[MyAppleMenu] Mar 7, 2006
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Mac news for Mac people
*** Why iPods Are Refreshing Parts Teachers Can't Reach
Jimmy Leach and Jerome Monahan, The Guardian
Whether it's podcasting lessons to students, composing music, or directing movies to be broadcast online, ICT and creativity are catching on.
*** Mac OS X Hacker Tale Rebuked
*** Apple Falls On Analyst Intel Gloom
Apple shares fell last night after analyst firm Thomas Weisel warned the Intel transition may be 'proving difficult.'
*** Bare Bones Releases BBEdit 8.2.5
*** Vermont Community Uses iPod To Reach Voters
Add an iPod to Norman Rockwell's iconic image of Vermont's town meetings.
*** Ultrawideband To Add New Wireless Options
Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS
It's likely that battery-powered portable electronics such as cell phones and MP3 players will eventually receive the biggest benefit from UWB because of its extremely low power usage.
*** Brian Petersen: Fast Friends Fashion First Feature
David Levy, Apple
"The truth is we could never have pulled this off -- not in our wildest dreams -- if not for two crucial factors: our close friendship and our Mac computers."
*** Sniveling About Steve Jobs
Jeffrey Young, ZDNet
As usual, Steve is way ahead of the curve. He's about to invade everyone's home, while the clueless are still obsessing about yesterday's iPod Nation... and getting mad at him for being far ahead of the curve. Get over it.
*** Logitech Vies For Mac Desktop
The S 530 is the perfect co-star for a Mac mini and a good replacement fo your standard Mac perpherals thanks to the handy shortcut butons to control your iTunes' playlists, launch iPhoto and use Spotlight amongst other stuff.
*** The New Notebook By Mac A Good Buy
Mark Kellner, Washington Times
*** BBEdit Vs. TextMate
Francois Joseph de Kermadec, O'Reilly Network
*** In A Docktopus's Garden
Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
I appreciate the approch that Startly has taken to providing contextual information and utilities via items that are already guaranteed to be in the Dock, but being joined at the hip to the Dock also means that Docktopus will be used primarily to people who are geeky enough to want instant access to the kind of information and capabilities that Docktopus provides without being the kind of peole who run many applications simultaneously or who store many items in their Docks.
*** Even With Intel Inside, New MacBook Is Easy To Like
Murray Hill, Canada.com
In short, it's everything a good notebook should be.
*** Upgrades To iPhoto Worth Seeing, Using
David L. Hart, San Diego Union-Tribune
*** Go West
We will fly so highTell all our friends goodbyeWe will start life newThis is what we'll do.Thanks to the Pet Shop Boys and the iPod, this is the song that is stuck in my head this morning.
And thanks to the power of the internet, I can try to get it stuck in your head too.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Theme Of London Book Fair Is What Technology Can Do
Samson Spanier, New York Times
*** Wireless USB Devices Arriving By September
Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com
The first devices using a wirelss version of the Universal Serial Bus connection technology will begin arriving in the third quarter, the leader of an industry group overseeing the standard said Monday.
The other things in life
[Tech & Science]
*** Linguists Find The Words, And Pocahontas Speaks Again
John Noble Wilford, New York Times
A small yet growing number of linguists and anthropologists has been busy in recent years recreating dead or dying Indian speech.
*** Why Good Punctuation Makes For Bad Writing
Dominic Dromgoole, The Guardian
Good punctuation is mourned as a lost art. But the best writing is full of mistakes -- and that's why it's exciting.
*** Publish Or Panic
Diane Cole, U.S. News
The credibility of books is in a million little pieces. The web is stealing readers. But publishers are fighting back.
*** The Trench
Erri De Luca, New Yorker
Life in the city
*** All Smiles, But What Happened?
Loh Chee Kong, Today
Singapore Democratic Alliance keeps mum about meeting; Chiam See Tong absent.
*** No More NS Deferment For Pre-Enlistees To Pursue University Studies
S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
*** Singapore Plans Audacious New Twisting Bridge
Singapore Monday unveiled an audacious plan to build a helix-shaped bridge that will link a massive new tourist development, including a giant Ferris wheel and casino complex on reclaimed land.
*** Death Penalty's Unlikely Victim
James Rose, Hong Kong Standard
Globalization throws up some odd linkages. Take, for instance, the connection between these two events: a young man is executed by hanging in Changi Prison after being convicted of drug trafficking; a few hours later, an international jet lifts off from Sydney airport chock-full of passengers on a lucrative daily flight to Los Angeles.
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** La Boomba Rhoomba
Vincent Van Go-Go
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