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**** Official WWDC App Released By Apple For Conference Attendees <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/06/05/official_wwdc_app_released_by_apple_for_conference_attendees.html>
Those attending Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco next week will have the aid of a new iPhone application designed to help them find sessions and get directions.
**** Apple Drops To Third, IBM/Lenovo Tops In Reliability Report <http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/06/03/ibm.and.lenovo.top.reliability.ratings/>
Apple has fallen to the third position in Rescuecom's latest computer reliability report, after maintaining the highest overall score in 2009. Each of the top five companies showed improvements in scores, with IBM and Lenovo representing the strongest growth as both companies share the top spot for the first quarter in 2010.
**** Sweet Land Of... Conformity? <http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/06/06/sweet_land_of_conformity/?rss_id=Boston+Globe+--+Ideas+section>
Claude Fischer, Boston Globe
The idea that personal liberty defines America is deeply rooted, and shared across the political spectrum. The lifestyle radicals of the â60s saw themselves as heirs to this American tradition of self-expression; today, it energizes the Tea Party movement, marching to defend individual liberty from the smothering grasp of European-style collectivism.
But are Americans really so uniquely individualistic? Are we, for example, more committed individualists than people in those socialist-looking nations of Europe? The answer appears to be no.
**** Singapore's Policy Keeps Drugs At Bay <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/05/singapore-policy-drugs-bay>
Michael Teo, The Guardian
Every society strikes its own balance between the rights of the individual and the rights of society. Capital punishment is an integral part of our successful comprehensive anti-drug strategy. Our tough stance against drugs has saved tens of thousands of lives from the drug menace. It is therefore not surprising that the majority of Singaporeans continue to support the death penalty.
**** Stiffer Penalties And More Visible Punishments For Litterbugs: NEA <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1061381/1/.html>
Jeremy Koh, Channel NewsAsia
Tougher penalties, like stiffer fines and greater public shaming, are being introduced to keep offenders at bay. The National Environment Agency (NEA) is also stepping up public engagement efforts, while making it easier for people to bin their trash.
**** Finding Stuff To Do In Sâpore <http://singapore.metblogs.com/2010/06/06/finding-stuff-to-do-in-spore/>
Tara Tiger Brown, Singapore Metblogs
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