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**** Rim: Jobs Is Telling Half The Truth <http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20020098-260.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Apple>
Erica Ogg, CNET
Balsillie is calling out Jobs for comparing RIM and Apple's sales periods when they don't perfectly overlap, and for using the number of iPhones shipped to retailers and carriers instead of actual devices sold to consumers.
**** Analysis: Apple's Margin Miss Raises Questions <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69I5N420101019>
Gabriel Madway, Reuters
Apple's first margin miss in at least two years renewed chatter among some investors that its profitability may have peaked, as prices fall in the smartphone industry and the lower-margin iPad became a bigger part of the mix.
**** Better Mac File Management With TotalFinder <http://gigaom.com/collaboration/better-mac-file-management-with-totalfinder/>
Charles Hamilton, GigaOM
**** Flush With Cash, Will Apple Go Shopping? <http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/flush-with-cash-will-apple-go-shopping/>
Thomas Kaplan, New York Times
More intriguing, perhaps, would be if Apple instead switched gears from components and began to pursue companies that deal in the world of content â either companies that deliver content or make it.
The most headline-grabbing acquisition Apple could make would likely be in the realm of social networking.
**** Applications May Break After Reinstalling OS X <http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20020110-263.html>
Topher Kessler, CNET
**** Apple.Com Leaks Confirmation Of iLife '11, New MacBook Airs, More <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/10/20/apple_com_leaks_confirmation_of_ilife_11_new_macbook_airs_more.html>
Sam Oliver, AppleInsider
New sections on the Apple Discussions page added Wednesday include iMovie '11, iPhoto '11, and GarageBand '11, all part of the iLife software suite. There is also a forum titled "MBA (Need official name)" which will likely be the discussion home for the newly redesigned MacBook Air.
**** Five Things To Do With Your Old Apple TV <http://www.macworld.com/article/154926/2010/10/old_apple_tv.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Christopher Breen, Macworld
Given the new Apple TVâs lower-price, more responsive performance, and Netflix support, itâs likely that owners of the original Apple TV are unplugging the things by the score and replacing them with the current model. But, when doing so, theyâve surely wondered what to do with the old one. We have some suggestions.
**** Apple Store Opens On Cruise Ship <http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/index.cfm?newsid=3244947>
Karen Haslam, Macworld UK
Cancom has opened an Apple retail shop onboard the Queen Elizabeth.
**** Apple Releases iLife '11 <http://www.macworld.com/article/155030/2010/10/ilife_11.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Serenity Caldwell, Macworld
Apple on Wednesday unveiled iLife â11 at its Back to the Mac event in Cupertino, demoing three of the suiteâs updated applicationsâiPhoto, iMovie, and Garageband. Features showcased included a new, iOS-like full-screen mode for iPhoto, redone audio editing and trailer templates in iMovie, in addition to revamped recording and teaching tools for GarageBand. The updated suite was released Wednesday and will cost $49. It will also come preinstalled on all new Macs.
**** Software Reinstall USB Drive Comes With New MacBook Air <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/10/20/software-reinstall-usb-drive-comes-with-new-macbook-air/>
Aron Trimble, TUAW
**** Tickets 2.0 Offers Mac Help For FogBugz <http://www.macworld.com/article/155023/2010/10/tickets.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Joel Mathis, Macworld
**** New 11.6" Macbook Air Starts At $999 With 1.4Ghz Core 2 Duo <http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/10/new-11-macbook-air-starts-at-999-with-14ghz-core-2-duo.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss>
Casey Johnston, Ars Technica
At today's special event in Cupertino, CA, Apple CEO Steve Jobs saved the expected hardware announcement for last ("one more thing"). We expected new MacBook Airs, and that's what we got: new versions that are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, and come in 13.3" and 11.6" sizes. With lightweight processors, they're not powerhouses, but they do offer flash-only storage, instant start-up, and up to a month of standby time on a single battery charge.
**** First Look: Apple's New Mac OS X 10.7 Lion <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/10/20/first_look_apples_new_mac_os_x_10_7_lion.html>
Daniel Eran Dilger, AppleInsider
The technology invested in making a mobile version of Mac OS X to power the iPhone, and in adapting that to serve the iPad, is now coming full circle back to the Mac, Steve Jobs said, as the company now works to fold many of its mobile innovations into the next version of Mac OS X 10.7, codenamed Lion.
**** A Look Inside The New Macbook Air <http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20020211-92.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Apple>
Brooke Crothers, CNET
**** Little Snitch Updated With New Domain Rules <http://www.macworld.com/article/155028/2010/10/littlesnitch.html?lsrc=rss_main>
David Dahlquist, Macworld
Objective Development has released an update for its network monitoring utility, Little Snitch, adding new domain rules, a redesigned connection alert window, and numerous bug fixes and improvements.
**** Mac App Store Announced <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/10/20/mac-app-store-announced/>
Michael Grothaus, TUAW
Apple today has announced a Mac App Store based upon their popular iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad App Stores. The Mac App Store will offer one-click download of Mac apps, auto-installation, auto-updates, a 70/30 split for developers, and all the apps you buy are licensed for use on all your personal Macs.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** A Cell-Phone Network Without A License <http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/26581/?ref=rss>
Tom Simonite, Technology Review
A trial cell-phone network in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, gets by without something every other wireless carrier needs: its own chunk of the airwaves. Instead, xG Technology, which made the network, uses base stations and handsets of its own design that steer signals through the unrestricted 900-megahertz band used by cordless phones and other short-range devices.
**** The Sixth Memo of Italo Calvino <http://www.themillions.com/2010/10/the-sixth-memo-of-italo-calvino.html>
Margaret Lafleur, The Millions
In the mid 1980âs, Italo Calvino began to think about the approaching millennium. It was still a decade and a half away, but the Italian writer had been invited to give a series of lectures at Harvard University and believing he needed a bigger theme to guide his lectures he chose âSix Memos for the Next Millennium,â which would be collected in a book by the same name. On the eve of his departure for the United States and with five memos written, he died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage. In the front of the collection his wife later published is a list of the six memos in Calvinoâs handwriting, though the sixth and final is faint, as if someone had attempted to erase it. I have read the book a handful of times since it was assigned to me in an MFA course a couple years ago and this opening page remains my favorite, the faded letters like an invitation to finish the list for him, as if the sixth memo could (and should) be almost anything.
**** The Tyranny Of Metaphor <http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/11/the_tyranny_of_metaphor?page=full>
Robert Dallek, Foreign Policy
Three historical myths have been leading American presidents into folly for nearly a century. Is Obama wise enough to avoid the same fate?
**** Keener Sounds <http://www.slate.com/id/2271417/>
Robert Pinsky, Slate Magazine
How can poetry that doesn't rhyme be so pleasing to the ear?
**** The Best Biography Of George Washington Yet <http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2010/10/19/washington_a_life_ron_chernow/index.html>
Max Byrd, Salon
Ron Chernow's extraordinary new book paints the first president as a man in a struggle to contain his emotions.
**** The Original California Cuisine, Courtesy Of Sunset Magazine <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/dining/20sunset.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Kim Severson, New York Times
Before Alice Waters picked her first Little Gem lettuce and Wolfgang Puck draped smoked salmon across a pizza, California cuisine meant something else.
**** New Cross-Border Link: Keep It Solid And Simple <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_592840.html>
Paul Chen, Straits Times
Instead of racking our brains conceptualising a romantic view along what is essentially an extremely busy border crossing, we should focus on improving the routine: speedier passport processing and hassle-free Customs clearance on both sides; better roads and swifter travel during peak hours.
**** Baba Bling: Domestic Signs Of Prosperity In Singapore - Review <http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/oct/19/baba-bling-prosperity-singapore-review>
Catherine Simon, The Guardian
**** Confused By New Hdb Rulings <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC101020-0000088/Confused-by-new-HDB-rulings>
Ong Dai Lin, Today
The flurry of measures introduced in recent months to cool the housing market - the latest being a seven-day cooling-off period to be observed by Housing Development Board flat sellers before they can grant buyers an option-to-purchase - has left some potential buyers and sellers confused, property agents told MediaCorp.
**** Puzzled By Rationale For Tearing Down Popular Beach Haunt <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_592842.html>
Catherine Soh, Straits Times
I hope the SLA solicits public feedback on its plans to replace Marine Cove.
**** Haze Outlook <http://app2.nea.gov.sg/news_detail_2010.aspx?news_sid=20101019289272714168>
National Environment Agency, Singapore Government
The prevailing southwesterly to westerly winds have brought in some smoke haze from the fires in Sumatra. The 24-hr PSI at 4pm is 56, in the âmoderateâ range. Since then, the 3-hr PSI at 6pm has increased to 78. The latest satellite pass today detected 202 hotspots in Sumatra, mainly in the provinces of South Sumatra, Jambi and Riau.
**** Online Adspend Rises In Singapore <http://www.warc.com/News/TopNews.asp?ID=27392>
**** Singapore Logic: Okay On 1 May, Not Okay 9 Aug <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4264-singapore-logic-okay-on-1-may-not-okay-9-aug>
Singapore Democrat Party
Dr Chee testified that it was based on Mr Singh's statement on 1 May that the group went ahead with the same activity on 9 August. How can two similar events be legal and not illegal at the same time?
**** British Author Shadrake's Comments "Fair Criticisms", Say His Lawyers <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1088273/1/.html>
Ng Jing Yng, Channel NewsAsia
Lawyers of British author Alan Shadrake argued on the final day of hearing that statements made in Shadrake's book were fair criticisms made in the interest of the public.
**** DPPâs Statement âA Serious Imputation On My Characterâ â M Ravi <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/10/dppâs-statement-âa-serious-imputation-on-my-characterâ-â-m-ravi/>
The Online Citizen
Tensions arose midway through this morningâs proceedings on the Alan Shadrake case when defense counsel M Ravi made an application for Deputy Public Prosecutor Hema Subramanian to withdraw a statement.
**** Long Live Marine Cove <http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2010/10/20/long-live-marine-cove>
Loh Keng Fatt, Straits Times
If Marine Cove is replaced with a big carpark or if the site is scaled down a fair bit for retail, one of the charms of the area would be lost for good.
**** Lawyer Offers To Quit <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_593248.html>
Khushwant Singh, Straits Times
**** Quick Meeting Among Asean Ministers Needed If Haze Worsens <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1088213/1/.html>
Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid, Channel NewsAsia
Singapore's environment and water resources minister Yaacob Ibrahim said on Wednesday that ASEAN environment ministers may need to reconvene for a quick meeting to discuss additional measures to tackle the issue if the situation gets worse.
**** NUS Dean Visits Campus <http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2010/oct/20/nus-dean-visits-campus/>
Drew Henderson, Yale Daily News
**** Temasek Review Renamed <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_593256.html>
Rachel Chang, Straits Times
The name that appeared on its masthead on Wednesday, five days after the request from Temasek Holdings: New Temasek Review.
No reason was given for the choice of the new name. Temasek Holdings' spokesman also declined to comment when contacted on Wednesday night.
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