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**** Intel's MacBook Pro Update Slip: What To Expect <http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/01/intels-macbook-pro-update-slip-what-to-expect.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss>
Chris Foresman, Ars Technica
It looks as though Intel has outed a forthcoming MacBook Pro update featuring Core i5 processors. We consider what to expect if Apple announces something later this month.
**** FileMaker Intros Contact Manager For Bento 3 <http://www.macworld.com/article/145668/2010/01/bento_contactsmanager.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Philip Michaels, Macworld
Bento 3 Contact and Customer Manager offers a customized set of three new templates aimed at helping users organize contacts and customer details in a single location.
**** Flash On Your iPhone, Right Now <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cultofmac/bFow/~3/ko8OF4eHwY0/26186>
Giles Turnbull, Cult of Mac
**** Inconsistent Home And End Shortcut Keys <http://www.macworld.com/article/145685/2010/01/end_and_home_keys.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Christopher Breen, Macworld
Even if you know the keyboard shortcuts for the Home and End keys on a MacBook, they won't help you in all applications.
**** GoToMyPC Now Goes To Your Mac <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=405b2505aaa9d6edb80e390c75d46bbc>
Dan Moren, Macworld
The popular GoToMyPC remote access program now allows you to access your home Mac from any computer with a compatible Web browser.
**** Apple Leads In PC Customer Satisfaction, Trails Elsewhere <http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/01/13/forrester.sees.amazon.barnes.leading/>
A new Customer Experience Index published this week by Forrester has given Apple the lead in computers but still well behind others in service.
**** Scary Moment <http://inessential.com/2010/01/13/scary_moment>
Brent Simmons, Inessential.com
**** Is That A Real New York Times App, Or A Fake? Apple Doesn't Want To Know <http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100114/is-that-a-real-new-york-times-app-or-a-fake-apple-doesnt-want-to-know/>
Peter Kafka, All Things Digital
**** Apple "Experts" Will Make Geniuses Feel Like Dunces <http://gizmodo.com/5447725/apple-experts-will-make-geniuses-feel-like-dunces>
Rosa Golijan, Gizmodo
We've teased that Apple Geniuses might not be the brightest in the bunch, but now Apple itself might make them feel stupid. The company is supposedly adding "experts" who'll roam retail stores and answer support questions without need for appointments.
**** Intel Says Core I5-based MacBook Pro Promo Was A Mistake <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/01/14/intel_says_core_i5_based_macbook_pro_promo_was_a_mistake.html>
After a worldwide promotional e-mail seemingly revealed a forthcoming Intel Core i5-equipped MacBook Pro, the chip maker has modified the contest and apologized.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Microsoft Brings Kids Developer Tool To The PC <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10434377-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Ina Fried, CNET News
Originally developed for the Xbox, Microsoft now has a Windows version of Kodu--a tool for letting preteens create their own code.
**** The Unvanquishable Book Pile <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2010/jan/13/reading-patterns?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fbooks%2Frss+%28Books%29>
Natasha Tripney, The Guardian
If, like mine, your reading habits are governed by sudden obsessions and thematic crushes, then your back-up store of books will never get any smaller.
**** Latest Rule On "Double-Barrelled" Race Draws Mixed Response <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1030480/1/.html>
Hoe Yeen Nie, Channel NewsAsia
The latest rule allowing a person's "double-barrel" racial heritage to be recorded on his identity card has drawn a mixed response. While most observers said the implications on Singapore's ethnic policies are still unclear, some noted that this could, in the long term, dilute the need to have racial classifications at all.
**** Why It Takes 48 Hours To Deactivate A Lost Ez-link Card <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_476908.html>
Gregory Gerald Danker, EZ-Link, Straits Times
When a card is reported lost, a lead time of 48 hours is required for the blacklist to be channelled to all bus, train gate and retail devices to block further transactions on that particular card.
**** It's A Sound Policy <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_477055.html>
Yik Keng Yong, Straits Times
This is a sane policy that should be applied not only to voting practice but also in our daily routine.
**** Malaysia More 'free' Than Singapore: Freedom House <http://www.pressrun.net/weblog/2010/01/malaysia-more-free-than-singapore-freedom-house.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rana+%28Blowin%27+In+The+Wind%29>
Blowin' In The Wind
**** HDBâs Reply On Flats For Foreigners â A Conflict Of Interest? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/01/hdbs-reply-on-flats-for-foreigners-a-conflict-of-interest/>
Leong Sze Hian, The Online Citizen
The HDB should not on the one hand be the sole provider of rental flats to needy Singaporeans, and yet also at the same time have an interest in a company that rents HDB flats to foreigners for a profit.
**** Singapore Still Lacks A Functional Public Sphere, Says Researcher <http://journalism.sg/2010/01/13/singapore-still-lacks-a-functioning-public-sphere-says-researcher/>
Bhavan Jaipragas, Journalism.sg
**** Aging Singapore â A Business Issue <http://csr-asia.com/weekly_detail.php?id=11912>
Marie Morice, CSR Asia
A recent report from UBS found that Singapore is set to be the world's third- fastest ageing nation, as the proportion of those aged 65 and above will double to 20 per cent in 2020. Singapore may suffer the most among Asian economies from an ageing population, with the average growth in economic output falling more than 40 per cent over the next 25 years.
**** End Of The Road For Singapore Explorer? <http://business.asiaone.com/Business/News/SME%2BCentral/Story/A1Story20100113-191502.html>
Esther Teo, Straits Times
A High Court action is under way to wind up the tourism and leisure company that used to operate the iconic Singapore Trolley bus service which took tourists through heritage sites.
**** Rise Of STIs 'Especially Alarming': Health Minister <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100114-0000062/Rise-of-STIs-especially-alarming--Health-Minister>
Since 2000, the rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among those under age 20 has been "especially alarming", in the words of health minister Khaw Boon Wan - doubling from 61 cases per 100,000 in that age group, to 133 in 2008.
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**** Singapore's Expat Surge Fuels Economic Fears <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703414504575001302415117966.html>
Patrick Barta and Tom Wright, Wall Street Journal
For years, this rich city-state has marketed itself as one of the world's most open economies. But as Singapore recovers from recession, its residents are questioning a key part of the country's economic model: its long-standing openness to foreigners.
**** The McDonaldâs Doraemon Pig Toy Controversy <http://etrepoursoi.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/mcdonalds-doraemon-pig/>
**** 4 New ERP Gantries <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_477218.html>
Christopher Tan, Straits Times
Those who drive or cab to the Marina Sands integrated resort or Marina Bay Financial Centre will face a new set of electronic road-pricing gantries planned for the area.
**** Civil Disobedience In Singapore: Part II <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/perspective/special-feature/3282-civil-disobedience-in-singapore-part-ii>
Chee Soon Juan, Singapore Democrat News
**** In Singapore, IPOs Still The Achilles Heel <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60C3TZ20100113>
Kevin Lim, Reuters
Singapore is fast losing its charm for Chinese companies, which once drove its IPO bandwagon, threatening its status as a major Asian bourse and posing a big challenge for new SGX CEO Magnus Bocker.
**** Catch Solar Eclipse On Fri <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_477423.html>
Victoria Vaughan, Straits Times
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