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SuperOneClick is an easy way to root almost any Android phone (Download Squad)

Oct 26th 2010 7:50PM Why is it the HTC Dream (G1) never gets any love from these one-click rooters? I mean, I've done it manually, but been hesitant to rollback from my JF 1.5 to get to Cyanogen's Froyo.. :(

Adobe's Plenoptic technology can refocus your photos after you shoot them (Download Squad)

Sep 26th 2010 3:37AM This is really impressive, and in 10 years or so, when it's in lower-end consumer grade cameras, that will be awesome... Of course, at that point we will be seeing this kind of thing with video, and then we'll *REALLY* need some big-ass hard drives.

Firefox 4 beta 5 pre introduces two-column menu (Download Squad)

Aug 24th 2010 9:02PM I usually hide my menubar, and nuke the bookmarks toolbar... I started doing this with my netbook, and just kept it that way.. The personal menu plugin is useful, but ALT will bring up the menu as-is, and I know F11 for full screen already (again, netbook surfing made this necessary... Also, it made me painfully aware of popovers that are too big to show the f-ing close button on the bottom onscreen.

Finally, a reputable study from Mozilla highlights our Firefox porn-surfing habits (Download Squad)

Aug 24th 2010 8:41PM Funny but privacy modes don't help when you work for a company with a proxy... :(

AutoHotkey one-liner: Correct Windows 7's missing "minimize" hotkey (Download Squad)

Jul 12th 2010 2:57PM The hotkeys I miss are media volume hotkeys, I use a Unicomp 104-key keyboard so I don't get volume buttons... I use autohotey myself to map Win+ [, ] and \ to volume down, up and mute... works great.

Six great resources for budding JavaScript coders (Download Squad)

Jun 17th 2010 6:52PM jQuery and ExtJS serve different markets, even though there's ext core, I don't think it's as usable by itself. It's very similar to YUI, where it's roots are, and that tends to be overly verbose for a typical dynamic site. If you are building a dynamic web application, ExtJS is a great option.

I would suggest starting with "The Good Parts" if you're coming in with knowledge of any other programming languages. There is actually a short stack of books I would recommend when coming up to speed on JS. I've been working with JS since near the beginning, but the way things are done have changed a lot since late 2009.

Coming soon: an open source Dropbox alternative with collaboration (Download Squad)

Jun 15th 2010 5:54PM Funny, I was kind of thinking the same thing.. the irony is another Mono project where Linux is the first target... I thought the "problem with Mono" is that "it will constantly be chasing windows" I think this just shows it's a viable platform for Linux, and I'm glad to have it. Even if it doesn't align 100% with Microsoft's version of Mono.

64-bit Firefox for Windows lands in Mozilla's nightly trunk builds (Download Squad)

May 29th 2010 2:49PM The biggest advantage of the 64-bit version is it can address more memory. Honestly, very few *applications* utilize 64-bit, and in Windows generally will use *more* memory than the 32-bit version. 64-bit OS, hell yeah. 64-bit apps, only if they need and can use more than 2-4GB of ram. I really don't want a browser where my typical usage, or atypical exceeds 4GB of memory in use... Maybe if WebGL and Canvas usage *really* take off, but not now.

uTorrent Falcon lets you remote control your torrent downloads from anywhere (Download Squad)

May 24th 2010 1:57PM I've got transmission running on my NAS box... just the same this is cool, though I think it will be a target of legal subpoena at some point. Or it's a shill tool by the media elite. I'm not really that paranoid, but I think it's a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Apple developing Flash alternative, adding insult to Adobe's injury (Download Squad)

May 9th 2010 1:30AM Honestly, I wish that adobe would return to better supporting SVG, and add in HTML5's Canvas, Flash could pretty easily be retooled to target an HTML5 browser, even an iframe package, that interacts with the main frame via flash's traditional API.