[MyAppleMenu] May 28, 2008
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**** Check Point Offers First Full Disk Encryption For Mac <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/05/28/check-point-offers-first-full-disk-encryption-for-mac>
by Chris Foresman, Ars Technica
**** Bento: A Database App For The Rest Of Us <http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/business/appleaday/blog/2008/05/bento_a_database_app_for_the_r.html>
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
FileMaker has created an exceptionally Mac-friendly, easy-to-use database program for regular folk, and just in the nick of time.
**** So What Do Teachers Really Want In A Computer? <http://education.zdnet.com/?p=1701>
by Christopher Dawson, ZDNet.com
**** One Switcher's Tale: Once You Go iMac, You Never Go Back <http://weblog.infoworld.com/yager/archives/2008/05/ahead_of_the_cu_5.html?source=rss>
by Tom Yager, InfoWorld
**** Apple Lines Up 7 More iPhone Markets <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyId=12&articleId=9089618&intsrc=hm_topic>
by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Swedish telecommunication scompany TeliaSonera AB today added its name to the list to mobile carriers set to sell Apple's iPhone this year.
**** Sixty-Six <http://daringfireball.net/2008/05/sixtysix>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
The striking thing about this report is n't that the number makes Apple look good, it's how much better Apple is doing than just two year ago.
**** Suspects & Clues Game Released <http://www.macworld.com/article/133613/2008/05/suspects.html>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
**** European iPod, Mac Tax Threat <http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=21444>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Nokia, Apple and others agree to discuss European levy on iPods and other devices.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Gates And Ballmer To Show A Little Windows 7 Skin At D6 <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13953_3-9952759-80.html>
by Dan Farber, CNET News.com
**** Storm Warning For Cloud Computing <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7421099.stm>
by Bill Thompson, BBC News
**** 'I Used To Feel Like People Were Trampling Over Me To Get To My Husband. I Had Print Marks On My Body' <http://books.guardian.co.uk/interviews/story/0,,2281489,00.html>
by Rachel Cooke, Guardian
Siri Hustvedt, one half of New York's most cultish literary couple, talks about marrying Paul Auster, voting for Barack Obama, and why she still feels like an outsider.
**** The 25Th Hour Of Florent Morellet <http://nymag.com/restaurants/features/47227/>
by David Amsden, New York Magazine
As his legendary 24-hour French diner closes for the first time, it is being mourned as the sad passing of an era. But Morellet regrets nothing.
**** The Unraveling <http://tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=702bf6d5-a37a-4e3e-a491-fd72bf6a9da1>
by Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank, The New Republic
The jihadist revolt against bin Laden.
**** Memory <http://www.slate.com/id/2188043/?from=rss>
by Judith Harris, Slate
**** Starting Salaries But New York Tastes <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/25/nyregion/25scrimp.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>
by Cara Buckley, New York Times
Every year around this time, tens of thousands of postcollegiate people in their 20s flood the city despite its soaring expenses. They are high on ambition, meager of budget and endlessly creative when it comes to making ends meet.
**** Court Hearing On Defamation Damages Against SDP Ends <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/350537/1/.html>
by Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia
**** Letter To The Straits Times On The Mas Selamat Scandal <http://catherinelim.sg/2008/05/28/letter-to-the-straits-times-on-the-mas-selamat-scandal/>
by Catherine Lim
I was ashamed and angry that in a society that prides itself on the highest standards of accountability and fairness, the entire blame seems to have been laid squarely on the shoulders of the 'little people' who, we are told, can appeal, but who, we all know, will have neither the courage nor the resources to do so.
**** Civil Servants To Get Mid-Year Bonus Of 0.5 Month Plus At Least $100 <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/350501/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia
Civil servants will get mid-year bonus of 0.5 month plus between $100 and $300, with lower division officers getting more.
**** Whack First, Ask Questions Later <http://malaysiafinance.blogspot.com/2008/05/whack-first-ask-questions-later.html>
by Malaysia-Finance Blogspot
**** The Singapore Model <http://www.american.com/archive/2008/may-june-magazine-contents/the-singapore-model>
by Rowan Callick, The American
Singaporeans are considerably healthier than Americans, yet pay, per person, about one-fifth of what Americans pay for their healthcare. A major reason is that Singapore's system does not focus on the question that seems to preoccupy both Europe and America: who pays? Ultimately, woever signs the checks, the money comes out of the pockets of individuals. Singapore takes a different tack.
**** Sichuan Charity Show: Singtel Explains Why It Charges Admin Fee <http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/viewContent.jsp?id=23987>
**** More See Gambling As Leisure, More Start Gambling Younger: Survey <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_241832.html>
by Straits Times
**** Mas Selamat: Shocked And Disappointed <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_241716.html>
by Catherine Lim, Straits Times
I wish to express deep disappointment, shock and pain that in a national scandal of unprecendented maginitude and public outrage, it is only the little people who are held accountable and punished.
**** Mas Selamat's Escape: Closure And Managing Public Expectations <http://thesunshineson.wordpress.com/2008/05/27/mas-selamats-escape-closure-and-managing-public-expectations/>
by The Sun Shines On Singapore
**** Malaysia, Singapore And Indonesia Implement Cooperative Mechanism To Safeguard Straits <http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=335711>
**** Call To Reconsider Ban On Sale Of Petrol To Foreigners <http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=335609>
Any decision to ban the sale of petrol to foreign registered cars in border states should not be done too hastily, said Johor's former tourism executive councillor Datuk Jimmy Low.
**** Singapore's Temasek Eyes Investments In Mexico, Brazil <http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7543397>
by Saeed Azhar, Reuters
Singapore state investor Temasek early on Wednesday announced plans to boost its presnece in Braizl and Mexico to tap growth in Latin America's powerful emerging economies.
**** A Compassionate "Fine" System <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/05/a-compassionate-ìfineî-system/>
by Tan Kin Lian, The Online Citizen
**** Singapore Politicians Hurl Insults In Court <http://uk.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUKSIN3442920080527?sp=true>
by Melanie Lee, Reuters
Singapore politicians hurled insults and clashed over transparency in the city-state in a court case on Tuesday.
**** Mas Selamat, Where Are You? <http://leelilian.blogspot.com/2008/05/mas-selamat-is-still-missing.html>
by Lee Lilian, The Itch To Write
**** What Is Useful Then? <http://yawshinleong.blogspot.com/2008/05/what-is-useful-then.html>
by Yaw Shin Leong
We cannot merely attribute rising food and oil prices as 'short-term phenomena'?
**** NTUC Income Web Protest Off <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/256172.asp>
by Cheow Xin Yi, Today
Industry veteran Tan Kin Lian has called off his high-profile web protest against his former employer NTUC Income over its move to restructure bonus payouts on its life insurance policies. Mr Tan told Today: "I'm satisfied that they told me that they are going to take the best interests of policyholders into account."
**** PM Lee, MM Lee Face Chee In Defamation Suit Against SDP <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/350348/1/.html>
by S Ramesh and Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia
The High Court on Tuesday set time limits on the cross-examination of prime minister Lee Hisen Loong and minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew during the hearing to assess the amount of damages to be awarded to the two Singapore leaders in their defamation suit against the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP).
**** Singaporeans Likely To Cut Down On Trips To Malaysia Once Petrol Sale Ban Starts <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/350354/1/.html>
by Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia
**** Minister Balakrishnan Cautions Against Promoting Use Of Singlish <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/350346/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia
Dr Blakrishnan said the move to promote the lingo is a "pet project" by "linguistic elites" that can cause more harm than good.
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