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Farewell, Internet (Download Squad)

Apr 13th 2011 11:05AM Like others, I wish this was an April Fools joke. I too have been reading DS since the beginning, and read it daily for software and tech news... it's always been part of my daily ritual both at home and at work alongside LifeHacker and FileForum new releases page, and I'm really sad to see it going away. I don't even know if I can find something to replace it, as I've never liked any of the suggested sites in the goodbye post.

TL;DR - This sucks. :|

Personal Activity Monitor tracks time you spend using desktop apps (Download Squad)

Mar 7th 2011 11:11AM Still using ManicTime here, which works great. This looks promising though, and I like that it's open-source on CodePlex.

Am I the only one who can't stand all the web service based time trackers? I want my data local, and no one else gets it, and I don't want to sign up for an account with anyone for anything just to track my own time.

Facebook to enable site-wide HTTPS and name-that-face social authentication (Download Squad)

Jan 27th 2011 2:43PM https sounds cool.

Social authentication sounds like it'll be fraught with problems. What happens to people with thousands of supposed "friends" who don't actually know or recognize most of them? How about friends who change their pictures to junk images in "support" of various causes/chain messages/urban legends? Or people who don't use their actual picture in the first place, and instead use favorite TV show images, movie characters, etc?

Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Beta update brings more improvements (Download Squad)

Nov 10th 2010 12:06PM I'm guessing they just didn't update the date from the previous beta. I downloaded 2.0.0375 on July 21st.

Google offers up to a 40% discount on all JPEGs -- with new WebP format! (Download Squad)

Oct 1st 2010 2:18PM PNG, being lossless, is terrible for photos and results in a larger size than JPG. The goal seems to be to reduce file size.

Billy is a truly tiny, minimalistic music player for Windows (Download Squad)

Sep 13th 2010 2:38PM I've used Billy for years when I want something extremely lightweight in the background while gaming, etc. It's portable, and lets you run more than one copy as well... which I found handy again earlier this year when the RainyMood.com / The Fragrance of Dark Coffee mashup was going around... two copies of Billy each playing one of them uses much less CPU and RAM than a browser playing both using Flash. I still use Winamp at home, and Foobar at work for most things, but I keep Billy around for specialized lightweight use.

CNET finally pulls the plug on VersionTracker (Download Squad)

Sep 8th 2010 5:12PM I use both FileHippo's Update Checker, and SUMo from http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?sumo to do update checks on a lot of apps.

Buzz was just for starters -- here comes Google Me (look out Facebook, lock up your daughters, etc.) (Download Squad)

Jun 29th 2010 11:17AM @Sebastian

You really can't say the same about Facebook as Orkut. It wasn't just the fact that there was a lot of Brazilians, it's that they literally took over everything. Even communities marked as English-only were flooded with Portuguese posts, polls, etc and it became a huge chore and time investment for community owners to maintain/moderate their communities because they couldn't read half the posts, and even if you deleted all the Portuguese content from your English community it still took forever. It really did prevent and discourage other people from using it.