[MyAppleMenu] Mar 31, 2006

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*** SigmaTel Shortfall Won't Affect iPods
Maya Roney, Forbes

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster maintained iPod unit sales estimates for Apple despite a recent revenue shortfall from iPod component supplier SigmaTel.

*** Apple's Finest Flip-Flops
Owen Linzmayer, Wired News

This rocky passage has been mirroed by its publicity department and executives, who have occasionally overreacted to certain trends or simply missed others, resulting in an impressive number of public flip-flops over the years.

*** Despite Growth, Apple Falls Short On Enterprise Traction
John Rizzo, eWeek

As Apple reaches the 30-year mark, Macs are better integrated in enterprise systems than ever before. But if the enterprise market is paying attention, it isn't expressing this with large Mac purchases. It's also not evident how much Apple cares.

*** Pfeiffer Research Reports On Cost And Productivity Mac Versus Windows

*** Apple, Bose, Dell Tops In Consumer Electronics Brand Trust
Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica

At the other end of hte spectrum was Microsoft.

*** Aperture's Universal Binary Release Pushed To April
Peter Cohen, Macworld


*** Where Apple Fails
Michael Kanellos, CNET News.com

If Apple is so great, how come it's so small?

*** Adios Avie
John Gruber, Daring Fireball

It's just a case of a very smart guy who decied a couple years ago to move on to something else, and tomorrow is moving day.

*** The Apple Effect
Samuel Cotterall


*** Remember, This Is Version 1.0
Heng-Cheong Leong

If you want to stay on the bleeding edge, buy, buy, buy. But there is a reason why there are advices on not buying 1.0 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/zenex/116156482/> products.

*** Are We Getting It All Wrong?
Heng-Cheong Leong

You don't exercise with an iPod -- whether listening or watching. You exercise with an Xbox 360 <http://chris.pirillo.com/blog/_archives/2006/3/30/1851208.html>!


*** Windows Rattled? Is Microsoft's "Wave Of Innovation" Bye Bye Ballmer?
Tera Patricks, Tera Talks

How did the world's largest, richest, most powerful software company get this way? They've never had to weather a storm, work through a true crisis, or bet the farm.

The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy


*** Remote Access Is No Longer A Luxury
Stan Oien, CDW

*** Palm Got It Right Ten Years Ago. So Why Are We Still Suffering?
Adam Richardson

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*** Shoot The Beasties
Sylvie Simmons, The Guardian

The Beastie Boys gave 50 strangers a camera -- and ended up with a whole new type of concert movie.

*** Secret Fiction
Karen Zuercher, SF Weekly

So you finally wrote the book. Now what?

*** :-) !!! )-: !!!!!! (-: What's All This? Admission Angst
Susan Saulny, New York Times

College and graduate school applicants awaiting the good, or bad, news from admission offices -- some already in hand, some coming any day now -- have discovered the addictive joys of chronicling their experiences in excruciating and often embarrassing detail online in blogs and on forums.

*** Getting Fresh With Mozart
Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly

He wrote about 650 pieces; why do we always hear the same old six?

Life in the city


*** SDP Eyes Sembawang GRC
Derrick A Paulo, Today

The mvoe may cast some doubts over expectations that the Workers' Party, which has been actively working the ground in Sembawang, will field a team in the constituency.


*** Singapore Airlines' Lofty Service Keeps It Above Rivals
Peter Pae, Los Angeles Times

Few airlines can match the service in Singapore Airlines' first-class and business-class cabins.

*** Singapore To Issue Biometric Passports Starting August
Dominique Loh, Channel NewsAsia

*** CJ Yong Pung How To Retire, Chan Sek Keong To Succeed Him
Joanne Leow and Melvin Yong, Channel NewsAsia

*** End Of An Era As Clifford Pier Closes Its Doors
Nur Azira Aziz, Channel NewsAsia

*** BBC FM In Singapore Gets Makeover
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

The BBC 88.9 FM frequency in Singapore is now 30 years old and has been given specially crafted promotional trails.

*** MAS Move Dismays Johor
Ravi Nambiar, New Straits Times

Johor is "shocked and dismayed" at news that the Senai Airport might be dropped as a main hub for Malaysia Airlines under its new route rationalisation plan.


*** Building A Sense Of Ownership
Lim Chi-Sharn, Today

NParks was using the old method of getting public feedback after a proposal/plan has been formulated. This method elicits reactions, but not suggestions for new ideas.

*** PAP MPs Can't Perform The Role Of True Opposition In Parliament
Loo Fook Kay, Straits Times


*** Unlimited Broadband Service For Under $30 Launched
Alfred Siew, Straits Times

Upstart internet service provider QMax Communications has launched a wireless broadband service for just $22.95 a month, becoming the first here to bring the cost of unlimited high-speed surfing below $30.

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*** 2 AM
Ron Bass, Ronnie Marler, Thomas Diederich, and Skip Kavanaugh

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