[MyAppleMenu] Apr 2, 2003
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MyAppleMenu : Top Stories
Apple Remote Desktop 1.2 Adds Features (Peter Cohen, MacCentral)
Apple Remote Desktop v1.2 adds Remote Software Installation and Remote Network Startup Disk as new features.
MyAppleMenu : News
Bella Debuts Keyboards For DV-Editing Apps (MacNN)
The keyboards have an integrated jog/shuttle controller and work with leading video applications, such as Final Cut Pro , Avid Xpress DV , Adobe Premiere , Media 100 i and others.
Apple Ships G4s With Radeon 9700 Cards (Peter Cohen, MacCentral)
Power Mac G4 systems built to order from Apple's online store customized with Radeon 9700 Pro Edition graphics cards are now shipping, according to e-mails received by MacCentral readers.
Publishing To The Power Of X (Simon Kent, Apple)
MacUser recently became the first nationally-distributed UK publication to be produced using an end-to-end Mac OS X-based workflow. Simon Kent finds out how the transition from Mac OS 9 was handled and meets the staff who are reaping the benefits of the worlds most advanced OS.
Apple Included In Time's 80 Days That Changed The World (MacMinute)
"Nobody [then], not even Jobs, saw what was coming next: that Apple would create the look and feel of every desktop in the world and start our love affair with the personal computer."
Pizza Box Or iMac? No, An iBox (Leander Kahney, Wired News)
A Minnesota man has plans to launch his own Macintosh-manufacturing business, building a low-cost, upgradeable Mac called the iBox.
Graphic Converter Upgraded (Macworld UK)
Eudora Update Adds Dozens Of Fixes (Peter Cohen, MacCentral)
Specific work was done to correct crashing problems, hangs, work arounds for outstanding issues, and many other change.
Independent Mac Shareware Dev. Group (MacNN)
A group of shareware developers is attempting to gauge developer interest in an organization tentatively called the Independent Macintosh Shareware Developers Group.
MyAppleMenu : Opinions
Apple Moves To Jungle Rhythms (Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald)
If a single sign points to the transformation of Apple, it is the speed with which it innovates and develops industry-changing products.
Poll: Create Needs Keynote (Alison Turner, Macworld UK)
Two-thirds of Macworld Online readers believe that dropping Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote from the Create event is ill-advised.
Do You Feel You're Part Of A Cult? (Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl)
You see we're part of a cult. We want things to "just work," and if they don't, we will complain vigorously about it. Now is that so strange?
Gee Whiz: The New Wireless Networking Standard (Peter Lewis, Fortune)
This time around, Apple chose a half-baked standard, and some customers could get burned.
MyAppleMenu : Reviews
About The Finder... (John Siracusa, Ars Technica)
I'm going to outline what I believe is a fairly conservative vision of what the Finder could be, and explain what makes it better than the current Mac OS X Finder--not just for me personally, but for all Mac users.
Griffin PowerMate (Envy News)
Format-Friendly FileMaker Pro 6 (Syllabus)
MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : News & Opinions
India Official: No Government Edict On Open Source (John Ribeiro, InfoWorld)
The Indian government will not back open-source software to the exclusion of proprietary software, according to Arun Shourie, India 's minister for information technology and communications. The government is a key buyer of information technology in the country, and backers of open-source software were hoping that the Indian government would throw its weight behind open source.
Ellison: Linux Will Wipe Microsoft Out of Data Center (Stacy Cowley, InfoWorld)
At a gathering here Tuesday of current and potential Oracle ISV partners, Oracle Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison extolled the virtues of Linux and predicted that the open-source operating system will soon decimate Microsoft in the battle for the data center market.
Red Hat: Step Carefully (Harold Martin, O'Reilly Network)
It seems that Red Hat's trend is to require an ongoing paid subscription to Red Hat Network in order to easily get software Red Hat didn't write in the first place.
America's Other War: On Liberty (Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News)
Our government sees no big problem in imprisoning citizens without due process, and then keeping them penned up with little or no access to legal assistance, much less their families.
IM Remains An Enigma For IT (Tony Knotzer, InformationWeek)
A survey indicates that almost 90% of companies have instant messaging traversing their networks but only a third have standardized on specific IM apps.
Freedom To E-Mail Takes The Stand (Lisa M. Bowman, CNET News.com)
Anti-Intel crusader Ken Hamidi's long-standing battle to highlight alleged unfair labor practices at the chip giant is set to get another day in court this week.
Misfired Messages Roil Businesses (Christopher Null, Wired News)
Today's on-the-go workers are sending e-mails and instant messages containing derogatory comments and jokes, risqué images or sensitive information in droves -- to the wrong people.
HP Finds A Thrilla In Mozilla (Paul Festa, CNET News.com)
HP will continue to bundle the Netscape browser with HP-UX, the company's version of Unix. But starting with the next version of the operating system, which is due in June, HP will also include Mozilla. The company calls its decision a vote of confidence for the open-source model.
MyAppleMenu Reader : World
A Country Of Fear (Jack Beatty, The Atlantic)
Iraq will be better off after the war. But will America?
Saddam's Greater Game (Gary Anderson, Washington Post)
Many observers of the war with Iraq are focused on the looming battle for Baghdad in anticipation that it will be the culminating event of the conflict, and it may in the end be so from an American perspective. But in the view of the Iraqi leadership, it may be only the end of a first stage in a greater Iraqi plan.
Come The Revolution (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times)
To read the Arab press is to think that the entire Arab world is enraged with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and to some extent that's true. But here's what you don't read: underneath the rage, there is also a grudging, skeptical curiosity - a curiosity about whether the Americans will actually do what they claim and build a new, more liberal Iraq.
TV War Reporters Increasingly Seem Part Of The News (Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle)
After 12 days of war, the media have made nearly as many headlines as the fighting in Iraq. At this pace, CNN will have to embed a reporter with NBC just to keep up on the shifting media war.
Market Reform: Lessons From New Zealand (Rupert Darwall, Policy Review)
On these South Pacific islands of a little under 4 million people has been distilled the political dynamics of market-based reform and the countervailing forces opposed to it. Does reform create or consume political capital? To what extent is reform reversible, or does it create new constituencies and permanently change the terms of political debate? Has reform reached a natural frontier at the fortress gates of big-government social welfare programs?
MyAppleMenu Reader : Science & Tech
Written In The Genes (Johnjoe McFadden, The Guardian)
The study of DNA allows us to unravel history, but it also tells us that we can forge our own future.
April Foo's Pranks Target Security Industry (Dennis Fisher, eWeek)
Several security-related April Fool's Day hoaxes began floating around the Internet Tuesday, several of which ruthlessly satirized the security industry and its denizens.
MyAppleMenu Reader : Life
Staff Of Life (Charles Perry, Los Angeles Times)
Through the ages and especially now, one food has sustained body and spirit: bread.
On A Clear Day I Can Eat Forever (William Grimes, New York Times)
As a diner, critic and epicure, I applaud the new antismoking law. I loathe cigarette smoke, in the same way that classical concertgoers loathe the sound of coughing and real soccer fans loathe hooligans. Smoking is the enemy of food. It distorts or disguises flavors. It dulls the taste buds. It has no place in a restaurant. Yet a primitive voice deep inside me wants to yell no.
Singing As An Antidote To Horror (Mary Ann Sieghart, The Times)
If you want your spirits raised - and God knows, most of us need that today - just go and sing your heart out somewhere with a bunch of other people. Its cheaper, healthier, less fattening and much more fun than getting drunk.
Commercial Tie-Ins, Product Promos Invade MTV (Jeff Leeds, Los Angeles Times)
Strapped for cash, major record labels have been sneaking marketing messages into videos.
Everybody Wins (Paul Farhi, American Journalism Review)
Fox News Channel and CNN are often depicted as desperate rivals locked in a death match. In fact, the cable networks arent even playing the same game. Theres no reason they both cant flourish.
MyAppleMenu Reader : Expressions
The Lift (Michael Collier, Slate)
MyAppleMenu Reader : EOF
TV Quiz Coughing Scam Trial Delayed -- By Coughing (Reuters)
The trial of a British army major accused of cheating in the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" TV quiz with the help of a coughing accomplice was adjourned on Monday -- because of an outbreak of coughing among the jury.
MyAppleMenu SingaporeSurf : News & Opinions
LTA Delays Northeast Line's Opening To End Of May Or Even June (Fiona Tan, Channel NewsAsia)
New trial runs started last week after a signalling problem was fixed.
Mixed Reactions To 3-Day Closure Of Ngee Ann Poly Over SARS (Johnson Choo and Suzanne Jung, Channel NewsAsia)
Some Ngee Ann Poly students were indignant that the Government took so long to reach the decision to close the campus while others said it was just a matter of time.
SIA Makes Sharp Flight Cuts To Asian Cities (AFP)
Singapore Airlines (SIA) said on Wednesday that it planned to cut weekly flight frequencies to Hongkong by 37 per cent and suspend all services to Kaohsiung and Hiroshima, citing drop in demand due to the Iraq war and a deadly respiratory disease.
Ban Travel To And From Hot Spots (Donald Urquhart, Business Times)
The only real way to ensure this viral outbreak is nipped in the bud is to ban air travel between Singapore and the key sources of Sars outbreak -- particularly Hong Kong and southern China. Clearly, such drastic action would not be without serious consequences. But it could be the only option if Singapore is to avoid being continually re-infected.
Top Sporting Events Will Be Shown On Free-To-Air TV (Samuel Lee, Straits Times)
In a move likely to be welcomed by many television viewers, MDA said it would use the code to ensure that important sporting events are aired on free-to-air TV. Programmes covered by the rule are the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games, the South-east Asian Games and the S-League.
Singapore's Sober Look At SARS (Sonia Kolesnikov, UPI)
Voices of gloom are being raised, with some predicting the Lion-state could fall back into recession.
Chua: No Laws To Stop People From Travelling To Singapore (Sin Chew Daily)
Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said Malaysia does not have any laws that can stop Malaysians from travelling to Singapore to work. However, he advised Malaysians working in Singapore to stay home and stop going to Singapore temporarily during this critical period of time.
Down: Prices Of Private Homes; Up: HDB Resale Flats (Soh Wen Lin and Vladimir Guevarra, Straits Times)
Growing number of people downgrading from private property to HDB flat cited as significant reason for trend.
Ngee Ann Poly Closed For 3 Days (Bertha Henson, Straits Times)
Ngee Ann Polytechnic will be shut down for three days from today as a 20-year-old business student there might have Sars.
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