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**** iD Software, Freeverse Make Play For iPhone <http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=20666>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple's iPhone attracts interest from games developers.
See Also:<br/>EA Confirms Spore, Other Games For iPhone <http://www.macworld.com/article/132428/2008/03/spore.html>, by Peter Cohen, Macworld.
**** Apple TV: New And (Partly) Improved <http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_11/b4075000316669.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_technology>
by Stephen H. Wildstrom, BusinessWeek
You can download content more easily—-but there still is far too little of it.
**** Does iPhone Need The iFund? <http://gigaom.com/2008/03/06/does-iphone-need-the-ifund/>
by Om Malik, GigaOM
**** RIM, Apple Borrow From Each Other's Playbook <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080306.wrrim07/BNStory/Technology/home?cid=al_gam_mostview>
by Chaerine Mclean and Grant Robertson, Globe And Mail
A cross-continent war of words erupted yesterday between the makers of the popular BlackBerry and the hip iPhone, fuelling an increasingly bitter battle between Research In Motion Ltd. and Apple Inc. for control of the smart phone market.
See Also:<br/>Apple iPhone Targets RIM With Corporate E-mail <http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAN0623559220080306>, by Scott Hillis, Reuters.
**** Mano A Mano: Apple TV Vs. The Xbox 360 <http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/apple-tv-vs-xbox-360.ars>
by Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica
At the risk of sounding like a cop-out, it depends upon your needs.
**** Suddenly, The iPhone Is A Mobile Computer <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2274041,00.asp>
by Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
/Were there really any doubts that the iPhone was not going to be a mobile computer?/
**** iPhone SDK Comparison Chart <http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/06/iphone-sdk-comparison-chart/>
by Nilay Patel, Engadget
**** Under Apple's Watchful Eye, Games And Business Applications <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/06/under-apples-watchful-eye-games-and-business-applications/?ref=technology>
by Saul Hansell, New York Times
Think of Apple as the Singapore of the technologyw orld. It is impeccably clean, very functional, supportive of capitalism — and ruthless with miscreants.
**** Will The iPhone Be Bigger Than The PC? <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ByteOfTheApple/blog/archives/2008/03/will_developers.html?campaign_id=rss_blog_byteoftheapple>
by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek
Details of the software plan—and the big smiles on Apple executives' faces as they presented them—suggest that Apple is indeed aiming high with the iPhone.
**** Developers Excited By iPhone SDK, But Questions Linger <http://www.macworld.com/article/132414/2008/03/iphone_devs.html>
by Dan Moren, Macworld
While Apple appears to have largely satisfied developers in terms of the SDK's technical aspects, many still had questions about Apple's role in distribution.
**** iPhone Enterprise And SDK: First Impressions And Questions <http://daringfireball.net/2008/03/iphone_sdk_impressions_and_questions>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
**** Jobs Responds To iTunes Movie Rentals Criticism <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/03/06/jobs-responds-to-itunes-movie-rentals-criticism>
by Justin Berka, Ars Technica
According to Jobs, those pesky studios and their rights agreements are once again the problem.
**** Analysis: The iPhone Moves Into The Enterprise <http://www.macworld.com/article/132408/2008/03/itreaction.html>
by John C. Welch, Macworld
Apple answered pretty much every question that IT had, and in the way we wanted it answered.
**** 'App Store' Will Distribute iPhone Software <http://www.macworld.com/article/132402/2008/03/appstore.html>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
Apple said Thursday that it will control the sale and distribution of all iPhone software created by independent developers. The software will be distributed via a new program on the iPhone called App Store, as well as on Macs and PCs via a new section of the iTunes Store.
/Hopefully, the AppStore is also available to non-iTunes Store countries, so that customers there can also update their iPod Touch./
**** Apple To Create Enterprise AppStore For Internal Deployment <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/03/06/apple-to-create-enterprise-appstore-for-internal-deployment>
by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica
Apple is working on "a version of" the AppStore that will allow enterprise customers to distribute apps to send-users securely.
**** Apple Announces iPhone 2.0, Releases SDK <http://db.tidbits.com/article/9489>
by Glenn Fleishman and Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
The iPhone 2.0 software development kit (SDK) is out, but the iPhone 2.0 software won't appear until June 2008. The SDK allows use of the cellular and Wi-Fi connection, can sniff location, and offers direct access to gestures, touches, and motion, tying into the iPhone's touchscreen and accelerometer.
Included in the June release will be a host of corporate networking features designed to enhance security, support large-firm infrastructure, and, most remarkably, interact directly with Exchange servers through a license Apple obtained from Microsoft.
/Again, Apple's product is now in a special relationship with Microsoft. Just like the iPod/iTunes system, the iPhone is now both a significant third-party application developer (which Microsoft should treasure) as well as a significant competitor (which Microsoft should fear)./
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Is Shrink-Wrapped Software Dead? <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1720103,00.html>
by Anita Hamilton, Time
**** The End Of Cosmology? <http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-end-of-cosmology>
by Lawrence M. Krauss and Robert J. Scherrer, Scientific American
An accelerating universe wipes out traces of its own origins.
**** At The Heart Of All Matter <http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/03/god-particle/achenbach-text>
by Joel Achenbach, National Geographic Magazine
The hunt for the God particle.
**** MM Lee Blames Complacency For JI Leader's Escape <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_214434.html>
by Peh Shing Huei, Straits Times
The escape of Mas Selamat Kastari is a 'very severe lesson in complacency' and it shows that Singpaore is not infallible, said minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Friday.
If the former Jemaah Islamiah (JI) leader has escaped to Indoensia, Mr Lee said he would be ablet o link up with his old networks and Singapore must brace itself for a 'return hit sometime'.
**** Halal Food: Unites Or Divides? <http://muhammad-ridzwan.blogspot.com/2008/03/halal-food-unites-or-divides.html>
by Muhammad Ridzwan, Ridzwan.com
**** Cessna's F-16 Intercept 'Caused By Lies' <http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23335878-5005961,00.html>
by Andrea Hayward, AAP
An Australian aboard a plane intercepted by fighter jets in Singaproe says the dramatic incident was the result of lies told by someone in Thailand angry at being denied a bribe.
Mr Johnson said Mr Thomas notified Singaporean authorities of the flight plan by radio, which was accepted and the plane was cleared by Singapore to land at Seletar airprot. The aircraft, however, was intercepted by fighter jets over Singapore and escorted to land at Changi.
**** Sex Is All Around, Get Over It <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2008/yax-849.htm>
by Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
**** Bye Bye Army <http://timothy3456.blogspot.com/2008/03/bye-bye-army.html>
Yes... finally, I am posted to Mindef Reserve.
**** Speech By Mr Raymond Lim, Minister For Transport, At The Committee Of Supply Debate On Land Transport (Part 2) <http://app.sprinter.gov.sg/data/pr/20080306983.htm>
by Singapore Government
**** Singapore Faces Blogging Ire Over Militant Escape <http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSSP29412620080306?sp=true>
by Melanie Lee, Reuters
Singapore's state-controlled media and government have come under fire from critics and internet bloggers for failing to give the public important answers on the escape of a suspected Islamic militant.
**** $40M Orchard Road Facelift Put Off Till Next Month <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_214157.html>
by Tessa Wong and Lim Wei Chean, Straits Times
The great $40 million Orchard Road makeover has stalled because some mall owners are objecting to some aspects of the works. One sticking point appears to be in the details of the makeover, although most of the mall owners believe the revamp is overdue.
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