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Mac news for Mac people
*** From Pulpit To iPod, Church Services Are Changing
Brianna Bailey, Cushing Daily Citizen
*** Classical Fans Join The iPod Revolution
Nigel Reynolds, Telegraph
"We can see a whole new group of mature MP3 listeners -- iPod oldies perhaps -- emerging who are far from old in their outlook."
*** A Slice Of Apple's Pie
Michael Learmonth, Variety
Apple and Wal-Mart are in discussions over an alliance that could allow the giant retailer to profit from iTunes video downloads, which have been a source of great tension between Hollywood and the retailer in recent months. What's in for Apple? Since studios (except for Disney, of course) have so far turned a cold shoulder to iTunes because of Wal-Mart's demands, the computer giant would then gain access to titles from every major.
*** Aperture Vs Lightroom
*** Apple, Mobile Firms Agree On Royalties
Apple's iTunes and mobile operators including Vodafone today agreed on royalty rates to pay song writers and music publishers for digital downloads in Britain to partly resolve a dispute.
*** Apple Updates iLife, iWork With Support For APerture
Jim Dalrymple, Macworld
*** External MacBook Battery Options
Scott Silverman, MacUser
*** Will iTunes Lose Its Best Content?
Frank Barnako, SeekingAlpha
Putting a dent in iTunes' directory/delivery business will not be easy. But one content provider here, another there... it could add up.
*** Kieren McCarthy: Still A Jackass
John Gruber, Daring Fireball
*** First Look At Aperture 1.5
Ben Long, Creative Pro
The new library options do more than just fix the previous version's limitations, they allow you to easily work with images and libraries across multiple machines, and to create more sophisticated Aperture-driven production pipelines than version 1 allowed.
*** Why Microsoft's Zune Scares Apple To The Core
Mike Elgan, Computerworld
Microsoft has the money, the clout, the partnerships, the mind share and the market share to drive Vista, Soapbox, Xbox and Zune into lives of hundreds of millions of consumers.
*** Zune Pricing Shows Microsoft Waging Market Share Gamble
Antone Gonsalves, TechWeb
Microsofft releases pricing for Zune, the Apple iPod challenger that some analysts believe the software maker is selling at a loss to grab market share.
*** Zune Pricing Announced
It will cost $249.99, matching the price of Apple's 30GB video iPod.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Intel Reveals specifications For Budget-Priced Classmate PC
Ryan Paul, Ars Technica
Although the final price has not yet been determined, Intel says that it will probably start selling them at about $250.
*** Is ROI A 'Bogus' Indicator Of IT Value?
Peter Galli, eWeek
*** Are E-Passports More Secure?
Wall Street Journal
*** Terry Semel's Long Pause
While Google and small internet firms race ahead, Yahoo! seems to be standing still.
The other things in life
[Tech & Science]
*** Looping The Loop
A new "theory of everything" is gaining ground.
*** Instead Of Bad Movies, Cinema Shows None
Bob Secter, Chicago Tribune
The owner gives workers a paid vacation and closes for two weeks to protest 'lousy material.'
Life in the city
*** Magazine Says Singapore Ban Curbs Free Expression
Singapore's ban on the Far Eastern Economic Review further restricts 'the already narrow scope' of free expression in the city-state, the magazine said on Friday.
*** Temasek Expects To Be Cleared In Probe
Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings, said Friday it expects to be cleared by a Thai investigation into its acquisition of Thailand's Shin Corp. from the family of its prime minister,w ho was ousted last week by a military coup.
*** Singapore Should Apologise Over LKY's Remarks, Says Syed Hamid
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said Thursday Malaysia deserved an apology from Singapore for the remarks, which caused concern among Malaysian leaders.
*** Singapore Malaysia Opporessed By Kuan Yew's PAP, Says Former Singapore Politician
Mohd Haikal Isa, Bernama
The Malays in Singapore have been systematically marginalised since Lee Kuan Yew became Prime Minister, and the government under the city state's founding father also committed "ethnic Malay cleansing", said Singapore's veteran politician who migrated to Malaysia. Prof Mohammed Yacob, who was political secretary to Singapore's second Chief Minister Lim Yew Hock, said the PAP reduced the Malay political power through the implementation of the government's housing policy.
*** Eye-In-The-Sky ERP System 'Pie In The Sky' For Now
Christpher Tan, Straits Times
Tracking system 'quite unreliable' in heavily built-up areas in test runs.
*** We're On A Roll!
Mr Wang Bakes Good Karma
We will never be able to quantify how badly the self-esteem of older generations of Singaporeans had been damaged by streaming in our education system. Still, at least it looks that the system will be going less wrong in the future.
*** More On The Singapore Spaceport
*** Second Guessing LKY
My Singapore News
*** Lee Kuan Yew And Malaysia-Singapore Testy Relationship
Dato' Rejal Arbee, Mykmu Net
Malaysia-Singapore relations will never improve so long as LKY continues to harbour ill will towards Malaysia with his warped thinking, that compliance with Malaysia's demand would be deemed as a wewakness on their part.
*** Singapore Sling
James Panero, The New Criterion
All I can say is, watch out, Singapore Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. You're messing with a Dartmouth Review editor. Fear the FEER!
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