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**** Fight To Legalize iPhone Jailbreaking Set For Friday <http://www.macworld.com/article/140374/2009/05/jailbreak_hearing.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Rob McMillan, IDG News Service
Appleâs iPhone marketing chief will square off against the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others Friday as the U.S. Copyright Office considers whether to allow an exemption to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would permit jailbreaking.
**** Apple: The Low-Price Leader? <http://www.macworld.com/article/140371/2009/05/apple_low_price_leader.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Jason Snell, Macworld
In a bad economy, should Apple cut prices or keep its quality high?
**** Clipstart Lets You Organize, Upload Your Videos <http://www.macworld.com/article/140376/2009/05/clipstart.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Dan Moren, Macworld
**** iPhone Developers Focus On Quality After 'Anything Goes' Era <http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/iphone-developers-focus-on-quality-after-lsquoanything-goesrsquo-era-1726500.html?r=RSS>
by Connie Guglielmo, Independent
iPhone developers, who flocked to Appleâs App Store in search of a quick profit, are finding itâs getting more difficult to come up with breakout hits.
**** Byline 2.5 News Reader Intros Progressive Sync <http://www.ipodnn.com/articles/09/05/01/byline.25.released/>
Version 2.5 offers a new user interface, and progressive syncing with Google Reader.
**** Apple Accusing Psystar Of Withholding Information <http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/05/01/psystar.holding.back/>
Psystar is failing to follow proper legal procedure, Apple has claimed in a petition to a federal court judge. The Mac cloner is specifically accused of interfering with the discovery phase of a current lawsuit, by refusing to produce balance sheets, monthly statements and other financial documents, although it has provided some cost and revenue receipts.
**** Apple's Cash Stash Helps Means More Control In Tough Times <http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/apples_cash_stash_helps_means_more_control_in_tough_times/>
by Bryan Chaffin, The Mac Observer
**** Fastest Growing Category In Apple's App Store: eBooks <http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/app_store_data_from_oreilly.php>
by Frederic Lardinois, ReadWriteWeb
**** Apple Needs To Fine-Tune Its High-Def Downloads <http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/44149052.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsZ>
by Kevin Hunt, Hartford Courant
**** 8 Reasons Why A Mac Is Better Than A PC <http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=115151>
by Harry McCracken, PC Advisor
There are hundreds of reasons why Macs are better than PCs - they're more reliable and more creative for a start. We've put together a definitive list of eight reasons as to why your next computer should be a Mac not a PC.
**** Apple's Interest In Gaming Isn't Casual <http://www.forbes.com/2009/05/01/apple-gaming-iphone-technology-enteprise-tech-apple.html>
by Brian Caulfield, Forbes
Apple appears to be preparing an all-out assault on the handheld gaming market, moving to snap up gaming industry insiders from Microsoft to go with its growing team of graphics-chip specialists.
**** Achieving Email Bliss With IMAP, Gmail, And Apple Mail <http://db.tidbits.com/article/10253>
by Joe Kissell, TidBITS
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** When The Cellphone Teaches Sex Education <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/03/fashion/03sexed.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
by Jan Hoffman, New York Times
**** Thoroughly Modern Marx <http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4856>
by Leo Panitch, Foreign Policy
Lights. Camera. Action. Das Kapital. Now.
**** We're All Trekkies Now <http://www.newsweek.com/id/195082>
by Steve Daly, Newsweek
'Star Trek' is way cool. How'd that happen? Because the geeks have inherited the earth, and the White House.
**** A Recipe For Escapism <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124122464266979257.html#mod=rss_Books>
by Laura Miller, Wall Street Journal
The economic downturn and a newfound appreciation for the thriftiness of home cooking no doubt account for some of this growth. Yet today's cookbook success stories are in no way confined to penny-pinching titles. Some recent hits include costly and highly impractical cookbooks by adulated chefs like Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz.
**** Immaterialism <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/03/magazine/03wwln-consumed-t.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
by Rob Walker, New York Times
As more of us live more of our lives in digital contexts, it seems plausible that immaterialism will become more common. Consuming things made of bits might sound weird, but actually it offers a lot of the same attractions that make people consume things made of atoms.
**** AWARE Membership At An All-Time High On Eve Of EGM <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/426428/1/.html>
by Alicia Wong, Channel NewsAsia
While both camps prepare for what some might term "a showdown" at the Association of Women for Action and Research's (AWARE) extraordinary general meeting, they are advising supporters to stay calm and respect others.
**** Pastor Apologises For Misusing Pulpit <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/426427/1/.html>
by Alicia Wong, Today
Senior pastor of the Church Of Our Saviour Derek Hong has issued a public apology for using the pulpit to give backing to the Association of Women for Action and Research's (AWARE) executive committee in their dispute with the group's previous leadership.
**** Tide Of Public Opinion Turns Against AWARE New Exco <http://wayangparty.com/?p=8513>
by Fang Zhi Yuan, The Wayang Party Club
The new exco may win the battle on the day, but the war was lost a long time ago. They have managed to turn a vibrant, well regarded and inclusive NGO into an empty shell and a pale shadow of its once glorious past.
**** Teachers Told Not To Get Involved In Aware <http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,200658,00.html?>
by New Paper
Do not say the words 'old guard' and 'new guard'. Do not go for the Aware Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), vote or take sides. Do not be involved in the Aware saga at all.
This was what some school principals told their teachers two days ago.
**** SMRT: Dangerous To Pass Babies Over Fare Gates <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_371197.html>
by Bernadette Low, SMRT Corporation, Straits Times
We have reminded our staff to encourage passengers travelling with infants to exit the station properly to avoid any dangerous situations.
SMRT did not even come near to answer the question posed.
**** Transcript Of Prime Minister's May Day Rally Speech <http://www.news.gov.sg/public/sgpc/en/media_releases/agencies/mica/transcript/T-20090502-2.html>
by Singapore Government
**** Flu Scare Affecting Johor Tourism <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/5/2/nation/3822361&sec=nation>
by The Star
Tour groups in Singapore have cancelled plans for travel in June, which is a popular holiday period during the island republicâs school break.
**** Singapore Court To Rule On Indonesian Man's Death <http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/article/18505.html>
by Jakarta Globe
On Friday, National Police spokesman Abubakar Nataprawira said investigators from the Criminal Investigation Department had been working hard to determine how student David Hartanto Wijaya had died.
**** Asia's Kung Fu Star Puts Foot In Mouth <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=insightdownsouth&file=/2009/5/2/columnists/insightdownsouth/3811843&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
by Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
The Jackie Chan saga comes at a time when Singapore is striving to find a balance between stable growth and loosening up on controls to satisfy the people.
**** Live From Suntec: AWARE EGM, 2 May 2009 <http://wayangparty.com/?p=8732>
by The Wayang Party Club
**** More Than A Thousand Turn Up For Aware EOGM <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/05/more-than-a-thousand-turn-up-for-aware-eogm/>
by The Online Citizen
**** Consider Giving Up <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_371438.html>
by Straits Times
The new executive committee of the Association of Women and Research (Aware) should consider stepping down if members cast a vote of no confidence against them, said Aware legal counsel at its extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on Saturday.
Mr Gregory Vijayendran said although a no confidence vote does not mean the exco has to step them, they should consider giving up.
**** New Exco Spent $90k <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_371451.html>
by Straits Times
The new executive committee of the Association of Women and Research (Aware), which took office on March 28, has spent about $90,000 so far, an exco member disclosed on Saturday at its extraordinary general meeting.
**** New Exco Of AWARE Given Vote Of No Confidence <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/426519/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia
The new executive committee (Exco) of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) has been given a vote of no confidence, so they are being asked to resign now.
**** Josie's Team Quits <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_371618.html>
by Straits Times
The new executive committee of the beleagured Association of Women and Research (Aware) has decided to step down.
**** AWARE EOGM: Twiter, Twitterfall And Twitpic The New Media World <http://patnotebook.blogspot.com/2009/05/aware-eogm-twitter-twitterfall-and.html>
by My Note Book On The Web
This is a whole new communication world out there and it threatens completely the old media and the old world.
**** Newly-Elected AWARE Exco To Amend Constitution <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/426529/1/.html>
by Loh Chee Kong, Today
Future candidates seeking office on the executive committee (Exco) of AWARE may have to be a volunteer with the women's group for at least year before they are eligible to do so.
The newly-elected president of AWARE, Ms Dana Lam, said this is one of several more stringent criteria in the constitutional amendments her Exco will be looking into.
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