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Mac news for Mac people
*** iPod Nano Is Big Earner For Apple - Analyst
*** Apple Pod Fight Expands To UK
K.C. Jones, ITNews
Apple has taken its "pod" trademark fight across the pond. The computer giant has been sending cease-and-desist letters to companies using theword "pod," stating that they are infringing on its trademark.
*** New iTunes Software Raising User Ire
Tom Krazit, CNET News.com
The most common complaint appears to be a crackling or scatchy noise in tracks played in iTunes 7.
*** Praise Apple, Don't Bury It
A top U.S. antitrust official on Wednesday urged foreign governments to think twice before interfering with popular new technologies, singling out overseas scrutiny of Apple's iTunes music service as an example of misguided enforcement.
*** Is Apple Poised To Topple The PC Big Boys?
Michael S. Malone, ABC News
With Intel, Dell, HP and Microsoft stumbling, Apple may be ready to regain its late 1980s preeminence.
*** 'Four Eyed Monster': From Podcasts To Theaters
Barbara Gibson, Apple
*** Surprise! QuickTime 7.1.3 Disables Its Own Flash Support
Chris Adamson, O'Reilly Network
*** iTunes And iPod Odds And Ends
Christopher Breen, Playlist
*** Apple Fan Runs iTunes Movie Marathon
Cormac O'Reilly, The Register
30-minute download? Pah!
*** What Is Gapless Playback On The iPod And In iTunes?
*** iTunes Intelligent Design
David Derbyshire, Telegraph
You do noghtin, you get a marginal benefit and it's a great example of intelligent design.
*** I Came, iPod, iPhone
The problem for Apple is that mobile phones are not like iPods.
*** Steve Jobs Stumbles Over The Last 100 Feet
Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times
What does the iTV box offer that a DVD player can't do for significantly less money?
*** It's Not Your Parents' (Or Even Your) Television
Glenn Flesihman, TidBITS
Apple has definitely aimed the iTV not quite at the high end but at early adopters.
*** Please, Apple, Invite Us To The Subscription Dance
Dan Moren, MacUser
*** First Impressions: iPod Nano 2G
David Chartier, Unofficial Apple Weblog
I can attest to the slower transfer rate that others are reporting.
*** Benchmarks: 2.33GHz iMac Core 2 Duo Comes Out Ahead
James Galbraith, Macworld
Dual-core iMac beats out quad-core Mac Pro on some tests.
*** Microsoft Zune Media Device To Ship For Christmas
Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service
In addition to allowing users to play music, videos and photos on a screen, the Zune player will include wireless technology and a built-in FM radio tuner.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Is Open Source Getting To Microsoft?
Martin LaMonica, CNET News.com
Microsoft's decision to not enforce patents on web services standards underscore the growing acceptance of core open-source tenets.
*** Leave Kids Alone On The Web
Michael Thompson, Newsweek
Just like adults, children need places to be themselves.
*** Powering Up
Improved devices may make better use of sunlight.
The other things in life
[Tech & Science]
*** Writing May Be Oldest In Western Hemisphere
John Noble Wilford, New York Times
A stone slab bearing 3,000-year-old writing previously unknown to scholars has been found in the Mexican state of Veracruz, and archaeologists say it is an example of the oldest script ever discovered in the Western Hemisphere.
*** The Small Picture
Bret McCabe, Baltimore City Paper
Two local filmmakers backed into an audience and Hollywood Buzz via podcasting -- and now they may not need Hollywood anymore.
*** Burned Out
Cienna Madrid, The Stranger
Five twentysomething dudes with a rented RV invited The Stranger to send a writer to Burning Man with them. We Sent Our Worst Enemy™.
*** I Queue
Sam Anderson, Slate
Judging your friends by their Netflix lists.
*** Welcome Aboard
In-flight announcements are nto entirely truthful. What might an honest one sound like?
Life in the city
*** Singapore To Admit Activists For IMF-World Bank Meet
Singapore backed down on its reluctance to admit some activists accredited for World bank and International Monetary Fund meetings, saying 22 of the 27 will now be allowed entry.
*** Singapore Silences Voiceless Protesters
Connie Levett, Sydney Morning Herald
The No Voice protest in the special demonstration corner of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank forum was supposed to draw attention to the suffering of the world's poor but Singpaore's banning of accredited observers gave it doulbe significance.
*** Two JI Members Detained In 2002 Released On Restriction Orders
*** 22 Out Of 27 CSO Representatives Are Now Able To Enter Singapore
Rita Zahara, Channel NewsAsia
The remaining five will still be subjected to interviews and may not be let in, if they attempt to enter the country.
*** 'Silent' Protest Staged At IMF, World Bank Meetings
Linus Chua, Bloomberg
Civil society groups fighting against poverty staged a "silent" protest at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Singapore today, highlighting the lack of scope for dissent at the meeting.
*** "I Was Grilled For Five Or Six Hours By Singapore Police"
"The World Bank-IMF enjoys human rights violations and they care least for human rights," said Wilfred D'Costa, general secretary of the Indian Social Action Forum, who was deported on Wednesday by the Singapore government.
*** Seelan Palay Arrested For Giving Out IMF Fact Sheets
Singapore Democrats, Singapore Election Watch
*** Taxi Drought Hits Marina Area Hotels
Lin Yanqin, Today
Some hotels are offering perks to woo cabbies back.
*** Singaore's Clampdown At Democracy
Ted Aldwin Ong, Sun.Star Pampanga
I condemn the action of Singapore's authoritarian government for it undermines freedom and does not have a rightful place in world's democracy.
*** What The Fuck Lah, SPF
Samuel Lim, Monkey Business
Is it just me or is this utter nonsense?
*** Is Singapore A Good Role Model?
*** Are Singapore Fares Really That Much Cheaper?
Chionh Chye Kit, Straits Times
Comparing absolute fare amounts in Singapore with those of other countries is misleading as it may not take into accont differences in cost of living, income levels and inflation rates.
A Xeno Boy In Sg
You gave me flowers of hope and I let fall flowers of blood.
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** I Don't Want You No More
Tuff Kidz, Da Hiphop Raskalz
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