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Microsoft announces Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (

May 9th 2011 7:46PM This isn't about appeasing Windows users or anybody else. I suggest you read up on Azure - or Amazon's cloud based hosting services, or anyone else's for that matter.

Azure is a cloud based platform for which Apple (so far) does not have an equivalent. I am both an Apple and a Windows user, and I can tell you that the development tools for Azure are excellent. You can build very powerful data-driven backend services to support your apps, whether they are on Windows, OS X, iOS or Android. What is more, the hosting platform scales with your apps - so as your userbase grows, so does the computing power available to you.

So go ahead and limit yourself. I prefer to use the best tools - no matter who produces them.

BBC iPlayer app for iPhone and iPad to be released in February (

Jan 28th 2011 12:56PM According to this: they are already planning an international subscription version.

CD is a beautifully minimalistic Web timer (Download Squad)

Oct 8th 2010 4:54PM Words Download Squad should be banned from using in headlines:



Farewell, NPAPI! Google Chrome's internal Flash plugin now on by default (Download Squad)

Apr 12th 2010 10:48AM I am not a fan of browser plug-ins in general, and Adobe's have never been very good (Flash, Acrobat, SVG - I'm looking at you...) but I think this is potentially really bad. For many years now, plug-in makers have had to target two different architectures - Microsoft's and the Netscape Plug-in API. This is already one too many.

The advantage of NPAPI (and the reason it has hung around so long) is that they could be sure that it would work in pretty much any browser that didn't come from Redmond. If Google and Adobe want 'a more modern plug-in architecture' they need to work with the other browser makers (Microsoft included) not create a third 'standard'.

Community mismanagement 101: TheSixtyOne alienates top users (Download Squad)

Feb 4th 2010 6:28PM Um... I have never used this site before, but I was intrigued and I just followed the link to the earlier Download Squad article. In it is a link to the old interface. It appears you can still use it. Choice is good, right?

Getting Started with Wine on Mac OS X (Download Squad)

Jan 7th 2010 12:08PM Love the picture with the Mac and BBC Micro emulators, but I don't see what it has to do with Wine?

Firefox 3.5 passes IE7 as most popular web browser (Download Squad)

Dec 21st 2009 10:38AM @Myria:

I'm a web developer. It's my job to care. I have to make sure my sites work on all these different browsers. When one drops below a certain market share, that's one less to have to test.

Microsoft will pay content providers to shun Google -- and get in bed with Bing (Download Squad)

Nov 23rd 2009 11:00AM Well that seals it. Bing doing a deal with News Corp will keep me on Google. That way I won't have to put up with Faux News articles in my searches.

NewsGator gives full control of FeedDemon back to developer (Download Squad)

Nov 2nd 2009 9:57AM NewsGator almost lost me with the way they handled the switch to Google Reader. During that mess I stopped using the iPhone version of NetNewsWire and found Newsstand, which is superior in every way. If they don't update the Mac version soon they will lose me altogether. FeedDemon is an excellent product so I will continue to use it and support it on my Windows machines - any plans for a Mac port?