[MyAppleMenu] Sep 5, 2006
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Mac news for Mac people
*** Korean Air Bans Mac Laptop Use
*** Meet The iTunes Wannabes
Catherine Holahan, BusinessWeek
>From MySpace to AOL, the list of would-be iTunes rivals is getting longer, but don't expect them to knock Apple from its perch just yet.
*** The MacBook "Hack" Controversy Continues
*** This iPod's Ready To Roll
The new Japanese robot Miuro turns an iPod music player into a dancing boombox-on-wheels.
*** Apple's Flip-Floppy Stance On Sex Podcasts Continues
Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica
Without a concrete explanation as to why "Sex is Fun" and other unnamed sex-themed podcasts have been removed from iTunes, all the world can do is speculate as to what Apple is thinking and where they're tying to go with this new form of podcast-censorship through iTunes.
*** In Praise Of The Pro
Leander Kahney, Wired News
How much computer horsepower do you need to compose e-mail and surf the web? If you're a deranged Mac nut like me, the answer's a spanking new Mac Pro -- the baddest-ass computer on the planet.
*** How To Stress-Test Your MacBook Pro
Tom Yager, InfoWorld
*** The Most Unlikely Of Purchases
One Big Rant
This is the story of how Chris brought a Mac from a guitar store.
*** Mac To School 2006: The $2,000 Challenge
Dan Pourhadi, TidBITS
With a theoretical $2,000 to spend, how would I balance value and quality to equip myself adequately for school?
*** Mac BitTorrent Clients Reviewed
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Will You Let Them Store Your Dreams?
Steven Levy, Newsweek
Even if the search companies are careful to protect the information, there's reason for you to worry.
The other things in life
[Tech & Science]
*** Testing Limits, 220 Miles Above Earth
Ann Parson, New York Times
Peggy Whitson lived on the International Space Station for six months in 2002. She is now preparing for her second tour in space.
*** Survival Of The Harmonious
Drake Bennett, Boston Globe
Mounting evidence suggests that human beings are hard-wired to appreciate music. What researchers want to know now is why our distant ancestors evolved music in the first place.
*** The New Naysayers
Jerry Adler, Newsweek
In the midst of religious revival, three scholars argue that atheism is smarter.
*** Corcodile Hunter, Audience Charmer
Paul Farhi, Washington Post
Steve Irwin spent much of his life not just tempting fate but petting it, riding its back and swinging it by the tail. I the end, fate snapped back.
*** Building A Hate For Learning
Rebecca Traister, Salon
Homework inhibits learning, strains families and stunts social development.
*** Black Ice
Cate Kennedy, New Yorker
Life in the city
*** Singapore Ready To Welcome Malaysian Carrier AirAsia's Flights
Singapore is ready to accept AirAsia's flights from Malaysia, a Singaporean minister said Tuesday, as the budget airline's chief urged the city-state to reduce charges levied by its low-cost terminal to attract more flights.
*** Singapore's Temasek To Buy More Assets In China
Temasek Holdings, the largest overseas shareholder in Chinese banks, plans to add to its more than S$8bil of investments in the country, reducing reliance on its home market of Singapore.
*** Singapore Blocks IMF Street Protests
Singapore will not lift a ban on street protests during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings this month because it wants to avoid the riots seen at similar events elsewhere, the senior minister, Goh Chok Tong, said Monday.
*** New Era In Singapore Malaysia Relationship
My Singapore News
This is only possible when politics is remvoed from the equation of business and economic cooperation.
*** CNA: Fifty-Dollar Men
Given the censorious climate, people hold back whenever they think they're dealing with a "sensitive" subject. And so we product mediocre work, because we are entangled in rules and sensitivites.
*** Dim Sum In Singapore
Call it nostalgic or anything else, my craving for dim sum started since I relocated in Singapore a year ago.
*** The Battle Of Toy
A Xeno Boy In Sg
For self-respecting young Singaporeans who are politically aware, who have fire and imagination, who are the creative forces which the government desires so much, will never see the YP as an organisation that will challenge them.
*** Entering Treacherous Waters
For its reputation as a group of technocrats, the People's Action Party has been rather slow to embrace the internet.
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** Trance Manual
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