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Mac news for Mac people
*** Despite Options Crisis, Apple Is An Opportunity - Analyst
Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
*** Better Windows' Security Keeps Apple Safer: Gartner
Munir Kotadia, ZDNet Australia
Research group Gartner has said that Mac OS X Users are now safer from a mass attack -- such as Blaster on Windows -- than they were two years ago, partly because Microsoft has closed so many holes in its ubiquitous platform.
*** iPod Deal Rocked TV's World
James Hibberd, TV Week
Disney's Anne Sweeney tells how it happened, and how digital media changed the landscape.
*** Apple's Options Disclosures Fail To Resolve Questions
Laurie J Flynn, New York Times
Apple moved last week to answer questions about its problems with stock options, but in the end it left plenty unaswered, including the role played by Fred D. Anderson, who resigned Wednesday from the company's board.
*** Their Crime: Playing iTunes On Devices Not Named iPod
Thomas Crampton, International Herald Tribune
In mounting their protest, members of the group in Paris saw themselves as foot soldiers of the digital generation battling against ever-tighter controls over songs, film and all digitized culture.
*** A Delicious Store For Macs And iPods
The Genius Bar is just one of the cool services being offered to Macintosh devotees at Rhode Island's first Apple Store, which opened late last month.
*** Microsoft, Apple Eyed For AJAX Alliance
Paul Krill, InfoWorld
*** Google: The Next (Free) .Mac?
Yasser Dahab, The Apple Blog
Apple's .Mac offerings just aren't enough to go head-to-head with Google.
*** Would You Rather Be Steve Or Bill?
Dale Dauten, Boston Globe
*** How .Mac Saved My Computer
Benjamin J. Higginbotham, Technology Evangelist
*** Dock Your iPod Here
Bianca D'Angelo, Rocky Mountain News
*** The iPod Stereo Invades The Home
New Jersey Star-Ledger
*** Rumor Today: Apple Buying Think Secret
There are rumors, and then there are rumors.
Apple buying Think Secret. <http://josephpalumbo.blogspot.com/2006/10/apple-to-buy-think-secret.html>
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Future Of The Hard Drive 'Secure'
Chris Long, BBC News
The other things in life
*** Pay For Good Behavior?
James Traub, New York Times
The transformation of a culture is slow, arduous work, requiring material support as well as moral and intellectual renewal.
[Tech & Science]
*** It Came From Outer Space
John J. Geoghegan, San Francisco Chronicle
Do we leave the responsibility of heading off species killer asteroids to FEMA? Or is the B612 Foundation a safer solution?
*** Make It Weird
Jessica Winter, Boston Globe
Feel like the fiction you've been reading has been missing something -- aliens perhaps, or the occasional occult incursion of rabbits? A new literary movement, based in Northampton, has just the thing for you.
*** Forget The L.A. Times; How About A National Tribune?
Michael Kinsley, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a collection of mostly superb journalists who on many days put out the best newspaper in America. But what is the point of publishing a national-quality newspaper if it can't be obtained in Thousand Oaks, let alone Washington or New York?
*** The Blue And Gray And Black
Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post
In some parts of the country, the Civil War is still being fought. And perhaps nowhere are the aftershocks and viewpoints as evident as in Richmond, where a new museum is attempting to tell the history of the war from three angles. That would be: the Union, the African American and the Confederate.
Susan Klenner, Los Angeles Times
Life in the city
*** AirAsia Urges Malaysian Approval For KL-Singapore Route
Low-cost carrier AirAsia has urged Malaysia to approve its application to fly to Singapore, arguing the government had to reduce protection for Malaysia Airlines.
*** Shin Deal Drives Temasek Losses
Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Bangkok Post
Singapore's Temasek Holdings has suffered a paper loss of 41% since it acquired telecom giant Shin Corp earlier this year. The decision by the Supreme Administrative Court last Thursday to accept a petition charging state agencies with negligence in allowing Shin and its associated companies to maintain their state concessions following the sale further dampened sentiment over the group.
*** Airport Investment Vital For Asian Growth, Say Analysts
A glitzy new airport that opened recently in Thailand reflects Asia's need for investment to cope with a fast-growing aviation sector, industry analysts say.
*** More Perks, Better Parks
The New Paper
With more people patronising the popular parks, there was a need to spruce them up. This has resulted in a win-win situation for business operators, vistors and the parks' developer.
*** View Of Technology In Singapore From A Teacher/Building Perspective
CoSN's Spinning The Globe
*** Singapore's Left Hand
I met up with some friends while I was in Singapore during my stopover to Auckland, who remarked to me how much of Singapore was built based on the principles of Feng Shui.
*** Debating Over Asian And Western Democracy
Kavi Chongkittavorn, The Nation
In the end, the coup was a big -- or rather a mammoth -- setback for SIngapore's interest in Thailand. It also exposed Temasek's way of doing business and the nature of its corporate governance. Obviously, the island republic does not worry about democratic development here.
*** First Steps
Zaqy, P65 Blog
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions
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