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Mimzy

Member since: Aug 3rd, 2007

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Microsoft OneNote for iOS now available, lets you create and edit notes on the go (Download Squad)

Jan 18th 2011 5:23PM Correction. This is not an "iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" app. It's an iPhone and iPod touch app. As usual, developers have ignored one of those important markets.

Bye-bye, Lala: Apple-owned streaming service to shut down (TUAW.com)

May 1st 2010 1:22PM Question--is there an email address I can contact Apple at? I want to give them a piece of my mind. It's not that I actually think it will change anything, but they should know what their customers think. Their website only has specific support channels for products and stuff like that, so I'm trying to find a general email address.

Download every Sports Illustrated 2010 swimsuit photo with a Perl script (Download Squad)

Feb 12th 2010 1:43PM Why on earth does everyone keep telling Sebastian not to post stuff like this? It's tech-related, first of all, and second, it's his damn blog. If you don't like it, don't read it. Or even better, get off your high horse and admit that some people like looking at women in swimsuits, and that's okay.

Facebook 'doppelganger' craze is illegal (Download Squad)

Feb 3rd 2010 12:27PM Is it bitchy to hope that the copyright holders DO submit complaints about this?

I'm so damn tired of not seeing anyone's ACTUAL profile picture anymore. It makes it really hard to meet up with fellow classmates and such.

How much are you willing to pay for eBooks? (Macmillan wants $15) (Download Squad)

Feb 1st 2010 5:26PM I think this is ridiculous. When I pay $15 or $20 for a physical book, I'm not just paying for the writing and the ideas in it--I'm also paying for something I can highlight and fold pages in, lend to friends, decorate my bookshelf with, take anywhere I want, not worry about theft, and keep forever. I'm also paying for something with unlimited battery life.

An ebook, on the other hand, is something I'd buy for no reason other than that I can't get ahold of the physical book, or I want it right now. $15 is too much to pay for convenience. I'd pay $5.

'Five minutes of silence for Haiti' goes viral on Facebook... and fails on so many levels (Download Squad)

Jan 20th 2010 5:04PM Nice article. But at least THIS particular variety of slacktivism actually reminds people of Haiti--not so much certain other kinds.

For instance, there was a Facebook event called "Wear Red for Haiti." This is supposed to "spread awareness" and "increase donations" somehow. Let's think about how stupid this is. If you see someone wearing red, why on earth would you suddenly walk up to that person and be like, "Hey, why are you wearing red?" and thus give them the opportunity to spread awareness of Haiti to you? I mean, that's not any more likely to happen than walking up to someone on ANY day and asking them why they're wearing blue or yellow or whatever else they happen to be wearing.

Even on the off chance that enough people wear red that anyone would actually notice that LOTS of people are doing it, they'd probably just assume that Ohio State (or whichever the closest state university with red in their school colors is) has a big basketball game that day or something (and, hell, they probably do).

Okay, rant over. :)

The Age of Privacy is NOT over (Download Squad)

Jan 11th 2010 2:19PM @The_Doc: "But no one would read an article entitled: Facebook's Zuckerberg Says People Aren't As Worried About Posting Personal Info on the Net as They Used to be'."

You are entirely correct here. However, that's not an excuse to put words into somebody's mouth and mislead readers. If the author of that blog post has problems getting readers WITHOUT deceptive headlines, maybe he shouldn't be a blogger.

Facebook demands social suicides cease and desist (Download Squad)

Dec 30th 2009 12:43PM Nothing's WRONG with Fox, per se. I get my news from it sometimes. But, as a conservative news outlet, it does tend to be unnecessarily paranoid about everything new. That's why I like to get news from some conservative outlets and some liberal ones.

But a blog about technology, in my opinion, should not--CANNOT, really--share this paranoia. Technology is new. That's the point. Why write about technology if you're clearly terrified of it?

Facebook demands social suicides cease and desist (Download Squad)

Dec 30th 2009 12:30PM A POLICE STATE?

I'm sorry, but I just can't take this blog seriously anymore. If I wanted blind paranoia, I would read FoxNews.com, not a so-called tech blog.

Want to commit Facebook suicide? No, really, there's an app for that! (Download Squad)

Dec 24th 2009 8:59PM "But it gets worse: I can't imagine why -- really, this smells more than a little nefarious -- but Facebook hates apps or groups that condone social suic-- unfriending."

Really? This doesn't surprise me at all. Of course Facebook provides a way for users to delete their accounts if they so choose, but it's in the best interest of any company to try and discourage people from leaving the service or sabotaging it by "unfriending" people. Facebook needs users in order to function, and it needs those users to have friends on the site. Why should a web app have to do anything BUT "hate" apps and groups that attempt to sabotage it?