[MyAppleMenu] Jun 17, 2009

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**** CrossOver 8 Virtualization Software Released <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=ffbe140fcabe07542ccb3fd24ba5af10>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld

**** Change The Add Bookmark Button's Location In Safari 4 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=3a69b6bc1e50a097f6a7345d31b5373a>
by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

**** Snow Leopard Features Hint At Apple Tablet <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10265214-37.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Apple>
by Erica Ogg, CNET News - Apple

Based on the features demonstrated at the developer conference last week, the newest version of the Mac operating system, OS X 10.6, dubbed Snow Leopard, could turn out to be the most touchscreen-friendly Mac OS the company has ever built. Snow Leopard won't be available until September, and so far, Apple does not sell a touchscreen notebook or tablet. But some of the features in the upcoming OS at least show a path on which Apple could be headed toward offering a larger touchscreen device.

**** Senators To Examine Exclusive Handset Deals, Like AT&amp;T And iPhone <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=a9b5f1cbdfa00b1fff4dcbda146c38a8>
by Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service

**** Is The iPhone's iPod Feature Perfect? <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=952be2340c5a8575c685d35aa6507ed7>
by Christopher Breen, Macworld

There’s been a great amount of both hoop as well as la in the last couple of weeks in regard to the iPhone 3G S and the iPhone 3.0 software. Yet very little of the noise generated by either focuses on the iPhone’s iPod capabilities. Not that Apple hasn't made improvements.

**** Apple's Snow Leopard Up-to-Date Program Is Now Live <http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/apple/~3/t9IPotyUoj4/apples-snow-leopard-up-to-date-program-is-now-live.ars>
by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Get Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for (almost) free even if you have bought a Mac before Snow Leopard's release. With Apple's Up-to-Date program, you'll just have to pay for shipping if you have a qualifying Mac or Xserve.

**** Daz 3D Releases Enhanced Version Of Animation Program <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=8507b95845366125069530d7167a04b4>
by Macworld

Also announced: Updates to DutyWatch, Combine PDFs, Pages Clipart.

**** Big In Japan: Apple Retail Experience <http://seekingalpha.com/article/143199-big-in-japan-apple-retail-experience>
by Seeking Alpha

Most new Mac users rave about the solidity of the product, the no-bloatware out-of-box experience, and the sheer beauty of Apple's technology. What I want to focus on today, however, is Apple's superb retail experience.

**** Why A MacBook Air Is My Newest Notebook, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools For The Job <http://lowendmac.com/fishkin/09af/fresh-macbook-air.html>
by Andrew Fishkin, Low End Mac

One thing is certain, the MacBook Air is even more impressive in actual use than it ever was in magazine and online reviews - or on display at the Apple Store. I don't even notice it in my briefcase, which for the first time in two years is not one designed specifically to carry a laptop computer.

**** How To Avoid Paying The iPhone 3GS Upgrade Tax <http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/06/iphone-3gs-tax/>
by Brian X. Chen, Wired

**** FileWave 9 Adds Product Database, More Security <http://feeds.macnn.com/click.phdo?i=cee3b9ac1f5fb9cf85418006105efc29>
by MacNN

FileWave has released version 9 of its self-named distribution and management application.

**** Pixel Research Debuts Ringer Ringtone Creator <http://feeds.macnn.com/click.phdo?i=38de233f3b39afdaf7512f229604d3f8>
by MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Users can import any unprotected MP3, AAC, MOV, AP4 or M4V file, which is then converted into the appropriate format.

**** Apple: Yeah, About That Palm Pre ITunes Sync Feature… <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TechCrunch/~3/YlKDoe8F6zs/>
by MG Siegler, TechCrunch

In a rather odd update on the support area of its site today, Apple has an entry titled: iTunes: About unsupported third-party digital media players. While it never explicitly mentions the Pre, or any other device, it doesn’t take an Apple Store Genius to figure out what it means.

**** Where Macintosh And Windows Meet <http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/7-0&fd=R&url=http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25645524-8362,00.html&cid=1260445232&ei=UuU3SveLHoKqMs6CzZEI&usg=AFQjCNFjulBgVu36-6GxlWyv6E4uASK-Hw>
by Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson, Courier Mail

Those who prefer Apple's stylish approach to notebooks, complete with ready-to-use, intuitive software, Multi-Touch controls and iLife software should withstand the initial frustration and personal investment. Now that both will run common tasks, it is possible for Mac and PC users to co-exist and even collaborate.

**** Sharing A MacBook's Internet Connection <http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/sharing-a-macbooks-internet-connection/>
by David Pogue, New York Times

**** Has Apple Nullified The iPhone/iPod Touch Jailbreak? <http://www.pcworld.com/article/166801/has_apple_nullified_the_iphoneipod_touch_jailbreak.html>
by David Murphy, PC World

The expansive feature list of both the iPhone's 3.0 firmware and the new abilities brought on as part of the iPhone 3GS have made many of my Cydia customizations... irrelevant.

**** AT&amp;T Network Not Ready Yet For All Apple iPhone 3G S Functions <http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/UsatodaycomMoney-TopStories/~3/RlYPqhc7VXw/2009-06-16-iphone-att-3gs_N.htm>
by Leslie Cauley, USA Today

AT&T's wireless network is having a hard time keeping up with the Apple iPhone, a top wireless analyst says.

**** Apple Steals Microsoft's Multicore Thunder With Grand Central <http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/apple-steals-microsofts-multicore-thunder-grand-central-594>
by Randall C. Kennedy, InfoWorld

How Apple takes something dry and boring &mdash; like multicore tuning &mdash; and turns into something shiny, new, and Apple-"exclusive".

**** Your iPhone 3G S Is Here. But You Can’t Get It Until Friday. <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TechCrunch/~3/rJuTDRMASY0/>
by MG Siegler, TechCrunch

It looks like Apple is holding back delivery of the iPhone 3G S units that we pre-ordered over the web, until Friday.

**** WWDC 2009 Wrap-Up <http://daringfireball.net/2009/06/wwdc09_wrapup>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

This year, the emblematic session was titled “Mac Programming for iPhone Developers”. I’m not even sure what to say about that, other than to confirm that anecdotal evidence suggests that new-to-Apple iPhone developers are indeed very much interested in developing for the Mac now, too.

**** Stop Hitting F5, iPhone OS 3.0 Release Still Hours Away? <http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/t1o8oNgzc40/>
by Engadget

The carrier 3 in Hong Kong sent a network-wide SMS notifying iPhone owners that OS 3.0 will be available on June 18th, 01:00 local time. That's 1pm on the 17th in New York, 6pm in London, and 1900 in central Europe.

**** New iPhone Is Better Model — Or Just Get OS 3.0 <http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20090617/new-iphone-is-better-model-or-just-get-os-30/?mod=ATD_rss>
by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal

Both the new iPhone and iPhone OS are packed with features that make a great product even better. But, for many users, the software may be enough of a boost to keep them from buying the new model.

**** MLB At Bat App Embraces iPhone 3.0, Adds Live Video <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=59634cd14f6b38e09fee010807d67cb2>
by Jason Snell, Macworld

**** Palm Calls Apple's Bluff On Media Syncing <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=212ce21a05504fceaa97bd15507c11a6>
by Dan Moren, Macworld

There’s nothing quite like watching a good poker game: the bets, the raises, the subtle tics that reveal too much, the hushed murmurs of the crowd, and the simple knowledge that ultimately only one can walk away victorious.

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** HTML 5: Could It Kill Flash And Silverlight? <http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/html-5-could-it-kill-flash-and-silverlight-291>
by Paul Krill, InfoWorld

The budding web spec just might remove the need for proprietary rich internet app add-ins.

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**** Beach Chairs In Times Square <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/slate/~3/s8dp4bO8VpM/>
by Tom Vanderbilt, Slate Magazine

How closing Broadway to cars could solve a century of traffic woes.

**** With This Burger, I Thee Wed <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=937cb56c06c3cc96b408dcae94a0d7fa>
by Laura M. Holson, New York Times

As the wedding season gets into full swing, many brides and bridegrooms are taking a decidedly down-home approach. Bring on the grilled steak, sweet potato fries and Rice Krispie treats (not to mention the checkered tablecloths). It’s enough to have the most sophisticated bride scrambling for her grandmother’s Betty Crocker cookbook.


**** Back To The Future Enhancements <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SingaporeAngle/~3/UkOAp_UH5Sk/saving_the_saver_scheme.html>
by Singapore Angle

It's important to have a good policy. But it's also important to implement it in a way that will not cause a lot of fear and resentment. Particularly when it's in sectors that you can't wave away manpower problems by importing foreigners.

**** Why Causeway Clearance Can't Be A Breeze Like Changi <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_391294.html>
by Chia Hui Keng, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Straits Times

Unlike the airport, vehicular traffic at the land checkpoints is largely free-flowing and often unpredictable since it is determined solely by the traveller. The modes of transport of travellers at the land checkpoints are also varied, ranging from motorcycles to buses. This in turn means that the design and location of immigration and security stations and the processes and procedures are also different between the airport and land checkpoints.

**** Dr M Plays Same Old Caustic Tune <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_391303.html>
by Jeffrey Law, Straits Times

**** Haw Par Villa, Caldecott Named As Circle Line Stations <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/436486/1/.html>
by Today

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday that these stations were not included in the naming exercise four years ago, but since the pace of the development around these two stations is picking up, they will be fitted out and opened together with other CCL stations.

**** Less Taking Out CPF Savings <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_391449.html>
by Goh Chin Lian, Straits Times

More people are leaving their Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings untouched instead of making a withdrawal on turning 55.

**** No Sand Sale To S'pore <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_391490.html>
by Straits Times

UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Tuesday dismissed outright the possibility of Malaysia selling sand to Singapore. The MP for Rembau said he did not believe Malaysians, particularly Umno, would find a deal linking the sand issue to the building of a third bridge connecting the two countries acceptable.

**** Not Against Tun <http://pipalatree.blogspot.com/2009/06/not-again-tun.html>
by Under A Pipala Tree

**** Sniping Mahathir <http://undurlah.blogspot.com/2009/06/sniping-mahathir.html>
by Undurlah

**** Singapore's Exports Down 12% On-year In May <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/436530/1/.html>
by Yasmine Yahya, Channel NewsAsia

Singapore's exports continued to fall in May, but not as much as analysts expected.

**** Second Payout For GST Credits, Senior Citizens' Bonus On July 1 <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/436572/1/.html>
by Imelda Saad, Channel NewsAsia

**** Spore's Population Is 4.84m <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_391595.html>
by Diana Othman, Straits Times

Singapore's population grew 5.5 per cent last year to reach 4.84 million, due largely to the influx of foreigners.

**** S'pore Confirms 17 New Cases Of H1N1 Flu, Bringing Total To 66 <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/436645/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia

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