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**** How iPad Could Save Apple's MobileMe <http://www.crn.com/software/224200555>
Ed Moltzen, ChannelWeb
Perhaps the biggest improvement Apple can make to MobileMe will have nothing to do with the software itself, but with the April 3 launch of its iPad -- a product that should make MobileMe easier to navigate, easier to manage and more valuable to use.
**** Living With Windows: Sharing Files <http://www.macworld.com/article/147067/2010/03/livingwithwindowsfiles.html?lsrc=rss_main>
John Rizzo, Macworld
Sharing files from a Mac to a Mac is simple: You enable file-sharing in the Sharing preference pane and that's it. But trying to share files from a Mac to a PC requires a few more steps. And trying to access a PC's files from a Mac is more challenging still.
**** Print Customized Envelopes With Address Book <http://www.macworld.com/article/150127/2010/03/printenvelope.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Chris McVeigh, Macworld
Mac OS Xâs Address Book app is capable of printing elegant envelopes, but if you use the default settings, youâll churn out envelopes that are workmanlike, but dull. With very little effort, you can create a custom envelope template, adjust the sizes of the address blocks, and spice up your envelope with a new font, a splash of color, or even a company logo.
**** iPad To Be Sold At 221 Apple Stores, 'Most' Best Buy Locations <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/29/ipad_to_be_sold_at_221_apple_stores_most_best_buy_locations.html>
Apple on Monday announced that the iPad will go on sale this Saturday, April 3, at all of its 221 U.S. Apple retail locations, as well as "most" Best Buy stores.
**** Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.3 With QuickTime X, OpenGL Improvements <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/29/apple_releases_mac_os_x_10_6_3_with_quicktime_x_opengl_improvements.html>
Apple on Monday released Mac OS X 10.6.3, the latest software update to its Snow Leopard operating system, bringing improvements in the reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X and addressing compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications.
**** Apple Posts iPad Guided Tour Videos <http://www.macworld.com/article/150139/2010/03/ipad_guidedtours.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Dan Moren, Macworld
Each tour presents a short video about one of the iPadâs apps, showing off the features of the program while a voiceover describes just how amazing and magical the whole device is.
**** Et Tu? <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Time</i> Going With HTML5 Video For iPad <http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/03/new-york-times-time-going-with-html5-video-for-ipad-too.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss>
Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica
Video services company Brightcove announced Monday morning that it will support HTML5 for its customers, offering "high quality, interactive, and advertising-supported Web video experiences for HTML5-compatible devices." Two major Brightcove clients, the New York Times and Time Inc., are participating launch partners, meaning that these two sources will have the option of ditching Flash in some cases in order to be more iPad compatible.
**** Debate Between Media And Apple Over iPad Hardly A Flash In The Pan <http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/29/debate-between-media-and-apple-over-ipad-hardly-a-flash-in-the-pan/>
David Carr, New York Times
The speculation and long run-up to the tablet obscures the fact that things are going to move quickly once there is an embedded base of users. Publishers want get on board this fast-moving train, but are concerned they might get run over trying to hop on.
**** Godfather Of iPod Severs Final Ties With Apple <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/29/godfather-of-ipod-severs-final-ties-with-apple/?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Brad Stone, New York Times
An era is formally ending at Apple. Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod and iPhone, is breaking off his nine-year affiliation with Steve Jobs & Co.
**** With More Flash, Is Google About To Cut Off The HTML5 Nose To Spite Appleâs Face? <http://techcrunch.com/2010/03/29/google-flash-apple/>
MG Siegler, TechCrunch
**** First Batch Of Games Ported To iPad Sport Higher Prices <http://www.macworld.com/article/150142/2010/03/ipad_games.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Dave Rudden, GamePro.com
The listings for the first batch of iPad games have popped up on iPhone analysis site App Annie, finally confirming what most of us expectedâyes, some games will be more expensive on the iPad.
**** iPad Licensing Agreement Specifies Paid Annual OS Updates <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/29/ipad_licensing_agreement_specifies_paid_annual_os_updates.html>
Apple has posted the terms of its firmware licensing agreement for the iPad, which restricts free operating software updates to the current major reference release.
**** Apple Releases Completed iPhone OS 3.2 SDK <http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/apple_releases_completed_iphone_os_3.2_sdk/>
Jeff Gamet, The Mac Observer
Apple released the official iPhone OS 3.2 SDK late on Monday, giving developers the non-beta version of the application development tools days ahead of the iPad launch.
**** Living With Windows: Sharing Screens <http://www.macworld.com/article/147070/2010/03/livingwithwindowsscreens.html?lsrc=rss_main>
John Rizzo, Macworld
As with file-sharing, remotely accessing a Mac from another Mac is relatively straightforward. The tools are built into OS X; you turn on screen-sharing in the Sharing preference pane. But setting up screen-sharing between a Mac and Windows PC takes a bit more work, and requires installing some third-party software. The biggest problem: Macs can't share screens with PCs running Windows 7 Home Premium edition.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** The State Of The Internet Operating System <http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/state-of-internet-operating-system.html>
Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Radar
Ask yourself for a moment, what is the operating system of a Google or Bing search? What is the operating system of a mobile phone call? What is the operating system of maps and directions on your phone? What is the operating system of a tweet?
**** Globish: The Worldwide Dialect Of The Third Millennium <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2010/mar/29/globish-international-language>
Robert McCrum, The Guardian
Perhaps Nerriere was right. Things had changed. Was it not possible that, with the turn of the century, English language and culture were becoming decoupled from their contentious heritage, disassociated from post-colonial trauma? Was there a new cultural revolution at work: the emergence of English as a global communications phenomenon with a supra-national momentum that made it independent of its Anglo-American origins? You could almost express the idea in a formula: English + Microsoft = Globish.
**** Ballet Stars Now Twitter As Well As Flutter <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/29/arts/dance/29ballet.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Gia Kourlas, New York Times
In the rarefied world of ballet, where dancers are expected to speak with their bodies, sometimes it seems that aloofness is something to aspire to. Lately, though, the ribbons are loosening. Courtesy of Twitter, dancers are starting to make themselves heard. It isnât always dainty.
**** What Do Philosophers Believe? <http://www.moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/anthony-gottlieb/what-do-philosophers-believe>
Anthony Gottlieb, Intelligent Life Magazine
People have always wanted philosophers to provide digestible wisdom, yet it is as true now as it was in Platoâs time that disciplined thinking is hard. So next time you sit next to a philosopher on a plane, talk about the movie, not the meaning of life.
**** Atwood In The Twittersphere <http://blogs.nybooks.com/post/482335188/atwood-in-the-twittersphere>
Margaret Atwood, The New York Review of Books
A long time agoâless than a year ago in fact, but time goes all stretchy in the Twittersphere, just as it does in those folksongs in which the hero spends a night with the Queen of Faerie and then returns to find that a hundred years have passed and all his friends are deadâ¦. Where was I?
**** The Planet Be Damned. Itâs All About Me. <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/books/30book.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Despite the bookâs somber, scientific backdrop (and global warming here is little but that), âSolarâ is Mr. McEwanâs funniest novel yet.
**** "The Sweet Undertaste" <http://www.slate.com/id/2249005/?from=rss>
Philip Schultz, Slate Magazine
**** Too Dependent On Trains Now? <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC100330-0000019/Too-dependent-on-trains-now?>
Adrian Bek Yongguang, Today
We should not be over-reliant on just one transport system. In the "hub and spoke" model, we are being too over-dependent on trains to carry the bulk of the passenger load.
**** Cost Burden Of Chronic Illness In Asia Growing <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62S3TH20100329>
Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters
Chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer and depression affect Asians as much as those in Western countries and governments must draft plans to cope with long-term costs, health experts said on Monday.
**** Observers Question If CPF System Is Adequate For Retirement Needs <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1046689/1/.html>
Hoe Yeen Nie, Channel NewsAsia
At a forum on Monday, social workers, economists and a minister discussed whether the system is adequate.
It is estimated that only 10 per cent of CPF money is set aside for retirement, taking into account the 18 per cent that could be used for medical fees, and the 68 per cent that may go into buying an HDB flat. In the future, that proportion too, could go up further.
**** An Open Letter To All Opposition Supporters <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/3550-an-open-letter-to-all-opposition-supporters>
Chee Soon Juan, Singapore Democrat Party
I want to put a stop to the lies propagated by the PAP and the media that I had entered the SDP and ungratefully usurped Mr Chiam's position as leader. Nothing could be further from the truth.
**** HDB: Myths And Truth II <http://singaporealternatives.blogspot.com/2010/03/myth-and-truth-of-hdb-ii.html>
Goh Meng Seng, Singapore Alternatives
The goal post will keep shifting and the statistics do not represent the real picture on the ground. What is the real picture on the ground then?
**** CPF For Housing = Miserable Retirement? <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2010/03/cpf-for-housing-miserable-retirement.html>
Diary of A Singaporean Mind
Other countries don't require its retirees to lose their home to raised funds for retirement.
**** Is Singapore Working With Israel On A Missile Defence System? <http://www.asiancorrespondent.com/the-asia-file/is-singapore-working-with-israel-on-a-missile-defence-system>
Ben Bland, Asian Correspondent
Despite the similarities between Singapore and Israel, the security threat is mostly imagined in the case of the former.
If Malaysia or Indonesia ever want to get at Singapore - and it's highly unlikely given how many members of the Indonesian and Malaysian elite secrete their personal wealth there - they need only cut off the water or gas supply.
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**** Don't Politicise Healthcare <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_508400.html>
Salma Khalik, Straits Times
The key to a sustainable healthcare system is to take politics out of it, minimise market distortion and to let it function like other economic activity. This is what Singapore is trying to do, said Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan at the Economist conference on Tuesday.
**** New York Times Curiously Apologises Over Singapore Comments <http://thegulfblog.com/2010/03/29/new-york-times-curiously-apologises-over-singapore-comments/>
David Broberts, The Gulf Blog
**** Singapore A Key Transit Hub For Wildlife Smuggling <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_singapore/view/1046807/1/.html>
Singapore's extensive trade links and efficient ports have lured opportunistic wildlife smugglers, who use the country as a transit point to ship exotic fauna to customers worldwide, animal welfare activists said.
Wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC lists Singapore as among the world's top 10 wildlife smuggling hubs.
**** Electricity To Cost More From April <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1046816/1/.html>
Mustafa Shafawi, Channel NewsAsia
Electricity will cost more for the upcoming quarter, starting April. It will be the fourth consecutive quarter of increase.
SP Services said that is because of a continued increase in fuel oil prices. The average fuel oil price over the last three months has increased from S$99.38 to S$102.95 per barrel.
**** Uncertainty Over How Long Singapore's Casinos Will Take To Break Even <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1046843/1/.html>
Georgina Joseph, Channel NewsAsia
Singapore's two integrated resorts with their casinos have gone over budget, according to a panel discussion on the subject on Tuesday.
**** HDB: Cannot Withdraw Cash Profits Anymore When You Sell? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/03/hdb-cannot-withdraw-cash-profits-anymore-when-you-sell/>
Leong Sze Hian, The Online Citizen
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