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**** Apple Lags On Java Security Fix In OS X <http://www.macworld.com/article/140704/2009/05/java_vulnerability.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Dan Moren, Macworld
A Java vulnerability first patched by Sun over six months ago thatâs still open in Mac OS X. Despite the recent security fixes in 10.5.7, this issue has still not yet been fixed in OS X.
**** Close The Java Security Hole In Many Browsers <http://www.macworld.com/article/140707/2009/05/disablejava.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Rob Griffiths, Macworld
Until Apple sees fit to solve this problem, how can you protect yourself? The only real solution for now is to disable Java in your browser. Hereâs how to do that in a handful of the most-popular OS X browsers.
**** The Art Of iPhone Photography <http://db.tidbits.com/article/10289>
by Doug McLean, TidBITS
The iPhone camera's technical limitations haven't prevented some artists from making great art with it, much the way artists have long produced amazing images using old or unusual photographic equipment.
**** What Apple Could Learn From Nokia And Google <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10245178-37.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Apple>
by Josh Lowensolhn, CNET
On the iPhone, you have one profile, and one profile only. Even if you turn the ringer sound off by flipping the volume silencer switch, you will still receive alerts and vibrations for incoming calls, e-mails, text messages, etc. Worse, with iPhone OS 3.0, Apple has embedded some of the options to turn these things on and off a little deeper than they were in version 2.0.
**** Braid Jumps To The Mac <http://www.macworld.com/article/140714/2009/05/braid.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Dan Moren, Macworld
At first glance, Braid might seem like your typical side-scroller, but it also incorporates a set of unique mechanics dealing with time.
**** Formatting A Flash Drive <http://www.macworld.com/article/140716/2009/05/format_flash_drive.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Christopher Breen, Macworld
**** iPhone Not Sweet On 'Neat' <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10245284-23.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Peter Glaskowsky, CNET
I don't really understand all of the decisions built into the code.
**** Why I Bought (Another) Mac <http://antivirus.about.com/b/2009/05/20/why-i-bought-another-mac.htm>
by Mary Landesman, Mary's Antivirus Software Blog
Why the switch? It's not because Mac is immune to malware, despite what Apple might have us believe. In fact, the advertising claims that Macs are immune to malware actually annoyed me so much I almost didn't buy the iMac. Then I saw the ridiculous Microsoft ad claiming that a $699 Windows-based laptop was somehow comparable to the $999 entry level MacBook. That claim was so ludicrous, I decided the misleading marketing field was even.
**** In The Apple Doghouse <http://www.forbes.com/2009/05/20/apple-iphone-yakapp-technology-wireless-apple.html>
by Elizabeth Woyke, Forbes
Last winter, Mike Browne had a great idea: create an iPhone app based on President Obama's new dog that would land in Apple's App Store well ahead of the pooch's arrival in the spring.
Instead, the cartoonist got caught up in several months of drama with Apple that delayed the launch of his app to early May—several weeks after Bo arrived at the White House.
**** Russian Clone-Maker The Latest To Take On Apple <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10245932-37.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Jim Dalrymple, CNET
RussianMac is the latest company to release a Mac clone and test Apple's resolve to stop companies from selling its operating system.
**** Stanford's iPhone U: The Rise Of The Armchair Coder <http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/05/20/stanfords-iphone-u-the-rise-of-the-armchair-coder/?source=yahoo_quote>
by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune
So the idea that anyone with a Mac, half a brain, and some spare time could download these lectures, learn the elements of Objective-C, snap together the pieces of an iPhone application like so many Lego blocks, and make real money on the App Store had a certain appeal to me. And, apparently, to a couple hundred thousand others as well.
**** How Apple Killed Java <http://alblue.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-apple-killed-java.html>
by Alex Blewitt, AlBlue's Weblog
So, Apple has managed to kill off Java on the Mac, mostly through incompetance, slightly through focussing on the 64-bit as an upcoming marketing strategy, and largely through promoting Objective-C via the iPhone.
**** Apple iPod Shuffle <http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/may/21/technophole-ipod-shuffle>
by Nik Fletcher, The Guardian
Wearable, and designed to be used without a screen, it seems to scream for use when you're exercising, except for the fact it is at the mercy of its own headphones â ones that refuse to stay in my ears when walking, let alone working out.
**** Search New York City In 3D With UpNext For iPhone <http://mashable.com/2009/05/20/upnext/>
by Jennifer Van Grove, Mashable
**** 10 AppleScripts To Make You Love Your Mac (Even More) <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9132677>
by Sharon Machlis, Computerworld
Why, when people were trying to get me to switch from Windows to a Mac, did no one tell me about AppleScript?
Sure, a stable OS with Unix shell access and a sophisticated UI are nice. But a scripting language that lets me automate tedious tasks and hike my creativity-to-boredom ratio? How come I never heard about that?
**** Papers For iPhone <http://www.macworld.com/article/140597/2009/05/papers_iphone.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Flip Phillips, Macworld
If you need access to scholarly research on-the-go, then Papers is certainly the go-to application on the iPhone and iPod touch. Unfortunately, this early release is reminiscent of the initial release desktop cousinâa great start that falls flat in a few areas. If the trajectory of updates are similar, Iâd expect to see a more solid, usable application very soon.
**** Apple Job Listing Reveals More Powerful ARM Processors And Video Processing For iPhone <http://www.macrumors.com/2009/05/21/apple-job-listing-reveals-more-powerful-arm-processors-and-video-processing-for-iphone/>
by Arnold Kim, Mac Rumors
**** Add An OS 9-Like App Menu To OS X With ASM Or MultiXFinder <http://www.macworld.com/article/140431/2009/05/asm_multixfinder.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by Rob Griffiths, Macworld
For those who miss the OS 8/9 approach, two programs aim to fill the void.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Sun Seeks To Build World's Biggest App Store Around Java <http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/sun-seeks-build-worlds-biggest-app-store-around-java-160>
by Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service
**** No Reboot Required <http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22674/>
by Erica Naone, MIT Technology Review
Ksplice uses new technology to build security updates for Linux that can be installed without restarting.
**** Why Journalists Deserve Low Pay <http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0519/p09s02-coop.html>
by Robert G. Picard, Christian Science Monitor
Wages are compensation for value creation. And journalists simply aren't creating much value these days.
**** Children Of The Vietnam War <http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/Children-of-the-Dust.html>
by David Lamb, Smithsonian
Born overseas to Vietnamese mothers and U.S. servicemen, Amerasians brought hard-won resilience to their lives in America.
**** Poor? Pay Up. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/17/AR2009051702053.html>
by DeNeen L. Brown, Washington Post
You have to be rich to be poor. That's what some people who have never lived below the poverty line don't understand.
Put it another way: The poorer you are, the more things cost. More in money, time, hassle, exhaustion, menace. This is a fact of life that reality television and magazines don't often explain.
**** Like Boiling A Frog <http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n10/runc01_.html>
by David Runciman, London Review Of Books
That Wikipedia represents a finely calibrated balance between licence and surveillance, and between anonymity and responsibility, is something often missed by those who want to translate its achievements elsewhere.
**** Horoscopes Without Telescopes <http://www.theparisreview.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5910>
by Mark Bibbins, The Paris Review
**** Ride Of Silence Singapore, 20 May 2009 <http://otterman.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/ride-of-silence-singapore-20-may-2009-2/>
by Otterman Speaks...
**** Plunge In Global Trade Is A Boon For Singapore Ship Suppliers <http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1899790,00.html?xid=rss-world>
by Neel Chowdhury, Time
Lee's complaint of overwork sounds dissonant during a global recession, but it is precisely because of the plunge in global trade that Lee, who works for a ship-supply company, is clocking up so much overtime.
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**** Time To Start Afresh <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/5/21/nation/20090521071734&sec=nation>
by Mergawati Zulkafar, The Star
Abdullah managed to keep bilateral relations with Singapore in the last five years cool. Though no progress was made on the outstanding issues, things were a lot calmer. Perhaps it is a good time for Najib to start afresh with Singapore and get things moving, finally.
**** Singapore's Economy Contracted Less Than Estimated <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aYx33A71IvZs&refer=home>
by Shamim Adam, Bloomberg
Singaporeâs economy shrank less than initially estimated last quarter, signaling the nation may be past the worst of its deepest recession since 1965.
Singaporeâs gross domestic product declined an annualized 14.6 percent last quarter from the previous three months, after shrinking 16.4 percent between October and December, the trade ministry said in a statement today. The first-quarter contraction was better than an April 14 estimate of a 19.7 percent drop.
**** Leaders Should Lead By Example <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/321104.asp>
by Alan Ho, Today
What kind of message is Ms Lee Bee Wah sending to Singaporeans and people elsewhere who are following the saga?
**** Major Security Risk At Nusajaya <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/5/21/nation/3949948&sec=nation>
by Nelson Benjamin and Meera Vijayan, The Star
Kota Iskandar, the sprawling new state administrative capital in Nusajaya, faces a major security risk as it is located near a Singapore firing range.
The range, inside the Sarimbun Camp, is operated by the Singapore Armed Forces and involves the use of live ammunition from tanks and aircraft including helicopter gunships.
**** Was It A Red Or White Conspiracy? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/05/was-it-a-red-or-white-conspiracy/>
by Yaw Shin Leong, The Online Citizen
No amount of apology or compensation can ever erase the sufferings of the victims. Yet, if the government had indeed been wrong, it should not shy away from admitting its honest mistakes; it should be open about it and directly seek forgiveness from the victims.
**** Najib's Visit To Hearld Better Ties With Singapore <http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Thursday/Columns/2562466/Article/index_html>
by Koh Lay Chin, New Straits Times
There is an air of optimism in diplomatic circles over the brief, but important, two-day visit. Malaysian high commissioner to Singapore Datuk Md Hussin Nayan said more opportunities for co-operation could be explored.
**** Singapore Warns Against Indiscriminate Anchoring <http://www.lloydslistdcn.com.au/archive/2009/may/21/singapore-warns-against-indiscriminate-anchoring>
by Lloyd's List
The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) stated that while the portâs anchorages were busy, they were not overcrowded, but took aim at owners anchoring vessels outside port limits.
Singaporeâs eastern and western outside port limit anchorages are thin strips between the edge of the port waters and the traffic separation scheme, which are popular with owners as they do not have to pay port dues.
**** Temasek Pays 600 Million Dollars For Stake In China's CCB <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hV-3BpMcjvWUZBpXC3ThrkKLqWoQ>
Singapore's state-linked investment firm Temasek Holdings has paid 600 million US dollars to raise its stake in China Construction Bank (CCB), a report said Thursday. The move will take Temasek's investment in the Chinese bank to 6.5 percent, or 14.3 billion shares, from 6.0 percent, the Straits Times said, quoting unnamed sources.
**** Chiam's Finest Hour (Part Two): The Government Responds <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/05/chiamâs-finest-hour-part-2-the-government-responds/>
by The Online Citizen
**** The Fallacy Of "Growth At All Costs" (Part Three) <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/05/the-fallacy-of-growth-at-all-costs-part-three/>
by Rajiv Chaudhry, The Online Citizen
**** Ride Of Silence Singapore - Impressions From A Car Window <http://cyclinginsingapore.blogspot.com/2009/05/ride-of-silence-singapore-impressions.html>
by Cycling In Singapore
**** Crooked Bridge Issue: Najib To Restart Talks On New Bridge To Singapore <http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Thursday/Frontpage/20090521171552/Article/index_html>
by Anis Ibrahim & Syed Umar Ariff, New Straits Times
Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will re-start talks today with his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsein Loong on a suitable bridge to replace the 85 year-old Causeway. Najib, who arrived in Singapore this afternoon for a two-day official visit, said âwhether it is a crooked bridge, a straight bridge, an underground (tunnel) or overhead (bridge), we will talk about it.
**** Transport Projects On Track <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_379791.html>
by Christopher Tan, Straits Times
Transport minister Raymond Lim, in his addendum to the president's address, on Thursday said the government remains committed to maintaining Singapore's position as a leading maritime port and enhancing its appeal as an air hub.
**** Review Of Censorship <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_379792.html>
by Clarissa Oon, Straits Times
Singapore will reconvene a committee this year to review its censorship of media and the arts. The move is aimed at giving citizens more choices without compromising social fundamentals.
**** Orchard Library Back By 2013 <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_379810.html>
by Serene Luo, Straits Times
Before it closed two years ago, the popular Orchard library's chief promised users who bemoaned its loss that it would be back. The library will now be re-opened by 2013 in a new spot in Specialists' Shopping Centre along Orchard Road, near the Somerset MRT station.
**** MOE Tightens Vetting <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_379814.html>
by Theresa Tan, Straits Times
Schools will no longer have the autonomy to hire external groups to teach sexuality education to their students. Instead, the education ministry (MOE) will now vet these providers, subject them to a "more stringent" criteria and schools can only use agencies approved by the MOE.
**** Consumer Confidence In Singapore Hits New Low <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/430860/1/.html>
by Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia
Consumer confidence in Singapore has hit a new low in the past six months falling 12 index points to 80. That's according to the latest Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence survey conducted between 19 March and 2 April this year.
**** Citigroup To Defend Against Singapore Tycoon <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hxAv2rbtfGWeZ0Ij1IzpffeC8qHA>
**** Ride Of Silence <http://azamirul.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/ride-of-silence/>
by Azam's Life, C'est La Vie
**** Ride Of Silence <http://www.jeanettewang.com/wordpress/2009/05/ride-of-silence/>
by Wang Writes
**** Now They Are Worried About Singapore Firing Into Nusajaya <http://mindacergas.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/now-they-are-worried-about-singapore-firing-into-nusajay/>
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