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Ask DLS: What's your favorite mobile app at the moment? (Download Squad)

Mar 17th 2011 5:44PM @Duncan: Trapster I can get behind... but why bother with Waze for navigation? Maps does a far better job, without the constant annoyances of Waze's "game like" features.

Ask DLS: What's your favorite mobile app at the moment? (Download Squad)

Mar 17th 2011 5:42PM @Sean: Totally! Far better than some of the alternatives.

Windows Phone 7 Web browser comparison versus iPhone and Android (video) (Download Squad)

Aug 24th 2010 8:18AM You can add shortcuts to webpages on Android as well. Long-tap on the screen, select shortcuts, then bookmarks, etc...

I don't see anything new on the WinMo UI that hasn't been done on either Android or iOS? Tabs - got it on stock Android (not in a graphical form on the stock browser, but easily added with a 3rd party browser).

I'll admit the WinMo is smooth, but we also don't know what it's doing in the background (if anything)... or what the CPU speed is (likely faster than the N1 or iOS phone?)

As for the "speed tests"... a rotation speed test? WTF. Who gives a crap? Like he said, the N1 wins because it doesn't do an animation for the rotate... so why is he testing that? In other words, the rotate animation is a function of the speed of the animation, and nothing more. So what if WinMo chooses a slower animation rate?

Mostly a pointless video. But, it's good to see that WinMo is finally speeding up and catching up to the competition... but hardly anything that could be considered a "step ahead" either. In the end, they're all about the same.

TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center (Engadget)

Aug 6th 2010 9:10AM @aardWolf : No, it doesn't. iTivo doesn't let you pull copyrighted shows down either (see FAQ #7).

The Tivo device limits sharing of copy-protected shows by not allowing them to be transferred. The only way to get around this is to hack the Tivo itself... which is more difficult on the newer models because of the anti-hacking stuff incorporated in there. (Series1 (and maybe 2?) was easy to hack.. since then it requires ROM replacements, etc).

Apple posts iPhone 4 press conference video, 'smartphone antenna performance' page (Engadget)

Jul 18th 2010 3:27PM @CDice : Agreed... why doesn't my wife's Eris do this crazy level of signal loss? I don't have a video of it, but without the cover on it, she goes from -73dB (3 bars)... then when I hold it like they show on the video (or in any other way) the most loss I can see is down to -87dB (3 bars)

What's are we doing wrong to NOT cause the signal strength loss that Apple is showing?

Android 2.2 (Froyo) versus iOS 4: the browser showdown (video) (Engadget)

Jul 7th 2010 2:56PM @DigDug:

All that says to me is that there are 1.7million lemmings out there.

To this day NO ONE has been able to tell me why they think their iPhone is better than the Android. Or, more specifically, why their iPhone 3GS is better than my Moto Droid.

IMO, the Droid was cheaper, and continues to be cheaper since I have free versions of the same apps that cost money on the iPhone.

U.S. Army leak may have also compromised the investigation into China's attacks on Google (Download Squad)

Jun 15th 2010 8:05AM Samuel: Just as you stated, this isn't meant to be a personal attack on you in any way, but simply a different perspective on the matter, from a citizen... who also loves to rant. I certainly do appreciate the work our soldiers are doing to protect us... it's the government and their "orders" that I take issue with. With that in mind:

"Soldiers aren't a bunch of blood thirsty dipshits with no sense of right or wrong like this helps make us out to be."

"While every soldier has the obligation to do what's right legally and morally, he exercised piss poor judgment."

"There's bad apples everywhere..."

Even your statements are somewhat contradictory. The fact is, we see it every day - people in power can and do misuse their power. Simply look at Abu Grhaib. And that just happens to be video that we DID see. What else is going on behind the closed doors of classified information? We certainly don't know, but with evidence such as that, should the citizens blindly trust their government and the people in power?

"...if you don't feel justice is going to be served then stop bitching and become part of the solution."

So, how do we do this? We don't have a place to report such things to the military or government. And even if they are reported, do we get support and information on such matters? Last I checked, the government is very good at ignoring, delaying, or covering up such things. Bringing this information forward in the media is exactly how the citizens can get quick action on such matters... and that's what's happening here. As the government always seems to tell its citizens: if you have done nothing wrong, what are you hiding? If the government wants transparency on its citizens, shouldn't the citizens expect the same of its government?

I'm not saying what happened here was right or wrong, but as you are coming forward against the action, I have to ask: What is the citizen's alternative course of action?

As for this specific incident, you say that there MAY have been circumstances leading to the events in the video. If there are, then why hasn't the military stepped forward to prove their case? You can theorize alternatives, but can you prove them? As an engineer, I believe in data, and the only "data" we have is the video... everything else is heresay, conjecture, or plain FUD.

Bose simplifies surround sound setup with Lifestyle systems, charges dearly for it (Engadget)

May 26th 2010 9:52AM @SskyNnet Yes, it is "bad", as referenced by a link posted by another poster:

Near-flat response is a good thing - Bose is nowhere near that, which is therefore, by definition, "bad".

FCC comes through with a Consumer Broadband Test app for iPhone, Android and the home (Engadget)

Mar 15th 2010 9:44AM @duwke Thanks! I was wondering where the app was!