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December 18, 2008

Apple May Not Need Macworld, But Many Apple Partners May

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

That He Not Busy Being Born Is Busy Dying

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

It seems so ugly, the way this has gone down — but there's no way to break with tradition in a nice way.


by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Speak volumes... by not saying a word: My name is Lesa Snider King and I'm mad at Apple.

Good Reason, Faulty Argument


Macworld Expo may have been an important venue for many historic Apple announcments, but it's certainly not been the only one over the past ten years and it would be a mistake to give Macworld Expo that kind of credit.

iPhone Developers Finally Starting To Dictate What Day Their Apps Goes Live In The App Store

by Mg Siegler, Venture Beat

If Apple doesn't want IDG to dictate its own launch dates, it shouldn't dictate others' too, obviously.

Apple's Snow Leopard Prepares To Show Off Its Spots

by Chris Edwards, The Guardian

When Appel senior vice-president Phil Schiller gets up on stage at next month's Macworld, a couple of weeks ahead of the Macintosh computer's 25th anniversary, he will have the opportunity to alter the direction of computing.

'Jobs Premium' Is Worth Billions

by Rob Cox and Richard Beales, New York Times

Steve P. Jobs has turned Apple into a technology powerhouse — twice. But how much is he worth to the company? If one compares the value of Apple's revenue streams to the company's market capitalization, nearly $20 billion.

Schiller Vs. Ballmer: The Inevitable, Unexpected Keynote Smackdown

by Harry McCracken, Technologizer

The Mac Is Dead (Again), Pass The Cider

by Ed Burnette,

I think what we need is a Mac run-time layer that lets those great Mac programs work well on other operating systems.

By the time one gets all that underlying libraries running on other platforms, you might as well have ported the entire OS X. Which is no easy task, even for Apple.

Tilt Shift Photography On Apple iPhone

by James Rivington,

As a novelty app, it could prove to be quite popular among casual snappers.

Mac Beats All Comers On Reliability, Support... Again

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

For the second year running, Apple Inc.'s computers are the most reliable, and its support is the most dependable of all computer makers selling in the U.S., a national chain of computer service shops said today.

How Apple Could Survive Without Steve Jobs

by Justin Scheck and Nick Wingfield, Wall Street Journal

There is reason for optimism, based on the evolution of the team that develops Apple's hardware, software and services, some people familiar with the company's internal workings say. Some of them believe the group is now strong enough that, barring an exodus of top talent, the company could keep churning out innovative products without Mr. Jobs.

Dave "Switch" Taylor: Producing M.I.A.

by Joe Cellini, Apple

Apple And Steve Jobs Had Good Reason To Dump Macworld

by Andy Ihnatko, Chicaco Sun-Times

Folks have wondered about the timing of Apple's announcement, coming as it does just three weeks before Expo. I've seen no hard data supporting to any firm conclusion, but I suspect that it was an act of consideration. If Apple had made this announcement a few months sooner, it would have rightly or wrongly been seen as a tipoff that this would be a good year to stay home. It would have sandbagged the show.

Fearless: Apple's Macworld Expo Exit Is Part Of Its DNA

by John Siracusa, Ars Technica

While other companies are paralyzed with indecision, or cling relentlessly to what has worked in the past, or are seduced by sentimentality, Apple is busy murdering its darlings.

Apple And The Peril Of Innovation

by Don Reisinger, CNET

Apple's capacity to deliver groundbreaking products every few months at its varous events is severely diminished. Simply put, Apple doesn't want to have to force itself to innovate for the trade show just to satisfy hype-driven media outlets.

Macworld Expo Minus Apple: Traditions Meet Market Reality

by David Morgenstern,

The Macworld Expo has been a way to bring customers and solutions together. That confluence now appears in peril, and it can't be done at the stores.

Blood Ties

by John Samsel, Inside Mac Games

Purely as a hidden object game, there are better ones, but there are much worse. What hurts the game most is just the lack of mini-games to add variety.

Analyst: A Post-Jobs Era Is Looming

by Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica

Migrate Data From PC To Mac

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Digidesign Releases Pro Tools 8

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Among the many changes in Pro Tools 8 is completely redesigned user interface.

AT&T's Refurbished iPhone 3Gs Are A Lame Deal

by Erica Sadun, Ars Technica

For that $50 you save, you get a used, possibly scratched unit with a possibly much-reduced warranty and you're still stuck with a two-year commitment.

iPhone Gaming Is Maturing As More Major Games Join The Fray

by Chris Foresman, Ars Technica

Orange In France Loses iPhone Exclusivity

by Mikael Ricknas, IDG News Service

The iPhone will no longer be available for just Orange subscribers in France after a decision by the national competition council announced Wednesday.

Apple Expo Paris Cancelled

by Jim Darlymple, Macworld

Reed Exhibitions will not hold Apple Expo Paris in 2009. The show organizers confirmed its plans for Macworld on Wednesday.

By Heng-Cheong Leong