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**** iPhone Gets Tepid Reception In China <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703294004574509181789222564.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular>
Loretta Chao, Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc.'s iPhone got a lukewarm welcome in its official Chinese debut, with a boisterous crowd turning out for a launch party in the capital but no sign of the sort of sellout reception that greeted the smart phone at its introduction in other countries.
**** Chinese iPhone Has Grey Market To Contend With <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.computerworld.com%2F15019%2Fchinese_iphone_has_grey_market_to_contend_with%3Fsource%3Drss_blogs&usg=AFQjCNH5sjOqSb2Rk6DGwUjYWMF0S7A6Rg>
Seth Weintraub, Computerworld
Apple might already have finally met its match in when it comes to Chinese competition...from other iPhones.
**** Apple Snow Leopard Server: A Faster, Smoother Breed Of Cat <http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2009/110209-apple-leopard-server-test.html>
Tom Henderson and Brendan Allen, NetworkWorld
On the surface, Apple's Snow Leopard Server feels like a $499 maintenance release, but underneath, there's much more â improved performance, more polish and new apps focused on collaboration and content sharing.
**** Do-It-Yourself iPhone Apps <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/nov2009/tc2009111_312995.htm?chan=technology_technology+index+page_top+stories>
Olga Kharif, BusinessWeek
Services that do the coding for you make it easy for nontechies to create iPhone apps. Applications to the Apple App Store are exploding.
**** Review: Acorn 2.1 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=3de1e021540e70237b18440646223262>
James Dempsey, Macworld
Acorn 2.1 is a great app for digital photography hobbyists, bloggers, or anyone who needs a decent amount of flexibility in editing images but doesn't require the power of a full image editor.
**** Apple's 2010 Capital Expenditures Could Signal Major Investments <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/11/02/apples_2010_capital_expenditures_could_signal_major_investments.html>
Apple has forecast a 70 percent increase in capital expenditures for the 2010 fiscal year, which one analyst has said could be a sign the Mac maker is investing in "strategic new infrastructure."
**** Man Loses All His iTunes, But Apple Gives Them Back <http://consumerist.com/5395047/man-loses-all-his-itunes-but-apple-gives-them-back>
"Seeing that you have been a loyal customer since September, 2004, the iTunes Store would like to give you the opportunity to redownload (at no charge) all the titles you purchased on this account that are still available... Please note that you may download your purchases only once, so this is an exception. Also note that Apple does not offer protection for the loss of data from your hard disk, so I recommend that you back up your iTunes library as soon as possible and thereafter on a regular basis."
**** iPhone Hints: Lock Picture Orientation In Photos <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=edeb0ae39ceb96b094f23b2c077a8e02>
Dan Moren, Macworld
**** Appleâs iTunes Pitch: TV For $30 A Month <http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20091102/apples-itunes-pitch-tv-for-30-a-month/>
Peter Kafka, All Things Digital
Would you pay $30 a month to watch TV via iTunes? Thatâs the pitch Apple has been making to TV networks in recent weeks. The company is trying to round up support for a monthly subscription service that would deliver TV programs via its multimedia software, multiple sources tell me.
**** Power And The International Mac <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=e4ecfd15f5e79eade006894525f6d14e>
Christopher Breen, Macworld
Macs and their power adapters areâand have been for as long as I can rememberâbuilt to support 110 â 240 Volts. So, out of the box, you can jack your Mac mini or MacBook into just about any outlet you come across without fear of melting the thing. Where the country-of-purchase makes a difference is in the kind of plug that appears at the end of that power adapter. And thatâs what you need to change.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** First Test For Election Cryptography <http://feeds.technologyreview.com/click.phdo?i=d8ebea1d1bf188c32fe9dcdcbac68693>
Erica Naone, MIT Technology Review
The first government election to use a new cryptographic scheme that lets both voters and auditors check that votes were cast and recorded accurately will be held tomorrow in Takoma Park, MD.
**** Software That Fixes Itself <http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/23821/>
Erica Naone, MIT Technology Review
A new tool aims to fix misbehaving programs without shutting them down.
**** Southeast Of Eden <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2009/11/09/091109po_poem_maxwell>
Glyn Maxwell, New Yorker
**** November Philosophers <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2009/11/09/091109po_poem_ford>
Katie Ford, New Yorker
**** Premium Harmony <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/11/09/091109fi_fiction_king>
Stephen King, New Yorker
Theyâve been married for ten years and for a long time everything was O.K.âswellâbut now they argue. Now they argue quite a lot. Itâs really all the same argument. It has circularity. It is, Ray thinks, like a dog track. When they argue, theyâre like greyhounds chasing the mechanical rabbit. You go past the same scenery time after time, but you donât see it. You see the rabbit.
**** Where Horror Truly Lies ... <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/oct/30/horror-fiction-stephen-king-1984>
Charlie Higson, Guardian
Stephen King didn't scare me when I first started reading adult horror fiction as a teenager â it was Orwell's 1984 that really frightened me.
**** We The Citizens Of Singapore <http://ian.onthereddot.com/2009/11/02/we-the-citizens-of-singapore/>
Ian On The Red Dot
Breath in, breath out. Calm down. Calm down.
**** Singapore's Public Transport Lags Behind Hong Kong's <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_449094.html>
Liang Hien Fung, Straits Times
There is no real competition in the public transport sector in Singapore, unlike in Hong Kong where the companies running bus, minibus and train services compete for the same pool of passengers.
**** Act Now To Counter Looming Threat <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_449167.html>
John Richard Gee, Straits Times
Dr Ho could not be more wrong.
**** What Singaporeans Can Do <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_449166.html>
Jeffrey Chan, Straits Times
It is true that as Singapore is a small country, the consequences of environmental practices are likely negligible relative to the scale of global pollution today. But let us do our part.
**** Why Singapore Government Is Bruised By The World Press Freedom Index Ranking? <http://www.temasekreview.com/2009/11/02/why-singapore-government-is-bruised-by-the-world-press-freedom-index-ranking/>
Manisha Kumari, The Temasek Review
In spite of enjoying first status in almost all the thing, Singapore will continue to be the laughing stock in front of the world press and the ranking only getting worse if media continues to be in such a dilapidated state.
**** Minister Warns Of Singapore Slowdown <http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/029cbbfa-c712-11de-bb6f-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1>
Kevin Brown, Financial Times
Singaporeâs trend rate of economic growth is likely to slow because of labour constraints and its success in achieving high levels of income per head, according to Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the island stateâs finance minister.
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**** 13 Things You Don't Know About Singapore <http://www.cnngo.com/singapore/none/13-things-you-dont-know-about-singapore-861657>
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**** On Medical Leave And The Employee <http://singaporeaspirations.blogspot.com/2009/11/on-medical-leave-and-employee.html>
Why do employers in Singapore treat their employees in this way? Well, Singapore employers claim they are afraid that medical leave benefits will be abused, resulting in a loss of productivity at work. But if we think about it, the prevailing system in Singapore doesnât really do much to prevent the abuse of medical leave benefits. Most companies will concede that employees who are determined to use up all their medical leave, will do so anyway whether or not their employers require them to see a doctor and obtain medical certification.
**** Court Gives Surrender Order <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_449372.html>
Elena Chong, Straits Times
District judge Roy Neighbour said he was satisfied that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial of the offences which Balldev Naidu Ragavan, also known as Balraj Naidu Ragavan, is facing.
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**** Potong Pasir Town Council Rebuts ST Report <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/11/potong-pasir-town-council-rebuts-st-report/>
Wilfred Leung, Potong Pasir Town Council, The Online Citizen
The report seems to imply that voters in Potong Pasir have been shortchanged because they did not vote for PAP. I beg to differ. After the last election, the Potong Pasir Town Council has work hard to implement various upgrading programs to enhance the whole of Potong Pasir, bringing residents many benefits and more convenience.
**** Singapore Healthcare <http://cambodiacalling.blogspot.com/2009/11/singapore-healthcare.html>
Diana Saw, Cambodia Calling
**** Temasek Eyes AXA China Stake, Valued At $1.05 Bln <http://www.reuters.com/article/privateEquity/idUSHKG13336420091102>
George Chen, Reuters
**** Most Difficult Policy <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_449525.html>
Jeremy Au Yong, Straits Times
Intelligence does not necessarily translate into a flair for languages. That was the lesson minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew said he learnt in implementing the bilingual policy in schools.
**** Judge Toh Allows Last Minute Police Application <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/3009-judge-toh-allows-allows-last-minute-police-application->
District judge Toh Yung Cheong granted the prosecution a last minute application to vacate a set of hearing dates because the police needed their witnesses for duty next week during the APEC meeting.
Contrast this with the warrant of arrest he issued for Dr Chee Soon Juan when the SDP secretary-general had to attend his father-in-law's funeral in Taiwan in June this year. Even after he was notified of the death, Judge Toh initially refused to rescind the warrant of arrest.
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