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**** Apple Asks Court To Resume Psystar Case <http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/apple_asks_court_to_resume_psystar_case/>
by Jeff Gamet, The Mac Observer

Apple filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami on Friday requesting a modification of the stay that is preventing it from moving forward with its case against Psystar in the Northern District Court in California.

**** Why Apple Could Play It Cool <http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/07/apple-iphone-ipod-technology-enterprise-tech-apple.html>
by Brian Caulfield, Forbes

**** Apple's CEO Conundrum <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2009/tc2009065_673850.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_top+story>
by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

Tim Cook has run Apple well in Steve Jobs' absence, keeping alive the question of whether and how soon he might be named CEO.

**** Apps Boom As Companies Seek A Place On Your Phone <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/08/technology/start-ups/08phone.html?ref=technology>
by Jenna Wortham, New York Times

Developers of programs for the iPhone have already managed to make a decent living selling hundreds of thousands of copies of games from their living rooms or garages.

But now, a new way to profit from writing software for the iPhone is emerging: Sell the apps, then sell your company.

**** DVDJon Mocks Apple On Its Own Turf <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cultofmac/bFow/~3/nyxUueUTxQY/11463>
by Pete Mortensen, Cult of Mac

**** Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=1bae933586e9d4fc69ae79bd60ee0159>
by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

How to figure out what's slowing down your downloads—and to get them back up to speed.

**** Mini$: Easy-to-use Personal Finance Software <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=a06961b9374b6adf38ed5afe1c552ec7>
by Heather Kelly, Macworld

Mini$ is perfect for anyone with straightforward accounting needs looking for an easy-to-understand money managing program, and it’s especially great for those who don’t feel safe with the more automated online options.

**** Apple's Not Out Of The Woods Yet <http://www.macuser.co.uk/columns/253945/editorial.html>
by Nik Rawlinson, Mac User

Apple must get its legals sorted if it's to fight off a second wave of cloners.

**** Apple Updates MacBooks, MacBook Pros <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=73d58e2ceac64cce1e29ed1ec6982526>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller wasted no time during the keynote of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday morning, unveiling a new generation of MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops within minutes of taking the stage.

**** Apple Releases Safari 4 For Mac, Windows <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=9652f8fa09fee9d784439a27927cd315>
by Philip Michaels, Macworld

Apple on Monday released Safari 4, the next version of its Web browser for OS X and Windows users. The updated browser will also ship with Snow Leopard once the planned OS X 10.6 update arrives in September.

**** OS X Installed User Base Has Tripled In Two Years, Says Apple <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=eaaf8b97822ca95f9a9fb5e07dcc409a>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld

In the past two years, there’s been a “huge spike” of new OS X users, according to Schiller, and Apple has seen the user base grow from 25 million to near 75 million users today, in 2009. That's thanks to extraordinary success of the iPhone and iPod touch, which both run a version of OS X.

**** Snow Leopard Gets A September Ship Date <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=d469fb0fefe34cdec0122067a8d37eeb>
by Philip Michaels, Macworld

Snow Leopard, the next major update to OS X, will be available in September, Apple announced during Monday’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. However, OS X 10.6 will only work on Intel-based Macs, leaving the owners of aging PowerPC-based hardware without the ability to upgrade.

Snow Leopard will cost $29 for Leopard users, with a family pack available for $49.

**** iPhone OS 3.0 Coming On June 17 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=ddffde11763cf1c9be215908de53c1d2>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple senior vice president of iPhone software Scott Forstall used Monday’s WWDC keynote with the news that iPhone users have waited months to hear: The new iPhone 3.0 OS will be released on June 17, 2009.

**** iPhone 3G S Offers Speed Boost, Video Capture <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=34275629fa55d2948584c0cdb419b738>
by Philip Michaels and Jason Snell, Macworld

Apple on Monday unveiled a new version of the iPhone. Dubbed the iPhone 3GS, the latest version of Apple’s popular smartphone promises to launch applications and run software faster than the previous model.

While the iPhone 3GS looks similar on the outside to the previous 3G model, the new phone offers a brand-new camera that lets you control the focus either by tapping on the screen or using the autofocus feature. In addition, the iPhone’s new camera captures video in addition to still photos—a heavily requested feature among iPhone owners.

**** Exchange Support Coming With Snow Leopard <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=1833514eeaf1399286f89a97c6a316a1>
by Robert Strohmeyer, PC World

In the forthcoming OS X update, users will at last be able to use Microsoft Exchange without requiring the aid of outside software such as Microsoft Entourage.

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**** 'Franken-Products' Abound At Taiwan Computer Show <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/08/technology/business-computing/08compute.html?ref=technology>
by Ashlee Vance, New York Times

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**** The Great Breath Of Hell <http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-great-breath-of-hell>
by Algis Valiunas, The New Atlantis

What is madness, and how is a civilized liberal society to treat the mad among us?

**** Zoom Shot <http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/Zoom-Shot.html>
by Stephen Joiner, Air &amp; Space Smithsonian

One day in L.A., a helicopter changed television news forever.

**** The Joy Of Less <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=a730f87bddf3e44f6b00b2dc4cf28362>
by Pico Iyer, New York Times

In New York, a part of me was always somewhere else, thinking of what a simple life in Japan might be like. Now I’m there, I find that I almost never think of Rockefeller Center or Park Avenue at all.

**** Lands Of Erotic Fantasy And Their Complex Reality <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=ac2e009076f2904f8174ce92812345ba>
by Simon Winchester, New York Times

Richard Bernstein’s provocative and intriguing book examines the notion of the East as a sensual and sexual paradise.

**** The Examined, and Exhibited, Life <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/slate/~3/uyLwAFwG828/>
by Brad Leithauser, Slate Magazine

Updike was the consummate stylist with a blogger mentality.


**** Shop N Save - The Voucher Aunties <http://www.aussiepete.com/2009/06/shop-n-save-voucher-aunties.html>
by Aussie Pete

**** Don't Use Public Funds To Up Taxi Ridership <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_387326.html>
by Bryan Tan, Straits Times

Promoting taxi ridership goes against the pro-environment campaign to encourage more to switch to mass transport. Doing so also aggravates road congestion as taxis form a significant portion of traffic volume.

**** Budget Hotel Causes Stir <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_387393.html>
by Jessica Cheam, Straits Times

Tiong Bahru residents worry that Hotel 81's presence might give area a sleazy image.

**** Foreign Vs Local Debate <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_387407.html>
by Aaron Low, Straits Times

The foreign-versus-local debate dominated a community dialogue on Sunday, with both sides expressing dismay.

**** Singapore Air CEO: Business Environment Remains Challenging <http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090607-702728.html>
by Dow Jones

Singapore Airlines Ltd.'s chief executive Sunday said the business environment remains challenging due to the slowing global economy and conditions in the crude oil market.

**** Probe Into Malaria Hot Spots <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_387436.html>
by Straits Times

A total of 14 people, all but one of whom are foreign workers, fell ill last month and were found to have malaria. One full-time national serviceman was also among the clusters. Twelve of them have been discharged as of last Saturday.

**** Campus Evangelism Irks Students <http://news.asiaone.com/News/Education/Story/A1Story20090608-146787.html>
by Daryll Nanayakara, My Paper

Some students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) are seeing red over how a number of their schoolmates are trying to evangelise by approaching them in pairs on their campus in Clementi Road.

**** 郭一鸣:新加坡执政模式一向被中国政府关注 <http://phtv.ifeng.com/program/sskj/200906/0605_2315_1190240.shtml>
by 凤凰新媒体

**** 中国为什么爱学新加坡? <http://news.163.com/09/0608/04/5B8QQ87Q000120GR.html>
by 南方都市报


**** Will Temasek Raise The Bar? <http://www.todayonline.com/Columns/Mondayblues/EDC090608-0000022/Will-Temasek-raise-the-bar>
by Conrad Raj, Today

As a nation that has always prided itself on setting the benchmark, why not let Temasek set a new standard for transparency, pro-active disclosure and public communication that other SWFs can benchmark against?

**** The Great U-Turn <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124424701106590613.html>
by Patrick Barta and Joel Millman, Wall Street Journal

**** 9 Long Weekends In 2010 <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_387509.html>
by Felicia Wong, Straits Times

Singaporeans can look forward to nine long weekends next year as all public holidays except one fall on the weekend, Friday or Monday.

**** Singapore's Sham Political Reforms <http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1921&Itemid=181>
by Asia Sentinel

In reality, the latest reforms are nothing more than Trojan horse politics, designed to head off the growing clamor for more alternative voices and to sow discord between Singapore's spattering of brave but fractious opposition politicians.

**** Singapore Artist DNA Tests Trees To Reveal Wood Origins <http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE5570QF20090608>
by Gillian Murdoch, Reuters

If a tree falls in one of Southeast Asia's rainforests, is smuggled overseas, made into a table or chair, and years later thrown into the street, can the pieces be put together again?

**** Former Singapore PM Visits Myanmar: Officials <http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/0-0&fd=R&url=http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hm6VRiOP2nELUZcn5ST6OnpwlRBQ&cid=1257156214&ei=e8ssSvv2JoOONrzo7e4B&usg=AFQjCNEyhwboLXEAfoHntOkdwT0S_o_XFw>
by AFP

Former Singapore prime minister Goh Chok Tong visited Myanmar, officials said, amid international pressure on the military regime to halt its trial of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

The visit comes just days after the Singaporean government said that expelling Myanmar from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was not the way to bring about reform in the army-ruled country.

**** 新加坡人認為過上理想生活至少需要百萬新元 <http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/news/int/phoenixtv/20090608/0115333603.html>
by 新浪網

**** GIC Will Be Cautious: MM Lee <http://in.reuters.com/article/fundsNews/idINSGC00117420090608>
by Neil Chatterjee, Reuters

The chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC), the city-state's biggest sovereign wealth fund, said on Monday the fund will be cautious and take few risks.

His comments came after the country's other sovereign fund Temasek saw big losses on its investments in Western banks.

**** 46 Names Submitted For Appointment As NMPs <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/434639/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia

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