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*** iPods Help Kids Plug In To Schoolwork
Kate McGinty, Des Monies Register
Louisa-Muscatine educators are using the digital audio/video players to help students with learning disabilities.
*** Apple In Top 3 UK Online Retailers
Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
*** Consumer Reports Rates Apple Best Place To Shop
Sharon Gaudin, TechWeb
Readers reported that Apple topped the charts for consumer satisfaction in two of three categories: Best place to buy directly from the manufacturer, and best walk-in store.
*** New And Improved
Fission <http://www.rogueamoeba.com/fission/>: Streamlined audio editor designed to get you editing in minutes, not hours.
Downfall <http://www.norbyte.com/Downfall.html>: Drop stacks of colored blocks to form lines that will react and disappear.
SafariDepot <http://www.nadamac.de/safari/safaridepot/>: Synchronize your Safari bookmark file between different Macs with a FTP or FTPS server.
*** Apple, Spaces And Virtual Desktops In Leopard
Ryan Faas, Macworld UK
A look at Apple's Spaces technologies - who will benefit most?
*** Apple's Night Before Black Friday
Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek
... What to my wondering eyes should appear, But a magical sleigh full of brand new Mac gear.
*** Death Of An iPod
It could be said that it died young, but given the early mortality rates of these MP3 players, it had a comparatively long life of giving musical pleasure.
*** Give And You Shall Receive
Roustem Karimov, Blog From Software Trenches
What is good for one shareware product may not be good for another.
*** Scrabble: New Game Lets Mac Users Relive The Fun Of The Classic Board Game
Peter Cohen, Macworld
Scrabble from Gamehouse is a fine value for anyone who wants to relive the fun of Hasbro's classic criss-crossing word board game on their Mac.
*** Evoluent Mouse-Friendly Keyboard: Interesting Design Marred By Poor Key Layout
Dan Frakes, Macworld
Despite its compact size and interesting design, most Mac users will find this keyboard disorienting and frustrating to use.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** The Dark Side Of Second Life
Catherine Holahan, BusinessWeek
Software that lets residents copy others' possessions is the latest reminder that this virtual world may need tougher law enforcement.
The other things in life
*** Marking The Lambs
Kimberly Johnson, Slate
Life in the city
*** Service Standard
Service standards <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/156299.asp> will not be raised just because the government says so, or a Singa lion singing and dancing on television. It will only be raised when poor service hits the bottomline.
What does that mean for the government? Simple. Hands off and let market force works its magic.
That means no regulations against tipping. No cartel should be allowed to charge "service charge." Reduce regulations on HDB shops, such as the types of goods and services shops can provide.
The lesser the government puts its hands in the market, the better the market will be. If there are less regulations to protect businesses, the businesses will have to compete on quality.
*** Singapore Jails Opposition Leader Over Public Speaking
A Singapore court jailed an opposition leader for five weeks on Thursday over his failure to pay a fine for speaking in public without a permit.
*** Press Digest - Singapore Newspapers - Nov 23
Civil servants are getting their biggest bonus in recent years.
A Long And Arduous Road Of An Entrepreneur
Time has changed. It warrants a relook at welfarism due to globalisation.
*** Ez-Link: Fix Over-Charging Problem Or Go Back To Old Fare Card System
Nah Wee Kee, Straits Times
Card-users should not accept it as a glitch in our model transportation system that they have to put up with.
*** National Library Is Inflexible. It Sticks To Policy Without Thinking
Low Mei Mei, Straits Times
*** Surprising Singapore
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** Universal Daughter
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