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DAJ

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Flash Player for Mac updated to 10.3, adds preference pane and auto-updates (TUAW.com)

May 14th 2011 9:08AM Does anyone still use Flash?! It kills the battery on my laptop; even just reading a site with a Flash advert is enough to send my fan spinning into overdrive!

Square's mobile payment card reader now available on Apple's online store, retail stores this week (TUAW.com)

Apr 18th 2011 7:37AM I don't really understand the use for this at all. Certainly here in the UK all the card firms are now chip & pin (card readers read the micro chip on the card and ask for a pin). The card firms do not insure against loss if a retailer swipes the card with the magnetic strip any longer!

Maybe it is different 'over the pond' !

I certainly would never swipe my card on a little white square on top of an iPhone!

Weather app uses notifications to display info on home screen (TUAW.com)

Apr 13th 2011 10:20AM Seems odd that they produced another app to do the same in Centigrade. You would think one app would allow you to switch between. Of course they now get two revenue streams

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/celsius-weather-temperature/id426940482?mt=8

Mozy releases iOS client (TUAW.com)

Apr 13th 2011 9:54AM Good grief -- more negatives than positives in that release. Perhaps it was rushed out the door!

Farewell, Internet (Download Squad)

Apr 13th 2011 4:52AM AOL strikes again!

You will be missed guys

AVG launches LiveKive cloud sync and backup tool (Download Squad)

Apr 7th 2011 12:20PM Looks like an interesting product -- perhaps rushed out a little too soon.

The Help link takes you to their support pages which only have FAQs etc for AVG virus products; nothing on LiveKive. I tried to go onto the forum but it tells me there is a fault and the link may be out of date, click one of the links below (again nothing for LiveKive)

Google Profiles get a professional, slightly Facebookish update (Download Squad)

Mar 3rd 2011 3:10PM "Not available to Google Apps customers"

Paying customers always seem to get any new features last.

GoToMyPC app for iPad lets you access remote computers on-the-go (Download Squad)

Feb 28th 2011 12:26PM @Lee Mathews I tested TeamViewerHD a few months ago while I was waiting on GotoMyPC's offering. I was only using the free version and it annoyed me with the popups at the end of a session telling me about the paid version. (a small hindrance, but the fact you can have it for free does suggest I don't need to be told every time that I can buy it too). Anyway...

The best part of TeamViewer is def. the mouse movement. You put your finger anywhere on the screen and drag around; your mouse moves in the same direction but can be elsewhere onscreen and keeps the same distance from your finger. This means you can actually see what you are clicking on/highlighting. It seems a little odd to start with but you 'get it' within a few minutes. Equally, to clicking on something you click anywhere on the screen and where ever your pointer is will be what is clicked. So if your mouse is over a check box it will check. With GoToMyPC the check box is totally covered by my finger so I have no idea if I am clicking it, or something right next to it.

We are a corporate user of GotoMyPC so we are kind of tied in to the service for now, but I know in the future, when I have time, I can look at alternatives as I have now seen their App. I had been holding off looking at alternatives while Citrix pulled together their App.

Shame really, as the GoToMyPC system itself is very very good

How to back up Gmail to Hotmail or a desktop email program (Download Squad)

Feb 28th 2011 12:03PM This is not really a backup -- what about your sent items!

But it is a start as most people would never consider keeping their own backup of 'cloud' mail