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Mac news for Mac people
*** Survey Says: 58% Of iPod Owners "Likely" To Buy A Zune
Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica
Apparently 58 percent of existing iPod owners who responded said that they were likely to choose a Zune.
*** Apple Flaw Kicks Off Second Month Of Bugs
Robert Lemos, Security Focus
Security researchers published on Wednesday the details of a flaw in Apple's Airport wireless driver.
*** How iTunes Saved 'The Office'
*** Bonjour! From iTunes
Candace Lombardi, CNET News.com
CNET News.com has received reports from users that a glitch in the iTunes 7.02 software brings them to the wrong version of the iTunes Store.
*** Apple Unveils iTunes Latino
Candace Lombardi, CNET News.com
Apple has added a new portal to its iTunes store that highlights Latino entertainment.
*** Parallels Adds Installation Assistant
Peter Cohen, Macworld
The software automates the installation of Window XP or Vista RC2.
*** New And Improved
Absolute Backgammon <http://www.bestbackgammon.com/absolute/>: Backgammon.
Dragster <http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/dragster/>: Takes the dag out of file transfers.
NetworkLocation <http://centrix.ca/NetworkLocation/>: With a single mouse click, you can set some of the most frequently changed settings you alrady manually set when you move your computer.
*** Computer Friday?
*** Apple Comes To Albuquerque And Gets A Warm Welcome
Marc Orchant, ZDNet
*** My Love/Hate Relationship With Apple And Their DRM
Air. Water. UNIX.
*** The Human Interface Guidelines And Interface Builder Annoyances
My Green Jar
I can't help but feel that Interface Builder in its present state is only half the tool it could have been.
*** Another Minor AirPort Vulnerability Exposed
Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS
*** MacExpo 2006 Lacking In Excitement
Joshua Coventry, Low End Mac
*** Trusted Computing For Mac OS X
*** Writing Environments, Plus Two New Outliners
*** iTunes 7.0.2
Scott Gibertson, Wired News
I highly recommend the upgrade based on the speed improvement alone.
*** Making A Smooth Move From .Mac To Google
Matthew Russell, O'Reilly Network
Getting your mail, address book, calendar, online storage, online photos, and blog squared away are among the topics we'll investigate.
*** Walkman Designer Retires
Nobutoshi Kihara, 'Mr Walkman', has retired from Sony <http://www.bruneitimes.com.bn/details.php?shape_ID=9056>. "Back in my days," he said, "we had to draw product designs on papers. I would close my eyes and imagine our products. I would imagine joggers with Walkmans to see how the hinges should move or how the products fit into the lives of the users."
Steve Jobs, in the past, has declared his admiration of Sony. Maybe he should consider bringing this guy out for lunch.
*** You Do Know Computers Can Also Play MP3s, Right? And I Can Also Daydream About MP3s Too
A UK law firm is arguing that "businesses should clamp down on iPod use in the workplace because it enables employees to slack off and shut out their colleagues," reports Jason Stamper <http://www.businessreviewonline.com/blog/archives/2006/11/ipods_should_be.html>.
The question that remains unanswered though is this: why do employees want to use iPods during work?
*** Cingular Sides With Microsoft Against Apple
David Haskin, Computerworld
*** Vista, The Five Year Old's OS
A Whole Lotta Nothing
Is there an "expert mode" in Vista I can set so I'm not treated like this is my first computer the next time I use it?
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Is Virtualization Real?
Michael Swaine, Dr Dobb's
Virtualization abstracts out things -- like hardware, operating systems, and applications. So what's the big deal?
*** I Bet Somebody Got A Really Nice Bonus For That Feature
The Old New Thing
As my colleague Michael Grier put it, "Not many people have gotten a raise and a promotion for stopping features from shipping."
*** Study: Computer Games Help Alzheimer's Patients
Stacy Lawrence, Ziff Davis Internet
When merged with regular medication and in-person cognitive stimulation, structured computer-based games can help Alzheimer's patients improve their memory, according to a new study.
*** Web Inventor Fears For The Future
The British inventor of the internet says he is worried about the way it could be used to spread "misinformation and undemocratic forces".
The other things in life
*** What Joy Is Missing
Laura Shapiro, Slate
The latest edition of America's kitchen bible falls short.
Life in the city
*** What's Behind MediaCorp's Move?
The general public may never know -- but then, how to keep a secret within more than 2 person? -- what's going on inside MediaCorp's news operation... However, here's an alleged insider giving us the dirt <http://singaporeelection.blogspot.com/2006/11/behind-mano-sabnanis-resignation-at.html>.
*** Sarong Party Girls
Rupali Ghosh, Telegraph Calcutta
Out to catch Caucasian men, the SPGs, dubbed shameless, have found a spokesperson.
*** Immigration Turns Back 200
Meera Vijayan and T. Thilagesh, The Star
About 200 Malaysian who wanted to enter Singapore by tendering their restricted passports were turned away by Immigration officers at the Johor side of the Causeway.
*** Singapore's Economy Poised To Take Off
Dwarka Lakhan, Investment Executive
Myriad factors are making Singapore an attractive destination for investors who are seeking long-term value.
*** Judge Grants Chee Copies Of Police tape
Ansley Ng, Today
Copies of videotape evidence that showed Opposition politician Chee Soon Juan and two others speaking to the public at a Yishun market square will be given to the trio, a district court ruled yesterday.
*** Official Endorsement For Lottery Operators' Meet Is Disappointing
Gerald Giam, Singapore Patriot
Is economics all that the government cares about?
*** Why Peasants Are Satisfied With Bus Services
*** I Got The Power
Geordie In Singapore
Singaporeans trash Singapore because of its perceived failings. I am a believer in Singapore because I am a convert to Singapore, the idealogy and the country.
*** Human Rights Vs. Cultural Norms
Human Rights - Human Wrongs
Do we tell Singapore that they're violating universal human rights, or do we accept that these people have voluntarily given up what we consider essential because they think something else is more important?
*** What's Ethnically Wrong Can't Be Politically Right
Suthichai Yoon, The Nation
*** Singapore's A*STAR Creates Lab For Intelligent Home
Wong Mun Wai, Channel NewsAsia
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance
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