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**** Review: Cashculator 1.2.2 <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=34f34c3ea19779672026c39a3042698f>
Jeffery Battersby, Macworld
Cashculator offers a interesting, different, and most importantly, useful twist on personal finance applications, giving you better insight into your spending patterns and a fuller grasp of your future financial well-being.
**** Syncing iPhone Notes To MobileMe <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=4661b643bdd31f7ead025936ace99842>
Christopher Breen, Macworld
**** Arq Joins The Ranks Of Mac-friendly Online Backup Services <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=4fd7094e2596c722d059227c16785fbe>
Ramu Nagappan, Macworld
**** Apple Introduces Compatibility Lab Day Passes For Developers <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=615802d2398a7b371acb93379b3ddfa0>
Dan Moren, Macworld
Apple Developer Connection members have long had access to the companyâs compatibility labs, which allow them to test their software on a variety of Apple hardware configurations. But on Monday, Apple added a new option: a $99 Single Lab Day Pass for members of its Mac Developer Program.
**** How To Turn Your Mac Into A Super Powered DVR <http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/comments/how-to-turn-your-mac-into-a-super-powered-dvr/>
Ron McElfresh, Mac 360
**** Secured iOS Backups Reduce Security, But Not By Much <http://db.tidbits.com/article/11507>
Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS
It's a strange notion, that encrypting your backup might actually make your data less secure. But it's not really a security hole, nor does Elcomsoft see it that way.
**** Apple Is The New Open Source Villain <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/apple-is-the-new-open-source-villain/7050?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ZDNetBlogs+%28ZDNet+All+Blogs%29>
Dana Blankenhorn, ZDNet
The company perceived as most threatening is always the one that is growing bigger most rapidly. Reading comments here, Apple is often joined on the âpublic enemiesâ list by Google, whose record on the issue is rather benign.
**** One Week With The Magic Trackpad â No Pain <http://jkontherun.com/2010/08/09/one-week-with-the-magic-trackpad-no-pain/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAppleBlog+%28TheAppleBlog%29>
James Kendrick, jkOnTheRun
The Magic Trackpad has handled all aspects of my work very well. I can use it all day and never miss the old mouse; my wrist is happier with the mouse in the drawer.
**** A Threat To Softbankâs iPhone Honeymoon? <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/08/09/a-threat-to-softbanks-iphone-honeymoon/?mod=rss_WSJBlog&mod=>
Juro Osawa, Wall Street Journal
That means Japanese consumers will have the option of using the iPhone 4 without signing up with Softbank, as long as they can get hold of SIM-unlocked handsets overseas, or via online stores.
**** Can You Get Real Writing Work Done On An iPad? <http://www.backupbrain.com/2010_08_08_archive.html#a005244>
Tom Negrino, Backup Brain
I'm sold on the usefulness of the iPad as a laptop replacement for writing. For quick to medium-length trips (up to about two weeks, for me), I think I wouldn't miss the laptop at all.
**** Flexibility And Power <http://inessential.com/2010/08/09/flexibility_and_power>
Brent Simmons, Inessential.com
Iâm incredibly excited for the future of Mac software. I donât expect weâll make software that looks and feels like iOS apps (we shouldnât), but I do expect weâll learn from iOS apps how power is the real goal, and that flexibility is just a tool to use exceedingly sparingly, only when it substantially increases power.
**** German Ministers To Stop Using iPhone And Blackberry <http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?r3048051113&w=2390512>
Moreover Technologies - Apple news - 30 of 16121 returned
Security issues again hit smartphones as the German government has asked its ministers and senior civil servants to avoid using Apples iPhone and Research in Motion(RIM)s Blackberry smartphones, said an AFP report.The move came in the light of warning by
**** How Many Jailbreakers Pirate Apps? A Lot More Than You Think <http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/08/jailbreakers-pirate-apps-lot/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AppAdvice+%28AppAdvice%29>
Alexander Vaughn, App Advice
**** Get 25 Great Safari Extensions <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=3db2fad5e2acf77e7d06c7a00527891b>
Dan Frakes, Macworld
**** Hands On With Safari Extensions <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=61e630836fd2cb8b18aea7d5895bac97>
Dan Frakes, Macworld
Now that weâve logged a few months of browsing with Safari 5, itâs time for a closer look at this feature: how to turn it on (if it isn't already), how to install and use extensions, how to update extensions, and how to troubleshoot issues with misbehaving extensions.
**** Generation X Hits Its Midlife Crisis <http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2010/08/09/genx_midlife_crisis/index.html>
Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
This morning, Generation X awoke to discover that its favorite jeans no longer zipped up effortlessly, its laugh lines stayed put even when it most assuredly had nothing to laugh about, and an entire generation knew Courtney Love only as that crazy lady on Twitter. Sure, it continued to make plans for Burning Man and enthuse about the new Arcade Fire, but it also found itself adjusting its reading glasses to take in the crushing news that it was now officially a "Formerly." As in, "Formerly Hot."
**** A Masterpiece Of Nature? Yuck! <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/science/10ugly.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Natalie Angier, New York Times
Letâs not pussyfoot. They are, by our standards, ugly animals â maybe cute ugly, more often just ugly ugly. And though the science of ugliness lags behind investigations into the evolution of beauty and the metrics of a supermodelâs face, a few researchers are taking a crack at understanding why we find certain animals unsightly even when they donât threaten us with venom or compete for our food.
**** Blank Villanelle <http://feeds.slate.com/click.phdo?i=0af13d6aad314c6604c6b40f8927802e>
Ron Spalletta, Slate Magazine
**** Yes, Mr Prime Mini$ter <http://feedmetothefish.blogspot.com/2010/08/yes-mr-prime-miniter.html>
Feed Me To The Fish
My dream is for Singapore to have a Prime Mini$ter who is carefull. A PM who does not chui kong lumpar song (talk-cock-sing-song) but sincerely has the heart to really care for the less endowed and not insult the intelligence of those he rules over.
**** Youth Games Expose Olympic-Sized Cracks <http://australia.to/2010/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4169:singapore-youth-games-expose-olympic-sized-cracks&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=201>
Stanislaus Jude Chan, IPS
Just a month after the buzz from the vuvuzelas ended at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Singapore is busy preparing to host the next major event in the world sports calendar the Youth Olympic Games. But few seem to know, or care, about the inaugural youth version of the venerable Olympic Games.
**** MM Lee: PAP More Likely To Get The Drainage Right (Run-Up To GE 2006) <http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=4237>
âIf you have a flood, just carefully think who is more likely to get the drainage put right and have the flood alleviated as quickly as possible: A PAP candidate with links to the ministers and Prime Minister, or a non-PAP candidate who has become an MP, like in Potong Pasir or Hougang, and who has to manage on his own?â
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**** Censorship Is Not Just About The Arts <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/08/censorship-is-not-just-about-the-arts/>
Ho Rui An, The Online Citizen
**** Measures Fine-tuned, Says SMRT <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC100810-0000059/Measures-fine-tuned,-says-SMRT>
Bernadette Low, SMRT Corporation, Today
We have since fine-tuned our crowd control measures at Jurong East MRT Station, which include closer monitoring of the number of passengers entering through critical points such as faregates and escalators.
We will also apply these measures to high-traffic stations when we anticipate large crowds.
**** Singaporeâs Swing <http://www.thelawyer.com/1005245.article>
The Singapore government has made the most of its natural âmiddlemanâ location by elevating its arbitration credentials to the very top.
**** A Negative Identity <http://rot.blogsome.com/2010/08/08/a-negative-identity/>
The Rot Within
**** Good Numbers But... <http://hardhitting-nobs.blogspot.com/2010/08/good-numbers-but.html>
Musings From the Lion City
Frankly, if the Singapore economy did grow by 17.9% in the first half of the year, I (like most Singaporeans) sure didnât notice it.
**** Do We Really Need The 5Cs To Shape Our âSingapore Dreamâ? <http://guanyinmiao.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/do-we-really-need-the-5cs-to-shape-our-%e2%80%9csingapore-dream%e2%80%9d/>
To a large extent, the manner in which our dreams have been shaped has been significantly influenced by the administrationâs primary fixation on economic progression, measured solely on GDP growth figures and productivity indexes. It has driven many â especially young Singaporeans â to dream for themselves in their pursuit of worldly personal gains, instead of setting their sights towards a much bigger picture.
Remember: the only reward that the government believes in is Cash. Lots of Cash.
**** Singapore's Q2 Economy Expands By 18.8% Year-on-year; 16.9% On-quarter <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1074348/1/.html>
Mok Fei Fei, Channel NewsAsia
Final data out Tuesday showed that the economy expanded by 18.8 per cent on-year, lower than the 19.3 per cent increase initially estimated. But MTI warns that growth for the second half of 2010 could be slower.
**** The Singapore Gripe? <http://lostinsingapore.com/2010/08/the-singapore-gripe/>
Lost In Singapore
I donât need the government to understand and patronise me, I need them to do something instead of coming out with half-baked excuses for your partyâs failures.
**** Happy 45Th Singapore!!! (Five More Years Need Botox ;D) <http://genevieve-elayne.blogspot.com/2010/08/happy-45th-singapore-five-more-years.html>
**** Random Discourse â Singapore Dreaming <http://www.nowhere.per.sg/?p=1499>
The Lycan Times
**** I Wave My Flag In Slow Motion On Singapore's National Day <http://asiancorrespondent.com/38725/i-wave-my-flag-in-slow-motion/>
Liau Chuan Yi and Norvin Chan, Asian Correspodent
**** To Try Or Not: Singapore Agonises <http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/opinion/comment/8997-to-try-or-not-singapore-agonises>
Maxwell Coopers, Free Malaysia Today
Without a judicial review board and with absolutely no debate at all in the country of the deterrence utility of the death penalty, Shadrake now stands as the lone voice of conscience in the city-state -- something odd as he is not a Singaporean.
What is even incredulous is that it had to take a non-Singaporean to champion the cause of justice in an island-republic. So trying him for a book he wrote and and for which he is well armed with facts may just be a situation the local Singapore authorities will be all too keen to avoid.
**** The Myth Of Authoritarian Growth <http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/rodrik46/English>
Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate
For every Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, there are many like Mobutu Sese Seko of the Congo.
**** MICA Approves SDP's Newspaper Licence - Finally <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4009-mica-approves-sdps-newspaper-licence-finally>
Singapore Democrat Party
It is hard to imagine how the renewal of our newspaper licence can take such a long time. As we have noted in our previous emails to you, MDA officials indicated that such applications take only a couple of weeks to process and that it was you who was sitting on our application.
**** Singapore GDP Slows Slightly <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704388504575420050767452366.html?mod=googlenews_wsj>
P.R. Venkat And Gaurav Raghuvanshi, Wall Street Journal
Singapore's economy grew at a marginally slower pace than previously estimated in the second quarter, the government said Tuesday, warning that growth momentum will moderate in the second half of the year due to a slacker global economy.
Some analysts said the government may be underestimating the extent of a Singapore slowdown to come in the second half.
**** Watching The National Day Parade <http://kixes.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/watching-the-national-day-parade/>
Funny Little World
I wonder â are the homeless in the temporary flats in Tiong Bahru watching the parade now? If so, how do they feel?
**** MOM's Gan Urges Companies To Raise Monthly Variable Component Beyond 10% <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1074406/1/.html>
S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong has urged companies which have reached the monthly variable component (MVC) target of 10 per cent in their wage structures to consider increasing it beyond that.
He says this will allow the companies a greater buffer and more flexibility to deal with future economic shocks.
**** 'Co-Regulation' Vs Censorship <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC100810-0000147/Online-only---Co-regulation-vs-censorship>
T Sasitharan, for members of Arts Engage, Today
The Media Development Authority (MDA) has again responded by asserting that it "has moved away from censorship to classification and co-regulation". The facts show this is not true.
**** At 17.9, Donât We Feel Rich Now? <http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/at-17-9-dont-we-feel-rich-now>
**** Activists Cry Murder Over Singapore Hanging <http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/news/general/9045-activists-cry-murder-over-singapore-hanging>
Teoh El Sen, Free Malaysia Today
Anti-death-penalty activists have asked the Singapore government to admit that it wrongfully executed a young Malaysian in 2003 and demanded that it release British writer Alan Shadrake, whose latest book sheds new light on the case.
âSingapore has murdered an innocent person in cold blood,â said N Surendran of Lawyers for Liberty in reference to the hanging of M Vignes, who was 21 when he was arrested in 2001 on suspicion of drug trafficking. âAlan's book revealed a shocking truth,â Surendran said. âWe now know the key witness in Vignes's trial was himself being investigated for rape, sodomy and later convicted of corruption."
**** Vandal May Face Stiffer Sentence In Singapore <http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Vandal_may_face_stiffer_sentence_in_Singapore.html?cid=22114510>
A Swiss man condemned to prison and caning in Singapore for vandalising a metro train could have his sentence increased after a prosecutor filed an appeal.
**** Singapore's Citizen Army: Bridging The Civil-Military Praxis <http://www.eurasiareview.com/201008106764/singapores-citizen-army-bridging-the-civil-military-praxis.html>
Ong Weichong, Eurasia Review
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