[MyAppleMenu] Dec 29, 2005
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*** iPod Replaced With Meat
Rachel Cambra claims that when her son opened his Apple iPod for Christmas, the device was nowhere to be found. Instead, she claims, the device was replaced by some kind of mystery meat.
*** The iPod Is Playing Hard To Get In Ulster
Peter Cardwell, Belfast Telegraph
One of the seasonal must-haves - the iPod - continues to be virtually unavailable in Northern Ireland, retailers said today.
*** Some Nightspots Catch iPod Wave
Sarah Bradshaw, Poughkeepsie Journal
This trend is a reflection of just how popular portable music has become and how sharing it with others is becoming easier than ever.
*** iPod 'Oblivion' May Increase Crime Risk
KFMB San Diego
Police say they've noticed thieves targeting people who aren't paying attention because they're lost in the music.
*** Mac Users And The Macs They Use
Giles Turnbull, O'Reilly Network
I recently contacted a bunch of Mac professionals -- journalists and developers -- to ask them straight out: what Mac do you use? And what do you like about it? Here's what happened.
*** Music Downloads Up 50% As iTunes Dominates
Maija Palmer, Financial Times
*** Dressing Up Your iPod To Suit Your Personality
Doreen Carvajal, International Herald Tribune
Within the rich ecosystem of iPod gizmos, the flora and fauna take exotic forms: glowing pink fish from Japan, scratchproof skin from Germany and snowball puffs of mohair from the United States that transform sleek gadgets into instant cuddle buddies.
*** iTunes Podcasting Support Leaves Me Wanting
Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
*** Rejoice, Mac Heads, And Stay Tuned
Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek
This will be remembered as the year when Apple got the respect -- and the stock price -- it deserves. For 2006, bring on those Intel chips.
*** Spotlight: Is Your Mac Going To Rat On You?
John Kheit, Mac Observer
The management of metadaa, who owns it and who controls it, is an area rife with serious security concerns.
*** [Tech] Winners And Losers 2005
Paul Thurrott, Internet Nexus
During a year in which Apple revealed that every single Mac being sold through the end of 2005 was essentially obsolete, the company actually saw increased Mac sales, not lowered sales as one might rightly expect. That's not just unusual, it's incredible.
*** iTMS For The Rest Of Us
Time is ripe, more than ever, for Apple to start a global iTunes Music Store for the rest of the world. Podcasts, podsafe music, audio tours -- gosh, the available content is limitless.
(Oh, and I know this will eat into your lock-in effect for iPods, but how about allowing publishers to choose whether they want to turn off your FairPlay DRM for the stuff they publish?)
A boy can dream, can't he?
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** The Dark Side Of Digital Photography
Jamie Thinglestad, MarketWatch
Facing the challenges of data storage.
*** Women Narrow The Internet Gender Gap, Survey Finds
Yuki Noguchi, Washington Post
The other things in life
*** Pen Vs. Sword
Philip Kennicott, Washington Post
Editor Iryna Vidanava is pushing change in Belarus. The government is pushing back.
*** Chowing Down With The Hound
Joe Yonan, Boston Globe
Jim Leff, a founder of the food-obsessed website CHowhound, explores the culinary delights of Framingham and Worcester.
Life in the city
*** KDF Sees 40% Increase In Donations Following NKF Saga
Margaret Perry, Channel NewsAsia
Its chairman attributes the rise to the foundation's transparency and prudent use of funds.
*** Singapore Raises Bar For Fund Access To Pensions
Singapore has raised the bar for mutual funds that want access to the city-state's $71 billion retirement savings, its pension administrator said on Thursday.
*** Which Side Is Singapore On?
Watching Paint Dry
The problem is that there does not seem to be a shared agreement about which side of the street to walk on, and so one is constantly forced to dodge and weave.
*** Is That A Vacation Job Or Free Labor?
Mohamed anafi Mohd Noh, Straits Times
I wish to highlight a practice by a local restaurant chain, Fish & Co, which appears to use students on vacation as a source of free labor.
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** Rudy Got Smooth
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