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**** Review: Twitter For iPhone <http://www.macworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=318775&lsrc=rss_main>
Lex Friedman, Macworld
**** Apple Adds Email-Based FaceTime Support In iOS 4.1 Beta 3 <http://www.macrumors.com/2010/08/06/apple-adds-email-based-facetime-support-in-ios-4-1-beta-3/>
Eric Slivka, MacRumors.com
A new option in the iOS "Contacts" application allows users to make FaceTime calls using either a phone number or an email address. This would allow FaceTime compatibility with devices not associated with a phone number such as future camera-enabled iPads and iPod touches.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** HP Labs Imagines Your Computer Watching You <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20012851-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Ina Fried, CNET
**** Grace Williams Says It Loud By Emma Henderson <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/07/grace-williams-says-it-loud?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fbooks%2Frss+%28Books%29>
Tessa Hadley, The Guardian
The conceit is ingenious, and it works. Most novels, after all, find words to express the experience of subjects who could never have put it so well.
**** Two-Up Two-Down <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/07/sam-willetts-poem-two-up?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fbooks%2Frss+%28Books%29>
Sam Willetts, The Guardian
**** The Music-Copyright Enforcers <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/magazine/08music-t.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
John Bowe, New York Times
Most Americans have no problem with BMI charging for its music â except when they do.
**** Creative New Uses For Books <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/magazine/08fob-consumed-t.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Rob Walker, New York Times
Set aside any emotional attachment you may feel toward the reading of physical books; the truth is that creative uses for books that do not involve engaging with words on a page already abound.
**** Putting Singaporeâs GDP In Perspective <http://furrybrowndog.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/putting-singapores-gdp-in-perspective/>
Furry Brown Dog
**** Business In Marina Bay Hurt By Road Closures For NDP & YOG Rehearsals <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1073885/1/.html>
Dylan Loh, Liang Kaixin, Channel NewsAsia
Business for some retailers in Marina Bay area have taken a beating due to the road closures for the National Day and Youth Olympics show rehearsals.
**** Ineffective Parking Solution <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_562987.html>
Stephanie Tay, Straits Times
Surely the decision to double the overnight parking surcharge is unfair to motorists who park at carparks that have more than adequate space for parking be it day or night.
**** Train Service Could Be Better Up North <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_562990.html>
Siew Puay Pey, Straits Times
Don't the residents living in Sembawang and further up north deserve peak-hour arrangements? Why are we subject to higher fares and given such low-priority service?
**** Chiam Should Have Spared A Thought For Loyal Voters <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_563100.html>
Michael Tan, Straits Times
Why didn't Mr Chiam seek the views of Potong Pasir residents, who have supported him through thick and thin since 1984, before deciding to go public with his decision?
**** Malaysian MPs And Senators Call For Yong To Be Spared <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/08/malaysian-mps-and-senators-call-for-yong-to-be-spared/>
Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen
On Friday, 31 Malaysian Members of Parliament and 11 senators gave their support to the Save Vui Kong campaign. Yong Vui Kong is a 22-year old Malaysian who is currently on Singaporeâs death row after being convicted for drug trafficking.
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