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Boxee releases new beta with streaming movie library

Boxee, one of the best all-in-one media center apps, has just released a new beta that introduces a library of full-length streaming movies. Boxee was already famous for letting you watch and listen to streaming content on your computer, and hook the whole thing up to your TV, too, but its new partnerships with indie movie sites make it even better. With Boxee, you already have Netflix,...

The Great Android Conspiracy -- a thrilling ride through six back-to-school Android apps for students!

Download Squad contributor Mark Bowytz decided to go freestyle with this rundown of Android apps -- please enjoy his geeky thriller ... and the apps, of course! Agent McCormick is to meet an informant who has some secrets to share about his Android phone...but will they make it out alive? The air in the Imperial Palace restaurant was a pungent mixture of fried dumplings and chemical fumes...

Firefox Friday, the back to school edition: 10 add-ons to make education less dire

You may have noticed we've got our back to school jive on here at Download Squad. We figure it's worth interrupting your usual programming for a week or two -- after all, once the kids are back at school, we're all free to do whatever we like until Christmas! Woohoo! Still, so that you don't feel completely abandoned, here's a paragraph dedicated to this week's Mozilla news: early builds of...

10+ invaluable Android apps for the freshmen and back-to-schoolers

First up, let me congratulate you on buying an Android smartphone instead of an iPhone. You've just saved a few hundred dollars that could be better spent on beer, bitches/blokes and books. And if you have a little money left after that, you could buy a few Android apps too! Having said that, most of the apps in this list are free with the option to pay some money if you want bonus features or...

5 must-have back-to-school apps for your computer and smartphone

Chances are good that you use more than one gadget to help with schoolwork. If you have a laptop or desktop computer and do-it-all smartphone at your disposal there are some great applications which can be a huge help at school regardless of which device you've got your hands on. From taking notes in class to accessing files at home to staving off forgetfulness, these five highly-useful apps...

Headed back to school? Snag cheap textbooks with the Half.com iPhone app!

Half.com (by eBay) is one of those sites that should be in every college student's bookmarks. Whether you're buying new textbooks or unloading old ones, Half.com is a pretty hassle-free solution. If you're gearing up to use Half.com this semester, though, you should consider going the Half.com iPhone app route instead of hitting up the traditional Web interface. Why? Well, the free iPhone...

10+ extensions for better back-to-school browsing with Google Chrome

It's just about that time of year again -- time for millions of students to put their noses to the grindstone and head back to school for another year of academic excitement! Few learning tools are as versatile as your trusty laptop or desktop computer -- and your Web browser is likely one of the most-used programs on it. If Google Chrome is your browser of choice, there are loads of useful...

Back to school with Facebook: 5 apps to make your classes easier

Some of you are headed back to school this week, and I want to let you know that we at Download Squad feel your pain. We've all been there at one time or another, and it's not always easy. While I'm not volunteering to do your homework (don't want to get you in trouble, you know), the least I can do is offer some helpful applications for everyone's favorite (formerly) collegiate website,...

Online tools to fight the freshman 20 - Back to School

Off to college and dreading the inevitable 20 pounds or so of fat that comes with drinking binges, lack of exercise, all you can eat dorm food and late night snacks? Hate the thought of not being able to wear your favorite jeans come winter break? Relax, here's a round up of good online weight management tools which might be able to help you stay on track. 1. The Daily Plate - A calorie...

Firefox Campus Edition download for students

Mozilla is jumping on the 'back to school' bandwagon to ensure that students get the most out of their online experience with a new "Firefox Campus Edition" download. Announced last week, the Campus Edition of Firefox comes bundled with a few extras including: FoxyTunes - allows you to control almost all media players, find videos, CD covers, videos, band bios all within Firefox. StumbleUpon...

Download Squad's Back-to-School Software Picks

As kids the world around get ready for "that time of year" and the sense of dread excitement builds, we find ourselves looking for ways to make this school year a little easier than the one before it. Being nerds, we turn to software. This year, Download Squad has hand-picked some promising shareware/freeware tools for that should come just as handy as the mandatory two boxes of tissues...

Mobile Minute goes back to school - using Windows Mobile on Campus

It's back to school time, and you know what that means. You've got a good excuse to try out some new software for your PDA. Windows Mobile devices include some great tools for students, including a basic calculator, calendar, and mobile versions of Word and Excel. But if you want to get the most out of your PDA on campus, you'll probably want to check out some more advanced tools for text...

Create your own perfect dormroom online

Headed back to campus for fall? Our new little sister DIY Life shows you a way to create your own perfect dorm room; online. Don't find yourself stuck in a drab, uninspiring space -- in which you'll spend far too much time in front of your computer -- kick it up a notch and impress your friends. Homeslyce The really slick part is, you can collaborate with your new roommate from where ever you...