[MyAppleMenu] Jan 5, 2011

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**** Devices Not Loading Properly At Boot In OS X <http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20027230-263.html>
Topher Kessler, CNET

There may be instances in OS X where devices that require a third-party driver (such as input devices and cameras) will not properly load at bootup. While a device may load when attached to the system after bootup, it may not be recognized properly when attached at during startup. When this happens, it is usually a problem either with the system's boot caches, or a problem with the developer's configuration of the driver being used for the device.

**** Apple Developers Cautiously Eye Mac App Store <http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2011/01/apple_developers_cautiously_ey.html>
Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post

Does that represent a fair deal for Mac developers? I've been discussing the App Store with four of them.

**** Japan Pushes For Content Control Software On iPhone <http://www.macnn.com/articles/11/01/04/device.lacks.filtering.software.says.govt/>

The Japanese government is criticizing Apple Japan and cellular carrier Softbank for a lack of content filtering on the iPhone, reports say. Specifically, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is expected to ask for region-tailored filtering software to be installed as soon as possible. Local stores are obligated to install censorship tools on phones sold to minors.

**** Winter’s Philosophers <http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/jan/04/winter-philosophers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nybooks+%28The+New+York+Review+of+Books%29>
Charles Simic, New York Review Of Books

“Everyone who thinks is unhappy,” says Sergei Dovlatov in one of his stories. Some crows caw all day, some have nothing to say. I see one of them pace back and forth on my lawn the way I’ve seen Hamlet do on stage. Whatever is bothering him seems insoluble, too much for one crow to figure out on his own. Still, no harm trying, I suppose, even with the racket his relatives are making as they fly to and fro, as if the road they oversee is not covered only with fallen leaves and patches of ice, but also with fresh road kill.

**** More Schools Embracing iPad As Learning Tool <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html>
Winnie Hu, New York Times

A growing number of schools across the nation are embracing the iPad as the latest tool to teach Kafka in multimedia, history through “Jeopardy”-like games and math with step-by-step animation of complex problems.

**** Documents To Go® Premium - Office Suite Review <http://www.macworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=113066&lsrc=rss_main>
Jeff Merron, Macworld

Editing any complex document, or even doing something as simple as selecting a spreadsheet cell, is often a challenge on the iPhone’s small screen. However, Documents to Go Premium seems to make the best of the iPhone’s limitations. DataViz seems to not yet really understand that the iPad is a different beast, and that a different interface isn’t only possible but also, in many ways, preferable.

**** Magazines On The iPad: Separating Fact From Fiction <http://www.thomas-fitzgerald.net/2011/01/05/magazines-on-the-ipad-separating-fact-from-fiction/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThomasFitzgeraldnet+%28thomas+fitzgerald.net%29>
Thomas Fitzgerald

Going forward, I suspect Apple probably will dedicate an area of the iTunes store to magazines, and they probably will make it easier for publications to include subscriptions directly in the App through the app store payment system. But for now, don’t believe everything you read regarding what “can’t” be done because most of it already is.

**** Location-aware Neer App Shows Loved Ones Where You Are <http://www.macworld.com/article/156869/2011/01/neer.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Sam Felsing, Macworld

Neer taps into to your phone’s GPS features which can be a drain on battery life. Qualcomm, however, claims that it has designed the app with power efficiency in mind—the developer’s goal is to give users one full day of battery life when they run Neer. And Qualcomm says it’s working to improve the app’s effect on battery life in future versions.

The Tomorrow Weblog

**** PCs Aren't Dead, But They're Evolving Quickly <http://www.cnbc.com/id/40827373?par=ft>
John Moore, CNBC

MyAppleMenu Reader

**** The Now-You-See-It Restaurant <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/dining/05temp.html?_r=1&ref=dining>
Frank Bruni, New York Times

For his follow-up to Dovetail, an elegant success on the Upper West Side, Mr. Fraser has chosen a project with a death foretold. He signed a short-term lease for a space in SoHo whose landlord cannot promise that the building, likely to be demolished, will be around past July. In return he received a rent of about $9,000 a month, well below market rate.

He was also freed from many of the little and big concerns that can turn the opening of a restaurant into such a protracted odyssey and the running of it into such an expensive one.

**** The Elements Of Clunk <http://chronicle.com/article/The-Elements-of-Clunk/125757/>
Ben Yagoda, The Chronicle Of Higher Education

Punctuation is a train wreck among my students. I have no doubt as to the root of the problem: Students haven't spent much time reading. Punctuation, including the use of apostrophes and hyphens, is governed by a fairly complicated series of rules and conventions, learned for the most part not in the classroom but by encountering and subliminally absorbing them again and again. Students have a lot of conversations and texting sessions, but that's no help. You need to read a lot of edited and published prose.


**** Wrong To Equate Gender Inequality With National Service <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_620598.html>
Edmond Lo, Straits Times

Excluding women from national service is hardly a security threat. The literal gender equality that Mr Lur advocates is limiting, questionable and un-feminist.

**** It Is Not About Politics At Boon Lay Youth Club At All <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110105-0000204/It-is-not-about-politics-at-Boon-Lay-Youth-Club-at-all>
Tan Ah Teck, Today

As I watched how my "little" girl grew up into a more mature and tolerant young lady during her time in BLYC, I cannot help but beg to differ with Mr Siew.

She was never involved in any political parties, neither was she invited to join one.

**** PAP MPs ‘Concerned’ At Widening Income Gap In Singapore <http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/01/05/pap-mps-concerned-at-widening-income-gap-in-singapore/>
Temasek Review

It is strange that PAP MPs who have been ’sleeping’ on their job for the last four years suddenly become ‘alerted’ to Singapore’s widening income gap which was described as being ‘inevitable’ by their ‘overlord’ Lee Kuan Yew as recently as October 2009.

**** Airport Checkpoint Of The Future? <http://relax.com.sg/relax/news/527546/Airport_checkpoint_of_the_future_.html>
Hedy Khoo, The New Paper

Plans for Iata's proposed security tunnels to check airport passengers still under review here.

**** Can Singapore Produce Her Own Mark Zuckerberg? <http://www.penn-olson.com/2011/01/05/singapore-mark-zuckerberg/>
Willis Wee, Penn Olson

**** SDP Proposes Alternative NS Policy <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4470-sdp-proposes-alternative-ns-policy->
Singapore Democrat Party

Given the situation in Singapore there is no reason why we cannot employ more efficient training methods and reduce full-time NS from the present two years to twelve months or less.

It must be remembered that the Enlistment Act was enacted for a specific purpose and any detraction from that purpose must be rejected.

**** 续聘表现中上60岁员工不减薪?职总要为重雇提供薪金思考 <http://www.zaobao.com.sg/sp/sp110105_009.shtml>
何惜薇, 联合早报

**** HDB Cooling: Having The Cake & Eating It Too? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/01/hdb-cooling-having-the-cake-eating-it-too/>
Leong Sze Hian, The Online Citizen

The supply side of land and HDB flats may in a way be working against the cooling measures.

Against the above backdrop of housing supply and demand issues, Singaporeans’ problems may also be exacerbated by two years of declining real wages in 2008 and 2009, and possibly a third consecutive one in 2010, and increasing cost of living with inflation at a high of 3.8 per cent – the highest since January 2009.

**** Growing Consumer Debt Among Singaporeans <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2011/01/growing-consumer-debt-among.html>
Diary Of A Singaporean Mind

PAP government has interests in these banks and that always take priority over the interests of the people.

**** 大选选什么? <http://www.zaobao.com.sg/yl/yl110105_001.shtml>
吴俊刚, 联合早报


**** Indonesia To Provide Clean Water To Singapore <http://www.tempointeractive.com/hg/nasional/2011/01/05/brk,20110105-303940,uk.html>

Indonesia will provide clean water and energy to Singapore. The city-state is expected to experience a water shortage by 2015. The clean water supply will be sent from Batam, Bintan and Karimun (BBK) due to its close location to Singapore.

**** *Thy Neighbor* <http://hyelbaine.blogspot.com/2011/01/thy-neighbor.html>
Baine's World

Some of us Malaysians tend to look to our neighbors down south as a near perfect place to earn a living in. One hardly hears any bad things written about Singapore don’t you think? They have a good public transport infrastructure and although we keep punting jokes about chewing gums, its a cleaner city than KL none the less.

Then again, there’s always 2 sides to a coin.

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