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**** Connect Flow Offers Updated FlickrExport 3.0 For iPhoto <http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/03/connect-flow-offers-updated-flickrexport-30-for-iphoto.ars>
by Chris Foresman, Ars Technica
Developer Fraser Speirs has released a new version of his FlickrExport plug-in for iPhoto '09, which offers several features over the built-in Flickr integration. A version for Aperture is also available.
**** Test Driving The Kindle For iPhone <http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2009/03/kindle-for-ipho.html>
by Carolyn Kellog, Los Angeles Times
**** Review: Apple's New 17-In. MacBook Pro Rocks <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9128869&source=rss_topic123>
by Ken Mingis, Computerworld
For most would-be owners, even the stock configuration will exceed their needs by orders of magnitude. Apple's newest laptop should handle anything thrown at it. If you've managed to avoid the belt-tightening that comes with a recession -- in other words, you've got the money and need to shave a few seconds off routine tasks -- go with the SSD, order the faster processor and double the RAM.
**** Local Programmers Bite Into Apple's App Store <http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2901880>
by Lee Na-ri, Kim Chang-woo, JoongAng Daily
Lee Chan-jin, head of the local Internet search engine DreamWiz, couldnât believe his eyes when he recently visited Apple Inc.âs online App Store. There, Lee found that the fifth-most downloaded game, âHeavy Mach,â was created by someone named Byun Hae-joon.
**** Apple So Far Immune To PC Price "Collapse" <http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/03/05/apple-so-far-immune-to-pc-price-collapse/>
by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune
Apple is the exception to what one analyst describes as a âpermanent and structuralâ collapse of PC pricing and revenue triggered by the onset of the recession and the rise of low-cost netbooks.
**** Apple Store's Windows Get Georgetown Board's Okay <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/05/AR2009030501696.html?wprss%3Drss_business&sub=AR>
by Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post
After ordering the computer company to revise its plans four previous times, an architectural review board embraced Apple's new design yesterday for a store it plans to open on Wisconsin Avenue.
Apple's glass storefront is to be broken into panels, echoing the bay windows and entrances that dominate Georgetown. "This is beautifully executed," Stephen J. Vanze, chairman of the Old Georgetown Board, told Karl Backus, Apple's architect. "We're very pleased."
**** Apple Issues Key Software Update For Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/03/06/apple_issues_key_software_update_for_time_capsule_airport_extreme.html>
by Slash Lane, AppleInsider
Apple on Thursday evening released a firmware update that resolves issues with the firmware shipping on its brand new Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme. It also adds Back to My Mac drive sharing support to the prior generation of the wireless products.
**** EazyDraw 3.0 <http://www.macworld.com/article/139232/2009/03/easydraw3.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by David Karlins, Macworld
Accessible, affordable drawing package appeals to all levels.
**** Want All 25,000 iPhone Apps? That Will Be $71,442.69 <http://venturebeat.com/2009/03/06/want-all-25000-iphone-apps-that-will-be-7244269/>
by Mg Siegler, VentureBeat
The most popular price? While you might assume it would be free, itâs actually $0.99 â by a long shot.
**** Obama's Timid Liberalism <http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/03/06/neoliberalism/index.html>
by Michael Lind, Salon
Once, even Republican presidents like Eisenhower and Nixon believed in the public sector. Now, during a national crisis, a Democrat opts for inadequate, neoliberal, private-sector remedies. What happened?
**** Going Negative <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/feature.html?id=183377>
by Jason Guriel, Poetry Magazine
A ânecessary skepticâ says what he really thinks about new books by Jane Mead, D.A. Powell and John Poch.
**** Why We Do What We Do <http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/1992-why-we-do-what-we-do>
by Singapore Democrats
Because the PAP has absolutely no intention of allowing the opposition to win power through elections.
**** What's Happening To Internet Radio Streaming Service In Singapore? <http://fireopal82.blogspot.com/2009/03/whats-happening-to-internet-radio.html>
by The Fire In My Life
New legislature forming to stop the streaming of 'live' Internet radio in Singapore?
**** Firefly Confident Of Getting Singapore Route <http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news_business.php?id=394312>
Community airline, Firefly remains upbeat about securing the Singapore route despite the fact that it has yet to secure the green light from the Ministry of Transport.
**** Recession Puts Brakes On Globalization <http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2009/03/05/Recession_puts_brakes_on_globalization/UPI-12681236275335/>
**** GIC Weighing Its Options On Citigroup Investment <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123628053823742991.html>
by Costas Paris, Wall Street Journal
Government of Singapore Investment Corp. is considering a number of long-term options following its decision to convert its multibillion-dollar investment in Citigroup Inc. preferred shares into common stock, including a gradual reduction of its stake, according to people familiar with the matter.
**** Electricity Tariff For Next Quarter Down To 18.03 Cents Per kWh <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/413509/1/.html>
by Hasnita A Majid, Channel NewsAsia
This is the lowest rate in four years since April 2005.
**** Lost For Words <http://todayinsingapore.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/lost-for-words/>
by Today In Singapore
Maybe heâs mellowing. Maybe itâs China, and not any other Asian country. Maybe he remembered that, once, when he commented on the China-Taiwan tension, Deng Xiao Peng put him in his place with: âThis is between family, you are not family.â
**** Factual Errors In MM Lee's And Straits Times Figures On Performance Of Harvard And Yale Endowment Funds <http://wayangparty.com/?p=5979>
by Eugene Yeo and THomas Lew, The Wayang Party Club
**** Trouble For The Switzerland Of The Orient <http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1757&Itemid=233>
by Asia Sentinel
UBS's problems come home to roost in the island republic.
**** Spice Girl <http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25133981-5002031,00.html>
by Jeanette Scott, The Australian
A hot chilli shoved up my nostril seems an interesting way to start a morning that's shaping up to be equally full of heat. I am ambling about the lush confines of Fort Canning Park overlooking Orchard Road in the heart of Singapore.
**** Lift Upgrading Programme To Be Completed As Scheduled In 2014 <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/413602/1/.html>
by Teoh Song Keng, Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia
The Housing Development Board (HDB) said it's on track to complete its Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP) by 2014.
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