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GooSync drops free service (Download Squad)

Oct 12th 2009 6:30PM I'm not sure if you're saying you did, or didn't get an email message about it.
I did, on 08/10/2009. Did their blog not exist on that date? It seems to have.

Yahoo! rolls out first video ad in new marketing campaign... about You (Download Squad)

Sep 28th 2009 6:40PM No part of Yahoo is going to get any affection from me until they:
ditch the clunky email; ditch the requirement for a yahoo account when signing up to Flickr; ditch the login form that won't remember details, and change the name of the company to something Brits can say without sounding insane.

Ad or no ad, until Yahoo improves the way works it isn't worth a 2nd look.

How to opt out of Google and protect your privacy: Move to remote village (Download Squad)

Aug 12th 2009 6:34AM And here I was hoping that Google were about the resolve the rural digital divide by offering free shuttle rides to the nearest public terminals (web terminals, that is). Given that they provide so many free web-based services, it seems right that they expand into real-world services too.

They could at least offer to convert the Google Maps cars into something like the Bookmobiles of old.

Divine Project converts Photoshop docs to Wordpress layouts (Download Squad)

Aug 9th 2009 4:19PM Have you actually trialed this?
From what I see, the limited Free version offers only one (very ordinary) layout.
I would like to know if that version does more.
Not worth trying if it doesn't...

Workbench rant: software annoyances I can do without (Download Squad)

Jan 29th 2009 3:53PM Firefox. Annoying in so many ways. Enough to populate a website.

#1: Finds extension updates but requires manual intervention to install them.

#2: Requires another manual intervention after extension update.

so annoying.

Mozilla retires Firefox 2 (Download Squad)

Dec 18th 2008 4:29PM Has anyone come across a website devoted to addressing Firefox annoyances? The list gets longer....

I decided against upgrading to 3 when I discovered that some of my most-used extensions weren't available. I'm happy to use until that changes.

BackType: keep track of your comments everywhere on the Internet (Download Squad)

Sep 9th 2008 6:05PM Backtype is a great idea, and I'm hoping the service ramps up in short order. The blogosphere is much more interesting when it's a dialogue, and we need something to track comments as well as posts.

Commentino sounds good too, but it doesn't exist yet, so, y'know, can't say nuthin one way or anotehr. 3.0 RC1 released (Download Squad)

Sep 9th 2008 6:01PM I haven't touched OOo since v2.3, and am hoping they improve the functionality significantly. In particular I wonder if they've gotten round to defining a search term for finding and replacing paragraph marks.

Watch Hulu videos outside of the US with Hotspot Shield (Download Squad)

Jan 8th 2008 4:54AM Another UK user...
Hotspot seems to work okay, but as Geoff R said above, I'd think there are any number of ways to approach the task.

As a means of testing I'd be interested in seeing a list of low-bandwidth sites in several countries. Does anyone know of sites around the world that are generally blocked? I'd guess the freedom-of-access campaigners would have some sort of list.

Soundpedia: who needs Pandora (Download Squad)

Jun 26th 2007 9:06AM Kind of unfortunate that you kick Pandora when it's down, particularly when DSkwad (you) and TW (Pandora) have shared interests in internet liberties. Maybe you could make up for it by explaining about the Internet Silence Day and that US citizens and residents might write to their politicians on behalf of those who can't.