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*** Maroon 5 Makes Room On The iPod For Schoolwork
Mark Glassman, New York Times
At the Brearley School, a private school for girls on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the iPod went from a "want" to a "must have" this year when its use was incorporated into foreign-language and classics courses.
*** iPod Photo Keynote Software Debuts
*** Apple Web Hole Still Open
John E. Dunn, TechWorld
Apple has still not properly fixed the HFS+ filesystem named fork vulnerability discovered last week, according to the companyt hat first noticed it, NetSec.
*** Laptop Program Leads Denali Schools Chief To Job With Apple
Kirs Capps, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
When Denali Borough School Superintendent Bob Whicker spearheaded a one-to-one computer student laptop initiative here, the new program did not go unnoticed outside the borough.
*** iPod Gift Week: Software
Chirstopher Breen, Playlist
*** Too Many Tunes
Christopher Breen, Macworld
"I have too many songs in iTunes!"
*** iPod Gift Week: Accessories
Christopher Breen, Playlist
*** The Birth Of The Now-Dead Machine
>From patrickWeb <http://www.patrickweb.com/weblog/archives/2004_12.html> comes t he story of the birth of IBM ThinkPad.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Password Imperfect
Robert Lemos, CNET News.com
For years, Microsoft has hammered away at the security flaws in its desktop operating system. Now the company is looking to plug another security hole: weak passwords.
*** The Call To Voice
Eric S. Brown, MIT Technology Review
Voice over IP may be built upon broadband, but it doesn't need to follow the same anti-competitive path. In fact, the VoIP business could remain wild and wooly (and cheap).
The other things in life
*** The Whys Of Art
Robert Conquest, New Criterion
Changes in art and cultural history have never been easyt o assimilate to politcal or economic changes. But perhaps we have enough evidence to show that particular sub-ideologies, combined wtih or supported by a bureaucratic upsurge, have cuased, or been associated with, what appear to be downhill trends.
*** The Plot Against Sex In America
Frank Rich, New York Times
When they start pushing the panic button over "moral values" at the bluest of TV channels, public broadcasting's WNET, in the bluest of cities, New York, you know this country has entered a new cultural twilight zone.
Life in the city
*** It's No Go For Planned Christmas 'Gay Party'
Tanya Fong, Straits Times
A Christmas party, organised for the past two years by local subsidiary of a Hong Kong-based gay online portal, has had its licence application for thisyear's party turned down.
*** Tuition Fees Go Up At NUS And NTU
Sandra Davie, Straits Times
Undergraduates at the NUS and NTU will pay nearly 5 per cent more -- an extra $280 per year -- when the acadmic year begins in August.
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