[MyAppleMenu] Jun 14, 2007
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**** Bridging The Mac-Windows Gaming Gap <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2007/tc20070613_331965.htm?campaign_id=rss_tech>
by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek
New developments announced at Apple's Developers Conference take different approaches to getting games to run on both platforms.
**** Apple Goes On Safari With Hostile Security Researchers <http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/news/2007/06/researchersmeetsafari>
by Ryan Singel, Wired
Apple has a mixed reputation in the security community. It's been critized for how it handles reports of vulnerabilities, how it reports the severity of bugs in automatic security updates and how long it takes to patch flaws.
**** Happy Hour With The iPHone <http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9729373-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Tom Krazit, CNET News.com
Apple and AT&T are being coy about how many units they expect to have on hand in major stores around the country, but it's not expected to be very many, and presales are not an option.
**** Apple Cancells Personal Shopping Appointments For 29 June <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=592>
by Jason D. O'Grady, ZDNet
**** Updaed Safari For Windows Improves Security <http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/06/14/safari/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
Apple has released Safari Beta 3.0.1 for Windows, an update to their recently-introducd web browser for Windows XP and Vista.
**** iTunes Music Store Pushes Sony Aside On Yahoo Japan <http://playlistmag.com/news/2007/06/14/mora/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Martyn Williams, Yahoo Japan
Yahoo Japan replaced a Sony-affiliated music download service with Apple's iTunes Music Store on Thursday as the default music store on Yahoo Music Japan.
The partnership means that visitors to the Yahoo Music pages now see a prominent link to iTunes in the menu bar and one-click access to the download service.
**** Apple Escapes Censure Over Mithcell And Webb Ads <http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/news/apple-escapes-censure-over-mitchell-and-webb-ads-18177919.html>
Britain's advertising watchdog has ruled that consumer electronic giant Apple did not breach regulations in its adverts featuring comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
**** On Switching <http://www.onemanblogs.co.uk/index.php/archives/2007/06/13/on-switching>
by Informationaly Overloaded
**** Apple Rant: We Need Another Paradigm Shift On The Desktop <http://www.webomatica.com/wordpress/2007/06/13/apple-rant-we-need-another-paradigm-shift-on-the-desktop/>
**** A Very Sweet Solution <http://mjtsai.com/blog/2007/06/13/a-very-sweet-solution/>
by Michael Tsai
"You can't do that stuff in a browser." "You can write amazing web 2.0 and AJAX apps that look exactly and behave exactly like apps on the iPhone."
**** It's Not Just The "What", It's The "How" <http://weblogs.jupiterresearch.com/analysts/gartenberg/archives/2007/06/its_not_just_th.html>
by Michael Gartenberg, JupiterResearch
Even more important isn't what the iPhone /does/, but /how/ it does it.
**** A Developer's-Eye View Of Leopard <http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/06/12/24TCleopard_1.html>
by Tom Yager, InfoWorld
Leopard's new features will be taken up extremely rapidly by developers, extending the transformation of the Mac platform from the OS all the way up end-user applications.
**** Saft Updated For Safari 3.0 Beta <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/13/saft-updated-for-safari-3-0-beta/>
by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
**** Developers Split On Usefulness Of iPhone Access <http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/06/13/iphone_dev/index.php>
by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld
**** Finder Window Manager 1.9.6 <http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2007/06/fwm/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Dan Frakes, Macworld
If you regularly work with different set of folders and windows, it's a handy way to swtich between those sets without having to manually close and open everything each time.
**** The End Of Mac Gaming <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/06/13/the-end-of-mac-gaming>
by Charles Jade, Ars Technica
**** 64-Bit Support In Leopard: No Carbon Love <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/06/13/64-bit-support-in-leopard-no-carbon-love>
by Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica
Sources tell Ars that not mentioning Carbon was no oversight: apparently, Apple has decided to scrap the intended 64-bit support in Carbon.
**** The Ups And Downs Of EA's Mac Return <http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/gameroom/2007/06/ea/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
**** Apple's Disappointing iPhone Message <http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/editors/2007/06/iphoneapps/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Rob Griffiths, Macworld
For the real innovation to be seen, Apple must give developers access to the entire iPHone, not just its browser.
**** Journler 2.5.2: Program Lets You Organize Everything Around Your Writing <http://www.macworld.com/2007/06/reviews/journaler252/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Jason Cranford Teague, Macworld
Journler 2.5.2 turns the basic word processor into a tool you can use to connect and organize your thoughts and ideas. Whether you need a tool to keep a daily blog, record project notes, or write a novel, if you own a Mac and use it to write, you should try Journler.
**** Analyst: iPhone Development Secure, Limited <http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/06/13/analyst.on.iphone.apps/>
The developer community was hoping for the release of a software development kit for the iPhone, but unanimously agreed that web-based applicatinos are more secure in spite of their limited capabilities.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Collaborative Radio Shows Invite Listeners Into Creative Process <http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2007/06/digging_deepercollaborative_ra.html>
by Mark Glaser, PBS
All these efforts follow in the footsteps of the pioneering Radio Open Source show, hosted by Christopher Lydon, but truly created by the community effort on its bustling blog.
**** YouTube Passes Debates To A New Generation <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/14/us/politics/14youtube.html?ex=1339473600&en=1bdf26b1fd2e6c6c&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times
**** Everyscape: A 3D Worldviewer Made From 2D Photos <http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/06/everyscape_a_3d.html>
by O'Reilly Radar
**** Harry Potter And A Nightmare For The High Street Bookshops <http://arts.independent.co.uk/books/news/article2640435.ece>
by Danuta Keane, Independent
J K Rowling's finale is a big loser for the little stores.
**** Fat, Glorious Fat, Moves To The Center Of The Plate <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/13/dining/13glut.html?ex=1339387200&en=125039ac40e63487&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Frank Bruni, New York Times
These are times of bold temptation, as well as prompt surrender, for a carnivorous glutton in New York.
**** Taxi Companies Responding Well To Evening Call Bookings <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/282271/1/.html>
by Wong Mun Wai, Channel NewsAsia
Taxi companies have improved their response time to evening call bookings, according to performance indicators that have been used to monitor their performance since January.
**** Smon Shorvon Wirtes About NNI Experience <http://diodati.omniscientx.com/2007/06/14/simon-shorvon-writes-about-nni/>
by Elia Diodati, E Pur Si Mouve
With such commentary in the specliast medical literature, one can only speculate at how many scientists and medical professionals will hesitate before accepting offers of carrots galore.
**** Dictatorships Vs. Democracies <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118176854424334321.html?mod=googlenews_wsj>
by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Washington Post
First, history indicates that the combination of political, civil and economic freedom is a better guarantee of ever-increasing prosperity than a capitalist dictatorship. Second, there are sufficient examples of underdeveloped countries that have generated stable and reliable environments through political freedom to invalidate the notion that a country should be kept in political and civil infancy until it reaches economic maturity.
**** Jalan Kayu Memories 1955 To 1958 <http://jalankayutrail.blogspot.com/2007/06/jalan-kayu-memories-1955-to-1958-al.html>
by Al Taylor, Jalan Kayu Trail Blog
**** Bring Your Own Bag Day <http://aroundsingapore.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-family-was-at-ikea-yesterday-and-we.html>
by In And Around Singapore
Is Singapore so attached to the use of plastic bags that there is some level of resentment or worry in all of us?
**** Malaysia-Singapore Panel On IDR Cannot Formulate Policies: Cabinet <http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=267264>
The cabinet decided today that the Malaysia-Singapore ministerial-level joint committee on the Iskandar Development Region (IDR) in Johor is not empowered to formulate policies on the development of the area.
The committee will function as a facilitator of cooperation between the two countries to ensure implementation in special fields, said a statement issued by the prime minister's office related to the committee's term of reference.
**** Singapore Warns Indonesia Over Defence Pact <http://www.antara.co.id/en/arc/2007/6/13/singapore-warns-indonesia-over-defence-pact/>
Singapore on Wednesday warned Indonesia that a bilateral defence pact could fall through if Jakarta were to insist on making last-minute chnages to the text.
**** Changing The Information Landscape <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2007/yax-755.htm>
by Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
The way I see it, we should be looking at the political process rather than only at a judicial one.
**** TransitLink And SBS Have No Statutory Right To Retain Ez-Link Cards <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_128866.html>
by Peter Lo, Straits Times
**** Pay-TV Subscription Packages: Difficult To Make Fair Comparison With Malaysia's Astro <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_128888.html>
by Thomas Ee, StarHub, Straits Times
With Astro having a larger base and also Malaysia being a large market with more room for furthr growth, the content providers can be given the required level of income at a lower unit cost. In short, it is effectively about the ability of spreading costs over a wider base and enjoying the benefits of economies of scale.
/This just show one thing: StarHub have lousy negotiators when they go and acquire programming./
**** Why CPF Rule Won't Be Eased For Overseas Study <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_128994.html>
by Julia Ng, for Permanent Secretary Ministry of Manpower, Straits Times
Opening up the use of CPF for overseas education will lead to higher withdrawals of Singaporeans' savings that should be set aside for their old-age needs.
**** Time To Consider Satellite TV For Homes <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_129001.html>
by Wong Wai Pong, Straits Times
While undersiable contents that are at odds with Singapore's multiracial and multi-religious society may be a key concern, with proper implementation of policy and the choice of a responsible service provider, this concern could be addressed adequately.
/In fact, it is probably much more easier to access the so-called undersiable content through the internet and through satellite television. In this age and time, there is no really reason for the ban of satellite dish to continue. Of course, I suspect the majority of HDB dwellers will not benefit too much from satellite televiision./
**** No Choice, But Can We Have Transparency? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/194236.asp>
by Loh Chee Kong, Today
MDA, as a regulatory body, should clarify its position on SCV's planned fee hikes.
**** Indonesia Playing Punk With Us Again <http://singaporepatriot.blogspot.com/2007/06/indonesia-playing-punk-with-us-again.html>
by Gerald Giam, Singapore Patriot
This is a worrying escalation of "megaphone diplomacy," whereby Singapore and Indonesia are now negotiating through the mass media, instead of through more discreet diplomatic channels.
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