[MyAppleMenu] Sep 29, 2010
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**** Jeff Bewkes: Beware Of Apple, Amazon Deals <http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i677c428c4dc16c2cf101f44f7334eaf1>
Mimi Turner, Hollywood Reporter
Time Warner boss Jeff Bewkes told British media execs that television is entering a second golden age of creativity and reward but warned against the danger of low-cost digital giveaways.
**** Apple: Cook Not Going To Hp <http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2010/09/28/apple-cook-not-going-to-hp/>
Tiernan Ray, Barron's
Not true, says Gleacher & Co.âs Brian Marshall, who follows Apple. He called me a short while ago to say heâd just run into Tim Cook in Palo Alto, had coffee, and asked him about the rumor. âTim Cook will not be going to HP, he loves Apple,â Marshall tells me Cook told him.
**** Apple, Microsoft, Dell And H.P. <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=046f0e14996b3f8e8017e22f2e1c085f>
Ashlee Vance, New York Times
Back in May, Apple edged past Microsoft as the most valuable technology company. And, my oh my, has Apple stretched its lead since then.
**** Rumor Of COO Departure Affects Apple's Stock Prices <http://iphone.tmcnet.com/topics/iphone/articles/104967-rumor-coo-departure-affects-apples-stock-prices.htm>
Beecher Tuttle, TMCnet
Although a number of analysts immediately dismissed the rumor, noting that they severely doubted that Cook would leave Apple, hundreds of investors tried to get ahead of the story.
**** Italy To Apple: Remove "Mafia, Pizza" App <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/28/world/main6908574.shtml>
Italy's tourism minister has taken offense with how Apple's "What country" app describes her nation.
**** Back On Track With My Beautiful Machine <http://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/technews/198710/back-on-track-with-my-beautiful-machine>
Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post
While I was able to restore these computers fairly quickly to a running state with Time Machine, I know that some prefer software that clones the hard disk, like Mike Bombich's Carbon Copy Cloner. Whether the cause of my recent problems with this computer was the hard disk, graphics switching, or a faulty sudden motion sensor (as some have suggested), we may never know. I am back on track with productivity. Warily.
**** Why Time Machine Is Broken <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/why-time-machine-is-broken/1097>
Robin Harris, ZDNet
If you receive and keep a lot of e-mail, download and keep a lot of content or perform large-file I/O intensive work - video, Photoshop, music - youâll find that Time Machine has a noticeable and perhaps unacceptable impact on system performance.
**** Why I Won't Stop Writing About Apple And Google <http://www.slate.com/id/2268976/?from=rss>
Farhad Manjoo, Slate Magazine
Sure, I write about Apple and Google more than any other companies, but I don't think my coverageânor the coverage of the tech press in generalâis unwarranted. Apple and Google are by far the most interesting and important companies in the industry; indeed, you could argue they're the most innovative companies in the country.
**** Apple TV Under The Hood: First Look <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/09/28/appletv-under-the-hood-first-look/>
Erica Sadun, TUAW
Looking at an OS dump doesn't always translate to the final live interaction and exploration experience but it does offer tantalizing hints as to what is to come and what will be possible for those willing to start programming and hacking. In this case, Apple TV's sneak peek provides two promises. First, that the system itself will be somewhat customizable and programmable for people who wish to extend its use beyond the built-in features. Second, that we're looking at the future of OS X installs. Apple TV's iOS shows that non-mobile devices without touch screens can leverage iOS's newer, more modern frameworks without sacrificing general computability.
**** Apple Releases Remote 2.0 For iPhone And iPad <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=953b54b829f8ca75d6a4782fd5e14c0d>
David Chartier, Macworld
Remote 2.0 brings a handful of big features, not the least of which is a long-awaited interface designed for the iPad. Using the iPadâs large amount of screen real estate, Remote can offer an interface for controlling media over oneâs home network that looks much like the tabletâs iPod app, complete with music album and video thumbnails and a complete list of your playlists. It also features a gestures tab for controlling an Apple TV with iOS-like flick and drag motions.
**** First Look: Outlook 2011 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=c9a2c333f49f7a30efd3a5048326357f>
Nathan Alderman, Macworld
**** Apple Extends Its Legal Battle With Nokia Into The UK <http://feeds.appleinsider.com/click.phdo?i=7b00f2370a92224bc185c02d40c48bfb>
Apple has sued Nokia in Britain, accusing the Finnish smartphone maker of violating nine patents it owns and extending the legal battle between the two companies.
**** Review: Microsoft Messenger And Communicator 2011 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=20e9f23c2c1dbfcc2ec31e19c1053741>
John C. Welch, Macworld
Since Messenger comes free with Office or as a free download, thereâs no real risk involved. If you find a need for it, you come out ahead. If not, youâre only out a bit of time and disk space, and you can get the latter back. But if you donât have Messenger-specific needs, thereâs little reason to use the application.
**** China Unicom Sells 100,000 iPhone 4s In Four Days <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/09/29/china-unicom-sells-100-000-iphone-4s-in-four-days/>
Dave Caolo, TUAW
**** In Israel, A Pork Cookbook Challenges A Taboo <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/dining/29trayf.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Jeffrey Yoskowitz, New York Times
Dr. Landau, a 61-year-old retired cardiologist and food writer from Tel Aviv, likes pork and thinks there are many Israelis who shy from it not so much because itâs taboo, but because they donât know how to prepare it. âPeople are reluctant to cook pork at home,â said Dr. Landau, who is not an observant Jew. âI want to make it easier for chefs and personal cooks to bring it home and to the menus. If that happens, Iâll be more than happy.â
**** Doggy Heaven <http://www.slate.com/id/2268482/>
Colin Pope, Slate Magazine
**** What Are Books Good For? <http://chronicle.com/article/What-Are-Books-Good-For-/124563>
William Germano, Chronicle Of Higher Education
I've been wondering lately when books became the enemy. Scholars have always been people of the book, so it seems wrong that the faithful companion has been put on the defensive. Part of the problem is knowing what we mean exactly when we say "book." It's a slippery term for a format, a technology, a historical construct, and something else as well.
**** No By-election For Ang Mo Kio GRC <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1083918/1/.html>
Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid, Channel NewsAsia
The government has not considered holding a by-election in Ang Mo Kio GRC, following the death of fellow MP Dr Balaji Sadasivan, prime minister Lee Hsien Loong told reporters. The remaining five MPs will help to look after Cheng San-Seletar ward, said Mr Lee, adding: "I see no difficulty."
**** YOG Volunteer Got F1 Ticket A Day After The Race <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC100929-0000057/YOG-volunteer-got-F1-ticket-a-day-after-the-race>
Yang Rui, Today
It seems that the YOG organisers have forgotten about SingPost's five-day only mail delivery service. If most or all of the 400 tickets were delivered late such as was my case, this is a huge amount of money wasted.
**** Fix Commuter-unfriendly Anomalies <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_584374.html>
Paula Tan, Straits Times
**** Lift GIC's Cloud Of Opacity <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100929-0000078/Lift-GICs-cloud-of-opacity>
Conrad Raj, Today
Isn't it time we know how large Singapore's largest sovereign wealth fund is and how well it really did?
**** Mahathir Vs Lee Kuan Yew : Senility Comparisons? <http://scwatch.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/mahathir-vs-lee-kuan-yew-senility-comparisons/>
What a comparison and what a shame â¦.. especially if one is Malaysian.
**** Solving The Mystery Of The Benevolent Autocrat <http://aidwatchers.com/2010/09/solving-the-mystery-of-the-benevolent-autocrat/>
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**** Some Lower-Income Workers Not Included In Workfare <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/09/some-lower-income-workers-not-included-in-workfare/>
Leong Sze Hian, The Online Citizen
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**** Multi-million Dollar Fraud At SLA <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100929-0000146/Multi-million-dollar-fraud-at-SLA>
Leong Wee Keat, Today
In what could be the biggest fraud case in the Civil Service, two individuals are suspected to have conspired with several others to cheat the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) of almost $12 million over a two-year period.
**** MCYS Says Sorry To YOG Volunteers For Latest Gaffe <http://sg.yfittopostblog.com/2010/09/29/mcys-apologises-to-yog-volunteers-for-latest-gaffe>
The Ministry of Communications, Youth and Sports (MCYS) has apologised again for its latest blunder. Although MCYS did not reveal the exact number of volunteers affected by the incident, close to S$9,000 worth of F1 race tickets (30xS$298) was wasted because the tickets were stuck in the mail.
**** GIC Says Emerging Market Private Equity, Property Look Better Than Stocks <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-29/gic-says-emerging-market-private-equity-property-look-better-than-stocks.html>
Netty Ismail, Bloomberg
Government of Singapore Investment Corp., manager of more than $100 billion of reserves, said real estate and private equity in emerging economies will present more rewarding opportunities than equity markets.
**** Competition Of Ideas Is Needed For A Workable Democracy <http://www.raviphilemon.net/2010/09/competition-of-ideas-is-needed-for.html>
It is precisely because the elected officials in a parliamentary democracy forms both the legislature and the executive powers, that vigourous competition of ideas by various parties, becomes absolutely essential. For by voting for competing ideas, the electorate express the kind of future they want for their country.
**** Minimum Wage <http://votingrp.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/minimum-wage/>
The Reform Party is committed to the introduction of a minimum wage. We also want restrictions on the entry of foreign labour where Singaporeans already have the necessary skills.
**** No R-21 Films To Be Screened In HDB Heartland Cinemas: MICA <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1084044/1/.html>
The government has accepted over 80 per cent of the recommendations made by the Censorship Review Committee. However, The information, communication and the arts ministry (MICA) said it would not allow R-21 films to be screened in the HDB heartland cinemas, or the sale of R-21 videos.
**** Government Responds To Censorship Review Committee's Recommendations <http://app.mica.gov.sg/Default.aspx?tabid=36&ctl=Details&mid=539&ItemID=1204>
Ministry Of Information, Communications And The Arts, Singapore Government
The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) agrees with the Censorship Review Committee (CRC) on the fundamental principles that should guide content regulation. MICA accepts most of the recommendations made by the CRC. These are timely recommendations which would help our content regulation policies and standards keep pace with the evolving media landscape and societal changes.
**** 100 Website Ban Stays <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_584521.html>
Lai Han-Wei, Straits Times
The symbolic ban on 100 websites will stay to reflect the community's stand against objectionable web content, the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (Mica) said on Wednesday.
**** Singapore Resists Calls To Liberalize Parts Of Censorship Rules <http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100929-702966.html>
Chun Han Wong, Dow Jones
Singapore has resisted calls from a government-appointed panel to liberalize parts of its censorship regime, such as ending a symbolic 100-website ban and easing rules on distributing R-rated films, a government minister said Wednesday.
**** Singapore To Impose Internet Filters For Undesirable Websites <http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=531337>
Zakaria Abdul Wahab, Bernama
In a move to strengthen the ban on undesirable websites, the Singapore Government will direct internet service providers (ISPs) to provide internet filters to local users.
**** Censorship Review Committee's Recommendations No Surprise: Observers <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1084131/1/.html>
Hoe Yeen Nie and Evelyn Lam, Channel NewsAsia
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