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Mac news for Mac people
*** Leap-A Malware: What You Need To Know
Rob Griffiths, Macworld
This incident doesn't expose a security hole in the Mac operating system. Rather, it's a piece of malware that can be easily rebuffed by vigilant Mac users.
*** Mac Trojan Sighted
Mark H. Anbinder, TidBITS
*** Apple To Remove The 100 Song Cap On iTunes Phones?
Ryan Block, Engadget
We've just received word from Apple that the upgrade screen exists for non-US customers, some of whom initially had caps as low as 25 songs, and brings their phones up to the 100-song limit.
*** AppleCare Sent My iPod Nano Back Formatted By Microsoft Windows
Todd Ogasawara, O'Reilly Network
*** Why Features Don't Matter Any More
Andreas Pfeiffer, eWeek
As Apple's iPod shows, success in technology has less and less to do with features, and more to do with ease of use. Welcome to the Age of User Experience.
*** First Mac OS X Worm A Wake-Up Call
Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac
The worm is a wake-up call for OS X users with a false sense of OS X's invulnerability.
*** A Jammed Video Arcade For Grown-Ups
Alex Kuczynski, New York Times
When I married and my husband asked me to convert, it was a pretty big deal. I was set in my ways. My orthodoxies were profound. But if I didn't abandon the personal computer for the Mac, he warned, the marriage wouldn't have a chance.
*** Will Apple Adopt Windows? No! (My Response To Dvorak)
Matthew Russell, O'Reilly Network
Or perhaps I should say, "Hell No!"
*** BYOB: Don't Be Surprised If Apple Saves The Day For Blockbuster Video
Robert X. Cringely, PBS
For Apple the point here is to sell iPods to people who might not otherwise ever buy one, to bring digital downloads to people who don't have broadband or even a computer, and to make it all incredibly easy.
*** Easiest Way To Prepare Movies For Your iPod
Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
iTunes 6 has a feature that enables you to convert your existing QuickTime videos to iPod-compatible movies.
*** Right Click = New File
Dan Frakes, Macworld
*** Freeway 4 Pro: Web-Development Application Frees Professional Designers From The Burdens Of Code
Jason Cranford Teague, Macworld
If you are coming from the print world -- and you've been put off by the idea of learning code or frustrated by web-design applications that do not work the way you're used to -- Freeway Pro will be exactlyw hat you need to realize your vision in the online world.
Looks like we will be stuck with conversations like these in the near term: "Ha Ha! Mac got viruses!" "Not virus, trojan horse." "Virus." "Trojan horse." "What the f*** about semantics? It's a virus." "Trojan horse. You need to double click." "Virus."
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** The War On Privacy
Nat Hentoff, Village Voice
Rumsfeld warns that the enemy can succeed in changing our way of life. It already has.
*** Noises To Annoy All The Family
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian
For those whose sadistic tendencies are not sated by the knowledge that hte lout playing his iPod at an egregious volume is signing a delivery note for early-onset deafness and tinnitus, we bring you the Sonic Teenager Deterrent.
The other things in life
*** Mr. Fix-It
Edward Ericson Jr., Baltimore City Paper
"I started having questions, like, Should I use the world 'seemingly'? I was reading Congo by Michael Crichton. I wondered, Did Crichton use 'seemingly'?"
*** For Many, Olympic Quests Come To Crashing End
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe
A new use has emerged for the Olympic flag: Shielding the fractured bodies of world-class athletes as rescuers cart them to ambulances and Medivac choppers from their frozen fields of dreams.
*** Turn Off The Heat -- How Japan Made Energy Saving An Art Form
Anthony Faiola, The Guardian
With opinion polls showing that more than three-quarters of Japanese people view energy conservation as a personal responsibility, many are willing to pay.
Life in the city
*** Singapore Airlines Hit Out At Qantas
Sydney Morning Herald
Singapore Airlines said while Qantas chief executive was in favour of opening up the skies to get greater access to Europe, Qantas wants to retain its stranglehold on the US route.
*** Govt Pumps US$8.3b Into Boosting R&D
Chang Ai-Lien and Meng Yew Choong, Straits Times
*** NUS To Meet Students Over Fee Hike
Cheow Xin Yi, Today
*** The Age Of Loitering
mr brown, Today
Personally, I think we should have the police look at the other side of the problem: Parents who do not know where their kids are after 11pm.
*** Singaporeans Let Go On Malaysian Roads, Too
Shamsir A R, The Star
What we need is strict enforcement of the law so that it wil be respected by all drivers, Singaporeans andpoliticians included.
*** 'Causeway Not The Cause Of Pollution'
Gerard Ho, High Commission of the Republic of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, New Straits Times
The Causeway was not identified as the cause of pollution in the Strait of Johor.
*** PUB Should Track And Tax Usage Of Utilities By Number Of Residents
Foo Der Ho, Today
*** Double Jeopardy: It's A Legal Question For Court
Janaine Lau, Ministry of Law, Straits Times
An appeal is not a second trial of the accused on the facts or the law. It is a supervisory hearing by an appeal court to correct errors of fact and law.
*** NUS Has No Reason To Raise Varsity Fees
Mhamed Fairoz Ahmad, Straits Times
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** Pop Rocks And A Soda
Le Meu Le Purr
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