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**** Apple Teases 100+ New Features In iPad Software Update <http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/gaming.gadgets/11/09/ipad.update.software/index.html>
Doug Gross, CNN
Tagged Tuesday with an orange "coming soon" label, a page on Apple's website said that the upcoming version of the company's operating system for its mobile devices -- iOS 4.2 -- will bring more than 100 new features to the iPad.
Among them, Apple says, will be multi-tasking, or the ability to run multiple apps at the same time. The inability to do so was a common complaint about earlier versions of the operating system.
**** OS X Snow Leopard Benefits For A Windows Switcher <http://notebooks.com/2010/11/09/os-x-snow-leopard-benefits-for-a-windows-switcher/>
There are plenty of things to like. Here are a few things that I find easier to do on a Mac.
**** For IT, Xserve Was A Luxury, Not A Necessity <http://www.loopinsight.com/2010/11/08/for-it-xserve-was-a-luxury-not-a-necessity/>
Peter Cohen, The Loop
**** Dragon Stop Motion For Mac OS X Roars To Version 2.3 <http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/dragon_stop_motion_for_mac_os_x_roars_to_version_2.3/>
Dennis Sellers, Mascsimum News
**** Apple Changes Policy On Liquid Damage To iPods <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/09/apple-changes-policy-on-liquid-damage-to-ipods/>
Dave Caolo, TUAW
**** Why Apple Axed Xserve, And How It Can Reenter The Server Market <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/09/why_apple_axed_xserve_and_how_it_can_reenter_the_sever_market.html>
Daniel Eran Dilger, AppleInsider
Many of Apple's customers in enterprise environments are shocked by the company's decision to discontinue the Xserve. There's an easy answer why it happened: they weren't selling well. Here's why, and how the company may address the server market in the future, using lessons learned from iOS.
**** Office 2011 Update Boosts Security, Stability <http://www.macworld.com/article/155596/2010/11/office2011_update.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Philip Michaels, Macworld
Release notes for the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.0.1 Update say that the release fixes âcritical issuesâ in the latest version of Office that could cause components of the suite to stop responding or quit unexpectedly. Microsoft says the update also fixes a security vulnerability that could allow an attack to overwrite the contents of a computerâs memory with malicious code.
**** What Not To Do When Designing Your App <http://www.macworld.com/article/155594/2010/11/app_design_tips.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Mike Keller, PC World
I was using the Netflix app the other night on my iPhone 4 and had a shocking revelation: this is one of the worst designed âprofessionalâ apps Iâve ever seen. Yes, I can stream video over 3G. I can also search for movies and manage my queue. In many ways, Netflix for iPhone delivers, but it is relatively new and clearly a work in progress. In fact, the current version is a prime example of what not to do in terms of iOS app design. Here are some reasons why.
**** Researchers Sound Alarm Over Critical Mac OS X Bug <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9195680/Researchers_sound_alarm_over_critical_Mac_OS_X_bug?source=rss_operatingsystems>
Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Security researchers today warned that Apple's OS X contains a critical vulnerability that attackers could use to hijack Macs running the older Leopard version of the operating system.
Although Leopard was supplanted by the new Snow Leopard operating system more than a year ago, the older version still accounts for about a third of all installations of Mac OS X.
**** A Simple Way To Batch Rename Files On A Mac <http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/comments/a-simple-way-to-batch-rename-files-on-a-mac/>
Ron McElfresh, Mac 360
**** An Easy Way To Batch Edit Your Photos In iPhoto <http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/comments/an-easy-way-to-batch-edit-your-photos-in-iphoto/>
Jeffrey Mincey, Mac 360
**** Hands-On With New Social Browser RockMelt <http://gigaom.com/collaboration/hands-on-with-new-social-browser-rockmelt/>
Charles Hamilton, GigaOM
**** Rumor: Apple Has Cancelled Support For AirPrint Through Mac And Windows <http://www.macstories.net/news/rumor-apple-has-cancelled-support-for-airprint-on-mac-and-pc/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+macstoriesnet+%28MacStories%29>
Federico Viticci, MacStories
We have been told from a few Mac developers that a few days ago Apple removed all the references to printing via OS X 10.6.5 and PCs both from Readme files and other online documentation posted in the iOS developer center. It seems like all thatâs now mentioned in the release notes are the aforementioned HP networked printers, as if the shared printing option never existed.
**** Apple Suppliers Squeezed As Taiwan Dollar Climbs Most In Asia <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-10/apple-suppliers-squeezed-as-taiwan-dollar-climbs-most-in-asia.html>
Andrea Wong And Lilian Karunungan, Bloomberg
Apple Inc.âs suppliers in Taiwan say earnings are being crimped as the local dollar climbs faster than the rest of Asiaâs currencies in the past month, raising the prospect of higher prices.
The Taiwan dollar has strengthened 2.6 percent against the U.S. dollar in the past month, the most among 10 Asian emerging- market currencies tracked by Bloomberg.
**** Consumer Reports Rates MacBook Air Highest In Their Categories <http://www.loopinsight.com/2010/11/09/consumer-Reports-rates-macbook-air-highest-in-their-categories/>
Jim Dalrymple, The Loop
**** Is Apple Winning Over Corporate Hearts? <http://www.zdnet.com.au/is-apple-winning-over-corporate-hearts-339307138.htm?>
Erica Ogg, CNET
All of those things amount to big hurdles, but Apple has one very important thing going for it: the end users are often very familiar with their stuff. And with its momentum in mobile devices and the overall "consumerisation" of technology, now is the time to make this kind of move.
**** Apple To Bring iAd Mobile Ad Platform To Japan <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hh_akPVdq8ZZptLvEPk9ubuSAsFA?docId=CNG.6bc3c21451f9cb452ab384addc9d2d90.411>
Apple and Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Inc. are teaming up to bring the California-based company's iAd advertising network for portable devices to Japan early next year, the companies said Wednesday.
Dentsu, Japan's largest ad agency, will sell advertising space and produce commercials to be distributed through the iAd network to iPhone and iPod touch users in the country.
**** 1.0 Is The Loneliest Number <http://ma.tt/2010/11/one-point-oh/>
I imagine prior to the launch of the iPod, or the iPhone, there were teams saying the same thing: the copy + paste guys are *so close* to being ready and we know Walt Mossberg is going to ding us for this so letâs just not ship to the manufacturers in China for just a few more weeksâ¦ The Apple teams were probably embarrassed. But if youâre not embarrassed when you ship your first version you waited too long.
**** Glassgate Hits Case Makers As Apple Suspends Sales Of iPhone 4 Slide-Ons <http://www.cultofmac.com/67948/67948>
Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac
Appleâs retail stores have suspended sales of iPhone 4 slide-on cases because of concerns about trapped dirt causing scratches and cracks â the so-called âGlassgateâ issue.
**** Microsoft Explains Missing Mac Office Patches <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9195998/Microsoft_explains_missing_Mac_Office_patches?source=rss_operatingsystems>
Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Microsoft today explained why it has not patched older versions of its Office for Mac, but would not disclose a release schedule for doing so. "We cannot give an exact date, but we expect to provide these updates during one of our normal monthly update cycles very soon," said Jerry Bryant, a group manager in the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC).
**** Apple Did Not Acquire Bluetooth Headphone Maker <http://www.macworld.com/article/155623/2010/11/apple_wigear.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Dan Moren, Macworld
âTwo words: âI wish!ââ Wi-Gear CEO Mark Pundsack said via e-mail, when asked about the rumors that Apple had bought the company.
**** 10.6.5 Now Available On Software Update <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/10/10-6-5-now-available-on-software-update/>
Mike Schramm, TUAW
The new version provides a little more security, stability, and reliability in a few areas, helps out iPhoto and Aperture image processing, and should fix some outstanding issues with various apps and accessories.
**** F.lux For Mac 5.0 <http://www.macworld.com/reviews/product/717754/review/flux_for_mac_50.html?expand=true&lsrc=rss_main>
Dan Frakes, Macworld
Once the sun starts to go down, the utility graduallyâover the course of an hourâdims your screen and shifts its color temperature to match that of the type of lighting in the room.
**** Macworld 2011 To Be 30-35 Percent Larger, Host Featured Artists Sessions <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/10/macworld-2011-to-be-30-35-larger-host-featured-artists-session/>
Mike Schramm, TUAW
**** 125 Million iOS Devices Morph Into Credit Card Terminals <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/125-million-ios-devices-morph-into-credit-card-terminals/8665?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zdnet%2FApple+%28ZDNet+The+Apple+Core%29>
Jason D. O'Grady, ZDNet
Remember Square? Well, the innovative company launched last December by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has finally opened its doors to the public after a 10 month private pilot. Now anyone can request a free credit card reader for their iOS device from the Square website.
**** Steve Jobs Replies Regarding Rumors Of AirPrint Issues <http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/10/steve-jobs-replies-regarding-rumors-of-airprint-issues/>
Eric Slivka, MacRumors
"AirPrint has not been pulled. Don't believe everything you read."
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Quantum Computing Reaches For True Power <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/science/09compute.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
John Markoff, New York Times
Recent progress has renewed enthusiasm for finding avenues to build significantly more powerful quantum computers. Laboratory efforts in the United States and in Europe are under way using a number of technologies.
**** For Your Eyes Only <http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/26700/?ref=rss&a=f>
Duncan Graham-rowe, Technology Review
Everyone has a unique pattern of eye movements. A new biometric security system exploits this for a simple, hard-to-fool approach.
**** The One Question All Innovators Need To Ask <http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2010/11/the-one-question-all-innovator.html>
Michael Schrage, Harvard Business Review
**** Unfathomable Depths <http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/11/07/a_treatise_on_the_life_and_times_of_the_atlantic_ocean/?page=full>
Matthew Price, Boston Globe
Veteran journalist Simon Winchester has, in recent years, taken to writing what might be called geological blockbusters. His method is to focus on a relatively contained event â the eruption of Krakatoa, say, or the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 â and envelop it in several layers of context, social, scientific, historical, political. Winchesterâs technique gives him license to pursue tangents hither and yon, which are annoying and charming in equal measure.
The subject of his new book, âthe S-shaped body of water covering 33 million square milesââ otherwise known as the Atlantic Ocean, gives him an even wider latitude to explore the interaction between Earthâs physical geography and human civilization. The Atlantic has had a profound influence on the history of humankind. Winchester tracks the Atlantic from its beginnings, when it âstarted to achieve properly oceanic dimensions about 190 million years ago,ââ to the present day.
**** A Curse On All Your Paintings: The Secret Magic Of Renaissance Art <http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2010/nov/04/secret-magic-renaissance-art-botticelli>
Jonathan Jones, Guardian
Magic is halfway between science and religion. Hear me out, secularists, hear me out. Religion is concerned with a spiritual realm beyond the visible world. Science only accepts â for practical purposes and, if you are Richard Dawkins and others, for philosophical purposes, too â the existence of that visible world, and attempts to discover its nature and how it works. But magic is the desire to use invisible forces to change the visible world.
**** Free Tours Upset MCA <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/11/10/nation/7398672&sec=nation>
Sarban Singh, The Star
MCA has expressed concern over the increasing number of âfree toursâ organised by unknown groups taking Malaysians to casinos in Singapore in recent months.
âWe are not against gambling, but it should not be done in such a manner,â MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong told reporters after opening the 40th annual meeting of the Federation of Malaysia Hawkers Association here.
**** Singapore Need Not Fear Loosening Censorship <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/nov/09/singapore-censorship-alan-shadrake>
John Kampfner, Guardian
As a frequent visitor to Singapore (where I was born), I have seen the best and the worst of the place.
Singapore's population is well travelled and highly educated. The country is stable and completely integrated into the global economy and communications. Already it is allowing just a little more cultural freedom, but it does so nervously. The regime has nothing to fear except fear itself.
**** Race-Bias Discriminatory Hiring Practices Exist In Singapore? <http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/11/09/race-bias-discriminatory-hiring-practices-exist-in-singapore/>
Gilbert Goh, The Temasek Review
**** Accused Of Barring SCDF <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_601403.html>
Khushwant Singh, Straits Times
Oil giant ExxonMobil faces court proceedings for allegedly failing to let Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers in to put out a fire at one of its refineries.
**** Caught Off Guard <http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=453011738963>
The Online Citizen, Facebook
**** Asian Media Must Rise To World Stage, Too <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC101110-0000050/Asian-media-must-rise-to-world-stage,too>
Simon Tay, Today
For Singapore, the government is said by some to "punch above its weight", with influence and ideas. The Singapore media, however, is dogged by questions about freedom. While these peeve some Singaporeans, perceptions do matter and have been quite consistently poor. The handsome profits that some media companies show have not translated into international credibility or influence.
**** Weather Forecast: Wet, Wet, Wet! <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC101110-0000106/Weather-forecast--Wet,-wet,-wet!>
Dylan Loh, Today
It is going to be an exceptionally wet three months ahead and flash floods could occur in low lying areas such as Lorong Buangkok, Jalan Seaview, Meyer Road, Lorong 101 to Lorong 106 Changi and Everitt Road North.
**** Man Fined S$30,000 For Not Declaring S$7 Million <http://sg.yfittopostblog.com/2010/11/10/man-fined-s30000-for-not-declaring-s7-million/>
Ion Danker, Yahoo!
According to court documents, Kim had asked MBS executive Terry Kim Taesoo, 28, how he could take the money out of Singapore. Taesoo told Kim that he needed a certificate from the casino cashier to prove the money was winnings so he could leave the country with it. However, as it took awhile to prepare the certificate, MBS senior executive Shin Jung Whoan, 31, arranged for Kim to receive a transaction slip.
But Kim was under the impression that this was all he needed to bring the money out and did not get the certificate.
**** Press Muse â K. Shanmugam, Literary Gymnast <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/11/press-muse-k-shanmugam-literary-gymnast/>
The Online Citizen
**** Former Diplomat Silviu Ionescu To Remain In Prison <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1092412/1/.html>
Claudia Craiu, Channel NewsAsia
**** SIA Grounds 3 A380s <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_601480.html>
Karamjit Kaur, Straits Times
SINGAPORE Airlines has grounded three of its 11 Airbus 380 aircraft to carry out 'precautionary' engine changes, a week after a mid-air engine blowout forced a Qantas A380 to make an emergency landing in Singapore.
The three superjumbos in Sydney, Melbourne and London will return to Singapore later today. Once here, the affected engines - one on each aircraft - will be replaced. Each aircraft has four engines. The changes are necessary because oil stains were discovered on the engines.
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**** Is SDP Having An Image Problem? <http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/11/09/is-sdp-having-an-image-problem/>
The Temasek Review
You may join politics for your beliefs and no one suggests you should abandon those beliefs, but you join or form political parties for 1 reason â to win elections.
**** When Will A Minister Stand In A SMC? <http://chemgen.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/when-will-a-minister-stand-in-a-smc/>
Chemical Generation Singapore
**** Response To 'Vyoldman': Re: I Served NS, But Now I'm Stateless <http://just-my-observation.blogspot.com/2010/11/response-to-vyoldman-re-i-served-ns-but.html>
Just My Observation
This whole episode seems to suggest that ICA's administration is no more than a grand puppet show operating without any spirit of being truly Singaporean; reeking of the 'no U turn sign' mentality and the summary dismissal of a citizen's appeal, it raises serious questions about a citizen's worth to the nation despite having completed full time national service and continuing to defend this nation thanklessly.
**** No Left Turn Ahead <http://piaroh.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/no-left-turn-ahead/>
Words Of The Cze
For our preceding generations, perhaps it was a matter of survival that they worked with noses to the grindstone. But increasingly for us, for young individuals, success is not mandatory, but a choice. A lifestyle option, if you will. Not all will willingly choose the rat race.
**** Japan, Singapore Top Destinations For Migrants: Study <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5inKJ7JTC9CaQujUgtBIUhufvTZgg?docId=CNG.38a36d808f46d5f16d552366b7d47662.371>
Karin Zeitvogel, AFP
If young people could move anywhere, they'd choose Japan, Singapore and other developed countries, a study showed.
**** Water Agreements <http://chedet.co.cc/chedetblog/2010/11/water-agreements.html>
Malaysian negotiators are unduly generous and we often provide ourselves with no exit clause. I will not cite the cases.
The public, the Johore people in particular, should be assured that we don't make agreements which are indefensible this time.
**** Living On A Boat In Singapore: A Six-month Cost Comparison <http://oiaboat.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/living-on-a-boat-in-singapore-a-six-month-cost-comparison/>
**** More Waiting For Alan Shadrake <http://maciverblog.co.uk/2010/11/09/more-waiting-for-alan-shadrake/>
Iain Maciver Writes â¦
Some of the British media are finally waking up to what Alan is doing. I thank them for that. And shame on the rest of them.
**** PAP, Opposition Parties Wooing The Hearts Of Young Voters <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1092612/1/.html>
Imelda Saad, Channel NewsAsia
About one-third of the more than 2.3 million people on Singapore's register of electors are under the age of 35 and some one hundred thousand of them are first time voters. This will make up about 5 per cent of the total electorate for the next General Election due by February 2012.
Observers said they are a group difficult to please, with very diverse needs and aspirations. This is especially so for a group well-connected to the online world and is thus more exposed to global influences.
**** The 377A Hide-and-seek <http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/the-377a-hide-and-seek/>
Are our courts going to say that no recourse is open to anyone so affected until he has been caught and charged under Section 377A?
**** Scant Evidence For Causative Relationship Between The Death Penalty And The Law â MARUAH <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/11/scant-evidence-for-any-such-causative-relationship-between-the-death-penalty-and-the-law-maruah/>
The Online Citizen
**** Singapore Air Says Likely To Appeal EU Fine On Cargo <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE6A80RW20101109>
Kevin Lim, Reuters
Singapore Airlines said on Wednesday its cargo unit is likely to appeal a ruling by the European Commission that it was involved in a price-fixing case involving several airlines.
**** Singapore Discovers Softer Side Of Global Competitiveness <http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/features/article_1597867.php/Singapore-discovers-softer-side-of-global-competitiveness-Feature>
Kai Portmann, DPA
When it comes to business, Singapore ranks among the top scorers on international indices for competitiveness, but when it comes to culture, the island-state is far from being a match for its global rivals.
**** Digesting New Media <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_601620.html>
Ernest Luis, Straits Times
Speaking at the 10th anniversary of the Today newspaper on Wednesday evening, he noted that because the Internet also has millions of sites catering to growing niche interest for customised content, this new trend of 'narrowcasting' - unlike broadcasting that reaches out to the masses - will draw readers away from traditional papers.
'The emergence of new media and narrowcasting will give rise to an increasingly individualistic, or what I call an 'atomised' society,' said SM Goh. 'In such a society, people have access to a vast spectrum of views and programmes online or on the television. They share fewer common experiences and can live in a virtual world of their own.
**** New Water Deal With S'pore Should Not Be 'Indefensible': Dr Mahathir <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/11/10/nation/20101110171257&sec=nation>
Former prime minister tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on the Johor state government to avoid making "indefensible" agreements with Singapore when water supply negotiations between both sides commence next year.
Dr Mahathir also said Johor was allocated sufficient money almost a decade ago to build its own treatment plants in order to stop buying treated water from Singapore.
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