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birotunda

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Developer wants to stick an H.264 fork in Firefox (Download Squad)

May 16th 2010 3:01PM Theora especially for mobile? I thought mobile devices were the biggest argument *against* Theora since most of them offer hardware h264 decoding, and there are currently no hardware Theora decoding chips. Software decoding kills batteries quicker.

It's also pretty unrealistic to assume VP8 is going to end the video debate; it's probably just going to stir it up more.

Ask Engadget: Best geotagging camera or solution? (Engadget)

Dec 11th 2009 12:10AM I've only used one which is an Amod AGL 3080. It is a bit bulky, but inexpensive, uses ordinary AAA batteries, and shows up as a standard USB drive so it doesn't need any drivers (and should work with any OS.) Then I use Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2 to tag my photos, which seems to read the GPS log files just fine.

Programmer adds IE 9 graphics acceleration to Firefox (Engadget)

Nov 25th 2009 6:16PM @(Unverified) They're going to add Windows 7 taskbar support too. Even though it's cross-platform it does make sense to take advantage of the special capabilities of whatever system it's running on. And does OpenGL offer something equivalent to Direct2D anyways?

Dear Microsoft, please keep your lousy mitts off my Firefox install (Download Squad)

Oct 17th 2009 2:27PM Seems to be an all too common practice. Let's see what I've got in my Firefox plugins. "CANON iMAGE GATEWAY" - must've come with the printer drivers. Don't remember giving permission for that. "Google Update" - did that come with Google Earth? Don't remember giving permission for that either. "iTunes Application Detector" - Apple installs stuff everywhere so that's not even a surprise. Aside from security, I'm sure all these plugins slow down the loading time of Firefox.

Office 2010 introduced, now with web applications (Download Squad)

Jul 13th 2009 10:09AM I prefer the ribbon myself. The ribbon is not customizable (which probably makes tech support easier) but you can always add buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Out of all the new features, the online version of OneNote will probably be my favorite. I wonder if the mobile document viewer will let me take notes from my phone (Android, not Windows Mobile.)

Tumblr introduces Submissions for community-powered blogs (Download Squad)

Jul 13th 2009 9:59AM Did you forget the URL or are you advertising the URL shortener?

EC gives two fingers to Microsoft's browser-free Windows 7 (Download Squad)

Jun 15th 2009 2:20PM I think Microsoft has an unfair advantage in distributing their Solitaire game. I think the EU should step in and force them to include GNOME Aisleriot.

Dell now offering Studio XPS 13 with Ubuntu (Engadget)

May 26th 2009 2:59AM @CraigJ One version? There's Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Gobuntu...