[MyAppleMenu] May 12, 2009
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**** Add Enhanced Audio Track To iMovie <http://www.macworld.com/article/140532/2009/05/add_audio_to_imovie.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Christopher Breen, Macworld
**** iPhone 3G Can't Take The Heat <http://www.macworld.com/article/140541/2009/05/iphone_heat.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Aayush Arya, Macworld
To prevent the iPhone from being used constantly in high temperature areas, which might lead to it not working at all, Apple has put in place measures that kick in when the phone starts becoming too hot for its own good.
**** Apple Rejects Bittorrent Control App From App Store Because It Might Be Used To Infringe Copyrights <http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/11/apple-rejects-bittorrent-control-app-from-app-store-because-it-m/>
by Nilay Patel, Engadget
**** Open Fire Gold <http://www.insidemacgames.com/reviews/view.php?ID=1045>
by Ted Bade, Inside Mac Games
Open Fire Gold is a fast action game, with terrific graphics, great audio, and is quite fun to play. It would make a great addition to any game player's collection.
**** Apple, Dell, HP Laptop Owners Sue Nvidia Over Faulty Graphics <http://www.macworld.com/article/140545/2009/05/nvidiasuit.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Owners of Apple, Dell and Hewlett-Packard laptops have combined their lawsuits against Nvidia in an attempt to force the graphics chip maker to replace allegedly flawed processors, according to court documents.
**** Apple Harpoons An iPhone App Due To Fail Whale Sighting <http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/11/apple-harpoons-an-iphone-app-due-to-fail-whale-sighting/>
by MG Siegler, TechCrunch
Apple has a lot of silly reasons for rejecting iPhone apps, but Twitter seems to bring out some of the best of them.
**** Understanding Apple, Part One <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346765,00.asp>
by Tim Bajarin, PC Magazine
Apple has been, historically, a hardware company, but the company's real smarts are invested in its software and services.
**** Apple Freezes Snow Leopard API As Software Near Final Stretch <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/05/11/apple_freezes_snow_leopard_apis_as_software_nears_final_stretch.html>
by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider
Apple this past weekend distributed a new beta of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard that altered the programming methods used to optimize code for multi-core Macs, telling developers they were the last programming-oriented changes planned ahead of the software's release.
**** Apple: No Jesus On The Jesus Phone <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/11/iphone_nonsense/>
by Bill Ray, The Register
Continuing their policy of random offence, Apple has rejected an application that places the user's face onto religious figures, while changing their mind on the Nine Inch Nails and allowing a test for manic depression.
**** Myst iPhone Review <http://wireless.ign.com/articles/981/981645p1.html>
by Levi Buchanan, IGN
Myst is still a marvel of design and narrative — it remains one of my favorite adventure games, even after all of these years. Digging into the iPhone edition of the game was a treat because everything was exactly where I remembered it, even if it took some poking around to jog those memories. The game may look dated to some, but these scenes have been nicely up-scaled for the iPhone.
**** To App Or Not To App: A Report Offers Guidance <http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=105865>
by Mark Walsh, Online Media Daily
Asking "Is An iPhone App Right For You?" the study from Forrester Research acknowledges the popularity of the iPhone and Apple's App Store-with more than 1 billion downloads so far — while highlighting factors brands should consider before racing off to launch the next Tap Tap Revenge.
**** Congratulations Michelle, It's A Mac <http://technologizer.com/2009/05/11/congratulations-michelle-its-a-mac/>
by Ed Oswald, Technologizer
Maybe us Mac users need to step back, let Microsoft make a fool of itself in its ads and never mention the platform itself, and watch as PC users still decide that the package overall is more important than the price. Apple tax be damned.
**** 'Peggle' First Impressions And Gameplay Video <http://toucharcade.com/2009/05/11/peggle-first-impressions-and-gameplay-video/>
**** Times Reader 2.0 Gets With The Times <http://www.macworld.com/article/140546/2009/05/times_reader_20_get_with_the_times.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Scott McNulty, Macworld
**** Toddlers Turn To iPhones, Too <http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/1522989.html>
by Julian Guthrie, San Francisco Chronicle
Dan Frakes' 3-year-old daughter likes to play in the sand, finger paint and sing along to "The Wheels on the Bus."
The preschooler can do these things the good old-fashioned way. She can also do them in a decidedly new way: by using dad's iPhone.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Adobe Beams Up New Strobe Video Framework <http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10237909-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Caroline McCarthy, CNET
**** It's Cheap — But Can You Swallow It? <http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2009/05/12/value_meals/index.html>
by Sarah Hepola, Salon
In this slumped economy, fast food restaurants are beckoning with their impossibly thrifty value menus. I tried them so you don't have to.
**** Self-Made <http://www.slate.com/id/2218131/?from=rss>
by Jeffrey Skinner, Slate
**** Ban Cabbies Smoking In Taxis <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC090512-0000067/Ban-cabbies-smoking-in-taxis>
by Roland Ang Kok Siang, Today
Singapore banned smoking in all public transport vehicles a long time ago. But, I am perturbed that taxi drivers are still allowed to smoke in their vehicles when not carrying a fare.
**** With 1,200 Jobs On Offer... <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC090512-0000045/With-1,200-jobs-on-offer-,,,>
by 938 Live
As more than 1,200 jobs were made available to Singaporeans by the labour movementâs social enterprises yesterday, its chief said it did not believe the recession would end soon - despite some experts saying the economy may have gone through its worst patch.
**** LTA Should Handle Complaints If Transport Operators Can't <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_375332.html>
by David Kwok, Straits Times
**** Give Us Better Statistics On Employment <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/05/give-us-better-statistics-on-employment/>
by Jewel Philemon, The Online Citizen
**** Australia Downer EDI Pulled Singapore-Based CPG Subsidiary Otu Of Myanmar Airport Project <http://wayangparty.com/?p=9210>
by The Wayang Party Club
Few Singaporeans are aware of the political imbroglio that Myanmar is in now and even less will bother to protest against their governmentâs dealings with the military junta.
**** Tiger Wins, Changi Loses <http://www.todayonline.com/Comment/EDC090512-0000018/Tiger-wins,-Changi-loses>
by Liang Dingzi, Today
Tiger may have a technical case against Swissport, but the High Court ruling seemed to have ignored the realities of the aviation business and may cost Changi Airport some friends.
**** Eight In 10 Singaporeans Reject Government Help <http://anxietyindex.com/2009/05/a-resurgence-of-individualism/>
by Anxiety Index
Self-reliance is a predictable reaction to uncertainty. What is more intriguing is the idea that this may be the start of a shift back to individualistic values.
**** Taking A Right Turn <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/05/taking-a-right-turn/>
by The Online Citizen
**** MDA Launches New International Film Fund <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/428730/1/.html>
by Zhang Tingjun, Channel NewsAsia
**** Gaps In Singapore's Response <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_375805.html>
by Diana Othman, Straits Times
Shortcomings were found in Singapore's responses to the heightened pandemic alert carried out over the last two weeks, said Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Tuesday.
In particular, he said 'there is scope to improve' in the primary health care response, and the authorities will do a post-mortem on the response exercise.
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