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Demodave

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Gmail lets you ditch Conversation View if you prefer an old school inbox (Download Squad)

Sep 29th 2010 2:46PM And yet GMail still doesn't offer a preview pane...Boo Hiss.

Yahoo Mail update to bring cleaner look, better performance (Download Squad)

Sep 15th 2010 4:05PM I have using Yahoo Mail Plus for years...and I love it. I am a total tech guy that uses the Chrome Beta on my Core i7 machine. I have tried gmail and don't understand the love affair that people have with it. I have a gmail account that I only use to hold the contacts for my Android phone. I hate the fact that gmail does not have the preview pane. I have always been used to having a preview pane going back to Outlook Express; and I refuse to give it up.

The new look and functionality of Hotmail is quite good now; but really, Hotmail only became usable in the last year or so. So after years of using Yahoo, it would be way too difficult to migrate over to Hotmail for an email experience that is only slightly better than Yahoo.

So I am one of those Yahoo Mail users that is thrilled with the coming improvements!

Dear Hotmail: I won't take you seriously until you cut this crap out (Download Squad)

May 18th 2010 7:16PM I personally like Yahoo Mail Plus. I find that is well worth the 20 bucks a year to subscribe. No footer ads, pop access, very good spam filter, Norton AV to scan all attachments, 20MB per message capability, and a great interface.

I was excited to try Gmail all those years ago; but the fact that Gmail still won't offer an Outlook-style preview pane is the deal breaker for me. I also have a Live email, but never really use it or give out the address. Yet I still receive spam to that hotmail account. Not good.

Motorola Backflip now scheduled to get Android 2.1 update in Q3 (Engadget)

Apr 13th 2010 7:14PM I am a tech guy who has AT&T. I've wanted an android phone for a while. The Backflip looked cool...but I almost didn't get it because of all the horrible reviews on how AT&T crippled this device. Then I said "screw it" and bought the device knowing I could return it in 30 days if I hated it.

So far, I really, really like this device! I have downloaded several apps from the market (where thousands are available). I now have push email from my company's Exchange server, great text messaging application that mimics the iPhone's threaded conversations, Facebook app, and the Opera mini 5 browser which is fast as hell. Motoblur tied all of my phone contacts to their Facebook accounts so their pics come up when they call....pretty damn cool!

The only app I wish I had is the new version of Google Maps with turn-by-turn. Unless it's disabled by AT&T, it will come with the 2.1 update. I am thinking that AT&T will not disable it since a few other non-AT&T navigation apps like Co-Pilot are available in the market.

Is the search tied to Yahoo? Yes. And it's really no big deal. And I trashed the other AT&T crapware widgets off my homepage. The battery life is medicore, but I am getting around 16 hours with a few phone calls and texts each day, wifi and gps ON, and Touchdown synced to Exchange 24/7. I can live with that.

So for all the people that have never really experienced this phone, quit flaming it! It's actually a really cool device that works well.

LG Arena officially lands on AT&T for $199 (Engadget)

Feb 19th 2010 12:30PM You might as well wait for the BACKFLIP coming in early March. That droid phone will only be $99 after rebate. Why AT&T would introduce this ancient phone is beyond me.

Sony intros 3D-capable STR-DN1010 A/V receiver (Engadget)

Feb 18th 2010 3:51PM @glennS Actually, THD doesn't tell you much either. You'll find that the cheap Sony receivers have incredibly low THD ratings. What matters is how much current the receiver can ouput. That rating is not required to be published.

I have an HK AVR635 receiver that would blow your mind at how loud and clean it sounds...even during big explosion scenes. Yet the rated wattage is only 75 watts per channel. This receiver is built like a tank and weighs 41 pounds!! It can drive lots of current to the speakers with lots of reserve. Any cheaper receiver may get loud, but will sound thin by comparison.

Garmin-Asus nuvifone M10 offers Windows Mobile 6.5.3 with an obsession for navigation (Engadget)

Feb 11th 2010 10:23PM Nice...This should make its way to AT&T in March............. of 2011.

Apple iPad 3G service plans on AT&T, $30 for unlimited data (Engadget)

Jan 27th 2010 3:32PM @hcho3 Uhhhhh.....T-Mobile service is way more spotty than AT&T's service. Get real!!