[MyAppleMenu] Mar 28, 2009
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**** eWorld <http://stevenf.tumblr.com/post/90468647/eworld>
by Steven Frank
Next Tuesday is the 13th anniversary of the shuttering of eWorld, Appleâs answer to the AOL-style gated internet community. It didnât survive to the end of its second year.
**** Going Deep Inside Xserve Apple Drive Modules <http://db.tidbits.com/article/10166>
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
To sum up, there are multiple good reasons why ADMs cost more than bare retail drives of the same size, it's possible but not recommended to replace the drive in one, and Apple is in no way charging an unusual premium for ADMs.
**** iSubtitle Makes Your Videos Readable <http://www.macworld.com/article/139679/2009/03/isubtitle.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Dan Moren, Macworld
This $19 program from Bitfield can add soft subtitlesâi.e. captions you can turn on or offâto your video files that you can then watch via iTunes or QuickTime Player, or on your iPhone, iPod touch, or Apple TV.
**** AirPort Extreme Base Station <http://www.macworld.com/article/139669/2009/03/airportex09.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Scott McNulty, Macworld
The 2009 version of the AirPort Extreme Base Station packs in a ton of features, as well as speed, into a small, reasonably priced package.
**** Tethering And The iPhone: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? <http://www.macworld.com/article/139643/2009/03/iphone_and_tethering.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Aayush Arya, Macworld
**** Air Sharing For iPhone <http://www.macworld.com/article/139377/2009/03/airsharing.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Brendan Wilhide, Macworld
Air Sharing lets you easily copy files between your iPhone and a wirelessly-connected Mac. By doing so, Avatron Softwareâs app addresses one of the most frequently lamented shortcomings of Appleâs mobile devicesâtheir lack of storage space for documents and similar files. That makes Air Sharing a dream come true for mobile workers and productivity gurus.
**** Apple's New No-Contract iPhone No Gift To Foreigners, Tourists <http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-no-contract-iphone-not-good-news-for-foreigners-tourists-2009-3>
by Dan Frommer, Silicon Alley Insider
An Apple retail store rep tells us that, like the 2-year-contract iPhone 3G, you'll need a U.S. government-issued ID to get one. According to the Apple retail rep, foreign government IDs will not qualify.
**** Apple Mac Pro (8-Core) <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343855,00.asp>
by Joel Santo Domingo, PC Magazine
Pricey? Yah. Impressive? Definitely. Is it for you? If you're part of a select group, maybe.
**** Smule CEO: iPhone Is The Only Game In Town <http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10206078-94.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Jessica Dolcourt, CNET
The folks at Smule, Pandora, Nokia, and BlueRun Ventures may not agree on everything, but during a Thursday night panel discussion on the business of mobile applications, their attention centered on a single device time and time again: the iPhone.
**** iMovie '09 8.0.1 Update Brings More Than Just Bug Fixes <http://db.tidbits.com/article/10173>
by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS
**** Democracy's Cheat Sheet? <http://www.slate.com/id/2214724/?from=rss>
by Jack Shafer, Slate
It's time to kill the idea that newspapers are essential for democracy.
**** Odd Prize: Judging A Book By Its Title <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/books/28contest.html>
by Sarah Lyall, New York Times
To those outside dairy (or container) circles, a book called âThe 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Fraisâ tends to provoke more questions than it resolves. Such as: Why fromage frais? And: â60-Milligramâ â is that a misprint?
**** Sons Of Atom <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/books/review/Galison-t.html?_r=1>
by Peter Galison, New York Times
A history of quantum mechanics that goes beyond the point in the 1920s where most popular science books leave off.
**** Bible Study <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/books/review/Cohen-t.html?_r=1>
by Rich Cohen, New York Times
David Plotzâs chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse riffs on the Hebrew Bible are by turns entertaining, serious, shallow, profound, literal-minded, cute, ingratiating, hilarious.
**** Say No To Senior Minister/Minister Mentor - Gerontocracy In Disguise <http://wayangparty.com/?p=7074>
by Lee Chong Meng, The Wayang Party Club
**** MP Fatimah Lateef Speaks Up <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/418373/1/.html>
by Derrick A Paulo, Today
Dr Fatimah, a Muslim MP, expressed concerns similar to Mr Goh's, that the article might stir emotions along racial lines. Dr Fatimah stoutly attested to her active involvement in various temple activities, such as the birthday of deities and Seventh Month celebrations.
**** Baby Gloom Haunts Lee <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=insightdownsouth&file=/2009/3/28/columnists/insightdownsouth/3566303&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
by Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
In talking about lifestyle choice, Lee may have left out other factors that is contributing to fewer Singaporeans marrying and producing babies.
**** Trains Run Just As Frequently From Pioneer <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_355441.html>
by Bernadette Low, SMRT Corporation, Straits Times
We wish to clarify that the frequency of trains at Pioneer MRT station remains unchanged, at two to six minutes during peak hours and five to seven minutes during off-peak hours. This is the same frequency as at Boon Lay MRT station before Pioneer and Joo Koon MRT stations were opened.
**** Road To Renewal <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1887864,00.html>
by Alex Altman, Time
Detroit has become an icon of the failed American city, but vast swaths of it don't look like city at all.
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**** Singapore Heats Up With High-Def Biz <http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118001754.html?categoryid=3581&cs=1>
by Patricia Lee, Variety
Singapore, a small island nation of 4.8 million people and very limited resources, has built a formidable reputation as a can-do society. A prime recent example: the city-state's adoption of high-definition television within a short span of three years.
**** Singapore Lightens Up <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123819982120262149.html#mod=rss_Arts_and_Entertainment>
by Tom Wright, Wall Street Journal
Theaters here increasingly are allowed to take on risquÃ© social and political themes, a sign this tightly controlled Southeast Asian city-state is starting to loosen up.
**** Iconic Bunny Finally In Singapore <http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Showbiz/Story/A1Story20090327-131525.html>
by Tan Kee Yun, New Paper
It has taken 55 long years for the iconic bunny to finally land on Singapore's shores. And the duo behind the local edition are confident that they will carve out a niche for themselves in the publishing industry.
We are, of course, talking about Playboy.
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