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**** Apple's MobileMe Plays Into Hands Of Spammers <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/22/mobileme_spam_risk/>
by John Leyden, The Register
The email harvesting issue arises because every MobileMe user gets a public iDisk file-sharing site. These sites have an address tied into a user's email username. A user can't hide or delete their public folder and there's no way to choose what the name will be.
**** Music Subscriptions Coming To iTunes Next Month? Nope <http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/8/music-subscriptions-coming-to-itunes-aapl-next-month-nope>
by Peter Kafka, Silicon Alley Insider
We've checked with a variety of music executives at major labels, and none of them have heard about it. Not happening.
**** Search For iTunes Music By Star Rating <http://www.macworld.com/article/135135/2008/08/itunes_searches.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld
**** Macs, Aperture A Big Hit At The Beijing Olympics <http://www.macworld.com/article/135140/2008/08/olympicsmac.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by David Schloss, Macworld
In the digital photo editing area of the Kodak Photographer's Center, hundreds of photographers at a time assemble to file their images using high-end workstations and tech-support supplied by Apple.
**** People Keep Buying Apple Products Despite Recent Headaches <http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/business/appleaday/blog/2008/08/people_keep_buying_apple_produ.html>
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
How can Apple commit so many wrongs and yet continue to enjoy record customer satisfaction numbers and booming sales growth?
**** Apple Slips Out One More Get A Mac Ad, New iPhone Spot <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/08/21/apple-slips-out-one-more-get-a-mac-ad-new-iphone-spot>
by Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica
Mac goes on to explain that, when you buy a new Mac, a Genius will transfer your files for free from the PC.
**** MacJournal Adds Three-Pane View <http://www.macworld.com/article/135145/2008/08/macjournal.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
Mariner Software on Thursday announced that it is shipping MacJournal 3.1, a new version of its journal and blogging software for Mac OS X.
**** Timeline 2.1.3 <http://www.macworld.com/article/135126/2008/08/timeline.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Dan Frakes, Macworld
If you ever have the need to make a visual timeline—for a presentation, as a teaching aid, or for use in a home movie—you'll want to check out Bee Documents' Timeline.
**** RapidWeaver Updated To 4.1 <http://www.macworld.com/article/135127/2008/08/rapidweaver.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld
Web site building application RapidWeaver 4.1 adds some useful new features like the ability to have images resized automatically when dragged into styled text areas.
**** Funtastic Photos Lets You Edit Photos Non-Destructively <http://www.macworld.com/article/135125/2008/08/funtastic.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Words From The Woz <http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9767>
by Sam Diaz, ZDNet.com
**** Title Inflation: For Books, The More Words The Better In The Era Of Google <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/22/publishing.internet?gusrc=rss&feed=books>
by Ian Williams, The Guardian
Think of what would have happened to George Orwell's snappy title. 1984: One Man's Discovery that Big Brother is Indeed Big but Hardly Fraternal and that Sex with Comrades Can Have Torturous Consequences.
**** White Moon <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/aug/22/chinese.poetry?gusrc=rss&feed=books>
by Wang Xiaoni, translated by Pascale Petit, The Guardian
**** I'll Have The Banana Pancake Flambe Stonehenge <http://www.slate.com/id/2197533/pagenum/all/>
by Paul Collins, Slate
A cookbook titled /A Treasury of Great Recipes/ sounds innocuous. What's frightening about noodle casserole? Why, nothing... /except when it's cooked by Vincent Price/.
**** Joseph Moncure March: Poem Noir Becomes Prizefight Film <http://www.hudsonreview.com:80/su08/su08hunter.html>
by Jefferson Hunter, The Hudson Review
As unlikely as it seems—in the long history of the cinema, how many pictures, let alone boxing pictures, can have been based on a /poem/ ?—the line is perfectly accurate.
**** Singaore PM Raises Stakes In FEER Defamation Case <http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSSIN20311620080822?sp=true>
by Daryl Loo, Reuters
Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has raised the stakes in a libel suit against the Far Eastern Economic Review, now saying an article in the magazine implied he was corrupt, court documents show. The amendment this week by lawyers representing Lee adds a more serious charge to an earlier claim that FEER implied the prime minister was unfit for office because he had condoned corruption by his father, former premier Lee Kuan Yew.
**** Seven Charged In Singapore Over IMF-World Bank Protests: Activist <http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gP4BVw4tGYmwMGtdLfjp0YQyZlAQ>
**** I Went For The iPhone Launch... <http://sheylara.com/2008/08/22/i-went-for-the-iphone-launch/>
by The Sometimes Damsel In Distress
Some photos of the madness...
**** Why Is ST So Anti-Biomedical Treatment For Autism? <http://healthpromotionblog.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/why-is-st-so-anti-alternative-cures-for-autism/>
by Richard Seah
Why is /The Straits Times/ waging a vociferous campaign against alternative therapies for autism - and singling out biomedical treatment?
**** Trusted Channels In The Age Of New Media <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/272340.asp>
by Derrick A Paulo, Today
The only blogger in Singapore's cabinet gives the thumbs up for media diversity from the new media, even if it means there could be more 'false truths' out there.
It simply makes it more important for the government to react quickly to rumours, which "can happen anywhere" and in any medium, foreign minister George Yeo told Channel NewsAsia in an interview.
**** Online Contest Of Political Ideas Most Welcome <http://www.straitstimes.com/Review/Editorial/STIStory_270625.html>
by Straits Times
Online political discourse will benefit from a significant if measured relaxation of rules governing such content.
**** Second Change For Singapore To Save Its Rare Species <http://www.straitstimes.com/Singapore/Story/STIStory_270663.html>
by Kimberly Spykerman, Straits Times
The rediscovery of 'extinct' wildlife serves to motivate nature enthusiasts.
**** Queueing For Kindergarten At Age One <http://www.straitstimes.com/Singapore/Story/STIStory_270641.html>
by Judith Tan, Straits Times
A check with six private kindergartens and nurseries reveals that hundreds of one- and two-year-olds have already been 'booked' for the headstart in education.
**** Baby Perks Start Now <http://www.straitstimes.com/Prime%2BNews/Story/STIStory_270583.html>
by Lee Siew Hua, Straits Times
The government has brought forward the start date for the new parenthood perks, in response to parents-to-be who appealed for the change.
**** Government Continues To Rain Down Charges Against Human Rights Defenders <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/911-government-continues-war-against-human-rights>
by Singapore Democratic Party
Even distributing flyers are now not allowed.
**** Not Really The Apple Of Their Eyes? <http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2008/8/21/not-really-the-apple-of-their-eyes>
by Chua Hian Hou, Straits Times
I think there might be more burly security men than customers.
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