[MyAppleMenu] Apr 7, 2007

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**** Goodbye Windows, Hello Mac! <http://www.johnsadventures.com/archives/2007/04/goodbye_windows_hello_mac.html>
by John's Adventures
The thing is, you just need to sit down and use one for 5 mintues to realise that you'll never want to go back to a PC again. Do believe the hype.

**** iPod Nation <http://www.madison.com/tct/mad/topstories/index.php?ntid=128423&ntpid=0>
by Katie Dean, Capital Times
The recent spate of legal threats from the music industry against the UW campus community apparently has convinced few students to change their file swapping habit, but they're also using a slew of other tools to find new music.

**** Microsoft Is Dead <http://www.paulgraham.com/microsoft.html>
by Paul Graham
It's gone now. I can sense that. No one is even afraid of Microsoft anymore. They still make a lot of money &mdash; so does IBM, for that matter. But they're not dangerous.

**** Macs Have Applets, PCs Have Craplets <http://maclawstudents.com/blog/apple/applets-and-craplets/>
by Erik Schmidt, Mac Law Students
Macintosh detractors often paint Apple's relentless attention to user experience as "shiny interface" add-ons, but they're missing the point. A well-designed computer is an integration of hardware, operating system, and applications.

**** My Thoughts On All The MacBook Pro Noise <http://www.gottabemobile.com/MyThoughtsOnAllTheMacBookProNoise.aspx>
by Rob Bushway, GottaBeMobile.com
The MacBook Pro was probably the worst hardware purchase I've made in a while, and that says a lot coming from a self-proclaimed Mac fan.

**** You Won't Own EMI's DRM-Free Music! <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shelly-palmer/you-wont-own-emis-drmf_b_45156.html>
by Shelly Palmer, Huffington Post
DRM free does not mean free to use. It means free of copy protection and usage tracking. The biggest result of this announcement may be that people believe for another 30 cents they actually own the music &mdash; which they absolutely will not.

**** Apple Remote Alternatives And Storage <http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/mobile/2007/04/appleremoteaddons/index.php>
by Dan Frakes, Macworld
To use the Apple Remote, you have to be able to find it &mdash; a challenge in itself, as many an Apple notebook owner will tell you &mdash; and you need to actually have it with you. I recently looked at two very different approaches to this minor mobile dilemma.

**** Apple Computer <http://daringfireball.net/2007/04/apple_computer>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
Apple TV seems to strike the perfect balance &mdash; regular people never /have/ to get their hands dirty with complex nerdery, but those of us who /want to/ easily can.

**** Who Else Forgot About The Mac Mini <http://www.macuser.com/hardware/who_else_forgot_about_the_mac.php?lsrc=murss>
by Scott Silverman, MacUser
Had anyone else entirely forgotten about the fact that the Mac mini still has the original Core Duo processor?

**** Mine Kasapoglu: Istanbul Expressed <http://www.apple.com/pro/profiles/kasapoglu/>
by Bija Gutoff, Apple
"Aperture is so easy to learn and use. Frankly, I don't know what I was doing without it."

**** Ms. Pac-Mac For iPod: iPod Game True To The Original, But Tiny Display Mars The Experience <http://playlistmag.com/reviews/2007/04/mspacman/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Peter Cohen, Playlist
A tiny display and awkward controls mar the experience, just like its predecessor.

**** Saying Good-Bye To Your Mac: New Life For Old Macs <http://www.macworld.com/2007/04/features/oldmac_goodbye/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Mathew Honan, Macworld
There may come a time when you have to bid a fond farewell to an old computer. Whehter you want to sell it, donate it, or simply recycle it, you should take steps to protect yourself and the environment.

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** Easy On The Eyes <http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8954632>
by The Economist
A computer can now recognise classes of things as accurately as a person can.

MyAppleMenu Reader

**** Can Wiki Travel? <http://www.slate.com/id/2163727/fr/rss/>
by Tim Wu, Slate
Touring Thailand with only the internet as my guide.


**** Means Testing May Kick In Within Next 12 Months: Health Minister <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/269051/1/.html>
by Hasnita A Majid, Channel NewsAsia
Means testing may kick in within the next 12 months, says health minister Khaw Boon Wan. And the first to be affected will be patients in C-class wards who stay more than five days in hospital.

**** Don't Focus On The Pimples, Says Singapore Foreign MInister <http://www.thejakartapost.com/detailheadlines.asp?fileid=20070407.A05&irec=4>
by Ati Nurbaiti, Jakarta Post
"Our objective is to create better economic opportunities to enable people to lead better lives. There will always be problems but they can be managed."

**** MM Speaks And Attempts To Silence <http://chemgen.blogspot.com/2007/04/mm-speaks-and-attempts-to-silence.html>
by Chemical Generation Singapore
If things left unchecked and unbalanced, Singapore will fall because of the MIW. It is, sadly, a matter of time.

**** Siemens Keen On KL-Singapore High-Speed Train Deal <http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BT/Monday/Column/BT617212.txt/Article/>
by Adeline Paul Raj, Malaysia Business Times

**** Ministries Share Ministers, And Pay <http://www.straitstimes.com/portal/site/STI/menuitem.c2aef3d65baca16abb31f610a06310a0/?vgnextoid=7532758920e39010VgnVCM1000000a35010aRCRD&vgnextfmt=vgnartid:fd17d4f9357c1110VgnVCM100000430a0a0aRCRD>
by Ong Toon Hui, Prime Minister's Office, Straits Times
When a minister holds multiple portfolios, the respective ministries discuss and agree on the apportionment of his salary.

**** Why Singapore Women Won't Have To Be Maids <http://www.straitstimes.com/portal/site/STI/menuitem.c2aef3d65baca16abb31f610a06310a0/?vgnextoid=7532758920e39010VgnVCM1000000a35010aRCRD&vgnextfmt=vgnartid:647bed6ea18c1110VgnVCM100000430a0a0aRCRD>
by Tng Kok Khim, Straits Times
The main reason Singaporeans do not want to step into politics is the negative culture and image created by the many lawsuits as well as obstacles put in the way of opposition parties.
Without a truly creative and competitive environment, the PAP will have to use other ways and means to persuade quality people to join the government. That may be a problem created by the government itself.

**** Hold Second Language Till Students' Teen Years <http://www.straitstimes.com/portal/site/STI/menuitem.c2aef3d65baca16abb31f610a06310a0/?vgnextoid=7532758920e39010VgnVCM1000000a35010aRCRD&vgnextfmt=vgnartid:7967d4f9357c1110VgnVCM100000430a0a0aRCRD>
by Ruvin Nair, Straits Times
I know of many Europeans that can converse in English as a second language fluently even though they learnt it in their teens.

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