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**** Figuring Out Magazine Subscriptions In The iPad Age <http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/apple/~3/i1Mow93y6F8/figuring-out-magazine-subscriptions-in-the-ipad-age.ars>
Chris Foresman, Ars Technica
We spoke to a source familiar with the deal, who explained that the new option wasn't previously limited by technology. "It was an Apple policy question," the source told Ars. "So far, they've rejected publishers' efforts to launch digital subscription products on the App Store unless they already have a digital business."
"What magazine publishers want: let us take the subscriber to our own servers, get their credit card numbers, and fulfill" the subscription, the source said. "Apple has denied that request so far."
**** Find Files More Easily In Mac OS X <http://db.tidbits.com/article/11533?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+%28TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us%29>
Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
If you find yourself changing Spotlight's Search bar settings every time you look for a file, perhaps these settings will make your life just a little bit easier.
**** Steve Jobs: iPhone 3G Issues Will Be Fixed In IOS 4.1 <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AppAdvice/~3/SxhC1DmEta8/>
Joe White, App Advice
**** The Less Feature <http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/the_less_feature/>
Scott Adams, Dilbert.com Blog
Let me say it again: World, I'll pay extra if you will please give me less.
**** Inside Snow Leopard Graphics Update's Surprising Gains <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=51e120fa74762642458ea22f06fa600c>
David Chartier, Macworld
As it turns out, the new graphics drivers in these updatesâco-developed by Apple and ATIâwere more about âenabling unimplemented optimizationsâ than fixing bugs.
**** Developer: Why I'm Sticking With The Mac <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=34cbf7c2b413678eae6a6feef38b09ce>
Daniel Jalkut, Macworld
Letâs face it: The iPad, iPhone, and iPod really are pretty great. But as a long-time Mac developer, I have to admit that Iâm disappointed that theyâve overshadowed my beloved desktop computer.
**** Human Chain By Seamus Heaney <http://feeds.guardian.co.uk/~r/theguardian/books/rss/~3/FgajRzmM5BE/seamus-heaney-human-chain-review>
Colm TÃ³ibÃn, The Guardian
In the early 1990s Seamus Heaney began to contemplate how to deal with time passing and the death of family and friends. In a lecture, he contrasted Philip Larkin's poem "Aubade", in which death comes as something dark and absolute and life seems a trembling, fearful preparation for extinction, with Yeats's "The Cold Heaven", which allowed a rich dialogue between the ideas of life as a cornucopia and life as an empty shell. Heaney saw poetry itself, no matter what its content or tone, standing against the dull thought of life as a great emptiness.
**** Astral Weeks: Why Worry? It's All Taken Care Of In The Future <http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/features/books/~3/3Ol7-ldtqs8/la-ca-astral-weeks-20100822,0,5178564.story>
Ed Park, Los Angeles Times
Stripped of its SF trappings, the emotional core of the novel is about a family trying to make its way in a new country, trying and failing to fit into its culture and learn its strange tongue. What Yu does is take this familiar story (too familiar, perhaps) and, in the guise of science fiction, make it potent again.
**** Christians And Muslims <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=826860a864a85479fd7aa59a7e3dfa3f>
Linda Robinson, New York Times
The influential political scientist Samuel P. Huntington theorized about the âclash of civilizations.â The journalist and poet Eliza Griswold takes on the same topic in a much more visceral way: she traveled through the âtorrid zoneâ to see, smell, taste and write about it. Her book âThe Tenth Parallelâ is a fascinating journey along the latitude line in Africa and Asia where Christianity and Islam often meet and clash. Since Americans commonly equate Islam with the Arab Middle East, this book is a useful reminder that four-fifths of Muslims live elsewhere.
**** Whatâs Left Behind <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=e7b002dcf8139243e8e92e99eff2b3b6>
Mary Jo Murphy, New York Times
Kim Dana Kupperman seems obsessed with her relativesâ ashes. Those of her mother, who killed herself. (âWhat kind of person keeps her motherâs ashes on a shelf in the closet like a sweater thatâs too tight or a handbag that requires repair?â) Of her father, who had long since moved on to other wives. (âI did not want to parcel out my fatherâs ashes. I felt superstitious about dividing a man loved and hated by his two surviving children.â) Of her brother, who died of AIDS. (âI take the MÃ©tro home with what is left of my brother, in a bag that now hangs from my shoulder.â)
**** What âFact-Checkingâ Means Online <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=2a3f08712934395b8b78d9deabe4a5bb>
Virginia Heffernan, New York Times
In short, fact-checking has assumed radically new forms in the past 15 years. Only fact-checkers from legacy media probably miss the quaint old procedures. But if the Web has changed what qualifies as fact-checking, has it also changed what qualifies as a fact?
**** Void Decks Reserved <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100821-0000077/Void-decks-reserved>
In what appears to be a step closer to the General Election, some 860 void decks or precinct pavilions have been reserved for use as polling stations.
**** Click Five Concert â Who Is Telling The Truth? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/08/click-five-concert-who-is-telling-the-truth/>
The Online Citizen
**** Sleeping With Strangers, Part 1 <http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/sleeping-with-strangers-part-1/>
**** Two Sides Of The Same Coin <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=insightdownsouth&file=/2010/8/21/columnists/insightdownsouth/6893694&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
With more immigrants likely to arrive and over-crowdedness persisting, the prospect of expensive homes on this island will be around for a very long time.
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