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Gmail now with display ads, just like Hotmail and Yahoo (Download Squad)

Jan 29th 2011 3:19AM AdBlock is no solution to me. I can tolerate this rubbish on emails I receive (and of course AdBlock can help...!) but appending ads to mail I SEND?


Haiku Hero helps you find your inner poet -- Time-Waster (Download Squad)

Nov 11th 2010 4:14PM I sat down to try
but it quickly pissed me off.
So I browsed Reddit.

Apple plans software fix for iPhone 4 reception problems (Download Squad)

Jun 28th 2010 7:38AM I'm so not convinced by this issue. Certainly my iP4 has reception issues, but deliberately covering the antenna in various places makes no difference.

The most effective (albeit irritating) workaround for phone reception is to turn off 3G. I'm not saying this is a feature (!), but have never managed to reproduce the antenna problem that everyone is posting about.

Windows tip: Use the built-in calculator for date calculations (Download Squad)

Jun 15th 2010 1:47AM Discovered this last week. I feel ridiculous pointing it out, but the gentle zooming in and out as you select your dates is just lovely.

It's Quit Facebook Day, are you in or out? (Download Squad)

May 31st 2010 10:14AM I jumped. If facebook worked reasonably reliably I could almost (ALMOST) tolerate the frank and unapologetic incremental erosion of my privacy. However, it sucks, so I'm gone.

Mental note to actually call some friends occasionally instead.

Connect bands and artists using Six Degrees of Black Sabbath (Download Squad)

May 27th 2010 7:35AM Path from Napalm Death to King's College Choir, Cambridge in 7 steps

Clementine is an attractively simple music player and organizer (Download Squad)

May 17th 2010 12:02PM The killer feature for me in any media player is loading THE WHOLE TRACK before playing it to prevent hangs. Even the glorious foobar needs some moderately technical fiddling to make it do that.

Nudge, nudge! Facebook wants to be your homepage (Download Squad)

May 6th 2010 10:36AM Tell us how! I'd jump from facebook in a flash if there was another way to keep occasional contact with distant acquantances without having to, you know, actually call them or anything, cos that's where I fall down.

ANYTHING that lets me do that without selling my soul to fb would be snapped up eagerly.

Facebook pre-approves other websites to access your personal info (Download Squad)

Mar 29th 2010 12:55PM It gets worse:

"In the future, all notifications of proposed changes will come through the Facebook Site Governance Page. To receive future updates to Facebook's site governance documents, become a fan of the Page."

So you won't even hear about future facerapes unless you become a fan of the page.