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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Going Dark For The Rest Of 2009

Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

This website will be dark until Jan 2010, as I wind down the year for a short vacation and some down-time.

Unless something really big happens between now and Dec 31st, there will not be any updates to this website.

Have some holiday fun, and see you in the new year.

An App Store For All?


Apple has made it work for the iPhone, but can that model be expanded to cover the world of desktop PCs?

Apple Firing On All Cylinders In Stellar Year

Ryan Kim, San Francisco Chronicle

With the economy ensnaring rival computer-makers, Apple Inc. sailed ahead. When makers of smart phones increased their efforts to catch the iPhone, the Cupertino company maintained its innovation edge. And when CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs stepped aside for almost six months for what turned out to be a liver transplant, Apple barely skipped a beat.

It was that kind of year for Apple.

Apple TV-Service Proposal Gets Some Nibbles

Sam Schechner And Yukari Iwatani Kane, Wall Street Journal

CBS Corp. and Walt Disney Co. are considering participating in Apple Inc.'s plan to offer television subscriptions over the Internet, according to people familiar with the matter, as Apple prepares a potential new competitor to cable and satellite TV.

Apple Under Pressure To Get Its Games Rated

Jin Hyun-joo, The Korea Herald

With the iPhone's popularity surging in Korea, its maker Apple is under growing pressure to have the games offered at its online store rated by Seoul regulators.

Itineraries: For Travelers, A Personal Concierge On Your Phone

Martha C. White, New York Times

Downloadable applications for the iPhone, Blackberry and other smartphones are fast becoming indispensable among business travelers who use their phones to help them organize and navigate trips with little more effort than a few taps on a touch screen. And looking ahead, technology experts envision tools that will be, in effect, personal concierges — handling everything from reservations to reimbursements.

Apple Releases Fix For iMac Graphics Flickering Issue


Apple Monday afternoon released a firmware update for its new 27-inch iMac that aims to fix flickering graphics issues that have plagued some users.

No One Wants To Buy Magazines On The iPhone

Dan Frommer, Business Insider

Apple Debuts Sexier, All-in-one Movie Trailers Page Layout

Christian Zibreg,

A revamped layout sports an all-in-one design collecting all the relevant tidbits of information on a single page, including meta data, iTunes Store links, image galleries, and videos, in addition to cool desktop-like controls.

By Heng-Cheong Leong