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*** Invasion Of the (i)Pod People
David Tyler, Rochester Democrat And Chronicle

They're multiplying -- and spawning a new economy.

*** OS X Security Tips From The NSA
Scott McNulty, Unofficial Apple Weblog

The National Security Agency knows a thing or two about security in general, and it seems that Macs have infiltrated the Agency.

*** As Gadgets Proliferate, The Visually Impaired Struggle
Associated Press

As technology has evolved, it's become lighter, smaller and more portable. For most people, that makes it more convenient. For millions of blind and vision-impaired people, it's anything but.

*** Tiger's Out This Week. No Bull.
Steven Levy, Newsweek

This is great theater, but the greater show by far will be the one that plays on your computer screen, making your digital life more pleasurable and productive. If you're an Apple fan, showings begin on Friday. Windows users will have to wait until Christmas. 2006. Snort.

*** Apple To Power First Real-Time Full-Color Feed From GEO
Space Daily


*** Will Apple's Legal Cases Lead to A Consumer Backlash?
Ian Betteridge, eWeek

If there is a consumer backlash, it doesn't appear to be doing Apple any real harm.

*** iPod Mini
Written By Jon

My love of all things Apple has taken over my life.


*** 50 Random Observations On mac OS 10.4 "Tiger"
Chris Biagini, Assorted Geekery

*** 5 Ways To Unleash The Music
Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post

*** InDesign Perfect For Pros, Pages Turns On Rest Of Us
Mike Wendland, Knight Ridder Newspapers

Pages is clean, crisp, very flexible and so easy to use you don't even need to read the instructions.


*** Hypercard, The Sequel
Heng-Cheong Leong

Remember the "good old days" when we were all programmers because Apple provided us with the simple yet powerful Hypercard? Now that Hypercard is dead, where have all the "rest of us programmers" gone to?

Programming the iTunes/iPod <http://www.maximumaardvark.com/archives/2005/04/22/making_the_ipods_shuffle_function_work_better>, that's where we all are now.

The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy

[Top Stories]

*** The Year Of Living Wirelessly
Greg Lalas, Boston Globe

Boston is on the brink of a revolution -- a wireless world where people in parks and on sidewalks, on subways and in restaurants, everywhere and anywhere, are plugged in to the internet. Are we ready for a Wi-Fi city?


*** Are Technology Stocks About To Lose The Blues?
Norm Alster, New York Times

Is this the start of a sustainable rally? Or, as Friday's sell-off may suggest, just a blip on technology's dismal long-term performance charts?

MyAppleMenu Reader
The other things in life


*** Watching TV Makes You Smarter
Steven Johnson, New York Times

For decades, we've worked under the assumption that mass culture follows a path declining steadily toward lowest-common-denominator standards, presumably because the "masses" want dumb, simple pleasures and big media companies try to give the masses what they want. But as that "24" episode suggest, the exact opposite is happening: the culture is getting more cognitively demanding, not less.

*** Will 'The Simpsons' Ever Age?
David Carr, New York Times

Matt Groening says 350 episodes are merely the halfway point.

*** How To Be Your Own Publisher
Sarah Glazer, New York Times

Self-publishing companies have been growing rapidly in recent years, displacing old-style vanity presses and competing with the number of titles produced by traditional houses.

Life in the city


*** Lee Kuan Yew Tells China To Be Careful
Associated Press

Singapore's founding father yesterday urged China to use its rapid economic growth to rekindle Chinese civilization and not to flex its military muscle, news media reported.

*** Viva... Er, Singapore?
George wehrfritz and Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, Newsweek

It's a safe bet that others could soon follow.


*** The Difference Between Malaysians And Singaporeans
Eddie G., Timewasters Anonymous

Malaysian: Builds Twin Towers to symbolize what Malaysia is all about. Singaporean: Builds Twin Metal-Spiked Balls for the same purpose.

*** Shanmugam Murugesu

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