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**** New Details About The iPhone <http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/23/new-details-about-the-iphone/>
by Ryan Block, Engadget
We managed to smuggle out some fresly leaked details from a very trusted inside source who's been fooling around with a unit.
**** Four Ways To Improve Productivity On Your Mac <http://caitlynimburgo.wordpress.com/2007/06/23/four-ways-to-improve-productivity-on-your-mac/>
by Caitlyn Imburgo
These four steps will hopefully increase your productivity and inspire you to get your work done in a more timely manner.
**** OS X 10.4.10 Causes Audio Pops In Some Macs <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/24/os-x-10-4-10-causes-audio-pops-to-some-macs/>
by Mat Lu, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
**** Windows Share As Seen By Mac OS X Leopard <http://radr.ca/posts/3>
by Guillaume Carbonneau
Looks like the Apple team dropped a funny easter egg when viewing a Windows share.
**** Steve Jobs In A Box <http://nymag.com/news/features/33524/>
by John Heilemann, New York Magazine
It's a stunning box, a wizard object with a passel of amazing features (It's a phone! An iPod! A web browser!). But for all its marvels, the iPhone inaugurates a dangerous new era for Jobs. Has he peaked?
**** Apple's iPhone Casts Big Shadow On Cell Industry <http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-sun_iphone_0624jun24,0,4103593.story?coll=chi-bizfront-hed>
by Mike Hughlett, Chiacgo Tribune
If the device—a melding of phone, web browser and music and video player—is a hit, analysts say it will cut into market share of major phonemakers, including Schaumburg-based Motorola.
**** Nanoseconds Of Happiness <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/22/AR2007062201656.html?nav=rss_technology>
by Darrin M. McMahon, Washington Post
You're going to love your iPhone, until the next gizmo calls.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** The Human Touch That May Loosen Google's Grip <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/business/yourmoney/24digi.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>
by Randall Stross, New York Times
The fumbling of Google's largest challengers has not dampened the enthusiam of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists for entering the search game.
**** Three Types Of Ideas — Bad Ones Are Often The Best <http://paulbuchheit.blogspot.com/2007/06/three-types-of-ideas.html>
by Paul Buchheit
The real "low hanging fruit" is likely to be found with the category of "bad ideas".
**** 13Th Century Text Hides Words Of Archimedes <http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-sci-archimedes26dec26,0,2288364.story?track=mostviewed-splashpage>
by Jia-Rui Chong, Los Angeles Times
The pages of a medieval prayer text also contain words of ancient Greek engineer Archimedes. It takes high-tech imaging to read between the lines.
**** The Long Con <http://nymag.com/news/features/33517/>
by Emily Nussbaum, New York Magazine
/The Sopranos/ creator David Chase turned us all into Tony's srink, then duped us into believing he could be saved. It took us eight seasons to figure out we'd been had.
**** A Long Line For A Shorter Wait At The Supermarket <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/23/business/23checkout.html?ex=1340251200&en=9ced2d9e481161e4&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Michael Barbaro, New York Times
The science of keeping lines moving, known as queue management, is a big deal to big business.
**** Singapore FM Sees Myanmar Nuclear Program As Unlikely <http://www.philstar.com/index.php?News%20Flash&p=54&type=2&sec=91&aid=2007062424>
Myanmar is unlikely to develop a nuclear program as the military-run country already has enough domestic problems to overcome, Singapore's foreign minister George Yeo said Sunday.
/Just don't underestimate, please./
**** Strained Singapore-Thailand Relations Only Short-Term: Thai Minister <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/284196/1/.html>
by Christie Loh and Valarie Tan, Channel NewsAsia
**** The Politics Of Money <http://singaporegovt.blogspot.com/2007/06/politics-of-money-yes-after-long-hiatus.html>
by Singapore Politics
**** Singaporeans Need To Learn How To Stretch Their Savings: Lim Swee Say <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/284184/1/.html>
by Peral Forss, Channel NewsAsia
Singaporeans will not be left in a situation where they have no jobs and are not be able to withdraw their CPF savings. This is an assurance given by minister in the prime minister's office Lim Swee Say at a community dialogue on Sunday.
The scenario that the government is working towards is an economy where older workers can be re-employed in the same job, part-time or with a slightly different job scope.
/Perhaps it's time to consider unemployment benefits — yes, a form of welfare — for older workers who have yet to reach retirement age, whether at 62 or 65./
**** Should Taiwan Follow Singapore? <http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2007/06/24/2003366660>
by Nat Bellocchi, Taipei Times
In Taiwan, voters are active in all parts of gvernance, but in Singapore they are clearly silenced on the topic of politics. For several decades, the ruling People's Action Party has maintained a huge parliamentary majority of some 95 percent. There are little checks and balances in the government; permits are required for public speaking; print and broadcast media are run by the overnment; and publc protests are prohibited. It would be hard if not impossible for the people of Taiwan to accept such a system.
**** A Fruitful Affiar: Postcard From Singapore <http://www.hindu.com/mag/2007/06/24/stories/2007062450240800.htm>
by Sheila Kumar, The Hindu
It is a lovely long street, dotted with leafy trees, wooden seats at strategic intervals, street stalls selling sumptuous finger food. Once the site of nutmeg and pepper plantations, now Orchard Road is dominated by the many mega malls, 30 and still counting, that stand like monoliths.
**** 'Sleepers' In Singapore... <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2007/06/sleepers-in-singapore.html>
by Diary Of A Singapore Mind
The real wages of some workers are now so low that after the numerous bouts of utilities increase, transport fare increase, and rental increases, there is hardly any choice but to sleep on streets.
**** Taiwan Hits Back At Singapore's Criticism On UN Referendum Plan <http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070623/wl_asia_afp/singaporetaiwanchinadiplomacypoliticsun_070623034343>
Taiwan on Saturday hit back at Singapore for criticising its plan to go ahead with a referendum on joining the United Nations, calling it "unacceptable".
**** Frankenstein Buildings? <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_132264.html>
by Melissa Sim, Straits Times
Some experts think the 'hybrid' condo idea to replace unique Katong bungalow does not work.
**** Nasty Aunties <http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,133936,00.html?>
by Ho Lian Yi, New Paper
A quick search on YouTube for 'Singapore auntie' comes up with several clips that reinforced the negative image of these elderly or middle-aged women or housewives.
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