[MyAppleMenu] Jan 30, 2010
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**** I Need To Talk To You About Computers... <http://stevenf.tumblr.com/post/359224392/i-need-to-talk-to-you-about-computers-ive-been>
Will the whole industry move to New World computing? Not unless Apple is demonstrably successful with this approach. So Iâd say youâre unlikely to see it universally applied to all computing devices within the next couple of decades.
But Wednesdayâs keynote tells me this is where Apple is going. Plan accordingly.
**** iPad Liberation <http://furbo.org/2010/01/29/ipad-liberation/>
Craig Hockenberry, furbo.org
**** Why The iPad Doesn't (Yet) Have A Camera <http://www.backupbrain.com/2010_01_24_archive.html#a005231>
Tom Negrino, Backup Brain
If you were to try to do video chats on an iPad, held in your hand, the video would shake and move all the time. And that's a bad user experience.
**** Five System Preference Tweaks Everyone Should Know <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=8c7fcb0ea3611446ea4b816bd2c95b6f>
Kirk McElhearn, Macworld
Many of these preference panes contain settings that can help you save time and make your computing experience better or more efficient. Here are five of my favorite.
**** Photo Tour Of Apple's iPad Introduction <http://db.tidbits.com/article/10961?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+%28TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us%29>
Jeff Carlson, TidBITS
While you've read all about the iPad in TidBITS and other publications, here I'd like to give you a feel of what it's like to be there in person. I hope my photos capture the spirit of an incredibly long and exciting day: the crowds, the characters, and the feel of being among the first to see and handle a new Apple product.
**** Google Email Uploader Moves Your Archives To Gmail <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=7c760d2265cd15cf833f365df5b05899>
Jeff Porten, Macworld
Google released a utility which uploads e-mail archives into Google Apps e-mail accounts. It's point-and-click easy, if you've got a few days to kill.
**** Pic Of The Day: Adobe Uses Porn To Protest Lack Of Flash On iPad <http://www.cultofmac.com/pic-of-the-day-adobe-uses-porn-to-protest-lack-of-flash-on-ipad/28539?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cultofmac%2FbFow+%28Cult+of+Mac%29>
Sayam Aggarwal, Cult of Mac
**** The iPad: What You Need To Know <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=00fd2775f4d877bd7eecf653743b7a1b>
Weâd like to help you separate the signal from the noise. Weâve taken some of your iPad questions, added a few of our own, and then set out to provide some answers based on Appleâs presentation Wednesday and our own hands-on time with the device.
**** Jobs: Apple Shoots For iBooks Price Parity With Amazon <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358591,00.asp>
Mark Hachman, PC Magazine
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs was caught on camera, claiming that bestsellers from the forthcoming iBooks store will e comparably priced with Amazon.com.
**** Hands-on Impressions Of The iPad <http://db.tidbits.com/article/10960?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+%28TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us%29>
Jeff Carlson and Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS
The iPad is something to be held and experienced, because so many of its advantages are tactile: how it feels in the hand, of course, but also how the software responds.
**** Apple Reinventing File Access, Wireless Sharing For iPad <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/01/29/apple_reinventing_file_access_wireless_sharing_for_ipad.html>
Apple is dramatically rethinking how applications organize their documents on iPad, leaving behind the jumbled file system and making file access between the iPad and desktop computers seamless.
**** Apple's iPad Marketing Sparks Complaint To FTC <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9150078/Apple_s_iPad_marketing_sparks_complaint_to_FTC>
Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service
Apple's iPad, announced Wednesday, has already led to one complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in which a consumer charged Apple with false advertising by showing Adobe Flash working on the device.
**** Apple's Unhackable System... <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Foremski/?p=1094>
Tom Foremski, ZDNet
We donât yet know what else is in the A4 chip. My guess is that there is a bunch of hardcore digital rights management (DRM) hardware on the chip. Itâs essentially a large security dongle that happens to have its own processing and video/graphics capabilities.
**** Itâs Time To Step Away From The Apple Machine <http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2010/01/29/its-time-to-step-away-from-the-apple-machine/>
Steven Russolillo, Wall Street Journal
Iâm mentally drained keeping up with the ridiculous amount of Apple coverage that has been floating through the blogosphere this week.
**** The Apple iPad, Explained To Geeks <http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/192799.asp?from=blog_last3>
Jason McC. Smith, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
If you don't get the iPad, if you don't see the point, if you can't see how it's a useful device, that's OK. You're not the target market. You're a pickup-driving contractor with plywood to haul, who doesn't get the Smart car. It doesn't fit your needs â at all.
Or mine, really. I don't think I'll buy an iPad for myself, except maybe as a curiosity to play with. But you can bet I'm recommending one to my dad. And my grandmother. And probably my great-aunt. What, you don't want to cut down on tech-support calls?
**** Space On Your Phone <http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/01/29/2189736.aspx>
Alan Boyle, MSNBC
If you want to see cosmic pictures on a compact screen, here are a few places to start.
**** Future Shock <http://speirs.org/blog/2010/1/29/future-shock.html>
If the iPad and its successor devices free these people to focus on what they do best, it will dramatically change people's perceptions of computing from something to fear to something to engage enthusiastically with. I find it hard to believe that the loss of background processing isn't a price worth paying to have a computer that isn't frightening anymore.
**** Web Developers Can Rule The iPad <http://feeds.oreilly.com/~r/oreilly/digitalmedia/mac/~3/bn_JC5sn-g8/ipad-opportunities-for-web-dev.html>
Simon St. Laurent, O'Reilly Media
Arise, web developers! Our time has come to dominate!
**** iPad Avoids Pitfalls Of Other Tablet PCs <http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/091b374a-0d3f-11df-af79-00144feabdc0.html>
Paul Taylor, Financial Times
What differentiates Apple from its would-be competitors is that it is clearly targeting what it believes is a distinct gap in the market with the iPad which, to all intents and purposes, is a supersized iPod Touch/iPhone rather than a keyboardless PC or a relatively "dumb" e-book reader like the Kindle or Sony e-Reader.
**** Is The iPad A Kid's Best Friend? <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=215caf43e9c2cd030f522336b157e3a3>
Warren Buckleitner, New York Times
Why Apple may have created the ultimate plaything for kids.
**** iPhone OS 3.2 Hides Its Game: Contains Video Calling, Downloading, SMS & Handwriting Functions <http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/01/iphone-os-3-2-hides-its-game-contains-video-calling-downloading-sms-handwriting-functions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AppAdvice+%28AppAdvice%29>
Alexander Vaughn, App Advice
**** A Fine Romance: On Cristina Nehring <http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100208/markowitz/single>
Miriam Markowitz, The Nation
All that we expect of love, our notions of how it will lift us, reward us, transform us, comes from a long line of books, poems and songs that have detailed what we may hope for from love and what price it will exact in exchange for its pleasures. Yet as Cristina Nehring argues in her recent treatise, A Vindication of Love, given that love has long been an animating force in literature it is surprising that it is so out of favor among novelists, poets and their ilk today.
**** Is There An Ecological Unconscious? <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/magazine/31ecopsych-t.html>
Daniel B. Smith, New York Times
A branch of psychology says that there is â and that ignoring it puts not just the planet but also our minds at risk.
**** Taxpayers Should Not Fund The Policing Of Casinos <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_484043.html>
Tan Jiaqi, Straits Times
**** A Credible Challenge Emerging <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=insightdownsouth&file=/2010/1/30/columnists/insightdownsouth/5569702&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
A surging tide of young professionals is giving growing strength to the opposition as it readies to mount a serious challenge to the ruling PAP.
**** Aviation Gloom Unlikely To Lift At Singapore Air Show <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60S5N020100129>
Harry Suhartono and Mariko Katsumura, Reuters
The aviation business, badly hit by the economic crisis and the bankruptcy of Japan Airlines, is unlikely to find much to cheer about at this year's first major industry event, the Singapore Airshow.
**** Singapore Polytechnicâs New Hilltop Library <http://singaporelibrariesbulletin.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/singapore-polytechnics-new-hilltop-library/>
Khoo Ai Ling, Singapore Libraries Bulletin Blog
**** PAP - The New Reform Party? <http://singaporeanskeptic.blogspot.com/2010/01/pap-new-reform-party.html>
Let me tell you what is daft. Taking the government's promise at face value and naively expecting them to execute it. Deciding not to use your power to vote to check against the abuses of the government. Voting for the PAP and then wondering why election promises are not held up.
**** Sands' Singapore Project To Run Without VIP Junkets, Post Says <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=a.zQiXBLjKSo>
Nick Gentle, Bloomberg
Singaporeâs strict licensing rules meant junket operators and their clients would be subject to very high levels of official scrutiny, the paper said, drawing a contrast with the situation in the Chinese city of Macau, where the market relies on junkets.
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