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Group messaging: the next big thing? (Download Squad)

Mar 21st 2011 2:09PM The 90s just called me to tell me about these wonderful inventions called "E-Mail" and "Mailing Lists".

Apple previews OS X 10.7 Lion, due to launch Summer 2011 (Download Squad)

Oct 20th 2010 6:14PM So LaunchPad is an Applications directory stack without a background. The App Store will be available on Snow Leopard. You can already create full-screen apps. Other than the improved Expose view, what about Lion is actually new?

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

Oct 1st 2010 12:22PM I was afraid HD Photo had died a quiet death. It's good to see that it's still alive. I hope the other browsers pick this up and that it becomes the standard.

Zune Pass expanding to U.K. and Europe, more nations get movie rentals and purchases (Download Squad)

Sep 21st 2010 10:44AM It exists and it's the best music platform there is. Zune HD + Zune Pass = A music fan's dream.

Google Chrome dev channel hits v7 -- get ready for native code in Web apps! (Download Squad)

Aug 26th 2010 10:48AM It's as bad of an idea for Google to do it as it was for Microsoft to do it.

10+ invaluable Android apps for the freshmen and back-to-schoolers (Download Squad)

Aug 19th 2010 4:56PM Since I have chrome2phone (or rather the Firefox version), I just send the market link from my desktop browser. I don't use QR codes any more except in the few cases that they don't provide the real link.

10+ invaluable Android apps for the freshmen and back-to-schoolers (Download Squad)

Aug 19th 2010 1:52PM "Note: to download an app you need to open Android Market on your phone and type in the app's name!"

Why not include the market links and QR codes?

Everpaper: market://details?id=com.homelinux.hilo.everpaper
Barcode Scanner: market://details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android
Tricorder: market://details?id=org.hermit.tricorder

Just to link three.

Details of Windows 8 emerge; instant-on, self-aware, Judgment Day looms (Download Squad)

Jun 28th 2010 1:36PM I bet these slides were found abandoned in a bar in Lynnwood. Anyways, it is about time that we start hearing about all the great new features that won't make it to the final product.

Up to 20% of Android apps could be spyware (Download Squad)

Jun 23rd 2010 3:44PM Up to 100% of all Linux, OS X, and Windows could be spyware by this criteria. This piece is what is known as "FUD".

Just because Android warns you about the capabilities an application needs, or Apple is reviewing every app on the iPhone doesn't mean you get to shut off your brain. You have to evaluate the trustworthiness of any software that you use whether it's on the wide-open desktop OSes, the more-secured Android, or the walled-garden iOS.