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*** Apple A Day Keeps The Music At Play
Stephen Evans, BBC News

Devotees of the products from the stylish, small iPod that holds music to the sleek Powerbook computers seem like a tribe.


*** Apple Slapped For Sloppy Security Response
Tom Sanders, vnunet.com

Buffer overflow flaw left open for three months.

*** NAB: Apple Preaches The HD Gospel
Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

*** On Track With Macs
Gerald Black, Pleasanton Express

Students across the state could be receiving their education through the use of computers during the next few years.

*** Apple Unlikely To Get Bite Of Wal-Mart
China Daily

Apple's firm pricing policy may leave it at loggerheads with the world's biggest retailer and discounter, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

*** Activists Push To Recycle 'E-Waste'
Rachel Konrad, Associated Press

*** The iPod Dining Guide To Seattle
Steve Outing, E-Media Tidbits

If in your community there are a lot of people using iPod digital music players, you might be intrigued by a new downloadable dining guide produced by Seattle Weekly.

*** Music Phone In Motorola Lineup
Paul Taylor, Financial Times

Motorola, the world's second-largest mobile phone maker, on Wednesday night confirmed plans to launch a new phone that will play digital music downloaded from Apple's ITunes online music site.

*** Apple Pulls In Two Awards At NAB
Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral

*** Report: Apple Paid Tech Editor $15K To Praise iPod
Larry Angell, iPodlounge

NBC "Today" show tech editor Corey Greenberg has admitted to charging $15,000 to Apple and other companies to talk about their products on television, reports the Washington Post.

*** Australia's Fastest Supercomputer To Use Apple Xserves, Xgrid, And Mac OS X

*** More Mac Stuff At NAB
Jonathan Seff, Macworld

*** Fuzzy Math In Apple Harvest?
John Spooner, CNET News.com

IDC left out a chunk of Apple shipments from its U.S. tally last Friday. On Monday, it quietly revised that figure uupward to 565,000. The increase in Apple's unit shipments bumped it up to a 3.9 percent share of the market, making it the fifth largest computer maker in the U.S. for the quarter.


*** As Apple Suit Shows, 'Journalism' Is Broad
Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times

*** Translation From PR-Speak To English Of Selected Portions Of Adobe's FAQ Regarding Their Acquisition of Macromedia
John Gruber, Daring Fireball

*** Apple's Big Virus
Kelly Martin, SecurityFocus

Just as Windows users have become accustomed to 140,000 viruses, Apple users have become accustomed to none.

*** Of Bluetooth, iSync And Japanese Phones, Part Deux
HardMac's Blog

So, it seems that albeit slowly, Apple has caught up with the phone extravaganza.

*** The Future Of Spotlight And OS X
Jason Kottke

*** A Cumbersome Type Of Picture
David Pogue, New York Times

Trouble is, every company (and sometimes every camera) has its own flavor of RAW format.

*** Microsoft's Tenacity
Pensieri Di Un Lunatico Minore


*** Panic's Transmit 3 -- A Major Overhaul And Then Some
Lisa Swanson, MacNETv2

*** Safari... The Browser You Hate To Develop With
Formulate Affinity

If you develop web apps, you will curse Safari all day long.

*** Upgrading Apache Web Server For Apple's Mac OS X

*** A New Version Of Photoshop
Roy Furchgott, New York Times

The most impressive new feature is called vanishing point.

*** Loudspeaker Sound From A Docked iPod, For Those Who Can Bear To Listen
Adam Baer, New York Times

*** Comic Life

*** A Brief Tutorial On Reverse Engineering OS X
Rich Wareham, OSNews.com

This article aims to give a little insight into the techniques I use to reverse engineer OS X in order to provide extra functionality to users and extra information to third-party developers.

*** NoteTaker 1.9.4: Java Support Adds Power To Flexible Notes Application
Robert Ellis, Macworld

*** iTunes' Join Tracks, Gaps, And You
Christopher Breen, Playlist

Although iTunes can't fashion truly gapless tracks from files in your iTunes library, you can create a kind of gapless recording when you rip music from an audio CD. This is the purpose of the Join CD Tracks command in iTunes' Advanced menu.

*** Useful Trash, Part 2
Dan Frakes, Macworld

Compost's most obvious benefits are its automatic deletion features.


*** Moore's Law, As Applied To Storage
Heng-Cheong Leong

Do expect either iPod shuffle to get really big on storage, or iPod mini to get really small in physical size, thanks to the ever-increasing improvement in the storage technology department <http://loosewire.typepad.com/blog/2005/01/say_goodbye_to_.html>.

*** iPod: Dead?
Heng-Cheong Leong

Barb Dybwad <http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000037040823/> of Engadget is speculating that Apple will soon drop the iPod line, and rename the iPod photo line to simply iPod.

*** Rumor Today: iTunes Mobile Is Coming, While No New Features Coming Soon To iTunes
Heng-Cheong Leong

Think Secret <http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0504itunes.html>: iTunes Movile 1.0 slated for June, iTunes 4.8 Mac/Win expected soon.


*** Real Reveals A Million Subscribers
Macworld UK

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Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy


*** eBay's Magic Has Faded But May Be Back
Leslie Walker, Washington Post

eBay, the Internet juggernaut, seems to have lost its mojo, that special swagger that made it a rocket on Wall Street for six hot years.

*** Microsoft Service Lets You Create A Nice Blog, But Limits Tweaking
Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal

MSN Spaces is a good, basic blogging service that I can recommend to any novice blogger.

*** Linux's Next Frontier: Database-Intensive Apps
Peter Galli, eWeek

*** Google Tackles Search Memory In Beta Service
Matt Hicks, eWeek

Google on Wednesday launched a personalized web search service that stores users' search histories, builds individual searchd ata into web results and suggests related searches.

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The other things in life


*** By Playing At 'Rage,' China Dramatizes Its Rise
Howard W. French, New York Times

Left aside in the weekend's atmospherics in the effort to dispel them was the question of whether China has done a better job teaching history than its neighbor.


*** As Cash Flows In, India Goes Out To Eat
Monica Bhide, New York Times

As India has opened its doors to foreign trade, millions of its people have found themselves with more lucrative jobs, less free time and greater exposure to foreign influences. In the process, what they eat and the way they eat have changed.

*** The End Of Oil Is Closer Than You Think
John Vidal, The Guardian

Just kiss your lifestyle goodbye.

*** Learning The Thai Sex Trade
Alex Renton, Prospect

Thailand generates fantasies, both for tourists in search of sex and for aid workers peddling lurid tales of trafficking. The tsunami created more false horror stories. What are the facts of the trade?

*** Surrender In The Battle Of Poetry Web Sites
Edward Wyatt, New York Times

This week the poetry world is atwitter over the closing down of an internet site that for the last year dedicated itself to exposing what it calls fraud among the small circle of poetry contests that frequently offer publishing contracts as prizes.

*** Is That A Poem?
Billy Collins, Slate

The case for E.E. Cummings.

Life in the city


*** Macao Casinos Claim Fearless To Singapore's Gaming Sanction But Rising To Challenge
Fang Ning, Xinhua

One day after Singapore Prime Minsiter Lee Hsien Loong sanctioned two casinos in the state city on Monday, both of Macao's two leading gaming operators, despite claiming fearless to the challenge, unveiled their stunning moves for a larger picture of Macao's gaming development.

*** Japan, Singapore To Tackle Piracy
Japan Today

Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura and Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo agreed Wednesday to work to spearhead efforts for safeguarding major waterways int he region from piracy, a Japanese government official said.

*** Marked Rise In Singapore Salaries
Shobha Tsering Bhalla, Today

If it is a truism that the first real signs of normalcy in an economic recovery is the return of jobs, then the signal of a full recovery must surely be salary increases.


*** It's Happening

The Singapore blogosphere has reached critical mass.

*** That's 'Social Escot' To You!
Almost Infamous

We're apparently mature enough to have a casino in Singapore but not mature enough to have the words with ugly coonotations discussed in public.

*** "Integrated Resorts"
Gilbert Koh, Singapore Legal Mumbo Jumbo Demystified

"Integrated resort? Who are they trying to kid? We know what this is really all about."

*** E-Filing @#$%#
Beautiful Amnesia

E-filing is supposed to make my life much easier. Not!

*** How To Misunderstand The PERC
Gilbert Koh, Singapore Legal Mumbo Jumbo Demystified

the PERC report is utterly irrelevant to the discussion about the death penalty. I have no idea why the Home Affairs spokeswoman mentioned the PERC report. I bet she doesn't either.

*** How Many MPs?
Singapore Ink

*** Can Singapore Rediscover Itself As A Fun City?
Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg

Any goal of creating "urban buzz," which is the jargon often used in Singapore to describe what the city is lacking, is largely a serendipitous outcome. Even a government as efficient as Singapore can't manufacture it.

*** TAF And The Damage Done
Annabel Chan Feng Yi, Today

A distrubingly high number of ex-TAF members suffer from life-long anxiety disorders and low self-esteem.

*** Casino Decision
Singapore Ink

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