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All U.S. Android phones may get an update to OS 2.1 soon (Download Squad)

Mar 1st 2010 6:26PM Excellent. I have the Droid and currently have version 2.01. Everything’s going pretty well, but I’m a little disappointed in the GMail app, so I’ll be happy to have another update. I've gone through it once before, as it came with version 2.0, so I know the process is easy enough when it's ready, but I am a little worried about having another bad experience. The day before it happened last time, my phone went complete crazy.

Simply put, it was completely unusable. I would click on something and it would literally take a few minutes to react. It was a day I had to work from home and make a few calls, so it was very frustrating. I remember finally being able to call my boss at one point, and as soon as we got off the call, my phone dialed her back. I couldn't do anything but yank the battery out to end it. I can’t tell you how many times that day I rebooted, but it never worked. It was basically a nice-looking brick. I even left it off for long stretches with the battery pulled to no avail.

The next morning, it was a little more responsive, but still not back to normal. Shortly after waking up, though, I got the message asking me to update (although, I remember it being a big popup on the screen - not in the notification bar), so I did it right away. I don’t remember exactly how long it took, but it was well worth it because it’s been great since.

The only real issue I have with the Droid is that the volume occasionally turns itself on. The icon still shows vibrate and no matter what I do with the settings, it makes noise for phone calls and text messages. Of course, this only happens when I’m at work and since I work in an office, it’s embarrassing. The only way I can stop it is by rebooting. It’s possible I have a bad app causing it, but I haven’t been able to figure that out.

First zero day exploit hits Firefox 3.6 (Download Squad)

Feb 22nd 2010 3:35PM "The recently discovered exploit could let an attacker take control of your PC."

I'm sorry, but that sounds incredibly scary. Can that please be patched pretty quickly - maybe just a little sooner than immediately?

On a side note, can I assume the memory leak has finally been plugged? I've been using Chromium for months now because... well, it's just so fast... and I'm really not losing functionality anymore.

I'm really starting to wonder when Firefox is going to entice me to come back.

Google Earth for Android now available in the Android Market (Download Squad)

Feb 22nd 2010 2:36PM I did a search and can't find it in the Marketplace. Is the name of it simply 'Google Earth?'

TAT Home adds a lot of eye candy, a little utility to Google Android (Download Squad)

Feb 19th 2010 1:18PM Wow, that looks amazing. It could easily be the first app I'd ever pay money for.

Where did Google Chrome's pinned tabs go? (Download Squad)

Feb 5th 2010 1:27PM Thanks, Lee.

To be completely honest, I haven't really played with the phantom tabs thing, so I can't say whether it does or not. I've noticed that when I close my pinned tabs, they don't actually go away... the tab is invisible, but the favicon stays there and if click on it, the page reloads. If I close it a second time (instead of clicking on it to reload the page), it goes away. I guess I understand the purpose, but I'm not sure why it would be better than bookmarking a site if I need to access it later, but don't want to pin it.

I will admit that I always thought Chrome felt like a better fit for Windows 7, maybe because it feels like a simpler browser and Windows 7 has a very simple feel to it. To me, Firefox has a bulky and slightly dated feel to it, and I feel like that goes perfectly with Windows XP (though I'm currently using Chromium on my work PC with XP as well).

Since I probably haven't noticed all of the functionality yet, What is it specifically about the tabstrip that feels like the Windows 7 taskbar?

Where did Google Chrome's pinned tabs go? (Download Squad)

Feb 5th 2010 11:31AM Holy crap, I'm famous! Wow. Thanks for pointing this out, though, Lee.

In the comments on that project page, one of the developers replied to us a little while ago and let us know that they are actually bringing pinned tabs back. Yay!

216, yes - this an issue with the newer nightly builds of Chromium.

Saint Seminole, a pinned tab not only moves to the left, but the size also shrinks to about the 5th of the size and just shows the favicon, so it doesn't get in the way of my regular browsing. I use this as work because I want to have my email open, online radio playing, and my Google homepage showing at all times, but I don't want it to interfere by taking up a good chunk of my tab bar space.

Ben, I have the 5.0.315.0 (37836) build and I also have the phantom tabs. As I mentioned elsewhere, I've intentionally not upgraded because I still have some of the pinned tab feature.

Apple orders Android mention scrubbed from App Store (Download Squad)

Feb 4th 2010 1:40PM That's some BS. There's no other way to put it.

The funny thing is that I continue to find plenty of apps on my Droid that reference the iPhone. I sure hope Google doesn't stoop to their level and pull the same crap.

Install0us, pirated iPhone app installer is shutting down (Download Squad)

Feb 4th 2010 1:28PM Yeah, Jason, along the lines of what Duck was hinting at, your terminology is a little bass ackwards. You can't steal software if the person who's being "robbed" still has it afterwards. Regardless of your personal feelings about piracy or copyright infringement, "stealing" and "theft" are simply the wrong words to use. They imply that something has not only been taken, but physically taken away from the victim.

It's also worth noting that a pirated copy does not equal a lost sale. True, it doesn't mean it *doesn't* equal a lost sale, but there's no way to measure that. Many people who pirate something swear they wouldn't buy it otherwise and I don't see how anyone else could say that's not true.

Google Chrome dev channel hits v5 in less than two years (Download Squad)

Feb 4th 2010 1:10PM Unfortunately, the newer builds have removed a very good feature - pinned tabs. There has been a lot of dialog about it (which I've been part of) on the project page, so rather than try to summarize it, I'll just provide this link:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=32845

The one thing I will point out is that there was still one small piece of the feature 'pin tab' left in - drag to pin tab' - in the last few days, but that too has been removed.

Notepad GNU is Windows Notepad on steroids (Download Squad)

Dec 30th 2009 7:36PM I love Notepad2. I use it all the time.

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