[MyAppleMenu] Aug 1, 2008

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**** Hello, I Am A Mac <http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/articles/index.cfm?id=30181&freebie_check&CFID=63274026&CFTOKEN=78280105&jsessionid=8830d936fe106477792b>
by Laura Sukowatey, Hodson Star-Observer

**** iPhone 3G Tethering App Pulled By Apple <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=2070>
by Jason D. O'Grady, ZDNet.com
I wonder if AT&amp;T pressured Apple into removing the app.
See Also: Did Nullriver Slide The iPhone Tethering App Past The Goalie? <http://venturebeat.com/2008/07/31/did-nullriver-slide-the-iphone-tethering-app-past-the-goalie/>, by MG Siegler. I wonder if the term "lawsuit" was used today?

**** Apple Security Update Patches Critical DNS Flaw <http://www.macworld.com/article/134786/2008/07/security.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld
Apple on Thursday released Security Update 2008-005, patching a critical DNS (Domain Name Server) flaw that other companies began fixing on July 8. The DNS fix is among 13 items updated in the security release.

**** The Wrong Kind Of 1% <http://www.tuaw.com/2008/07/31/the-wrong-kind-of-1/>
by Giles Turnbull, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
MobileMe account holders trying to contact Apple's email outage chat support service have been promptly and brutually cut off if they're not on Apple list of the "1%" of users affected &mdash; and in one case, even if they are.

**** Woe Is MobileMe <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jul/31/apple.email>
by Lucy Carrigan, The Guardian
Dear Apple - I want to be me, not @me.com. But I wouldn't mind so much if it actually worked...

**** It's 2018: Who Owns The Cloud? <http://gigaom.com/2008/07/31/its-2018-who-owns-the-cloud/>
by ALlan Leinwand, GigaOM
What will become increasingly critical is providing cloud consumers with a spectacular user experience, something nobody does better than Apple.

**** Psystar Hires Attorneys Who've Faced Apple Before <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/07/31/psystar_hires_attorneys_whove_taken_down_apple_before.html>
by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider
A pair of attorneys representing Psystar in its legal bout with Apple are already famliar with the Mac maker, with whom they've clashed before and came out on top.

**** Apple's Unforgivable DNS Delay <http://www.macworld.com/article/134793/2008/07/apple_dns.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by John C. Welch, Macworld
Apple has been the only vendor not to release a patch or clearly communicate the reasons for the delay to its customers.
There is no level on which Apple's conduct here is acceptable. It speaks of a security-vulnerability review process that is broken. It shows that either Apple is completely unaware of what is going on with the software it bases its OS on, or that the company knows, and just don't care.

**** Apple's Stock Up Almost 1400% Over 5 Years <http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/07/31/apples.stock.increases/>
by MacNN
Apple's stock has seen significant growth and is almost worth 14 times what it was worth five years ago.

**** Why Aren't Apple's Software Updates More Descriptive? <http://www.macworld.com/article/134778/2008/07/software_updates.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Jonathan Seff, Macworld
Why, Apple, why can't you tell people what bugs you're fixing in your software updates?

**** Make Captivating Charts And Graphs <http://www.macworld.com/article/134708/2008/07/chartsandgraphs.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Terri Stone, Macworld
Simple ways to create engaging graphics that tell a story.

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** Xobni Can Make Good Old Email Even More Useful <http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20080730/xobni-can-make-good-old-email-even-more-useful/>
by Walter S. Mossberg, AllThingsD
Xobni turned my Outlook experience from one that was organized by messages and dates into one that was organized by people, relationshiops and histories.

**** Open Source And Cloud Computing <http://radar.oreilly.com/2008/07/open-source-and-cloud-computing.html>
by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Radar
If you care about open source for the cloud, build on services that are designed to be federated rather than centralized.

**** Yahoo Gives Delicious More Speed, Fewer Punctuation Marks <http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10003874-2.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Webware>
by Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com

**** It's The Software, Not You <http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/its-the-software-not-you/>
by David Pogue, New York Times
The next time you're frustrated by software complexity, take heart; much of the time, it's not you. It's them. It's designers who have something on their mind other than software intelligence.

MyAppleMenu Reader

**** Getting Drunk With Ethan Canin <http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=631029&bk>
by Paul Constant, The Stranger
There's always something wonderful about getting drunk with smart people, especially authors.

**** Malwebolence <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html>
by Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times
Measured in terms of depravity, insularity and traffic-driven turnover, the culture of /b/ has little precedent. /b/ reads like the inside of a high-school bathroom stall, or an obscene telephone party line, or a blog with no posts and all comments filled with slang that you are too old to understand.

**** In Defense Of Casual Sex <http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/08/01/chastity_books/index.html>
by Tracy Clark-Flory, Salon
A new raft of chastity books laments a hookup culture that is hurting young women. As one of those young women, I beg to disagree.


**** Punitive Approach Not The Best, Says Drug Policy Advocate <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2008/yax-911.htm>
by Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
An intelligent response to the drug problem required that we not only focus on the harmful consequencs of drug use, but also, we must think about the harmful social consequences of the policy we choose.

**** Transport Operators To Press For Fare Hikes <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_263389.html>
by Christopher Tan, Straits Times
Transport operators SBS Transit and SMRT Corp are submitting applications for fare hikes later on Friday, but insiders are not holding their breath for any measurable rise.
This is because the Public Transport Council (PTC) declared last month that fare adjustment this year were likely to be far smaller than last year's average 1.8 per cent increase.
/Anyone even surprised?/

**** Starbucks's Demise: A 'Foreigner's' Take <http://melbourne.metblogs.com/2008/08/01/starbuckss-demise-a-foreigners-take/>
by Melbourne Metblogs

**** Judging Temasek's Growing Role In Merrill Lynch <http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/temaseks-growing-merrill-stake-trigger/story.aspx?guid=%7B7630066D-A754-4203-9BA1-5D95F66BAAC7%7D&dist=msr_2>
by Joyce Koh, MarketWatch
Views in Singapore varied as to whether Temasek was doubling down on a rare opportunity, or digging itself deeper into a hole.

**** HDB Flats: Low Figure Is Building Costs Alone <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_263270.html>
by Kee Lay Cheng, Housing and Development Board, Straits Times
The total construction cost of flats includes other costs such as infrastructure, piling works, lift installation, consultancy and project management, financing and purchase of land.
/HDB really should be more transparent &mdash; an itemised breakdown of costs and subsidies will be a good first step to take./

**** End Home Security Manpower Shortage <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_263273.html>
by Kelvin Kwan, Straits Times
There is no excuse for not solving this problem.

**** PRs Are Not Our Enemies <http://mollymeek.livejournal.com/196535.html>
by Mollymeek
If you do blame the PRs instead of the people who created the people behind the policy that causes you to lose something, the latter will be very, very glad.

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