[MyAppleMenu] Jun 12, 2007
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**** Who In Their Right Mind Would Run Safari On Windows? <http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/commentary/cultofmac/2007/06/cultofmac_0612>
by Leander Kahney, Wired
A lot of Mac users won't run the browser (I'm one of them), so why would anyone run it on Windows?
**** Apple Brings Safari To Windows - First Take <http://weblogs.jupiterresearch.com/analysts/gartenberg/archives/2007/06/apple_brings_sa.html>
by Michael Gartenberg, JupiterResearch
While today's browser battles are being played for different stakes, they are no less important. This is a great strategic move by Apple that will push their technology further on to the Windows platform. Expect a response from Redmond.
**** Apple Reignites The Browser Wars <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2007/tc20070611_080304.htm?campaign_id=rss_tech>
by Aaron Ricadela, BusinessWeek
The maker of the hotly anticipated iPhone is on the hunt for market share, with new versions of its Safari web browser. Watch out, Microsoft.
**** Parallels Breathes Sigh Of Relief After Jobs' Talk <http://news.com.com/Parallels+breathes+sigh+of+relief/2100-1016_3-6190256.html?part=rss&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&subj=news>
by Ina Fried, CNET News.com
While most of the crowd at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address was eager to hear about all of Leopard's new features, Benjamin RUdolph was only interested in one.
**** Rent A Flick, Not A Tune <http://www.forbes.com/technology/2007/06/11/itunes-movies-apple-tech-cx_lh_0611applemovie.html?partner=rss>
by Louis Hau, Forbes
The overriding factor appears to have les to do with consumer behavior than it does the vastly different environments in which the music and film industries are operating.
**** Leopard "Stacks" Implement Ages-Old GUI Concept "Piles" <http://cultofmac.com/?p=786>
by Pete Mortensen, Cult Of Mac
The future's the past, people. Steve has finally been in the job long enough that he's ready to re-examine technology that the companyd developed while he was at NeXT. If that isn't news, I don't know what is.
**** Honorable Not-Mentions <http://www.macuser.com/software/wwdc_07_honorable_notmentions.php?lsrc=murss>
by Dan Moren, MacUser
As much as Steve talked about Leopard this morning, remember that Apple claims there are over 300 new features in Leopard, so there were plenty of little details that were not given their time in the spotlight (har har).
**** Apple EU Head: iPhone Will Be Contract Only <http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/06/11/iphone.contract.only/>
Pascal Cagni, the head of Apple Europe, has apparently stated that the iPhone will be available with service contract in European countries, and not be available with pre-paid plans that are popular there.
**** Hype Over iPhone Hangs Over Apple <http://www.latimes.com/news/la-fi-apple12jun12,0,5078198.story?track=mostviewed-splashpage>
by Michelle Quinn, Los Angeles Times
Not even an appearance from hype-master Steve Jobs could satisfy the craving Apple Inc. has created. Tech enthusiasts made clear Monday that they won't be happy until Apple starts selling the iPhone.
**** Islands And Lakes, Lakes And Islands
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Catch them all here <http://www.elbruz.org/islands/Islands%20and%20Lakes.htm>, the largest island, the largest lake, and... the largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island, and everything in between.
<p class="permlink">Permanent Link to This Post <http://www.myapplemenu.com/2007/06/12/id0045/>
**** iPod Kills Our Sense Of Art, Laments Hockney <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/12/narts212.xml>
by Nigel Reynolds, Telegraph
"You notice that on buses. People don't look out of the window, they are plugged in and listening to something."
**** WWDC 2007 Keynote News <http://daringfireball.net/2007/06/wwdc_2007_keynote>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
If all you have to offer is a shit sandwich, just say it. Don't tell us how lucky we are and that it's going to taste delicious.
**** Apple Unveils New Leopard Server Features <http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/06/11/leopardserver/index.php>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
**** What Happened To .Mac? <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/11/what-happened-to-mac/>
by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
As usual with Apple's quiet attitude towards development, we'll have to play the waiting game to see what becomes of Apple's polarizing web service package.
**** First Look: Safari 3 Beta <http://www.macworld.com/2007/06/firstlooks/safari3/index.php>
by Rob Griffiths, Macworld
There may not be any earth-shattering new features, but what is new feels well thought-out and improves on Safari's already strong performance.
**** Everything Old Is New Again <http://2lmc.org/spool/id/5556>
The item even has the heading "Data, detected".
**** Universal Denies DRM-Free iTunes Claim <http://www.tech.co.uk/computing/internet-and-broadband/news/universal-denies-drm-free-itunes-claim?articleid=1577261409>
by James Rivington, Tech.co.uk
Universal Music has denied that it plans to make its music available DRM-free on Apple's iTunes store.
**** Safari Becomes A Platform <http://franticindustries.com/blog/2007/06/11/safari-becomes-a-platform/>
by Stan Schroeder, Frantic Industries
THe following announcement made Apple's intentions clear: iPhone apps will work in Safari. The idea, obviously, is for Safari to become a platform which would work hand in hand with the iPhone, with the popularity of one driving the other.
**** Safari On Windows Could Be Target For Malware <http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=283>
by Ryan Naraine, ZDNet
Just hours after today's Apple announcement, Errata Security researcher David Maynor downloaded the beta code and found two potentially serious security issues.
**** Taking Safari On Windows XP For A Spin <http://globalnerdy.com/2007/06/11/taking-safari-on-windows-xp-for-a-spin/>
by Joey deVilla, Global Nerdy
On first glance, I like Safari's font rendering the best.
**** Three Photographer-Friendly Features In Leopard <http://www.oreillynet.com/digitalmedia/blog/2007/06/three_photographerfriendly_fea.html>
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Digital Media Blog
**** Hollywood Balks At Apple Online Movie Rentals <http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN1118759320070611?feedType=RSS>
by Bob Tourtellotte, Reuters
Apple Inc.'s plans to enter the nascent online movie rental business drew skepticism on Monday from Hollywood executives who questioned pricing, copy protection and the timing of a possible launch.
Some said that, because the film download market remains small, the studios do not need to rush into a deal with Apple.
**** 5 Things You Need To Know About The Stevenote <http://www.valleywag.com/tech/instant-analysis/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-stevenote-267835.php>
Almost a million Apple developers.
**** VIdeo: At WWDC, Jobs Shows Off New Leopard Features <http://news.com.com/Apples+CEO+unveils+the+operating+systems+new+look/1606-2_3-6190030.html?part=rss&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&subj=news>
by CNET News.com
**** Why You May Not Want An iPhone <http://www.forbes.com/technology/2007/06/08/iphone-problems-apple-tech-wireless-cx_df_0611iphonemain.html?partner=rss>
by Dan Frommer, Forbes
**** Web Apps Are Not Applications <http://www.rogueamoeba.com/utm/posts/News/iphone-sdk-2007-06-11-15-30>
by Rogue Amoeba
**** Leopard's New UI <http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2007/06/leopards_new_ui.html>
by Giles Turnbull, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog
So far, so good? On the whole, I like what I see, although I'm most interested to see the extent to which it can all be customized and tweaked.
**** What The ....? <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ByteOfTheApple/blog/archives/2007/06/what_the.html?campaign_id=rss_blog_byteoftheapple>
by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek
So Apple releases a new browser for Windows and Apple stock tanks? That makes sense... not.
**** iPhone Release On The 29Th... At 6 PM <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/06/11/iphone-release-on-the-29th-at-6pm>
by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica
**** Leopard's New Finder <http://www.macuser.com/apple/wwdc_07_leopards_new_finder.php?lsrc=murss>
by Pat Nakajima, MacUser
One of the biggest ways to convince PC users to switch has been to tell them that in OS X, everything works as well as iTunes. In Leopard, making that claim gets even easier, with the redesigned finder, which looks quite similiar to the latest version of iTunes.
**** Mac OS X 10.5 Goes 64-Bit <http://www.macobserver.com/article/2007/06/11.9.shtml>
by Jeff Gamet, Mac Observer
**** Leopard's Boot Camp Brings 'Fast Switching' Between Mac OS X And Windows <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/11/leopards-boot-camp-brings-fast-switching-between-mac-os-x-and/>
by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Apple has hooked their safe sleep feature into Boot Camp to allow Mac OS X to save all your open applications and windows, and then boot over into Windows.
**** Front Row Reworked To Resemble Apple TV <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/11/front-row-reworked-to-resemble-apple-tv/>
by Dave Caolo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
**** AAPL Down After Disappointing WWDC Keynote <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/11/aapl-down-after-disappointing-wwdc-keynote/>
by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
**** Apple.com Sports New Look <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/11/apple-com-sports-new-look/>
by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
**** Apple's iPhone Open To Software Developers <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9024300&source=rss_topic123>
by Robert Mullins, Computerworld
Third-party software developers can create Web 2.0 applications to run on Apple Inc.'s forthcoming iPhone, company CEO Steve Jobs said today.
Developers will be able to create applications for the iPhone by using Web 2.0 programming tools like AJAX and taking advantage of the full version of Apple's Safari web browser incorporated into the devices. A separate, special software developer's kit is not needed, Jobs said.
**** EA Games, Id Software Plan Mac Push <http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=18261>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
**** Apple Launches Safari For Windows <http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=18260>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple makes a bid to develop Safari's marketshare with Windows version of browser.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** More-Accurate Video Search <http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/18847/>
by Kate Greene, MIT Technology Review
Speech-recognition software could improve video search.
**** Hollywood's YouTube Frustration Grows <http://news.com.com/2100-1030_3-6189853.html>
by Greg Sandoval, CNET News.com
A growing number of studio executives, irrirated by no-shows at meetings nd canceled test programs, say they are frustrated with Google's inability to scrub the site of copyrigh-infinging material.
**** A Publishing Quandary: Do Excerpts Help Sales? <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/11/business/media/11excerpt.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin>
by Joanne Kaufman, New York Times
Although excerpts from high-profile books routinely appear in national magazines, some publishers have been having second thoughts about the strategy.
**** Soulless Food <http://www.slate.com/id/2168011/fr/rss/>
by Regina Schrambling, Slate
Why is what's served at weddings so wretched?
**** I've Been Working On The Railroad <http://www.slate.com/id/2163346/fr/rss/>
by Jeffrey Skinner, Slate
**** Weeding Out The Innocents <http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-gross11jun11,0,3153812.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail>
by Samuel R. Gross, Los Angeles Times
Just because a vast majority of prisoners were rightly convicted doesn't mean we shouldn't look for those who weren't.
**** She Calls It 'Phenomena.' Everyone Else Calls It Art <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/12/science/12frankel.html>
by Cornelia Dean, New York Times
The science photographs of Felice Frankel turn phenomena like water repellance, nanotechnology and magentism into art.
**** Sleek, Fast And Focused: The Cells That Make Dad Dad <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/12/science/12angi.html?8dpc>
by Natalie Angier, New York Times
As the scientists who study male germ cells will readily attest, sperm are some of the most extraordinary cells of the body, a triumph of efficient packaging, sleek design and superspecialization.
**** I'm Happiest Dressed In My Birthday Suit <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19121636/site/newsweek/>
by Robert Denker, Newsweek
The world would be a better place if we could all tkae off our clothes and look each other in the eye.
**** Much Ado About University Admissions <http://www.singaporeangle.com/2007/06/much_ado_about_university_admi.html>
by Singapore Angle
**** Detention Without Trial: More Questions Than Answers <http://thinkhappiness.blogspot.com/2007/06/detention-without-trial-more-questions.html>
by Think Happiness
**** JI Arrests, Colin Powell And Lee's ISA <http://singabloodypore.rsfblog.org/archive/2007/06/12/ji-arrests-colin-powell-and-lee-s-isa.html>
by Singapore Democratic Party, Singabloodypore
When the Singapore government's claims are refuted by its ally, alarm bells go off as they should because the penalty for such prisoners is hardly trivil, it is indefinite imprisonment.
**** Where Is The Basic Common Decency? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2007/06/12/where-is-the-basic-common-decency/>
What is immensely ironic to me is that the people who displayed such uncaring attitudes are people in the /education/ ministry!
So, kudos to the /education/ officials for teaching our kids how to act when one has power over others.
**** Waterspouts Spotted Off East Coast Of Singapore <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/281735/1/.html>
by Valarie Tan, Channel NewsAsia
More waterspouts have been spotted in Singapore.
**** Should Citizens Get Priority For Univerity Admission? <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2007/06/should-citizens-get-priority-for.html>
by Mr Wang Says So
Due to a massive intake of foreigners in recent years, our resident population has exploded. We've become the 2nd most crowded country in the world. And our current infrastructure just can't cope.
The education ministry didn't see it coming. Neither did the local universities. And that, simply, is that.
**** Our Wonderful Civil Service <http://www.insanepoly.com/blog/?p=347>
by Insane Polygons
I guess it's easy to bash the governmnt for what we preceived to be another screwup and injustice.
**** Singapore Holding Up Defence Pact, Indonesia Says <http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070611/3/337fx.html>
Singapore has rejected a proposal that Indonesia's military have a say over the frequency and scope of naval exercises held on Indonesian territory as part of a defence pact, a top official said on Monday.
The disagreement is delaying ratification of the deal by both countries' parliaments, Indonesian defence minister Juwono Sudarsono said.
**** PM Lee Is Taken Very Seriously <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_128282.html>
by A Kadir Jasin, New Straits Times, Straits Times
Yes, I take Mr Lee very seriously because I believe that the Singapore prime minister, being a crisp speaker of English and an anticulate person, would not make a mistake of using such an important term as 'consultative'. To my simple mind, Mr Lee had understood the joint ministerial committee to be a consultative mechanism.
In short, the Malaysia government, through the JMC, is consulting the Singapore government on the development of the IDR. Unlike your writer, I do not take Mr Lee's words to be nonsense.
**** Poet Rejected As Relief Teacher <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_128313.html>
by Adeline Chia, Straits Times
In response to queries from The Straits Times, a ministry spokesman said that 'in line with generally accepted human resource practices, we do not reveal specific details pertaining to the applications of individuals to be teachers'.
Playwright's Relief Teaching Application Rejected <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/193853.asp>, by Derrick A Paulo, Today. Principals whom Today spoke to said they could not remember instances of relief teaching applications being rejected.
**** Why Isn't Tax Relief Adjusted For Inflation? <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_128315.html>
by Ng Kei Yong, Straits Times
**** Single Fee To Develop Science/Technology Talent <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_128307.html>
by Perry Lim, Ministry of Education, Straits Times
The government provides a higher amount of subsidy for lab-based courses, so that students do not face higher fees. This policy encourages students to take these courses, and helps ensure that we have an adequate pool of science and technology talent for an advanced, knowedge-based economy with a significant manufacturing sector.
**** Young Singaporeans: We Relate More To Chiam And Low <http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,132858,00.html?>
by New Paper
**** A Comparison Between America And Singapore <http://mollymeek.livejournal.com/158483.html>
Is it really so difficult to charge people who threaten Singapore's national security that we need to detain people without trial?
**** Universities Should Give Singaporeans Priority? <http://aaron-ng.info/blog/universities-should-give-singaporeans-priority.html>
by Aaron Ng, Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
**** Protection For Singaporeans? <http://perspectiveunlimited.blogspot.com/2007/06/protectionism-letter-to-st-forum-over.html>
by Perspective Unlimited
While the instinct to protect Singaporeans from competition is highly understandable, it is plain silly to imagine that Singaporeans will be well-served with a dose of such protectionism no matter how well-meaning it sounds.
The Shuffe by MyAppleMenu
**** How's It Gonna End <http://www.anti.com/artist.php?id=1>
by Tom Waits
Click here to listen <http://media.anti.com/tom_waits/real_gone/Hows_It_Gonna_End.mp3>.
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