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chrisaroz

Member since: Feb 14th, 2006

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Farewell, Internet (Download Squad)

Apr 13th 2011 11:06AM Good job AOL, way to make another stupid decision and prove you have no idea what you're doing.

Amazon Appstore for Android hands-on review: Android Market is in trouble (Download Squad)

Apr 7th 2011 11:35PM My main concern is that Amazon is asking non-techies to make their phones LESS secure. I know it's not likely to be a big issue right now, but that one little thing really irks me.

Google Voice comes to Sprint customers, no app or porting required (Download Squad)

Mar 21st 2011 11:42AM That's simply BRILLIANT! It reminds me of SBC/ATT's partnership with Yahoo to offer email to their customers. I can only imagine the cost-savings to Sprint if they eventually move their entire voice mail infrastructure over to Google.

Speedtest.net overhauled with new look, new features (Download Squad)

Mar 7th 2011 9:06PM Where's the DownloadSquad Speed Wave?!?!?

Gmail now uses the Google Chrome PDF viewer to display attachments (Download Squad)

Feb 17th 2011 11:05AM I've been using this for a few weeks now but didn't realize it was Chrome's doing (I thought it was part of a Foxit Reader update). My only complaint is the lack of a print button in the bottom right. As silly as it sounds, I only thought about right-clicking in the page to bring up the print option after I had spent 5 minutes looking around everywhere else, tried saving to print, and various other things. Seems like a glaring flaw since printing a PDF received via email is a fairly common task.

NBA Jam for iOS lights up the App Store! (Download Squad)

Feb 11th 2011 8:52PM I never wanted to own an iPhone... until now.

Mozy kills unlimited backup, time to take matters into your own hands (Download Squad)

Feb 1st 2011 11:15AM I'm quite surprised by Lee's last line in the article, and comments that have followed. It seems everyone's missing the point of cloud-based/off-site backup. The goal is to not necessarily replace a standard external drive (though for those with smaller amounts of data it can), but rather to add a better chance of data recovery. The extra redundancy and off-site protection are the key to proper data protection. Should there there be catastrophic failure at your location (fire, flood, theft), your data is still safe and recoverable from your online service.

While this has always been the ideal backup solution (on-site AND off-site combined), it wasn't until services like Mozy and Carbonite came along that regular consumers truly had the ability to take advantage of it. Moving to a single on-site external drive may be easier and cheaper (in the short-term), it could prove tragic in the long-term. If money is a major issue, perhaps you should select your most critical data and use the FREEE 2GB Mozy provides to AT LEAST save that remotely.

Android Market update begins roll out to Android 1.6+ devices (Download Squad)

Dec 14th 2010 11:17AM We bought my wife an LG Optimus at Best Buy on Sunday and I was surprised to see it already had the new market. Still waiting for it to update on my phone though.

Jing Pro giveaway (Download Squad)

Nov 23rd 2010 2:17PM I am a US citizen, so I not only enter myself, but I will also be using Fez' entry as well. ;)