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Farewell, Internet (Download Squad)

Apr 12th 2011 12:43PM @Michael Wendell +1 here, I hope they keep blogging but we'll need links!

Farewell, Internet (Download Squad)

Apr 12th 2011 12:33PM What The Hell.

DLS was one of the oldest and most favourite feeds in Google Reader. Great source of varied tech news that really suited me and made me look a lot smarter than I am :)

Well nothing ever good came from the tainted hand of AOL did it?

I'll follow you guys wherever I can, but terrible news. Thanks for all the hard work and great writing over the years. It's been a blast.

Save your tabs and Panorama tab groups in Firefox 4 (Download Squad)

Apr 5th 2011 6:55AM @Dan Larson Same here. Though I noticed that it would randomly forget my tab groups in the beta builds.

Loving tab groups - it makes using websites very intuitive and quick. There's something about having that overall navigation displayed visually that just makes things feel easier to deal with. I can have a group to remind me to review/read certain pages for example and useful reference sites open elsewhere.

And it does solve the problem, that I have sometimes, of not being able to remember a site name. Believe me when you get to middle-age this does happen :)

Google Spreadsheets gains filtering, one more reason not to use Excel (Download Squad)

Mar 24th 2011 12:08PM For very simple tasks I commend the use of Google docs. But for deadline-orientated work, crunching lots of numbers and using more than just @sum? Excel all the way. It's my favourite program in all the time I've been computing.

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

Feb 28th 2011 2:33PM @Edis That site is super dead.

Gmail glitch deletes years of email, attachments and chat logs (Download Squad)

Feb 28th 2011 2:11PM @Prozac69 Can you really afford to take that chance though? And doesn't exactly help those who took that approach and then DID lose their gmail data in previous years.

Also while Google are rooting through the data trying to restore your mailbox you don't have access to important information. I'd rather have a local backup to rely on in extremis.

Gmail glitch deletes years of email, attachments and chat logs (Download Squad)

Feb 28th 2011 6:30AM I'm definitely interested in backing up now but that gmail backup site is dead. I previously backed up with Thunderbird pulling down the mail. And that would appear to be the best low cost option.

Android text messaging bugs acknowledged, fixes in the works (Download Squad)

Jan 6th 2011 4:34PM I use ChompSMS - does that mean this problem affects me or not?

How to recognize an email scam or phishing attempt (Download Squad)

Dec 31st 2010 10:40AM Sound advice and a nice article to forward to less savvy friends and relatives.

20+ essential programs for your new Windows computer (Download Squad)

Dec 29th 2010 11:00AM @pedromileski Those are the Chinese guys who ripped off MalwareBytes info? I'm giving them a wide berth.