MyAppleMenu by Heng-Cheong Leong

Wed, Jun 20, 2012

MacBook Pro 15-Inch And 13-Inch non-Retina Models Occupy The Consumer Space

Jackie Dove, Macworld
The traditional MacBook Pros hold fast to their unibody form factor and design, upgradability, and price, and target the mid-market of non-creative professionals that seeks to balance features with affordability. The new MacBook Pros are not flashy like the new Retina MacBook Pros, but they offer advantages in price and the flexibility to get into the system and tailor it to your needs after purchase.

Apple’s Vision For Paid Upgrades

Marco Arment
The other problem with this approach is that it makes it impossible to issue bugfixes or other minor updates to the previous version without making it available for sale publicly, which would lead to some new customers inadvertently purchasing the old version and being quite unhappy about it.

Customer: Apple Store Denied Me iPad For Speaking Farsi

Amy Napier Viteri,
An Alpharetta woman and one of her friends say the Apple Store turned them away after they heard them speaking Farsi.
A manager showed Viteri Apple's policy. It said the exportation, sale or supply from the U.S. to Iran of any Apple goods is strictly prohibited without authorization by the U.S. government. The manager also told Viteri they have to rely on customers to be honest.
To me, it seems that Apple is in the wrong here.

Google's, Apple's Eyes In The Sky Draw Scrutiny

Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters
Schumer told Reuters in a statement on Tuesday that he wanted Apple and Google to clarify their plans and ensure "they understand the significance of our concerns over the potential publication of images captured in people's backyards and other private settings."
On Monday, Schumer wrote to the two rival Silicon Valley corporations, accusing them of "an unprecedented invasion of privacy" by using filming technology capable of imaging objects as small as 4 inches.
The WWDC 2012 Session Videos are out.

Apple’s Illogical App Store Upgrade Process

Kirk McElhearn, Kirkville
Apple needs to figure out a better way to do this. It is illogical, confusing, and, in the end, unfair for many users who will end up buying older versions of apps that have been upgraded.
I wonder why FileMaker did not simply remove the older version of Bento from sale in the App Store.
(But I do think the writing is on the wall: there will not be any upgrade pricing mechanism in the app stores.)

Use Looky To Turn On Your Mac's Camera In A Hurry

Lex Friedman, Macworld
Looky, a menu-bar utility for quickly popping open a live view from your Mac’s built-in camera, is at best a nicety, and at worst a bit superfluous. But it turns out that the utility can prove useful at times.