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Jason Clarke

Member since: Jul 8th, 2005

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Install iMovie on the original iPad without jailbreaking (Download Squad)

Mar 11th 2011 7:14PM I tried this and it worked, but when I sync my iPad in iTunes now it wants to remove iMovie. It says I need to authorize my computer, but when I do the same error just pops up again. It looks like you need to reinstall iMovie using the iPhone Configuration Utility after you sync with iTunes each time.

Twitter for iPad launches, and it's beautiful (Download Squad)

Sep 3rd 2010 8:25PM I've been using it for a couple days now, and haven't had a crash yet. Maybe I'm just lucky.

Support Details gives you system details instantly (Download Squad)

Jul 27th 2010 12:28PM Hi Mark. I hadn't seen that comment on Erez's post; I heard about Support Details through Brett Terpstra, a blogger over at our sister site tuaw.com.

Exclusive video: DLS interviews Pomplamoose "YouTube band" (Download Squad)

May 20th 2010 4:14PM Love it! Jack and Nataly *rock*. (Wish I could hear Jack's thoughts on the Beatles... I get the feeling he's a fan.)

Erez, you couldn't have picked a better song as an example. It's a beautiful rendition.

If anyone is interested in seeing a good example of Nataly's bass skills, check out their cover of Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing". It's a crazy (awesome) arrangement, with a fantastic bass line:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmENgrVOwgA

It's a shame that Nataly doesn't enjoy the editing process, because I think there's a lot of visual charm in the way in which these videos are put together.

Great interview - thanks!

Farewell to Facebook, at least for now (Download Squad)

May 13th 2010 4:08PM Hi Raffster,

I just mentioned this above in a reply to someone else, but I wanted to make sure you see it.

He's still not entirely certain how it happened, but it looks like it was a phishing scam from a Facebook app. All of his contacts in Facebook that had email addresses listed as viewable to friends received malware emails from him from his personal email address (also listed in Facebook), and then credit cards were opened in his name among other things.

Unfortunately, Facebook applications are given access to all the information your friends can see about you, including who your friends are. And all it takes to become a Facebook app provider is to sign up with an email address; there's no vetting. So anyone with bad intentions can set up a silly Facebook app (like, I don't know, a "Which soft drink are you?" quiz or something) and use it to collect personal information about you and your friends.

In fact, there's a great Facebook app done by the ACLU that will show you exactly what information about you and your friends that apps get access to when you use them:

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=114232425072

Farewell to Facebook, at least for now (Download Squad)

May 13th 2010 3:49PM He's still not entirely certain how it happened, but it looks like it was a phishing scam from a Facebook app. All of his contacts in Facebook that had email addresses listed as viewable to friends received malware emails from him from his personal email address (also listed in Facebook), and then credit cards were opened in his name among other things.

Farewell to Facebook, at least for now (Download Squad)

May 13th 2010 1:47PM Hi Ivan,

The issue as I see it is that Facebook built its community on being a place where you can privately communicate with friends and family (as per their old mission statement). It's a classic bait-and-switch, where they now claim that everyone wants everything to be public. That's just not true.

Some people may be just fine with everything they post online being public, but that's not the premise upon which Facebook built their empire.

And if you're curious about Mark Zuckerberg's true feelings about user privacy, check these IMs from when he was first building Facebook, where he basically says "people trust me, dumb f%^ks". Yikes.

http://www.businessinsider.com/well-these-new-zuckerberg-ims-wont-help-facebooks-privacy-problems-2010-5

Change file extensions to outsmart pesky malware (Download Squad)

Apr 29th 2010 1:02PM Great tip - this works so much better than what I'd previously been doing (manually setting up a file association for .EXE files as "application").

Thanks Lee!

Backup tool for Tumblr blogs available in beta for Mac users (Download Squad)

Mar 29th 2010 12:10PM I think it will actually back up the text of your blog in its entirety each time, but will only download media files that it doesn't already have on subsequent runs. Since the text is a relatively small component, that should allow it to remain relatively fast even on a very big blog.