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**** Maya 2012 Review <http://www.macworld.co.uk/procreative/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=3296121&olo=rss>
Mike De La Flor, Macworld UK
Still cutting edge with improved character animation and hyper-realistic dynamics.
**** Make Safari Find Substring Matches By Default <http://www.brunerd.com/blog/2011/08/10/make-safari-find-substring-matches-by-default/>
Now by default in Safari 5.1, when you hit Command-F and type in a word, Safari will match words that âStart withâ your search item.
**** How Much iCloud Storage Will You Need? <http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20090887-248/how-much-icloud-storage-will-you-need/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Apple>
Josh Lowensohn, CNET
**** Forget Fancy Formatting: Why Plain Text Is Best <http://www.macworld.com/article/161549/2011/08/forget_fancy_formatting_why_plain_text_is_best.html#lsrc.rss_main>
David Sparks, Macworld
**** Sparrow 1.3.1 <http://www.macworld.com/article/161411/2011/08/sparrow_1_3_1.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Nathan Alderman, Macworld
Light, fleet, and beautiful to behold, the email app dubbed Sparrow lives up to its name. Free from extraneous features, Sparrow does nothing but IMAP-based email in an efficient and elegant fashion.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Biking With Your Brain <http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27052/?ref=rss>
David Zax, Technology Review
A concept bike offers riders a new incentive to wear a helmet: it's embedded with a mind-reading device that lets you shift gears using brainwaves.
**** Cooking Classes, Live On Google+ <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/cooking-classes-live-on-google/?partner=rss&emc=rss#>
Jenna Wortham, New York Times
Lee Allison, a technology consultant in New York, runs the Google+ Cooking School, hour-long cooking classes conducted over video-chat. Mr. Allison got the idea to create a casual culinary school after he began playing around with Hangouts and realized he could use it for one of his personal passions, food.
**** Nurturing Weird Families In Tennessee <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/books/kevin-wilson-author-of-the-family-fang.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Julie Bosman, New York Times
So Mr. Wilson created a fictional family that he decided was far more dysfunctional than his could ever be. âThe Family Fang,â published this week by Ecco, tells the story of Caleb and Camille Fang, parents and avant-garde performance artists who are dedicated to pulling public stunts with the help of their sometimes-unwilling offspring, Annie and Buster, who are considered anonymous pieces of the artwork and referred to as Child A and Child B.
**** Pennyâs All Time NDP Low <http://everythingalsocomplain.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/pennys-all-time-ndp-low/>
Everything Also Complain
An MP should never use pride in the nation as an excuse for getting carried away from whatâs basic courtesy and decorum.
**** There Are No Right Answers <http://adriannatan.com/2011/08/there-are-no-right-answers/>
For those of us who have rejected the ârightâ path and the ârightâ way to life, it takes a shockingly long time to unlearn this obsession with being correct â to even learn that there is no such thing as the one true way, answer, or path. That this sort of thing is better left to exam-takers and students. And to the religious.
**** Singapore Q2 Contraction Stokes Recession Risk: Analysts <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jWJDv8I22b-Po_MW9GoAzRKl8D0A?docId=CNG.8c552b16960439c4d35947018cdb7b48.171>
Bernice Han, AFP
Economists said the drop raised the prospect of a second technical recession in three years for export-dependent Singapore, the first Asian economy to suffer negative growth during the last global downturn.
**** Jurong Caverns: Singapore's Oil Storage Solution? <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14416110>
**** Singapore Digs Deep To Be Petro Hub <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14440564>
Sharanjit Leyl, BBC
Hundred of workers are carving out a series of enormous caverns in hard rock. The work is laborious, expensive and will take years to complete, but eventually they hope to create a space large enough to store the equivalent of nine million barrels of oil.
Why? Because Singapore, all 700 sq km of it, is running out of room. The company behind the project, state-run Jurong Town Corporation, wants to provide a secure storage site for companies that will pay them for using the space.
**** Singlish, Subversion And The Singaporean Sitcom <http://splitsider.com/2011/08/singlish-subversion-and-the-singaporean-sitcom>
Laura Turner Garrison, Splitsider
Perhaps the more interesting thing to look for is how the humor and format is slowly evolving as a medium. Or, you know, watch them to appreciate a good pratfall.
**** One System, Two Justices <http://singaporedesk.blogspot.com/2011/08/one-system-two-justices.html>
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**** Why Do We Pay Millions For Ministers To Echo SDP? <http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4919-why-do-we-pay-millions-for-ministers-to-echo-sdp->
Singapore Democratic Party
For now it is important to point out what DPM Teo and Dr Tan fail to say: It is the PAP's policies that make our economy particularly vulnerable to global economic turbulence and expose Singaporeans to the greatest ravages of such crises.
What Singaporeans need is less of our ministers echoing the SDP, and more of the courage to act in the interest of the people instead of their own party.
**** NEA Officer Unreasonable In Mosquito Check <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_700650.html>
Florence Lee, Straits Times
I was met with a raised eyebrow and a curt reply by the officer who said that if that were the case, he would indicate that the owner had refused an NEA officer entry. He did not offer an alternative time to check my flat.
**** Forced Home Entries A Last Resort: NEA <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_700817.html>
Derek Ho, National Environment Agency, Straits Times
We assure the public that the enhanced protocols for faster home checks will be used for dengue clusters where lives could be at stake. It will be used only as a last resort when all attempts to contact home owners are unsuccessful.
**** Singapore Miracle Dimming As Income Gap Widens Squeeze By Rich <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-10/singapore-miracle-dimming-as-income-gap-widens-squeeze-by-rich.html>
Shamim Adam, Bloomberg
As non-Singaporean workers and companies have poured into what the World Bank says is the easiest place on earth to do business, some Singaporeans have been left behind. The income gap between richest and poorest has widened in recent years, according to the government statistics department.
Unaccustomed as it is to opposition, the ruling PAP may have underestimated popular discontent, says Vishnu Varathan, an economist at Capital Economics (Asia) Pte in Singapore. âThe government has missed some clues, and there are very legitimate reasons why people are unhappy,â he says. âThe onus is on the PAP to show that it is not old wine in a new bottle or it will continue to lose votes.â
**** One People, One Dress Code, Please <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_700816.html>
Ronald Seow, Straits Times
I hope future parades will see all MPs dressed in the national colours - a combination of red and white or the official orchid-patterned shirts and dresses.
MPs must make an effort to stand as one united people to serve the people of Singapore. They should take pride in their efforts to lead in nation building, and not show off their political party colours.
**** Confirmed: Tin Pei Ling Made False Declaration In Her Election Form <http://blinkymummy.blogspot.com/2011/08/confirmed-tin-pei-ling-made-false.html>
Elections Department must take action against Tin Pei Ling as all pieces of above-mentioned information are now public knowledge.
Not only did Tin Pei Ling make a false declaration in her election form, she chose to give someone of such pathetic calibre full access to her key campaigning tool during GE2011. Does she take the General Election seriously at all? Or is she daft?
**** Three Pimps And The Law <http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/three-pimps-and-the-law/>
Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
**** PE: 4 Get Certificates Of Eligibility For Presidential Polls <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1146431/1/.html>
The Presidential Elections Committee received six applications but issues only four Certificates of Eligibility to Mr Tan Kin Lian, Dr Tony Tan, Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Mr Tan Jee Say.
**** HDB Undersupply And Private Property Too <http://pengtoh.blogspot.com/2011/08/hdb-under-supply-and-private-property.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pengtohblog+%28pengtoh%27s+blog%29>
**** Wait For Fibre Broadband Sparks Frustration <http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/fit-to-post-technology/wait-fibre-broadband-sparks-frustration-024412099.html>
Xavier Lur, Yahoo!
**** NTUC Income Rebuts Comments By Presidential Aspirant Tan Kin Lian <http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_700989.html>
Wong Kim Hoh, Straits Times
NTUC said in its statement: 'In addressing his departure from NTUC Income in September 2006, Mr Tan had reportedly said that he 'fought suggestions (by the Board) that NTUC Income be privatised' and alluded to this as the reason for the Board asking him to leave.'
'The Board had no intention then and has no intention now to privatise NTUC Income.'
**** MP Penny Low Has No Respect For The National Anthem <http://blog.dk.sg/2011/08/11/mp-penny-low-has-no-respect-for-the-national-anthem/>
Dee Kay Dot As Gee
Look, you already did something wrong. Instead of an unconditional apology, you come up with this crappy excuse. What kind of nonsense is this?
**** Consider Rotating Presidency? <http://singaporegirl.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/consider-rotating-presidency/>
Food Fuels Me To Talk...
Doubtless my idea of rotation is daft. But then, if the ultimate winner of this four-horse race should garner say 40% of the votes or even less, wonât that be equally daft? A minority president wanting to unify the nation?
**** It Goes Deeper Than Just Aroma <http://andrewlohhp.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/it-goes-deeper-than-just-aroma/>
**** President Must Engage Govt In Economic Policies: Tan Jee Say <http://hk.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/president-must-engage-govt-economic-policies-tan-jee-123712567.html>
Faris Mokhtar, Yahoo!
Presidential candidate Tan Jee Say said on Thursday that a President who wants to be an effective unifying figure must engage the government on its economic policies.
This is because the current economic strategy is the "primary source of much unhappiness" among Singaporeans and could lead to a "deeply divided nation", reasoned the 57-year-old who was awarded the Certificate of Eligibility on Thursday.
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