[MyAppleMenu] Jun 11, 2007
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**** A Few Details Of The iPhone Galvanize The Apple Cadre <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/11/technology/11iphone.html?ref=technology>
by Andrew Adam Newman, New York Times
Pacific Catch, a restaurant in San Francisco whose phone number appeared momentarily in one of the iPhone ads, average 100 extra calls a day the next week, the general manager, Rob Schechtman, said.
**** Movie Studios Fear The Sequel To iPod <http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-appletv11jun11,1,7780420.story?coll=la-headlines-business&ctrack=3&cset=true>
by Dawn C. Chmielewski and Michelle Quinn, Los Angeles Times
Some movie fans hope Apple TV will do for internet video what the iPod did for digital music.
That's precisely what some Hollywood executives are afraid of.
**** Mac For A Week <http://www.fugitivethought.com/blog.php?action=view&blog_id=68>
by Fugitive Thought
I have gotten very much attached to the dock.
/When all you have is the stupid start + launch bar + task bar + system tray combination, the Dock is really really great!/
**** At Long Last, Switching Back To Mac <http://blog.pmarca.com/2007/06/at_long_last_sw.html>
by Marc Andreessen, blog.pmarca.com
The most wonderful thing about the Mac in 2007 is that is has what Bill Joy refers to as the "it works" feature.
**** Hollywood Studios In Video Talks With Apple <http://www.ft.com/cms/s/b08aba9c-1773-11dc-86d1-000b5df10621.html>
by Matthew Garrahan, Financial Times
Apple is in advanced talks with Hollywood's largest movie studios about launching an online film rental service to challenge cable and satellite TV operators.
The service could be more significant for Apple. If it signs enough studios, the group will get access to more preimum film content.
/And Apple will soon control the *entire* supply chain, from movie making to distribution to the television./
Apple Seeks A Deal To Make Movies Available For Rent Via iTunes Service <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118152397413230778.html>, by Sarah McBride and Nick Wingfield, Wall Street Journal. The rental service is being pitched aggressively by Apple, with titles to rent for $2.99 for a set number of days before expiring, two studio executives familiar with the matter said. It is unclear which studios might partiicpate, with Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures currently in favor and General Electric Co.'s Universal Studios Inc. currently opposed, for example. The service is far from a certainty with several details to iron out, said a person close to the situation.
Apple Plots A DVD Player For The Broadband Era <http://gigaom.com/2007/06/10/apple-plots-a-dvd-player-for-the-broadband-era/>, by Om Malik, GigaOM. The strategy is typical of Apple: it lets the market reach a point of confusion, and then starts offering a service that emphasizes ease of use and elegant out of the box experience.
**** Clever iPod Advertising In South Africa <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/10/clever-ipod-advertising-in-south-africa/>
by Dave Caolo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Check out some images of this recent campaign, created by Net#Work BBDO in South Africa to announce the functionality of video iPods.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Adobe Apollo Becomes AIR <http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/06/10/Adobe-apollo-becomes-AIR_1.html>
by Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service
adobe Systems Inc. has officially named its new Apollo runtime "Adobe AIR" and will release a beta of the technology Monday along with a beta of the next version of the company's Flex development environment.
**** Can Blogs Become A Big Source Of Jobs? <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/10/business/yourmoney/10starts.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>
by Barbara Whitaker, New York Times
While running a web log is a skill that more and more employers seek in their employees, finding full-time work in that world is still unusual.
**** For The Love Of Soap <http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/06/for_the_love_of.html>
by Scott Adams, Dilbert Blog
Ah, those were the days.
**** Diet Hard! Ageing Action Heroes Turn Back The Clock <http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article1888554.ece>
by Kevin Maher, The Times
They're back! They're toting guns, they're kicking ass, and they're old enough to draw a pension!
**** Chinese Mirrors <http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070625/perlstein>
by RIck Perlstein, The Nation
China has become rather like Israel: No matter the party, no matter the leader, certain de rigueur formulas must be uttered.
**** Dinner At 70 MPH <http://www.latimes.com/features/magazine/west/la-tm-cupholder23jun10,1,4772972.story?coll=la-headlines-west>
by Preston Lerner, Los Angeles Times
Remember when cup holders were just for your soda?
**** Get With The Program <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/10/books/review/Donadio-t.html?ref=books>
by Rachel Donadio, New York Times
Today, most novelists don't venture beyond the word processor — and many still write longhand. But others are finding that sophisticated software is invaluable to the literary enterprise.
**** Better To Be Hamlet Than President George <http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2007/06/11/doubt/>
by Peter Birkenhead, Salon
Doubt is a virtue, JFK told students 45 years ago. Without it we have the tragic bluster and empty optimism of political culture today.
**** The Dance Of The Final Bow <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/10/arts/dance/10maca.html?_r=1&ref=arts&oref=slogin>
by Alastair Macaulay, New York Times
A ballerina represents beauty; is an exalted ideal; exerts authority over the world onstage and her audience; holds the key to the meaning of each ballet. That's quite a list of virtues.
**** Another Non-Reply <http://mollymeek.livejournal.com/158354.html>
The main problem with Colonel Lim's letter isn't really the way he is telling us about current policies. The main problem is the way he circumvents the issue of insuring NSmen.
**** StarHub To Raise Cable TV Subscription Charges In July <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/281547/1/.html>
by Foo Siew Shyan, Channel NewsAsia
StarHub will increase its subscription charges for cable TV by between $4 and $10 a month.
**** Singapore Is No Role Model <http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2007/06/11/2003364781>
by Chee Siok Chin, Singapore Democratic Party, Taipei Times
I am perturbed that a leader from one of Asia's most vibrant and proud democracies should cite the PAP as a model-of-sorts. I sincerely hope that during your visit to Singapore you will express support for Singapore's struggle for democracy.
**** Why Donut Queues Are So Long <http://sheylara.com/2007/06/11/why-donut-queues-are-so-long/>
by THe Sometimes Damsel In Distress
I know the real reason for the ridiculous queues: Inefficient SOP.
**** Singapore's Ex-NKF CEO Durai Guilty Of Criminal Charge <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/281504/1/.html>
by Dominique Loh and Foo Siew Shyan, Channel NewsAsia
Former National Kidney Foundation chief executive officer TT Durai has been found guilty of misleading the charitable organisation with a falsified invoice of $20,000.
Durai's sentence will be passed on June 21.
**** Talks Of 'China-Bashing' <http://www.littlespeck.com/content/people/CTrendsPeople-070609.htm>
by Little Speck
Hardly a single day goes by without somebody here making an effort to slight and sneer at China and Chinese nationals.
**** Funny Thing, Being A Ghost <http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/Features/20070610141520/Article/index_html>
by Chow Ee-Tan, New Straits Times
Singaporean director Kelvin Tong, who gave us the horror flick The Maid last year, is back with a new supernatural movie Men in White — a comic take on Singaporean ghosts.
**** Singapore Judge: Right Or Wrong Not My Concern, Only Permit Matters <http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-6-10/56345.html>
by Epoch Times
**** Making Sense Of Night Safari's Opening Hours <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/193594.asp>
by Isabel Cheng, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Today
Night Safari regrets the misunderstanding and would like to thank Ms Tey for her constructive feedback. We will take her suggestion into consideration and continue to improve our website.
/How long must the zoo "take suggestion into consideration" to change the wordings on the website? It is just a website — all digital. No need to wait for existing stock of printed materials to be finished before printing ones. Can't the zoo just either agree to change the wordings, or disagree to change the wordings? What the hell does "consideration" mean? (Rant over.)/
**** Teacher Unaccountably Terminated <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2007/yax-754.htm>
by Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
Opacity is a potent tool for those who wish to oppress us. It denies citizens the information they need to judge for themselves how good the government is in its job, and whehter they live up to their promises. It allows them to hide mistakes that they have made. It gives them the power to do what they please to ordinary citizens, leaving the small guy with no recourse.
**** Retaining Student Ez-Link Cards An Insensitive Act <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_127943.html>
by Tan Teck Lee, Straits Times
Both companies are insensitive to authorise bus drivers to retain students ez-link cards. Such cards act as an identity card as well and it is the only photo identification card for a primary school pupil.
**** Insurance Not A Must For Servicemen, Says Mindef <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/193624.asp>
by Leong Wee Keat, Today
The ministry's reasoning is that its servicemen have differing needs and should be allowed to decide what additional insurance coverage fits those needs.
Fair Compensation System For Servicemen <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_127946.html>, by Benedict Lim, Ministry of Defence, Straits Times.
**** Keep Singapore Out Of Broadband, Warns Telstra <http://theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21883831-2702,00.html?from=public_rss>
by Samantha Maiden, The Australian
Telstra has warned John Howard not to "confiscate" the national broadband network proposal from mum-and-dad investors and hand it to SIngapore, a country that executes its citizens.
Cabinet has considered a plan to establish a panel of experts to examine options for a national broadband network, which could allow Optus to secure a slice of the action at the expense of Telstra.
**** Are You Self-Radicalized? <http://aidilomar.com/2007/06/11/self-radicalized/>
Be warned, my fellow bloggers especially those who are openly verbal and impertinent. Start sving files in your thumbdrives now. I already have.
The Shuffe by MyAppleMenu
**** Last Today <http://www.themorningbenders.com/>
by The Morning Benders
Click here to listen <http://www.themorningbenders.com/02%20last%20today.mp3>.
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