[MyAppleMenu] Mar 25, 2008
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**** Backing Up Becomes A Breeze <http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/tech/drmac/5645399.html>
by Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle
I'm happy to report that Time Capsule has done its thing every hour without fail, and has never given me trouble.
**** Safari 3.1 On Windows: A True Competitor Arrives (Seriously) <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080324-safari-3-1-on-windows-a-true-competitor-arrives.html>
by Ken Fisher, Ars Technica
All of the anti-aliased text on Windows is rendered using Cleartype. When your app uses a different scheme, it looks /broken/ because it looks different.
/I am a heavy Windows user — at work. I am not bothered by Safari's font rendering. Of course, your mileage will differ./
**** iPhone For Kindergarteners (Or Younger Kids!) <http://edtechlife.com/?p=1976>
by Mark Wagner, Educational Technology And Life
When do you think 6 week old Clark will be ready to do his first Google search with my iPhone? ;)
**** PC Or Mac: 10 Reasons For Me To Switch <http://www.metacatholic.co.uk/2008/03/pc-or-mac-10-reasons-for-me-to-switch/>
**** Apple's Safari Gambit Could Hit Mozilla Hard <http://www.crn.com/software/206905387>
by Steven Burke, ChannelWeb
Apple's decision to offer its own Safari web browser as a software update for its popular iTunes music service and QuickTime video software could hit rival Mozilla's Firefox browser hard. That's the word from solution providers reacting to Apple's controversial decision to tightly tie its music and video software for the first time with its Safari web browser.
**** Apple Director Gore Gets Option To Buy 10,000 Shares <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a1ZO5fMGSgWk&refer=home>
by Connie Guglielmo, Bloomberg
Apple Inc. board member Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president, got an option to buy 10,000 shares of the computer maker's stock.
**** Tempted By The Apple <http://www.poststar.com/articles/2008/03/24/ae/columns/local/hipster/doc47e7c99a89e72951313628.txt>
by CE Skidmore, The Post-Star
History repeats, yet again. Thousands of years later and mankind is still getting shafted by an apple.
**** Apple iPod Touch Flash-Based MP3 Player <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9070958>
by Liane Cassavoy, PC World
The iPod Touch is beautifully designed and incredibly fun to use. It still suffers from some performance hiccups, but I'd gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a mobile video player, a portable web browser, or a high-class way to cart around the highlights from your music library.
**** What Microsoft Can Teach Apple About Software Updates <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=405>
by Ed Bott, ZDNet.com
Apple offers an opt-out system, offers no disclosure, and mixes potentially unwanted software with its security patch updates. By contrast, Microsoft has a scrupulously maintained opt-in system, with full disclosure every step of the way.
**** New Macintosh Documentary To Make Apr 6 Debut <http://www.macworld.com/article/132655/2008/03/welcome.html>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
**** Analysis: Apple's Environmental Progress Is Ongoing <http://www.macworld.com/article/132310/2008/03/appleenviro.html>
by Dan Moren, Macworld
While Apple has a lot of targets to hit by the end of 2008 in order to keep its promises, the company seems to be on the way to doing so though.
/Great news indeed./
**** OS X Turns VII <http://www.macworld.com/article/132658/2008/03/osxseven.html>
by Dan Moren, Macworld
Happy birthday, OS X. You've changed a lot in seven years—you've got youself some flashy new interface changes, automated backup capability, and heck, even DVD-playing and CD-burning. Now it's time to ditch the bowl cut and get ready for the next seven years.
**** Great Moments By Design - Safari Tabs <http://theweeklyreview.ca/2008/03/24/gmbd-safari-tabs/>
by Chris Bowler, The Weekly Review
Ever since upgrading to Leopard, I've found myself sticking with Safari.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** A Mobile Future <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23778699/>
by Steve Cooper, Entrepreneur.com
The new technology of smartphones offers huge potential for entrepreneurs.
**** Microsoft's Real Open-Source Nightmare <http://www.news.com/8301-10787_3-9902411-60.html?tag=nefd.top>
by Charles Cooper, CNET News.com
On the eve of this country's presidential election, here's a question I'd like to pose to the remaining three candidates: what would /you/ do if other governments begin snubbing U.S. companies because of nationalistic reaons? In particular, one big software vendor comes to mind.
**** Google Outlines Proposal For 'Wi-Fi On Steroids' <http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9901747-7.html?tag=nefd.lede>
by Anne Broache, CNET News.com
**** Houseflies <http://www.slate.com/id/2178739/?from=rss>
by Kevin Barents, Slate
**** On Borrowed Time <http://bostonreview.net/BR33.2/gecan.php>
by Michael Gecan, Boston Review
Urban decline moves to the suburbs.
**** Writing About Women Who Are Soccer Moms Without Soccer <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/books/25wolitzer.html?_r=1&ref=arts&oref=slogin>
by Motoko Rich, New York Times
What she wanted, she said, was to capture the nuances of characters who happened to have children and happened not to work.
**** Olympic Fallacies <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/24/AR2008032402297.html>
by Anne Applebaum, Washington Post
No one involved in the preparations for this year's Olympics really believes that this is "only about the athletes," or that the Beijing Games will be an innocent display of sporting prowess, or that they bear no relation to Chinese politics. I don't see why the rest of us should believe those things, either.
**** 'The Library At Night' By Alberto Manguel <http://www.latimes.com/features/books/la-et-book25mar25,0,197801.story>
by Nicholas A Basbanes, Los Angeles Times
A biblophile writes a love letter about his passion.
**** Anonymous Poet <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2008/03/31/080331po_poem_moss>
by Stanley Moss, New Yorker
**** Great Experiment <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2008/03/31/080331fi_fiction_eugenides>
by Jeffrey Eugenides, New Yorker
**** Penny Dreadful <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/31/080331fa_fact_owen>
by David Owen, New Yorker
They're horrid and useless. Why do pennies persist?
**** Out Of Print <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/31/080331fa_fact_alterman>
by Eric Alterman, New Yorker
The death and life of the American newspaper.
**** The Best-Laid Plans <http://www.salon.com/mwt/excerpt/2008/03/25/sloane_crosley/>
by Sloane Crosley, Salon
I had all these romantic notions about one-night stands. Who knew it would be so diffcult to actually have one?
**** A Boy's Life, Guided By The Voice Of Cosmic Wonder <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/science/25essa.html?ex=1364097600&en=a1ff9ae1729f8398&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Dennis Overbye, New York Times
On the night last week after Arthur C. Clarke, the science fiction writer and space visionary, died at the ripe age of 90, it was cloudy and threatening rain in New York. I was frustrated because I wanted to go outside to see if the stars were still there.
**** You Say Recession, I Say "Reservations!' <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/fashion/23envy.html?_r=1&ex=1364097600&en=ac739437f7ac3885&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin>
by Michael Barbaro and Christine Haughney, New York Times
The collapse of a major financial institution is usually an occasion for hand-wringing and tut-tutting over potential job losses, lower consumer spending and missed mortgage payments.
In New York City, it's also seen as an opportunity.
**** Documentary Evidence Must Be Produced To Change NRIC Address <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/337160/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia
>From 1 April, those who need to change their home address on their NRIC would need to produce documentary evidence.
**** Government Agencies To Plan Regulation On Private Schools In June <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/337165/1/.html>
by Valerie Tan, Channel NewsAsia
**** Computation Of '30/70' Rule For Charity Fundraising Revised <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/337116/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia
Under the new rules, sponsorship refers to cash and in-kind sponsorships where tax deduction receipts are issued.
**** Virtual Map's Appeal Against Copyright Infringement Dismissed <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Courts%2Band%2BCrime/STIStory_220354.html>
by Straits Times
The High Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal by online map provider Virtual Map againast a District Court's decision that the company had infringed the copyright of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA).
**** Singapore Hotel Room Rates Overtakes Hong Kong's <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_220348.html>
by Lim Wei Chean, Straits Times
Hotels in Singapore have become more expensive than Hong Kong, with February's average room rates peaking at $256 - a record high.
**** Beyond Obamania In Singapore - Change You Can Believe In <http://www.singaporeangle.com/2008/03/beyond_obamania_in_singapore_c_1.html>
by Singapore Angle
**** Good Earth Roast: A Bit Of Singapore Here In Manila Lah <http://frannywanny.blogspot.com/2008/03/good-earth-roast-bit-of-singapore-here.html>
by Frances Lorraine, Flipflopping My Way Around Town
**** Singapore's "Super Brand" <http://alvinology.wordpress.com/2008/03/22/singapores-super-brand-akira/>
Made a mental note to myself not to buy Akira products again from now on.
**** The 'De Souza'-isation Of Eurasians <http://thinkingbetterthinkingmeta.blogspot.com/2008/03/de-souza-isation-of-eurasians.html>
by Sam's Thoughts
**** We Need SIFF More Than It Needs Us <http://www.tanpinpin.com/wordpress/?p=341>
by Tan Pin Pin, Notes From Serangoon Road
Everyone, please do not take your independent arts institutions for granted.
**** Pandering To "The Greed Of Developers": 10 Year Predictions - Parliamentary Debate On 1999 Amendment To LTSA <http://enblocsingapore.blogspot.com/2008/03/pandering-to-greed-of-developers-10.html>
by Enblocing Singapore
Some of the criticisms raised in parliament about the potential negative consequences of this 1999 amendment, they are the very reality we live in now. These were all raised almost 10 years ago, and /ignored/.
**** Singapore Says Backs China's Policy On Tibet Unrest <http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-7409205,00.html>
Singapore said on Tuesday it supports China's policy in the handling of the unrest in Tibet and opposes politicisation of the Olympic Games.
**** Singapore Fest Readies 200-Film Lineup <http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/awards_festivals/news/e3i5a42e7f03a5c48fc60f54808e307890a>
by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, Hollywood Reporter
Despite facing a significant cut in its annual budget, the Singapore International Film Festival that kicks off Friday will welcome more than 200 films from 40 countries.
**** Improving The Internal Security Act <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2008/yax-856.htm>
by Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
Our Internal Security Act is open to abuse. It gives a lot of discretion to the executive branch of government, with virtually no provision for judicial oversight. With our history, how can we trust that the detention of Rijal, or for that matter, Mas Selamat bin Kastari, is legitimate?
**** Teacher, Stop Scolding My Girl's Class: 'Stupid' "Bodoh' <http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,160071,00.html?>
by Swan Tan, New Paper
**** Tap And Go? Not That Easy <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/244568.asp>
by Tan Peng Hui, Today
I am a physically disabled 35-year-old Singapore citizen. I lost the use of both upper limbs after a road accident in 2006.
I cannot use my limbs, so to tap my Ez-link card on the bus, I have to balance myself on the steps, turn my upper body 90 degrees to the left or right, and lean forward. This is very dangerous for me.
**** Signs Show Parking Lots In Marina Centre <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_220182.html>
by Christopher Tan, Straits Times
>From April 15, roadside electronic signboards will help motorists in the built-up Marina Centre area zero in on available parking lots.
**** Budget NTUC Outlet Coming Up? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/244588.asp>
by Nazry Bahrawi, Today
First came its housebrands. Now, as prices of food items continue to climb, NTUC FairPrice is considering a "no frills" store for low-wage workers.
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