Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stench from oil spill affects East Coast Park

East Coast Park smelled like a petrol station yesterday.
The stench of oil had park users speculating if it had come from an oil spill which resulted after a tanker and bulk carrier collided yesterday morning.
They were right.
In a joint statement by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the National Environment Agency (NEA), the authorities confirmed that the smell was a result of the oil spill from the tanker.
Lighter portions of the oil could have evaporated which may have caused the smell.
The statement also said that the smell had subsided by late afternoon, and that there was no cause for alarm as NEA's monitoring has detected no toxic chemicals in the air.
When The New Paper team checked to see how bad the oil spill was yesterday, we noticed a faint whiff at Changi Village. The smell worsened when we got to East Coast Park.
The slick has not reached the beaches.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RUMOR: Apple to make MobileMe free

Apple MobileMe Internet ServiceWe have received a tip that we cannot confirm, hence our "RUMOR" designation, that nonetheless has at least an air of credibility about it that says, "Apple is planning to make MobileMe free."

MobileMe is Apple's $99 per year service (it can be purchased for less) that keeps your email, contacts, and calendar information in the “cloud” and uses push technology to keep everything in sync across your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, and the web automatically. MobileMe also offers MobileMe Gallery for sharing your photos, Find My iPhone and Find my iPad, which helps you locate your lost (or stolen) device, Remote Wipe, which allows you to remotely delete your personal information and restore devices to their to the factory settings, iDisk, for storing, accessing, and sharing files online (starts at 20GB),, a suite of ad-free web applications — Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Gallery, iDisk, and Find My iPhone — all accessible from a browser on any Mac or PC, Back to My Mac puts any Mac OS X Leopard- or Snow Leopard-based Mac you use within easy reach from anywhere, Secure iChat, which lets you protect your chats with robust, 128-bit encryption, the free iDisk app which lets you view files on your iDisk right on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, share content from iPhoto, iMovie, QuickTime, and Aperture, seamless iWeb integration, personal domain name hosting, and more.

MobileMe was originally launched on January 5, 2000, as "iTools," a free collection of Internet-based services for users of Mac OS 9. iTools was relaunched as ".Mac" on July 17, 2002, when it became a $99 per year subscription service. .Mac was relaunched as "MobileMe" at WWDC 2008 on July 9, 2008.

No timeframe was given for MobileMe to go free, other than: "sooner than later... depends on certain facilities going operational."

That's all we have at this time.

SOURCE | MacDailyNews