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**** New Ways To Navigate Column View Finder Windows In 10.6 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=68eb7d48a819ede760e79e30d26375a3>
Rob Griffiths, Macworld
One of the nice changes in OS X 10.6 is greatly enhanced keyboard navigation of column view windows in the Finder.
**** TextWrangler 3.1 Adds New Search Tool <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=0ab75b6a438ef5f3d13524a32a4f3037>
Lex Friedman, Macworld
A new command-line search tool, FTP improvements, and more fixes are the stars of this upgrade to Bare Bones Software's free text editor.
**** Apple Updates Boot Camp With Windows 7 Support <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/01/19/apple_updates_boot_camp_with_windows_7_support.html>
Apple on Tuesday updated its Boot Camp software and issued new drivers and utilities to allow users to run Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7. The Mac maker also issued its first security update of 2010, addressing 12 vulnerabilities.
**** Haiti Indie+Relief Program Overwhelmed By Response From Mac Software Developers <http://www.cultofmac.com/haiti-indierelief-program-overwhelmed-by-response-from-mac-software-developers/26886?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cultofmac%2FbFow+%28Cult+of+Mac%29>
Leander Kahney, Cult of Mac
The organizers of the Indie+Relief one-day charity sale have been overwhelmed by the response from Mac software developers.
**** Reading Apple's Tea Leaves <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/reading-apples-tea-leaves/?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Damon Darlin, New York Times
Take one splatter-painted invitation. Add a news blackout. Enter reality-distortion field. The result? More hype about a mystery product. Genius.
**** Appleâs Secret Cloud Strategy And Why Lala Is Critical <http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/19/apples-secret-cloud-strategy-and-why-lala-is-critical/>
Michael Robertson, TechCrunch
Some are curious why Apple with thousands of engineers would need Lala talent and technology. For sure Apple could copy Lala technology, but time is of the essence and Lala lets Apple move faster in transitioning from their PC software business to a cloud service.
**** How Apple Is Training You For The Future <http://www.macworld.com/article/145775/2010/01/apple_gadgets.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Mike Elgan, Computerworld
Visionary companies like Apple have better ideas for how we do just about everything relating to computers and media. They know they can invent and build the products. The big problem is convincing us to use them.
Iâve written in this space before about how Google is systematically nudging us to accept less privacy. Now Iâm going to tell you how Apple is transforming you and me and softening our resistance to the gadget future they envision for us all.
**** BumpTop Brings 3D, Physics To Mac Desktop <http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-10437358-250.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Rafe Needleman, CNET News
You can fling folders, files, and notes around the desktop, smash them into each other, give them weight, and pin them on the 3D "walls" at the edges of your desktop.
**** The iPhone & The Lack Of Voice Over 3G: Alternative Theory <http://gigaom.com/2010/01/19/iphone-the-lack-of-voice-over-3g-alternative-theory/>
Om Malik, GigaOM
**** After Atom Bombsâ Shock, The Real Horrors Began Unfolding <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/books/20garner.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Dwight Garner, New York Times
A clear-eyed catalog of the horrors endured by survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.
**** The Balkan Burger Unites All Factions <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=9ea37fa2778e6474701e94ec3e6824f3>
Julia Moskin, New York Times
A charcoal-grilled meat patty called pljeskavica has become common in Queens neighborhoods where Bosnians and Croatians, Serbs and Montenegrins now live side by side.
**** A Big Map That Shrank The World <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/arts/design/20map.html>
Edward Rothstein, New York Times
When a map of overwhelming dimensions and detail is presented to the ruler of a land, the homage, surely, is a kind of deference. The map is partly meant to be an illustration of the rulerâs powers, the extent of his realm, the range of learning he commands.
**** Such Great Heights <http://www.slate.com/id/2241785/>
Michael Agger, Slate Magazine
The best novel ever written about the outdoor life.
**** Singapore Residents Down From 81% To 75% Since 2000 <http://www.pressrun.net/weblog/2010/01/singapore-residents-down-from-81-to-75-since-2000.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rana+%28Blowin%27+In+The+Wind%29>
Blowin' In The Wind
**** Sorry Is Indeed The Hardest Word To Say... <http://pngapore.blogspot.com/2010/01/sorry-is-indeed-hardest-word-to-say.html>
Times They Are A-Changin'
This government could definitely use a little humility when the time calls for it. Not every policy is good. Ill-conceived policies cannot be quietly swept under the carpet or discontinued. Singaporeans know how to give credit where it is due. Does the Government know how to accept responsibility in return?
**** Impose No Burden <http://hardhitting-nobs.blogspot.com/2010/01/impose-no-burden.html>
Musings From the Lion City
To say that foreign workers do not affect HDB prices and 'impose no burden' on the public housing system is ludicrous.
**** Train Operator's Split Personality <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_479552.html>
Raymond Chong, Straits Times
SMRT's reply to my complaint was that photography and filming are not allowed in trains and stations. It cited company policy, yet this is not displayed prominently in stations and trains. In fact, SMRT has held photography competitions in its stations, where winning entries are displayed prominently.
**** How Commuters Can Help In Peak-hour Crush <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_479554.html>
Bernadette Low, SMRT Corporation Ltd, Straits Times
As a result of the improvements, trains are now operating at optimal frequency of 2.5 minutes or less at most stretches during peak hour. Nevertheless, commuters may still face difficulty boarding as people tend to stand near the doors or board the middle train cars.
**** Singapore Having Second Thoughts About Immigrants? <http://www.londonpatriot.org/2010/01/19/singapore-having-second-thoughts-about-immigrants/>
Giuseppe De Santis, London Patriot
As Singapore recovers from recession, its residents are questioning a key part of the countryâs economic model: its long-standing openness to foreigners.
**** No Fixed Dates For Opening Of Theme Park, Casino At Resorts World Sentosa <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1031896/1/.html>
Saifulbahri Ismail, Channel NewsAsia
No date has been fixed for the opening of the Universal Studios Singapore theme park at Resorts World Sentosa. Chairman of Resorts World Sentosa Lim Kok Thay made the clarification amid media reports that the theme park is scheduled to open by the end of next week.
**** Town Council Spends $200k On Tight Holes <http://www.mrbrown.com/blog/2010/01/town-council-spends-200k-on-tight-holes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mrbrown+%28mrbrown%29>
mrbrown: L'infantile terrible of Singapore
But you do know there is a simpler way to check if the pole holders were the right size, right? It's called Ask the Residents to Lend You Their Pole for a While.
**** Report: Hong Kong And Singapore World's Freest Economies <http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/business/news/article_1526838.php/Report-Hong-Kong-and-Singapore-world-s-freest-economies>
The index measures economic freedom within 10 categories of freedoms, including labour, business, trade, property rights and freedom from corruption.
**** Singapore, For The First Time, Cooperative On Robert: Susno <http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/01/20/singapore-first-time-cooperative-robert-susno.html>
The Jakarta Post
Former National Police chief of detective Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji said Wednesday that Singapore had cooperated with Indonesia in recovering the Bank Century money stolen by its own owner Robert Tantular.
**** Singapore Should Invest More In Technology: Labour Chief <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1031945/1/.html>
Singapore should invest more in technology development as it moves toward an innovation driven economy. Speaking at a forum, labour chief Lim Swee Say said the strength of Singapore's economy in the long run depends on how innovative its people are.
**** Financial Emergencies Replace Retirement As Top Worry For S'poreans: Survey <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1031955/1/.html>
Jonathan Peeris, Channel NewsAsia
More Singaporeans now want to set aside money for financial emergencies as compared with a year ago when their focus was on saving for retirement. That is according to findings from the second wave of the HSBC Asian Insurance Monitor survey conducted in December last year.
**** Public Parks In Singapore <http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/239451/public-parks-singapore>
Bibsy M. Carballo, Manila Bulletin
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