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Mac news for Mac people
*** Fission Trims And Splits Audio Files Quickly
Peter Cohen, Macworld
*** Getting Your Front Row On
Derik DeLong, MacUser
*** A Laptop At Every Desk
Douglas MacMillan, BusinessWeek
As more school districts seek to equip each student with a computer, Apple, Del, and other makers vie for the lucrative contracts.
*** iTunes Store Movies: What You Need To Know
Jonathan Seff, Macworld
We answer your questions about downloading movies from iTunes.
*** How Random Is The iPod's Shuffle?
Carl Bialik, Wall Street Journal
The iPod's shuffle feature has sparked interest from a cadre of random-number experts and enthusiasts such as Mads Haahr.
*** Mac Video Converter Adds 640x490 Support For iPods
Peter Cohen, Macworld
*** If You Don't Know Antitrust Law, Why Write A Long Article Suggesting Apple Has Broken It?
Charles On... Anything That Comes Along
This is not an issue, because it's not an abuse of monopoly, which is what you need to get an antitrust case going in the U.S.
*** Zune And Fashion Fatigue
John Carroll, ZDNet
If Zune can position itself as the fashionable alternative to iPod through proper marketing, they might have a chance to attract the trendsetters, and thus start to tip the playing field more in Zune's direction.
*** Regarding The Features And Capabilities Of The Various Fifth Generation iPods
John Gruber, Daring Fireball
*** When Apple Hit Bottom
David Pogue, New York Times
This is why, when anyone asks me what the future of technology holds, or what kids will be bringing to school in 2016, I politely decline to answer.
*** Review: Fifth Generation iPod (Late 2006)
Dan Frakes, Playlist
Thanks to its improved video support and additional multimedia features, the latest full-size iPod may be the most significant in terms of its role as a harbinger of products to come.
*** Safe Storage, Mac Style
Simson Garfinkel, Computerworld
Apple has added significant security features to its operating system in recent years.
*** Hands On: The 24-Inch iMac - Talk About A Wow Factor
Ken Mingis, Computerworld
I haven't seen this much in-house attention to an Apple product since the Mac mini.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Hybrid HD DVD/Blu-Ray Disc Patented
*** Many U.S. Workers Favor E-Mail Monitoring, Research Shows
Matt Hines, eWeek
Despite the implied submission of personal privacy, most workers at U.S.-based companies believe that their employers should be allowed to monitor electronic communications to help protect against misuse of sensitive data.
The other things in life
*** Halting The Race To The Bottom
John Sexton, Inside Higher Ed
It is alarming that, in our age of information, the number of utterly uninformed voters is astonishingly high. We are witnessing a palpable decline in the public's appetite for nuance, complexity and critical thinking, which in turn has spawned a virulent secular dogmatism and an alarming devolution in both the substance and style of public discourse.
*** A Fundamental Way Newspaper Sites Need To Change
Newspaper need to stop the story-centric worldview.
*** Sex, Skin, Fireworks, Licked Fingers - It's A Quarter Pounder Ad In China
Gordon Fairclough and Janet Adamy, Wall Street Journal
Beef is luxurious. Beef is healthy. And, yes, beef is sexy.
*** Life Is Better; It Isn't Better. Which Is It?
David Leonhardt, New York Times
So here are the facts. Americans are far better off than they were a generation ago, but the last few years haven't been very good. It's time for both parties to move on to the harder question.
Life in the city
*** Singapore May See Worst Fallout From Thai Coup
John Burton, Financial Times
Singapore could suffer the most among countries in the region from the military coup against Thaksin Shinawatra, the Thai prime minister, who forged close ties with the city-state and sold his telecommunications group to Singapore's state investment company.
*** Countries Need To Find More Effective Ways To Deliver Healthcare: Khaw
*** Activists Do Not Have A Voice
With censorship and climate of fear hanging in the air, the average Singaporean is hence hardly educated on the issues or are too afraid to be involved.
*** IMF Is Finally Over
Hendry Yap, Hendry Blog
*** Activists Did Have A Voice
Ong-Chew Peck Wan, Ministry of Home Affairs, Today
*** Worried About Temasek Funds
Lim Boon Hee, Today
*** Rivals, Not Partners
Heong Shien Chee, Today
How can Singapore and Johor emulate Shenzhen and Hong Kong, when Singapore and Johor are two different countries with an acrimonious past?
*** Security At The Expense Of Sales?
Lai Yew Chan, Today
Rethink all-or-nothing approach to road closures as businesses pay a price.
*** Minister Tries To Explain Censorship Of Gay Expression
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** Blue Suede Shoes / Heartbreak Hotel
*** Shake, Rattle & Roll / Blue Suede Shoes
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