About Download Squad
Download Squad is part of the industry powerhouse Weblogs, Inc. network, and is affiliated with the AOL Tech family of sites. A sister to other popular WIN sites like Engadget, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Switched and Joystiq, Download Squad's primary editorial mission is to seek out the best in tools, utilities and applications, browser add-ons, distractions, time-wasters and other facets of your digital lifestyle.
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Lee blogs from the middle of nowhere - north of the 56th parallel in scenic Manitoba, Canada. He's been repairing computers since 1993, when he provided support for an Amiga lab and helped IBM roll out an ultra-high tech token ring network at his high school. Today, he's known locally as "the computer guy" and spends his days pulling his hair out whilst repeatedly removing the same trojans from the same computers over, and over, and over...
Based in the middle of no where, England, Sebastian finds his lonely, friendless-hobo existence to provide the perfect vantage point for bias-free, objective opinionation. A gamer and engineer since a very young age (he famously took a VHS machine apart at the age of 18 months, and later started a school bus at 24 months), he not only likes to tear things to pieces, he also likes to find out what makes things tick. He also travels, enjoys theatre and live music, sells his own fine-art photographs to make a living and -- despite popular consensus, and his dark, grizzly visage -- he is actually quite young.
Jay is another name for the common American freelance writer (Scriptus americanus). Native to Seattle, WA, Jay is a natural predator for topics including software (mostly OS X and iPhone), comics, pop music and productivity. Jay is among the most recognizable and popular of the blogging world's charismatic megafauna. Jay's range extends from Download Squad to Twitter, as far north as Geek Monthly magazine and as far south as the interviews section of Suicide Girls. Hunting of Jay is restricted in most countries, and selling of Jay parts is illegal under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
With London Town as his humble abode, Samuel fights the good fight against the evils of microbial disease by day and covers all manner of technological beasts by night. From a plethora of gadgets, games, and other fun things, to Web technologies and services, Samuel’s used, talked, ‘casted and written about them all. As a Brit, he often has a slightly jaded view of the world and, of course, loves to moan about the weather.
A technical writer for Tibbo Technology by day, Erez is obsessed with customizing anything and everything. After years of using Litestep and Blackbox, switching to a custom keyboard layout (Colemak), extending Word and Excel with elaborate VBA, losing weight with an AutoHotkey script he developed and spending countless hours tweaking Foobar2000 to get it to look "just right", Erez decided the time has come to try and share some of this obsession with the world at large.
- Google optimizes web versions of Play Movies and Music for Chromecast
- Twitter changes how 'block' works, makes it more of a mute button
- Bing broadens Snapshot to include TED Talks, famous speeches and more straight from the results page
- PMD's Nimble UX platform gives computers super accurate touchless gesture controls