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**** Apple Resolved iPhone Trademark Conflict In China <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=bb080fa566cdeb15bc5aeceabc1124ee>
Owen Fletcher, IDG News Service
Hanwang Technology, the Chinese company that owns the trademark "i-phone" in China, reached an agreement with Apple over the similarly named iPhone.
**** A Look At Apple's Love For DRM And Consumer Lock-ins <http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/apple/~3/VtJpgyFpHnY/a-look-at-apples-love-for-drm-and-consumer-lock-ins.ars>
Jacqui Cheng, Ars Techica
Apple is a company known for many things, but embracing copyright freedoms has not been one of them.
**** Apple's Magic Mouse Draining Bluetooth Keyboard Batteries <http://www.pcworld.com/article/185796/apple_magic_mouse.html?tk=rss>
Nick Spence, Macworld UK
Apple's Magic Mouse is reportedly draining the batteries of Bluetooth keyboards, according to the company's own discussion forums.
**** Apple Announces App Store Downloads Top 3 Billion <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/01/05/apple_announces_app_store_downloads_top_3_billion.html>
Apple on Tuesday revealed that more than 3 billion applications have been downloaded worldwide from its App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch.
**** LaunchCodes Brings Back 10.5-style Document Opening <http://www.macworld.com/article/145407/2010/01/launchcodes.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Rob Griffiths, Macworld
LaunchCodes forces Snow Leopard to respect creator codes on documents you create so they open in the application that created them.
**** AppZapper 2.0 Puts Out A Hit List On Your Apps <http://www.macworld.com/article/145425/2010/01/appzapper_2.html?lsrc=rss_main>
David Chartier, Macworld
Got some apps that need to be "taken care of?" AppZapper 2.0's new Hit List lets you browse all the apps on your Mac, see how much space they're taking up, and quickly send 'em off to go "swim with the fishes."
**** Apple Buys Quattro Wireless To Battle Google In Mobile Ads <http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Apple/Apple-Buys-Quattro-Wireless-to-Battle-Google-in-Mobile-Ads-842595/?kc=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RSS%2Feweek_apple+%28Apple+News+and+Commentary+from+eWEEK.com+and+Ziff+Davis+Enterprise%29>
Clint Boulton, eWeek
Apple has acquired mobile ad network Quattro Wireless in a deal worth a reported $275 million, or roughly one third of what Google bid to buy mobile ad provider AdMob.
**** Apple Ceding Open-source App Market To Google? <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10424912-16.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Matt Asay, CNET News
Open-source development could provide needed competition to the mostly proprietary applications that dominate the App Store. It also could supply fresh innovation.
**** Google Slides King's Pawn To Nexus One, Takes On Apple <http://www.macworld.com/article/145449/2010/01/google_nexus_one.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Dan Moren, Macworld
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Lenovo Pushes New Smartbook As Netbook Alternative <http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/185860/lenovo_pushes_new_smartbook_as_netbook_alternative.html>
Agam Shah, IDG News Service
Lenovo on Tuesday made a splash in the mobile market with the launch of its first smartbook, a mini-laptop that the company says combines the best features of netbooks and smartphones, albeit without telephone functions.
**** Tuggin' <http://feeds.slate.com/click.phdo?i=1b331d4e997a2e545a655236e1237ee7>
Matt W. Miller, Slate Magazine
**** Red Alert For .sg Websites <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_473565.html>
Tan Weizhen, Straits Times
Singapore websites are becoming increasingly risky to visit because they expose their users to virus attacks and malicious software.
**** Save Singapore's Legendary Hawker Centres <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_473609.html>
Thomas Krummer, Straits Times
A cap on stall rentals might be worth considering to protect Singapore's hawker centre culture. There is also the need to encourage younger people to move into this business even as older stallholders retire, so that a heritage is preserved.
**** The Overseas 'New Opposition' <http://www.todayonline.com/Comment/EDC100105-0000031/the-OVERSEAS-new-opposition>
Wilson Ang, Today
When seeking to grow the economy and, more specifically, contemplating the tension between injecting vitality into our society through foreign migrants and in ensuring that citizens enjoy a higher standard of treatment than migrants, it appears that there is a piece of the puzzle that has not been given attention. This the role of the overseas Singaporean - in particular, the efforts that should be made to engage with, and attract such Singaporeans to return home.
**** Significance Of A Contest At Tanjong Pagar GRC <http://kelvinteowrites.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/significance-of-a-contest-at-tanjong-pagar-grc/>
Kelvin Teo Writes
**** CPF Reform And Political Change... <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2010/01/cpf-reform-and-political-change.html>
Diary of A Singaporean Mind
The PAP govt will continue to pass the risk and burden that it should be managing to ordinary Singaporeans as long as they wield monopolistic power and retain control of the media. It is only when ordinary Singaporeans wake up and demand for positive changes that things will change for the better in Singapore and their lives will improve.
**** Singaporeans, Foreigners, Babies And The Property Market <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2010/01/property-market-stays-hot.html>
Mr Wang Says So
**** Govt Urged To Consider Batam-Singapore Bridge <http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/01/05/govt-urged-consider-batamsingapore-bridge.html>
The Jakarta Post
A legislator has urged the Indonesian government to consider constructing a bridge connecting Batam to Singapore as part of efforts to boost economic development in Batam.
**** Sentosa IR To Open Jan 20 <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_473816.html>
**** Opposition Candidate For Aljunied GRC James Gomez Quits Workers' Party <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1028716/1/.html>
An opposition candidate, who caused a stir with his application forms at the Election Department during the last General Election in 2006, has quit the Workers' Party (WP).
**** A Climate Of Fear In OurÂ Society? <http://catherinelim.sg/2010/01/05/a-climate-of-fear-in-our-society/>
Here the fear is far more subtle, far less palpable and noticeable, but no less effective . It is the fear of losing the good life, the material prosperity that the PAP leadership has made possible. It is, most of all, the fear of being sued by the government and being reduced to bankruptcy.
**** Commemorating JBJ - The Icon Of A Lost Generation <http://singaporealternatives.blogspot.com/2010/01/commemorating-jbj-icon-of-lost.html>
Goh Meng Seng, Singapore Alternatives
My generation has lost the opportunity to really appreciate the democratic light that JBJ has shed on us. But I hope the younger generations which have experienced less indoctrination of political fear in their lifetime, would continue to effect the change that JBJ has worked so hard in his whole life to initiate.
**** Stop Re-Writing History! <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/01/stop-re-writing-history/>
Kenneth Jeyaretnam, The Online Citizen
If JBJ were here today and The Bogey man of democracy and freedom was dangled in front of him I believe he would say something like, âMy dear people there is no need to be afraid. You are not children and should not be insulted as such. Live your lives with dignity and take pride in the society and come forward in your way to build the society you want in the future.â
**** A Subdued Commemoration At Speakerâs Corner <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/01/a-subdued-commemoration-at-speakers-corner/>
Fang Shihan and Fiona Lim, The Online Citizen
The commemoration of JB Jeyaretnamâs birthday was a quiet affair. Held in the historic Hong Lim Park, the speakers took their turns on the mound of soil functioning as a soap box while surrounded by soccer players and tai-chi enthusiasts.
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