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**** What's Next For Future iPhones? <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=e627a0ff4e31fa291acd4a709956bdd3>
Dan Moren, Macworld
Competing smartphones can tell us a lot about the iPhoneâs future direction.
**** Apple Beats Psystar: Is It A Win For You? <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=d4d6c0e8f65c1509d6fb062ce203c63f>
Ian Paul, PC World
Personally, Iâm happy with my Mac computer and although Iâve had a few minor problems, I canât really say Iâm unhappy with Appleâs significant control over my computing experience. But then again, isnât there something instinctively wrong about accepting a system or product, regardless of its quality, that reduces consumer choice? Especially when it comes to a device that is so integral to our daily lives?
**** iPhone UI: The Age Gap And Other Stats <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=5247&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zdnet%2FApple+%28ZDNet+The+Apple+Core%29>
David Morgenstern, ZDNet
Sessions at this month's iPhone Tech Talk in Seattle revealed differences in usage by age groups, according to a developer report from the conference.
**** Parallels Switch To Mac Edition Is Daunting But Worthwhile <http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/review/parallels_switch_to_mac_edition_is_daunting_but_worthwhile/>
John Martellaro, The Mac Observer
**** Apple Beats Nokia In Profits, Apple Doesn't Beat Nokia In Profits, We Don't Really Have A Clue [Smartphones] <http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/N1VCcZQGD_c/apple-beats-nokia-in-profits-apple-doesnt-beat-nokia-in-profits-we-dont-really-have-a-clue>
Jesus Diaz, Gizmodo
he fact, however, is that nobody have a single clue about what Apple's real numbers are
**** 10 Scenarios That Could Make Apple License Mac OS X <http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Applications/10-Scenarios-That-Could-Make-Apple-License-Mac-OS-X-348449/>
Don Reisinger, eWeek
Change is constant in the computer industry and even Apple can't say it will never change its mind about retaining exclusive control of the Mac OS platform.
**** Why Steve Jobs' "Enforcement Routine" For Ads On Apple Devices Is Not The Dumbest Idea You Ever Heard <http://industry.bnet.com/advertising/10004668/why-steve-jobs-enforcement-routine-for-ads-on-apple-devices-is-not-the-dumbest-idea-you-ever-heard/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BnetBlogs+%28BNET+Blogs%29>
Jim Edwards, BNET
It suggests that Apple is interested in distributing its devices and software free to anyone willing to make a tradeoff by sitting through some ads. This is a time-honored business strategy that has previously been fantastically successful.
I see this more of a preemptive measure to prevent others from undercutting the Mac and iPhone markets.
**** Apple Vs. Pystar: What's Left To Fight Over <http://www.pcworld.com/article/182297/apple_vs_pystar_whats_left_to_fight_over.html>
Seth Weintraub, Computerworld
Here's what's left to be decided at trial: Apple's allegations of breach of contract; induced breach of contract, trademark infringement; trademark dilution; trade dress infringement; and state unfair competition under California Business and Professions Code Â§ 17200; and common law unfair competition. See anything on that list that will be helpful to Psystar?
**** Apple, Bloomberg: Two Media Brands In The Social Era <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13641_3-10398790-44.html>
Tim Leberecht, CNET News
Secrecy, compliance, top-down hierarchies, rigid communication policies, and walled gardens are characteristics that may be somewhat outdated in this era, and yet they seem to be the very cornerstones of Appleâs and Bloombergâs success as the two firms thrive as the surprise champions of their respective categories.
**** Needed At Apple: One Good Game Designer <http://technologizer.com/2009/11/16/needed-at-apple-one-good-game-designer/>
Jared Newman, Technologizer
Appleâs cooking up something related to video games, and needs a jack of all trades game designer to get the job done.
**** Runtime Revolution 4.0 Offers New Web-authoring Option <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=3f22eab42fd137e2a0e30823fa027908>
Tony Craine, Macworld
Runtime Revolution has released version 4.0 of its self-titled application-authoring software. New in this release is the ability to deploy applications directly to the Web in any of the major browsers running in Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.
**** Apple's iPhone To Be China's No. 1 Smart Phone, Unicom Says <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=at8OxORYpyOU>
Wei Du and Mark Lee, Bloomberg
China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. Chairman Chang Xiaobing said he expects Apple Inc.âs iPhone to become Chinaâs best-selling smart phone, countering skepticism by analysts who say the handset is too expensive.
**** ShoveBox For The Mac And iPhone Helps Keep Your Stuff Organized <http://www.salon.com/tech/giga_om/web_life/2009/11/16/shovebox_for_the_mac_and_iphone_helps_keep_your_stuff_organized/index.html>
Will Kelly, Salon
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Scientist At Work: Nathan Myhrvold: After Microsoft, Bringing A High-Tech Eye To Professional Kitchens <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=a877d797b4e28dc93cc19919c149bf95>
Kenneth Chang, New York Times
Inside a nondescript warehouse on a nondescript street of this Seattle suburb is a research laboratory that looks like it came out of a James Bond movie â had Q the gadget master been a gastronome.
**** A Product (You Think) You'll Never Need <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=1db1664120e22ecea8813f40aad915b8>
Eric A. Taub, New York Times
A new low-cost LCD alternative to the magnifying glass can help the visually impaired.
**** Bring Back The Traditional Bookshop <http://feeds.guardian.co.uk/~r/theguardian/books/rss/~3/RtR-b-AuClI/borders-waterstones-traditional-booksellers>
Stuart Walton, The Guardian
No more lounging in Waterstone's or browsing in Borders â turn over an old leaf with the starchy, strait-laced booksellers of old.
**** The Evolution Of The God Gene <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=6c527dcdfa875720633d2c1fc9f38911>
Nicholas Wade, New York Times
New research is pointing to a new perspective on religion, one that seeks to explain why religious behavior has occurred in societies at every stage of development.
**** The Dream Of The Great Unfinished Novel <http://feeds.guardian.co.uk/~r/theguardian/books/rss/~3/1wJmbfwPSPQ/great-unfinished-novel-nabokov>
Wayne Gooderham, The Guardian
Nabokov didn't finish The Original of Laura, so we'll never know how good it might have been â and that's the key to its tantalising appeal.
**** Consciousness <http://feeds.slate.com/click.phdo?i=191355eec645d03091bfd1dbf7ee7e7e>
Ellen Wehle, Slate Magazine
**** Hawkers Can Pass On Trade <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_455263.html>
Silachart Lau, National Environment Agency, Straits Times
The current licensing scheme helps these hawkers pass on their trade by allowing immediate family members to take over the tenancy of the stall after they die.
**** Not Likely A Case Of Staff Fatigue: Khaw <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC091117-0000077/Not-likely-a-case-of-staff-fatigue--Khaw>
Alicia Wong, Today
"From the pictures I see, the pumps look almost exactly the same," said Mr Khaw, "so we're feeding back to the manufacturer that this is very dangerous".
**** Flats Saved For 1st-Timers <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_455334.html>
Jessica Cheam, Straits Times
The Housing Board (HDB) has moved to address mounting concern about inadequate flat supply by upping the first-timer's success rate for getting a flat and by launching more than 1,000 homes for sale in Punggol.
**** Should Upgrading Decisions Be Even Placed In The Hands Of Politicians? <http://kelvinteowrites.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/should-upgrading-decisions-be-even-placed-in-the-hands-of-politicians/>
Kelvin Teo Writes
Should a politician play god over something that voters have contributed towards with their own hard-earned money?
**** Lower Voting Age To 18 Before Next Election <http://geraldgiam.sg/2009/11/lower-voting-age-to-18-before-next-election/>
I would attribute the PAP governmentâs reluctance to reduce the voting age to two factors: Political self interest and inertia. Political self-interest because they know that 18 to 21-year-olds are much more likely to vote for change than older voters. Inertia because they know they can just refuse to do it and not suffer any consequences, since this is not a bread and butter issue.
**** Zaobao: Most PRC Scholars Are Still Here. Really? <http://frankcomment.blogspot.com/2009/11/zaobao-most-prc-scholars-are-still-here.html>
Jimmy Mun, Frankly Speaking
**** Temasek Launches Global Bond Sale To Raise US$500m <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1018701/1/.html>
Temasek Holdings announced on Tuesday in a press release that it has launched a 30-year bond to raise US$500 million, which will go into funding operations of the company and of its subsidiaries.
**** The Pulse, Singapore Airlines Finds One <http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2009/11/17/the-pulse-singapore-airlines-finds-one/>
Ben Sandilands, Crikey
Hard on the heels of its loss in the first six months of its financial year, Singapore Airlines finds signs of life in the October operating statistics released this morning.
**** Singapore October Exports Fall The Least In 13 Months <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=acc5vjdTbCV8>
Stephanie Phang, Bloomberg
Singaporeâs exports fell the least in 13 months in October as improving global demand supported sales of electronics and pharmaceuticals.
**** Temasek's Second Bonds In Two Months See Yield Spreads Narrow <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a5dAhl47L6ME&pos=7>
Katrina Nicholas and John Detrixhe, Bloomberg
**** Racist And Useless Security Checks At Singaporeâs MRT Stations <http://www.angryangmo.com/2009/11/17/racist-useless-security-checks-singapore-mrt/>
**** Possible Property Bubble Has Singapore Officials Worried <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/business/global/10property.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
The Singapore central bank warned Monday that more measures could be needed to curb the risk of speculation in the countryâs property market, which has been bolstered by low borrowing costs.
**** Green Fences Are Not 'friendly' To Old Folks <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC091117-0000285/Online-Only---Green-fences-are-not-friendly-to-old-folks>
Chia Hern Keng, Today
The building of non-breaking green fences going for miles along road dividers all across Singapore is presenting a serious problem to old folks.
**** Dover Park Hospice Fund Raising Project Proves A Hit For The Wrong Reasons <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1018797/1/.html>
Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia
Charity fundraisers are common in Singapore. But an initiative to raise money to help care for the dying has highlighted a less charitable side of the nation.
**** Weak US, EU Demand Dampen Singapore Exports <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fhostednews%2Fafp%2Farticle%2FALeqM5gPFis4dU21q9nQUPrmNqh2ebj37g&usg=AFQjCNEAjLcNXAr9ljn4cCET90xYZJq59g>
Weak demand from the United States and Europe sent Singapore's exports falling for the 18th consecutive month in October, the government said Tuesday.
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