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**** Camino 2 Improves Security, More <http://www.pheedcontent.com/click.phdo?i=a7dbc434d3ac1532161dfdc766f5021a>
Jeff Gamet, The Mac Observer
The Camino Project released Camino 2.0 on Wednesday afternoon with improved security features, enhanced tabbed browsing, and more.
**** A Dangerous Precedent: Apple's App Store <http://tigerweekly.com/article/11-18-2009/13101>
Philip DiStefano, Tiger Weekly
Right now, other smartphone platforms such as Google's Android are using their openness as a selling point, but what will happen when more and more closed platforms start succeeding?
**** Apple's Web Worms <http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2009/11/apples_web_worms.html>
Katia Dunn, NPR News
There are several Apple-devoted sites. Some of them employ whole teams of people who spend their days reporting on the company. And, when I say reporting, I mean impressive investigative journalism.
**** Running Windows 7 Under OS X: Ars Reviews VMware Fusion 3 <http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/apple/~3/lZ_GZfk0LxI/vmware-fusion-3-review.ars>
Dave Girard, Ars Technica
VMware Fusion has always had a stable, fast foundation, and version 3 continues to impress by pulling off a seemingly flawless 64-bit transition.
**** Popcorn 4 Review <http://www.macworld.co.uk/digitallifestyle/reviews/index.cfm?RSS&ReviewID=3674>
Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Popcorn is Roxioâs conversion and burning tool for multimedia content. Among other talents it lets you easily convert Flash video clips into a format suitable for your Apple TV or iPhone, but thatâs not all.
**** Why There Shouldn't Be An iPhone App For That <http://www.pcworld.com/article/182406/why_there_shouldnt_be_an_iphone_app_for_that.html>
Tom Kaneshige, CIO
For some retailers, an iPhone app makes perfect sense. Others, not so much.
**** Bringing The iPhone And The Mac Into Ancient Tech Environments At Work <http://www.edibleapple.com/bringing-the-iphone-and-the-mac-into-ancient-tech-environments-at-work/>
With the average joe more tech conscious and savvy these days, the demands for modern technology in the workplace is growing louder, and thankfully, corporations are starting to listen.
**** Give Your App To Apple Employees <http://www.karelia.com/mac_indie_marketing/give_your_app_to_apple_empl.html>
One great way to get some exposure to your application is to get it in front of as many Apple employees as you can. Ideally, give your program away!
**** Apple Fixes Problem With LED Cinema Display iSight Camera <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=1992e1d27dff04fd518fc5424d7c1689>
Jonathan Seff, Macworld
On Wednesday, Apple released LED Cinema Display iSight Firmware Update 1.0, a fix for an issue with the built-in iSight camera on the LED Cinema Display not being recognized by some applications.
**** iPhone On Wi-Fi Vulnerable To Security Attack <http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=27777>
John Cox, Macworld UK
A new report from a mobile security vendor details how the most popular smartphones, including the iPhone, are very vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, carried out via public Wi-Fi connections.
**** WorkSnug: Find Places To Work With Your iPhone <http://www.salon.com/tech/giga_om/web_life/2009/11/18/worksnug_find_places_to_work_with_your_iphone/index.html>
Simon Mackie, Salon
WorkSnug is a neat augmented reality iPhone app that enables you to find great places to work nearby, from cafes to coworking spaces, complete with reviews.
**** The OS Opportunity <http://daringfireball.net/2009/11/the_os_opportunity>
John Gruber, Daring Fireball
**** The Apple Tablet Is Dead <http://www.pcworld.com/article/182571/the_apple_tablet_is_dead.html>
Ian Paul, PC World
Apple tablet rumors started verging into the ridiculous Thursday morning with reports that Apple has pushed back the project's launch date yet again. Those same sources are saying Apple is developing a high-end tablet that could retail for as much as $2000, according to Digitimes.
**** Review: Mac Mini With Snow Leopard Server <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=80f1bb33a669dc149a7e91982c0e4e0e>
Jason Snell, Macworld
If you want to run a Mac OS X-based server and take advantage of Snow Leopard Serverâs impressive skills as a file, Web, backup, and workgroup server, youâll find no better value than the Mac mini server. Itâs appropriate for small businesses, small workgroups in larger enterprises, and educational environments. Isnât it nice that Apple has finally realized that it had a great server under its nose this whole time?
**** Five Unexpected Uses For Copy And Paste <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=a0444789da2e14873d0ded397245d07b>
Sharon Zardetto, Macworld
Use these commands in the Finder to manipulate more than just graphics and text.
**** 1Password 3.0 Out Of Beta <http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/19/1password-3-0-out-of-beta/>
TJ Luoma, TUAW
1Password 3.0 is available today for Leopard and Snow Leopard users, with a bunch of new features, including 1PasswordAnywhere which allows you to view 1Password data from any other computer-Windows, Mac, Linux, whatever-with a modern browser like Safari or Firefox.
**** Apple Releases Updates Improving Printing, Scanning, ISight Cameras And QuickTime <http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/19/apple-releases-updates-improving-printing-scanning-isight-came/>
Joachim Bean, TUAW
**** 7 Essential iPhone/iPod Touch Tips <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tidbits_main/~3/iOZQQ6e3pLg/10765>
Jeff Carlson, TidBITS
**** Jobs: Forced Name Change 'Not That Big Of A Deal' <http://feeds.macnn.com/click.phdo?i=026a3d3d3581a3629b00ec2a1e8c53b5>
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has chastised a Mac developer in response to a letter regarding a name change, reports say.
**** SubRosaSoft Introduces FileSalvage 7 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=2267d37dbed5fe077556c510087abcb4>
Ramu Nagappan, Macworld
SubRosaSoft has released FileSalvage 7, an update to its data recovery software. The latest release offers Snow Leopard support and enables better recovery for flash-memory cards and Windows drives.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Computers Can't Answer Everything <http://feeds.technologyreview.com/click.phdo?i=95bdc89408916964977466751f7e686c>
Erica Naone, MIT Technology Review
Damon Horowitz, chief technology officer and cofounder of the San Francisco-based Aardvark, believes that the real power of natural language processing can only be unlocked by acknowledging its limitations and filling in the gaps with human intelligence.
**** Who Knew I Was Not The Father? <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=288a47d55167589fd84ba752d80ad0ee>
Ruth Padawer, New York Times
DNA testing has led more men to discover that their children are not biologically theirs. Families are being upended, and so is the law.
**** Upgrading Works For Holland And Bukit Panjang Unaffected By Past Investment Losses <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1019057/1/.html>
he Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council said upgrading works will continue despite huge investment losses reported in 2008.
**** MM Leeâs Admission â A Good Time For Govt To Reflect On Policy <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/11/mm-lee%e2%80%99s-admission-%e2%80%93-a-good-time-for-govt-to-reflect-on-policy/>
Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen
If the minister mentor indeed feels he has made a mistake with the policy, then perhaps he should also look into these other issues which have resulted from the policy as well.
**** My Struggle With Chinese <http://geraldgiam.sg/2009/11/my-struggle-with-chinese/>
**** Lawyer For Death-row Inmate Denied Access To Client <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/11/lawyer-for-death-row-inmate-denied-access-to-client/>
Andrew Loh / Rachel Zeng, The Online Citizen
Despite having confirmed that inmate is represented by new lawyer, the Prison Service insists on having the Courtâs permission before it allows lawyer access to his client.
**** The Governmentâs Role In Improving The Quality Of Our Educational Institutions <http://kelvinteowrites.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/the-governments-role-in-improving-the-quality-of-our-educational-institutions/>
Kelvin Teo Writes
**** I Am Singaporean II: Bilingualism Is Bad(?) <http://sturmdesjahrhunderts.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/i-am-singaporean-ii-bilingualism-is-bad/>
Die Neue Welle
What is needed is exposure, and a complete language change should probably do the trick.
**** Singapore Cbank: No Change In Underlying Inflation <http://www.reuters.com/article/hotStocksNews/idUSSIN48428220091119>
Nopporn Wong-Anan and Saeed Azhar, Reuters
Singapore said on Thursday that an upward revision in its forecast for the consumer price index in 2010 was due to a pending increase in property tax rather than any broader increase in underlying inflation.
**** Singapore Economy Misses Forecast <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125859005965054689.html>
Se Young Lee, Wall Street Journal
Singapore's economy expanded slower than initially estimated in the third quarter, but the government expects growth to resume next year as the global recovery progresses.
**** Singapore's Growth Forecast For 2009 Maintained At -2.5 To -2.0% <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1019165/1/.html>
Lukman Khairduddin, Channel NewsAsia
Singapore on Thursday declared a severe recession over as data showed its economy grew for the second straight quarter in the three months to September.
**** Structural Unemployment In Singapore <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2009/11/structural-unemployment-in-singapore.html>
Diary of A Singaporean Mind
**** Amnesty: Singapore Defamation Ruling Attacks Press <http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/11/19/amnesty-singapore-defamation-ruling-attacks-press.html>
Human rights group Amnesty International urged Singapore on Thursday to protect freedom of expression after an Asian magazine paid 405,000 Singapore dollars ($290,000) to settle a defamation suit by the country's prime minister and his father.
"This ruling further illustrates how press freedom is under threat in Singapore and sets a dangerous precedent for freedom of expression and journalism in the region," Sam Zarifi of Amnesty International said in a statement.
**** Singapore Gets Live Traffic Updates, Public Transport Directions On Google Maps <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC091119-0000212/Online-Only---Singapore-gets-live-traffic-updates,-public-transport-directions-on-Google-Maps>
**** Heavy Rain Causes Knee-high Floods In Bukit Timah <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1019285/1/.html>
Heavy and intense rain caused flooding in some parts of Singapore in the early part of Thursday afternoon. The situation was especially bad in Bukit Timah. At its peak, the flood waters reached knee level.
**** The KK Chemo Misdosage Incident <http://flaneurose.blogspot.com/2009/11/kk-chemo-misdosage-incident.html>
**** How Singapore Appreciates A PRC Talent Who Tried To Integrate <http://frankcomment.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-singapore-appreciates-prc-talent.html>
Jimmy Mun, Frankly Speaking
This is the stark reality of Singapore. Be a non-committal tourist like Zhang Yuan Yuan and enjoy the best of both worlds, or embrace Singapore and get screwed, like my friend.
**** Google Maps Packs In The Data With LTA And Quantum Inventions <http://www.techgoondu.com/2009/11/19/google-maps-packs-in-the-data-with-lta-and-quantum-inventions/>
Are homegrown online maps being side-lined? (Note: The writer is a product manager at Rednano.)
**** Only 40 Sand Lorries Cross To S'pore <http://www.nst.com.my/articles/15san/Article/index_html>
New Straits Times
The state Customs Department yesterday revealed the number of lorries carrying sand that ply between Johor and Singapore via the Causeway.
**** Singapore Nomads <http://singaporeshortstories.blogspot.com/2009/11/singapore-nomads.html>
Singapore Short Stories
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