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**** Apple Responds To FutureTap Regarding Ripped-Off App UI Appearing In Patent Application <http://www.futuretap.com/blog/patentgate-apple-responded/>
Ortwin Gentz, The FutureBlog
So the use of the Where To? screenshot is not an offense in any way but merely an illustration that apps such as Where To? could make use of the invention. We feel honored over this mention and appreciate that Apple is looking into a proper attribution of the screenshot. In retrospective, I can say we wouldnât ever have considered the story alarming had the screenshot included a short attribution notice.
**** Demand Dichotomy: PCs Down, iPad Up <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20013377-64.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Brooke Crothers, CNET
While Wall Street analysts have turned bearish on PC and chip demand, they're still bullish on forecasts for Apple's iPad. Does this tell us something about the future of the PC industry?
**** EWallet For The Mac Now Available <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=4359ddfbd5736d80385fdc89545ec21d>
Serenity Caldwell, Macworld
Using 256-bit AES encryption, the program can store passwords, credit cards, bank accounts, memberships, and moreâand can even remember security questions tied to the respective account, as well.
**** Camera+ Sneaks Volume-Activated Shutter Past Appleâs Censors <http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/08/camera-sneaks-volume-activated-shutter-past-apples-censors/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GearFactor+%28Blog+-+Gadget+Lab+%28Gear+Factor%29%29>
Charlie Sorrel, Wired
Camera+, the iPhone camera app of choice for many people, has snuck a rather handy feature into the latest version, 1.2.1. Youâd better grab it while you can, as it uses a hack to add back in a feature that Apple rejected.
**** Apple Releases iOS 4.0.2 And 3.2.2 Update To Fix PDF Security Flaw <http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20013368-263.html?part=allthingsd-cnet>
Topher Kessler, CNET
Apple has quickly released a patch for the recently uncovered security flaw with how Mobile Safari handles PDF files in iOS 4.0.1 and earlier for the iPod Touch and iPhone, and iOS 3.2.1 and earlier for the iPad.
**** Cheat Sheet To Apple's iPad <http://seekingalpha.com/article/220005-cheat-sheet-to-apple-s-ipad?source=yahoo>
>From the iPod to the iPad, Apple understands the most vital ingredients necessary to deliver new product innovation to consumers. That is why to date Apple still cannot satisfy demand for the iPad.
**** Are iPads A Solution To Reduce Government Spending? <http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/08/ipads-solution-reduce-government-spending/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AppAdvice+%28AppAdvice%29>
Scott Grizzle, App Advice
Schools were quick to realize the cost savings made possible by replacing books with iPads. It appears that government agencies may also be able to see similar cost savings.
**** iHelp For Autism <http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-08-11/news/ihelp-for-autism/>
Ashley Harrell, SF Weekly
Since the iPad's unveiling in April, autism experts and parents have brought it into countless homes and classrooms around the world. Developers have begun pumping out applications specifically designed for users with special needs, and initial studies are already measuring the effectiveness of the iPod Touch and the iPad as learning tools for children with autism. Through the devices, some of these children have been able to communicate their thoughts to adults for the first time. Others have learned life skills that had eluded them for years.
Though there are other computers designed for children with autism, a growing number of experts say that the iPad is better. It's cheaper, faster, more versatile, more user-friendly, more portable, more engaging, and infinitely cooler for young people.
**** Apple To Report To Consumer Agency On iPod Nano Fires By End Of August <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-12/apple-to-report-to-consumer-agency-on-ipod-nano-fires-by-end-of-august.html>
Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg
Apple Inc. has until the end of this month to report to Japanâs Consumer Affairs Agency on its efforts to warn users that some iPod Nano music players may overheat and catch fire.
**** Safari Extensions? Cupertino, We Have A Problem <http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/comments/safari-extensions-cupertino-we-have-a-problem/>
Jeffrey Mincey, Mac 360
Barely a month into Safari 5 and official Safari Browser Extensions, there is a growing list of extensions (as expected) and a relative dearth of extensions with usefulness beyond interesting. Also, Iâve noticed that after installing a dozen extensions Safari begins to drag in performance.
**** iPad, Laptops Drive Integrated Chip Market <http://www.infoworld.com/d/hardware/ipad-laptops-drive-integrated-chip-market-655?source=rss_hardware>
Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld
**** Camera+ Pulled From App Store For 'volume Button As Camera Shutter' Workaround <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/12/camera-pulled-from-app-store-for-volume-button-as-camera-shutt/>
Chris Rawson, TUAW
>From the "It Was Only a Matter of Time Department" comes news that Camera+, the top-rated photography app from developer tap tap tap, has been pulled from the App Store, most likely for violating Apple's developer agreement.
**** IOS4 Group Messaging; Text 100 People For The Price Of One <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/ios4-group-messaging-text-100-people-for-the-price-of-one/7941?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zdnet%2FApple+%28ZDNet+The+Apple+Core%29>
Rob Lee, ZDNet
AT&T confirmed that sending a text to 100 people (via Group Messaging) only counts as one message sent.
**** iPhone Exploit Code Goes Public <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=c7310fc59f3cdbbaf689a3105ee7af1d>
Gregg Keizer, Macworld
Minutes after Apple issued a security update Wednesday, the maker of a 10-day-old jailbreak exploit released code that others could put to use hijacking iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads.
**** Analyst To Apple: Time To Stop Hoarding Cash <http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20013435-264.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Stephen Shankland, CNET
In an open letter to Apple's board of directors, Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi urged Apple to either return some cash to shareholders as a dividend or increase the value of Apple stock by repurchasing its own shares.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Dual Antennas Would Boost Cell-Phone Signals <http://feeds.technologyreview.com/click.phdo?i=bd9b400b1e310367794821fbe81fd643>
Tom Simonite, Technology Review
The recent furor over the iPhone 4's antenna has made consumers aware of the constraints designers face when trying to build sleek, compact gadgets that also get a good connection. Researchers at Rice University have come up with a design that could make signal worries a thing of the past, and extend battery life as well. The design uses two antennas that focus their power in different directions.
**** The Point Of No Return <http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1969/12/the-point-of-no-return/8186/>
Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
It is possible that at some point in the next 12 months, the imposition of devastating economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran will persuade its leaders to cease their pursuit of nuclear weapons. It is also possible that Iranâs reform-minded Green Movement will somehow replace the mullah-led regime, or at least discover the means to temper the regimeâs ideological extremism. It is possible, as well, that âfoiling operationsâ conducted by the intelligence agencies of Israel, the United States, Great Britain, and other Western powersâprograms designed to subvert the Iranian nuclear effort through sabotage and, on occasion, the carefully engineered disappearances of nuclear scientistsâwill have hindered Iranâs progress in some significant way. It is also possible that President Obama, who has said on more than a few occasions that he finds the prospect of a nuclear Iran âunacceptable,â will order a military strike against the countryâs main weapons and uranium-enrichment facilities.
But none of these thingsâleast of all the notion that Barack Obama, for whom initiating new wars in the Middle East is not a foreign-policy goal, will soon order the American military into action against Iranâseems, at this moment, terribly likely. What is more likely, then, is that one day next spring, the Israeli national-security adviser, Uzi Arad, and the Israeli defense minister, Ehud Barak, will simultaneously telephone their counterparts at the White House and the Pentagon, to inform them that their prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has just ordered roughly one hundred F-15Es, F-16Is, F-16Cs, and other aircraft of the Israeli air force to fly east toward Iranâpossibly by crossing Saudi Arabia, possibly by threading the border between Syria and Turkey, and possibly by traveling directly through Iraqâs airspace, though it is crowded with American aircraft. (Itâs so crowded, in fact, that the United States Central Command, whose area of responsibility is the greater Middle East, has already asked the Pentagon what to do should Israeli aircraft invade its airspace. According to multiple sources, the answer came back: do not shoot them down.)
**** Leonardoâs Disquiet <http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2010/aug/11/leonardos-disquiet/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nybooks+%28The+New+York+Review+of+Books%29>
Zbigniew Herbert, The New York Review of Books
**** Singapore GDP Higher Than Before Recession <http://www.pressrun.net/weblog/2010/08/singapore-gdp-higher-than-before-recession.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rana+%28Blowin%27+In+The+Wind%29>
Blowin' In The Wind
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**** When Casinos Came To Singapore <http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/columns/view/20100811-286263/When-casinos-came-to-Singapore>
Randy David, Philippine Daily Inquirer
We have much to learn from the way Singapore tackled the issue of casinos.
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**** Sands' Singapore Casino Said To Settle Compensation Dispute With Law Group <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-12/sands-singapore-casino-said-to-settle-compensation-dispute-with-law-group.html>
Andrea Tan, Bloomberg
Las Vegas Sands Corp.âs Singapore casino resort and a lawyersâ group agreed to settle lawsuits over unpaid bills and compensation for a May conference, said two people with direct knowledge of the decision.
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**** Free Museum Entry For NS Men. But Don't Expect Any Special Treatment At The Casinos. That's For Foreigners. <http://singaporeanskeptic.blogspot.com/2010/08/free-museum-entry-for-ns-men-but-dont.html>
Rather than giving token privileges, increase the allowance of people forced into national servitude. Provide people who have served, free medical care for themselves and their families for life. It is not so much to ask given the amount of money our government squanders (on stupid projects like the YOG).
**** Saving SM Goh <http://singaporedesk.blogspot.com/2010/08/saving-sm-goh.html>
What is diificult to swallow is the editorial line that Goh - "or any leader" - can do only so much to bring about change, specifically, he "cannot dream for you". So the Swiss Standard of Living was really just for him and his immediates, and not for the general citizenry funding his salary and perks? Was Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech meant for him alone or the populace? It's easy to be cynical about "leaders" when they refuse, or don't know how, to lead the way. Here's the constructive advice: It's time to step aside for others who will, and can, do a better job.
**** Flood Again? You Can Always Canoe On The Singapore Street <http://alvinology.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/flood-again-you-can-always-canoe-on-the-singapore-street/>
**** Of âPAP Wallahs Or Bootlickersâ And âRunning Dogs Of The PAP And Poor Prostitutesâ <http://jacob69.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/of-pap-wallahs-or-bootlickers-and-running-dogs-of-the-pap-and-poor-prostitutes/>
**** Flash Floods In Novena And Thomson 2 Days After PUB Chairman Given National Day Award <http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/08/11/flash-floods-in-novena-and-thomson-2-days-after-pub-chairman-given-national-day-award/>
The Temasek Review
Despite rising disgruntlement and anger among Singaporeans at the inability of the PAP regime to control the rampant flooding, PAP leaders have blatantly refused to accept any responsibility for it though they are paid the worldâs highest salaries.
**** The Gahmen's Pee Pee In The Wall <http://jaywalk.blog-city.com/the_gahmens_pee_pee_in_the_wall.htm>
**** Shoving Heterosexuality And Homosexuality Into Our Faces <http://thinkingbetterthinkingmeta.blogspot.com/2010/08/shoving-heterosexuality-and.html>
Sam Ho, Sam's Thoughts
**** Head Of Civil Service Peter Ho To Retire, To Be Succeeded By Peter Ong <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1074843/1/.html>
**** Competition Venues Won't Be White Elephants After YOG: Dr Balakrishnan <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1074898/1/.html>
Claire Huang, Channel NewsAsia
**** Pop-up Barrier For Liat Towers <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_565405.html>
Amresh Gunasingham and Victoria Vaughan, Straits Times
A pop-up barrier, a first of its kind in Singapore, will form the flood defences of Liat Towers on Orchard Road.
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