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Corel VideoStudio X4 giveaway (Download Squad)

Feb 22nd 2011 8:35PM And it just so happens that I'm in the market.

Also, your link to the review doesn't work. Here's the correct link:


Google joins the privacy fray, offers up extension that blacklists tracking cookies (Download Squad)

Jan 25th 2011 2:20AM @Pete Actually, blocking third-party cookies without exception has not given me any noticeable problems thus far. I do remember a few occasions in the past where I had to enable them for certain websites, but the last time I had to do so was well over a year ago.
I don't know how much good this does for me, though, but so far it doesn't seem to have done any harm.

A brief glimpse of Nokia's popularity outside the Western world (Download Squad)

Jan 20th 2011 5:40PM @jef That piece of information certainly changes how the graph looks. I think you ought to note this, Sebastian.

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal will ship with 2D version of Unity for older and weaker computers (Download Squad)

Jan 14th 2011 3:31PM @Aemony I must agree with Iassi, Ubuntu Unity already looks pretty distinctive to me. Going nuts with the interface doesn't make any sense, in ideal or practice. Ideally, the UI should be be useful and intuitive, and while some elements of the Mac and Windows styles are inertia, the aspects you point out are genuinely good designs, which Ubuntu would be foolish to pass up *just* because they originated elsewhere. And in practice, Ubuntu would not want to make it too hard for new users to switch, would it?

In any case, as I said before, Unity *does* already looks very distinctive.

Google Chrome drops H.264 support to focus purely on open technologies like WebM (Download Squad)

Jan 12th 2011 3:51PM @Ryan Flash is already ubiquitous on the web, and any browser that dropped Flash support would just drive its users to other browsers. As such, Google behaves smart and practically by bundling Flash with Chrome, to save users hassle and improve security (by keeping Flash up-to-date automatically).

But since H.264 (in the form of HTML5 video) is not yet entrenched, it is still plausible for Google to persuade the web to adopt open codecs like WebM and Ogg Theora. Thus, Google's actions in this event.

FTC wants to fight cookies with cookies in new "Do Not Track" scheme (Download Squad)

Dec 2nd 2010 7:28PM "Now, if only there were a cookie that could do something about the irony of using a persistent, government-backed cookie to stop the persistent, corporate-marketing cookies."

So, all we need is for some company to offer you a persistent cookie to stop the persistent government cookie that stops persistent corporate-marketing cookies?

Flash sandboxing arrives in Chrome Dev Channel for Windows (Download Squad)

Dec 2nd 2010 7:20PM Or the Canary version (which I assume would has this also), as it also installs separately!


Google Chrome adds option to hide any extension's button (Download Squad)

Nov 25th 2010 4:47PM @SuperSheeep Note that Chrome Canary installs in a separate directory, unlike Beta or Dev, so you're free to download and experiment without messing up your Stable installation, if you wish.

15+ Google Chrome extensions for better privacy control (Download Squad)

Nov 1st 2010 9:34PM I've used both, but didn't notice a compelling reason to choose one over the other. Got any tips?

Google finally admits Street View vehicles collected passwords, promises privacy fixes (Download Squad)

Oct 22nd 2010 9:22PM The cars mapped open wifi access points to GPS data, so that you could use wifi to supplement GPS for location-based services. Google later on discovered that the tool they had been using to catalogue wifi points had also been storing whatever packets of data happened to through them.

This was SERIOUSLY OVERBLOWN by the mainstream media, and by people with no idea how technology works. If Google was out to gather your data (beyond the norm), they have much better ways to do so (and presumably they'd take pains to avoid revealing they were doing so).