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*** Apple Swipes Visual Voicemail From Citrix
Ashlee Vance, The Register

Now we find Apple has grabbed an application name from poor old Citrix.

*** Private iCreator Is Genius Behind Apple's Polish
Greg Wilson, New York Daily News

So impoart is Ive to Apple that at the Macworld Expo unveiling of the iPhone, the first call Jobs placed was to Ive to offer congratulations.

*** Apple Bullies Bloggers, Again
Michael Arrington, TechCrunch

Apple is engaging in similar tactics against a number of bloggers who simply reported on the fact that someone created a skin for Windows Mobile phones that looks exactly like the new iPhone user interface.

*** Mac OS X Downloads @ Apple.com
Oliver Breidenbach, O'Reilly Network

Apple finally made some changes that are going to be very beneficial to Mac software developers.

*** Crunch Time For Apple Of His Eye
Graham Stewart, The Scotsman

It will be many months until consumers are able to make up their own minds, but in the meantime, Jobs will require all his negotiation skills to ride the political climate of the mobile industry.

*** Want An iPhone? Beware The iHandcuffs
Randall Stross, New York Times

Even if you are ready to pledge a lifetime commitment to the iPod as your only brand of portable music player or to the iPhone as your only cellphone once it is released, you may find that FairPlay copy protection will, sooner or later, cause you grief.

*** Attorneys Are Focus Of Apple Probe
Jessica Guynn, San Francisco Chronicle

Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported that federal regulators want to question two former Apple lawyers in connection with the grant, reigniting concerns about Jobs' and his company's legal exposure.

*** Sundance Strikes iTunes Film Deal
BBC News

The Sundance Film Festival has struck a deal with Apple to allow festival films to be sold through its iTunes store.

*** AirPort Disk: Easy Network Storage
Chris Stone, O'Reilly Network

You can attach just about any USB hard drive and it will become available for sharing using both AFP and SMB protocols.


*** Steve Jobs, The iPhone And Open Platforms
Dan Farber, ZDNet

When Jobs said he doesn't want the iPhone to be an open platform, he more than likely meant that he doesn't want to allow third-party, downloadable software on the iPhone without a certification, quality assurance system in place that would ensure that the user experience continues to meet the Jobs standard.

*** Apple iPhone = Origami Done Right?
Rob Enderle, Digital Trends

Apple may have created the perfect iPod killer, told a large number of people how to build it, and be unable to get the product to market timely themselves.

*** Apple Closed Strategy Closes Doors For Them And Us
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*** You Don't Need To Lock Us In
Dave Winer, Scripting News

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*** Everywhere Entertainment
Ryan Blitstein, San Jose Mercury News

At long last, Hollywood and Silicon Valley are starting to give people what some say they want: movies and television shows delivered to any electronic device with a screen, at any time, often for free.

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*** For Human Eyes Only
Michael Tomasello, New York Times

The whites of our eyes are several times larger than those of other primates, which makes it much easier to see where the eyes, as opposed to the head, are pointed. Trying to explain this trait leads us into our of the deepest and most controversial topics in the modern study of human evolution: the evolution of cooperation.

Life in the city


*** Nine In 10 Singaporeans Fear Losing Jobs To Foreigners: Report
Zee News

Nearly nine out of 10 Singaporeans fear foreign professionals will take their jobs, and oppose efforts to woo them to the city-state, the Sunday Times reported.

*** PM Fumes Over Thaksin Singapore Trip
Bangkok Post

Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said in Cebu that he did not bring up the issue in discussions with the Singaporean prime minister at the Asean summit -- but "discussions with Singapore will take place" through diplomatic channels after he returns to Bangkok.


*** The Art Of Subsidizing Housing In Singapore
Diary Of A Singapore Mind

I think it comes as no surprise to anyone that our subsidised HDB flats are hte most expensive public housing in the world.

*** Ripples From NKF Scandal Widely Felt
Seah Chiang Nee, The Star

Given the strong public awareness of Durai's political connections, any failure to prosecute may bring further repercussions to the government.

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