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**** Mac Vs PC Cost Analysis: How Does It All Add Up? <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=macintosh_os&articleId=9023959&taxonomyId=123&intsrc=kc_feat>
by Scot Finnie, Computerworld
Everybody knows PCs are cheaper than Macs, right? Wrong! (At least sometimes.)
**** Get Ready For The Summer Of Apple <http://news.com.com/Get+ready+for+the+summer+of+Apple/2100-1041_3-6189549.html?part=rss&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&subj=news>
by Tom Krazit, CNET News.com
Apple is preparing for one of the most pivotal summers in its history.
**** Kiss Boring Interfaces Goodbye With Apple's New Animated OS <http://www.wired.com/software/coolapps/news/2007/06/core_anim>
by Scott Gilbertson and Leander Kahney, Wired
When Steve Jobs takes the stage Monday at Apple's programmers conference, he's likely to give the world a glimpse of an upgraded Mac operating system that could herald the biggest changes to the machine's interface in 30 years.
/Well, the OS 9 to OS X transition was a rather big change in UI terms too.../
**** JDiskReport 1.3.0 <http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2007/06/jdiskreport/index.php>
by Dan Frakes, Macworld
**** Apple MacBook Pro 15" With Intel Santa Rosa Review <http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3747>
by Notebook Review
I'm new to Mac computers, new to OS X, but I am one happy switcher.
**** Apple WWDC: Nothing To See Here? <http://weblog.infoworld.com/yager/archives/2007/06/apple_wwdc_noth.html>
by Tom Yager, InfoWorld
With developers unable to grab iPhones and Leopard still under wraps, what of note will come out of WWDC?
**** iTunes And Identity-Based Digital Rights Management <http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/2007/06/itunes_and_iden.html>
by Randy Picker, University Of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog
Apple may have a legitimate strategy for disclosing identity in the clear. It will be interesting to see what Apple says next.
**** Twiddling Fingers <http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?story_id=9299025&fsrc=RSS>
by The Economist
What is in the next must-have.
**** The Third Act <http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?story_id=9298983&fsrc=RSS>
by The Economist
Steve Jobs has twice taken Apple to new heights. With the launch of the iPhone this month he is hoping to do so for a third time.
**** Lessons From Apple <http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?story_id=9302662&fsrc=RSS>
by The Economist
What other companies can learn from California's master of innovation.
**** Breaking Down The Walls Between Mac OS X And WIndows <http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/07/breaking-down-the-walls-between-mac-os-x-and-windows/>
by David Pogue, New York Times
I'm a bi-platform kinda guy. Not just becase I need to be conversant in both Mac OS X and Windows for my job, but also because my life revolves around certain Mac programs and certain Windows programs.
**** Who Is John Galt...Er...I Meant John Appleseed <http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2007/06/who_is_john_galteri_meant_john.html>
by Erica Sadun, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog
I may have discovered where all those names from the iPhone commercials are coming from: the class lists of a small Australian High School.
**** Boot Camp 1.3 Beta Adds New Drivers, Apple Remote Pairing <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/06/07/boot_camp_1_3_beta_adds_new_drivers_apple_remote_pairing.html>
Apple has released an update to its Boot Camp dual-boot software that adds new graphics drivers among other improvements.
**** The Missing Sync For Palm OS 6.0 Ships <http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/06/07/the.missinc.sync.for.palm/>
The latest release introduces a new Call Log application and Palm conduit for Mac OS X that provide access to the Tero's log of phone call information on the Mac.
**** Iconfactory Releases Twitterrific 2.1 <http://www.macminute.com/2007/06/07/twitterrific/>
**** Un-Watermarking iTunes Plus <http://playlistmag.com/weblogs/ipodblog/2007/06/unwateritunesplus/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Christopher Breen, Playlist
**** Parallels Desktop 3 Officially Released <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/07/parallels-desktop-3-officially-released/>
by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Offering significant new features such as 3D acceleration and SmartSelect for specifying file types to open in apps across virtualized OSes, this could easily be called the most significant release of Parallels since the advent of Coherence Mode.
**** Device Conditions MacBook, MacBook Pro Batteries <http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/06/07/conditioner/index.php?lsrc=mwrss>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
NewerTech on Thursday announced the Intelligent Battery Charging Station, a $149.95 device that charges and conditions batteries designed to work in Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops.
**** Mysterious Twelfth Application Vanishes <http://www.macuser.com/iphone/mysterious_twelfth_application.php?lsrc=murss>
by Dan Moren, MacUser
Geez, Apple has been all over editing those iPhone ads.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Remote Laptop Power Up? Not Anytime Soon <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070607-remote-laptop-power-up-not-anytime-soon.html>
by Chris Lee, Ars Technica
**** To Appeal To Women, Too, Gadgets Go Beyond 'Cute' And 'Pink' <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/07/technology/07women.html?ref=technology>
by Michel Marriott, New York Times
Behind this quiet revolution are engineers and designers who are bringing a more feminine sensibility to products historically shaped by masculine tastes, habits and requirements.
**** Putting The We Back In Wii <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/08/technology/08nintendo.html?ref=technology>
by Martin Fackler, New York Times
If there is a secret to the smash success of Nintendo's Wii video game console, it may be this: even the creative loner can benefit from having friends.
**** Converters Signal A New Era For TVs <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/07/technology/07digital.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>
by Jacques Steinberg, New York Times
At midnight on Feb 17, 2009, the rabbit ears and the rooftop antennas that still guide televisio signals into nearly 1 of every 5 American homes will be rendered useless — unless they are tethered to a new device, including two version unveiled yesterday, that the government will spend as much as $80 a household to help families buy.
**** Journalism Isn't Dying, It's Reviving <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2007/06/07/EDGGTP3FOE1.DTL>
by Dan Gillmor, San Francisco Chronicle
If the issue is the future of journalism — as opposed to corporate business models — there's at least as much reason for optimism as paranoia.
**** Built For Stargazing <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/08/travel/escapes/08dark.html>
by Maria Finn, New York Times
In an astronomy village, a hush falls at night as the sky turns dark and the stars appear. Roofs roll back and telescopes aim for the heavens. All the neighbors are stargazing, and nobody turns on the lights.
**** Whence The !@#$? <http://www.slate.com/id/2167992/nav/fix/>
by Michelle Tsai, Slate
How a dirty word gets that way.
**** ISD Detains Self-Radicalised Singaporean <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/281101/1/.html>
by Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia
The Internet Security Department (ISD) has arrested an ex-lecturer whom it said had made plans to pursue "militant jihad" in Afghanistan. Abdul Basheer s/o Abdul Kader, 28, was arrested in February this year, said a ministry of home affairs statement on Friday.
The MHA also said that four more Singapore Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) members have been detained under the Internal Security Act.
/That is four months between arrest and public announcement. There may be real security concerns that warrant secrecy in arrest, but MHA must really strive to be more transparent in its activities./
ISD Continues To Disrupt JI Network In Singapore With More Detention Orders <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/281109/1/.html>, by Channel NewsAsia.
**** More Players Making Singapore Restaurant Scene Sizzle <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/281077/1/.html>
by Jeana Wong, Channel NewsAsia
The dining scene in Singapore is hotting up as more players enter the fray.
But the restaurant industry says the increased competition is putting pressure on profit margins and aggravating the shortage in satffing.
**** Report: Singapore To Install Face Scanners At Immigration Checkpoints <http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/08/asia/AS-GEN-Singapore-Face-Scanners.php>
by Associated Press
People traveling to Singapore will soon be required to have their face electronically scanned at immigration checkpoints amid efforts to boost security, a newspaper said Friday.
**** 70% Of Market-Tested Functions Outsourced <http://app.sprinter.gov.sg/data/pr/20070608995.htm>
by Ministry of Finance, Singapore Government
The Best Sourcing Initiative is about the public sector's continual efforts to remain focused on functions which can and should only be done by thepublic sector. It also instills fiscal discipline on functions performed by public sector.
**** Workplace Injuries Cover For All Employees Proposed <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_126982.html>
by Lorna Tan, Straits Times
All employees in Singapore are set to be covered for workplace injuries in a dramatic proposed extension of the Workmen's Compensation Act.
**** Li Denghui Criticising Chen Shuibian? No, He's Talking About Singapore <http://www.newtaiwan.com.tw/bulletinview.jsp?period=585&bulletinid=69724>
by New Taiwan
**** Sentosa Far From Ready To Welcome Tourists <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_126866.html>
by Claire Teo Yen Hoon, Straits Times
What we were told about things in Sentosa being 'for show only' seems to hold some truth after all.
**** Project Work The Clincher In Top Courses <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_127080.html>
by Looi Kok Yang, Straits Times
It is all right to use Project Work as a criterion for admission but why accord such a high weightage to a subject which is so subjective?
**** How Did Yong Slip Through The Net? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/193151.asp>
by Thomas Koshy, Today
The question is whether weakness in system let a man known as a flight risk escape with assets.
**** We Deserve More, Say UNSW Teachers <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/193154.asp>
by Lee U-Wen, Today
**** Thinking Aloud: Public Service Employees Are Not Paid To Think Or Say Otherwise? <http://ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/06/thinking-aloud-public-service-employees.html>
by Ivan Chew, Rambling Librarian
Exercise your choice. And be prepared for the consequences.
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