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**** The Waste Land iPad App Earns Back Its Costs In Six Weeks On The App Store <http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2011/aug/08/ipad-the-waste-land-app?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fbooks%2Frss+%28Books%29>
Stuart Dredge, The Guardian
Faber and Touch Press released their iPad app for T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land in early June, and saw it rise up the App Store charts fuelled by acclaim from the literary and technology press, as well as featured placement from Apple. So how has it done since? Rather well, according to head of Faber Digital Henry Volans.
**** Quark Sold To Merger And Acquisition Company <http://www.macworld.com/article/161580/2011/08/quarksale.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Jackie Dove, Macworld
Quark, developer of the desktop publishing software QuarkXPress, has been acquired by Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles merger and acquisition company, for an undisclosed sum.
**** Take More Control Of Mission Control <http://www.macworld.com/article/161623/2011/08/take_more_control_of_mission_control.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Lex Friedman, Macworld
If you found Spaces too confusing or too much trouble in Snow Leopard, you should give virtual desktops another try in Lion. Mission Control combines features of Spaces and ExposÃ© and makes them way more usable. A trio of Hints readers have offered up some tips that make Mission Control easier to work withâwhich could make you more productive.
**** MacBook Air SSD Benchmarks: 2010 Vs 2011 Vs Lion Encryption <http://thepracticeofcode.com/post/8681712620/macbook-air-ssd-benchmarks-2010-vs-2011-vs-lion>
The Practice Of Code
So the jump from the 2010 MacBook Air Toshiba to the 2011 MacBook Air Samsung is pretty sizable (almost 65% faster at random tests). The dip in performance from Lion FileVault is also not insignificant (up to 14% in random tests).
**** Tame Lionâs Mail <http://www.macworld.com/article/161537/2011/08/lion_mail.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Joe Kissell, Macworld
Some of these new or revised features behave in ways one might not expect, but with a few key pieces of information youâll be ready to use them to their full potential.
**** Apple Reveals Fifth Avenue Cube Plans: Larger, Seamless Glass Panes <http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/09/apple-reveals-fifth-avenue-cube-plans-larger-seamless-glass-panes/>
Eric Slivka, MacRumors
"We're simplifying the Fifth Avenue cube. By using larger, seamless pieces of glass, we're using just 15 panes instead of 90."
**** Beyond Space-time: Welcome To Phase Space <http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128241.700-beyond-spacetime-welcome-to-phase-space.html?full=true>
Amanda Gefter, New Scientist
A theory of reality beyond Einstein's universe is taking shape â and a mysterious cosmic signal could soon fill in the blanks.
**** Dignity And Creative Expression For Everyone Sha Najak, Migrant Voices <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110809-0000245/Dignity-and-creative-expression-for-everyone-Sha-Najak,-Migrant-Voices>
Quek Sue Wen Carolyn, Today
Because it is Singaporean to be gracious to our guests.
**** To Love And Be Loved Alan Seah, Pink Dot <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110809-0000244/To-love-and-be-loved-Alan-Seah,-Pink-Dot>
Christopher Toh, Today
"My Singapore is a country that takes pride in being an open-minded and progressive country; where all Singaporeans are treated as equals, respectful of each other's differences and protected from discrimination. A country that believes that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, race, language or religion, deserves the freedom to love." Alan Seah.
**** Disturbed By New Protocol On Home Checks For Mosquitoes <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_700155.html>
Andy Tan, Straits Times
A good relationship between the NEA and residents should be one forged on the basis of mutual respect and understanding - not one of fear, apprehension and cynicism.
**** Singapore, Malaysia Should Capitalise On Competencies For Greater Synergy <http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=607033>
Singapore and Malaysia can capitalise on their distinct competencies to achieve greater economic synergy for the future, says Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific vice-president Shivaji Das.
**** He Has âExtremely Important Roles And Powersâ <http://trulysingapore.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/he-has-extremely-important-roles-and-powers/>
Yours Truly Singapore
Whether communication between president and prime minister should be silent or not really depends on the people, not you, not Vernon Bogdanor.
**** The Unusual Silence <http://mysingaporenews.blogspot.com/2011/08/unusual-silence.html>
Chua Chin Leng, My Singapore News
Where are all the eminent colleagues of Tony and are they going to stand up to defend him?
**** Endorsing A Presidential Candidate <http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=7018>
Wong Wee Nam, Sgpolitics.net
If the said organization is allowed this privilege, then to be fair to all the candidates, the government should openly come out and declare that during the period of the Presidential Election, all clubs and societies are free to endorse and campaign for any candidate of their choice.
**** Where Second Chances Aren't Hard To Come By Benny Se Teo, 18 Chefs <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110809-0000239/Where-second-chances-arent-hard-to-come-by-Benny-Se-Teo,-18-Chefs>
Serene Lim, Today
Chef-owner Benny Se Teo caused a stir in Singapore when he opened the first of the outlets back in 2007. His humble eatery serving cafe fare was likened to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen because of his social mission to hire young delinquents and ex-convicts as cooks and crew.
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