[MyAppleMenu] Jan 9, 2007
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Mac news for Mac people
*** Adobe Ships Flex Builder 2 For Mac
Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Adobe's toolset for building rich internet applications makes it to the Mac.
*** Apple's iFuture Depends On Partners
Cliff Edwards, BusinessWeek
Against entrenched rivals to its iPhone and iTV offerings, the iconic computer maker will succeed if it nurtures alliances.
*** Cingular Seen Providing Service For Apple Phone: Report
AT&T's mobile phone unit, Cingular Wireless, is expected to provide a service for a phone from Apple, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
*** A Personal Computer To Carry In A Pocket
John Markoff, New York Times
Industry executives and competitors believe that Apple has developed the first of a new generation of devices that are closer to personal computers in pocket form, meaning that they will easily handle music, entertainment, productivity tasks and communications on cellular and other wireless networks.
*** Putting A Bug In Apple's Ear
Quinn Norton, Wired News
*** Questions Remain In Apple Stock Option Probe
*** Creative Reveals Wireless iPod Music Sysem
Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
*** Adveno Releases MacGourmet 2 Upgrade
Mathew Honan, Macworld
*** I Bought This Really Nice Book Yesterday
*** Expo Survival Tips: Connectivity
Christopher Breen, Macworld
*** Snow Jobs
Daniel Gross, Slate
Why Steve Jobs should be punished for the options backdating chicanery at Apple. And why he won't be.
*** Apple 802.11n Was Hiding Under Our Noses All Along
Aaron Freedman, MacUser
*** Xserve: Quad Xeon 64-bit Server Offers Better Performance And New Capabilities, But Some Wrinkles Too
Andrew T. Laurence, Macworld
Most annoyances of past Xserves have been rectified, and the whole system ranks admirably among the finest available today.
*** Google Blogsearch Getting Worse?
I don't know about you, but I seem to be getting more spams and useless information out of Google's Blogsearch. So much so that I am unsubscribing from some of my feeds at Google.
(Your mileage may differ; my search terms are pretty generic.)
*** iPod Phone Cannibalizing iPod Sales?
If the iPod phone cannibalizing iPod's sales, that is good news for Apple. Because that shows that Apple's iPod division is moving in the right division in creating products that people want. It is always better to be cannibalized by your company's product thatn other people's product.
*** What Is The Internet?
Scott Rosenberg <http://www.wordyard.com/2007/01/08/internet-language/>: This probably sounds like nitpicking, but I think there's something at stake in how English usage shapes how we think about the Net.
*** Microsoft Used To Be Smarter
Dave Winer, Scripting News
Used to be when Microsoft wanted to take a market from a successful competitor, they started by seducing their users with something comfortable, a product that worked just like the competitor's, and was better in some major way.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Meta
Scott Rosenberg, MIT Technology Review
Space tourist and billionaire programmer Charles Simonyi designed Microsoft Office. Now he wants to reprogram software.
*** The Web's New Frontier
David Schatsky, Media Week
The influence of the internet on American business over the next five great years will be great.
*** Teens Take Precautions Online
Elise Ackerman, San Jose Mercury News
Who says teens don't care about online privacy?
*** No Ceasefire In DVD Format Battle
Darren Waters, BBC News
The high definition DVD format war will continue until a winner is declared, technology watchers have heard.
The other things in life
*** Stern Likes His New Censor: Himself
Jacques Steinberg, New York Times
Howard Stern, who today marks his first anniversary on satellite radio, wasted little time over that period before settin goff on an expedition deep into the wild, forested territories of a medium patrolled by neither the Federal Communications Commission nor, apparently, his own employer.
*** Lincoln Road
Campbell McGrath, Slate
Life in the city
*** Singapore's Justice System
People being sued by the previous NKF management had settled, even though many of these people were more-or-less right. (For example, Durai did take first-class flights.)
In fact, it was revealed in today's Straits Times, even SPH first offered to settle <http://straitstimes.asiaone.com/portal/site/STI/menuitem.c2aef3d65baca16abb31f610a06310a0/?vgnextoid=6fadbe120b93a010VgnVCM1000000a35010aRCRD&vgnextfmt=vgnartid:e28700da32200110VgnVCM100000430a0a0aRCRD> rather than go to court in the famous lawsuit that bought down Durai.
How can Durai exploit our justice system -- and almost got away from it all? Is this how we want our justice system?
*** Durai Said to Have Given Out Contracts To Companies He Had Interests In
Hasnita A Majid, Channel NewsAsia
*** Firm Says Its Maps Different From SLA's
Tor Ching Li, Today
*** Travel Restrictions Were Unconstitutional, Claims SDP Chief Chee
Leong Wee Keat, Today
*** Singapore Muslim Girl's Organs Save Four
A Muslim girl's heart, liver and kidneys saved the lives of four people in Singapore after the teenager died in a road accident, a news report said on Tuesday.
*** Mystery Light Over Singapore
Gracia Chiang, Today
Mr Albert Lim, president of The Astronomical Society of Singapore described it as a bolide, or an exploding fireball.
*** NKF Trial: Durai Paid About-To-Resign Matilda 6-Month Bonus
*** SingTel Package Gives Home Users Free Calls
Alfred Siew, Straits Times
Bundling of phone and broadband services a strategy to key customers in heated rivalry.
*** Durai Controlled NKF For Personal Profit, Court Told
Bertha Henson, Straits Times
*** When Figures Don't Match Facts
Chia Hern Keng, Today
In-depth analysis needed to explain the disparity between GDP and market realities.
*** 2007 And Opposition Parties
Opposition parties are still (to a large extent, I feel) filled with people whose egos might be bigger than their ability to put aside differences and come together.
*** Let's Not Forget These Very Important Characters From The NKF Saga!
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*** A Pillar Of Salt
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