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Paperless: A solid, easily customizable document manager for OS X (

Mar 7th 2011 1:27PM I prefer to buy from the vendor directly, that way they get full remuneration for their efforts. Why pay Apple a cut just for listing it in their store?

Paperless: A solid, easily customizable document manager for OS X (

Mar 7th 2011 1:25PM I use two MBP, an iPad and a Dell desktop... if it doesn't store my data in the cloud I don't dare use it. I currently user Evernote for data, although it's not ideal for paper documents.

iPhone 4 + Personal Hotspot + Wi-Fi-only iPad: Possible, but with drawbacks (

Mar 7th 2011 1:19PM I have a 3G iPad but never activated the cellular plan. I find I only use it near hotspots. I do have tethering enabled on my iPhone 4 but it tends to run very hot when doing, since the call feature is vital I don't want to risk damaging the phone. Remember when tethering the iPad/MBP charges off the phone as well. And I don't even get the battery life you quote without tethering... even with everything (bluetooth, location etc) turned off. But in a pinch, like a power failure, I can stay connected.

Set an image as your desktop wallpaper in Google Chrome (Download Squad)

Oct 12th 2010 10:53AM I would try this but I think my wallpaper is limited to a grey "Aw, snap!" picture. I've switched back to Firefox 4b6 ;)

This is why you should use Internet Explorer 9 (Download Squad)

Sep 23rd 2010 1:38PM It's a giant leap for Microsoft, but really so much like Chrome... 20 pixels is not a significant departure. While everyone else is going cloud centric why is Microsoft trying to make the experience more like a Windows app? And my taskbar is full with pinned apps... I don't need to try and squeeze browser tabs on there, that's what the browser favorites toolbar is for.

For me it really boils down to extensions. I'm finally getting comfortable with Chrome now that extensions allow me to do everyday tasks. Roboform was a must have. IE9 extensions are almost non existent.

The killer feature of this browser is really the awesome integration of developer tools - F12... surprised you didn't mention it.

Internet Explorer 9 interface streamlined, brings unified address and search bar, speed dial (Download Squad)

Sep 16th 2010 6:34PM the similarity to Chrome is only an affirmation that Google knows how to keep it simple. The developer F12 subsystem is awesome. The system integration for speed is probably what sets this browser apart from the crowd. Wish the speed dial was a little more like Chrome's or Josep del Rio's FF Speed Dial extension where you can set options, pin certain sites etc. Add ons for IE area almost non existent and that's what really makes a browser usable. Chrome has finally got a community of developers churning out extensions. I don't know if IE will ever attract the kind of talent that writes cool stuff and gives it away.

Is Mozilla making a huge mistake by breaking add-ons so badly on Firefox 4? (Download Squad)

Sep 1st 2010 7:45AM Sadly I've moved on to Chrome, its faster than FF 3.6x and more stable. I do occasionally use FF when some javascript doesn't work in Chrome the way it should but for the most part I have the extensions I need available in Chrome now. Mozilla can't expect developers who come up with extensions for free to put their lives on hold to learn the new extension requirements and recode them. There should have been some proxy system, some HAL that extension developers hooked into protecting their extension from updates. Without extensions FF is just another Opera.

3-way hardware-accelerated browser shoot-out: Chrome on top, IE9 just behind and Firefox brings up the rear (video) (Download Squad)

Aug 31st 2010 12:57PM any ideas on how to enable this on Mac OS X? I would think there was some way to toggle settings in a profile xml file or something like that?

CU3ER Flash image gallery V1.0 adds customization utility (Download Squad)

Aug 6th 2010 12:02AM example included with free version fails with security error. maybe Flashloaded will come up with a mimic ;)

Firefox Friday -- "Beta 2 is coming, and it'll break stuff" edition (Download Squad)

Jul 27th 2010 6:58PM Why can't the developers at Mozilla find a way to connect extensions through a proxy or HAL so upgrades don't keep breaking extensions? If I didn't need extensions I would use Opera 9 or Chrome which are much faster. Since most extensions are free we can't expect extension developers to continue actively updating these once they have released them in the wild just because the kids at Mozilla have changed something under the hood.