[MyAppleMenu] Oct 23, 2010
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**** The Future Of Java On The Mac Platform <http://rc3.org/2010/10/22/the-future-of-java-on-the-mac-platform/>
I donât know what the future of Java on the Mac is, but I think itâs foolish for Apple to turn its back on hosting development environments that they donât fully control.
**** Apple Is No Longer Bundling Flash Player With Mac OS X <http://daringfireball.net/2010/10/apple_no_longer_bundling_flash_with_mac_os_x>
John Gruber, Daring Fireball
This also absolves Apple of responsibility for the distribution of Flash Player security updates.
**** Apple MacBook Air (11.6-Inch, 2010 Version) Review <http://computershopper.com/laptops/reviews/apple-macbook-air-11.6-inch-2010-version>
Sarah E. Anderson, ComputerShopper
The 2010 MacBook Air is well worth buyingâand we havenât always felt that way about the MacBook Air. If you're a Mac loyalist (or a curious potential Mac adopter) looking for an exquisitely designed small machine, you've found your new best friend. And if you like the sizeâbut not the performanceâof netbooks and have the extra cash to spend, this machine is a killer-good choice for you, too.
**** PlainText Is My Preferred iPad Text Editor <http://52tiger.net/plaintext-ipad/>
Basically, PlainText invites the iPad into my workflow; it does not require me to force my workflow around my iPad.
**** Laughing At The Guidelines <http://www.manton.org/2010/10/laughing_at_the.html>
Every developer I've talked to uses at least some private APIs on the Mac, often to work around bugs or limitations in current APIs. It's disappointing that the Mac App Store is shipping before 10.7, because 10.7 would be a good opportunity to find out why developers still need private APIs and bake support directly into the next version of Mac OS X to solve common issues.
**** A Closer Look At iPhone Transition Animations <http://watchingapple.com/2009/11/a-closer-look-at-iphone-transition-animations/>
John Blackburn, Watching Apple
You might think that animating in a new page to replace the old would simply slide the two in lock-step, like two cafeteria trays on a serving rail, but itâs more subtle than that.
**** More Developers Announce Plans For The Mac App Store <http://www.macworld.com/article/155112/2010/10/developers_mac_app_store.html?lsrc=rss_main>
David Chartier, Macworld
**** Slice Your Cable Bill With Apple TV <http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-techtrends-apple-tv-20101023,0,4822167.story>
Craig Howie, Los Angeles Times
The wallet-size device gives users access to plenty of shows, movies and music without having to subscribe to a service. But sports fans won't find much to cheer about.
**** For Apple, It May Be Time To Rethink Approach To Washington <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/22/AR2010102206500.html>
Cecilia Kang, Washington Post
Thursday's sit-down highlights a growing tension for the company, a once-forgotten relic that has transformed the music, publishing, mobile phone and television industries over the past 10 years with must-have mobile devices. Apple's expanding influence in the marketplace and its soaring market value, which hit $280 billion as of Friday, have garnered it closer scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers.
Apple's lobbying staff in Washington remains small and low-key. Analysts say that the company risks following in the footsteps of other high-tech firms that ignored political pressure until they were hit with antitrust investigations and regulatory complaints.
**** First look: iMovie '11 <http://www.macworld.com/article/155123/2010/10/firstlookimovie11.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Jeff Carlson, Macworld
iMovie â11 offers more than just the flashy movie trailers.
**** Review: Apple's iLife Movie Trailers <http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2010/10/review-making-movie-trailers-on-the-new-imovie/1>
Jefferson Graham, USA Today
**** MacBook Air 11.6â³ Review <http://www.slashgear.com/macbook-air-11-6-review-22109859/>
Vincent Nguyen, Slashgear
As with the previous MacBook Air, the style will win hearts in the Apple Store; what makes the difference is that the day-to-day experience is strong enough to win over your head and wallet, too.
**** iLife â11 Is Not 64 Bit <http://www.9to5mac.com/31925/ilife-11-is-not-64-bit?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+%289+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence%29>
Mark Gurman, 9 To 5 Mac
**** From Bomb To Bust <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/books/review/Zacharek-t.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Stephanie Zacharek, New York Times
âMy Year of Flopsâ covers some 50 underappreciated pictures; every troubled orphan is assessed and deemed a Failure, a Fiasco or a Secret Success. Rabin scrutinizes stinker after stinker, from the 1956 Howard Hughes-produced anti-miscegenation screed âThe Conquerorâ (he refers to its central figure, played by John Wayne, as John Wayneghis Khan), to the dismal 2005 film version of âRentâ (which he describes, aptly, as starring âfake 20-somethings playing fake bohemians in a wholly inauthentic take on la vie bohÃ¨meâ), to Cameron Croweâs woebegone 2005 âElizabethtownâ (which confounded Rabin so much he wrote about it twice).
**** Shakespeare & Company: The Bookshop That Thinks It's A Hotel <http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/shakespeare-amp-company-the-bookshop-that-thinks-its-a-hotel-2111969.html>
Clare Dwyer Hogg, Independent
When William Burroughs wanted to research his book Naked Lunch, he was in Paris. So he went straight to the Rue de Bucherie on the Left Bank, through the doors of the bookshop Shakespeare & Company, and directly to the bookshelves of the American bookseller George Whitman. There, he found stacks and stacks of hefty medical tomes, along with just about every English language paperback of note you could want. Burroughs has long gone from this world, but Shakespeare & Company has not. It is still perched on the same cobblestones on the bank of the Seine, overlooked by the Notre Dame. And if Willy Wonka were to take time off from chocolate concoctions and open a bookshop, this is what it would look like.
**** Election Buzz Is In The Air <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=insightdownsouth&file=/2010/10/23/columnists/insightdownsouth/7276345&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
The result of the coming polls â as is Singaporeâs future â will largely be decided by the younger generation of both leaders and the electorate.
Sensing a turning point, but not sure exactly how the longer term future will turn out, Singaporeans are awaiting the polls with some anxiety.
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**** Flawed Argument On Ypap Website On Death Penalty <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/10/flawed-argument-on-ypap-website-on-death-penalty/>
Kirsten Han, The Online Citizen
Unlike what the writer would like you to believe, being anti-death penalty and caring for the victims are not mutually exclusive.
**** Las Vegas, Singapore-Style <http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424053111904502004575562222525504944.html?mod=BOL_twm_fs#articleTabs_panel_article%3D1>
Leslie P. Norton, Barron's
What's surprising is how big the Singaporean market has become, mere months after the opening of the two big casino resorts. In the next 12 months, Marina Bay and Resorts World could bring in net revenue of $6 billion, on a par with the entire Las Vegas Strip.
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