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**** Version 2.2 Rejected â New Rejection Reason From Apple May Have Major Implications <http://readitlaterlist.com/blog/2010/08/version-2-2-rejected-new-rejection-reason-from-apple-may-have-major-implications/>
Read It Later
I think it would be very unlikely that Apple is going to start preventing apps like Facebook from requiring logins. Thatâs why I think something else happened here.
**** Why Apple Is The 'Apple' Of Tech <http://www.ibreak.info/why-apple-is-the-apple-of-tech.html>
Drew Thomas, iBreak.info
Jobs calls the Genius Bar the âheart and soulâ of every Apple Store. He understands that customer service is of paramount importance to the success of any company.
**** iPad: The New Big Gadget On Camp <http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/technology/bs-bz-ipad-college-campus-20100823,0,7095255.story>
Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun
On college campuses across the country this fall semester, some students are getting iPads upon admission while professors and administrators are trying to determine if this latest digital gadget will have a place in the world of academia, with its dusty libraries and lecture halls.
**** It Pays To Be Popular: One Developer's Tale Of iPad Success <http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/apple/~3/AlCSi2Qnai8/it-pays-to-be-popular-one-developers-tale-of-ipad-success.ars>
Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica
As more and more iPads are sold, developing for the platform has a greater potential to pay off. Figures from various developers seem to show that universal apps can bring in a revenue increase of anywhere from five to 20 percent over an application written solely for the iPhone. Whether those numbers are enticing enough for developers to do so, though, will remain to be seen.
**** Review: Poser Pro 2010 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=b40ef84dc2a4f2030dcbbd5a59d274f4>
Dan Ablan, Macworld
If youâre a 2D illustrator looking to enhance your imagery and create unique 3D renders quickly, Poser Pro 2010 is the answer. If youâre a 3D artist tired of the traditional process of modeling, rigging, and animation of characters, Poser Pro 2010 can save you frustration by using a pre-built inverse kinematics system, with a wide collection of well-made 3D models.
**** StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty <http://www.insidemacgames.com/reviews/view.php?ID=1093>
Franklin Pride, Inside Mac Games
It may not be the perfect gem of a game that pretty much everyone expected it to be, but it's definitely an excellent strategy game with a giant community and hundreds of hours of gameplay just waiting to be experienced.
**** The Science Of Flight <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2010/08/30/100830fi_fiction_li>
Yiyun Li, New Yorker
**** Men At Work <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2010/08/30/100830po_poem_bruck>
Julie Bruck, New Yorker
**** Everyone Wants The Kiwi Dream? <http://singaporesojourn.blogspot.com/2010/08/everyone-wants-kiwi-dream.html>
Jolly Roger, Singapore Sojourn
Singapore is a cosmopolitan republic and the government goes to great pains top promote racial and social harmony, even dictating the racial ratios within housing estates to promote integration.
In New Zealand our approach to immigration is piecemeal at best and it is the non European migrants who suffer most from this apathy and antagonism.
**** Lee Kuan Yew On His Pay As PM <http://www.pressrun.net/weblog/2010/08/lee-kuan-yew-on-his-pay-as-pm.html>
Blowin' In The Wind
Do read the Straits Times report on March 23, 1985, when Lee Kuan Yew as prime minister told parliament why ministers' salaries had to go up.
**** Open Letter To A Certain Food Blogger <http://www.hungryepicurean.com/2010/08/open-letter-to-a-certain-food-blogger/>
**** New Distance-based Fare System Cheaper But ... <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC100823-0000060/New-distance-based-fare-system-cheaper-but-,,,>
Angie Lim, Today
So, yes, I do save some money under distance fares - but at the cost of my time, a trade-off I would rather not have to make.
**** 'Fairer Fares' Message Lost In Transition <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100823-0000029/Fairer-fares-message-lost-in-transition>
Neo Chai Chin, Today
The new fare system is a fairly complicated one, and it was understandable that the authorities did not want to confuse the public or overload them with information.
But, with grouses heard within the first week of the new fare system, perhaps more could have been done to explain why this minority was seeing higher fares - be it through brochures illustrating more instances of fare increases, advertisements in the mass media, or a press conference to address questions raised by the public.
**** ST Kicks Off PAP Campaign With Massive Ad For Teo Ho Pin <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4054-st-kicks-off-pap-campaign-with-massive-ad-for-teo-ho-pin>
Singapore Democrat Party
The over-the-top fawning over Dr Teo signals to us one thing: the PAP is nervous about the SDP's on-going campaign at Bukit Panjang and it is getting the newspaper to give the incumbent as much help as possible in the upcoming fight.
**** Partisan Politics Reeks Of Prejudice (GRC PM Gillard Et. Al.) <http://just-my-observation.blogspot.com/2010/08/partisan-politics-reeks-of-prejudice.html>
Just My Observations
**** Lion City Banking On Imports To Poach For Glory <http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2010/8/23/sports/6902245&sec=sports>
**** Singapore Tightens One More Screw <http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/opinion/comment/9505-singapore-tightens-one-more-screw>
Maxwell Coopers, Free Malaysia Today
There is no doubt that when matters such as this grave stare down the Singapore state, the republic always resorts to what it knows best: give the problem a good whipping and send it packing.
It is too soon, however, to consider the legal, ethical and moral implications that now warrants the death penalty for yet another new classification of offences.
**** The PM We Never Had <http://imgettingpersonal.blogspot.com/2010/08/pm-we-never-had.html>
I'm Getting Personal
One PAP minister stands out from the rest. He is the Foreign Minister George Yeo.
**** July Inflation Up 3.1% <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_569797.html>
Cars and petrol were the main items contributing to the 10.7 per cent spike in transport costs, according to data released by the Singapore Department of Statistics on Monday.
Housing costs rose by 2.7 per cent because of higher electricity tariffs and accommodation cost, while food prices went up by 1.5 per cent, arising from dearer prepared meals, vegetables, fresh seafood, meat and poultry, as well as rice and cereals.
**** Food Blogger Who Demands Free Meal Sparks Outrage Online <http://sg.yfittopostblog.com/2010/08/23/food-blogger-who-asks-for-free-meal-sparks-outrage-online/>
A young food blogger who demanded that he and his three companions be given free meals at an upscale restaurant in the Joo Chiat area has sparked a huge furore online.
Renowned food expert KF Seetoh, who runs the popular makansutra.com, said the blogger in question lost his integrity by refusing to pay.
**** President Urged To Convene Constitutional Court <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/08/president-urged-to-convene-constitutional-court/>
The Online Citizen
**** Food Blogging: A Cardinal Sin <http://themsg.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/food-blogging-a-cardinal-sin/>
MSG: The Melbourne Social Guide
The whole point of being able to write an objective review is that you should be served as would any member of the general public.
**** St Patrickâs Patch 1: How To Use A Condom <http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/st-patricks-patch-1-how-to-use-a-condom>
Are these people even fit to run schools?
**** 'Don't Hang Yong': 100,000 Back Clemency Bid <http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/news/general/9518-dont-hang-yong-10000-back-clemency-bid>
Patrick Lee, Free Malaysia Today
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