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Quikboy

Member since: Dec 13th, 2006

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Ben the Bodyguard iPhone app is gorgeous, but security functionality may disappoint (Download Squad)

Dec 11th 2010 9:21AM Checked the website, looks pretty neat. It'd be nice if they made a version for WP7 and Android.

A look at Grooveshark's massive HTML5 makeover (Download Squad)

Dec 4th 2010 10:50AM Too bad for something supposedly HTML5, they support IE8 and IE7, but they don't support IE9?

I saw the prompt that my browser wasn't supported, but I continued anyway, and tried to login but it wouldn't work. Anyway, I don't get how something that's suppose to be HTML5 doesn't work with IE9.

Google sues the US government over Microsoft favoritism (Download Squad)

Nov 2nd 2010 1:29AM @shellscripttyler:
"Gee, why does Microsoft feel they're entitled to everything? Google obviously offers the better products (not to mention the security), so it's pretty obvious why Microsoft shouldn't even be contender.

**Microsoft is a monopoly, they already HAVE everything."

Wow, spoken like a true fanboy. In what case does Microsoft CURRENTLY have a true monopoly in? You know, in the sense they control a particular market or is the sole provider of such? Answer: Nothing.

If Microsoft has 'everything', then I guess you're saying they control the web search market, portable media player market, and everything else, eh? Sorry buddy, but you're so wrong.

Google sues the US government over Microsoft favoritism (Download Squad)

Nov 1st 2010 9:28PM Gee, why does Google feel they're entitled to everything? Microsoft obviously offers the better products (not to mention the security), so it's pretty obvious why Google wasn't even a contender.

The new Internet craze: splitting hairs over fractional Web browser market share changes (Download Squad)

Oct 5th 2010 2:49PM Hasn't there been a lot of news recently that IE was gaining marketshare? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Microsoft migrating 30 million Live Spaces blogs to WordPress.com (Download Squad)

Sep 27th 2010 8:42PM This really, honestly sucks! I know with years of neglect, you couldn't expect MS to really give much better efforts at Live Spaces, but with the transformation of Bing (Live Search), IE, MSN and other web stuff, I was hoping they'd bring it on with Live Spaces too.

I had one ever since it first started as MSN Spaces. It was a very lively community, where actual team members worked on the site often, and they'd share the coolest Spaces of the week, or awesome posts, and users would actualy comment and stuff and connect. Plus, it was actually one of the central parts of the whole MSN/Live experience.

Then it became Windows Live and it kept going that way for a year or two. Then the Spaces team would stop updating the main user central page, little if any new features evolved over the years, people started posting less, and the big kicker was the amount of spam comments that rose sharply, which were hard to track down and delete them all individually. Most active members just got fed up and called it quits or just left it hanging as those time stopped.

I was hoping that maybe Microsoft was keeping it for this long, because they might have big plans in place to give it a massive update and overhaul and make it the #1 spot for a blogging community. Guess not. It makes me really disappointed and sometimes mad when MS makes cool stuff with a lot of potential, but don't go all the way and then neglect and eventually kill it off, as well as loyal and avid users of it.

I'd like to wish that this is a joke, like the GOG.com thing, but it's very unlikely.

Engadget's back to school guide: Mobile phones (Engadget)

Aug 17th 2010 2:48PM No HD2? It's one of the best smartphones on the market. It's great for either those that don't know much tech or even better for those that love to mess around with their phones. Though maybe I should have got the hint with "non-WinMo" when you redefined 'modern'.

Do people really buy smartphones as a back-to-school thing? Even as a gift, the person receiving it will still pay the monthly bills.

California universities use iPads to report news, diagnose heart conditions; Penn State students are like, 'what's an iPad?' (Engadget)

Aug 15th 2010 11:48PM @neojubei : Wasn't that serious about it. I know that this stuff isn't really 'free' it's just somehow tacked onto your 'fees' under technology or whatever, unless Apple or these other companies are actually giving away free swag or discounted swag to market their products more. Though of course a free Zune HD would be a perk.

Are you the new Jubei?

California universities use iPads to report news, diagnose heart conditions; Penn State students are like, 'what's an iPad?' (Engadget)

Aug 15th 2010 10:52PM I wish a school could give a free Zune HD. Or at least a more proper tablet for doing real work.

Windows Phone 7 leak mania continues with new Samsung prototype (Engadget)

Aug 13th 2010 2:37PM @DigDug : Obviously you haven't looked into the Metro design, have you? The reason the last 2 boxes on the home screen are like that, is because it's a subtle indicator that there's more content, so instinctively people will scroll. Yeah, Microsoft could put other UI elements to indicate there's more content that you have to scroll to get to, but aesthetically, this is better and still functional. The cut-off text indicates horizontal scrolling, so that you swipe horizontally to access it, or it wouldn't be as intuitive. Using arrow indicators and whatnot would bring less simplicity.

Scrolling to read an e-mail or webpage or whatever isn't any different than what you would expect on another device, unless that device has a really big screen or really small content. As far as I can tell, the caps/no-caps is consistent to me.

The whole thing with Metro is going on the verge of both simplicity and functionality. It may not seem appealing to those that have a thing for rigid and whole interfaces, but it's something that shouldn't be hard to get used to and maybe like.