[MyAppleMenu] Nov 12, 2008

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**** Apple Sr. VP Of Enterprise Sales Leaving Apple, Won't Be Replaced <http://www.macobserver.com/article/2008/11/11.7.shtml>
by Bryan Chaffin, Mac Observer
Al Shipp, Apple's senior vice president of enterprise sales, will be leaving the Cupertino company, and he won't be replaced.

**** Why Windows Enthusiasts Don't Get The "Get A Mac" Ads <http://video.blogmas.com/2008/11/11/why-windows-enthusiasts-don&iacute;t-get-the-get-a-mac-ads/>
by Video

**** Minimal Updates Until 15 Dec 2008
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Updates will be minimal until 15 Dec 2008, due to my a) going on a holiday, b) work commitment, and c) reservist duties; not concurrently, and not necessary in that order. :-)
<p class="permlink">Permanent Link to This Post <http://www.myapplemenu.com/2008/11/12/id0031/>

**** Coda 1.6 Gains Plug-In Support <http://www.macworld.com/article/136736/2008/11/coda.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Jonathan Seff, Macworld
The latest version of the web site development application adds support for plug-ins. WIth plug-ins, you can script Coda to extend its functionality, either by writing your own or by downloading other users' plug-ins.

**** iPhone Saves Weary Road Warrior <http://db.tidbits.com/article/9849>
by Rich Mogull, TidBITS
As a frequent traveler I've never had such a useful tool at my disposal.

**** iPhone Exploit Undermines App Store Security, Lets Devs Update And Run Arbitrary Code <http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/11/iphone-exploit-undermines-app-store-security-lets-devs-update-and-run-arbitrary-code/>
by Jason Kincaid, TechCrunch

**** Solving The E-Waste Dilemma With One Used Mac Per Child <http://newtonpoetry.com/2008/11/11/solving-the-e-waste-dilemma-with-one-used-mac-per-child/>
by Newton Poetry

**** Google Uses Searches To Track Flu's Spread <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/12/technology/internet/12flu.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>
by Miguel Helft, New York Times
Turns out a lot of ailing Americans enter phrases like "flu symptoms" into Google and other search engines before they call their doctor.

**** Rumor Today: iPhone 2.2 Coming Real Soon Now
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Get ready to... sit back and see if other people are having problems with the new iPhone OS update before deciding to update your iPhone and iPod Touch. 'Cause, if the rumors <http://gizmodo.com/5083116/iphone-22-release-just-10-days-away> are accurate, iPhone 2.2 is just "10 days away."
<p class="permlink">Permanent Link to This Post <http://www.myapplemenu.com/2008/11/12/id0016/>

**** Apple Clings To Its Dock <http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24636063-8362,00.html>
by John O'Brien, Courier Mail
Apple has been granted a patent on the Dock, one of the fundamental and most controversial elements of its operating system, OS X.
/I wonder if Microsoft have any reasons to start worrying about Windows 7's dock...er... taskbar./

**** Up Close And Personal With Apple's MacBooks: Toppling Expectations <http://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-macbook-pro,review-1157.html>
by Jean-Sebastien Zanchi, Tom's Guide

**** It's A Mac Netbook, But Not From Apple <http://blogs.eweek.com/applewatch/content/macbook/its_a_mac_netbook_but_not_from_apple.html>
by Joe Wilcox, eWeek
Some people want an Apple-branded netbook, they're willing to make their own.

**** IBM Fears Papermaster Could Design Rival Apple Chips <http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212001785>
by Paul mcDougall, InformationWeek
IBM is rejecting former employee Mark Papermaster's claim that his move to Apple doesn't violate his non-compete contract because Apple and IBM are not competitors. "The trade secrets and confidential know-how that Mr. Papermaster has in his possession can be used for extensive and far-reaching applications in the field of consumer electronics," Rodney Adkins, IBM's senior VP for Systems and Technology, stated.
/So it has come to this? IBM couldn't innovate its way out of losing Apple as a customer, and has now resort to lawsuits to prevent Apple from moving ahead?/

**** Sometimes It Helps To Be A Little Crazy <http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/decisioncentral/?p=170>
by John Sheesley, TechRepublic
I noticed that the machine was getting pretty hot during the install, so I decided there was a heat issue causing the drive to flake out.
/Upgrade your OS during winter: it's simply easier. :-)/

**** Pixelmater 1.3 Enhances Tools, Open GL Performance <http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/11/11/pixelmator.13.released/>
by MacNN

**** Will Las Vegas Sands Hold Singapore Government To Ransom Over The Marina Bay IR Project? <http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=1171>
by Ng E-Jay, Sgpolitics.net

**** Ex-IBM Exec Could Seek Financial Compensation Over Apple Job <http://www.macworld.co.uk/business/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=23476>
by Macworld UK

**** ConceptDraw Office Update Improves Brainstorming, Drawing Apps <http://www.macworld.com/article/136734/2008/11/conceptdrawoffice.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Philip Michaels, Macworld
ConceptDraw Office aims to help business users manage projects, capture ideas, and track resoures.

**** Review: Illustrator CS4 <http://www.macworld.com/article/136705/2008/11/illcs4.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Ben Long, Macworld
The addition of multi-page capabilities and the Blob Brush Tool make it must-have upgrade.

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**** Minimal Updates Until 15 Dec 2008
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Updates will be minimal until 15 Dec 2008, due to my a) going on a holiday, b) work commitment, and c) reservist duties; not concurrently, and not necessary in that order. :-)
<p class="permlink">Permanent Link to This Post <http://www.myapplemenu.com/tomorrow/2008/11/12/id0032/>

**** Google Launches Video Chat For Gmail <http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10093175-2.html>
by Rafe Needleman, CNET News.com

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**** Are Three Novels, Revised As One, A New Book? <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/12/books/12matthiessen.html>
by Charles Mcgrath, New York Times
Asked if after 30 years he finally had "Shadow Country" in the shape he wanted, Mr. Matthiessen laughted and threatened to rewrite it all over again.

**** Death Takes A Holiday, And Few Are Better Off <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/12/books/12eder.html>
by Richard Eder, New York Times
Mr Saramago, one of the last of the old-line Communists, has written an atheist's religious parable; a story abounding in sentiment and purged of it.

**** Minimal Updates Until 15 Dec 2008
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Updates will be minimal until 15 Dec 2008, due to my a) going on a holiday, b) work commitment, and c) reservist duties; not concurrently, and not necessary in that order. :-)
<p class="permlink">Permanent Link to This Post <http://www.myapplemenu.com/reader/2008/11/12/id0033/>

**** The Bagel: An L.A. Story <http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-bagelculture12-2008nov12,0,3640321.story?track=rss>
by Judith Kane Jeanson, Los Angeles Times
"Most people choose the bagel they grew up with," says Richard Friedman, and for most Southern Californians, whether they know it or not, that means the choice is bagels made either by Friedman or his oldest competitor.

**** Two Bucks A Dance <http://nymag.com/news/features/52013/>
by Debbie Nathan, New York Magazine
In /bailarina/ bars, you can rent a girlfriend by the song. For $40, she'll sit with you for an hour. For $500, she's yours for the evening. That's when the relationship gets complicated.

**** Geek Pop Star <http://nymag.com/arts/books/features/52014/>
by Jaason Zengerie, New York Magazine
Malcolm Gladwell's elegant and wildly popular theories about modern life have turned his name into an adjective&mdash;Gladwelian! But in his new book, he seeks to undercut the cult of success, including his own, by explaining how little control we have over it.

**** Imagine Seeing John Wayne In IMAX <http://www.slate.com/id/2204189/?from=rss>
by Keith Phipps, Slate
That's sort of what watching /How the West Was Won/ is like.


**** Singapore, Sands Stand By Their Bets <http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/JK13Ae01.html>
by Muhammad Cohen, Asia Times
Premier Lee has made his bet on the developement's success, and his arguments for it strengthening the island's tourism business still appear to stand.

**** SBS Transit Profit Falls 17% <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_301494.html>
by Elizabeth Wilmot, Straits Times
Bus and rail operator SBS Transit on Wednesday posted a 17 per cent slump in third quarter net profit to $8.3 million, as higher expenses such as fuel costs eroded stronger revenue.

**** Single-Character Domain Names Now Possible <http://www.ida.gov.sg/News%20and%20Events/20081112172054.aspx?getPagetype=20>
by IDA, Singapore Government
The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC), Singapore's national registry for domain names, will release Single-Character Domain Names (SCDN) such as WWW.A.SG, WWW.B.SG, WWW.C.SG, based on the 26 letters in the English alphabet series.
/Bidding starts at S$20,000./

**** SingTel Freezes Hiring <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_301457.html>
by Chua Hian Hou, Straits Times
SingTel, which posted a 12 per cent fall in net profit in the second quarter, has begun cost-cutting measures to help it ride out the downturn, including a hiring freeze and cutback on discretionary expenses, the company said on Wednesday.

**** Accountability, Transparency And Social Justice <http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2008/11/accountabiliy-transparency-and-social.html>
by Tan Kin Lian
I do not know how MAS can find a solution without listening to the views of the many thousand of people who have lost their hard earned savings.

**** Poor Examples For Pro-Establishment <http://singaporesocialactivist.blogspot.com/2008/11/poor-examples-for-pro-establishment.html>
by Singapore Social Activist
We should stop ursuing an ideology of neoliberal "market fundamentalism" and pay attention to real human needs. The definition of progress and success cannot be measured in material terms alone.

**** Living With HIV In Singapore <http://mathialee.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/living-with-hiv-in-singapore/>
by Mathia Lee

**** Lesson From A Matchbox <http://yesterday.sg/detail/lesson_from_a_matchbox/>
by Yesterday.sg
Do you know you can learn quite a bit about the history of Singapore from matchboxes too?
/Do you remember KFC used to be a full-service restaurant?/

**** Singapore: The Future Is Still Bright <http://www.riskwatchdog.com/2008/11/11/singapore-the-future-is-still-bright/>
by Business Monitor International
Singapore's present economic difficulties are inevitable in such an open economy, which is one of its key strengths. Recessions come and go, and the structural factors boosting Singapore have not changed.

**** Solve CPF Withdrawal Issue With Singapore <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/11/12/focus/2508161&sec=focus>
by Roger Tay, The Star
Many Malaysians with CPF savings would appreciate it if they are able to withdraw their CPF savings early to help them ride through the difficult times.

**** Seeking Laughter Can Be No Joke After All <http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Wednesday/Columns/2399111/Article/index_html>
by Koh Lay Chin, New Straits Times
How did the stuffy Singaporeans end up with bar-top dancing and casinos, while across the border we debate the evils of yoga?

**** This Time, Southeast Asia Is Not At Center Of The Crisis <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/12/world/asia/12thailand.html?ref=asia>
by Thomas Fuller, New York Times
As another global financial crisis unfolds, the signs of distress in Southeast Asia are much more subtle.

**** Consumer Confidence Dips <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_301395.html>
by Tessa Wong, Straits Times
Singapore consumer confidence for the next six months has dropped to below market's historical level, in line with regional sentiments.
See Also: Asians Will Bargain Hunt For The Good Life: Survey <http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE4AB1BH20081112>, by Miral Fahmy, Reuters. Wining, dining and fashion are still a priority for Asia-Pacific consumers, but a regional survey shows that the global financial crisis is motivating them to hunt for bargains and save more.

**** Minimal Updates Until 15 Dec 2008
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Updates will be minimal until 15 Dec 2008, due to my a) going on a holiday, b) work commitment, and c) reservist duties; not concurrently, and not necessary in that order. :-)
<p class="permlink">Permanent Link to This Post <http://www.myapplemenu.com/singapore/2008/11/12/id0034/>

**** No Bailout For IRs <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_301381.html>
by Lim Wei Chean, Straits Times
The government has 'no intention' of bailing out the integrated resorts in Singapore should they fail, senior minister of state S. Iswaran said on Wednesday. To another question on whether a government-linked company will bail out the IR, he said that such companies are 'commercial enterprises' which will 'have to make their own decisions' on whether an investment is viable or not.
/Just a note: Temasek, if I undertand correctly, is a 'government-linked company', and is not part of the government./
See Also: Completing Singapore Casino Number One Priority: Sands <http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iDg2YPDvq1gqnwwuOWg3Z0WgmkTQ>, by AFP.

**** An Extreme Suggestion For An Extreme Age <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/11/an-extreme-suggestion-for-an-extreme-age/>
by The Online Citizen
The best way for the government to show its sincerity towards e-engagement is by granting independence to MICA.

**** Outrage As China's Leading Lady Defects To Singapore <http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/outrage-as-chinas-leading-lady-defects-to-singapore-1012508.html>
by Clifford Coonan, The Independent
China's leading lady Gong Li is being accused of treason by her irate countrymen for becoming a Singaporean citizen.

**** Groundwork For GE Starts <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_301336.html>
by Aaron Low, Straits Times
The Elections Department has started preparations for the next general election, which is due at the latest by Feb 2, 2012. It has identified 28,000 civil servants to become election officials, and has begun sending letters out to them.

**** 20 Years Of The GRC: A Closer Look (Part One) <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/11/20-years-of-the-grc-a-closer-look-part-one/>
by Melvin Tan, The Online Citizen

**** No Perfect Political System <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_301101.html>
by Caryn Yeo, Straits Times
No one political system is the best for generating sustaine deconomic growth, and the success of a country's economy does not rest on whether the governance is Asian-style or Western-style, senior minister GOh Chok Tong said on Tuesday night.

**** Fewer Seats On Train <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_301307.html>
by Maria Almenoar, Straits Times
More trains with about a third of their seats removed will ply the MRT tracks from next week, even as commuters yesterday said they found the trains no less crowded as a result.
Land Transport Authority (LTA) said the intention is not to fit more people on the train, but to give standing commuters more space. But that seems to be what is happening. Nine of 10 commuters travelling during yesterday's morning rush hour told The Straits Times that they did not have any more room while standing.
/Take a look at the accompanying photo on The Straits Times: the number of people standing in the space created by removing the seats is the same as the number of people sitting when the seats were not removed. This is a stupid and useless move by LTA and SMRT./

**** Singaporean, 57, Employed, Married But Cannot Buy HDB Flat <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/11/singaporean-57-employed-married-but-cannot-buy-hdb-flat/>
by Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen

**** SM Goh Warns Against Over-Regulation Of Financial System <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/389176/1/.html>
by Roland Lim, Channel NewsAsia
Goh Chok Tong said the financial system must be flexible to allow ingenuity in creating new products, but agreed that more mechanisms need to be put in place to protect investors.
See Also:
Governance And Growth In Emerging Asia <http://www.news.gov.sg/public/sgpc/en/media_releases/agencies/csg/speech/S-20081111-2.html>, speech by Goh Chok Tong, Singapore Government.

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