[MyAppleMenu] Mar 19, 2010

applesurf at myapplemenu.com applesurf at myapplemenu.com
Fri Mar 19 18:59:00 EDT 2010


**** Anticipating WWDC <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/03/18/anticipating-wwdc/>
Erica Sadun, TUAW

**** Amazon Brings Kindle App To The Mac <http://www.macworld.com/article/147174/2010/03/kindle_mac.html>
Scott McNulty, Macworld

After months of anticipation, Amazon on Wednesday night released a beta of Kindle for Mac, software that lets you read Kindle e-books without the need for any special hardware (say, a Kindle). The free app for OS X 10.5 or later is available now in more than 100 countries, and joins the ranks of Kindle for iPhone, Kindle for PC, and Kindle for Blackberry.

**** Apple Scrambles To Secure iPad Deals <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703523204575129862264704190.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection>
Yukari Iwatani Kane and Sam Schechner, Wall Street Journal

Apple Inc. is still trying to secure media content for the iPad with just weeks to go before the tablet computer's release, said people familiar with the matter, as the company tempers some of its initial ambitions for the much-hyped device.

Lining up TV programming, digital newspapers and other content ahead of the iPad's April 3 release has proven difficult for Apple as some potential collaborators weigh the advantages of working with the company against the potential threats to their current sources of revenue, people familiar with the matter say.

**** A Peek At An Interactive Magazine For The Apple iPad <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/a-peek-at-an-interactive-magazine-for-the-apple-ipad/>
Nick Bilton, New York Times

**** Access Alternate Time Machine Drives <http://www.macworld.com/article/147185/2010/03/alttimemachinedrives.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Dan Frakes, Macworld

Although it's not obvious how, Time Machine makes it easy to access and browse other drives containing Time Machine backups.

**** Time Capsule Failures: When They Happen And What To Do <http://db.tidbits.com/article/11091?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+%28TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us%29>
Doug McLean, TidBITS

Kudos to Pim van Bochoven for the creation of The Time Capsule Memorial Register site, where users were able to transform their individual complaints into a larger, more organized, and more powerful force that encouraged Apple to take action. While it's unfortunate that getting Apple to address a widespread problem required such arm-twisting, it's great to see the user community band together and create momentum for their cause.

**** Washing Machine 2 Scrubs Browser Leftovers <http://www.macworld.com/article/147194/2010/03/washing_machine2.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Marco Tabini, Macworld

You don't want to know what potentially compromising information your browser leaves behind—and now, thanks for Washing Machine, you won't need to.

**** The Case For The 3G-capable iPad <http://www.macworld.com/article/147189/2010/03/3g_ipad.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Jason Snell, Macworld

Save $130 and cut yourself off from the 3G network, or spend the money and keep your options open? For a lot of people, saving the money will be the right call. But the 3G deal is so good that I’d give those higher-cost models some careful consideration first.

**** Logic Pro, Express Updated To 9.1.1 <http://www.macworld.com/article/147202/2010/03/logic_pro_express_updated_to_911.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Nicholas Bonsack, Macworld

With the release of Logic Pro 9.1 back in January, Apple's pro audio software made the historic jump to becoming a 64-bit application on Snow Leopard. Thursday's 9.1.1 update smooths over a few things.

**** Report: iPad Pre-orders Numbering In 'hundreds Of Thousands' <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20000746-37.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Apple>
Erica Ogg, CNET News

Sources have told The Wall Street Journal that Apple has "sold hundreds of thousands" of iPads since the device went on presale March 12. If this keeps up, Apple could end up selling more iPads in the first three months than original iPhones sold the first three months after its debut, according to those sources.

**** Apple Details Youth Programs Available For Kids <http://www.loopinsight.com/2010/03/18/apple-details-youth-programs-available-for-kids/>
Jim Dalrymple, The Loop

Apple updated its Web site this week with plans for youth programs the company will put on for kids.

**** 10 Reason Why The Apple Lawsuit With HTC Could Set Back The Mobile Industry <http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Infrastructure/10-Reason-Why-the-Apple-Lawsuit-with-HTC-Could-Set-Back-the-Mobile-Industry-393212/>
Don Reisinger, eWeek

Apple's lawsuit against HTC could prove to be a long-lasting headache for the Mobile industry. HTC says it will vigorously fight Apple's lawsuit and prove that it doesn't violate the company's patents. But if HTC loses, or even if some of Apple's patents infringement claims are upheld in court, the lawsuit could set the mobile industry back in a number of ways. This is how it could happen.

**** Hands-On: Kindle Books Finally Come To The Mac Desktop <http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2010/03/hands-on-with-kindle-for-mac.ars>
Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

**** Apple's iPad Secrecy Leaves Many Developers Handicapped <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/19/apples_ipad_secrecy_leaves_many_developers_handicapped.html>

An elite group of software developers afforded early access to the iPad must provide photographic evidence that they've complied with a stringent set of requirements before Apple hands one over, but for everyone else, authoring software for the upcoming device can prove to be a shot in the dark.

**** Review: TuneUp Media TuneUp <http://www.macworld.com/article/147182/2010/03/tuneup_review.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Chris Holt, Macworld

TuneUp can help fix with missing and mislabeled metadata in your iTunes tracks, but it won't find everything.

**** Why Steve Jobs Shouldn't Pay You A Dividend <http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/03/19/why-steve-jobs-shouldnt-pay-you-a-dividend/>
Jon Frott, Fortune

Apple doesn’t do stock buybacks, doesn’t pay a dividend, and is sitting on $40 billion in cash. Is that a problem?

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** Wireless Controlled From The Cloud <http://www.technologyreview.com/web/24836/?ref=rss>
Duncan Graham-Rowe, Technology Review

Rolling out next-generation wireless networks can be painstakingly slow and patchy at the best of times, as the U.S. deployment of 3G has shown. But IBM researchers in China reckon that shifting the signal-processing requirements from base stations into the cloud will make it cheaper and easier to upgrade networks. Ultimately, the approach could lead to wireless networks that can provide better coverage by rapidly adapting to user demand.

MyAppleMenu Reader

**** Blogging, Now And Then <http://blogs.nybooks.com/post/456582401/blogging-now-and-then>
Robert Darnton, The New York Review of Books

How new, then, is bloggery? Should we think of it as a by-product of the modern means of communication and a sign of a time when newspapers seem doomed to obsolescence? It makes the most of technical innovations—the possibility of constant contact with virtual communities by means of web sites and the premium placed on brevity by platforms such as Twitter with its limit of 140 characters per message. Yet blog-like messaging can be found in many times and places long before the Internet.

**** Who Needs Wall Street? <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/magazine/21FOB-WWLN-t.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Roger Lowenstein, New York Times

The question is whether the social balance would improve if Wall Street were less devoted to games of chance.

**** Against Beauty <http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/against-beauty>
Adam Kirsch, The New Republic

One of the running jokes in On Beauty, Zadie Smith’s third novel, is that its main character is philosophically opposed to beauty. Howard Belsey is a professor of art history at Wellington College, and like all middle-aged professors in campus novels, he is a ludicrous figure--unfaithful to his wife, disrespected by his children, and, of course, unable to finish the book he has been talking about for years. In Howard’s case, the book is meant to be a demolition of Rembrandt, whose canvases he sees as key sites for the production of the Western ideology of beauty.


**** Tackling Income Inequality Should Be Govt’s Top Priority <http://geraldgiam.sg/2010/03/tackling-income-inequality-should-be-govts-top-priority/>
Gerald Giam

Reducing income inequality should be the top priority of the government. This government needs to pay more than just lip service to the goal of ensuring that all Singaporeans benefit from economic growth.

**** Has Singapore A Future? <http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=3912>
Wong Wee Nam, Sgpolitics.net

Having a sense of history can only come from political awareness. For our young Singaporeans to be cohesive and be committed to the nation and to one another there must be space in this country to allow them to develop their political awareness and to imbue in them the spirit of participation in the affairs of the country.

**** Singapore's National Dish: Hainan Chicken Rice <http://crosscut.com/2010/03/18/food/19683/>
Hugo Kugiya, Crosscut.com

A few Seattle restaurants serve this simple dish, which is so popular in Singapore that one restaurant can go through 50 chickens a day.

**** Some Creative Messiness, Please <http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/edit-page/Some-Creative-Messiness-Please/articleshow/5699064.cms>
N D Batra, Times Of India

Singapore politicians, city planners, architects, educators and think-tankers aspire to make the city a hi-tech global hub of trade and commerce that competes with Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai, a goal that is not difficult to achieve. But to become a great centre for the arts and culture, like New York or London, Singapore needs unbridled freedom of speech and expression, and some tolerance for the creative messiness that accompanies it. It is freedom of speech in all its manifestations that enables a nation to generate an abiding grand narrative or a myth that binds its people.

**** Foreign Worker Contracts <http://blogs.todayonline.com/behindtheheadlines/2010/02/06/foreign-worker-contracts/>
Esther Ng, Today

While MOM’s efforts are commendable, the desired outcome of educating workers of their rights may not have been reached.

**** Häagen-Dazs Serves Sushi Ice Cream...In Singapore <http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforkinit/really/haagen-dazs-serves-sushi-ice-c/>
Edwin Goel, OC Weekly

Move over Farrell's. Eat your heart out B&R ice cream cakes. I have seen the next ice cream fad and it is sushi ice cream, which looks more fun to eat than Dibs and a whole lot prettier, too.

**** Why Not A Living Wage? <http://newasiarepublic.com/?p=16911>
Ian Choo, New Asia Republic

**** 新加坡环球影城开业 上海香港业界忧心受冲击 <http://www.chinanews.com.cn/ga/ga-gamy/news/2010/03-19/2179369.shtml>


**** Declining Wages Of Singaporeans And The Continued Denial Of PAP Leaders <http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/03/18/declining-wages-of-singaporeans-and-the-continued-denial-of-pap-leaders/>
The Temasek Review

It is time for Singaporeans to realize that there will be no economic rights without political rights and unless Singaporeans stand up and fight for their rights, they will always remain as slaves to the despotic PAP regime, waiting for the crumbs left over by them rather than to partake and enjoy the fruits gained by the nation’s economic growth.

More information about the applesurf-list mailing list