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Joe Beaulaurier

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Yahoo! unveils new, improved, kinda awesome beta web calendar (Download Squad)

Oct 8th 2008 5:27PM @Andrew - likely, but why would it matter?

This is so late in the game of online calendar development (and this from a Y! fanboy) that it is really a non-event except for those of us who are deeply entrenched using Y! tools and other ICS supporting properties that will now work much better with the calendar.

Something else that I'm not seeing being communicated from Y! any where is that the Notepad property is updated when you switch the calendar. The new UI is very barebones and smacks of an alpha rather than a beta implementation. Perhaps it's accidentally being enabled?

Yahoo! unveils new, improved, kinda awesome beta web calendar (Download Squad)

Oct 8th 2008 5:24PM @Andrew - likely, but why would it matter?

This is so late in the game of online calendar development (and this from a Y! fanboy) that it is really a non-event except for those of us who are deeply entrenched using Y! tools and other ICS supporting properties that will now work much better with the calendar.

Something else that I'm not seeing being communicated from Y! any where is that the Notepad property is updated when you switch the calendar. The new UI is very barebones and smacks of an alpha rather than a beta implementation. Perhaps it's accidentally being enabled?

Jason's Favorite Windows apps: MindManager (Download Squad)

Oct 8th 2008 12:35AM Sorry I'm new to the notion of mind mapping. When is it better to use mind mapping instead of concept mapping?

Microsoft begins rolling out Hotmail redesign (Download Squad)

Sep 30th 2008 5:18PM Been a decades long Y! Mail user and I have to say that Live Mail (aka Hotmail) is making inroads to make me consider a change. Notably, the calendar function is almost at par (lacks scheduling with others) while offering an iCal bridge.

Don't even ask me why I don't use gMail. I've tried it several times and that dog just don't hunt of me. It may be great for you but you ain't me.

Converting .docx documents to .doc (Download Squad)

Sep 26th 2008 12:25PM @James - Sadly, even the best document file format solution is wasted if the market cannot pass it around without needing to install an add-on, upgrade or use a translator.

That is an "epic fail" as demonstrated by the technically savvy commenters on this post who have had to deal with this issue to support their own or their company's/clients' encounters with this obnoxious obstacle.

Yet what of the greater majority lacking such support since they think using a word processor and accepting documents from others should be seamless and painless? They're caught in a loop of emailing back and forth with the document orginator trying to get a useable document so they can get on with business, or just their miserable lives.

Windows Live Writer tech preview adds image editing features (Download Squad)

Jun 3rd 2008 6:36PM Ditto on the ability to upload video elsewhere. MS seems to be getting this in many places but sadly does continue to shoehorn users into their properties in others.

But truth be told, the Soapbox provides a better video experience both onsite and embedded than the more popular ones.

Just sayin...

Del.icio.us plugin for Internet Explorer (Download Squad)

May 15th 2008 3:08AM I was just about to convert back to FF as I was longing for the ability to have a dynamic toolbar and shared bookmarks using this addon. It was if they read my mind. Now I don't have to give up my IE, which after switching back to FF ever so briefly, confirmed it as my desired choice - especially after customizing with inline spell check and inline search among other things.

Yahoo! "Unlimited" email has a limit after all (Download Squad)

Apr 10th 2008 12:35AM Anyone who has used the flexible and speedy search capability in Y! Mail understands why there's no need to delete anything which could be useful in the future. Eliminates the need for folders, tagging, etc.

@shiva - Ditto on using a service flaw as an excuse to make it out to be an intended limitation/conspiracy. Lame and becoming SOP around here for anything not about Google or Apple products.

Big changes coming to online office suite ThinkFree next week (Download Squad)

Mar 31st 2008 5:29PM Google, MS, and who? Zoho? How did they make the list while opensource (read free) OpenOffice didn't. And OpenOffice just launched a new release as well --> http://www.prweb.com/releases/openofficeorg/40/prweb759464.htm