[MyAppleMenu] Jan 31, 2010

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**** Steve Jobs And The Economics Of Elitism <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=027a217245c6628e180db56f5ac01e39>
Steve Lohr, New York Times

In the universe of Steve Jobs, personal vision trumps the wisdom of the crowd. He’s ready when he thinks we’re ready.

**** Company Says Apple Copied iPad Design <http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2010/01/25/daily106.html>
San Jose Business Journal

A Chinese company that started selling a tablet device six months ago is threatening to sue Apple Inc. over the design of the iPad.

**** Apple Pulls Flash Content From iPad Promos <http://www.pcworld.com/article/188210/apple_pulls_flash_content_from_ipad_promos.html/>
JR Raphael, PC World

It looks like Apple's iPad really is magical after all. Marketing materials for the iPad mysteriously morphed overnight following complaints that they misleadingly depicted the device showing Flash-based content. As of Saturday morning, presto-change-o: The Flash is gone.

**** Trying To Get A Read On How Revolutionary Are Apple's iPad And Its Reader <http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ae/articles/2010/01/31/20100131goody0131.html>
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

If the Apple iPad is going to change the way we think about computers, offer more flexibility in every part of the online world and save my professional life, then I have a simple question:

How come I don't want one? Or, more accurately, why don't I feel like I need one?

**** Why Bigger Is Better: The iPad And The Arc Of Computing <http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/30/bigger-better-ipad-arc-computing/>
Edo Segal, TechCrunch

**** How To Make The iPad A Better Music Device <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13526_3-10444796-27.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0>
Matt Rosoff, CNET News

It's a golden opportunity for Apple to fix some of the glaring shortcomings in its portable music experience. Here are five things I'd like to see the iPad incorporate, perhaps through the next update to the iPhone OS (which it uses).

I'll add one feature request: all audio (not just the iPod app) should work with AirTunes.

**** Who Can Do Something About Those Blue Boxes? <http://daringfireball.net/2010/01/blue_boxes>
John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Flash is no longer ubiquitous. There’s a big difference between “everywhere” and “almost everywhere”. Adobe’s own statistics on Flash’s market penetration claim 99 percent penetration as of last month. That’s because, according to their survey methodology, they’re only counting “PCs” — which ignores the entire sort of devices which have brought about this debate. Adobe is arguing that Flash is installed on 99 percent of all web browsers that support Flash, not 99 percent of all web browsers.

**** Cyber Crooks Cashing In On iPad Frenzy <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hACpHHmdwsZU_bTRHCnjXStaZhdQ>

Hackers and scammers are cashing in on iPad fever by luring the curious to booby-trapped websites with false promises of information about Apple's new tablet computer.

**** Apple Has Already Redefined Multitasking <http://www.lockergnome.com/themoderngeek/2010/01/30/apple-has-already-redefined-multitasking/>

**** Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Mantra Is 'Bullshit,' Adobe Is Lazy: Apple's Steve Jobs <http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/01/googles-dont-be-evil-mantra-is-bullshit-adobe-is-lazy-apples-steve-jobs/comment-page-1/>
John C Abell, Wired

After a big public announcement of the sort Apple had this week for the iPad CEO Steve Jobs often takes time in the day or two afterwards to have a Town Hall at One Infinite Loop, making himself available for questions from employees bold enough to stand up and take one right between the eyes.

Jobs, characteristically, did not mince words as he spoke to the assembled, according to a person who was there who could not be named because this person is not authorized by Apple to speak with the press.

**** Software Developers Keep Churning Out The Apps <http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-dallasapps_31bus.ART0.State.Edition1.3cc2983.html>
Victor Gooinez, Dallas Morning News

Dallas software developers play a big role in making sure there's an app for that.

**** All About EPUB, The eBook Standard For Apple's iBookstore <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/31/all-about-epub-the-ebook-standard-for-apples-ibookstore/>
Steven Sande, TUAW

Since we're all going to get a lot more familiar with this format in the near future, we felt it would be a good time to provide our readers with more information about EPUB.

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**** The City, From Wartime Grit To Modern Soullessness <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=0c94e312a22c11a7102a116c43157792>
Sam Roberts, New York Times

New works examine the history of New York during World War II, the real-life events behind the movie “On the Waterfront” and the city’s future as an “authentic urban place.”.

**** Little Hands Clapping By Dan Rhodes <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/31/little-hands-clapping-dan-rhodes?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fbooks%2Frss+%28Books%29>
Alice Fisher, The Guardian

Dan Rhodes's novel about a museum dedicated to suicide is by turns witty and gruesome.

**** One Noodle At A Time In Tokyo <http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/travel/31ramen.html?sudsredirect=true>
Matt Gross, New York Times

Well, combine New Yorkers’ love of pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers, throw in some Southern barbecue mania, and you’ve still only begun to approximate Tokyo’s obsession with ramen.


**** Minister Mah Welcomes Electoral Fight In Tampines GRC <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1034246/1/.html>
Channel NewsAsia

National development minister Mah Bow Tan says he welcomes an electoral fight in Tampines GRC, where he is the anchor MP.

**** 'We Understand Your Anger' <http://news.asiaone.com/News/The%2BNew%2BPaper/Story/A1Story20100128-195116.html>
Amanda Yong, New Paper

It was something that should not have happened. This was what the Romanian Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Aurelian Neagu, 50, told The New Paper over the phone from Tokyo yesterday.

**** 新加坡‧紅色靠邊站‧黑色內衣成新寵 <http://www.sinchew.com.my/node/148035?tid=2>


**** An Nguyen Discusses Racism In Singapore <http://willblogforfood.typepad.com/will_blog_for_food/2010/01/an-nguyen-discusses-racism-in-singapore.html>
Will Blog for Food

Racism, discrimination and the ungracious manners of the locals have begun to their toll on the image of this country. Most foreigners view the Chinese-Singaporeans as ungracious blood suckers, opportunists, and racists. This will definitely have a negative effect on Singapore in the future.

**** Hello Singapore <http://vijaysrinivasan.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/hello-singapore/>
Vijay Srinivasan, VJ Musings

Good for Singapore and kudos to its economic management skills in a rather trying environment.

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