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Creating a new text file in the Finder (Download Squad)

Jan 17th 2010 6:40AM Thanks for being the first (and only) to post a specific example. Unfortunately, I can only assume from your example, that you are not a Mac user. Everything you have described can be easily done within iPhoto, the program supplied free with Mac OS. If you were running Mac OS, you would know that.

Creating a new text file in the Finder (Download Squad)

Jan 14th 2010 11:50AM Well, since you think some people do it, why not give a few examples of why they are doing it? Personally, I find the idea completely ridiculous.

And, when I read the original author call this a "gaping hole in the functionality of the Finder", it clearly showed that the author has little understanding of computers or computing.

Creating a new text file in the Finder (Download Squad)

Jan 14th 2010 7:29AM I have been a Mac user for a long time. This idea I find ridiculous! Can someone explain what use this serves? If a Mac user needs to put a small note in the same folder as a file (perhap with a date or version number or some other piece of information), we create a sub-folder and name the folder with the information required. This way, you don't need to open an application to read it.

The only possible use for this I can see is if you are going to upload a file to bit-torrent and want to include a read-me. Fine, open your text editor, write the note and save it in the folder with the file.

This article is completely non-Mac.

Microsoft brings Silverlight video to the iPhone, without a plugin (Download Squad)

Nov 29th 2009 6:11AM Just as I don't use a hammer to crack an egg, I don't use my iPhone for something that works better or I can enjoy more on my desktop or laptop. I hope Adobe never puts Flash on the iPhone.

Pandora announces premium features and new desktop app (Download Squad)

May 21st 2009 2:49AM Still no support for non-Americans? Is our money not valid?

Hulu gets more aggressive on geolocation, blocks Hotspot Shield (Download Squad)

May 8th 2009 5:57AM Who cares? Are US TV shows so great that people are dying to watch them? I'm perfectly happy with the TV shows I can see in my country. I only wish that Pandora would be available. I don't understand why other music streaming sites are still available internationally, but not Pandora.

Stealth's latest fanless mini PC: the Core 2 Duo-powered LPC-625F (Engadget)

Mar 22nd 2009 8:14AM The comparisons with the Mini have been incomplete: the $1595 Stealth does not include an OS (Windows, if you want that, costs an additional $195) and there is no optical drive ($175 additional for a USB optical burner). Both an OS and an optical drive are included in the Mac Mini. To match the two machines, the Stealth would cost almost $2000 , while the Mini would cost about $700. I have a Mini, btw, and have to agree that the fans are silent.

The Stealth and options are here: http://www.stealthcomputer.com/pb/index.php?comp=LPC625F

F.lux adapts your display to the time of day (Download Squad)

Feb 22nd 2009 4:31AM Why does this article show it as a Windows app? I see it is available for all platforms. Why not be accurate?

Panasonic sets out to bring "3D Full HD" to Blu-ray by 2010 (Engadget)

Feb 10th 2009 4:49AM I completely agree with Maverick Saturn. 3D is only a primitive form of holographic projection.

Retro Video: when Internet was civil (Download Squad)

Feb 6th 2009 8:32AM It was indeed a great time -- it was before the commercialisation of the Internet and before spam. It was also before kids got access, so most of the discussions were, as the program says, between mature and educated people (most people then got access via a university).