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July 18, 2008

Apple In No Rush To Bring iPhone To Russia, China

by Maria Kiselyova and Sophie Taylor, Reuters

For now, Apple has given tacit consent to the informal supply chain by adding Russian and Chinese language options.

Why Does Open Source Need A Villain?

by Dana Blankenhorn,

Don't make Steve Jobs out to be more than he is. Stop worrying about what he's going to do to open source.

Make him worry about what open source is going to do to him.

However, Apple is not in the businesses where open source is of any significant threat. Except maybe Safari. But Safari is given away free; it is to support the real business of MobileMe.

Apple's Beijing Retail Store Opens


Consumers in Beijing will soon be able to access Apple products directly from the company itself.

Apple Needs To Slay Its iPhone Dragons

by Charles Arthur, The Guardian

Bottom line, Apple's iPhone still have a lot of room for improvement, especially if you are looking at it as a computer that does phone functions.

MobileMe And iWeb Woes Continue

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

"If you are a .Mac user and are trying to publish iWeb content via this MobileMe(ss), you can forget about it for now. It doesn't work. Period."

iPhone 3G GPS - Is It Too Small In The Antenna Department To Be Any Good?

by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes,

Apple Seen Ordering 20% More MacBooks

by Electronista

Invoice 3 Adds Smart Coloring

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Aimed at small business users who need to create invoices to bill clients for products and services, Invoice lets you create colored invoices, keep track of payments, use drag and drop to create and arrange invoices, maintain currency conversions, save selected invoices as PDFs, create recurring invoices, manage smart folders and smart counters and more.

21 Great Technologies That Failed

by Jeremy A. Kaplan and Sascha Segan, PC Magazine

We took a look back over the years at some of the greatest flops to come out of both Microsoft and Apple, technology that failed not because it was lacking in brilliance but often because it was simply ahead of its time.

Apple's Earnings Dance

by Brian Caulfield, Forbes

Write On One Computer, Deploy Everywhere

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

No, I don't believe in cross-platform GUI code. Never seen one that is good enough.

But, wouldn't it be great if I can start using my Macintosh to write Windows application? MFC, WTL, ATL, .Net and plain Win32. Pretty please?

(Yes, I've actually used Visual C++ for Macintosh. If you don't know what this is, you should be thankful. Worse than Bob.)

Designing A UI To Do Cut And Paste Is Easy?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

If you think that designing the UI for iPhone to do cut and paste is easy, just take a look at the mess which is Adobe Acrobat Reader.

10 Reasons To Switch From PC To Mac

by Technospeedia

Mac is ready to use out of the box.

The MobileMe Disaster Continues: Now It's Not 'Exchange For THe Rest Of Us' Anymore

by Paul Thurrott, SuperSite For Windows

Apple has a history of over-promising and under-delivering and they get a total pass on this with the press.

Has Apple Lost Its Mojo?

by Mike Elgan, Internet News

The handful of recent stumbles by Cupertino is just a temporary rough patch, right?

Apple Fails BlackBerry Test

by Paul Taylor, Financial Times

The two most glaring problems from a business perspective are the lack of a physical Qwerty keybaord and, as most other commentators have noted, rather disappointing battery life.

Demographics Is Destiny

by Fraser Speirs

If you haven't got it already, it's time to move your head to this place: iPhone OS is Apple's mainstream platform for 2012 and beyond. It's a bold prediction, but the numbers seem fairly clear.

Hands Off iPhone Talking In My Car

by Rick Fay, TidBITS

iPhone 3G Shortage To Last Two To Four Weeks, Analyst Says

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Customers looking for an iPhone 3G may have to wait up to a month for Apple to boost its orders with suppliers and refill the pipeline, a Wall Street analyst said Thursday.

RiftVault Security Software Reaches 1.0

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

RiffVault secures credit card numbers, documents and other data using 256-bit AES encryption combined with SHA-256 hashing.

By Heng-Cheong Leong