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cookiebits

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Hands-on: Pinboard is a great Delicious alternative (Download Squad)

Dec 20th 2010 3:42PM Delibar on the Mac and iPhone works with Pinboard also, which I can highly recommend.

Camino 2.0.6 released, fixes security and stablility bugs (Download Squad)

Nov 17th 2010 4:54PM I remember using the Camino 2 betas years ago. It was pretty cutting edge and kicked ass then. But now it's so far behind in the browser race, it's not funny.

Firefox 4 to ship at the beginning of 2011 (Download Squad)

Oct 27th 2010 10:16PM I was hoping it would be sometime in the next month (which I got from Wikipedia) so I don't have to keep switching between 4.0 beta and 3.6 stable, but I guess if it means it gives them more time to make it awesome, then so be it :)

Instagram photo filter and sharing app for iPhone (Download Squad)

Oct 7th 2010 5:03PM Good point, there is a lot of hype around this app. It might not be revolutionary, but it is a really cool app.

Also I've found that unlike most camera apps, Instagram seems to have a much bigger focus on sharing, rather than it being a side feature or afterthought.

Instagram photo filter and sharing app for iPhone (Download Squad)

Oct 7th 2010 4:52PM Got it as soon as it was available and love it.

Only thing is I wish I could save images without sharing them, or saving the geolocation without making in public, but that's what the built in Camera app and Hipstamatic is for I guess.

Instagram photo filter and sharing app for iPhone (Download Squad)

Oct 7th 2010 4:48PM How is this a flaw?

The idea is to take photos and share them on the web (on their servers), not printed out on an A2 poster. Also smaller images makes for faster post-processing and uploading.

For an app and service that is FREE, you have to admit it's pretty sweet. And if you don't like it, then uninstall it. It's not like you have anything to lose.

Ballmer on iPad: 'they've sold certainly more than I'd like them to have sold' (Engadget)

Jul 30th 2010 12:06AM @rwalrond Woah, chill out dude. Sure I might not be correct, but I am entitled to my own personal opinion.
But since you took the time to write up such a long comment, I'll be polite and reply to it anyway.

"are you a computer programmer?"
No. Unless if you count Javascript and PHP scripting as programming.

"Have you used the Microsoft development tools"
No. A text editor usually does me fine.

"Remember Microsoft is a software company, software isn't always as sexy as hardware."
Microsoft does make some pretty sexy hardware though ;)

"So are you sure Microsoft has had no innovations over the last 10 years?"
Hang on. Firstly, I was talking about Windows as a consumer, not Microsoft in general.
Secondly, when I use Windows 7, I don't see any difference compared when I was using Windows XP almost a decade ago (other than the interfaces).

"Have you done as XAML or Silverlight work?"
I'd prefer to stick to XHTML/HTML5 thanks.

"Do you realize how easy it will be to create a Windows Phone Applications?"
No. Developing native apps isn't my thing.

"Perhaps you need to spend some time over at Channel 9 or the Microsoft Research site and see what neat things are going on in and around Microsoft."
Perhaps I should ;)

"I'm just asking but are you sure there has been no innovations from Microsoft over the last 10 years?"
Why do you keep thinking I'm talking about Microsoft? I think Microsoft are one of the bigger innovators in the computing industry.

I'm just worried that Microsoft doesn't realise that a full on desktop OS doesn't scale down too well to an "underpowered" device. Maybe they should scale up Windows 7 mobile :)

Ballmer on iPad: 'they've sold certainly more than I'd like them to have sold' (Engadget)

Jul 29th 2010 11:18PM @OverDriven It's a fresh install, with only a handful of software installed (Firefox, Pidgin, VLC, etc). I regularly run CCleaner and have run Defraggler too.

I've even gone as far as disabling services I'll never use (Touch PC, Bluetooth, Windows Media, etc).

Anyway, I'm really liking Jolicloud so I think I'll stick to that.

Ballmer on iPad: 'they've sold certainly more than I'd like them to have sold' (Engadget)

Jul 29th 2010 11:06PM @dmccall I wouldn't know because I don't use it, not that I have the use for a video/DVR package anyway.

Ballmer on iPad: 'they've sold certainly more than I'd like them to have sold' (Engadget)

Jul 29th 2010 10:52PM @rwalrond Are you calling me cheap because I bought a netbook?
Well no I bought mine because when I bought a desktop my MacBook was reduced to just web browsing, email, IMing and Skype. And it's much more convenient as it's more portable than the MB.

I'd also like to note I've been a Microsoft fan for years, but MS hasn't made any innovations in over a decade with Windows, so I doubt they are in any hurry to innovate, especially if it involves high risk.

Speaking of innovation, I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome my HP Mini is when I bought it.