Archive for February, 2008

Apple COO: iPhone “not married” to single operator model

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Aha… This is the first sign that Apple might work with multiple operators in certain markets. Could that be the Middle East? AppleInsider reports that Tim Cook, Apple’s COO, has said that the company is not married to the single operator model. He also said that Apple has to take into consideration that in some [...]

Fuheis: Jordan’s Doomdeath Capital!

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Beards, long hair, black t-shirts. Tombstones. Creepy old doorways. Doomdeath! Or maybe I should just scream: “Doomdeath Metal” into a microphone. What on EARTH am I talking about. A link showed up in my Del.icio.us RSS feed which I set up for the tag Amman. I clicked and read: Days … months, and years went [...]

Amman’s anti-gravity street: now even on TV!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Some people are going to hate me for posting about this again. But I just found this new video on ikbis.com: an MBC news report about Jordan’s so-called anti gravity street. The newest twist on this is that some people are now saying that the djinn are involved! You can read my first report/debunking attempt, [...]

First MacBook Air sighting in Jordan :-)

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

I walked into the iSystem Apple Store in Sweifieh to finally get a replacement battery and a new power adapter for my 3.5 year old PowerBook G4 (no Intel Mac for me yet!). As I walked into the store, I glimpsed something in the corner of my eye. Can it be true. Can that really [...]

Rumor: iPhone to be legally availble in Jordan by end of March

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Today I heard from a worker at a local Apple dealer that the iPhone will be available legally in Jordan by the end of next month. But the more interesting part of the rumor is that the iPhone will be released in Jordan without being locked to a mobile carrier. This w means you would [...]

Persepolis,: black ink on screen

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Ever since I heard that Marjane Satrapi‘s graphic novel Persepolis has been made into a movie, I eagerly wanted to see it. Well, today I saw it. Sadly, not in a movie theatre but on my laptop’s screen in its original, French version with English subtitles. Closely based on her simply, but powerfully illustrated books, [...]

Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Show me your website and I’ll tell you what kind of candidate (and person) you are. That’s essentially the gist of the very interesting article by the New York Times: Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC? The article offers insight into the visual design and branding techniques used in the websites of these [...]