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**** Bugs & Fixes: Safari Web Content Maladies <http://www.macworld.com/article/161975/2011/08/bugs_fixes_safari_maladies.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Ted Landau, Macworld
If youâre running Safari 5.1, whether under Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, thereâs a good chance youâre not altogether pleased with how well itâs running. At least thatâs the reaction I hear from many of my colleagues as well as what I see on numerous forum postings. From the myriad of reported Safari 5.1 issues, Iâve chosen to focus here on a pair of related problems.
**** Apple Pulls The Plug On TV Rentals <http://allthingsd.com/20110826/apple-pulls-the-plug-on-tv-rentals/>
Peter Kafka, All Things D
Apple has completely removed customersâ ability to rent shows from iTunes; the remaining options are to buy individual episodes or in some cases a âSeason Passâ for a yearâs worth of shows.
âiTunes customers have shown they overwhelmingly prefer buying TV shows,â Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said. âiTunes in the Cloud lets customers download and watch their past TV purchases from their iOS devices, Apple TV, Mac or PC allowing them to enjoy their programming whenever and however they choose.â
**** Apple Closing NYC Retail Stores Ahead Of Hurricane Irene <http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/26/apple-closing-nyc-retail-stores-ahead-of-hurricane-irene/>
Jordan Golson, MacRumors
Apple's New York City retail stores will be closing this weekend ahead of Hurricane Irene's possible landfall over the city.
**** Mac Lion Blindly Accepts Any LDAP Password <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/26/mac_osx_lion_security_hole/>
Dan Goodin, The Register
People logging in to Macs running OS X 10.7, aka Lion, can access restricted resources using any password they want when the machines use a popular technology known as LDAP for authentication. Short for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, LDAP servers frequently contain repositories of highly sensitive enterprise data, making them a goldmine to attackers trying to burrow their way in to sensitive networks.
**** A Sort-of Love Story, With Pie Charts <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/books/review/starting-from-happy-written-and-illustrated-by-patricia-marx-book-review.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Alexandra Jacobs, New York Times
Anyone who suffers from writerâs block â if only more were afflicted! â will appreciate the raw agony of the creative process laid bare in Patricia Marxâs new novel, âStarting From Happy.â To reach her âtarget word count,â the constitutionally and often brilliantly economical Marx pads her text with, among other enhancements, pen-and-ink illustrations; pie charts; footnotes; graphological analysis, even of her own signature; a catalog of punctuation; another of pasta shapes; a supposed survey from her publisher; letters from cranky âreadersâ; and 26 desperate lines of barn-Âanimal noises, recalling Humbert Humbertâs command in âLolitaâ: âRepeat till the page is full, printer.â
**** Poems Of Childhood, Grief And Deep Space <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/books/review/life-on-mars-by-tracy-k-smith-book-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
Joel Brouwer, New York Times
In âLife on Mars,â Smith shows herself to be a poet of extraordinary range and ambition. Itâs not easy to be so convincing in both the grand gesture and the reverent contemplation of a humble plate of eggs, and the early successes of this collection far outweigh its later missteps. As all the best poetry does, âLife on Marsâ first sends us out into the magnificent chill of the imagination and then returns us to ourselves, both changed and consoled.
**** Singapore Votes For New President <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14690176>
Juliana Liu, BBC
For the first time in almost 20 years, voters in Singapore are voting to choose their next president.
His official salary for the largely ceremonial position is among the highest for an elected official, anywhere in the world.
The poll is seen as a test of support for the People's Action Party, which has run Singapore since independence.
**** WP Faces Seventh Month Of Turmoil <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=insightdownsouth&file=/2011/8/27/columnists/insightdownsouth/9379267&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
When the opposition MP was âuninvited,â public anger grew, with people charging the government with using the public service to bully its elected rival.
**** Singapore Output Growth Slows <http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/8/27/business/9380750&sec=business>
Singapore's industrial production growth slowed in July as sales of electronics slumped, increasing the risk the economy may fall into a recession as the global recovery weakens.
**** Blind Singaporeans Voted In Private <http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_706567.html>
Ng Kai Ling, Straits Times
For the first time ever, blind voters were able to vote for their chosen candidate on their own, without the help of presiding officers at polling stations.
Using a stencil, blind voters could feel where the boxes are and draw a cross in the one that corresponded with the candidate they were voting for.
**** Unconfirmed Reports From Some Centres Put Tony Tan In The Lead In Early Vote Counts. <http://twitter.com/#!/tocsg/status/107445327338029057>
The Online Citizen
**** An Unconfirmed Source From A Counting Centre In Bedok Says It Is Very Close Between Tony Tan And Tan Cheng Bock. <https://twitter.com/#!/stcom/status/107449171417632768>
**** Tan Kin Lian Tells @STcom: "It's Not Good." Asked If Anyone Is In The Lead, He Said It's A Close Fight Among The Other 3. <https://twitter.com/#!/stcom/status/107450357839446016>
**** Unconfirmed Numbers From One Counting Station In The West Had TCB 42%, TT 37%, TJS 17%, TKL 1% <https://twitter.com/#!/TODAYonline/status/107453876885663744>
**** Overheard, A Tan Cheng Bock Aide Saying: 'So Far All Over 38%. We're Doing Well' <https://twitter.com/#!/TODAYonline/status/107455883176456194>
**** Tan Kin Lian: 'I Think I'm Going To Lose' <https://twitter.com/#!/TODAYonline/status/107457159658352640>
**** Tan Kin Lian Concedes Defeat In Presidential Election <http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_706620.html>
Robin Chan, Straits Times
Mr Tan Kin Lian has conceded defeat in the race to become Singapore's seventh president.
Asked whether he will get his election deposit back, he said 'maybe not'. He's changed his schedule and will not be going to the Elections Department, but straight home, before he meets friends and supporters nearby at a friend's home.
**** With A Third Of The Votes In, The Difference Between TT And TCB Is As Close As Little As 1 Per Cent. <https://twitter.com/#!/stcom/status/107475083672559616>
**** Razor Close Fight Between Dr Tony Tan And Dr Tan Cheng Bock <http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1/Story/STIStory_706627.html>
Aaron Low, Straits Times
Based on unconfirmed reports streaming in from the counting centres, Dr Tan Cheng Bock holds the slight edge over Dr Tony Tan, bolstered by a strong showing in counting centres in the West.
**** Less Than 1 Per Cent Of Total Votes Separate Tony Tan And Tan Cheng Bock. Tan Cheng Bock Wins In Vote Counts In Yio Chu Kang. Tan Jee Say Is Out Of The Race. <http://www.facebook.com/theonlinecitizen/posts/10150353481596383>
The Online Citizen
**** With 60%+ Of The Vote Counted, Tan Cheng Bock Is Still Leading By "2-plus Per Cent", According To His Right Hand Man <https://twitter.com/#!/TODAYonline/status/107484808585814016>
**** Update- 2% + Still In Tan Cheng Bock's Favour - No Recount Yet <https://twitter.com/#!/YahooSG/status/107484592516251648>
**** Reporters Outside Elec Depart Say They Hear About Possibility Of Recount From #Sgpresident #Sgselections Candidate TCB's Campaign Members. <https://twitter.com/#!/cnalatest/status/107486761407619073>
**** Official Statement From Election Dept: It's Gone To A Recount <https://twitter.com/#!/TODAYonline/status/107501112294248451>
**** Speculation: Dr Tan Cheng Bock Has Asked For A Recount. <https://twitter.com/#!/tocsg/status/107502242705317889>
The Online Citizen
**** Dr Tony Tan Elected Singapore's 7th President <http://pe.channelnewsasia.com/stories/elections2/view/1082146/1/PE-Dr-Tony-Tan-elected-Singapores-7th-President>
Dr Tony Tan has been elected Singapore's seventh President, winning by a 0.34 per cent margin, or 7,269 votes. He secured 744,397 or 35.19 per cent of total valid votes, while Dr Tan Cheng Bock received 737,128 or 34.85 per cent of the valid votes.
Announcing the results, Returning Officer Yam Ah Mee said the local votes counted are conclusive and that the overseas votes will not affect the results of the election.
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