‬

‫خرج متجر ابل اونالين للعلن بـ‪ ٥٠٠‬برنامج‪ ،‬رُبعها‬ ‫مجانية‪.‬‬ ‫بدء خدمة موبايل مي اجلديدة من ابل ولكن شابها‬ ‫قصور باخلدمة حيث انقطعت لبعض الوقت‪.‬‬ ‫حصل نظام تشغيل ابل تي في علي ترقية ليصبح‬ ‫‪ .٢.١‬ويدعم النظام االن خدمة موبايل مي وخدمات‬ ‫اخرى تخص متجر ابل‪.‬‬ ‫نزول اصدار ‪ ٢.٠‬آليفون‬







‫هاتف آيفون ‪ 3G‬قيد البيع‪ ،‬ونيوزلندا اول‬ ‫بلد يحصل عليه‬ ‫نزول اصدار ‪ ٢.٠‬آليبود تتش‬

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‫خدمة موبايل مي متوفرة لنظام ماك او‬ ‫اس اكس في بلدان محددة‪ .‬تغير شكل‬ ‫ومضمون ‪ .Mac‬في النظام الى شكل‬ ‫موبايل مي‪.‬‬ ‫أعلنت ابل بيع مليون هاتف ايفون ‪،3G‬‬ ‫وعشرة ماليني برنامج مت حتميلها من‬ ‫املتجر‪.‬‬

‫اعتذرت ابل لزبائنها مستخدمي موبايل‬ ‫مي لرداءة اخلدمة في بعض االحيان‬ ‫بسبب مشاكل تقنية وسوء استخدام‬ ‫كلمة ‪ push‬فيما يخص ارسال امييالت‪.‬‬ ‫عرضت ابل متديد فترة اشتراك املستخدمني شهرا‬ ‫اخرا ً مجانا ً‪.‬‬


‫تُظهر نتائج التقارير األولية من «جارتنر» أن حصة‬ ‫أبل من مجمل سوق احلاسبات في الواليات املتحدة‬ ‫وصل ‪ ٪٨.٥‬وتقع االن في املرتبة الثالثة بعد «ديل»‬ ‫و«هيولت باكرد»‪.‬‬


‫كشفت ابل عن متجرها في بكني ‪ -‬الصني‬ ‫مستبقة بذلك بدء االلعاب االوملبية‪ .‬يبدو‬ ‫املتجر بواجهة معدنية مع معبر علوي‬

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‫يربط املتجر مع بقية اجزاء املركز التجاري‪.‬‬ ‫اعلنت ابل عن ايراداتها للربع الثالث‬ ‫لعام ‪ ٢٠٠٨‬حيث اظهرت النتائج ارباحا ً‬ ‫‪ ١.٠٧‬مليار دوالر امريكي‪ .‬واظهرت كذلك‬ ‫بأن ابل قد شحنت ‪ ٢،٤٩٦،٠٠٠‬جهاز ماكنتوش‬ ‫و‪ ١١،٠١١،٠٠٠‬جهاز ايبود‪ .‬هنالك تلميحات حول‬ ‫نزول منتجات جديدة ألبل هذا الشهر (آب)‬


‫يحوي متجر ابل حاليا ً اكثر من ‪ ٩٠٠‬برنامج‪ ،‬وقد مت‬ ‫حتميل ‪ ٢٥‬مليون مرة من املوقع‪.‬‬ ‫تسريب حتديث لنظام آيفون يحمل اصدار‬ ‫رقم ‪ .٢،١‬أبرز مزايا االصدار هو امكانية‬ ‫االسترشاد بنظام ‪ GPS‬بشكل افضل‪،‬‬ ‫وهناك من يتكلم عن وجود خاصية نسخ ولصق‬ ‫في االصدار‪.‬‬


‫قام ستيف جوبز شخصيا بالطلب من‬ ‫فريق موبايل مي لتنويه الزبائن يوميا ً عن‬ ‫االمور املتعلقة باملوقع وخدماته‪ .‬يُقال‬ ‫بأن هناك ‪ ٪١‬من املتضررين من تذبذب‬ ‫خدمة املوقع وخاصة خدمة البريد االلكتروني وبأن‬ ‫بعض الرسائل االلكترونية قد فُقدت‪.‬‬



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the Deck Letters to the Editor

More Reviews You know I’ve been reading Shuffle for a while now and you’re doing a great thing for the region. There is no other publication like it and I keep pointing people to it all the time. Well done. What I’d like to see is more reviews and more detailed ones and especially covering local products and how they work here. Thanks.

Thanks for the kind words. We are like you very interested in detailed reviews, which can guide users through the jungle of products available today. One problem is we rely on companies sending us review samples, something they’re not that interested in, it seems. We’re also with you the point of more local connections in reviews, and it’s something we’re working on. -Editor

Why Mac? A friend gave me an old copy of Shuffle and I flicked through it. I’ve used Macs but never saw much point. Man they’re expensive and they lock you in to just Apple stuff. Why get a Mac? Tell me because I don’t get it.

It’s hard to explain to someone without them using a Mac at the same time and following Apple news. But those of us who are Mac fans generally believe that Apple is offering a better solution than the alternatives. It’s a better user experience, better security, better productivity, but also more fun. And whether it’s more expensive is a somewhat relative term, which could be discussed at length. We’d suggest you keep on reading Shuffle to find out what it’s all about. -Editor

iPhone 3G When is iPhone 3G coming to Dubai?

It’s not exactly a suitable letter to the editor, but we’ll play along. The simple answer is no one knows when it’ll be here officially or at least no one is saying publicly. -Editor We at Shuffle appreciate feedback from our readers. Send us your thoughts, suggestions, comments, complaints, or whatever else may be on your mind to and it may appear in future issues of Shuffle.

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There are many students who are members of the EmiratesMac Apple User Group, and we’re all about supporting them in various ways. So together with Arab Business Machines (Apple IMC ME) we’re starting a new initiative called Apple On Campus. If you’re a student at a school, college, or university, you could be the Campus Rep for Apple. Send us an email at if you’re interested. Your job as Campus Rep will entail getting information from EMUG and Apple out to students on the campus, recruiting new EMUG members, supporting Apple fans on campus, and assisting EMUG and Apple with organizing events on your campus. All Campus Reps will be listed on the User Group page ( php?page=usergroup). To support this initiative, ABM in cooperation with EmiratesMac is offering campus representatives an attractive stipend based on commission, as well as support in terms of equipment and presentation material for events on campus. If you’re a campus rep for two semesters a certificate will be awarded from ABM.













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What’s in Your My bag is a Porsche design and the main thing it holds is my MacBook. It’s pretty full with stuff most of the time, but I now need another, larger bag or start carrying around less things. By Zein Jallad

Currently in my bag I carry:

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2 MacBook chargers 1 Wireless Mighty Mouse 1 USB Flash memory 1 Sony PlayStation Portable 1 iPod Touch 1 Samsung mobile phone 1 Samsung charger 1 iPod speakers 1 Shuffle newsletter 1 Webcam 1 Carry case for my iPod 1 iPod nano 3 iPod sync cables 20 Sticky notes

Article of the Month

“What’s in your bag” is a regular feature in Shuffle. Each month we feature one Mac user and what’s in their notebook bag. If you’re willing to share what’s in your bag, send us an email at We need your name, what bag and Mac you have, and what’s actually in the bag, along with a few comments about the items.

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Shuffle Readers and EmiratesMac User Group Members have15% off at a purchase of a Knomo bag at a Salam Store or online at http://www., use discont code “shuffle0608”.


Each month, courtesy of Salam Studio & Store, the author of the best article in Shuffle will receive an AED250 gift certificate to be spent at any Salam store. This month’s winner is Zein Jallad.

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Mac Models 101 Selecting what Mac to buy can sometimes be daunting, especially if you’re new to Macs. Therefore we put together this short guide to the different models of Macintosh computers currently on offer from Apple. This guide only offers some brief pointers. To evaluate what you should buy, we advice you spend some time with the Mac in a store.

MacBook Air The MacBook Air is definitely the ultimate Mac in terms of portability. But even though it weighs in at about 1kg, it’s no lightweight in terms of performance. With a processor from 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, and 80GB hard drive it should perform most tasks with east. An external SuperDrive is optional.Price: from AED8199.

MacBook The main attraction of the MacBook is obviously its size. It has a 13.3-inch display which has enough resolution for most things (but is limited for tasks such as design), a Core2Duo processor of up to 2.2GHz, RAM up to 4GB, and a hard drive up to 250GB. The MacBook is a lot of power in a small package. If mobility is your primary concern, this is your choice. Price: from AED4999.

MacBook Pro For the technology you can find inside them, the MacBook Pros are surprisingly compact. But no one can say that the 17-inch model is light and easy to transport. The 15-inch model is slightly smaller, and both sport a gorgeous, large display. It has up to 2.6GHz Core2Duo processors, 4GB or RAM, and 250GB of hard drive. If its power and large screens you want, MacBook Pro is your choice. Price: from AED7999.

Mac mini The introductory model, petite as it is, still packs quite a punch. Don’t take its small size as a sign that it’s slow. It comes with a Core2Duo processor of up to 2.0GHz, which is plenty for most things you’d want to do. It can also take up to 2GB RAM and 160GB hard drive as well as a SuperDrive. Its limitation lies in that it’s very hard to upgrade, and it has integrated Intel graphics, so don’t expect to play the latest 3D games on a mini. Price: from AED2699.

iMac The ultimate home desktop computer, the iMac is the all-in-one that packs a punch. You can get a 20 or 24-inch screen, up to 3.06GHz, up to 4GB of RAM, and 1TB of hard drive. The iMac’s selling point is the integrated package, which also happens to look really awesome. Price: from AED6199.

For the ultimate in power and flexibility, you can’t beat Mac Pro but it’s not cheap. You can get it up to an eightcore configuration, 16GB RAM, four 750GB hard drives, and two optical drives. You also have a selection when it comes to graphics card. Price: from AED11999.

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Mac Pro

iPod Models 101 As with buying a Mac, selecting what iPod to buy is not always easy. In every issue of Shuffle we present the current models of Apple’s iPods, what their main features are, and the starting price. Hopefully this can serve as a simple and quick guide to the iPods so you can make a more informed buying decision.

iPod Touch This is iPhone without the phone. You get wifi for web browsing with Safari, full-featured iPod of course for music and video, and the wonderful iPhone multitouch interface. Comes in 8GB and 16GB versions Price: from AED1399.

iPod Classic

iPod Nano Available in different colors, the Nano is the ultimate fashion accessory. With a wonderfully crisp display it can play video and the small size means you can slip it into your pocket and take it anywhere. Comes in 4GB and 8GB versions in five different colors. Price: from AED649.

This is the iPod we have known and loved for so many years, hence the name Classic. With a large display, plenty of storage space, this is still the king of the iPods even though many new models have been released. Comes in versions of 80GB and 160GB and is available in silver and black. Price: from AED1199.

iPod Shuffle This miniscule iPod is different from the other iPods not just in terms of size and price but in the fact that it has no display. The idea is that you listen to music on the go and it shuffles through the songs. There’s even an handy feature in iTunes that will always put a different combination of songs on it when you sync. Price: AED329.

Apple TV Although it’s not an iPod we present it here as it seems Apple feels the Apple TV is in the same family. With 40GB or 160GB storage capacity, the Apple TV can take all your music, podcasts, and movies. The multimedia can be synchronized from one iTunes library on a Mac or PC, or streamed from up to five other computers. It’s the easiest way to get your multimedia content onto a TV. Price: from AED1399. | | shuffle Middle East 13

iPhone Hints And Tips

Force quit

Sometimes a program stalls and locks up. And nothing you do will make a difference to it. You push the Home button but nothing happens. “What can I do?” you ask. Click and hold the home button until that program works, and you regain control of your iPhone again.

How to restart There comes a time in a phone’s life where it just acts like a tantrum prone teenager and it won’t do what it’s told. Push and hold both the Home and Power buttons until the phone shuts down.

Choose Your Headphones Something very annoying about the iPhone is that it forces you to use the supplied headphones. If you don’t like them, tough!! Anything else won’t go into the socket, because it is recessed. This has changed in iPhone 3G but if you have the original model, well you don’t really have to live with that. Many companies offer solutions that offer headphone adapters that allow you to choose the headphone you want. Look at Belkin, Griffin, and Monster among others. Keep in mind, these usually don’ resolve the mic and remote.

The iPod that lives inside the iPhone Remember that the iPhone is still an iPod. And it has the iPod connector. This means the majority of accessories made for the iPod will also work on an iPhone. Some may ask you to disable the phone feature to improve sound quality, but that only applies to the static that happens when you make or receive a call. As far as chargers and cables are concerned they are the same. But some video accessories won’t work on the iPhone. As for protective cases and skins, each is made for a specific iPod, and iPhone is no exception. By Fangpyre

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iWeb: a Quick Overview Media Browser: Find your photos, movies, and music and just drag it into your iWeb site.


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The left sidebar shows what pages you have in your web site. Click and drag them to rearrange their order.

To create a new page within your site, click on the plus button and pick what type of page you want to create.

If you have a MobileMe account, one click with the mouse on the Publish button prepares the iWeb site for publishing to the web and uploads it to the internet.

Once published, you can click on the Visit button to see what your site looks like online.

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In this row of icons you will find functions for adding text, shapes, and Web Widgets.

w In the main part of the window you see what your web page will look like. As you click on a page in the left sidebar, they display here.

iWeb is perhaps one of the least known applications in Apple’s iLife suite. That shouldn’t stop you from looking at it for web design as it is a rather competent application with lots of functionality. iWeb is a great choice for most users who just want a simple tool for putting together and maintaining a web site.

In the Inspector, click the icons at the top to switch between pages with different controls.

The Inspector window gives you access to lots of settings and functionality. Including setting the site’s name, RSS feed, text format, etc.

Also in the Inspector it shows you how much space you have left on your iDisk. This can help you keep an eye on storage space as you develop your site.

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iWeb: Tips And Tricks

IWeb has a lot of cool and useful functionality built in. Here we present some quick and simple things you can do to make your iWeb site stand out even more.

‫ سأقدم هنا بعض‬.‫لبرنامج آي ويب مزايا عديدة كلها مفيدة تأتي معه‬ ‫االمور البسيطة والسريعة التي تمُ كن املستخدم ان يعمل موقع انترنت‬ .‫مميز بنفسه باستعمال آي ويب‬ ‫إعداد ماغنُس نيستد‬



‫انشر الى موقع اف تي پي‬

Publish to FTP

‫اسهل طريقة لنشر موقعك على االنترنت هو عن طريق‬ The easiest way to publish iWeb sites is ‫زر‬ ‫ فهذه اخلاصية تدعك تنشر املوقع بضغطة‬.‫موبايل مي‬ with MobileMe. Then it’s just one click. ‫فهذا‬ FTP ‫ ولكن إذا ماأردت نشر املوقع الى حساب‬.‫واحدة‬ But if you want to publish to regular FTP ‫اختر‬ ،‫ويب‬ ‫ بعد فتح ملف املوقع في آي‬.‫سهل وممكن كذلك‬ account you can do that too. You can .File > Publish to a Folder ‫من القائمة‬ publish iWeb sites to regular FTP accounts. From iWeb select File > Publish to a Folder.


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‫خرائط جوجل‬

Google Maps

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could show a ‫أليس جميال ً ان تستعرض موقعا او منطقة في املدينة‬ map of a location with Google Maps? ‫على موقعك االلكتروني مع خرائط جوجل؟ بإمكانك‬ You can! Click on Web Widgets and then ‫ اضغط على زر «ويب ويجت» ومن هناك‬.‫عمل ذلك‬ Google Map. Type in your address, cus‫ طبعا انت بحاجة إلدخال‬.Google Map ‫اختر‬ tomize the widget, and you’re done. ،‫ وعمل التغييرات الالزمة علي الويجت‬،‫العنوان‬

.‫وتنتهي العملية‬


‫اعالنات جوجل‬

Google Ads If you want to try to make some money, why not put Google Ads on your site? Click on Web Widgets and then Google Adsense Ad. Log in to existing Adsense account or set up a new one. Once set up you can select format, color, and position of your ad.


Simple Online Store

‫إذا ماأردت ان يدخل ملوقعك إيرادات نقدية فلما التسمح‬ ‫جلوجل بوضع اعالنات على موقعك؟ اضغط على زر «ويب‬ .Google Adsense Ad ‫ويجت» ومن ثم اختر‬ ‫ وبعد‬Adsense ‫انشيء لنفسك حساب في خدمة‬ ‫ان يصبح لديك حساب ستستطيع ان حتدد منط وهيئة‬ .‫االعالن وموضعه على صفحتك‬

‫متجر بسيط على االنترنت‬

Another way to make some ‫هذه طريقة اخرى للحصول على دخل‬ money is to sell things. PayPal .‫مالي وهو ان تبيع منتجات على موقعك‬ “Buy it now” button, create from Buy it ‫ الذي يبني‬PayPal ‫ضع زر‬, then www.paypal. ‫ وذلك بأخذه من‬now paste code into HTML Snippet. ‫ في‬html ‫ ثم لصق شفرة‬com


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‫الرسائل الفورية‬

IM If you want people to contact you via AOL Instant Messaging; putting a link on your site, which users can click to chat with you is a cool idea. Make a hyperlink (text or graphic) and enter the following as the link code: aim:goim?screennam e=yourscreenname&message=TheMessage. You change “yourscreenname” to your actual AOL IM screenname and “TheMessage” to whatever you want that first message to be that someone sends you.


‫إذا رغبت ان يتصل بك اآلخرون عن طريق الرسائل الفورية‬ ‫ حيث يستطيع‬،‫ فلك ان تضع رابط على موقعك‬،AOL ‫من‬ ‫ ضع‬.‫الشخص املتصفح ان يضغط عليه ليتحدث معك‬ ‫هايبرلنك سواء كان نصا ً او شكالً وأدخل الرابط التالي على‬ aim:goim? ‫شكل شفرة‬ screenname=youscreenname&message=Th eMessage ‫ لتعكس اسمك على‬yourscreenname ‫فقط غيّر كلمة‬ ‫ لتكون‬TheMessage ‫ وكذلك تغير‬AOL IM ‫مراسل‬ .‫الرسالة التي تريد االخرين ان يرسلوها لك‬

‫عمل نسخة احتياطية‬

Backup Backup is as important with iWeb as with anything else. Your iWeb site is located in the ~/ Library/Application Support/iWeb folder. You should backup this file whenever you make big changes to your site, because if it gets lost or damaged, you will have to start all over.


‫يعتبر عمل نسخة احتياطية من االمور املهمة في برنامج‬ ‫ يحتفظ آي ويب مبوقعك االلكتروني‬.‫آي ويب او أي برنامج اخر‬ Library/Application ‫في هذا املسار على املاكنتوش‬ ‫~ عليك بعمل نسخة‬/Support/iWeb folder ‫احتياطية لهذا امللف حيثما تُغير فيه اي تغيير فإذا‬ ‫مافقدت امللف او اصبح تالفا ً فلن يكون مبقدورك عمل شيء‬ .‫سوى البدء مبشروع املوقع من جديد‬

Custom Domain

.‫موقع دومني خاص بك‬

‫لتجعل موقعك يبرز في زحمة املواقع فعليك اختيار‬ To make your site stand out more, use your ‫ الختيار اسم موقع‬.ً ‫موقع دومني خاص بك شخصيا‬ own domain for it. Log in to your account ‫ ادخل على حسابك في موبايل مي‬،‫دومني خاص‬ on MobileMe ( Click account ‫ ثم اضغط على رابط‬ on the Account icon. Click Personal Do‫التعليمات‬ ‫ اتبع‬.‫واختر من هناك دومني شخصي‬ main. Follow the instructions for making ‫باختالف‬ ‫(يختلف‬ ‫لعمل تغييرات على اسم موقعك‬ changes to your domain (it’s different de‫في‬ ‫الدومني‬ ‫لتسجيل‬ ‫ ستحتاج‬.)‫مستضيف الدومني‬ pending in where your domain is hosted). .‫مكان آخر قبل ذلك‬ You need to have registered the domain somewhere else first.



Assist visitors to your site by adding function- ‫ اذهب‬.‫ساعد زائري موقعك وذلك بإضافة ميزة ترجمة صفحات املوقع‬ ‫الى موقع‬ ality for translation of the pages. Go to http:// and ‫ ومن هناك غير في اعدادات الترجمة حسب الرغبة‬tools?hl=en ‫وزيادة على ذلك ضع ويجت على موقعك من خالل قص ولصق‬ custom-make your own widget you can put on ‫ وبذلك سيتاح‬.‫ لتضعها في موقعك من خالل آي ويب‬html ‫شفرة‬ your iWeb site. Paste the code Google produces .‫للشخص املتصفح ترجمة موقعك بضغطة زر واحدة‬ into an HTML Snippet in iWeb. Then it’ll be just one click for visitors to your site to translate it.


Include Flash Flash is a great thing for animation and interactivity. Publish the Flash movie and upload the SWF file to the iWeb site’s folder on your MobileMe account. Take the HTML code from the published HTML file, change the path to the SWF file if necessary, and put that code into your iWeb HTML Snippet.

‫اضافة مزايا فالش‬ ‫للفالش مزايا رائعة كاحلركة او التفاعل مابني املوقع والشخص‬ SWF ‫ باالمكان وضع لقطات او افالم فالش بنمط‬.‫املتصفح‬ ‫في ملف املوقع من آي ويب وذلك برفعه اوال ً الى موقع موبايل‬ ‫ ثم وضع‬،)‫ للملف املنشور (الفلم‬html ‫ ثم اخذ شفرة‬.‫مي‬ .‫الشفرة ملوقعك من خالل آي ويب‬ | | shuffle Middle East 19




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RapidWeaver: a Qu If you click on a picture when the Media Inspector window is open you will find controls concerning that picture, like size.

Along the top of the Rapi er window you find button selecting the theme for th opening Snippets and Me windows.

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At the top left you will find buttons for creating a new page, editing an existing page, and previewing a page. In the left sidebar you see a list of all the pages you have in your site. Doubleclick on one of them to open it for editing.

You can publish your web site to FTP account or .Mac (MobileMe). Once it’s set up you can publish with one click of the mouse.

At the bottom left you find buttons for creating and deleting pages, as well as other functions for individual pages, such as export and publishing.

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When editing a blog post, you will find editing controls at the bottom of the main part of the RapidWeaver window.

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This button opens the Setup window.

If you feel you’ve outgrown iWeb, RapidWeaver is a really good choice. It is more configurable, creates nice looking sites, but is still easy to work with. You can get it from

This button publishes your web site to FTP or MobileMe.

The Page Info button opens the Page Inspector window where you control settings for an individual page in your site.

When you edit a blog page, you get the controls for a blog post. Here you can type in title, publishing date, categories, tags, etc.

Click the different buttons at the top of the Page Inspector window to change view with different options.

Each page in the Page Inspector has controls, which pertain to that particular page. This is the Setup window where you can set a number of parameters for the entire site, such as title, contact email address, etc. | | shuffle Middle East 23

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Post to Twitter and keep up with what the people you follow are doing.

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Apple Ice Tea Here is a recipe for our only chance of beating off the August heat, Apple Ice Tea. This is a refreshing drink to do just that. Hope you enjoy it as much as .my family does


by Crystal Nystedt



3 cups apple juice or cider 3 cups boiling water 6 tea bags 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp. allspice Apple slices, cut in circles, to garnish (optional)

Add tea bags to boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes. Remove and add allspice, honey and apple juice. Simmer over low heat until honey is blended, about one minute. Chill. Serve over ice with lemon, lime or apple slices.

Crystal is the founder and editor of She writes about various kinds of issues of interest to parents in the UAE. Crystal will be bringing us a new recipie based on apples in each edition of the newsletter. She promises it will be an exciting and mouth-watering mix .of dessert, main courses, snacks, and more | | shuffle Middle East 25

Adobe Tutorial:

Set Up a Site In DreamWeaver

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By Magnus Nystedt

‫ يعتبر من‬CS3 ‫برنامج ادوبي درمي ويفر‬ ‫افضل البرامج اخملصصة لتصميم وتطوير‬ ‫ يصبح العمل سهال جدا ً إذا‬.‫مواقع االنترنت‬ ‫ماقمت بتصميم صفحات للموقع او املوقع‬ ‫بأكمله في درمي ويفر حيث يتحكم البرنامج‬ ‫ سأقوم‬.‫بلمفات املوقع في نطاق واحد‬ ‫بتوضيح عملية انشاء موقع في درمي ويفر‬ .ً‫بطريقة تسهّ ل من تطوير املوقع مستقبال‬ ‫ ملعلوماتك‬MAMP ‫أفترض بأنك تستعمل‬ ‫) لتطوير ورمبا رفع‬ ‫املوقع الى االنترنت وهذا ما سنفعله خالل‬ ‫ اود ان اشكر طالب معهد‬.‫هذا التمرين‬ ‫ في دبي الذين ساعدوني في ترتيب‬SAE .‫هذا التمرين‬

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Adobe DreamWeaver CS3 is a very powerful application for pretty much any aspect of web design and development. Much of the work you will do with DreamWeaver, if you’re going to create web pages and sites with it, will become easier if you set up a site in DreamWeaver in which you keep all the files for that particular site. In this tutorial we show you how to set up a site in DreamWeaver in order to make your future web development work easier. We assume you use MAMP (http://www. for developing and perhaps deploying the site in this tutorial. I’d like to thank a group of students at SAE, Dubai, who helped me refine this tutorial.




After you start DreamWeaver, click on the sites drop-down menu in the File panel (press F8 if you don’t see it) and click on Manage Sites.

Click on the New button and in the drop-down that appears, click on Site.

Give your site a name and type in a complete URL for your site, in our example “http://localhost/shuffle/”. Remember this last part, “shuffle”.

‫ اضغط على‬،‫ بعدما تفتح درمي ويفر‬:‫اخلطوة االولى‬ ‫ (اضغط‬File ‫القائمة املنسدلة للمواقع في لوح‬ Manage ‫ إذا لم ترى القائمة) واختر األمر‬F8 ‫زر‬ .‫ من هناك‬Sites

‫ ثم اختر األمر‬New ‫ اضغط زر‬:‫اخلطوة الثانية‬ .‫ من القائة املنسدلة هناك‬Sites

ً ‫ اعط اسما ً ملوقعك واكتب عنوانا‬:‫اخلطوة الثالثة‬ http://localhost/( ‫ كمثال‬،‫كامال ملوقعك‬ ‫ تذكر اجلزء االخير من العنوان‬.)shuffle .)shuffle(

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If you’re using a server technology, such as PHP, click the Yes button and select the technology in the drop-down.

Click Edit and test locally. Then click the small folder icon.

Now you need to find (or create) a folder in the MAMP\htdocs folder which as the same name as the last part of the URL in Step 3 (in our example “shuffle”).

‫ إذا ماكنت تستعمل تكنولوجيا‬:‫اخلطوة الرابعة‬ ‫ واختر نوع‬Yes ‫ فاضغط زر‬،PHP ‫سيرفر مثل‬ .‫التكنولوجيا من القائمة املنسدلة‬

‫ حدد اخليار االعلى كما هو مبني‬:‫اخلطوة اخلامسة‬ ‫في الشك لتحرير وجتربة املوقع على جهازك ثم‬ .‫اضغط على رمز امللف الصغير‬

‫ عليك إيجاد (او انشاء) امللف في‬:‫اخلطوة السادسة‬ ‫ الذي يحمل نفس االسم‬MAMP\htdocs ‫ملف‬ ‫في نهاية عنوان املوقع في اخلطوة الثالثة (كلمة‬ .)shuffle




Enter the same URL as in Step 3. Click on the Test URL button and you should get a message whether it worked or not.

On this screen, click No.

This is just a confirmation screen, if everything looks in order, click the Done button.

‫ ادخل نفس العنوان من اخلطوة‬:‫اخلطوة السابعة‬ ‫ واضغط على تفحص زر تفحص العنوان‬،‫الثالثة‬ ‫والذي سيخبرك بنتيجة الفحص إذا ماكان العنوان‬ .‫صاحلا ً ام ال‬

‫ في‬No ‫ اضغط زر‬،‫ بعد املتابعة‬:‫اخلطوة الثامنة‬ .‫هذه الشاشة‬

‫ هذه الشاشة للتأكيد بأن كل‬:‫اخلطوة التاسعة‬ Done ‫ اضغط زر‬.ً ‫شيء في محله ويعمل جيدا‬ .‫بعدما تقرأ التقرير اخملتصر‬ | | shuffle Middle East 27



Click the Done button.

If you now click the sites dropdown like before you should see your new site listed there.

Now you have a site set up in Dreamweaver. If you create a new web page file and save it in the folder, it’ll appear in the Files panel.

‫ إذا مافتحت القائمة املنسدلة‬:‫اخلطوة احلادية عشر‬ .‫كما في السابق فسترى اسم املوقع مذكورا ً هناك‬

‫ لديك االن موقعا انشأته في‬:‫اخلطوة الثانية عشر‬ ‫ إذا ماأنشئت صفحة للموقع وحفظتها‬.‫درمي ويفر‬ .Files ‫ فستظهر في لوح الفايل‬،‫في امللف‬

.‫ هنا كذلك‬Done ‫ اضغط زر‬:‫اخلطوة العاشرة‬

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If you’re interested in Adobe software, whether it’s for Windows or Mac, join Digital Media ME (DMME), the only registered Adobe User Group in the UAE. Check out their web site at and join in

‫انضم الى مجموعة‬ ‫مستخدمي ادوبي في‬ DMME ‫الشرق االوسط‬ ‫إذا ماكنت من مستخدمي‬ ‫برامج ادوبي على املاكنتوش‬ ‫ هي‬DMME .‫او الويندوز‬ ‫اجملموعة الوحيدة في االمارات‬ .‫واملسجلة رسميا ً لدى ادوبي‬

http:// ‫تفحص موقعنا‬ ّ www.digitalmediame. ‫ وشاركنا اجتماعاتنا‬com ‫وانشطتنا‬

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‫ﻫﻞ ﺗﺮﻏﺐ ﲟﻘﺎﺑﻠﺔ ﻣﺴﺘﺨﺪﻣﻲ ﺃﭘﻞ ﺁﺧﺮﻳﻦ؟‬ ‫ﻫﻞ ﺗﻮﺩ ﺑﺘﻌﻠﻢ ﺍﳌﺰﻳﺪ ﻋﻦ ﺟﻬﺎﺯﻙ ﺍﳌﺎﻛﻨﺘﻮﺵ‪ ،‬ﺍﻭ ﺍﻵﻱ ﭘﻮﺩ‪ ،‬ﺍﻭ‬ ‫ﺗﻠﻔﺰﻳﻮﻥ ﺃﭘﻞ ﺍﻭ ﻫﺎﺗﻔﻚ ﺍﻵﻱ ﻓﻮﻥ؟‬ ‫ﻫﻞ ﺗﺮﻏﺐ ﲟﺴﺎﻋﺪﺓ ﺍﻵﺧﺮﻳﻦ ﻓﻲ ﺣﻞ ﻣﺸﺎﻛﻠﻬﻢ؟‬ ‫ﻫﻞ ﻟﻚ ﺑﺒﻌﺾ ﺍﳌﺘﻌﺔ ﻭﺍﳌﺮﺡ؟‬ ‫ﻫﻞ ﺗﻮﺩ ﺍﳊﺼﻮﻝ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺧﺼﻢ ﺧﺎﺹ ﻋﻨﺪ ﺷﺮﺍﺀ ﻣﻨﺘﺞ ﻷﭘﻞ؟‬

‫• ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ »ﻣﺎﻙ ﺍﻻﻣﺎﺭﺍﺕ« ﻫﻲ ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ ﺍﺟﺘﻤﺎﻋﻴﺔ ﻏﻴﺮ ﻫﺎﺩﻓﺔ ﻟﻠﺮﺑﺢ‬ ‫ﻫﺪﻓﻬﺎ ﻧﺸﺮ ﺍﻟﻮﻋﻲ ﺍﳌﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎﺗﻲ ﺣﻮﻝ ﻣﻨﺘﺠﺎﺕ ﺃﭘﻞ ﻓﻲ ﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﺍﻻﻣﺎﺭﺍﺕ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ ﺍﳌﺘﺤﺪﺓ ﻭﺍﳌﻨﻄﻘﺔ‪ ،‬ﻭﺯﻳﺎﺩﺓ ﻭﻋﻲ ﻭﻣﻬﺎﺭﺍﺕ ﺍﻋﻀﺎﺀ ﺍﺠﻤﻟﻤﻮﻋﺔ‪.‬‬ ‫• ﺭﺳﻢ ﻋﻀﻮﻳﺔ »ﻣﺎﻙ ﺍﻻﻣﺎﺭﺍﺕ« ﺍﻟﺴﻨﻮﻳﺔ ﻫﻲ ‪ ١٥٠‬ﺩﺭﻫﻢ ﺇﻣﺎﺭﺍﺗﻲ‪.‬‬

‫• ﻣﺰﺍﻳﺎ ﺍﻟﻌﻀﻮﻳﺔ ﺍﻭ ﻋﺮﻭﺿﻬﺎ ﺍﳋﺎﺻﺔ ﺧﺎﺿﻌﺔ ﻟﻠﺘﻐﻴﻴﺮ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻱ ﻭﻗﺖ‪،‬‬ ‫ﻭﺗﻘﻮﻡ ﺍﺠﻤﻟﻤﻮﻋﺔ ﻣﻊ ﺍﻋﻀﺎﺀﻫﺎ ﻭﺍﳌﺆﺳﺴﺎﺕ ﺍﳌﺴﺎﻧﺪﺓ ﻟﻬﺎ ﲟﺮﺍﺟﻌﺔ ﻫﺬﻩ‬ ‫ﺍﳌﺰﺍﻳﺎ ﺳﻨﻮﻳﺎﹰ‪ .‬ﺭﺍﺟﻊ ﺍﻟﺼﻔﺤﺔ ﺍﳋﺎﺻﺔ ﺑﺎﻟﻌﻀﻮﻳﺔ ‪:‬‬ ‫‪.‬‬

‫• ﺑﻌﺪ ﺗﻘﺪﱘ ﻃﻠﺐ ﺍﻟﻌﻀﻮﻳﺔ ﻭﺩﻓﻊ ﺭﺳﻤﻬﺎ‪ ،‬ﺳﻴﻜﻮﻥ ﲟﻘﺪﻭﺭﻙ ﺍﺳﺘﻼﻡ‬ ‫ﺑﻄﺎﻗﺔ ﻋﻀﻮﻳﺘﻚ ﻓﻲ ﺍﺣﺪ ﺍﺟﺘﻤﺎﻋﺎﺕ ﺍﺠﻤﻟﻤﻮﻋﺔ ﺍﻭ ﻓﻲ ﺃﻱ ﻣﻨﺎﺳﺒﺔ ﺍﺧﺮﻯ‪.‬‬ ‫‬

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Get answers to your Apple tech support questions. Email

Q: Last week I got a new iMac with Office 2008. I want to write some Arabic but it doesn’t seem to work. What can I do? A: I’m certainly no expert at Arabic but I believe Office 2008 does not support Arabic, at least not Word. To write Arabic on Mac OS X you have a few options. I’d suggest you start with It’s an excellent office suite and it’s free. You can get it from http://www. There is an early test version of the upcoming 3.0 and it’s much improved. If you’ve installed Office and want to use OpenOffice you will have to remove some fonts that were installed by Office. Remove all Arial and Times New Roman fonts from the /Library/Fonts folder. You also want to look in ~/Library/Fonts/ (the Library folder in your home directory) and if there are any of those fonts there, remove them too. After those fonts are gone, you should be able to write Arabic without problems in OpenOffice.

Q: I am doing some web development with my Mac and my teacher showed me MAMP ( http://www. I’ve created a site in Dreamweaver and I try to set up a database connection but it won’t work and when I try to access the site in a browser I get this error in the browser that the page cannot be loaded. What’s up? A: Without seeing your actual setup it’s hard to tell, but I would advice you check two things. First, make sure Web Sharing is turned off (System Preferences > Sharing). Second, in the MAMP control panel, set the ports for Apache and MySQL to the standard ones (80 for Apache and 3306 for MySQL). To do this, click on Preferences, then Ports tab, and click on Set to default Apache and MySQL ports button. That should fix the problem. If it still doesn’t work, try restarting your Mac, and try again.

Q: I just got my friend’s old iPod and it has his name on it, you know in iTunes. I want to put my name on it, how do I do that? A: Easiest way is to connect the iPod to your Mac, wait until iTunes recognizes it, and then just click on the iPod’s name in the left sidebar and type in the new name for the iPod. It’s really that easy.

A: In a funny coincidence, you’ll find an article in the next issue of Shuffle about TV, video and Macs. In that article we look at the Pinnacle TV for Mac Hybrid Stick ( It’s a small device you stick into the USB port of your Mac, connect it to the TV cable, and then you can watch and record TV with your iMac. It’s a flexible and affordable alternative.

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Q: My bedroom is small and I want to throw out the TV and use my iMac instead. How can I watch TV on my iMac? Can I also record TV so I can watch it later?

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein





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When Steve Jobs announced all the countries that would get the iPhone 3G the UAE was not included. The situation was the same for most of the Middle East and we were of course disappointed. Imagine our joy and surprise when the day before the iPhone 3G started selling in

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iTunes now in UAE.

Takes UAE credit cards.

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Only for AppStore.

various parts around the world we found out we had a UAE iTunes Store. Sure it’s not for movies, TV and music, at least not yet, but it’s a start. The only thing you can access so far in the UAE iTunes Store is applications and games for iPhone and iPod Touch, in other words the AppStore. The software update for the iPhone and iPod Touch has been out for some time now and I’m sure many of you have upgraded already. But for those who haven’t, the question is, is it worth it? I’ve been asked by a few people so I thought I’d try to answer it in this article. First of all, remember there was an update for the Touch back in January? If you paid for the $20 iPod Touch update in January you might be a bit upset now since that update is rolled into the new 2.0 update. So in a sense you’re paying for the same thing twice. This includes Google Maps, Mail, Weather, Web Clips, Stocks and more. So what’s new in the iPod Touch update? It’s really much the same as the iPhone, and you probably know most of those details already. The two main new things are Mobile Me support and the AppStore. With Mobile Me you

You can register for an account with a UAE credit card and billing address, so obviously the infrastructure is there for future expansion. Music videos from Lebanon or Bollywood movies, anyone?

one, you can’t just switch or combine stores. Each account is tied to a particular store. This is a good step in the right direction. Now let’s hope Apple will bring us a complete iTunes Store.

If you already happen to have an ITunes account you have to sign up for a new

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can get email, calendar and address book information pushed to your Touch when it’s connected to the internet. With the iPod Touch that only works of course when it’s connected to a Wi-Fi network. Also as with the iPhone there is Microsoft Exchange support so an iPod Touch might now actually be a valid option in some companies.

icon on the home screen of the iPod Touch and it will let you buy or download for free apps from the iTunes Store. Since the AppStore now is available in the Middle East (see separate article in this issue) you can buy your apps with a UAE credit card, for example. The selection of apps is growing all the time and many of them are available for free.

Among the other new things you will find updated language and keyboard support, searchable contacts, a calculator with different modes, support for more types of e-mail attachments (iWork and PowerPoint files), mass delete and moving of e-mail messages, parental controls, and you can now take a screenshot of the iPod Touch’s screen. Individually these new features may not make you jump for joy in excitement but taken together they make for a much improved user experience.

One app that stands out from the AppeStore’s selection is the Remote app. It adds remote control functionality of iPod Touch after the upgrade. Basically this means it will let you control an AppleTV or iTunes library remotely over a Wi-Fi connection. This works really well and will alone be worth the $10 upgrade fee for some users. So is the iPod Touch 2.0 upgrade worth $10? Your experience may vary but I say it’s money well spent.

The AppStore arrives as a new

• Applications from AppStore • Exchange Support • MobileMe Push Email ‫منذ فترة وحتديث نظام هاتف آيفون وآيبود تتش‬ ‫ وأنا متأكد بأن هناك الكثيرين‬،‫متوفر للتحميل‬ ‫ ولكن سؤالي ملن‬.‫قد رقّوا اجهزتهم لهذا النظام‬ ‫ هل يستحق العناء؟ فلقد‬،‫لم يفعل حلد االن‬ ‫سألني العديد من االشخاص وها أنا ذا أحاول‬ .‫االجابة من خالل هذا املقال‬ ‫تذكّ ر اوال ً بأنه قد صدر حتديث سابق في شهر‬ ً ‫ دوالرا‬٢٠ ‫ فإذا كنت قد دفعت‬،‫يناير‬/‫كانون الثاني‬ ‫مقابل ذلك التحديث فستكون ممتعظا ً عندما‬ ‫تعرف االن بأن ذلك التحديث اصبح مدمجا ً مع‬ ‫التحديث األخير حيث انك ستدفع مرة اخرى‬ ‫ يشمل ذلك التحديث‬.‫ نوعا ً ما‬- ‫لذلك التحديث‬ ‫ ولقطات من‬،‫ والطقس‬،‫ والبريد‬،‫خرائط جوجل‬ .‫ واألسهم وغيرها العديد‬،‫االنترنت‬ ‫إذا ماجلديد في حتديث ايبود تتش؟ التحديث‬ ‫ واغلب اظن‬،‫متشابه حلد بعيد مع هاتف آيفون‬ ‫ أبرز مزيتني‬.ً ‫انك تعرف جميع التفاصيل حاليا‬ ‫في التحديث هما دعم موبايل مي ودعم متجر‬ ‫ فستحصل مع موبايل مي على‬.‫البرامج‬ »‫ ودفتر العناوين بخاصية «دفع‬،‫البريد والتقومي‬ ‫ مبجرد ربط ايبود تتش باالنترنت ستندفع‬Push

‫ واملعلوم ان طريقة‬،ً ‫املعلومات للجهاز تلقائيا‬ ‫ارتباط ايبود تتش باالنترنت هو خالل شبكة‬ ‫ وكما في آيفون هناك دعم لنظام بريد‬.‫واي فاي‬ ‫ لذا قد يصبح ايبود‬،‫مايكروسوفت اكسجينج‬ .ً ‫تتش مناسبا ً الستعمال الشركات رسميا‬ ‫ متت ترقية دعم‬،‫من بني االمور االخرى كذلك‬ ،‫ والبحث عن عنوان‬،‫اللغات ولوحة املفاتيح‬ ‫وهناك حتسني لآللة احلاسبة حيث ا ُضيفت مزايا‬ ‫ وهناك دعم اكثر ألمناط املرفقات‬،‫جديدة لها‬ ،‫مع البريد االلكتروني مثل ملفات آي وورك‬ ‫ كما اضيفت خاصية مسح اكثر‬.‫وباوربوينت‬ ‫من رسالة او نقل اكثر من رسالة في نفس‬ ‫ وهناك امكانية السيطرة على مايستعمله‬،‫اآلن‬ ‫ وامكانية التقاط صورة‬،‫االطفال في اجلهاز‬ ‫ قد التكون هذه التحسينات‬.‫لشاشة آيبود تتش‬ ‫كل على حدة مقنعة لألشخاص ليقوموا‬ ‫ ولكن لو تنظر اليها كمجموعة‬،ً ‫بالترقية فورا‬ ‫ترقيات فسيكون مناسبا ً ان حتدث جهازك ملتعة‬ .‫اكبر ولتحسني عملك‬ ‫تظهر على وجه شاشة ايبود تتش رمز جديد‬ ‫ملتجر البرامج حيث يتيح للمستخدم شراء‬

‫وحتميل برامج او حتميل البرامج اجملانية من‬ ‫ وحيث ان متجر البرامج متاح اآلن‬.‫متجر آيتيونز‬ ‫في الشرق االوسط (راجع مقاال ً منفصالً في‬ ‫هذا العدد) فبإمكان املستخدم شراء البرامج‬ ‫باستعمال بطاقة ائتمان اماراتية على سبيل‬ ‫ لم تعد تشكيلة البرامج صغيرة بل‬.‫املثال‬ ‫توسعت ومازالت تتوسع طوال الوقت والعديد‬ .‫من هذه البرامج مجاني‬ ‫من ابرز ماوجدنا في متجر البرامج كان برامج‬ ‫التحكم عن بعد التي تتيح خواص التحكم‬ ‫بجهاز ابل تي ڤي او مكتبة ايتيونز على‬ ‫ ولهذا اعتبر‬.‫املاكنتوش من خالل شبكة واي فاي‬ ‫هذه اخلاصية لوحدها تستحق حتديث جهاز‬ ‫ دوالرات ثمن‬١٠ ‫آيبود تتش ألجلها ودفع مبلغ‬ .‫التحديث‬ ‫لذا فجواب السؤال املكرر إذا ماكان التحديث‬ ‫ يستحق العناء ويستحق دفع‬٢.٠ ‫لنظام‬ ،‫دوالرات؟ فجوابي هو أنها تستحقها قطعا‬١٠ ‫بالرغم من تقديري باختالف اذواق املستخدمني‬ .‫واستعمالهم للجهاز‬ | | shuffle Middle East 35

Secure Your Mac With and

VirusBarrier NetBarrier As Mac users we’ve been almost exempt from problems with viruses, worms, and other malware, at least since the arrival of Mac OS X. Lately there has been more announcements of these nasty things becoming available but we’ve yet to see anything in the wild, attacking scores of users. If you want to already now go ahead and make sure your Mac is safe take a look at NetBarrier and VirusBarrier. You can buy VirusBarrier for $69.96 and NetBarrier for $49.95 or both together for $89.95.

‫كمستخدمني للماكنتوش كنا في مأمن من مشاكل الفايروسات‬ ‫ على القل منذ‬،‫والديدان (نوع من الفايروسات) وغيرها من البرامج الضارة‬ ‫ ولكن صدر َت مؤخرا ً دعوات حتذّ ر من هذه‬.‫ظهور نظام ماك او اس اكس‬ ‫اآلفات وتعلن عن وجودها للماكنتوش ولكننا لم نرى اي منها حلد االن بل‬ ً ‫ فإذا ما أردت ان يكون جهازك محميا‬.‫ولم نسمع عن اصابات جماعية بعد‬ ‫وآمنا فسأذكر لك برنامجني يُنجيان جهازك من االصابة املستقبلية وهما‬ NetBarrier ‫ و‬VirusBarrier ‫ دوالر‬٤٩،٩٥ ‫وقيمة كل واحد منهما هي‬ ‫ دوالر أمريكي‬٨٩،٩٥ ‫أمريكي او قيمتهما سوي ًة‬.

By Magnus Nystedt

‫حاجز الفيروس‬

VirusBarrier If you want reliable and fast virus-protection for your Mac today the only commercial choice is VirusBarrier X5 ( as far as I’m concerned. It’s simple, fast, doesn’t get in the way, but it has a non-standard Mac interface. But even if the interface looks a bit strange the functionality more than makes up for it and it’s actually pretty easy to use. It scans files quickly, automatically in the background or when you tell it to, and it doesn’t seem to affect the other things you do. My MacBook kept humming along very nicely even when VirusBarrier was scanning the entire hard drive. The interface shows you what it is doing in a very nice overview. When you buy VirusBarrier you get a oneyear subscription to virus updates from Intego.

‫في حال احتجت مضاد سريع للفيروسات ويُعتمد عليه جلهازك املاكنتوش اليوم فإن اخليار‬ ‫ من موقع‬NetBarrier X5 ‫التجاري الوحيد بحسب علمي هو‬ .‫ واليعترض سبيل املستخدم عندما يعمل‬،‫ وسريع‬،‫ البرنامج بسيط‬.virusbarrier ‫ إال أن طريقة عمله اجليدة‬،‫وبالرغم من أن مظهره غير تقليديا ً ملستخدمي املاكنتوش‬

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‫تغطي على ذلك اجلانب‬ ‫السلبي وجتده سهل‬ ‫ فالبرنامج يعمل‬.‫االستعمال‬ ‫ويتفحص امللفات بسرعة‬ ‫وتلقائية في اخللفية او عندما‬ ‫ ومن الواضح‬،‫تشغله بنفسك‬ ‫انه اليؤثر على عمل بقية‬ ،‫البرامج اثناء فحصه للملفات‬ ‫فجهازي ماك بوك واصل‬ ‫عمله بخفة وسرعة بالرغم‬ ‫ كان‬VirusBarrier ‫من ان‬ ‫يتفحص جميع ملفاتي التي‬ ‫ كما ان‬.‫علي القرص الداخلي‬ ‫شاشة البرنامج تظهر لك‬ ‫مايقوم بعلمه بطريقة جيدة‬ .‫وفعاله‬ ‫ستحصل على اشتراك‬ ‫لسنة كاملة عندما تشتري‬ ‫ تقوم شركة‬VirusBarrier ‫ بتحديث‬Intego ‫انتيجو‬ ‫برنامجك وحتصني جهازك ضد‬ .ً ‫الفيروسات اجلديدة مجانا‬

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Apple’s iWeb Discussion Forum

‫واقي الشبكة‬

NetBarrier NetBarrier X5 ( is like VirusBarrier an incremental upgrade to an already very good product. And it must be hard for them to come up with new things to cram in. To put it simply, NetBarrier is an extension of the firewall built-in to Mac OS X. It gives you more options, more functionality, and should provide better protection. Especially it’s antivandal functionality sets it apart from what comes with Mac OS X already. It protects you from potential exploits from the outside and there’s also functionality for cleaning up your tracks online, like removing cookies, saved passwords, etc. Like with VirusBarrier it sits nicely in the background and doesn’t bother you unless there’s something important you need to know about, or take down your Mac’s performance. For many users putting money on NetBarrier is a bit harder to justify compared to VirusBarrier but for total peace of mind, it’s a good investment.

‫ فإن برنامج‬VirusBarrier ‫كما هو احلال مع‬ ‫ من موقع‬NetBarrier X5 ‫ فالأدري من‬،ً‫ هو حتديث لبرنامج ممتاز اصال‬NetBarrier ‫أين سيحشرون اشياء جديدة في هذا االصدار احملشو‬ ‫ برنامج‬،‫ ألشرح االمر بغاية السهولة‬.‫اصالً مبزايا عديدة‬ ‫ هو امتداد للجدار الناري الذي يأتي مع‬NetBarrier ،‫ يعطيك البرنامج خيارات اكثر‬.‫نظام ماك أو اس اكس‬ ‫ ويفترض ان يوفر حماية اكبر وافضل خاصة‬،‫فعالية اكثر‬ ‫مليزة «مضاد التخريب» التي اليوجد نظيرها في نظام‬ ‫ هذا البرنامج يقي جهازك من احتماالت‬.‫املاكنتوش‬ ‫ وميسح آثار جهازك خالل‬،‫التعرض لالختراق من اخلارج‬ ‫ او كلمات‬cookies ‫تصفحك لالنترنت كأن يزيل ملفات‬ VirusBarrier ‫ وكما في برنامج‬.‫السر اخملزنة وغيره‬ ‫فهذا البرنامج يقوم بعمله بهدوء في اخللفية دون ازعاج‬ ‫املستخدم او عمل املستخدم إال في حاالت الضرورة فيقوم‬ .‫بإعالمك باألمر وال يقوم بخفض قدرات جهازك املاكنتوش‬ iweb/hottips/

Apple’s iWeb Hot Tips

Installing Wordpress locally using MAMP

‫رمبا اليرغب اكثرنا باستثمار نقوده في برنامج‬ ‫ لندرة احتمال اختراق املاكنتوش ولكن‬NetBarrier ‫وجود البرنامج على اجلهاز يدعك ترتاح من الشعور بالقلق‬ .‫باحتمال حصول اختراق‬

A free anti-virus alternative for your Mac is ClamXAV. You can get it from ‫هناك بديل مجاني ملن يرغب باستعمال مضاد الفيروسات على املاكنتوش‬ www. ‫ بإمكانكم احلصول عليه من موقع‬.ClamXAV ‫وهو برنامج‬ watch?v=zql-o1q4Dvc

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Mac of the Month


There are two main configurations in terms of processors in the Mac Pro. You can get a quad-core model with a 2.8HGz processor or an eight-core model with two processors ranging from 2.8GHz to 3.2GHz.

The fastest and most configurable Mac ever.

Memory The Mac Pro is the most expandable Mac in Apple’s lineup, not just in terms of memory. It can accommodate eight slots of 800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM, supporting up to 32GB of total memory.

Communications Standard on the Mac Pro are two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports and Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR). You can also add 802.11n AirPort Extreme wireless networking and external Apple USB Modem.

‫الذاكرة‬ ‫ماكنتوش ماك برو هو اكثر جهاز قابلية للتوسيع‬ ،‫من بني جميع طرازا املاكنتوش التي تصنعها ابل‬ ‫ فاجلهاز يحوي‬.‫وليس فقط من ناحية الذاكرة‬ ‫ميجاهرتز دي‬٨٠٠ ‫ثمانية خانات للذاكرة ذات العيار‬ ٣٢ ‫ إي إي سي لتصل بإجمالي الذاكرة الى‬٢ ‫دي آر‬ .‫جيجابايت‬

‫االتصاالت‬ ‫يأتي مع اجلهاز بشكل معياري من املصنع منفذي‬ ٢،٠ ‫ وبلوتوث‬10/100/1000BASE-T ‫إيثرنت‬ ‫ باالمكان‬.EDR ‫زائدا ً محسن تواصل معلوماتي‬ ‫اضافة بطاقة شبكة إيربورت اكسترمي وايرلس‬ .‫ ومودم خارجي من أبل‬٨٠٢.١١n

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.‫يأتي اجلهاز بطرازين مختلفني من حيث املعالج‬ ‫فباالمكان احلصول على معالج بأربعة انوية‬ ‫ او مبعاجلني بثمانية‬،‫ جيجاهرتز‬٢.٨ ‫ذا سرعة‬ ٣.٢ ‫ جيجاهرتز الى‬٢.٨ ‫انوية ودرجات سرعة من‬ .‫جيجاهرتز‬

All photos ©Apple Inc.

Mac Pro Display and Graphics

With the full-size expansion slot you can put almost whatever graphics you want in the Mac Pro. The options from Apple include ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of memory, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB of memory, and NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 with 1.5GB of memory.

Storage The Mac Pro has four 3.5-inch hard drive bays. Combined they can supply up to 4TB of internal hard drive capacity. There are also two slots for SuperDrives.

Expandability Mac Pro supports three open fulllength PCI Express expansion slots, which should be enough for even the most demanding situations.


‫مع امكانية توسعة شاملة باالمكان اضافة اي بطاقة‬ ATI ‫ اخليار الذي يأتي من أبل هو‬.‫جرافكس للماك برو‬ ‫ مع ذاكرة ملحقة سعتها‬Radion HD 2600XT NVIDI GeForce 8800GT ‫ او‬،‫ميجابايت‬٢٦٥ NVIDIA‫ و‬،‫ ميجابايت‬٥١٢ ‫بذاكرة ملحقة سعتها‬ ‫ بذاكرة ملحقة سعتها‬Quadro FX 5600 .‫جيجابايت‬١.٥

‫التخزين‬ ٣.٥ ‫يسع املاك برو اربعة وحدات تخزين صلبة بقياس‬ ‫ ستصل سعة التخزين في حال استغلت‬.‫بوصة‬ ‫ كما يأتي‬،‫ تيرابايت للتخزين الداخلي‬٤ ‫جميعها الى‬ .‫معه مشغلني لالقراص من نوع سوبر درايف‬

‫التوسعة‬ PCI ‫للماك برو ثالثة مواضع توسعية من نوع‬ ‫ يُفترض ان يكونوا كافني لكل خطط‬،‫كاملة احلجم‬ .‫التوسعة‬ | | shuffle Middle East 39

Win iPod We’re giving away one iPod Shuffle 1GB to one lucky winner.

This competition will run in Shuffle August and September 2008. The deadline for sending us your submission is October 1, 2008. Send your submission to Please make sure you include your name and mobile number. Incomplete submissions will not be entitled to enter the competition. The winner will be announced in the October 2008 issue of Shuffle.

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Your task is to write a slogan for Shuffle. You can see what’s been our slogan or tag line on the cover of this and all previous issues: “all things Apple in the Middle East”. Feel free to let your creativity flow and brilliant ideas emerge.

Publish a Web Page With Word 2008 Microsoft Word has been a good web publishing application for many versions now. In fact, Excel and PowerPoint can also publish to the web. I wouldn’t recommend it for a commercial web site for a company, but for occasional single pages, it’s not bad. In the 2008 version Microsoft included a new function, the Web Layout, which makes it even easier to create designs for web pages. By Magnus Nystedt




Create your document and consider carefully how you want it to appear on the web. Remember what works in print doesn’t always work on the web.

You can work away normally in Word, but if you switch to the Web Layout mode you will find it easier to create nice web pages. You switch mode by going to View > Web Layout.

If you type in a hyperlink, e.g. “” and hit enter, Word will recognize it as a hyperlink and make it blue and underlined. If you need to edit a hyperlink, right-click on it and select Hyperlink > Edit Hyperlink.




When you’re happy with your web page, go to File > Save as Web page.

In the dialog box that opens, click the Web Options button. Here you can enter a title for the page and keywords. Click the OK button and then the Save button.

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The best part of that whole summer was that I started using a Mac.

When I started using Macs the concept of “switcher” didn’t exist. It was back in 1986 – yes, I’m showing my age here – and I was working for the summer at a factory. I was in high school and studied electrical engineering and I had managed to get a nice summer gig basically sitting in an office, playing with a PC, and doing some programming. My main job was doing some customization to one of their databases and it was on one of those plain, beige PCs and this was pre-Windows days so it was just textbased DOS all the way. That job was a really good experience and I learned a lot but the best part of that whole summer was that I started using a Mac.

»‫لم يكن هناك مسمى «منتقل او متحول للماكنتوش‬ ‫ نعم‬- ١٩٨٦ ‫ كان ذلك في عام‬.‫عندما بدأت باستخدام املاك‬ ‫ عملت حينها في مصنع‬- ‫أظنني كشفت عن عمري هنا‬ ‫ كنت ادرس هندسة الكهرباء في‬.‫خالل االجازة الصيفية‬ ‫الثانوية ومتكنت في تلك الصيفية ان احصل على وظيفة‬ ‫مكتبية مؤقتة استمتع بها باللعب والبرمجة على جهاز‬ ‫ كانت مهمتي االساسية ان ادخل بعض التحويرات‬.‫بي سي‬ ‫على قاعدة بيانات املصنع على جهاز بي سي اعتيادي ورمادي‬ ً ‫ لذا فقد كان العمل يتم حصرا‬،‫اللون من زمن ماقبل الويندوز‬ ‫على شاشة كلها نصوص وبيانات كتابية خالل نظام‬ ‫ كانت الوظيفة فرصة لي ألتعلم الكثير ولكن‬.»‫«دوس‬ ‫افضل ماحصل لي في ذلك الصيف انني بدأت باستخدام‬ .‫املاكنتوش‬

At the office there was a Mac Plus collecting dust in a corner. It was just sitting there, next to an ImageWriter printer, and I don’t think anyone used it all summer that I can remember at least. I’d never used a Mac but I turned it on one day, checked out the manuals, and started using MacWrite and MacPaint all day long, printed my creations on the ImageWriter, and played long hours of Dark Castle. I still remember what the bats sounded likewhen you hit them with the rocks.

‫ يجمع‬Mac Plus ‫كان هناك في املكتب جهاز ماكنتوش بلس‬ ‫ كان اجلهاز مركونا ً مبعية طابعة أبل‬.‫الغبار في زاوية الغرفة‬ .‫ وال أظن بأن احدا ً ما قد استخدمه طوال الصيف‬،‫اميج رايتر‬ ‫طبعا ً لم أكن قد جربت املاكنتوش بعد ولكني شغلته ذات‬ ‫ وتفحصت كتب الدليل الذي برفقته وبدأت باستخدام‬،‫يوم‬ ‫ وقمت‬،‫برامجه مثل «ماك رايت» و«ماك بينت» طوال اليوم‬ ‫ ولعبت‬،‫بطباعة ابتكاراتي واعمالي على طابعة ابل إميج رايتر‬ ‫ مازلت اذكر كيف‬.»‫لساعات طويلة على لعبة «دارك كاسل‬ .‫كان صوت اخلفّ اش الطائر عندما ترجمه بحَ جَ ر‬

After a little time I even started programming the Mac. There was some Pascal version on it and that was so exciting, making the Mac Plus do different things. So I wasn’t a Switcher really, I was a Beginner. Some time after the Mac Plus experience I bought my first Mac, a IIcx, and it’s not really stopped since then with the Macs. Back then, DOS was amazing to me, the things I could make that computer do. But the Mac was just in another league. For the recent switchers, try to imagine a small 9-inch black and white display (512×384 pixels) and booting and running from one floppy drive. What was so different was the whole experience. Apple seemed to care about every little detail, they seemed to want to make it fun and creative to use a computer. So that was my story of how I started using a Mac. Now tell us yours. Email it to

By Magnus Nystedt

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.‫بعد بعض الوقت بدأت حتى بعمل برمجة على املاكنتوش‬ ‫كان هناك نسخة للباسكال على اجلهاز مما اضاف هذا متعة‬ ‫لي حيث متكنت من جعل ماكنتوش بلس من امتام العديد من‬ ‫ لم اكن متحوال ً او منتقالً للماكنتوش باملعنى الشائع‬.‫املهام‬ ‫ فيما بعد وبسبب جتربتي مع‬.ً ‫ ولكنني كنت مبتدئا‬،‫االن‬ ‫ وكان‬،‫ قمت بشراء اول ماكنتوش خاص بي‬،‫املاكنتوش بلس‬ .ً ‫ ومذاك الوقت لم انقطع عن املاكنتوش مطلقا‬IIcx ‫طرازه‬ ‫صحيح كنت منبهرا ً مما استطيع فعله مع كمبيوتر بنظام‬ ‫ أقول ملن‬.ً ‫ ولكن للماكنتوش كان االمر مختلفا ً كليا‬،‫دوس‬ ‫ حاول تخيل جهاز بشاشة رمادية‬،ً ‫انتقل للماكنتوش حديثا‬ ‫ بكسل) دون هاردسك‬٥١٢x٣٨٥( ‫ بوصات‬٩ ‫غير ملونة بحجم‬ ‫ االمر اخملتلف‬.‫داخلي ويعمل كليا ً على قرص فلوبي مرن‬ ‫ فأبل كانت تهتم بكل التفاصيل مهما‬،‫كانت التجربة ذاتها‬ ‫ كانوا في ابل يريدون اضفاء متعة وابداعا ً باستخدام‬.‫صغرت‬ .‫حاسوبهم‬ ‫ فكيف‬،‫هكذا بدأت باستخدام املاكنتوش وتلك هي قصتى‬ ‫ راسلونا على‬.‫بدأت انتَ او انتِ مع املاكنتوش وماهي القصة‬ | | shuffle Middle East 43

Shufflegazine August 2008  
Shufflegazine August 2008  

Shufflegazine Apple Lifestyle Magazine for the Middle East. We cover all things Apple from Mac to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV and everything else...