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Microsoft's European browser ballot goes live -- check it out! (Download Squad)

Mar 3rd 2010 8:27PM "Safari for Windows from Apple, the world’s most innovative browser."
The Grammar Nazi in me thinks that this line is saying that Apple is a browser...

Adobe wants Flash on the iPad, but Apple customers don't (Download Squad)

Jan 29th 2010 5:14PM OK, then implement FlashBlock so users have to tap the flash object to load it, and put it in a sandbox/separate process like Chrome so it won't affect anything else (only RAM & CPU; no crashing). Problem solved!

Yes, Flash sucks. Yes, HTML5 is better and is slowly replacing Flash. But I'm willing to bet most users don't care about HTML5; they just want to play games and watch videos, and they don't want to wait for HTML5. Most of those comments are from fanboys who do everything in their power to defend their precious Apple.

An extra step for loading each flash object, even with more CPU & RAM usage and the occasional hiccup >>>>> no Flash at all. The key is that it's at the user's discretion, so there's no complaining of flash ads, etc.

YouTube offers rentals, turns on HTML5-only switch in TestTube (Download Squad)

Jan 21st 2010 4:22PM "One other bonus: ads don't yet work in the HTML5 player. That's a pretty sweet bonus, am I right?"

No, that means videos with ads will still play in the flash player.

'Five minutes of silence for Haiti' goes viral on Facebook... and fails on so many levels (Download Squad)

Jan 19th 2010 4:35PM Regardless of the awareness vs. donation issue (on which I agree with you), this is a crappy way to raise awareness. Even if I was on Facebook at the time, I probably wouldn't notice a difference. And if I were to check back afterwards, I'm wouldn't look at all the timestamps and say "hey! there wasn't any activity from 9-0:05!" This is simply a crappy way of raising awareness.

Internet Explorer to blame for attack on Google (Download Squad)

Jan 15th 2010 10:38PM Maybe they were testing that whatever website they were working on works in IE? Then they saw a link, got distracted, one thing led to another, and they got the malware. That's my theory.

It also could apply to Google Toolbar or Chrome Frame development.

The White House supports Google against China (Download Squad)

Jan 14th 2010 10:13PM Cyber warfare. Think about it. Hacking the enemy's power grid to shut it down. Turning all of their citizens' computers into a botnet designed to DDoS government servers. Stealing intellectual property (like in this case). I can't even imagine what methods of attack will be used.

Like with virtually every other aspect of law, modern technology has greatly changed the rules: trade, anything involving copyright, patents, etc, and other things I currently can't think of. How would it change things with war? Did China start an undeclared war with us? Exactly how would one determine that? If the U.S. were to retaliate, would Congress (constitutionally) have to declare war first?

*Sigh*

Welcome to the future.

Google Chrome for Mac will hit beta by December (Download Squad)

Nov 12th 2009 9:38PM It seems like the release in December is referring to the browser actions feature, not specific to Mac. So I see no reason why a Linux beta would not be released as well.
I don't know about the Mac version, but the Linux version seems to be very ready. The biggest missing feature currently is the bookmarks sync.

The great Google Wave invite giveaway! (Download Squad)

Oct 31st 2009 9:08PM One in 858 that I'll win but it's worth trying...

Pandora finally gets social sharing, via Facebook and Twitter (Download Squad)

Oct 29th 2009 4:25PM Next up: Scrobbling for Last.fm! (please, Pandora)