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YouSendIt is the only way to transfer files across the Internet -- review, and mammoth give-away (Download Squad)

May 27th 2010 10:12PM I really need a service like this. I've been looking into Rapidshare, but this looks much, much better. *fingers crossed*

Google Analytics to allow per-user opt-out (Download Squad)

Mar 18th 2010 10:14PM There's a plug-in for Firefox called Ghostery that allows you to do this already. It also lets you block affiliate ad trackers, and other such things. Highly recommended.

TUAW Braintrust: What are your views on keyboards? (TUAW.com)

Feb 2nd 2010 12:23PM I have been very happy with my Logitech S 530 Keyboard for Mac (it comes with a mouse too, but I use a Magic Mouse). It's wireless (uses a USB receiver), the batteries last a long time. The only major problem I had was that Growl wouldn't function once I installed the Logitech drivers. (It's a known issue, and the solution is to delete a certain file. Found the solution in the Growl Forums). Turns out, in Snow Leopard I don't need the driver, though the multimedia keys don't work without it (I don't use them anyhow).

I can't live without a full size keyboard. My partner has the Apple wireless keyboard, and I can't understand how he types on that itty bitty keyboard.

How much are you willing to pay for eBooks? (Macmillan wants $15) (Download Squad)

Jan 31st 2010 10:58PM I prefer e-books, mainly because I am decluttering my life and getting rid of as much physical stuff as I can. However, I won't always pay $15 for an e-book. $9.99 was a great price, and I bought a lot at that price. It was very easy to compulsively click buy when it was $10 a book. It's not so easy at $15, and I probably won't pull the trigger anywhere near as often.

If the print edition is within about 2 or 3 dollars, I'll still buy the print edition. I get free shipping (Amazon prime), so there's no reason not to. And I can give the book to a local used book store (they sell the books for a literacy program.) Besides the clutter issue, there's no real reason to go e-book at this point other than price. With the DRM and inability to share, e-books right now aren't a bargain unless they are significantly cheaper than the physical book.

Adblockers to save online ads? Google thinks so (Download Squad)

Jan 1st 2010 6:01PM I have an ad blocker now. I only installed it a few months ago. Normally, I keep it shut off on most sites. However, if a site's ads automatically make sounds, run flash, or open up because a mouse cursor crosses over it, I turn on the adblocker. I don't mind ads. They pay for the content. I'll even click on them from time to time. But don't interfere with my browsing experience. Do that, and I'll block your ads. Simple as that.

Win a copy of Things for Mac and iPhone (TUAW.com)

Dec 24th 2009 10:19PM I use Zenbe Lists right now to keep track of things, mainly because it syncs with the iPod Touch. I really need a better GTD to-do solution, though. Web apps just don't work for me. I need a desktop app, and one that syncs with iPhone/iPod touch would be perfect of rthat.

Survey: 45% of iPod touch users running old firmware (TUAW.com)

Dec 22nd 2009 11:34AM We have 2 iPod Touches in the house under the same account, so we only have to pay the fee 1 time and we can install the update on both iPods. That being said, it is kind of ridiculous to have to pay for a software upgrade. I understand it has to do with Apple's subscription accounting, but it is still ridiculous. I don't know of anything else that requires you to pay for a firmware upgrade.

Jobs chosen as best performing CEO (TUAW.com)

Dec 22nd 2009 11:31AM Congrats to Steve. Apple is doing awesome, especially considering how tough the economy is right now.

Holiday giveaways: Ollie the Twitterrific bird (TUAW.com)

Dec 21st 2009 6:50PM My favorite toy as a child was a gigantic (over 3 feet) Teddy Bear that was given to me by my uncle. The bear was bigger than I was! It stayed in my room every night. When I was about seven, it got left behind when we moved to my Grandparent's house. I still think about it from time to time.