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Neoprimal

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Google Chrome changes its logo... again! (pictures) (Download Squad)

Mar 25th 2011 8:19AM I like both and I like the ideas behind each, but If I had to pick one I would pick the new one, just because it's so much simpler and I think that's the best idea to stand behind when you're talking about today's browsers. Not everyone wants simple in a browser, but I do. Of course, the other is shiny and looks like it's made of Chrome so that's pretty cool as well. If they could make a simple icon (vs. 3D looking) with that Chrome, shiny metal looking effect, that would be a perfect meshing of the 2 ideas but I'm no graphics artist so that would probably either be too difficult or just plain ugly.

Google Chrome slated for bloat removal (Download Squad)

Mar 22nd 2011 8:43PM Or offer a separate Chrome download, sort of like Winamp...in pieces.

So a Chrome 'core' which is the browser itself as well as whatever parts are absolutely necessary and then Chrome 'addons' which plug into the core and add functionality like extension support, syncing support, flash/pdf/etc. support so on and so forth.

Don't get me wrong, trimming the fat away is great but as it is I find Chrome pretty efficient (size-wize, memory use, etc.), I am no programmer so I don't know if the binaries are bigger than they have to be, but I just don't want anything to be removed in order to affect Chromes slimdown.

Amazon Appstore for Android hands-on review: Android Market is in trouble (Download Squad)

Mar 22nd 2011 6:56PM Initially I had problems getting Angry Birds Rio. What happened was I attempted getting it through the actual app store app on my phone initially, and that returned with a "purchase failed", and a pop-up asking me to enable one-click purchase every time, I tried it 3 or 4 times. This happened even though I have one-click purchase for mobile already enabled, which btw as a side note MUST be enabled to use the android app store at all.

So I took another approach and did it from Amazon.com. I signed into my Amazon account from my laptop, went into the AAAS (Amazon Android App Store) and purchased it there with 1-click purchase. It then shows up on my invoice as 0.00 and pops up in my AAAS app in my phone where I can download it.

I suspect that the purchase fails inside the app store on some phones because of how the 1-click purchase feature works...it's probably not as refined in the app as it is on Amazon.com yet.

I don't really think the Android Market is in trouble, I think they will go well together. Amazon also doesn't sell their app store apps outside of the U.S right now whereas this is possible from the android app store.

The Tunnel will be the first movie simultaneously released on BitTorrent and DVD (Download Squad)

Mar 18th 2011 9:50PM @CmpsdNoMore

Because legal beats illegal any day - and despite what certain people say or think, copying and sharing dvds and music IS considered stealing.

The Tunnel will be the first movie simultaneously released on BitTorrent and DVD (Download Squad)

Mar 18th 2011 6:18PM "Or perhaps a happy end that will entice more film makers to try such alternative distribution methods?"

While optimistic, I really hope this is what happens. Of course, they should have probably done it with a more high profile project. As, The Tunnel, may have been a Z movie in the first place and so, not represent a result indicative of a movie that interests a majority.

Either way, I too am extremely interested in how this turns out.

Ask DLS: What's your favorite mobile app at the moment? (Download Squad)

Mar 18th 2011 2:17AM I don't have A favourite. There are quite a few that, since getting them I can't see myself doing without - funny how that works, right?

Anyway...Agree with some of what others have posted. Google Voice and Pulse are definitely in my top 10. As well as Teamviewer, Dropbox/Evernote/Box.net/Sugarsync (they count as 1, yes I cheat), then there's Upnplay and Unified Remote, Mixzing/Doubletwist (also count as 1), Keyring...alright, so it's more of a top 20 list to be fair.

Internet Explorer 9 downloaded 2.3 million times in first day; Firefox 3 managed 8 million! (Download Squad)

Mar 16th 2011 5:34PM @Fred

I think he means there's no compelling reason to upgrade, with options like Chrome and FF out there, and while I don't think IE is anywhere close to as integrated into Windows 7 as for example, IE6 was integrated into Windows XP, I do agree that it's good to keep it updated, if only for the fact that it is integrated into WMP and the Office Suite as their browser engine of choice, no matter the default set on your PC.
It's definitely a welcome upgrade for people using IE as their main browser but for those of us on Chrome and FF, I am with Anthony - there's no dire need to upgrade from IE8.

Of course, I'm sure sooner or later it will become a critical update in Windows Update making that point moot.

Mac OS X Lion: the multi-touch offspring of Windows 7 and iOS (Download Squad)

Feb 27th 2011 1:12PM @Sebastian Anthony

LOL!

Rabid, aren't they? I swear SJ sold his soul for customer loyalty.

Mac OS X Lion: the multi-touch offspring of Windows 7 and iOS (Download Squad)

Feb 27th 2011 1:10PM @Sebastian Anthony

I was going to be clever and say "prepare to get eaten by the cubs!"

alas, seems I'm too late. Don't you know that Apple never, ever copies? They "revolutionize" and "improve" current technologies and "innovate" brand new ones (fine print: based on current technologies, albeit with a few changes here and there), otherwise you're an evil writer who's never used their product before.

For the record, I see your points....and yes, I've used/own Snow Leopard, I just don't worship it or Apple.

LastPass XSS vulnerability found, website and browser add-ons affected (updated) (Download Squad)

Feb 27th 2011 12:55PM I don't think it's as bad as you're making it sound. I mean, yes...it's bad that there's a flaw but I don't think there's too much of a reason to recommend an offline pw manager since it takes a few mins to crack one of those if you were to use it in a manner similar to lastpass, ie: not just at your home.

So for example, you could have a laptop with lastpass or you could carry a usb key with keepass and all your passwords, right there in your pocket or bag.
Your real comparison here would be comparing the likelihood of someone targeting lastpass using a website or some kind of viral/malware attack vs. someone stealing your usb key OR you just losing your usb key.

In Lastpass' case, even though the thief would have some very sensitive information - they still wouldn't be able to get into any accounts without your passwords, and those are safe at least, as long as your reminder isn't the password itself or a dead-on clue.
In terms of your USB key, unless you're at LEAST semi knowledgeable to know to use a tool like truecrypt or using a truly secure key like ironkey then "your passwords are belong to them"....so in essence, it's 6 of 1, 1/2 dozen of the other really and I think I'd prefer Lastpass in the end.

I'm glad for the read of the article, but I don't think it's necessary to recommend other pw programs (especially offline ones) over lastpass for this reason.