[MyAppleMenu] Apr 7, 2005

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*** Making The Leap
Rob Carrigan, Newspaper & Technology

There are still many of you out there at smaller newspapers that have yet to make the leap. For years, you have known you need to eventually upgrade your layout software and migrate to a modern operating system. But you are still getting the paper out on the old stuff, right?

*** .Mac Members Get 30-Days Of Free T-Mobile HotSpot Service
Mac Observer

*** Scoop! Brit Chip Designers Score Coup As Apple Picks Chips For Next Gen Mobile Multimedia Device... The m-Pod?
Tom Foremski, SiliconValleyWatcher

Apple has contracted to use the powerful video, image, and music chips designed by Alphamosaic, in Cambridge, UK, in a future multimedia mobile device.

*** Apple Offers Logic, Logic Express 7.1 Pre-Order

*** CherryOS Goes Open Source
Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral

*** Duke Decides To Tweak Mass iPod Giveaway
Michael Felberbaum, Associated Press

Only students enrolled in certain classes will get the free gadgets.

*** iPod Security Still A Stumbling Block For Firms
Will Sturgeon, Silicon.com

Companies are also failing to clamp down on the use of USB memory keys and many other removable storage devices -- all of which have the potential to either unwittingly or maliciously undermine a company in the wrong hands.

*** Duke University To Continue iPod Program
Jim Dalrymple, Playlist

Officials from Duke University said on Wednesday that they would continue distributing Apple's popular iPod digital device to students next year, albeit in a more focused manner.


*** Xserve, Like No Other
Travis Bell, Sort Of A Protest Blog

As a server administrator there is no system on the planet easier to manager.

*** Apple, RIAA Should Sue Each Other's Fans
Ross Rubin, Engadget


*** URL Reminder
Dan Frakes, Macworld

*** Play Anything
Jonathan Seff, Macworld

With so many Windows-centric files floating around the Internet, it's easy for Mac users to feel left out. But with the right software -- most of which is just a free download away -- you can play almost any file your Windows-using friends throw at you.

*** Maximizing The Life Of The G4's Battery
J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times

Apple does not recommend leaving the PowerBook plugged in all the time with its lithium-ion battery connected because the internal chemistry can stagnate.


*** You Still Want The Old Files, Right?
Heng-Cheong Leong

Like many others, I too have been surprised by this bug in Windows' file explorer, where "replacing a folder" really means "merge the two folders <http://daringfireball.net/2005/04/replace>" instead. Thankfully, no files were lost in the process, only a slightly confused human being who was surprised to find old files still lurking inside the folder.

Unfortunately, I now have to find a special location in my memory to keep this little fact whenever I operate a Windows machine.

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*** Class Divisions Coming To Open Source Licenses
Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

The meaning of the term "open source," is about to change, according to the Open Source Initiative. Board members have approved sweeping changes that will tighten up the way it classifies open-source licenses and, eventually, create a new "multi-tier" classification system that will favor some open source licenses over others.

*** Why Google Is Syndication Shy
Steve Rubel, Micro Persuasion

Feeds may be Google's greatest enemy.

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*** China's Divided Catholics Unite, If Just To Mourn
Jim Yardley, New York Times

China's 12 million Catholics are mourning the death of John Paul II, but his passing is also a reminder of an unfinished legacy: the division of Chinese Catholics from the rest of the church, and from each other.


*** Online Shopping Makes New York A Cardboard Jungle
Julia Moskin, New York Times

Whether they hate shopping with kids in tow, dislike maneuvering a cart through narrow aisles or just prefer shopping for sodas at 2 a.m., New Yorkers now log on.

*** The Scientist Is Gone, But Not His Book Tour
Edward Wyatt, New York Times

It is a problem that might have puzzled the great physicist RIchard P. Feynman himself: how to conduct an author tour when the author is, well, not exactly available.

*** 10,000 Years Of Nostalgia
Roger Sandall, The Culture Cult

Life gets better, but people feel worse.

Life in the city


*** Johor Hurt By Bad Press In Singapore
New Straits Times

State Executive Council member for tourism, Freddy Long, feels the playing up of stories on crime in the State by the Singapore press had led to the loss of nearly a million potential visitors from the republic last year.

*** Pirates Try TO Board Japanese Tanker In The Singapore Strait

*** Most Energy-Saving Lamps Fail Case Test
Jessy Chua, Today

A test commissioned by the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) has revealed that as many as two-thirds of lamp manufacturers may be overstating their claims.

*** Singapore Looking For Ways To Diversify Economy
Michael Lim, Channel NewsAsia

Lim Hng Kiang said the government wanted to nurture 10 to 20 sectors which could each contribute between five and six percent of GDP annually.


*** Quality Care By GPs? It Comes At A Price
Hia Kwee Yang, Straits Times

GPs can deliver only good, cost-effective and affordable -- not cheap -- health care.

*** Time For Doctors To Relook 'Futile Care'
Andy Ho, Straits Times

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