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**** Q&A: The iPad Way To Undo <http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/qa-the-ipad-way-to-undo/?partner=rss&emc=rss>
J.d. Biersdorfer, New York Times
Hold the iPad firmly with both hands (please) and carefully give it a quick shake.
**** 'Lion' Server Falls Short <http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Apple/Lion-Server-Falls-Short-671492/?kc=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RSS%2Feweek_apple+%28Apple+News+and+Commentary+from+eWEEK.com+and+Ziff+Davis+Enterprise%29>
P. J. Connolly, eWeek
The Lion Serverâs management tools are a hodgepodge; some utilities such as the Podcast Composer or the Xgrid and Xsan management utilities are single-purpose tools, while othersâsuch as the Server and Server Adminâoverlap functions to a degree that can be confusing.
**** A Year Traveling With The iPad <http://everything-everywhere.com/2011/08/04/a-year-traveling-with-the-ipad/>
There is an argument to be made for the iPad being the greatest travel gadget ever made. Its portability and versatility are unrivaled in any other device I can think of.
If you are going on an extended trip and are not worried about writing long articles, then you might just be better off taking an iPad over a laptop. If you are only traveling for short periods of time, such as a weekend, you might be better off with just an iPad.
**** Apple, Starbucks Team Up To Give Away Free iPhone Apps <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/08/16/apple_starbucks_team_up_to_give_away_free_iphone_apps.html>
Chris Smith, AppleInsider
Apple and Starbucks have partnered to include giveaways of paid iPhone applications in the "Pick of the Week" promotional program, which previously offered iTunes music tracks to in-store customers of the coffee chain.
**** Jonathan Ive, Designer, Apple <http://www.slate.com/id/2301427/?from=rss>
Michael Agger, Slate
Ive's primary concern for physicality, and his perfectionist desire to think through every aspect of the manufacturing process (even the boring parts), were the exact gifts needed to make a singular product like the iPhone a reality and to guide Apple products through a new era of human-computer interaction.
**** When A Cloud Service Vanishes: How To Protect Your Data <http://www.macworld.com/article/161671/2011/08/cloud_vanishes.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Serdar Yegulalp, Computerworld
The Web services that we entrust with our data canâand doâvanish. And when that happens, you need to have a plan. In the following pages, I'll take a look at some cases where user data was lost or endangered, how the companies (and their users) handled the situation, and what you can do to keep your own information safe.
**** Software Update Versus The Mac App Store <http://brooksreview.net/2011/08/su-v-mas/>
Ben Brooks, The Brooks Review
**** How To Handle 6,000 Vacation Pictures <http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/biz/7698988.html?>
Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle
**** Body Of Dreams <http://www.slate.com/id/2301619/?from=rss>
Peter Streckfus, Slate
**** Under The Table <http://www.guernicamag.com/features/2966/havana_food_julia_cooke_8_15_11/>
Julia Cooke, Guernica
Havanaâs contradictions fascinated me: TV news shows that railed against the yanqui imperialists followed by reruns of Friends; empty supermarket shelves and hidden restaurants that served delicious platters of food; the fact that in a police state that threw political dissidents into jail, the open secret of Havana was that everyone did something illegal to augment the meager offerings of the ration books. At every turn, on each trip I took to the city, I learned something new about how life was lived there, and these discoveries thrilled me. I had begun to work on a book about youth culture in Havana a year before moving, taking month-long research trips and returning to where I was living in Mexico City. By the time I decided to head there for a year, my intellectual and professional goals also hid a vague personal curiosity: coming as I did from the rigid United States, I wanted to see if I could adapt to the more nuanced moral code that seemed to govern how people lived in Havana.
**** Sounds Familiar <http://www.literaryreview.co.uk/sutherland_08_11.html>
John Sutherland, Literary Review
Put another way, most language is pre-owned. The previous owners are, as Gary Morson instructs us, often worth knowing about. Take, for example (not one of Morson's examples), the indisputably most famous and quoted line in English literature, 'To be, or not to be, that is the question'.
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**** More Comprehensive Evaluation Of Public Transportation? <http://guanyinmiao.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/more-comprehensive-evaluation-of-public-transportation/>
**** Law Ministry Should Share Blame <http://thinkhappiness.blogspot.com/2011/08/law-ministry-should-share-blame.html>
Dharmendra Yadav, Think Happiness
If the minister was going to take more than a week to respond to this issue, he could have come more prepared to provide a comprehensive account of the matter.
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**** Singapore July Exports Decline 2.8% <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-17/singapore-july-exports-decline-2-8-.html>
Shamim Adam And Sunil Jagtiani, Bloomberg
**** 'What Do You Think Will Be A Fair Salary For The President?' <http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_702967.html>
Question 2 [http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_702968.html]: What have you personally done for poor Singaporeans?
Question 3 [http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_702969.html]: How will you be a unifying figure when Singaporeans are divided over political issues?
Question 4 [http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_702970.html]: How will you change the image of the President as a powerless figure with a huge paycheck?
Question 5 [http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_702973.html]: What would you do if you disagree strongly with a policy that the Cabinet has endorsed?
**** All Four Candidates Submit Nomination Papers <http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_703004.html>
Li Xueying, Straits Times
The race to be Singapore's third elected President is officially underway, with four candidates submitting their nomination papers at the People's Association (PA) headquarters on Wednesday morning.
**** Who Said: "<i>Foolish Enough</i> To Build MRT"? <http://young-pap.blogspot.com/2011/08/who-said-foolish-enough-to-build-mrt.html>
Yes, this is the same Tony Tan whose forecast that Singapore had too many university graduate went wrong (again!), and whose forecast that pumping billions of dollars into failed western banks is good investment went wrong (again!)
Oh, by the way, when he made that wrong forecast on education, he was the minister for education.
When he made that wrong forecast on investment, he was in charge of GIC.
**** Why I Intend To Vote For Tan Jee Say <http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=7046>
Wong Wee Nam, Sgpolitics.net
There is no doubt Tan Jee Say will be the most ideal candidate to provide these checks and balances. He has no affiliation to the PAP and hence there would not any emotional attachment to hamper him in making independent and objective judgments.
**** Negative Swap Rate Signals Singapore Rethink On SGD Rise <http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/17/singapore-sor-idUSL3E7JF0F020110817>
Kevin Lim, Reuters
While Singapore prides itself on having a highly globalised and open economy, the stream of investors seeking refuge from international market turmoil in recent weeks could fuel price pressures on the tiny island, adding to fears of a potential property bubble, even as the economy shows signs of slowing.
That could persuade the city's central bank to reconsider its policy on allowing further appreciation in the local currency.
**** Singapore's 'Anti-Chinese Curry War' <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/singapore/8704107/Singapores-anti-Chinese-curry-war.html>
Malcolm Moore, The Telegraph
Almost a million mainland Chinese have arrived in recent years, making up a fifth of the island's population. Singapore's native Chinese population have been particularly upset by the newcomers, many of whom do not come from the provinces of Fujian and Guangdong that provided the original wave of immigrants before the Second World War. Most also do not speak English, which remains Singapore's national language.
**** Sinda, Mendaki And CDAC Could Merge: Dr Tan Cheng Bock <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110817-0000843/Sinda,-Mendaki-and-CDAC-could-merge--Dr-Tan-Cheng-Bock>
Lin Yanqin, Today
He suggested merging them as he said Singaporeans need to look at such issues across a national level, and not just within racial lines.
Dr Tan added he would also encourage political diversity, noting that members of the various political parties - including the People's Action Party and the Opposition - had stepped forward to lend a hand.
**** MOE To Be Consistent In Disciplinary Actions <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/08/moe-to-be-consistent-in-disciplinary-actions/>
Ghui, The Online Citizen
However, I would like to draw attention to another incident whereby teachers have made a similar faux pas.
Recently, some teachers came under fire for making indiscreet comments and making fun of a student on Facebook.
**** Migrating From The Lunatic Fringe To Cowboy Towns <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/08/migrating-from-the-lunatic-fringe-to-cowboy-towns-2/>
Howard Lee, The Online Citizen
**** PE: Tan Jee Say Wants To Be Govt's Auditor <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1147538/1/.html>
Imelda Saad, Channel NewsAsia
Presidential candidate Tan Jee Say has said that if elected, he would like to play the role of an "auditor and gatekeeper" to the government. But Mr Tan stressed he would like to have a "good working relationship based on mutual respect and frankness" with the government to discharge his duties under the Constitution.
**** PE: Tan Kin Lian Eyes Constructive Ties With PM <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1147544/1/.html>
Mr Tan said he intends to influence the government within the constitution. Mr Tan said he views himself as being the only neutral and non-partisan candidate.
**** PE: Tony Tan On What He Wants To Do If Elected <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1147551/1/.html>
Presidential candidate Dr Tony Tan has said if elected, he would work with the government to improve policies.
Responding to the jeering that broke out at the Nomination Centre earlier Wednesday when he was making his thank-you speech to supporters, Dr Tan said he was "deeply disappointed". He said he hoped that Singaporeans would listen to the views of all the candidates.
**** About Tony Tan Getting Booed <http://singaporeactually.com/2011/08/17/about-tony-tan-getting-booed/>
But someone I discussed this with had another view. He said that politics is not easy and should not be easy. The PAP ministers have always had people lining up and clapping for them, so they are unused to this brutal honest type of feedback.
**** SMRT Finds Another Vandalised Train Despite Stepped-up Patrols <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110817-0001025/SMRT-finds-another-vandalised-train-despite-stepped-up-patrols>
An officer discovered graffiti on the train and recalled it from service, said the SMRT in a statement.
The SMRT said the breach occurred at a location where upgrading works to the securities measures were being scheduled.
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**** Autodesk Adopts Apple App Store For Mac Software <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/08/16/autodesk-adopts-apple-app-store-for-mac-software/>
Don Clark, Wall Street Journal
Autodesk, the design-software specialist that abandoned Appleâs computers for years and then returned to the fold, is taking another unusual step for a maker of high-end business programsâadopting the Mac App Store.
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