MyAppleMenu by Heng-Cheong Leong

Sat, Jun 23, 2012

The Next-gen MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

Anand Lal Shimpi, AnandTech
If your workload demands that you need the performance of a MacBook Pro and your lifestyle requires you to carry it around a lot, the reduction in thickness and weight alone will be worth the upgrade to the rMBP. If you spend most of your time stationary however, you’ll have to be sold on the display and internal characteristics alone. The bad news is if the design doesn’t get you, everything else will.

Apple’s China Success: TIME Asks The Wrong Question

China Hearsay
There is no Communist cabal in China waiting in the wings to sabotage every successful foreign invested enterprise. Even that suggestion smacks of ignorance and misguided ideology. Apple is not being “allowed” to do well in China, it simply is doing well.

It’s Time For Apple To Allow Developers To Respond To App Store Reviews

Matthew Panzarino, The Next Web

E-book Price Fixing Trial Set For 2013: Apple, Macmillan And Penguin Prepare For Courtroom Brawl

Sean Buckley, Engadget

OmniFocus: Getting Things Done On iPad, Mac

Max Cherney, Byte

Self-censoring Siri? Chinese Version Won't Discuss Tiananmen

Want China Times
Some website experts recently tested the new version only to find that the system will pretend not to understand questions involving such as politically sensitive terms as "Tiananmen Square" and "6-4" (June 4, the date of the army's crackdown on the student protesters in 1989).
As it will even not answer questions about how to get to the massive square in the center of Beijing, they suspect Siri is employing self-censorship to enter the Chinese market, according to Duowei News, a Chinese-language media outlet based in New York run by overseas Chinese.

Will Apple Face Punishments In China For ‘Unfair’ Maintenance Terms ?

Star Chang, M.I.C. Gadget

If You've Ever Sold A Used iPod, You May Have Violated Copyright Law

Marvin Ammori, The Atlantic
Continuing a long string of similar cases, the Supreme Court will review a New York federal court decision that decided, in short, that the first-sale doctrine does not apply to any copyrighted product manufactured abroad. That case concerns textbooks.
So, apparently, as alerted by one of my readers, there is another app store out there: The Hackstore.
I wasn't aware of it, so I'm asking here: have you use it? Is it as easy to use as Apple's version? Is this credible?
(If this app store want to get mainstream support, may I humbly suggest it not use the word "hack" in its name?)

Bugs & Fixes: From Missing Alarms To Update Woes

Ted Landau, Macworld

Mid-2012 MacBook Airs Offer Improved Performance And Connectivity

Dan Frakes, Macworld
Thanks to upgraded processors and graphics capabilities, along with both Thunderbolt and USB 3—features still missing from Apple’s Mac Pro line—for expansion, it’s getting tougher and tougher to say the Air isn’t a “full-featured” laptop.
I am using the 2011 MacBook Air, and I'm loving it. The new Air's biggest draw, for me, is the 512 GB flash storage, though the price is still relatively expensive.