iTunes Store celebrates Chinese New YearApple’s iTunes Store (Singapore) helps you celebrate Chinese New Year with some free music and games:

iTunes CNY Freebies

For a limited time, it also rents out these movies at a low price of S$0.98 – Pacific Rim, The Muppets, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

There are also limited time sale of some albums from popular Asian artists – like Jay Chou, JJ Lin and Penny Tai. There is also sales of popular songs at S$0.98 per song.

So if you’ve no plans the next few days – take a look at the iTunes Store (Singapore) and see if anything catches your eyes.

Here’s a video of Steve Jobs, unveiling the Macintosh at the Boston Computer Society general meeting – just six days after the unveiling at Apple’s shareholder meeting which we’ve seen in the previous post. Read the full story here.

The Cupertino and Boston demos may have been based in part on the same script, but the audience, atmosphere and bonus materials were different. In Cupertino, Jobs spoke before investors, towards the end of a meeting which also included dreary matters such as an analysis of Apple’s cash flow. In Boston, he presented to the kind of people who Apple hoped would buy Macs. You didn’t even have to pay the BCS’s $24 annual membership fee to get in, which meant that the meeting was the closest thing the computer had to a launch event intended for the general public.

Read more: Steve Jobs Unveils Mac at Boston Computer Society, Unseen Since 1984 |

30 years of MacintoshApple celebrates the 30th birthday of the Macintosh by putting up a wonderfully designed page – featuring of course, the Macintosh.

The page features a Mac Timeline that showcases all the various Macs launched over the 30 years – starting from the Macintosh 128k in 1984 to the recently launched Mac Pro. Each section also highlights a famous personality and how the Mac in that year contributed to their line of work.

There’s also a short survey that asks about your first Macintosh and how you used it. The results are showed in an interactive mapping which shows how Macs are used.

How do you use your Mac?

How do you use your Mac?

Macintosh Icon Set

If you like the various Macintosh icons – you can have them as well. Apple has left the icon set file within the source code and you can download and install to use. (/via @gregbarbosa)

My first Macs I owned was a Power Mac G4 “QuickSilver” and a PowerBook G3 “Pismo” in 2002 – both lasted me for almost 6 years before my current machine – the MacBook Pro 2008 model. Though the battery is almost dead, I am still maintaining this site, editing my photos and surfing with it.

Speaking about the first Mac – this is the first time anyone has seen a Mac.

What is your first Mac?

What the Fox said

Siri with a sense of humour.

Apple has released the latest TV ad featuring the iPad – Your Verse Anthem – which followed the previous Life on iPad that showed how some people are using the iPad. Like before, Apple has also updated their website with more details on some of the people featured in the video and how they are using the iPad.

This ad uses the voice-over by Robin Williams in the movie Dead Poets Society:

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.

To quote from Whitman,

“O me, O life of the questions of these recurring. Of the endless trains of the faithless. Of cities filled with the foolish. What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer: that you are here. That life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

“That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

What will your verse be?