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Flickr Schedulr lets you create an automated queue of uploads to Flickr (Download Squad)

Nov 8th 2010 10:21AM it's all about garnering exposure, and thus accruing views and comments

Shamelessly grubbing for views / comments is a disease on Flickr. There are hundreds of "Post 1 / Comment 5" groups that exist for no other reason than to game the system and get that photo of your cat onto the "Explore" page.

It's not at all unusual to see someone post a single photo to 50 or more groups.

Lookout's App Genome Project warns about sketchy apps you may have already downloaded (Engadget)

Jul 29th 2010 8:26AM More than once I have decided not to install and app based the warnings Android provides.

Solar Impulse begins 24-hour test flight, lets you watch the whole thing live (Engadget)

Jul 7th 2010 9:42AM @stoffer
Don't gliders require a big gas burning - exhaust belching plane to tow them up to altitude before they begin their eco-friendly gliding?

Starbucks sets its own Independence Day: free WiFi for all starting July 1st (Engadget)

Jun 14th 2010 10:35PM @paulodourado

Painting all Starbucks customers as a bunch of collar popping hipster douche bags stopped making sense around 2002. Starbucks has been infiltrated by the Dunkin Donuts set. You are more likely to see cops, soccer mom's, old people and sadly, children as you are to see some morose skinny jeans guy tapping a screenplay into his MacBook.

Microsoft: no more Windows XP on new netbooks after October 22, really (Engadget)

Jun 11th 2010 7:06PM @R2 D2

I'm so happy I made it to Windows 7 without ever owning a Vista machine. My old Compaq Presario P4 laptop I bought in 2005 is being held together with duct tape, hasn't seen a battery since 2007 and is on it's third hard drive but we made it.

Will go laptop shopping when the back to school deals come out at the end of the summer.

Verizon's V CAST Video for Android now available, runs $10 a month (Engadget)

Jun 7th 2010 8:46AM Between Cable TV, my home internet and my cellphone I am paying $400.00 a month for access to information. I simply am not going to pay anymore. Verizon could give me 200 HD channels on my phone for $10.00 a month and I wouldn't take it.

Verizon is really missing the boat on Android. The few apps it has put out are all buggy or just generally suck. The Visual Voicemail app they built for the Droid cannot even check phone numbers against my address book. This was about the only thing that my LG Voyager (the worst phone I have ever owned) actually did right.

Google adding over-the-air app installation and iTunes streaming to Android (Engadget)

May 21st 2010 8:16AM @Ted S

I have had a bunch of phones that offered bluetooth voice dialing but I have never used it because I don't trust it to call the correct person. I do agree that the Phone part of Android needs more attention.

I have a Moto Droid whiuch I love but I still miss normal speed dial and functional visual voice mail. The visual voicemail app produced by Verizon for the Droid is pretty much useless.

Samsung CL80 will come with three months free Boingo WiFi, oh joy (Engadget)

May 13th 2010 5:17PM Samsung must have let the Marketing Weasels drive the bus for a while.

I travel nearly constantly and take hundreds of photos a month. Nobody is a better target consumer for an internet connected camera than me. I would not pay $8.00 a month for "camera connectivity" if I had Bill Gates money.

NPD: 75 percent of US iPhone, iPod touch users download content, other 25 percent think Opera Mini is a tiny concert (Engadget)

May 5th 2010 8:59AM I guess my girlfriend is part of the other 25%. She has had her iPhone for a year and has not downloaded a single app and has no music on the phone. She insists on continuing to use her beat up iPod Nano for music.

Facebook revenue estimated at $1 billion; we're not surprised (Download Squad)

Mar 4th 2010 9:05AM I knew Facebook was in trouble when my 65 year old neighbor asked me to help her setup an account so she could communicate with her granddaughter at university. The woman actually bought a computer and internet access for this reason only.

College students built Facebook and they will soon build something else they can use to talk to their friends about who they hooked up with last night without grandma seeing it too.