[MyAppleMenu] Aug 15, 2007

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**** Apple's iPhone: An Inside Look At A Sensation <http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/19127/>
by Daniel Turner, MIT Technology Review
Apple's latest offering proves that revolutionary tech products don't have to be /that/ revolutionary.

**** Hidden Leopard Treasures In iLife '08 <http://speirs.org/2007/08/14/hidden-leopard-treasures-in-ilife-08/>
by Fraser Speirs

**** No Rest For The Remote <http://www.macuser.com/hardware/no_rest_for_the_remote_1.php?lsrc=murss>
by Derik DeLong, MacUser
"Unlike some previous iMac models, the iMac (Mid 2007) does not include a magnetic Remote rest for storing the remote on the iMac."

**** C4<http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/19127/> In A Nut <http://daringfireball.net/2007/08/c4_1_in_a_nut>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

**** Hands On: New iMacs' Form, Function A 'Fabulous Combo' <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9030463&source=rss_topic123>
by Ken Mingis, Computerworld
Who doesn't want faster processors encased in stylish aluminum?

**** First Look: iDVD '08 <http://www.macworld.com/2007/08/firstlooks/flidvd/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Jeff Carlson, Macworld
Although iDVD '08 isn't a great leap over previous versions, it's a solid upgrde that brings a few welcome refinements.

**** Did Jobs Diss HD Camcorder Makers? <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=784>
by David Morgenstern, ZDNet
Since when is "stellar" a pejorative?

**** The Apple Store Uses Technology To Its Advantage <http://www.serviceuntitled.com/the-apple-store-uses-technology-to-its-advantage/2007/08/14/>
by Service Untitled

**** Apple Changes Rules, Forgets To Tell Customers <http://technomarketer.typepad.com/technomarketer/2007/08/apple-changes-r.html>
by Techno//Marketer
Apple's innovative point of sale system is cutting-edge and the store concept is beautiful and much more utilitarian. The problem is that they changed the rules without telling anybody or helping them to understand.

**** The New iLife: We Test Upgrade Of Apple Suite <http://solution.allthingsd.com/20070815/the-new-ilife-we-test-upgrade-of-apple-suite/>
by Katherine Boehret, AllThingsD
The new programs in iLife '08 are a pleasure to use, and the new iMac is a great way to experience them.

**** Apple TV Worth A Look, Especially For iTunes Fans <http://www.canada.com/topics/technology/story.html?id=9bf8e3dc-27df-486e-9a93-7a4955fea15a&k=65634>
by Murray Hill, CanWest News Service

**** The Absolute, No-Questions-Asked Best Time To Purchase A New Computer... Sort Of <http://www.ktvu.com/consumer/13894251/detail.html>
by Chuck Harrell, KTVU

**** How Apple Killed The iMac <http://tech-blot.com/2007/08/how-apple-killed-the-imac/>
by Tech Blot
This is essentially the same form factor iMac we have had to deal with for over 3 years.

**** Apple Head-Hunters Reveal Australia, UK Store Plans <http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/08/14/apple_uk_oz_store_plans/>
by Tony Smith, The Register
Apple has begun recruiting staff to run its first Australian Apple Store, currently being kitted out in Sydney's central George Street.

**** Still No Beatles, But Apple Adds Lennon <http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9759693-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Tom Krazit, CNET News.com

**** First Look: iMovie '08 <http://www.macworld.com/2007/08/firstlooks/flimovie/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Jeff Carlson, Macworld
Current iMovie HD users are in for some adjustments, and I'm hoping Apple doesn't wait a year to fill in gaps such as support for third-party plug-ins and DVD chapter markers.

**** Microsoft POsts Mac Office 2004, 11.3.7 Update <http://www.macobserver.com/article/2007/08/14.14.shtml>
by John Martellaro, Mac Observer

**** The Sims Pool: iPod Offering Proves Casual Games Don't Need To Lack Sophistication <http://playlistmag.com/reviews/2007/08/simspool/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Peter Cohen, Playlist
This is by far my favorite iPod game to date.

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**** Why Wi-Fi Networks Are Floundering <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2007/tc20070814_929868.htm>
by Olga Kharif, BusinessWeek
Faced with weak user demand, AT&amp;T and other telecoms are vowing to tear up their muni Wi-Fi contracts if cities don't foot more of the bill.

**** Requiem For A Legal Disaster: A Retrospective Analysis Of SCO V. Novell <http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/requiem-for-a-legal-disaster-a-retrospective-analysis-of-sco-v-novell.ars>
by Ryan Paul, Ars Technica

**** A Search Engine That "Listens" To Music To Help You Find New Tunes <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070814-asearch-engine-that-listens-to-music-to-help-you-find-new-tunes.html>
by John Timmer, Ars Technica

**** Getting Serious About Gaming <http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/aug2007/id20070813_756874.htm>
by Jessie Scanlon, BusinessWeek
Everyone knows video gaming is a growth industry. What's less well known is how Web 2.0 and big business are contributing to that growth.

**** Report: Net Neutrality Could Kill 'E-Health' Plans <http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9759570-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Anne Broache, CNET News.com

**** Why Open Source Search Engines Don't Have A Chance <http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13506_1-9759556-17.html?tag=bnpr>
by Don Reisinger, CNET News.com
The only place I can see this user-generated, human-filtered service working is in a niche market.

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**** The Worst Of Both Worlds <http://www.slate.com/id/2172218/fr/rss/>
by Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
The false choice between treating terrorists as criminals or soldiers.


**** Ex-NKF Chairman May Plead Guilty To Some Charges: Lawyers <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/294159/1/.html>
by Dominique Loh, Channel NewsAsia

**** No Rubbish On Beach, So Pupils Fill Their Trash Bags From Bins <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/205669.asp>
by Esther Chia, Today
Students should be inspired and spurred by such activities so that they internalise the values, and not merely go through the motions and worse, grow to despise such activities.

**** As Far Away As Pulau Ubin, Hotels Grapple With F1 Levy <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/205671.asp>
by Lee U-Wen, Today
They are hardly close to the scene of next year's inaugural Formula One race in Singapore's Marina Bay area, nor are their guests likely to be international F1 "groupies."
/I know/ I /will not get to see a single cent out of this F1 event thingy./

**** OPQ 16 July 2007: University Of New South Wales <http://siewkumhong.blogspot.com/2007/08/opq-16-july-2007-university-of-new.html>
by Siew Kum Hong
I still think that the EDB failed on the accountability test, since it had persistently declined to state the figures involvd all the way until the parliamentary sitting.

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