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**** iPhone 4 Confirmed To Have 512 MB Of RAM <http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/17/iphone-4-confirmed-to-have-512mb-of-ram-twice-the-ipad-and-3gs/>
Arnold Kim, MacRumors

We had heard that Apple confirmed this 512MB figure during one of the WWDC sessions last week, and have now verified this. The session it was revealed in is now available (Session 147, Advanced Performance Optimization on iPhone OS, pt 2) for registered Apple developers.

**** Apple Opens Safari Extension Program To Submissions <http://www.macworld.com/article/152109/2010/06/safari_extensions_submissions.html?lsrc=rss_main>
David Chartier, Macworld

Apple announced at Safari’s release that it would open a Safari Extensions Gallery later this summer, and the doors are now open for submissions.

**** Ten Tiny And Amazing Mac Apps You've Never Heard Of <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/17/ten-tiny-and-amazing-mac-apps-youve-never-heard-of/>
Tod Maffin, TUAW

**** First Look: Life, A Web Browser Optimized For The iPad <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/17/first-look-life-a-web-browser-optimized-for-the-ipad/>
Steven Sande, TUAW

**** Turn Your iTunes Digital Booklets Into IBooks <http://www.macworld.com/article/152116/2010/06/itunes_digital_booklets.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Serenity Caldwell, Macworld

iTunes Digital Booklets are the PDF files that come with with some iTunes albums, and include lyrics and cover art. Unfortunately, they’ve been of limited usefulness since you can’t really do much more than view them on the computer or organize them into a smart playlist. Come Monday, however, you’ll finally be able to load them onto an iOS 4-capable iPhone or iPod touch—and Apple has kindly released a Knowledge Base article detailing how to do so.

**** ‘First To Do It’ Vs. ‘First To Do It Right’ <http://daringfireball.net/2010/06/first>
John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Android and iPhone fans will read the preceding paragraph very differently. Android fans will read it and say, “Exactly — give us the hardware and let developers figure out what to do with it.” iPhone fans will read it and say, “I can’t wait to get an iPhone 4.”

**** Biz Break: Age Of Apple's iPad? How Tablets Will Take Over Tech <http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15318720?nclick_check=1>
Frank Michael Russell, San Jose Mercury News

According to Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps, manufacturers including Apple will sell 3.5 million tablet computers this year in the U.S., but the market will grow at a "whopping" 42 percent yearly rate from now until 2015.

**** Apple Is The New Hacker Bulls-Eye <http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/17/technology/apple_security/>
David Goldman, CNNMoney

Recent iPad security scares are a sign that Apple's devices are a growing target for hackers, spammers and malicious coders.

**** Apple Posts WWDC Session Videos To iTunes U <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/06/17/apple_posts_wwdc_session_videos_to_itunes_u.html>

Apple has made more than 100 individual sessions filmed at its Worldwide Developers Conference available to developers via iTunes U, for free.

**** Who Needs A Mirror When You Have A Cell Phone? <http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/who-needs-a-mirror-when-you-have-a-cell-phone/?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Nick Bilton, New York Times

DLP Mobile, a small New York City development company that specializes in iPad and iPhone applications, said it is readying the release of a new app designed for the iPhone 4 called the Mirror App. The app takes advantage of the front facing camera on the new iPhone and simply acts as a mirror, with a few extra digital features throw in.

The application will make color corrections and has light filters to allow people to apply makeup or add a little gel to their hair in low light settings.

**** Apple's A4 Dissected, Discussed...And Tantalizing <http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225700447&pgno=1>
Paul Boldt, Don Scansen, Tim Whibley , EE Times

**** Sizing Up The iPhone 4 For Shutterbugs <http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/06/sizing-up-the-iphone-4-for-shutterbugs.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss>
Chris Foresman, Ars Technica

When Apple announced the iPhone 4 at WWDC 2010, however, the company ticked off nearly every box on the wishlist: more megapixels (though as ever, there are people for whom no amount is ever enough), better low-light sensitivity, an LED flash, a wider angle of view, 720p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, and more. An iPhone 4 isn't going to replace a DSLR or a high-end point-and-shoot, but for all but the most devoted pixel-peepers, the hardware is capable of some very nice images.

**** Getting To Know Safari 5's Extensions <http://arstechnica.com/apple/guides/2010/06/safari-5-extensions-how-to-develop.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss>
Clint Ecker, Ars Technica

The first iteration of the extension system allows developers to add features to a number of carefully controlled places within the application. Developers can create toolbars, add items to contextual menus, manipulate windows and tabs, add toolbar buttons, and manipulate and extract content within webpages themselves. Extensions can also selectively inspect and filter resources and deny them from loading.

**** Lost Your iPhone In A Bar? There Is Now An App For That! <http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/06/apple-launches-find-iphone-app/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AppAdvice+%28AppAdvice%29>
Alexander Vaughn, App Advice

Apple has just released a brand new universal “Find my iPhone” app to the App Store.

**** iPhone 4 Lineup Starts In Texas <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/18/iphone-4-lineup-starts-in-texas/>
Dave Caolo, TUAW

Don't mess with Texas. Especially Dallas resident Justin Wagoner. He's the first in line for an iPhone 4 at Apple Store Knox Street. For those of you who just glanced at your calendar, you're right. He's a week early.

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** What Is I.B.M.'s Watson? <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/magazine/20Computer-t.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Clive Thompson, New York Times

For the last three years, I.B.M. scientists have been developing what they expect will be the world’s most advanced “question answering” machine, able to understand a question posed in everyday human elocution — “natural language,” as computer scientists call it — and respond with a precise, factual answer. In other words, it must do more than what search engines like Google and Bing do, which is merely point to a document where you might find the answer. It has to pluck out the correct answer itself.


**** Govt Reviews Thaicom Deal <http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/38940/govt-reviews-thaicom-deal>
Bangkok Post

The government will not buy Thaicom from Singapore if it is too expensive, prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva says.

**** 新加坡模式,日本模式还是香港模式? <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmoney.jrj.com.cn%2F2010%2F06%2F1800437633222.shtml&usg=AFQjCNGzMTkSNuzlPanzWLvVa75PwUjpRA>
曹仁超, 21世纪经济报道


**** 新车资制度落实后 方能考虑优惠改革 <http://www.zaobao.com/yl/yl100618_007.shtml>
黄慧慧,通联公司, 联合早报


**** Regulate, Don't Censor Leh <http://blog.toomanythoughts.org/2010/06/regulate-dont-censor-leh.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TymBlogsToo+%28Tym+Blogs+Too%21%29>
Too Many Thoughts

As a writer, I realise that some of the things I write may not please everyone, but I'm not forcing anyone to read or publish it. I prefer to live by the apocryphal line attributed to Voltaire, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

**** Confused By S&CC Arrears Management Score? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/06/confused-by-scc-arrears-management-score/>
Leong Sze Hian, The Online Citizen

**** PUB's Work Under Scrutiny <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_542167.html>
Victoria Vaughan & Grace Chua, Straits Times

Members of Parliament and experts yesterday questioned if a lack of maintenance was behind the flooding of Orchard Road on Wednesday.

**** A Complacent Government Or An Absolute Clueless One? <http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/06/18/governing-a-country-absolutely-clueless/>
Tan Keng Leng, The Temasek Review

**** Malaysian High Commission Visits Death Row Inmate <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/06/malaysian-high-commission-visits-death-row-inmate/>
Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen

**** Singapore Cabbies <http://zewt.blogspot.com/2010/06/singapore-cabbies.html>
As Zewt As It Gets

They are just so nice! Perhaps it’s a norm, perhaps it’s because I am walking on crutches, but they have been patiently helpful. 7 is the amount of times I have taken a cab since I arrived in Singapore and the ratio of good cabbies is 100%.

**** PUB Chief Executive Says Water Agency Caught Off Guard In Orchard Rd Flood <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1064146/1/.html>
Claire Huang, Channel NewsAsia

The chief executive of Singapore's national water agency, PUB, has acknowledged that his agency was caught off guard by the Orchard Road flood on Wednesday.

"The impact on people, businesses and traffic is something that we view as not acceptable. We've done our initial investigations; it was due to a combination of very unusually intense double-peaked rainstorms that were aggravated by the flow of debris that partially obstructed the culvert," said Khoo.

**** Youth Olympic Lane Along Selected Stretches Of Roads From 5 To 26 Aug 2010 <http://app.lta.gov.sg/corp_press_content.asp?start=9jwcd534daqja45gi138qzxv6d3sr8my18qkd0p8w7wjpb968l>
Land Transport Authority and Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee, Singapore Government

The Youth Olympic Lane is a traffic scheme introduced based on a Give Way concept. Motorists only need to give way when they see Youth Olympic Vehicles approaching, similar to what they would do when they see an emergency service vehicle.

**** Marina Bay Sands' SkyPark To Open Next Thursday <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1064183/1/.html>
Mustafa Shafawi, Channel NewsAsia

The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark opens to the public next Thursday, and for those who can't wait to get on top of the roof, you can start booking your tickets now.

**** The Irresponsible Straits Times <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/06/the-irresponsible-straits-times/>
Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen

Mr Ravi’s grounds for seeking the Malaysian government’s intervention were entirely omitted by the Straits Times.

It truly is highly irresponsible reporting – a brand of “journalism” which belongs to the gutter.

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