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**** Is Apple Ready For Merger Mania? <http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_04/b4164034490635.htm>
Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek
The company has hired a banker from Goldman Sachs and looks to be in a more acquisitive mode.
**** Sync iCal Tasks To Your iPhone With These Apps <http://www.macworld.com/article/145671/2010/01/iphone_task_sync.html?lsrc=rss_main>
David Chartier, Macworld
I went on the hunt to find iPhone apps that sync directly with iCal.
**** Kodak Sues Apple Over iPhone Imaging Patent <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cultofmac/bFow/~3/yZYvCM6QeS8/26260>
Ed Sutherland, Cult of Mac
Eastman Kodak sued Apple Thursday, claiming the Cupertino, Calif. company infringed patents used to preview images on the iPhone. The lawsuit, before the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeks a stop to the alleged infringement and unspecified damages.
**** Mac Security: What You Can Ignore <http://www.macworld.com/article/145689/2010/01/macsecurityrealitycheck4.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Rich Mogull, Macworld
While there are indeed some real Mac security threats, there are also some well-publicized threats that Mac users can ignore. Here's what they are and why you don't need to worry about them.
**** Apple Releases MobileMe Gallery Software On iPhone App Store <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/01/14/apple_releases_mobileme_gallery_software_on_iphone_app_store.html>
Apple released its fifth first-party App Store application Thursday with the free MobileMe Gallery, allowing users to view photos and videos from the cloud-based service on their iPhone or iPod touch.
**** Recover Apparently-vanished Messages In Mail <http://www.macworld.com/article/145705/2010/01/mailsavemsg.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Rob Griffiths, Macworld
Learn one possible method to restore messages that have gone missing -- not ones that you've deleted, but messages that really should be there, but simply aren't.
**** Apple Lawyer Confirms Tablet Existence? <http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-10435089-260.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Erica Ogg, CNET News
By sending a cease-and-desist letter to Gawker regarding its Tablet Scavenger Hunt, an Apple lawyer gives credence to the mass of rumors of the device's existence.
Actually, no. Still no real evidence that Apple is planning to sell one any time soon. Just that there exist, someone in Apple campus, one tablet prototype available for people to steal. :-)
**** Apple Macbook Rules! <http://www.ixplora.com/apple-macbook-rules/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ixplora+%28IXPLORA+News%29>
**** The Original Tablet <http://daringfireball.net/2010/01/the_original_tablet>
John Gruber, Daring Fireball
I think itâs OK for a 1.0 product to be ahead of its time, to be too ambitious. The trick is not to be too far ahead, and more importantly, for the follow-up products to improve practically. The Newton kept improving year after year, but not in the right direction. It kept growing in ambition.
**** Review: Propellerhead Software Record 1.0 <http://www.macworld.com/article/145414/2010/01/prorecord.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Peter Kirn, Macworld
If you're looking for software thatâs focused on recording and processing audio, Record should be on the top of your list to consider.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Waiting For Flexible Displays And Flexible Devices <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/flexible-displays-and-flexible-devices/?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Nick Bilton, New York Times
Flexible displays mean more rugged devices, both on the battlefield and at home. But fully flexible devices are five to seven years away.
**** A Rebel In Cyberspace, Fighting Collectivism <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/books/15book.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
An impassioned argument about the downside of online collectivism and Web 2.0 culture from the Silicon Valley veteran Jaron Larnier.
**** The Bunny Revolution <http://www.tnr.com/book/review/the-bunny-revolution>
Tom Bissell, The New Republic
The historian Elizabeth Fraterrigo asks us to accept a somewhat unlikely premise, which is this: A titty magazine that has been culturally irrelevant since the late 1970s was at the forefront of many of this nationâs most important social upheavals and reconfigurations. It is to her bookâs creditâand, it must be said, to Playboyâsâthat one closes her book largely convinced that she is right.
**** Learn From Singaporeâs Population Mistakes <http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/letterstotheeditor/view/20100114-247331/Learn-from-Singapores-population-mistakes>
Rosie Taganas, Philippine Daily Inquirer
**** Changi Studying Scanners <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_477667.html>
Travellers at Changi Airport may soon have to walk through screening machines that see hidden explosives and other dangerous items - and their body contours.
**** Reply To Dr Yik Keng Yong <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/01/reply-to-dr-yik-keng-yong/>
Andy Lim, The Online Citizen
**** Ex-WP Member Gomez Says No Intention To Turn New NGO Into Political Party <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1030774/1/.html>
Hoe Yeen Nie, Channel NewsAsia
Former Workers' Party (WP) member James Gomez said he has no intention to turn the civil society group he is trying to set up into a political party.
**** Open Policy On Who Gets Hawker Stalls <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_477487.html>
Silachart Lau, National Environment Agency, Straits Times
Given the limited number of stalls, the National Environment Agency's (NEA) current policy is to rent out vacant stalls through our monthly tender exercises and walk-in applications. This is to ensure that any member of the public who meets our eligibility criteria can apply by a process that is open and transparent.
**** PAP Minister Is Bragging For The Wrong Reasons. <http://singaporeanskeptic.blogspot.com/2010/01/singaporeans-are-not-coming-back.html>
They don't return because Singapore has the 'best' government in the world or is even the best country in the world. They are returning because they have no visa restrictions to work in Singapore.
**** Double-barrelled Listing Won't Have Big Impact On Ethnic Policies:PM Lee <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1030929/1/.html>
Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia
Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said he does not think the recent announcement on double-barrelled race listing will have a big impact on ethnic integration policies, but instead, it is more a liberalisation of the system.
Mr Lee said: "I don't think it will have a big impact on our GRCs or ethnic integration policies because the majority of the population will still be the major racial groups - the Chinese, the Malays, the Indians."
**** The Deafening Sound Of Silence <http://todayinsingapore.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/the-deafening-sound-of-silence/>
Today In Singapore
**** Temasek Considering Selling More Bonds - Sources <http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100114-717506.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines>
Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd., the Singapore government-owned investment company, is considering either raising the amount of its US$5 billion medium-term note program or coming out with a new issuance plan this year, two people familiar with the situation said Friday.
**** The Curious Case Of Singapore Arms Firm's 'Blacklisting' <http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a107631.html>
**** Great Leap Backwards: National Library Puts Newspaper Archives Online <http://journalism.sg/2010/01/15/great-leap-backwards-national-library-puts-newspaper-archives-online/>
Thanks to the National Library, the internet now gives you access to Singapore newspapers dating back to the early 19th century. The library's NewspaperSG service will make it dramatically easier to do historical research.
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