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**** Apple's Broadway Store To Open Saturday, Nov. 14 <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/11/06/apples_broadway_store_to_open_saturday_nov_14.html>
Apple has officially announced that its forthcoming flagship store on Broadway in New York City will have its grand opening on Nov. 14, in time for the holiday shopping season.
**** Add More Effects To Photo Booth And iChat <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=ef3212bc6724b4788e4394b4504551cd>
Rob Griffiths, Macworld
As you know, Photo Booth includes a collection of image-altering effects you can use to distort your photos; just click the Effects button to see the collection of 24 effects, and to apply them to your photos. A subset of these effects (16 in all) are available in iChat, too, for use in creating some truly strange looking iChat image icons. But in case thatâs not enough effects for you, hereâs a way to add over 20 additional effects to both iChat and Photo Booth.
**** Magic Mouse Loses Its Way <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=38d0c5462250e627051ca588f76bfa85>
Ted Landau, Macworld
The mouse will occasionally drop its connection altogether. When this happens, a âConnection Lostâ message briefly pops up on the display. This can occur even while the mouse is sitting idle. Typically, the mouse re-establishes a connection on its own, but there is no telling how long this will take.
**** Doom Game Creator Suggests Apple Embarrassed About iPhone Gaming <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/11/06/doom_game_creator_suggests_apple_embarrassed_about_iphone_gaming.html>
Brian Garner, AppleInsider
John Carmack, creator of the classic PC game Doom, described working with Apple as a "rollercoaster ride," and suggested that company executives are not happy about the popularity of gaming on the iPhone and iPod touch.
**** Amid Transition, Rivals Are Descending On Apple <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brandweek.com%2Fbw%2Fcontent_display%2Fnews-and-features%2Fdirect%2Fe3i8875589fada415ac8ca4e6f40dd425b0&usg=AFQjCNEpx_E9MaBavjB0IlKreCwT6XgdVA>
Noreen O'Leary, Brandweek Magazine
Apple, once untouchable in terms of marketing, has gotten a little roughed up lately.
**** iPhone Superguide Comes To The App Store... Eventually <http://www.macworld.com/article/143677/2009/11/iphone_superguide_iphone.html?lsrc=twt_jsnell>
Jason Snell, Macworld
Now, as some of you may have read elsewhere, getting this app up on the App Store was not as easy as you might think it would be.
**** iPhoniness <http://www.atpm.com/15.11/macmuser-iphoniness.shtml>
Mark Tennent, ATPM
**** With New Features, Apple's MobileMe Is Worth The Price <http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010221492_ptmacc07.html>
Glenn Fleishman, Seattle Times
Apple has finally assembled a set of features for its hosted MobileMe service that makes it worth its subscription fee for the right user. As a critic of the service in the past, I find myself with naught but praise these days.
**** Apple Deploys Its New EasyPay Device At Parisâ Grand Store Opening <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AppAdvice/~3/ycWsDl6nuIs/>
**** iPhone App Store Hits 100K, Leaves Others In The Dust <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcworld.com%2Farticle%2F181643%2Fiphone_app_store_hits_100k_leaves_others_in_the_dust.html&usg=AFQjCNG4DpHcX47gR7clCN-YKFsKomx3cQ>
Yoni Heisler, Network World
The iPhone may soon be getting stiffer competition from upcoming products like the Motorola Droid, but one area where Apple's commanding lead seems untouchable is its mobile app store.
**** Europe's Biggest Newspaper Forcing Purchase Of Its iPhone App <http://seekingalpha.com/article/171956-europe-s-biggest-newspaper-forcing-purchase-of-its-iphone-app>
Markus Goebel, Seeking Alpha
So much for the coming mobile nirvana of free mobile content â at least for iPhone users in Germany. Today Europeâs biggest newspaper, BILD-Zeitung, intends to use, in effect, brute force to compel users buy its new iPhone app. The paper tabloid is to block anyone using an iPhone browser from accessing its website.
**** Apple Introduces Reserve And Pick-up <http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/07/apple-introduces-reserve-and-pick-up/>
Mike Schramm, TUAW
The name is a little unwieldy, but it gets the point across. You go onto the Apple web site to find what you want, click to reserve the product at a nearby Apple Store, and then go to the store and pick up the goods while you're doing your holiday shopping between December 15 to 24.
**** Bare Bones Yojimbo <http://www.macnn.com/reviews/bare-bones-yojimbo.html>
Drag and drop to organize your digital tidbits in a logical way and find them again easily. Yojimbo 2 makes this possible in simple, but powerful program.
**** Update Fixes iPhone Sync Problem With Windows 7 For Some <http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/110709-update-fixes-iphone-sync-problem.html>
Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service
Gigabyte Technology issued a BIOS update on Friday that fixes a problem for some Windows 7 users who have been unable to sync their iPhones.
**** The Many Sliders Of Photoshop CS4 <http://mrgan.tumblr.com/post/235455865/the-many-sliders-of-photoshop-cs4>
Theyâre all ugly.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Adding A 'SixthSense' To Your Cellphone <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=ee6eecd217a4c7bb044f2cdc21cc4561>
Vikas Bajaj, New York Times
Many Indians bought their first mobile phones before they had their first experiences with personal computers. Pranav Mistry thinks that most of them might also skip keyboards and mice and go straight to more intuitive and interactive interfaces.
**** The Internet Is Killing Storytelling <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/ben_macintyre/article6903537.ece>
Ben Macintyre, The Times
Narratives are a staple of every culture the world over. They are disappearing in an online blizzard of tiny bytes of information.
**** Penguin Flogs It (And Sells Some Books) <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/nov/04/penguin-classics-merchandising-fiction>
Anthony Cummins, Guardian
What's the most depressing piece of Penguin merchandising? Notebooks featuring the classic covers of much-loved titles that cost more than the novels themselves.
**** Four Poems <http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/four-poems-will-stone/>
Will Stone, 3:AM Magazine
**** Clive James Isn't A Climate Change Sceptic, He's A Sucker - But This May Be The Reason <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/nov/02/climate-change-denial-clive-james>
George Monbiot, Guardian
My fiercest opponents on global warming tend to be in their 60s and 70s. This offers a fascinating, if chilling, insight into human psychology.
**** Is Technology Dumbing Down Japanese? <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=4c02b371a5e3315c41a662d9fd98dd86>
Emily Parker, New York Times
Now the Japanese language is being transformed by blogs, e-mail and keitai shosetsu, or cellphone novels. Americans may fret over the ways digital communications encourage sloppy grammar and spelling, but in Japan these changes are much more wrenching. A vertically written language seems to be becoming increasingly horizontal. Novels are being written and read on little screens. People have gotten so used to typing on computers that they can no longer write characters by hand. And English words continue to infiltrate the language.
**** Stephen Kingâs Glass ÂMenagerie <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=f9db2e1c39820680076811b0c57d1f00>
James Parker, New York Times
Now that the town halls have blazed with vituperation, and fantastical patriots are girding themselves for fascist/socialist lockdown, Americans of a certain vintage must be feeling a familiar circumambient thrill. Boomers, you know what Iâm talking about: cranks empowered, strange throes and upthrusts, hyperbolic placards brandished in the streets â itâs the â60s all over again! Once more the air turns interrogative: somethingâs happening here, but we donât know what it is, do we, Mr. Jones? Stop, children, whatâs that sound?
**** Can Modern Dance Be Preserved? <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=8445edadf922ed4f6c851544daf16269>
Arthur Lubow, New York Times
Unlike drama and music, which also unfold in time, dance is not dictated by a written script or score. Although choreographers may sketch out a work for themselves with notes, dance is still taught primarily by one dancer to another, âbody to body,â as the saying goes, the way the arts were transmitted in ancient cultures. A sculptorâs blocks of stone or a painterâs pigments are paragons of stability compared to the human clay that the choreographer molds.
**** Rethinking The Singapore Growth Model <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC091107-0000042/Rethinking-the-Singapore-growth-model>
Choy Keen Meng, Today
In the last decade, the declining growth rates delivered by the model have also been accompanied by increased output volatility, an amplification of business cycles and a worsening of the income distribution. Such undesirable side-effects must be explicitly taken into account in a balanced assessment of the model's success vis-a-vis the objective of stable and equitable growth for all.
**** Some Cheer For Sports Fans <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC091107-0000087/Some-cheer-for-sports-fans>
Leong Wee Keat and Ong Dai Lin, Today
The battle to woo sports fans has escalated, with StarHub and SingTel firing one-two salvos within hours on Friday. Is it a sign that the competition in pay-TV is finally turning in viewers' favour, instead of hurting their pockets with ballooning fees?
**** Home-alone Maid Relents After Government Officer Insists On House Inspection <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_451096.html>
Jeremy Yeow, Straits Times
What is the NEA's protocol on such visits when the owner is not around and only the maid or a minor is at home? Should the NEA or any government officer enter the premises in the first place, granted that he is carrying out official duties (besides emergencies)?
**** "Exceptionalism" Is To Ignore, Rebut Or Engage? <http://feedmetothefish.blogspot.com/2009/11/exceptionalism-is-to-ignore-rebut-or.html>
Feed Me To The Fish
Ignore, rebut or engage? What the difference?
**** ST Insight: Censorship Review Committee Thoughts <http://thinkingbetterthinkingmeta.blogspot.com/2009/11/st-insight-censorship-review-committee.html>
Sam Ho, Sam's thoughts
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**** Greater Acclaim Lies Abroad For Minister Mentor <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?file=/2009/11/7/columnists/insightdownsouth/5063009&sec=insightdownsouth>
Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
The foreign recognition comes at a time when the Minister Mentor is losing popularity among young Singaporeans who have a different set of values and little recollection of what he did in the past.
However, Singaporeâs founding father has shown he still retains the worldâs admiration for his role in the contemporary history of Singapore and the region.
**** Chiu Chiu Chiuu In Singapore <http://www.akiraceo.com/2009/11/07/chiu-chiu-chiuu-in-singapore/>
Jian Akiraceo, A Cat Tale
**** Modern Architecture In Singapore <http://architecture.suite101.com/article.cfm/modern_architecture_in_singapore>
Tom Ravenscroft, Suite101
Denied the chance to increase itâs exposure through the construction of the âworldâs tallest buildingâ, Singapore has tried to find other ways to distinguish itself and increase people's awareness of the city through its architecture. City officials knew this could be achieved by creating an iconic landmark building, an Eiffel Tower or a Sydney Opera House, which would become synonymous with the city's prosperity.
**** More To Gain From Best Sourcing <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_451507.html>
Goh Chin Lian, Straits Times
As contractors undercut one another when making bids, and clients go for the cheapest deal, such low-educated and low-skilled workers often accept worse terms to keep their jobs, said unionists and employers.
**** Must Address Emotive Issue <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_451509.html>
Opening the doors to immigrants and migrant workers is an emotive subject, but it is a critical issue that must be addressed, said senior minister Goh Chok Tong.
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**** Singaporeâs National Interests Vis-A-Vis China <http://geraldgiam.sg/2009/11/singapores-national-interests-vis-a-vis-china/>
This is why it is in our interest that the US to continues to station its armed forces in Japan, Korea, Philippines, Australia and, yes, Singapore, and steps up its political and economic engagement of countries in the region, including China.
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