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*** Apple v. Apple: Closing Arguments Focus On Timing
Jeremy Kirk, Macworld UK
*** Analysts Predict Weak Apple Quarter
*** Apple Takes Its Bankroll To Reno
Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek
Loaded with growing cash reserves, the computer maker has created an asset-management firm in a state with fewer taxes and looser ties with the IRS.
*** How To Wow 'Em Like Steve Jobs
Carmine Gallo, BusinessWeek
The Apple CEO is well known for his electrifying presentations. Here are five tips to make your next talk just as mesmerizing -- or close.
*** Apple Helps Push Nasdaq And S&P To 5-Year Highs
Apple's share rose nearly 10 percent, their biggest one-day percentage gain since November 2004.
*** Apple, Beatles Lawsuit Concludes In London
Megan Murphy, Bloomberg
Judge to decide on use of name in a few weeks.
*** iPod Slump To Impact Chip Makers
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
The market has already sen the fallout from the MP3 slowdown, especially NAND-based flashmemory makers.
*** Windows iMac Runs Photoshop Faster Than On OS X
Rich Brown, CNET News.com
*** Apple Allows Windows On Its Machines
Vikas Bajaj, New York Times
*** Mac Fans Sign Up For Boot Camp
Daniel Terdiman, CNET News.com
Perhaps hell has frozen over. That could explain the Macintosh community's surprisingly upbeat reaction to Apple's announcement of software enabling the running of Windows on Macs.
*** Will PC Users See Apple In A New Light?
Tom Krazit, CNET News.com
Apple's decision to make Windows on a Mac an offiically sanctioned reality gives PC users more choice, but not all consumers might be ready to handle that freedom, according to analysts.
*** Developers React To Apple's Boot Camp
Tuncer Deniz, Inside Mac Games
We asked a few Mac games developers what they thought about Apple released software that makes it so easy to install Windows on an Intel Mac.
*** Need Your Eye Out? Get An iPatch
Scott Silverman, MacUser
These handy little things are meant for the built-in iSights on all new iMacs.
*** The First Boot Drops
If I were Sony, or Toshiba, or HP, I'd be freaking out right now.
*** Even With Dual Boot, We Still Need VirtualPC
For those who are doing significant work, who need to quickly go back and forth between a Windows and Mac environment, Virtual PC remains a necessary program.
*** At Long Last, And What A Great Name
Imagine if we named this thing! It would be called: "Microsoft Windows XP Professional Boot Selector Beta for Windows and Macintosh Systems."
*** Confessions Of A Conflicted Mac User
Stefan Antonowicz, Village Voice
Microsoft Vista has been panned everywhere I've read about it, and the siren's call of Apple is driving my Argo towards the rocks again.
*** Will Boot Camp Turn XP Into The Enemy Within?
Ephraim Schwartz, InfoWorld
*** Boot Camp: Apple's Enterprise Trojan Horse?
Larry Dignan, eWeek
Boot Camp could give enterprise customers a reason to give Apple a try in the enterprise. There's an ROI case to be made.
*** Bootcamp: End Of Apple?
Lance lanoff, PC Magazine
Bootcamp marks the beginning of the end for Apple as the renegade for the design set and the beginning of Aple as a dominant player in the global destkop PC game. It will become absorbed.
*** Boot Camp: Macs Should Do Windows Since Its All About Apple Hardware Anyway
Apple really had no other choice.
*** The Real Reason Behind Apple's Boot Camp
Damien Barrett, Unofficial Apple Weblog
The AutoCAD kids can simply boot the computer to Windows to turn their software and two hours later, the Graphic Design students can boot the computers to Mac OS X to run their design applications.
*** Boot Camp Turns Your Mac Into A Reliable Windows PC
Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
All in all, Boot Camp works really well. Whether you want to run Mac or Windows programs, an Apple computer may be the only computer you'll need.
*** Boot Camp: The Bigger Deal May Be In OS X 10.5
The best thing is to have Virtual PC-liked environment so that you can run Macintosh and Windows applications together on the same session. But I doubt Apple is willing to go that far. After all -- even though the circumstances are not exactly the same -- we've seen what happened to IBM's OS/2 opeating system, whose selling points include the ability to run Windows 3.1 applications side-by-side.
And dual-boot is definitely not the next best thing. You'd have to shut down all your applications in order to leave one operating system and boot into another operating system. And you definitely do not want to do that every 30 minutes so that you can check your e-mail on the Exchange server.
But, what if in OS X 10.5, Apple puts in support for hibernation on demand? Basically, you would make your OS X session go sleeping, and save all the information in the RAM onto the hard disk. And after you are done with Windows, you boot back into the Mac OS X with all your applications and all your documents as it was, once the information is loaded back from the hard disk to the RAM. That would be awesome, and will be the next best thing to Virtual PC. (Note that Windows already support hibernation.)
In fact, for people who want speed and performance in their Windows session (think gamers), this will in fact be more desirable than Virtual PC.
Will Apple go that far to support Windows on Macintosh? I'm not sure, but Apple do surprise us now and then.
*** Microsoft In Apple Camp
This video <http://youtube.com/watch?v=3Q42D_qVLUA> of Steve Ballmer attending a Macworld is, how do I put it, quite disturbing...
*** Blue Apple
Looks like the first official Blue Screen of Death <http://www.dealcatcher.com/forums/m_402248/tm.htm> on a Macintosh out in the wild.
Well, when Apple says that Boot Camp -- and all the Windows drivers -- are in beta, they aren't kidding you.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Why VOIP Needs Crypto
Bruce Schneier, Wired News
*** Netflix Wants To Shut Blockbuster Online Rentals
*** Open-Source Advocates: Microsoft's Development Model Is Failing
Peter Galli, eWeek
Proponents of the free and open-source software development model are using the recently announcd delays in the shipping of Microsoft's Windows Vista and Office 2007 products as an example of how the company's software engineering process simply does not work well.
*** Red Hat Cancels Fedora Foundation
Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com
The other things in life
*** 20 Years After Meltdown, Life Returns To Chernobyl
Andrew Osborn, Independent
The world's worst nuclear accident created a radiation-soaked wasteland. But nature has pushed its way through the cracked concrete.
[Tech & Science]
*** Discovered: The Missing Link That Solves A Mystery Of Evolution
Alok Jha, The Guardian
Scientists have made one of the most important fossil finds in history: a missing link between fish and land animals, showing how creatures first walked out of the water and on to dry land more than 375m years ago.
*** With This Ethical Ring I Thee Wed
Kirk Johnson, New York Times
As the outsize environmental impact of gold mining has been exposed, jewelers have been trying to inoculate themselves against a consumer backlash. It is not here yet, but many people say it is sure to come.
*** Families With Full Plates, Sitting Down To Dinner
Lisa W. Foderaro, New York Times
After decades of decline in the simple ritual of family dinners, there is evidence that many families are making the effort to gather at the dinner table.
Life in the city
*** Opposition Parties Slam Podcast Ban Rule
Sue-Ann Chia, Aaron Low and Serene Luo, Straits Times
Political parties and bloggers fear that government's regulations against podcasting and blogs during elections will have a chilling effect on free speech.
*** SingTel Chief Denies Bluffing
Vanda Carson, News.com.au
The head of Singapore Telecommunications and brother of the island state's prime minister has denied misleading Australian prime minister John Howard over the future of Optus' troubled pay-TV arm.
*** Singapore Attacked Over Blog Gag
The Singapore goverrnment has been condemned for gagging political discussion on the web in the run up to the country's parliamentary elections.
*** Singaproe 'No' To MyKad
Mazwin Nik Anis, The Star
Singapore has shot down Malaysia's proposal to use MyKad as an entry document for frequent travellers, saying it may not have sufficient security features desired by the republic.
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