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**** Apple Introduces Pink iPod Nano Ahead Of Valentine's Day <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/01/22/apple_introduces_pink_ipod_nano_ahead_of_valentines_day.html>
Apple said Tuesday that it has added a new pink iPod nano to its lineup of digital media players just in time for next month's celebration of love.
**** You Control Updated For Leopard <http://www.macworld.com/article/131737/2008/01/youcontrol.html>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
**** Fractals Get Better On Mac <http://www.macworld.co.uk/macsoftware/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=20216>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Stick Software has introduced the latest iteration of its Mac OS X screensaver software, Fracture 1.4.
**** European iPhone Sales Miss Targets - Weak SMS Might Be To Blame <http://cultofmac.com/?p=1680>
by Peter Mortensen, Cult Of Mac
**** Gauging Openness With iPhone As Measure <http://db.tidbits.com/article/9415>
by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS
If we actualy get open access, open platforms, and open services, then all these possibilities could come to pass - and the reign of "you can have it in black, silver, and red, but you can't do anything else you want with it" could come to an end.
**** Optus Enters iPhone Race <http://www.theage.com.au/news/biztech/optus-enters-iphone-race/2008/01/22/1200764226887.html>
by Asher Moses, The Age
Optus has emerged as the dark horse in the race between mobile carriers for exclusive rights to launch the iPhone in Australia.
**** Reading Is Not Dead, Despite Steve Jobs' Insistence <http://eloquation.com/2008/01/21/reading-is-not-dead-despite-steve-jobs-insistence/>
Steve Jobs On Books <http://www.bryancatherman.com/2008/01/21/steve-jobs-on-books/>, by Bryan D. Catherman.
**** How To Switch On An iMac (Sic!) <http://bridell.com/how-to-switch-on-an-imac-sic/>
I just spent seveal minutes trying to figure out how to switch on an iMac.
**** I'm A Mac Now; Thin And Good Looking, With A Sense Of Style <http://jackwilliambell.livejournal.com/199886.html>
Then they shipped Vista.
**** Mac Industry Marching To A Different Beat <http://db.tidbits.com/article/9413>
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
The Macintosh industry continues to grow and gain steam, but it's no longer purely following in Apple's footsteps.
**** Apple's Big Year <http://www.theage.com.au/news/articles/look-whats-in-store/2008/01/20/1200764069879.html>
by Stephen Hutcheon, The Age
With the opening later this year of a "flagship" Apple Store in downtown Sydney — the first in the southern hemisphere — and the expected local launch of the much admired and desired iPhone, it's going to be harder than ever to ecape the gravitational pull of the world's mst ruthlessly successful consumer electronics firm.
**** How Entourage 2008 Fares With Exchange <http://www.macworld.com/article/131730/2008/01/msftexchange.html>
by John C. Welch, Macworld
Most of the improvements in Entourage 2008's Exchange support are in the plumbing.
**** Expo Notes; Intuit Plans A Rebuilt Quicken <http://www.macworld.com/article/131734/2008/01/quicken.html>
by Philip Michaels, Macworld
So bid goodbye to Quicken, and say hell to Quicken Financial Life for Mac, which is slated for a fall 2008 release.
/I /think/ that is a typo in the sentence./
**** Microsoft Clears Vista Home For Virtualization <http://www.macworld.com/article/131732/2008/01/virtual_vista.html>
by James Niccolai, IDG News Service
Users who purchase the Home Basic and Home Premium editions of Windows Vista can now legally run those OSes in a virtualized environment, Microsoft said. The company also announced new licensing rates for corporate users.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Yahoo, Please Put Up A Fight <http://gigaom.com/2008/01/22/yahoo-please-put-up-a-fight/>
by Sramana Mitra, GigaOM
**** Debating Copyright Reform: Time For Compulsory Licenses? <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080121-debating-copyright-reform-time-for-compulsory-licenses.html>
by Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica
**** Does The News Matter To Anyone Anymore? <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/18/AR2008011802874.html?nav=most_emailed>
by David Simon, Washington Post
Isn't the news itself still valuable to anyone? In any format, through any medium — isn't an understanding of the events of the day still a salable commodity? Or were we kidding ourselves? Was a newspaper a viable entity only so long as it had classifieds, comics and the latest sports scores?
**** Political Animals (Yes, Animals) <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/science/22angi.html?_r=1&ex=1358658000&en=80b32e7543963421&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin>
by Natalie Angier, New York Times
Just as there are myriad strategies open to the human political animal with White House ambitions, so there are a number of nonhuman animals that behave like textbook polticians.
**** I Envy The Anonymity Shakespeare Enjoyed <http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/theatre/2008/01/i_envy_the_anonymity_shakespea.html>
by Mark Ravenhill, Guardian
At some point, every successful writer craves anonymity... until the rejection letters arrive.
**** More Workers Covered As Workmen's Compensation Act Is Reviewed <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/324155/1/.html>
by Valarie Tan, Channel NewsAsia
**** Medisave Balance Of $33,000 Adequate For Hospitalisation Needs: Khaw <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_198863.html>
by Straits Times
**** Drivers' Earnings Up, Cab Waiting Times Down: Raymond Lim <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_198867.html>
by Jermyn Chow, Straits Times
The transport minister assured the house that the Land Transport Authority would continue to monitor the situation over the next 3 to 4 months and work with taxi operators and associations.
**** 28,000 People To Be Excluded From Casino Resorts <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_198870.html>
by Straits Times
They are recipients on public assistance and undischarged bankrupts, according to MCYS definition.
**** More Than 5,000 Foreign Sex Workers Caught In Singapore: Minister <http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gviWnNqdA7JeY3MaCKqJhFIM4FYg>
Singaproe arrested more than 5,000 foreign prostitutes last year but it is unrealistic to expect vice to be eliminated, the home affairs minister has told parliament.
**** Safety In The Syllabus <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2008/01/safety-in-syllabus.html>
by Mr Wang Says So
In the end, the students will just have to settle for staid old Mr Wang. And even then, the Ministry of Education only picks my more-conservative works.
**** The Cost Of Believing In America <http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2008/01/22/007.html>
by Konstaintin Sonin, Moscow Times
We have already accustomed to a growing U.S. trade deficit and to the fact that the developing world finances American consumers to a large degree. It may now be the case that taxpayer's money from developing contries being sent to the United States will end up covering losses incurred by irresponsible bankers and inattentive market regulators.
Keeping faith in the United States' economy nd democracy comes at a price indeed.
**** Singapore Sees Value Of Bank Investments <http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5471660.html>
by Gillian Wong, Associated Press
**** The Gracious Society <http://tthedesertroseb.blogspot.com/2008/01/gracious-society.html>
by And Now The Hollow Resurfaces..
Today, indeed, I experienced Singaporeans in their full glory. Who says SG peole are an ungracious lot?
**** The Ugly Side Of SMRT <http://blublur.blogspot.com/2008/01/ugly-side-of-smrt.html>
by Zm. The Studious* Bloke.
**** Changing The Rules On The Ruling Class <http://www.netnewspublisher.com/?p=3146>
by Stephen Smoliar, Net News Publisher
Countries like Singapore and, for that matter, China have benefitted from Western societies making (and, more importantly, /paying for/) those bold moves; but that does not mean that /they/ are now willing to pay for them, however well-endowed their economies may be.
**** Vegetable Farmers Hit By Red Dye Get Total Payout Of $370,000 <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_198819.html>
by Straits Times
**** Tharman: Singapore Government Has Nothing To Do With Government Investment Corp <http://blueheeler.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/tharman-spore-govt-has-nothing-to-do-with-govt-investment-corp/>
How easily Tharman makes a clean break between the investment arms of government and the PAP cabinet!
**** Uniquely Singapore, F1 Or F9 - Workfare Statistics? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/01/22/uniquely-singapore-f1-or-f9-workfare-statistics/>
by Leong Sze Hian, theonlinecitizen
**** Tiger Airways - Will A 45 Mins Flight To KL Turn Into A 5 Hours Wait? <http://www.themediaslut.com/2008/01/878>
by Presenting The(new)mediaslut!
Cheap doesn't always mean good. That's what about 200 Tiger Airways passengers found out on Dec 7, 2007.
**** Citigroup Cuts Singapore 2008 GDP Growth Forecast To 5.6 Pct From 6.2 Pct <http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/AFX-0013-22394809.htm>
by Thomson Financial
Citigroup said Monday it has cut its 2008 GDP growth forecast for Singapore to 5.6 percent from 6.2 percent given expectations of a sharper economic slowdown in the US, a key export market of the city-state.
**** Singapore Invests In Moscow Region <http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2008/01/22/041.html>
by Max Delany, Moscow Times
**** Why Discourage These N-Level Students? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233424.asp>
by Thomas Koshy, Today
The negative reaction of students, parents and others followeing the incident is evidence the principal's actions shold not be condoned, the minister's comments notwithstanding. Hopefully educators realise this.
**** Upgrading Costs Too Much For Some, Says MP <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233466.asp>
by Zul Othman, Today
**** Raise Or Not To Raise? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233433.asp>
by Tan Hui Leng, Today
MPs debate whether to up $8,000 ceiling for DBSS buyers.
/The other question is: should we (market-)subsidise the building of public flats for the higher-incomes above the ceiling?/
**** Landmark Decision <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233447.asp>
by Sheralyn Tay, Today
With six members of parliament (MPs) — five of them Malay-Muslim — voicing their support, Singapore made history in becoming the first country to enshrine the principle of assumed consent for Muslims within an organ donation law.
**** Faulty Train Causes 7-Hour Delay <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233456.asp>
by Jinny Koh, Today
Even as an overhaul of the public transport system is being rolled out, SMRT's train services encountered their longest delay in at least 10 years.
Damaged Train Disrupts Service For 7 Hours <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_198656.html>, by Maria Almenoar, Straits Times. Residents believe there was a collision, but SMRT is still investigating.
A Crisis Mismanaged <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233428.asp>, by Gurmt Singh Kullar, Mong Kok Thong, Today.
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