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**** Sorry, But Apple's "AirPlay" Won't Be Much Help For Big-Screen Gaming <http://www.businessinsider.com/sorry-but-apples-airplay-wont-be-much-help-for-big-screen-gaming-2010-11>
Dan Frommer, Business Insider
**** MacBook Air 11-Inch: What A Netbook Should Look Like <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/macbook-air-11-inch-what-a-netbook-should-look-like/41476>
Jason Hiner, ZDNet
The MacBook Air 11-inch is the ultimate small form-factor laptop and it will naturally appeal to a lot of executives and road warriors in business. IT departments could certainly use a high-quality system that they could deploy to some of their most mobile professionals that need a mix of durability, portability, and performance.
**** OS X Everywhere? Not Likely. <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/datacenter/os-x-everywhere-not-likely/547>
David Chernicoff, ZDNet
This doesnât rule out a careful set of limited partnerships between Apple and server hardware vendors to build OS X server rack-mountable systems, but doing so would be a major change in the Apple business model. Not impossible, but I wouldnât hold my breath waiting for it to happen.
**** AirPrint May Not Print To Shared Printers Out Of The Box <http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/airprint-wont-print-to-shared-printers-out-of-the-box.ars>
Chris Foresman, Ars Technica
When Apple announced that AirPrint was coming to iOS devices this November, the company said that it would be compatible with shared printers connected to a Mac or PC in addition to AirPrint compatible models from HP. New evidence suggests that shared printer support may be dropped for now, making AirPrint far less useful a feature than previously promised.
**** Use An Old Mac As A Backup Server <http://www.macworld.com/article/155589/2010/11/old_mac_backup_server.html>
Christopher Breen, Macworld
**** iBook Gift Cards Now Available! <http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/11/ibook-gift-cards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AppAdvice+%28AppAdvice%29>
Tim Chaten, AppAdvice
The iBookstore is tied to a userâs iTunes account, and regular iTunes gift cards will still work to purchase your next iBook. But, these gift cards are a great way to remove any doubt a recipient may have regarding whether an iTunes gift card will work in the iBookstore.
**** Ping + Twitter: Invitation To Annoy? <http://www.macworld.com/article/155658/2010/11/pingandtwitter_annoyance.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Christopher Breen, Macworld
First, give us the option to be more selective about what we automatically tweet. For instance, tweet only links to music youâve posted aboutâwhere youâve taken the trouble to write something about a particular hunk of music rather than tweeting about each song youâve liked. Next, shorten the URLs.
**** Developers Discover Hack To Enable Shared Printers For AirPrint <http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/developers-discover-hack-to-enable-shared-printers-for-airprint.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss>
Chris Foresman, Ars Technica
Apple removed support in Mac OS X 10.6.5 for printing from iOS devices to shared printers at the last minute. This made AirPrint a less appealing feature for many users, since it is now apparently limited to certain HP printer models. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith found the configuration files necessary to reenable that support, though, and in the process discovered the mechanism that makes AirPrint discovery work.
**** Apple Integrates Ping With Twitter, Not Facebook <http://www.macworld.com/article/155654/2010/11/ping_twitter_integrated.html?lsrc=rss_main>
David Chartier, Macworld
Announced on Twitterâs official blog, Ping now integrates with the popular microblogging service. You can hook your Twitter account up to Ping to share your purchases, music âlikes,â and other activity. Perhaps most importantly, Ping can sift through your Twitter account to help you find and add friends.
**** Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Update 3.4 <http://www.macworld.com/article/155649/2010/11/digital_camera_raw_update.html?lsrc=rss_main>
David Chartier, Macworld
This 6MB update adds compatibility for nearly a dozen new-ish cameras, including the Canon EOS 60D, Canon PowerShot S95, Hasselblad H4D-40, Nikon D3100, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, Sony DSLR-A290, Sony DSLR-A560, Sony DSLR-A580, Sony SLT-A33, and Sony SLT-A55.
**** Security Update 2010-007 Patches Mac OS X 10.5 <http://www.macworld.com/article/155653/2010/11/security_2010_007.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Dan Moren, Macworld
Among the more prominent fixes included in the update is a fix for a bug in Apple Type Services which could allow the downloading of a maliciously crafted font file to lead to arbitrary code execution. That bug, originally caught by security firm Core Security, was similar to a vulnerability in Appleâs iOS that allowed hackers to jailbreak devices running that software. Apple patched the flaw in an iOS update.
**** Instapaper 2.3 Adds Many New Features <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/11/instapaper-2-3-adds-many-new-features/>
Dave Caolo, TUAW
**** Movie Rentals, Purchases Come To Japanese iTunes Store <http://www.macworld.com/article/155648/2010/11/japan_movies.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Dan Moren, Macworld
All five major film studiosâDisney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, and Foxâare onboard, as well as several Japanese studios, including Asmik Ace, Fuji TV, Shochiku, and Toei. That will give Japanese users access to both domestic and international titles.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Photo Sharing On The Go Is The Latest Hot Investment Niche In Silicon Valley <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/technology/11photo.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Claire Cain Miller, New York Times
In Silicon Valley, the three words on the tips of everyoneâs tongues are mobile, social and local.
Add a fourth word and venture capitalists get excited: photos.
**** Strip Show <http://www.thesmartset.com/article/article11101001.aspx>
Miriam N. Kotzin, The Smart Set
In defense of bare trees.
**** Singapore Seen Overtaking Malaysia 45 Years After Lee's Tears <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-10/singapore-seen-overtaking-malaysia-45-years-after-split-left-lee-in-tears.html>
Shamim Adam, Bloomberg
Forty-five years after Singaporeâs expulsion from a union with Malaysia left Lee Kuan Yew in tears on national television, the economy of the city-state he led to independence is poised to overtake its neighbor.
Singaporeâs gross domestic product will cap its fastest annual growth this year since independence, rising as much as 15 percent to about $210 billion, while the economy of Malaysia, a country 478 times its size, will expand 7 percent to $205 billion, government forecasts show. The nations are scheduled to release their 2010 data by February.
**** Government Endorses Mainstream Media's Role In Carrying Diverse Opinions <http://journalism.sg/2010/11/10/government-endorses-mainstream-medias-role-in-carrying-diverse-opinions/>
The government has used the opportunity of Today's 10th anniversary to signal that it is not utterly opposed to critical views appearing in the mainstream press. In his congratulatory message, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted that the newspaper publishes "a broad spectrum of opinions and commentary" and encouraged it to "continue to report fairly, bravely and thoughtfully".
**** Graduation: No Gown, Scroll Or Photo Op <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_601826.html>
Yap Wai Ling, Straits Times
Shouldn't the organisers focus on the primary purpose of the graduation ceremony, which is to acknowledge and celebrate the completion of a child's preschool education - marking that first milestone in their journey of lifelong learning?
**** Not All Cases Will Be Reopened Due To Procedural Wrongs: CJ Chan <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC101111-0000108/Not-all-cases-will-be-reopened-due-to-procedural-wrongs--CJ-Chan>
Leong Wee Keat, Today
The Court of Appeal, the highest court in the land, ruled yesterday that it has the powers to reopen and set aside its judgement.
In delivering the court's 62-page grounds of decision, Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong emphasised that there were different levels of wrong procedures and not every one would entitle the aggrieved party to be reheard or have the final judgment to be set aside.
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**** Chee To Judge:Protect Freedom Of Speech In Singapore <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4316-chee-to-judgeprotect-freedom-of-speech-in-singapore>
Singapore Democrat Party
**** Attack Was Gang-related <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_601958.html>
Investigations into the Downtown East incident where a polytechnic student was killed have shown that the murder was connected to 'gang-related disputes' involving the fatally-stabbed teen, other victims and assailants, said police. Initial media reports which said the murder arose from a 'staring incident' were unfounded, the police pointed out in a statement on Wednesday.
**** Singapore Air Says In Compliance With EASA Directive <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE6AA00520101111>
Raju Gopalakrishnan, Reuters
Singapore Airlines said on Thursday it was in full compliance with safety directives from the European Union on the Rolls Royce engine used on Airbus A380s and does not plan flight cancellations.
**** Qantas Puts Singapore Airlines On Back Foot Over A380s <http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2010/11/11/qantas-puts-singapore-airlines-on-back-foot-over-a380s/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CrikeyBlogs+%28Crikey+Blogs%29>
Ben Sandilands, Crikey
Qantas has caught out its arch rival Singapore Airlines this morning by indicating it is prepared to go for weeks without using the giant jets until it is convinced they are safe to fly with Rolls-Royce engines.
**** Why An Early GE? <http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/11/11/why-early-elections/>
The Temasek Review
The PAP has done their homework in getting ready for early elections, have the opposition done theirs?
**** 'No Excuse, No Leniency' <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_601974.html>
Criminal Investigation Department director Ng Boon Gay has warned that all gang behaviour would be dealt with firmly and decisively.
**** The Sound Of Singlish <http://sg.yfittopostblog.com/2010/11/11/the-sound-of-singlish/>
Bea Johnson, Yahoo!
Before I came to Singapore, I had of course heard of Singlish, but had assumed it was more a case of sprinkling the official language of English with a dash of Chinese or Malay slang. I had not realised that it is actually a stable, fully-fledged language and more recently, rather a controversial topic.
**** Time Running Out For Historic Botanical Site <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/11/time-running-out-for-historic-botanical-site/>
The Online Citizen
The Mandai Orchid Garden sits on land that is part of a 35ha site that the Government has gazetted to be developed into a nature-themed attraction. There are plans to build a high-end resort, and it will be up to the next leasee to decide if the garden should remain or go.
Alice explains that part of the significance of the garden is that it is possibly the only garden in Southeast Asia where orchids are grown from the ground. âIn most places, even the Botanic Gardens, most of the orchids are in pots, and those places are also very landscaped.â And then, there is the gardenâs rich history.
**** Cyberspace: The Next GE Battleground <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1092878/1/.html>
Imelda Saad, Channel NewsAsia
Political parties in Singapore are gearing up to take election campaigning online ahead of the upcoming polls due by February 2012, following the relaxation of rules governing internet election advertising.
While the political parties Channel NewsAsia spoke with are coy about specifics, they do not rule out candidates possibly Tweeting during campaigning and even developing new applications for 3-G phones.
**** Disclose Surfing Speeds <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_602039.html>
Chua Hian Hou, Straits Times
Instead of marketing broadband Internet plans based on rarely achievable maximum speeds, Internet service providers (ISPs) may have to disclose the average surfing speeds consumers can expect to experience by next year. In a consultation paper published on Thursday, technology sector regulator Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said it is looking at requiring ISPs include such information in their marketing materials in future.
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**** New Doubt On ASX Merger <http://www.smh.com.au/business/new-doubt-on-asx-merger-20101111-17pcn.html>
Clancy Yeates, Sydney Morning Herald
Institutional investors have warned Canberra that the $8.4 billion planned merger between the stock exchanges of Australia and Singapore may compromise key regulatory functions now carried out by the ASX. A vocal supporter of the merger proposal, the Financial Services Council, yesterday conceded the deal may need to be rejigged so the exchange's compliance role stays in Australian hands.
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