[MyAppleMenu] Oct 8, 2007
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**** Leopard Reminds All: Apple Makes Computers, Too <http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_7116330?nclick_check=1>
by John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News
Leopard, more evolutionary than revolutionary, isn't expected to cause the kind of stir that occurred when Apple launched iPhone earlier this year or announced in 2005 it was switching to Intel's microprocessors. But analysts say springing Leopard on the market now will once again allow the CUpertino company to trumpet its consumer-friendly software.
**** Apple 'To Be Bigger Than IBM' <http://www.macworld.co.uk/business/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=19315>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Analysts see Apple market capitalisation exceeding that of IBM within a few months.
**** Is Apple Losing Some Of Its Shine? <http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-apple8oct08,1,4239163.story?track=rss&ctrack=3&cset=true>
by Michelle Quinn, Los Angeles Times
**** Laptops At Private School Enhance Learning, Access <http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071008/NEWS01/710080325/1010>
by Tabitha Yang, Tallahassee Democrat
**** One Last Dance
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
If you were to be given a chance to write one last blog post, or to record one last podcast, or to deliver one last lecture <http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173353030908&path=!living&s=1037645509005>, what will you say?
Many of us are not given this chance. Or rather, we had our last blog post, last podcast, or last lecture. Or last dinner, or last picnic, or last trip, or last what-ever. It's just that we didn't realize it was the very last. Unless, of course, we live everyday like it's the very last day of your life.
Carnegie Mellon computer-science professor Randy Pausch gave just such a "last" lecture. Lat month, he was given "just a few months" to live. And his lecture is here <http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5700431505846055184>.
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**** The iPod Moment Has Arrived For Newspapers <http://media.guardian.co.uk/mediaguardian/story/0,,2185715,00.html>
by Jeff Jarvis, The Guardian
Everything that the computer, the web, and the browser have done to content — enabling it to become infinite but personal; instantaneous yet permanent; unrestricted by medium becuase it offers all media; and enriched by the conversation around it — is now in the palm of your hand.
**** Seeking Truly Mobile Music <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119152488160349163.html?mod=googlenews_wsj>
by Jason Fry, Wall Street Journal
There's a flurry of activity around a common theme: making digital music truly mobile, instead of contained in music layers that get topped up at desktop PCs. But what will be the effect of this newfound musical mobility? Could it makr a substantive change in the digital-music experience? Or will wireless buying and sharing remain mere offshoots of the familiar PC/MP3 player ecosystem?
**** Mac E-Mail Showdown: Which Program Delivers? <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9040198&source=rss_topic123>
by Steve Schwartz, Computerworld
Given Mail's capabilities and ease of use, I wouldn't suggest buying Office just so you can use Entourage unless — like me — you need a good newsreader, lust after its other ocmponents, or have many types of e-mail accounts. On the other hand, if you already own Office, you'll find that Entourage is so central to the suite and so tightly integrated with the other applications that you should definitely give it a try. You may find that you prefer it to Mail.
**** The Eventual Switch To Mac Part 1 <http://skoons.blogspot.com/2007/10/eventual-switch-to-mac-part-1.html>
by Gaming Ruined My Life
**** New iPhone Ads Showing Up On TV Today <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/10/07/new-iphone-ads-showing-up-on-tv-today/>
by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** With 'Phone' Project, Google Has Mobile Ad Dollars In Its Sights <http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/07/business/gphone.php>
by Miguel Helft, Internationa Herald Tribune
Google wants to extend its dominance of online advertising to the mobile internet, a small market today but one that is expected to grow rapidly. It hopes to persuade wireless carriers and mobile phone makers to offer phones based on its software, according to people briefed on the project.
**** Portals Vs Social Networks? The New Operating System! <http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9792474-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Tim Leberecht, CNET News.com
**** Terror And Demons <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/08/opinion/08cohen.html?ref=opinion>
by Roger Cohen, New York Times
Having read about Carol Ann Gotbaum, my head filled with her disoriented rage before punitive officialdom, I did something I rarely do. I went back and read my mother's suicide note of July 25, 1978.
**** Tension Between F&N Chief, Borad Months Before Dr Hans Resignation <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Money/STIStory_165142.html>
by Lee Su Shyan, Straits Times
The friction stemmed from Dr Han's focus on growing the property business. But the baord had second thoughts about its exposure to the property business.
**** Private Business <http://singaporelifetimes.blogspot.com/2007/10/private-business.html>
by Singapore Life And Times
While the transport minister should rightly be concerned if the service level of the public transport operators can be sustained year after year, it is certainly not his place to defend fare price increases, nor dictate, nor prescribe how and wy that can and must be done on behalf of these private, listed companies.
**** Constitutional Right To Peaceful Assembly <http://singaporealternatives.blogspot.com/2007/10/constitutional-right-to-peaceful.html>
by Goh Meng Seng, Singapore Alternatives
The law that requires any citizens who wnat to exercise their constitutional right of peaceful assembly should not become a tool to deprive or even rob away citizens' right. If the main concern is the question of law and order of such events, then the only logical reason for this law to be in place is to /facilitate/ the whole proces to make sure public law and order is being maintained.
**** Singapore A Loyal Friend Of Burma <http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/73340>
by Q Ali, Malaysiakini
What credibility will Asean have when persons like Singapore's foreign minister George Yeo talk about 'firm action' to be taken against Burma?
**** Chee, Sister And 3 Others Arrested Outside Istana <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Courts%2Band%2BCrime/STIStory_165057.html>
by Straits Times
Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan, his sister and three others, who held a "Free Burma" protest at the park opposite the Istana were arrested on Monday afternoon, after they refused to disperse when told to by the police.
4 SDP Members Arrested Outside Istana <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2007/10/08/toc-breaking-news-4-sdp-members-arrested-outside-istana/>, by theonlinecitizen.
**** Singapre Exchange Rate Policy Struggles With Inflation <http://www.theedgedaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_7da96cc5-cb73c03a-6798eb00-6a14cbd4>
by DBS Group Research, The Edge Daily
Domestic factors appear to be accounting for a growing portion of Singapore’s inflation of late. Because the country's exchange rate policy (combined with an open capital account) means it has little or no control over interest rates, authorities will need to pursue non-monetary measures to prevent inflation from eroding the competitiveness of the economy.
**** Caught In The Crossfire <http://chemgen.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/caught-in-the-crossfire/>
by Chemical Generation Singapore
I think we should see SDP's stance at St Martin's Drive for what it is: A chance to advertise its brnad to an international audience more than a local one, as the international media is capitvated by what SDP does to irk the MIW in Singapore. The week-long protest at the embassy is more to sustain the idea of civil disobedience, a philosophy SDP adheres to, and pressure the authorities to eventually cave in on that indefensible zero-tolerance towards protests.
**** Thinking About FOA Through Freedom Of Movement <http://antineodem.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/thinking-about-foa-through-freedom-of-movement/>
by The Anti Neo-Democracy Theorist
I don't see Hong Kong collapsing and going into riot mood because of freedom of assembly.
**** President Star Charity - Where's The Missing $840,000? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2007/10/08/president-star-charity-%e2%80%93-where%e2%80%99s-the-missing-840000/>
by Leong Sze Hian, theonlinecitizen
If we do not ackowledge the problem of declining public donations, and focus on announcing ever record-breaking total donations in charity shows, how will Singaporeans be encouraged to donate more?
**** A Simple Welfare Analysis Of Borrowers And Savers <http://perspectiveunlimited.blogspot.com/2007/10/simple-welfare-analysis-of-borrowers.html>
by Perspective Unlimited
The fact that CPF has a net total balance of more than $120 billion may suggest to some that there are huge surplus savings. But HDB obtains loan from the government at CPF rates n order to lend ot purchasers. How much does HDB 'owe' the government as a result of mortgage financing? $55 billion.
**** Casino Courses Hot, But Not All IR Jobs Require Them <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_164994.html>
by Straits Times
The two integrated resorts (IRs) with casinos, which will open in about three years, were circumspect about the courses. When contacted, their officials stopped short of dismissing them.
**** Police Get Touch On Prank Calls To 999 Hotline <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_164993.html>
by Teh Joo Lin, Straits Times
**** Why GST On Condo Sinking Fund? <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_164908.html>
by Au Yong How Kai, Straits Times
Is GST applicable to this deposit held in trust by the management corporation, as the money has not been spent?
**** More F&N Drama <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/215506.asp>
by Esther Fung, Today
No Link In Chairman's Arrival, CEO's Exit: F&N <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_164907.html>, by Anthony Cheong, Fraser & Neave, Straits Times.
**** Not Only The Rich Live Longer <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/215505.asp>
by Ong Hui Guan, National Longevity Insurance Committee, Today
We would like to reassure CPF members that the National Longevity Insurance Scheme will be fair to all participants.
The Numbers Tell The Story <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/214868.asp>, by Vincent Chia Wei Meng, Today.
/Of course, not only the rich lives longer. The poor of tomorrow, on average, is probably going to live longer than the poor of yesterday. However, the point is that the rich of tomorrow is very likely going to live longer than the poor of tomorrow. The compulsory annuity scheme, as it stands now, will be taking money from the poor — who do live longer — to the rich — who will live even longer. On average./
**** A Funeral Hub, Sir? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/215507.asp>
by Leong Wee Keat, Today
According to Urban Redevelopment Authority plans, this proposed funeral parlour development would be situated about 200m behind Ai Tong School. Public and private housing estates are also within view of this proposed site.
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