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nicholassimon

Member since: Mar 26th, 2009

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Comment followup: Lightshot lets you quickly take and share screenshots (Download Squad)

Jun 15th 2010 6:45AM I know this sounds ridiculous in the age of Windows 7 etc. but I still use a program called MWSnap (designed for Win 98 - possibly even 95)...sad...I know...

No Google Voice desktop app? No worries, it'll be coming to your browser soon enough (Download Squad)

Jun 12th 2010 6:32AM good idea - unfortunately the average user doesn't read Download Squad and will probably never use it (shame)...

CU3ER does awesome 3D slideshows in Flash (Download Squad)

Jun 11th 2010 3:58AM No. 1 - You obviously haven't used Windows 7.
No. 2 - Not everyone on Earth is an Adobe fanboy (I also prefer Corel)
No. 3 - The amount of bloat that has accumulated with Adobe software over the years has become ridiculous
No. 4 - For the average user Adobe software is WAY over the top

Think Safari Reader looks familiar? That's because Apple used open source Readability code (Download Squad)

Jun 9th 2010 2:44AM Very wrong! This kind of steam-roller approach is exactly why big companies like Facebook & Apple get so much stick from open source communities. Doesn't Apple have Tthe time to send 1 (just one) email and say "Hey, we're gonna 'borrow' some code!"

No...let alone consider working with the developer! Just to high and mighty for that...money warps just about all businesses eventually...

Why Ubuntu Netbook fails in real life (Download Squad)

Jun 7th 2010 11:05AM If you do not know what "mounting a network drive means" then

1. You wouldn't be able to install Ubuntu Netbook Edition (or know what Ubuntu was) in the first place
2. If you were able to install Netbook Edition or ever wanted to use it, the ability to easily mount a network drive would be a good thing
3. Wouldn't be reading Download Squad anyway...

So, I don't see your point

Mozilla Dev has a little fun with Apple's HTML5 chest-pounding (Download Squad)

Jun 7th 2010 6:41AM That's funny...but I think Apple should be allowed to push Safari, Google & Microsoft (okay not Mozilla) do it. Google put links to Chrome of the homepage and Microsoft does their best to force IE onto just about anyone.

I just think trying to force Safari onto the kind of user checking out an HTML5 demo is a bit wrong. Most people checking out an HTML5 demo are just going to get angry when they try and do that.

Report: URL shorteners suck, Google's sucks the least (Download Squad)

Mar 18th 2010 11:17PM To be honest this is a dumb graph, we are talking in BITS of a second. I mean I use is.gd and I live in South Africa and to be honest by the time I have blinked twice the URL is usually open AND how much of this time is related to the URL shortner and how much to the URLs it is opening? Did they test all of these using exactly the same URLs? Otherwise it could be a very skewed (and wrong) comparison.