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*** Apple Hanging On A 'Halo'
Troy Wolverton, TheStreet.com
Some analysts have questioned the sustainability of the halo, especially as Apple moves into a transition period as it changes the chips at the heart of its computers.
*** Is The Music Fading For Apple?
Sarah Lacy, BusinessWeek
Come January, 2006, Apple investors had best beware. With every passing quarter, the company that set the music world on fire with the iPod is in greater need of an encore, most analysts who cover the company believe.
*** For Apple, It's Nothing But iPod
Fahmida Y. Rashid, Forbes
A comprehensive consumer survey by S.G. Cowen & Co. in June lays out a convincing case for a "halo" effect for Apple's Macintosh computers.
*** High School Trades Textbooks For iBooks
Bary Alyssa Johnson, PC Magazine
Empire High School, part of the Vail Unified School District of Arizona located outside of Tucson, will open its doors next week to welcome 350 new students who will participate in the state's first all-laptop, all-wireless public high school.
*** The Big News At Macworld Is The Lack Of News At Macworld
Laurie Duncan, Unofficial Apple Weblog
*** Apple's JavaOne BoF
Chris Adamson, java.net
*** Music Steals Show At Macworld
Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Herald
Shuffling big-time onto center stage this year is none other than the now ubiquitous iPod, whose accessories and associated gadgets willd ominate at least 10 percent of exhibit space.
*** Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.2 Update
Apple today released Mac OS X 10.4.2 Update which delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4.
*** Clothe Your iPod, Wear Your iPod
Michelle Meyers, CNET News.com
To clothe the iPod or to clothe yourself with the iPod -- that is the question, at least when it comes to some of the latest accessories for the digital music player.
*** Do All Macworlds Suck This Much?
Scott McNulty, Unofficial Apple Weblog
The show floor is small and rather pathetic. The biggest topic of discussion are the companies that aren't here (i.e. Apple), oh, and the weather is really nice.
*** The Keynote: Reviewed
Andy Ihnatko is such a great public speaker and he is incredibly funny.
*** Wanna Watch My TiVo?
Erica Sadun, O'Reilly Network
You got iChat AV? Are you set up to video chat with it? C'mon over and watch.
*** Have iPod, Will Travel
Matt Vance, Playlist
Enhance your summer travels with these great iPod resources.
*** Close Combat: First To Fight
Kirk Hiner, Applelinks
I greatly enjoyed the unique team-based combat and the clean, intuitive interface.
*** Programming With Spotlight
Matthew Russell, O'Reilly Network
We'll ease into Spotlight programming from a Cocoa development perspective so that you can make your applications Spotlight enabled.
*** The 12-In. PowerBook: Thin And (Feature) Rich
Ken Mingis, Computerworld
If you need portable power now, the wealth of features offered -- including Apple's superb operating system -- are reasons enough to snag this most portable of PowerBooks.
*** Correction: Microsoft Denies Its Antispyware Favors Claria
*** Blogger Gives Incorrect Data About Podcasting At Microsoft
Robert Scoble, Scobleizer
What you missed aout it is that internally [in Microsoft] we call it podcasting.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Laptops Are Hot; Maybe Too Hot
Bruce Gain, Wired News
It may be hard to fry an egg on a new laptop today, but notebook surface temperatures remain too hot for many users -- and the situation could get worse.
*** As Solar Gets Smaller, Its Future Gets Brighter
Paul Carlstrom, San Francisco Chronicle
Nanotechnology could turn rooftops into a sea of power-generating stations.
*** Tapping Into Tinkering
Mike Musgrove, Washington Post
In the digital era, every consumer-electronics product comes with microchips and software programming,a nd for a new generation of tech-savvy users, these are the raw materials needed to make a digital toy or appliance do tricks that its creators didn't enviision.
*** Intel Experiments With Wi-Fi As GPS Substitute
Michael Kanellos, CNET News.com
The main benefit of wireless networks is that they can locate someone in an urban environment, where GPS often fails.
*** Should Newspapers Sponsor Blogs Written By Reporters?
David Kesmodel, Wall Street Journal
Now, more newspapers are warming to the idea of offering official reporter-written blogs.
The other things in life
*** Building In Iceland? Better Clear It With The Elves First
Sarah Lyall, New York Times
Polls consistently show that the majority of the population either believes in elves or is not willing to rule out their existence.
Life in the city
*** NKF Gets Public Backlash After Court Revelations
The NKF said since its court case started on Monday, 2,700 people have called to cancel their contributions. Its Kim Keat headquarters was vandalised on Wednesday morning, and swiftly repainted when the NKF's staff found out.
*** NKF, SPH Lawyers Meet To Discuss Costs Over Defamation Suit
S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
*** NKF Withdraws Defamation Suits Against SPH And Journalist
S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
This, after its CEO TT Durai admitted during intense cross examination that some of the fittings in its headquarters, which were highlighted in a Straits Times article, were indeed extravagant for a public charity.
*** Enough For Just 3 Years? More Like 30 To 40 Years
Sharon Loh, Straits Times
The National Kidney Foundation falsely inflated the number of patients it treats and understated how long its financial reserves woud last, its chief executive Mr T.T. Durai conceded yesterday. The court was shown how the NKF in fact spend far less on dalysis than the public had been led to believe. Mr Davinder Singh, acting for SPH, also suggested the patient number had been inflated to create a false impression of need.
*** Singapore Weighs In On U.S. War On Terror
William C. Mann, Associated Press
The United States must overcome the distrust of the vast number of mainstream Muslims who are indispensable to ending terrorism, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Tuesday.
*** Singapore Deepens Security Ties With U.S.
Singapore has expanded military ties with the United States in a move that boosts Southeast Asian security, the city-state's defense minister said on Tuesday after top-level talks in Washington.
*** Singapore President To Stand Again At Age 81
John Burton, Financial Times
Mr Nathan's expected automatic re-election would appear to mark the end of Singapore's most recent experiment in democracy.
*** How Much Does The CEO Of NTUC Income Earns?
Tan Kin Lian
I will give a reply on my salary at a suitable forum in the future.
*** Oh Dear...
Sanity... Is For The Weak
The walls [of NKF HQ] were vandalised with the words "Liar" spray-painted in red everywhere.
*** All Good No Bad
Thomas Frank, Context
I understand how Lee Kuan Yew's "hypersensitivity to critcism" has had a chilling effect on the country's political discourse. What is less clear is the process by which this suspicion of criticism has been extended into the cultural realm.
*** Outcry Over NKF Disclosures
*** Enemies Not To Have Lesson 1: The Straits Times
Best case scenario: NKF comes clean, changes CEO for an honest man/woman, and continues to champion aid for kidney patients. Of course, if fundraising continues on, it would also be good PR to up the current subsidy to 50% from a mere 25%.
*** NKF Drama Ends On Day 2, But Questions Will Linger
I more scared of SPH.
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*** Georgia On My Mind
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