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**** How To Play The Best Games On A Mac <http://www.geek.com/articles/games/how-to-play-the-best-games-on-a-mac-20111226/>
Will Shanklin, Geek.com
With the gargantuan popularity of Appleâs iOS devices, many long-time Windows users are making the switch and buying Macs. If youâre new to Mac OS X, youâll probably be immediately happy with how smooth, intuitive, and attractive the UI is. You may not, however, be so happy with Mac gaming. While itâs been improving lately, gaming has long been OS Xâs Achillesâ heel. Weâve compiled a few tips to help you to rise above those limitations.
**** Report: Phishing Attack Targets Apple Customers <http://www.macworld.com/article/164527/2011/12/report_phishing_attack_targets_apple_customers.html>
Jason Snell, Macworld
A âvast phishing attackâ that attempts to capture the credit card information of Apple customers was launched on Christmas day, according to a report from Mac security-software company Intego.
**** How To Use Your Mac As A Wireless Router <http://www.macinstruct.com/node/118>
Did you know that you can turn your Mac into a wireless router for your home or office?
**** How To Download YouTube Videos Using Safari Or Firefox <http://www.macworld.com/article/164336/2011/12/how_to_download_youtube_videos_using_safari_or_firefox.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Christopher Breen, Macworld
Press Command-Option-A to produce Safariâs Activity window. In this window youâll see the name of the video followed by the word YouTube. In the list of links below look for an entry of several megabytes that appears to be loading. Option-double-click on it and it will download to your Mac as an flv file. As mentioned earlier, you can then play this file with a third-party tool. Unfortunately, you canât download MPEG-4 files using this method. For those files, turn to Firefox or a third-party tool.
**** Sandboxing The PubSub Framework <http://basil-salad.com/wp/kitchen/sandboxing-pubsub-framework/?utm_campaign=HackerNews_111227&utm_source=HackerNews&utm_medium=HackerNewsPost>
Basil Salad Software
**** Life After iWeb: The State Of Web Design On The Mac <http://www.macworld.com/article/163747/2011/12/life_after_iweb_the_state_of_web_design_on_the_mac.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Adam Berenstain, Macworld
Whether youâre looking for an easy-to-use iWeb replacement or a more sophisticated program with more powerful features for you and your siteâs visitors, a host of applications is available for every skill level and budget. Here are some of the highlights and how current iWeb users could find them useful.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** "Wikipedia Of Maps" Challenges Google <http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/27443/?ref=rss>
Christopher Mims, Technology Review
OpenStreetMap is exactly what its name implies -- a wiki of maps and location data to which anyone can contribute, just like Wikipedia. With the help of some deep-pocketed boosters, including MapQuest and Microsoft, it's suddenly a legitimate challenger to the hegemony of Maps.Google.Com.
**** Navigating Love And Autism <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/us/navigating-love-and-autism.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all>
Amy Harmon, New York Times
Yet as they reach adulthood, the overarching quest of many in this first generation to be identified with Asperger syndrome is the same as many of their nonautistic peers: to find someone to love who will love them back.
**** New Strategies Needed After Singaporeâs Latest Property Curbs <http://www.thesundaily.my/news/249359>
Eva Yeong, The Sun
Malaysian property developers with projects in Singapore will have to rethink their strategy, including selling more to Singaporeans, after the island nation came out with a new ruling on additional tax for foreign buyers early this month, said Ho Chin Soon Research Sdn Bhd director Ho Chin Soon.
"There is a big effect because for the top brands (of Malaysian property developers) who are there, the buyers are mostly Malaysian buyers who follow their brand. Malaysian developers with projects there now need to change their strategy and sell to Singaporeans," he said.
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**** Are We Living Life To The Fullest? <http://niuniubabe.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/are-we-living-life-to-the-fullest/>
**** Is MOE Encouraging The Spread Of STD? <http://unrefinedthoughts.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/is-moe-encouraging-the-spread-of-std/>
Some Unrefined Thoughts
**** STB Studying Makeover Options For Haw Par Villa <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_749051.html>
**** Singapore's National Security: Rhetoric Vs Reality <http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5086-singapores-national-security-rhetoric-vs-reality>
Singapore Democratic Party
Nothing seems to have been learned from past failures. When Mas Selamat escaped, Mr Lee Kuan Yew blamed the complancency of Singaporeans. When broke in to a train depot and sprayed graffiti on the trains, it was the SMRT management that did not provide security. Now the confusion stemming from the breakdown of train services is blamed on the employees' lack of proficiency in English.
The political culture within the PAP is one of not accepting responsibility. More dangerously, those in charge continue to spend heavily on commercials that impress our senses but, in reality, does little more.
**** My Six O'Clock Project <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-six-oclock-project.html>
Gilbert Koh, Mr Wang Says So
**** Cut Your Losses: Temasek May Be Selling Off NIB Bank To Chinese Bank <http://tribune.com.pk/story/312366/cut-your-losses-temasek-may-be-selling-off-nib-bank-to-chinese-bank/>
Farooq Tirmizi, The Express Tribune
Temasek certainly has reason to be unhappy. The Singaporean state-owned institutional investor has ploughed about $540 million into NIB Bank and has thus far seen the bank make close to $400 million in losses. At the close of trading on Wednesday, NIB Bank had a total market capitalisation of approximately $154 million, which values Temasekâs 74% holding (through its subsidiary Bugis Investments) at $114 million.
**** 1 In 3 PRs Quit NS: How Many Still In Sâpore? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/12/1-in-3-prs-quit-ns-how-many-still-in-spore/>
Leong Sze Hian, The Online Citizen
How many renouncers never left Singapore, as the above letter by Sreedharan Sechachalam seems to suggest? â If ârenouncers (who) were admitted to the National University of Singaporeâs highly competitive medical school, to which, every year, some straight-As Singaporean students fail to gain admissionâ, does it mean that they never left Singapore in the first place?
**** Moving Beyond The Fear <http://andrewlohhp.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/moving-beyond-the-fear/>
**** School Bus Fees Won't Be Raised <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1173561/1/.html>
Lip Kwok Wai, Channel NewsAsia
School bus insurance premiums may have doubled in the past two years but bus operators told Channel NewsAsia they will absorb the extra costs, and maintain fares at the current level, due to the gloomy economic outlook next year.
**** Government Fail: Doesnât Understand What Young People Want <http://newnation.sg/2011/12/government-fail-doesnt-understand-what-young-people-want/>
Belmont Lay, New Nation
Therefore, they should consider leaving *SCAPE in private hands.
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