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**** Magic Mouse Drivers For Windows Now Available <http://gizmodo.com/5409942/magic-mouse-drivers-for-windows-now-available?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29>
Chris Jacob, Gizmodo
**** Why Go Pro When iMac Goes Faster? <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=ec14128f5f58e06aa80fd3ca7377197c>
Rob Griffiths, Macworld
The new Core i7 iMac is a potent machine -- so potent, in fact, that it outpaces a couple of Mac Pro models in benchmarks. It's also an incredible bargain, offering tremendous power given its price.
**** iPhone To Go On Sale In South Korea <http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTelecomNews/idUSSEO28354920091122>
Rhee So-eui, Reuters
Apple's iPhone will go on sale in South Korea this week, offered by the country's No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp (030200.KS), KT said on Sunday.
**** Attention To Detail: What We Love In An App <http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/21/attention-to-detail-what-we-love-in-an-app/>
Erica Sadun, TUAW
Software. It doesn't matter if it's for a Mac or for an iPhone. There are certain qualities we just love, that make an app really stand out to us.
**** TUAW Review: Checkout, Top Notch Point Of Sale Software For Mac <http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/22/tuaw-review-checkout-top-notch-point-of-sale-software-for-mac/>
Josh Carr, TUAW
**** Snow Leopard's Creator-Code Snubbing Now Official <http://db.tidbits.com/article/10780?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+%28TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us%29>
Matt Neuburg, TidBITS
Although this merely confirms what was already known by experience and experimentation, and although it has no bearing whatever on the question of the advisability of this change, it's nice to see Apple come clean at last and state the facts plainly, albeit more than two months after Snow Leopard's release.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Java: What Does Its Future Hold? <http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/java-what-does-its-future-hold-978>
Peter Wayner, Javaworld.com
Oracle's imminent acquisition of Sun could strengthen Java -- or cripple it.
**** Will The 'Smartbook' Be A Better Netbook? <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10400275-64.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Brooke Crothers, CNET News
The "smartbook" aspires to put the smartphone into the laptop. Will it be able to elevate an Apple iPhone or Motorola Droid-like experience to a larger device, or is it just more marketing mumbo-jumbo?
**** The Sci-Fi Legends Who Shaped Today's Tech <http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/353485/the-sci-fi-legends-who-shaped-todays-tech>
Stuart Andrews, PC Pro
Science fiction has long inspired real-world technology, but have the authors of sci-fi stories finally run out of steam?
**** Liberty, Equality, Gastronomy: Paris Via A 19th-Century Guide <http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/travel/22Grimod.html?ref=travel>
Tony Perrottet, New York Times
A food-obsessed traveler uses the Zagat guide of the Napoleonic era to explore the culinary wonders of this city in the 21st century.
**** Raymond Carverâs Life And Stories <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/books/review/King-t.html?_r=1&ref=books>
Stephen King, New York Times
Raymond Carver, surely the most influential writer of American short stories in the second half of the 20th century, makes an early appearance in Carol Sklenickaâs exhaustive and sometimes exhausting biography as a 3- or 4-year-old on a leash. âWell, of course I had to keep him on a leash,â his mother, Ella Carver, said much later â and seemingly without irony.
**** How To Be A Better Diner <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/13/AR2009111303022.html?wprss=rss_print/washpostmagazine>
Tom Sietsema, Washington Post
There are countless ways customers can endear themselves to restaurants. Inviting a clown to a four-star establishment is not one of them.
**** Singaporeans Urged To Learn From Handling Economic Downturn <http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=104577529&source=Newsfeed>
Essentially, the message is: PAP good, trust us, remember to vote for us, okay?
**** Patience For Sports Hub <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_457596.html>
Wang Meng Meng, Straits Times
PLEASE be patient and Singapore will get a Sports Hub everyone can be proud of. That was Dr Vivian Balakrishnan's response to queries on the Singapore Sports Hub Consor-tium's (SSHC) recent decision to launch a financing competition to raise money for the delayed project.
**** Johor Set To Be A Medical Hub <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/11/22/nation/5161524&sec=nation>
The state is on the way to becoming a medical hub â for both locals and foreigners â with the building of a new public hospital and the proposal for a wellness centre in Nusajaya.
Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the proposed wellness centre would be built with the cooperation of the Singaporean government.
**** The Singapore Government Will Pay For Your Next Date <http://carnalnation.com/content/37226/930/singapore-government-gives-money-so-singles-can-date>
Martha Lee, CarnalNation
What can we expect in terms of measurables from the new SDN? Singaporeans have and should have a say and voice in all this because tax payersâ money is going into allowing singles to date, and gasp, have fun.
**** More Plans To Keep Senior Citizens Wired To Internet <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1019825/1/.html>
Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia
A new three-year programme to get the elderly more connected to the Internet will kick off in January.
Acting minister for information, communications and the arts Lui Tuck Yew announced that 100 hot spots with computers and Internet services will be set up islandwide for senior citizens to use for free. He said this at his first ministerial dialogue session on Sunday.
Wouldn't it be easier to get people online just by doing Toto and 4D online? :-)
**** Why Raise Property Tax <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_457755.html>
Sue-Ann Chia, Straits Times
The property tax of HDB flats is being raised next year partly to avoid having to introduce a bigger increase later should home prices continue to rise, said acting minister for information, communications and the arts Lui Tuck Yew.
Smaller increments better than one larger increment? Not when the end result is the same.
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