[MyAppleMenu] Nov 17, 2007

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**** Leaving The Microsoft World For Apple <http://msft.bloggingstocks.com/2007/11/16/leaving-the-microsoft-world-for-apple/>
by Sheldon Liber, BloggingStocks

**** Seven Cool Features Of Leopard That Might Get Stubborn Friends To Upgrade <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/11/16/seven-cool-features-of-leopard-that-might-get-stubborn-friends-t/>
by Victor Agreda, Jr., The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Following is a list of features and specific "cool things" I think you can point out if you are trying to explain to a friend why they should upgrade.

**** 21 Gripes With Apple Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard <http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=11342>
by Harry McCracken, PC Advisor
Leopard's good, here's how to make it great.

**** The iPhone's Broken Connections <http://money.cnn.com/2007/11/15/technology/iphone_problems.fortune/?postversion=2007111604>
by Brent Schlender, Fortune
No doubt the iPhone will improve as time goes on, but it has become apparent that the business of designing, selling, and supporting smartphones is a lot trickier than selling PCs, even for a company as gifted as Apple.

**** Where Did That Command Go? <http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/editors/2007/11/commandgone/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Rob Griffiths, Macworld
As things stand today, the "missing" commands can be hidden nearly anywhere, making for a very frsturating user experience.
Simply put, if Apple would do a better job at following its own rules, all users would benefit.

**** iMovie '08 Library Compression 1.2 <http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2007/11/imovielibrarycompressor/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Dan Frakes, Macworld

**** Accesing My Home Music Library With Simplify Media <http://db.tidbits.com/article/9321>
by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS

**** Analysis: The End Of Netinfo <http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/11/16/netinfo/index.php?pf=1>
by John C. Welch, Macworld

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** Web Sites Tear Down That Wall <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/15/AR2007111502523.html>
by Frank Ahrens, Washington Post
Rupert Murdoch's announcement this week that he expects to stop charging for access to the Wall Street Journal's web site is the latest example of a publiser giving up on the subscription-based business model &mdash; a significant shift in the evolution of online content.

**** Firefox 3.0 May Ship With A Slew Of Serious Bugs Intact <http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9818903-16.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Matt Asay, CNET News.com
Whatever happened to open-source projects being released according to devleopment readiness, rather than an arbitrary release schedule?

**** How To Demo Software <http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/11/16.html>
by Joel Spolsky, Joel On Software
If you ever have to do a publi cdemo of your software, here are some of those things that I learned.

**** J Allard: Microsoft's Plan To Be King Of All Media <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/16/j-allard-microsofts-plan-to-be-king-of-all-media/index.html?ex=1352955600&en=66b355e7d804558c&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Sal Hansell, New York Times

**** Microsoft: Hallucinating... Or About To Buy Yahoo? <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/henry-blodget/microsoft-hallucinating_b_73009.html>
by enry Blodget, Huffington Post
See Also:
Microsoft Still Hallucinating About Online Ad Future? <http://www.alleyinsider.com/2007/11/microsoft-msft-1.html>, by Henry Blodget, SIlicon Alley Insider.

**** Google Offers API For Outlook Migration To Gmail <http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/11/16/Google-migration_1.html?source=rss&url=http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/11/16/Google-migration_1.html>
by Ephraim Schwartz, InfoWorld

MyAppleMenu Reader

**** Wake-Up Call <http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=439299>
by Erica C. Barnett, The Stranger
Roads and transit is dead. Long live light rail!

**** One Day In America <http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1674995_1683300,00.html>
by Nancy Gibbs, Time
But if the perfect average is a mirage, you can still learn something by comparing yourself to the crowd.

**** America's Vulnerable Economy <http://economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=10134118>
by The Economist
Recession in America looks increasingly likely. Can booming emerging markets save the world economy?


**** Our Foreign Talent Policy Is Short-Sighted <http://badnewsonthedoorstep.blogspot.com/2007/11/our-foreign-talent-policy-is-short.html>
by Bad News On The Doorstep

**** Brains And Batteries Included <http://www.xtralicious.com/2007/11/17/open-letter-to-pm-from-catherine-lim-and-what-i-really-think-about-the-paps/>
by Xtralicious
One great man cannot be replaced even by a big team of mediocrity.

**** Singapore: The Challenges Of Success <http://enterpriseresilienceblog.typepad.com/enterprise_resilience_man/2007/11/singapore-the-c.html>
by Enterprise Resilience Management Blog
Clearly, despite doing many things right, Singapore still has some lessons to learn when it comes to dealing with those at the bottom of the pyramid if it is to rmeain the development model that other countries should follow.

**** Malaysia: Pulau Batu Puteh Included In Singapore Map Only In 1995 <http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=296748>
by Bernama
The map of Singapore showing Pulau Batu Puteh as part of the country was only published in 1995, 15 years after the critical date of the sovereignty dispute over the island between Malaysia and Singapore, the International Court of Justice heard Friday.
See Also:
Public Sitting <http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/130/14193.pdf>, Held On Friday 16 November 2007, At 10 a.m., At The Peace Palace, Vice-President Al-Khasawneh, Acting President, Presiding, In The Case Concerning Sovereignty Over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks And South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore). (Note: PDF document.)

**** We Want Airport-Style Terminal <http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,147965,00.html?>
by Cara van Miriah, New Paper
Every day, more than 200 express buses carrying thousands of passengers depart from Singapore to Malaysia. Yet, thre is no central coach terminal here and passengers wait for their buses at carparks and along roads like Beach Road.

**** A New Record For Singapore? <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2007/11/new-record-for-singapore.html>
by Mr Wang Says So
How shameful &mdash; and stupid.

**** Why PM Lee Is Wrong About The Workers' Party <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2007/11/17/why-pm-lee-is-wrong-about-the-workers%e2%80%99-party/>
by Andrew Loh, theonlinecitizen

**** Singapore Pushes Economics, Environment <http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8SVBGA00.htm>
by Gillian Wong, Associated Press
Southeast Asian countries must jointly build a cohesive economic community to compete with China and India &mdash; but not at the expense of the environment &mdash; Singapore's prime minister said Saturday.

**** No Flat = No Wedding <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_177670.html>
by Tan Hui Yee, Straits Times
Newly-weds who find it hard to get a flat amid buoyant property market are putting off their weddings.

**** School Experiemnt That Failed <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/222615.asp>
by Noelle de Jesus, Today

**** Beyond Politics Of Labels <http://singaporealternatives.blogspot.com/2007/11/beyond-politics-of-labels.html>
by Goh Meng Seng, Singapore Alternatives

**** Malaysia To Discuss IDR Water Cleaning Programme With Singapore <http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=296860>
by Bernama

**** Singapore Bans Myanmar Protest At ASEAN Summit <http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071117/wl_nm/asean_security_dc_1>
by Koh Gui Qing, Reuters
Singapore has banned all outdoor protest at a summit of Southeast Asian natios and rejected an opposition party's request to stage a Myanmar pro=democracy protest, police and activists said on Saturday.

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