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**** Apple Senior Execs Get Bonuses, Jobs Still At $1 <http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTelecomNews/idUSN2360066920080123>
Several senior executives at Apple Inc took home 2007 cash bonuses that doubled their salaries but chief executive Steve Jobs maintained his annual pay of $1 and took no additional compensation, the company said on Wednesday.
**** iPhone Voicemail Patent Pressure Grows <http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=20229>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple faces renewed pressure to settle at least one patent-infringement suit currently placed against it, after one of the company's co-defendants in the case reached a settlement.
**** Apple First Quarter 2008 Results <http://daringfireball.net/2008/01/aapl_q1_2008>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
The market for third-party software for the iPhone and iPod Touch is already big, and I expect that by the time two years from now, there will be more iPhones/iPod Touches in use than Macs.
**** Can The Touch Revive Apple's iPod Sales? <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/can-the-touch-revive-apples-ipod-sales/?ref=technology>
by Saul Hansell, New York Times
I'm not so sure how many people will want a connected device that's not their phone, but it will be interesting to see what Apple does next now that it describes the Touch as a platform for mobile computing.
/iPod Touch is the PDA that nobody at Apple recognise as an PDA. Will a "not-a-tablet" computer based on the iPhone/iPod Touch UI be next?/
**** Office 2008 For Mac Review <http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/office_2008.asp>
by Paul Thurrott, SuperSite For Windows
The problem with Mac Office, from a UI standpoint, is that it just doesn't make sense. You get used to it, I guess, but it's unclear why some tools are in toolbars, while others are in floating palettes.
**** Steve Jobs Leaks New Time Machine Features <http://www.appletell.com/apple/comment/steve-jobs-leaks-new-time-machine-features/>
by Michael Mistretta, Appletell
You might have noticed that Steve Jobs showed a screenshot of Time Machine with a new button in the lower left-hand corner entitled, "Only Show Changes".
**** What Ever Happened To The MacDevCener? <http://michael.biven.org/2008/01/22/what-ever-happened-to-the-macdevcenter/>
by Michael Biven
Seems like they have forgotten the "Dev" in the site name.
**** Guessing The MacBook Pro <http://dalen7.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/guessing-the-macbook-pro/>
My bet is that they will release one in February.
**** MacBook Air: Do We Need The Click Button? <http://www.iacons.net/writing/2008/01/22/macbook-air-do-we-need-the-click-button/>
by Iacovos Constantinou
If a trackpad is smart enough to perform all those magic gestures, what do I need a click button for?
/Apple and a lot of laptops already have the capability of accepting a tap on the trackpad as a mouse-click. I've never gotten used to anyone's implementation./
**** Relax, Wall Street — Trust In The Mac. So Says Gene Munster, Anyway. <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ByteOfTheApple/blog/archives/2008/01/relax_wall_stre.html?campaign_id=rss_blog_byteoftheapple>
by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek
It makes sense that a company that routinely lowballs would do so even more at a time of such uncertainty.
**** Expo Notes: Displays On Display <http://www.macworld.com/article/131749/2008/01/display.html>
by James Galbraith, Macworld
**** Heavier Than Air <http://fishbowl.pastiche.org/2008/01/22/heavier_than_air>
by Charles Miller, The Fishbowl
Don't think of the Air as a secondary machine, think of it as a primary machine, with headless appliances like Time Capsule and the Apple TV filling in the space around it.
/Think of the Apple Stores as a peripheral too, to help you change batteries (eventually) or to install applications from CDs and DVDs./
**** Apple's Updated iPod Touch And iPhone Hacked <http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=205911849>
by Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek
The 1.1.3 "jailbreak" supposedly requires hardware modification, which will keep casual iPhone users away. And the imminent arrival of an authorized method for creating and running third party application on the iPhone is likely to make unauthorized approaches even less appealing.
**** Apple Posts Nice Q1, But Pessimistic On Q2 <http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9855400-37.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Tom Krazit, CNET News.com
Apple is notorious for providing conservative guidance below Wall Street's expectations, but it guided well below expectaions with predictions of $6.8 billion and 94 cents a share.
**** First Look: iTunes Digital Copy <http://www.macworld.com/article/131751/2008/01/digitalcopy.html>
by Dan Frakes, Macworld
The Digital Copy feature is much more convenient than ripping a movie yourself.
**** Office 2008, 502, And You <http://brunerd.com/blog/2008/01/21/office-2008-502-and-you/>
by Joel Bruner, brunerd
<Microsoft> moved to Apple's Package Maker installer files, good news for the enterprise rollouts? Well, unfortunately, they've created all the packages to install most all of the files with the owner set to 502.
**** Apple And The Rest Of Us... A Different View <http://www.cnet.com/8301-13641_1-9855402-44.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Adam Richardson, CNET News.com
With the stores, advertising, and targeted product announcements, <ongoing communication> is exactly what Apple is doing.
/And don't forget about occasional-blogger Steve Jobs./
**** Apple Stores Generated $1.7 Billion In 1 Revenue <http://www.macworld.com/article/131755/2008/01/stores.html>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that $1.7 of Apple's $9.6 billion in revenue was generated through sales at Apple's network of retail stores.
**** Gates Vs. Jobs: Keynote Text Analysis, 2008 Edition <http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/130036.asp>
by Todd Bishop, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
**** Apple Beats Earnings Records With Q1 2008 Results <http://db.tidbits.com/article/9417>
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
Apple just sold boatloads more Macs, shipping 2,319,000 Macs or a massive 44 percent more than last year this time. iPod sales growth was significantly slower, at only 5 percent higher than last year's quarter.
**** 'MacHeads' Movie Seems A Realistic Look At Cult Of Mac <http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9855550-52.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Daniel Terdiman, CNET News.com
**** Apple: iTunes Rental Strategy To Sell Macs And iPods <http://www.macworld.com/article/131756/2008/01/rentalstrategy.html>
by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld
Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that the company hoped to run the iTunes Store a little above break even, but sellling iPods and Macs was the main strategy.
/In other words, record companies' plot to sell non-DRM music everywhere but Apple will probably not hurt the iPod-maker./
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** IBM To Release Mashup Software <http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/20097/?a=f>
by Erica Naone, MIT Technology Review
A new product lets workers combine simple bits of software to create buisness tools.
**** The RFID Vision Gets Scaled Back <http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9855096-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Michael Kanellos, CNET News.com
**** Did Slate Violate Copyright Law? <http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9854309-46.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Chris Soghoian, CNET News.com
While I've spent the majority of this blog post describing potential illegal acts by Slate, the real criminal here is the U.S. Congress for passing the DMCA, and in one single act, putting hundreds of computer security and cyberrights activists at risk.
**** At Last, A $20,000 Cup Of Coffee <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/23/dining/23coff.html?ex=1358830800&en=dad49b7099f1752d&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Oliver Schwaner-Albright, New York Times
Professionals have long been willing to pay prices in the five figures for the perfect espresso machine, but the siphon bar does not make espresso. It makes brewed coffee, signaling the resurgence of brewing among the most obsessive coffee enthusiasts.
**** The Antilles: Fragments Of Epic Memory <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1992/walcott-lecture.html>
by Derek Walcott
And this is the exact process of the making of poetry, or what shold be called not its "making" but its remaking, the fragmented memory, the armature that frames the god, event he rite that surrenders it to a final pyre; the god assembled cane by cane, reed by weaving reed, line by plaited line, as the artisans of Felicity wold erect his holy echo.
**** Fame <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1992/walcott-poetry-fame.html>
by Derek Walcott
**** Sea Grapes <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1992/walcott-poetry-seagrapes.html>
by Derek Walcott
**** Food Lion, Winchester, Tennessee <http://www.slate.com/id/2182086/fr/rss/>
by Joe Osterhaus, Slate
**** David Simon Asks, Does News Have Any Value? <http://www.wordyard.com/2008/01/22/david-simon-news/>
by Scott Rosenberg, Wordyard
The news itself remains valuable. But most people are happy getting the headlines.
**** Sea Chest <http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200801/poem-seachest>
by Stephen Sandy, The Atlantic
**** It's Singapore's Gain Even If 30-40% Of Immigrants Settle Here: MM Lee <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_199324.html>
by Li Xueying, Straits Times
Even if just 30 to 40 per cent of new immigrants here do eventually make Singapore their permanent hoe, this will strengthen Singapore's capabilities immensely. Minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew gave this upbeat assessment even as he acknowledges that some immigrants use Singapore as a 'stepping stone'.
**** Singapore Against UBS Split: Report <http://www.reuters.com/article/innovationNews/idUSL236700320080123>
The head of Singapore's Government Investment Corporation (GIC), which has agreed to make a massive capital injection in UBS, is against the idea of the Swiss bank spinning off its investment bank unit, a Swiss media report said.
**** High Inflation In Time Of Weak Growth Poses Challenge To Singapore MAS <http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/AFX-0013-22450418.htm>
by Thomson Financial
The Monetary Authority of Singpaore (MAS) may have to make a tough call in setting the city-state's monetary policy as it faces a choice between curbing soaring inflation and supporting economic growth against the strong downward pull of the US economy this year, economists said Wednesday.
**** PM Lee Confident About Singapore's Economy <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/324422/1/.html>
by May Wong, Channel NewsAsia
Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said it is likely that the United States will go into a recession, but he is confident Singapore and Asia can weather the storm.
/As far as I can tell, PM Lee did not rule out a recession for Singapore. We are one quarter of contraction away from one./
**** My Future As A Singapore Citizen <http://theonlinecitizen.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/my-future-as-a-singapore-citizen/>
by Andrew Ong, theonlinecitizen
**** Health Minister Says Means Testing Will Stretch Limited Healthcare Budget <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/324435/1/.html>
by Joanne Leow, Channel NewsAsia
While the government is committed to investing more money into healthcare, Mr Khaw said he wants to see subsidies going to those who need it most.
**** Singapore's Inflation Quickens To Highest Since 1982 <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=aAzxmir4SLcs&refer=asia>
by Shamim Adam, Bloomberg
Singapore's inflation accelerated in December to the highest since 1982, placing pressure on the central bank to allow faster gains in the currency.
The consumer price index jumped 4.4 percent from a year earlier, after gaining 4.2 percent in November, the Department of Statistics said today. Economists had forecast a 4.3 percent increase. Prices rose 0.5 percent from November.
**** Consumer Price Index For December 2007 And 2007 <http://app.sprinter.gov.sg/data/pr/20080123999.pdf>
by Department Of Statistics, Singapore Government
The consumer price index in December 2007 rose by 0.5 per cent over November 2007. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the consumer price index in December 2007 went up by the same 0.5 per cent over previous month.
Compared with December 2006, the consumer price index in December 2007 was 4.4 per cent higher.
(Note: PDF Document.)
**** The Single Question On Everyone's Lips <http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2008-01/22/content_6413179.htm>
by Alexis Hooi, China Daily
**** Brain Drain Or Brain Gain? <http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200801/200801230009.html>
by Song Eui-dal, Digital Chosunilbo
Singapore and Hong Kong are inveterate rivals. These two region shave recently started a fresh round of compeittion — a "brain gain" race, or a bid to lure talented foreign professionals.
**** Singapore Jets Scrambled To Intercept Small Plane <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10488312>
Singapore closed its commercial airspace for almost an hour on Tuesday as fighter jets scrambled to intercept a small plane headed towards the city-state without permission, the Civil Aviation Authority said on Wednesday.
MINDEF Statement On Civilian Aircraft Intercepted By The RSAF <http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/news_and_events/nr/2008/jan/23jan08_nr.html>, by Mindef, Singapore Government.
**** Singapore Welcomes The Gloal Human Rights Torch Relay <http://en.epochtimes.com/news/8-1-22/64512.html>
by George Fu, Epoch Times
"What is really significant is that Singaporeans are now vocal and daring enough to come out and say 'hey, this is human rights, contrary to what the government has been telling us. Human rights do not belong to just the West. We want human rights too and we deserve humanrights as well."
**** More Buses, Drivers To Ease Human Traffic <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233695.asp>
by Siow Jia Rui, Today
**** Why It's Difficult For HDB To Predict Demand <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_199063.html>
by Yeo Ghim Lay, Straits Times
The Housing Board cannot accurately predict demand for HDB flats years down the road. However, it will be flexible and boost the supply of flats when needed, minister of state for national development Grace Fu said yesterday.
**** SMRT Needs More Robust Recovery Plan <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_199088.html>
by Cheah Khuan Yew, Straits Times
SMRT should have managed the situation better by dispatching shuttle buses from each of the affected stations to Tanah Merah instead of sending them on a lengthy route through Tampines and Simei.
Shuttle Passengers Taken On 1 1/2 -Hour Tour Of East <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_199083.html>, by Tng Kok Khim. The driver of the shuttle bus that SMRT engaged did not know the route to take from one station to the next.
Train Operator Failed Miserably With Its Contingency Plans <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_198972.html>, by Latifah Ahamd, Straits Times.
**** No HDTV For Some Because Of StarHub-MediaCorp Spat <http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article-southeastasia.asp?parentid=85754>
by Alfred Siew, Straits Times
Disagreement over fees keep MediaCorp's HD channels off of StarHub's cable service.
**** Tighten Bill That Gives Government 'Wavier' Powe: NMP <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/233693.asp>
by Nazry Bahrawi, Today
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