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**** Switch Your iWeb Site To A Mac-friendly Web Host ****
Joe Kissell, Macworld
**** Microsoft Detects New Malware Targeting Apple Computers ****
Jeremy Kirk, Computerworld
> Microsoft has detected a new piece of malware targeting Apple OS X computers that exploits a vulnerability in the Office productivity suite patched nearly three years ago.
> The security update that Microsoft released in June 2009, MS09-027, addressed two vulnerabilities that could be used by an attacker to gain remote control over a machine and run other code. Both vulnerabilities could be exploited with a specially-crafted Word document.
**** FileMaker Go 12 Review ****
William Porter, Macworld UK
**** 11.13 And The Dropbox SDK ****
Federico Viticci, MacStories
> As iOS apps become increasingly connected with third-party services and APIs, itâs going to be difficult for developers to keep track of websites and login pages that may or may not contain purchase mechanisms Apple doesnât like.
**** Apple: The Power And The Profit Behind âSimpleâ ****
Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times
**** Apple Rejecting Applications Which Use Dropbox. The Horror. ****
> Reason for rejection is the fact that if the user does not have Dropbox application installed then the linking authorization is done through Safari (as per latest SDK).
> Once the user is in Safari it is possible for the user to click "Desktop version" and navigate to a place on Dropbox site where it is possible to purchase additional space.
> Apple views this as "sending user to an additional purchase" which is against rules.
**** No Man Is An iLand ****
Ryan Stump, PocketNext
> As I look past the horizon, I see more and more developers catering to the diverse audience of mobile gamers and creating more opportunities for gamers like me to lose themselves in beautifully crafted worlds of substance.
**** Apple Reminds iWork.com Users Of Impending Closure ****
Topher Kessler, CNET
> Apple's decision to shutter iWork.com comes after its transition of its MobileMe service to iCloud, which provides an online syncing and storage option that is system-wide and usable by any program designed for it, and not only for a specific suite of tools.
**** Confused By The eBook Lawsuit? So Is Everyone Else. ****
Peter Osnos, The Atlantic
**** Apple Updates iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand For iOS ****
Mike Schramm, Michael Grothaus
**** Seamless Transitions Your Music From Mac To iOS Effortlessly ****
Serenity Caldwell, Macworld
> Seamless allows you to easily transition a song, podcast, or audiobook mid-play from your Mac to an iOS device, and vice versa. The Mac and iOS apps even coordinate fades on each device, bringing the volume of âDonât Stop Believinââ down on your Mac as it cranks up the volume on your iPhone.
**** Web Journey Complete, FT Switching Off iOS App ****
Robert Andrews, PaidContent
> The Financial Times is preparing to kill off its iPad and iPhone app for good, signalling its final conversion from executable-app to web-app publishing.
**** Inkling Launches Frommerâs Travel Guides For iPhone And iPad ****
Laura Hazard Owen, PaidContent
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Microsoft's Smart House ****
David Zax, Technology Review
**** Against Chairs ****
Colin McSwiggen, Jacobin
> I hate to piss on the party, but chairs suck. All of them. No designer has ever made a good chair, because it is impossible.
**** If Peas Can Talk, Should We Eat Them? ****
Michael Marder, New York Times
> Imagine a being capable of processing, remembering and sharing information â a being with potentialities proper to it and inhabiting a world of its own. Given this brief description, most of us will think of a human person, some will associate it with an animal, and virtually no oneâs imagination will conjure up a plant.
**** Mysteries Of Oslo ****
John Bolton, The Weekly Standard
> The Nobel Peace Prize is the worldâs most prestigious award, as Jay Nordlinger argues in this erudite and insightful history. He has written not only the go-to reference book for the prize and its laureates but also an important philosophical reflection on the nature of âpeaceâ in modern times.
**** Variations (For Three Old Saws) ****
Stephen Yenser, Slate
**** What Singapore Can Teach Us ****
Matt Miller, Washington Post
> But the big thing to take away from the Singapore story thus far is this: While Americans fight endlessly about âbig governmentâ vs. âsmall governmentâ yet do nothing to meet our biggest challenges, Singapore has ignored ideological claptrap and focused relentlessly on what works. Its low-tax, business-friendly environment is matched with major government activism in education, health care, infrastructure and housing.
> Singapore thus stands as the leading modern example of how government as pragmatic problem-solver can dramatically improve peopleâs lives. This ethos has virtually disappeared from U.S. governance at the national level. Liberals are wrong to ignore Singaporeâs progressive achievements because of its (rightly criticized) shortcomings on civil liberties. Conservatives are wrong to miss the lessons of Singaporeâs activist, hyper-competent government.
**** Singapore Developersâ Tactics Over ABSD Could Lead To Intervention ****
> Regulatorsâ eyebrows are now raised and may have to intervene in this new tactic deployed by developers to increase property sales, crippled by ABSD. Reimbursement of the stamp duty from developer to purchaser has caused concern over the possible distortion of property and loan values.
**** Are People âAfraidâ To Speak Up Against Xenophobia? ****
Choo Zheng Xi, InSing.com
> It is perfectly possible to criticize government immigration policies without having to stoke xenophobic sentiment.
**** Honour System Can Work - Within Limits ****
Irwin Clement Chung, Straits Times
> A good 80 per cent of those patients could well have told me their diagnoses outright, and a similar number would probably have enough medication, or were capable of buying some over the counter, for their ailments; they just needed the all-powerful medical certificate (MC). Imagine how many truly ill people I could have attended to instead.
If the Ministry of Health seriously want to reduce the cost of healthcare, reducing the need for a Medical Certificate (M.C) for minor illness is a very good first step.
**** URA Establishes Rail Corridor Partnership ****
> The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has established a Rail Corridor Partnership to look into the programming and promotion of community activities along the Rail Corridor.
**** No Standard Procedures Were In Place For SMRT Tunnel Checks ****
Olivia Siong, Chnnel NewsAsia
**** May Day May Day! New Vision Desperately Needed! ****
> I am tired of the lack of vision, the lack of courage to see things anew, to change the old, to discard that which is not working. Where is the courage to think anew? To carve a new path, to light a way through the mist?
> After the GE last year, one might or would have thought that the ruling party has received the message loud and clear. Yet, here we are â being dished the same message. âWe will take care of the low income!â A message I have heard for more than a decade â which is also the same length of time the low incomeâs wages have been stagnant.
> At the end of the day, however, governments donât change â unless the people push it to. And I am afraid that the little hope that I had, after the GE, of the government having more courage and to set a new path into the future, is quickly dissipating.
**** S'pore To Be Second Biggest Gaming Destination After Macau ****
Thomas Cho, Chnnel NewsAsia
> Analysts are confident that after Marina Bay Sands (MBS) strong numbers, gross gaming revenue from the two local integrated resorts may overtake Las Vegas Strip by end of this year.
**** Geeks Just Wanna Have Fun ****
Joshua Ng, Poskod.sg
**** Ho-hum Months Ahead For The Services Sector ****
Singapore Business Review
**** Inflation Impacts Only A Minority In Singapore ****
Singapore Business Review
> MAS reiterates that inflation has little effect on those that own homes and do not pay rent, and those that are not new car buyers.
**** The SDP May Day Rally: Four Afterthoughts ****
Kwan Jin Yao, Guanyinmiao's Musings
**** .. MRT Excuse Chit ... Not Shit Ah !! My Review Of Trainstopping ****
My Take On Singapore Theatre & Stuff
**** PM Leeâs Labour Day Message To Me â Work Harder To Get Pay Raise ****
Why Must Like That One?
> Wages have been stagnating for the past 10 years, yet our GDP has increased. The very ones who contributed to success have not been able to partake of the fruits of their labour.
**** Low Wages But High Inflation ****
Musings From The Lion City
> Frankly, having high wages does not equal high inflation but for all the talk by the PM of how higher wages would cause higher inflation, having that problem is still far better than what Singapore currently have. Low wages; high inflation!
**** James Gomez: PAP Is In Policy Inertia ****
Kumaran Pillai, The Online Citizen
> When asked about PAP's asset enhancement policy, Gomez said categorically and with no reservations that "the fundamental obstacle to PAP's patchwork effort to address policy challenges is its own inability to move out its old policy framework to address the contemporary issues facing Singaporeans."
**** Do More To Help Low-wage Workers, Says Employer Group ****
Toh Yong Chuan, Straits Times
> Wage guidelines set by the National Wages Council (NWC) to help low-wage earners may not be enough, an employers' group said, and suggested that firms do more for this group of workers.
**** Jetties At Seletar Being Made Safe - And Legal ****
Jose Hong, Straits Times
> The owners of the illegal jetties off the eastern corner of the Lower Seletar Reservoir Dam are making their structures safe - and legal.
This is a good way to solve problems. Provide solutions, not just ban stuff.
**** The Breaking Of Singapore's Economy ****
A Singaporean In Australia
> What happens next? The problem with artificial demand is that this demand is not within our control. Foreigners can leave the country in doves in the next financial crisis, for better job opportunities elsewhere or go home when circumstances in their own country improves or leave when there are general push factors. They do not have a sense of belonging, obligation or loyalty to Singapore. Our increasingly xenophobic locals are not helping. The signs are aligning for a perfect storm, waiting for a single spark to start it all.
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**** Break COV Down Or Abolish It, HDB ****
Tan Chun Meng, Today
> Location should not be factored in, as it is computed in the valuation. Neither should the level the unit is located on, as this is also in the valuation.
> It would be best if the HDB abolishes COV, as a valuation is a valuation. Why must a HDB resale flat buyer pay cash on top of this, especially when the housing loan is based on the valuation? The public should pay what a flat is worth.
**** Give Citizens Priority In COE Bidding ****
Ong Tiong Meng, Today
> I propose that Categories A and B be restricted to citizens and the Open category be open to everyone.
> This could cure our COE inflation, just as the additional buyer's stamp duty did to retard inflation in private home prices.
I seriously doubt that COE prices are driven up by non-Singaporeans.
**** In Focus: Vincent Wijeysingha ****
Kumaran Pillai, The Online Citizen
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