[MyAppleMenu] Oct 8, 2011

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**** Thoughts And Observations Regarding This Week’s iPhone 4S Event, Written Almost Entirely Before Wednesday’s Sad News, But Which The Time Has Come To Publish Because Life Goes On <http://daringfireball.net/2011/10/thoughts_and_observations_iphone_4s>
John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Normal people don’t buy brand-new $700 smartphones each and every year. In the U.S. they buy them on two-year contracts, and they don’t shop for new ones until their old contracts are over. So the iPhone that the 4S needs to present a compelling upgrade for is the 3GS, not the 4. And the iPhone 4S absolutely smokes the 3GS. It’s crazy better than the 3GS. 2009 3GS buyers who skipped the iPhone 4 — which I’m guessing are most of them — ought to be delighted by the iPhone 4S.

**** Cards App Appears On Apple Website, Will Require iPhone 3GS Or Better <http://www.macgasm.net/2011/10/07/cards-app-appears-apple-website-require-iphone-3gs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+macgasm%2Fmain+%28Macgasm%29>

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**** Will The E-Book Kill The Footnote? <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/books/review/will-the-e-book-kill-the-footnote.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all>
Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times

The e-book hasn’t killed the book; instead, it’s killing the “page.”

**** Dream Repairman: Adventures In Film Editing By Jim Clark – Review <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/07/dream-repairman-jim-clark-review?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fbooks%2Frss+%28Books%29>
Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

No one would pretend his memoir is a polished literary endeavour, but his journey from rewind boy on an Ealing comedy (The Titfield Thunderbolt) to hobnobbing in the cutting room with Mike Leigh takes him – and us – on a trip through the vagaries of a working life in British cinema, with all its ups and downs.


**** PR For Maids: Why The Discrimination? <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_721058.html>
M. Lukshumayeh, Straits Times

**** Ministerial Jobs Are Too Easy <http://mysingaporenews.blogspot.com/2011/10/ministerial-jobs-are-too-easy.html>
Chua Chin Leng, My Singapore News

**** Foreign Maids Snubbing Singapore <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/10/8/focus/9650850&sec=focus>
Seah Chiang Nee, The Star

**** Internet Politics Myth-busting, Part 1 <http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/internet-politics-myth-busting-part-1/>
Alex Au, Yawning Bread

**** 10 More Hawker Centres To Be Built Over Next Decade <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_721205.html>
Amanda Tan, Straits Times

**** Are Singaporeans Who Are Easily Offended More Equal Than Others? <http://thinkingbetterthinkingmeta.blogspot.com/2011/10/are-singaporeans-who-are-easily.html>
Sam Ho, Sam's Thoughts

Does this episode, along with many other similar issues we have witnessed, mean that individuals and communities that are more sensitive and easily offended exert a stronger influence over government policy and industry governance?

**** ISA Should Be Abolished, Say Former Detainees <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1158074/1/.html>
Saifulbahri Ismail, Channel NewsAsia

Francis Seow and Tang Fong Har were speaking via Skype at a public forum on Saturday on the ISA issue. The forum, organised by the Singapore Democratic Party, was attended by some 150 people.

It was the first time that dissidents in exile were communicating with Singaporeans in public.

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