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**** iPhone 4 Arriving Early For Some <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/22/iphone-4-arriving-early-for-some/>
Dave Caolo, TUAW

**** Apple Makes All The Right Calls On iPhone 4 <http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2010-06-22-iphone4-review_N.htm>
Ed Baig, USA Today

As with previous iPhones, the latest model breaks new ground. FaceTime video calling on the iPhone 4 is one of those cool "seeing is believing" features, and it arrives on top of several across-the-board enhancements. And iOS 4 is a mostly terrific software upgrade.

Cutting through the hype, Apple has given longtime diehards, and first-time iPhone owners, plenty to cheer about.

**** Apple Leaves iPad Vulnerable After Monster iPhone Patch Job <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178394/Apple_leaves_iPad_vulnerable_after_monster_iPhone_patch_job?taxonomyId=12>
Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

The first-generation iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as the much newer iPad, may be vulnerable to some or all of the 65 bugs. The new iOS 4 operating system, which launched yesterday, can't be installed on 2007's iPhone and iPod Touch, and the upgrade is not slated to reach iPad owners until this fall.

**** What Apple's iOS 4 Does - And Doesn't Do - For Business <http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/199499/what_apples_ios_4_does_and_doesnt_do_for_business.html>
Galen Gruman, InfoWorld

**** Apple Headed For Privacy Row With IOS 4 Update <http://www.pcworld.com/article/199497/apple_headed_for_privacy_row_with_ios_4_update.html?tk=rss_main>
Ian Paul, PC World

Overall, Apple appears to be doing a pretty good job with your location data; however there have been some criticisms over the new policy. Apple does not specify, for example, whether or not it will still track your location even with the Location Services global control turned off. It's also not clear how long Apple intends to store your location data, and what kind of safeguards it has in place to protect its database of location information.

**** Review: Google Chrome 5 Web Browser <http://www.macworld.com/reviews/product/32156/review/chrome.html?expand=true&lsrc=rss_main>
Nathan Alderman, Macworld

Far faster than Firefox, and more customizable than Safari, Chrome reaches a very happy medium between the two. It’s a great addition to the ranks of Mac browsers, and a clarion call to Apple, Mozilla, and Opera to step up their game.

**** iOS 4 Adds Support For Gmail Archive Feature <http://www.macworld.com/article/152209/2010/06/ios4_gmail_archive.html?lsrc=rss_main>
David Chartier, Macworld

**** Steve Jobs Explains Why iPhone 3G Didn’t Get Wallpapers… <http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/06/steve-jobs-explains-iphone-3g-wallpapers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AppAdvice+%28AppAdvice%29>
Joe White, App Advice

"The icon animation with backgrounds didn’t perform well enough."

**** iPhone 4 Review <http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/22/iphone-4-review/>
Joshua Topolsky, Engadget

We're not going to beat around the bush -- in our approximation, the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone on the market right now. The combination of gorgeous new hardware, that amazing display, upgraded cameras, and major improvements to the operating system make this an extremely formidable package. Yes, there are still pain points that we want to see Apple fix, and yes, there are some amazing alternatives to the iPhone 4 out there. But when it comes to the total package -- fit and finish in both software and hardware, performance, app selection, and all of the little details that make a device like this what it is -- we think it's the cream of the current crop.

**** Apple iPhone 4: Hands-On Review <http://www.boingboing.net/2010/06/22/apple-iphone-4-hands.html>
Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing

Yes, the notable features with iPhone 4—both the device and the iOS4, which came out yesterday in advance of the iPhone itself—are mostly tweaks. But what tweaks they are: Apple's focus on improvement is as much key to the quality of its products as innovation. But there's one flaw it can't completely eliminate: the unreliable quality of calls placed over AT&T, which remains the iPhone's only U.S. carrier.

**** Inside iOS 4: Missing Features For iPhone 3G Users <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/06/22/inside_ios_4_missing_features_for_iphone_3g_users.html>

When running on iPhone 3G, iOS 4 disables multitasking, background wallpapers, Bluetooth keyboard support, and a "data protection" feature.

**** New iPhone Keeps Apple Top Of Class <http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20100622/apple-iphone4-review/?mod=ATD_rss>
Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal

Just as with its predecessors, I can’t recommend this new iPhone for voice calling for people who experience poor AT&T reception, unless they are willing to carry a second phone on a network that works better for them.

For everyone else, however, I’d say that Apple has built a beautiful smartphone that works well, adds impressive new features and is still, overall, the best device in its class.

**** AT&T Delays Retail Sale Of iPhone 4 <http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20008503-266.html?part=rss&amp;subj=news&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Marguerite Reardon, CNET News

On Tuesday, AT&T announced that only preordered iPhone 4s will be in stock in its retail stores on Thursday, the official iPhone 4 launch date. Anyone looking to buy an iPhone 4 off-the-rack at an AT&T store without preordering the device will have to wait until Tuesday, June 29.

**** New iPhone Arrives, Rivals Beware <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/23/technology/personaltech/23pogue.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
David Pogue, New York Times

If what you care about is size and shape, beauty and battery life, polish and pleasure, then the iPhone 4 is calling your name.

But you probably didn’t need a review to tell you that.

**** Apple Sells 3 Million iPads In First 80 Days <http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ipad-20100623,0,2340612.story>
Kristena Hansen, Los Angeles Times

**** Getting A Look Inside The iPhone 4 <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20008527-64.html?part=rss&amp;subj=news&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Brooke Crothers, CNET News

The iPhone 4 got a timely teardown from iFixit on Tuesday night, confirming that it integrates 512MB of RAM and a new battery connection scheme and revealing the accelerometer/gyroscope hardware, among other things.

**** Apple's iPhone 4 Is 'Major Leap,' 'One To Beat,' Reviewers Say <http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-23/apple-s-iphone-4-is-major-leap-one-to-beat-reviewers-say.html>
Alex Sherman, Bloomberg

Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4 will “dazzle” consumers with its thinner redesign, “radically” sharper screen, higher-resolution front-facing camera and updated operating system, reviewers said.

**** App Store: 1% Of Apple's Gross Profit <http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/06/23/app-store-1-of-apples-gross-profit/>
Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune

**** Now Apple's Really "for The Rest Of Us" <http://www.macworld.com/article/152223/2010/06/gartenberg_restofus.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Michael Gartenberg, Macworld

In the end, that original tagline became a reality. Apple products truly are for “the rest of us,” and will continue to be so as long as Apple continues to deliver and raise the industry bar.

**** My One Reason For Upgrading My iPhone 3Gs To IOS4 <http://www.mrbrown.com/blog/2010/06/my-one-reason-for-upgrading-my-iphone-3gs-to-ios4.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mrbrown+%28mrbrown%29>

This has to be the single biggest reason for me to upgrade my iPhone 3Gs to iOS4: the ability to use an old Nokia SU-8W foldable bluetooth keyboard sitting in my drawer since I moved from the N-series smartphones.

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** Nintendo 3DS Uses New Graphics Tech <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20008443-64.html?part=rss&amp;subj=news&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
Brooke Crothers, CNET News

The Nintendo 3DS, due next year, can produce 3D effects without the need for special glasses--what DMP describes as "naked-eye 3D stereovision"--and was a big hit at E3 2010 last week. It will succeed the Nintendo DS.

**** A Way To Share Music And Movies From Any Device <http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/25648/?ref=rss&a=f>
Erica Naone, Technology Review

A new service called Libox aims to make it easier for people to access content, no matter what gadget they're using.

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**** Metropolis, Enlarged <http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2010/jun/22/metropolis-enlarged/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nybooks+%28The+New+York+Review+of+Books%29>
Geoffrey O'Brien, The New York Review of Books

To see Metropolis in its original form is to discover not just the new material but all the rest; the restorers have not simply added deleted episodes but expanded existing ones, and the film’s rhythms and internal rhymes are disclosed as if for the first time.

**** Tackling Real-life Characters In Fiction Is Fine – As Long As You Do It Well <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2010/jun/22/sharon-dogar-annexed?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fbooks%2Frss+%28Books%29>
Meg Rosoff, The Guardian

Do what you like, only do it well – and don't expect the relatives to approve.

**** Stoicism Is Just So Yesterday <http://incharacter.org/review/stoicism-is-just-so-yesterday/>
Emily Colette Wilkinson, In Character

Ours is not a philosophical age, much less an age of Stoicism. As Frank McLynn explains in his new biography of Marcus Aurelius, the last of Rome's "five good emperors," commander of Rome's prolonged campaigns against the invasions of barbarian German tribes, and the last important Stoic philosopher of ancient days, our philosophers (academics) no longer profess to help the average person answer life's great metaphysical questions. Contemporary philosophers might contemplate such abstruse problems as whether mental properties can be said to emerge from the physical processes of the universe; what the necessary and sufficient conditions are for self-interest; where the mind stops and the rest of the world begins-not, perhaps, the pressing existential questions presented by the normal course of a human life.

**** Footy Verse <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/article.html?id=239594>
Rosie Schaap, Poetry Foundation

At least since the fifth century BC, when Pindar entreated his heart to sing the splendor of the Olympian in his victory odes, poets have found in sport a worthy subject. And soccer—as we know it, a game of relatively recent advent, despite a lineage that can be traced back thousands of years—has inspired many to write in praise of its glory and in lamentation of the heartache it can yield.


**** Malaysia And Singapore To Finalise KTM Bhd Land Swap Proposal <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/6/23/nation/6527988&sec=nation>
Mazwin Nik Anis, The Star

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia needed to look into details of the Singapore offer, adding that he was looking forward to go to Singapore with a final resolution of the Points of Agreement (PoA) issue on the status of KTMB land.

**** Malaysia And Singapore To Finalise Land Deal In September <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jBDTzDJ3mU4LL1Y0FuMxqIaZ0ptg>

Malaysia and Singapore said Tuesday they expect to agree a land swap deal in the next three months to resolve a decades-old territorial problem.

**** 前往新加坡携带现金不足 一女子被关拘留所 <http://www.hinews.cn/news/system/2010/06/22/010915505.shtml>
陈望 蒋文平, 南海网


**** Singapore Continues To Face Population Challenges <http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/7035482.html>

**** YPAP Leader And New Citizen Sinha Shekhar Complains About Low Rent Of His Resale Flat <http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/06/22/ypap-leader-and-new-citizen-sinha-shekhar-complains-about-low-rent-of-his-resale-flat/>
The Temasek Review

In the above exchange, Mr Sinha Shekhar, who works as an occupational therapist at Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, wrote that he paid “really high” for a resale HDB flat and the rent he is collecting is not enough to pay for the bank installments.

Mr Sinha also revealed that he owns a private property, implying that he bought the resale HDB flat not for staying but for renting and making money.

**** Don't Judge An Estate By Its Report <http://augustman.com/money/A-Potong-Pasir-residents-view-of-the-Town-Council-Management-Report-1442>
Cien Xu, August Man

What I am trying to say is that in Potong Pasir it is not always about the money, or the upgrading, or the $1 abalone porridge that gets waved in our faces every time an election draws near. What the voting majority appreciates, as it has been proven time and time again, is our MP’s sincerity and determination to make things work despite the lack of government funding for more extensive maintenance and upgrading projects.

**** Journalists Should Not Retail Government Disinformation <http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/journalists-should-not-retail-government-disinformation/>
Yawning Bread

The claim that there are no outright bans is utter bullshit. It’s bad enough that the MDA is as heavy-handed as ever, it’s worse now, because they won’t even admit to banning, they’d rather resort to concealing the truth. This is corruption: corruption of public integrity.

Would journalists please check facts before buying wholesale into the disinformation put out by government agencies?

**** Chee Invited To High Level Meeting, PAP Bans His Travel <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/3839-chee-invited-to-high-level-meeting-pap-bans-his-travel>
Singapore Democrat Party

Singapore is not invited to the meeting because of the undemocratic nature of the PAP government.

**** Look Who’s Bashing Singaporeans <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/06/look-whos-bashing-singaporeans/>
The Online Citizen

We have noticed that of late, government ministers & officials, and People’s Action Party members have been criticizing Singaporeans and their attitudes towards a myriad of issues – from employment to public housing.

**** Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Not Casino-centric <http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsbusiness.php?id=508111>
Zakaria Abdul Wahab, Bernama

Singapore's second integrated resort, the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) formally opened Wednesday, with its owner Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp saying it would become the benchmark for future tourism development elsewhere. "The MBS is not a casino-centric development project as in the old days," Adelson said.

**** Singapore's Inflation Holds At 14-Month High As Recovery Spurs Price Gains <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-23/singapore-s-inflation-holds-at-14-month-high-as-recovery-spurs-price-gains.html>
Stephanie Phang, Bloomberg

Singapore’s inflation held at a 14- month high in May as the island’s economic rebound boosted food, housing and car prices.

Housing prices, the biggest component of the consumer price index, climbed 1.6 percent from a year earlier, and transport costs increased 15 percent. Food prices rose 1.3 percent.

**** Singapore Gambles Low Crime Rate With Casino Push <http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-23/singapore-gambles-low-crime-rate-with-casino-push.html>
Shamim Adam and Christian Schmollinger, Bloomberg

Since the opening of Resorts World Sentosa in February and Marina Bay Sands in April, the island-state has seen cases of fraud, embezzlement and identity theft. Some offenders were fined or sent to prison, three European suspects have jumped bail and two Africans have been charged for cheating the casinos out of about S$140,000 ($102,000).

**** Singapore Manhunt Launched For Briton Suspected Of Vandalising Train <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/7846977/Singapore-manhunt-launched-for-Briton-suspected-of-vandalising-train.html>
Leah Hyslop, Telegraph

Singapore is taking the incident seriously because it exposed security lapses in their transport system, believed to be the target of Islamic extremists in Southeast Asia.

**** Sands' $5.5 Bln Bet On Singapore Looks To Be Paying Off <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE65M0BE20100623>
Kevin Lim, Reuters

Las Vegas Sands' bet on gambling-wary Singapore may be paying off. The world's most valuable casino firm said its $5.5 billion casino resort in the city state is on track to draw up to 150,000 visitors a day once things are in full swing, the highest number for any of its properties worldwide.

**** Singapore Rolls The Dice <http://www.slate.com/id/2256990/?from=rss>
Witold Rybczynski, Slate Magazine

The combination of a notoriously authoritarian, not to say puritanical, city-state and gambling is bizarre. Needless to say, there will be no Singapore Strip. Instead, the government has authorized what it euphemistically calls integrated resorts, stand-alone vacation destinations that will include cultural and recreational amenities, as well as hotels and casinos.

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