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The top Download Squad stories of 2010

As yet another year slips quietly into the annual abyss, it's customary to take a retrospective glance at all that has happened. While history is surely nowhere near as exciting as the future -- especially as far as technology is concerned -- we can still learn a lot by looking back at the events of a year and analyzing, with perfect hindsight, what actually happened. After all, it is one thing...

Ask DLS: how to change your Download Squad password, the best Android web browser, and tailoring our RSS feeds

We're back with more of your questions, and more of our excellent answers. This week, with the high-profile Gawker Media hack, we've been innundated with commenters asking how to change their Download Squad password. Now, it's not the easiest thing in the world, and yes, we know our commenting system isn't the best in the world (and we know there are still a few 'Easter eggs' from the Switched...

Ask DLS: Android antivirus, scanner issues and video games

Every morning, as Lee empties the mail bag onto my desk, we pore through cries of help that range from the utterly banal -- "how do i install iTuns???" -- through to truly taxing technical teasers. The fact is, though, no matter how simple the question is, how blatant the answer might be -- "google it!" -- we try to answer them. After all, a problem is a problem. If something prevents you from...

Our brand-new hotness

As Steve Jobs would say, "boom." Download Squad readers with keen eyes have taken notice; we've gotten our first full redesign in our history. It's green, it's hot and we luvs it. You can quickly jump to points of interest from the top of the page, we got rid of some nagging limitations of our original design and, just for kicks, we threw the extra $10 for the new logo. Maybe AOL read Adam's "So...

Wanna write for Download Squad?

The few, the proud, the Download Squad. Think you have what it takes to join us in world domination covering software and the web? We're looking for a few great bloggers to add to our team. We won't give you a corner office. We will not offer you a company car. Health care? Dude, you're better off hitting up Clinton or Obama. What we can offer you is a contract, the same pay as every other...

Pimp your Download Squad comments account

You love us. We love you. Aww. It's this unspoken thing we have. So why aren't you pimping your Download Squad commenter account by adding an avatar? Recently, Download Squad received the same spiffy threaded comment system enjoyed by Engadget, Autoblog and Joystiq. Then we added a slick default avatar, just to make it official. We've noticed however, that many of you haven't added a custom...

Download Squad featured in new book, Blogging Heroes

Download Squad is uber-fortunate, and rather humbled, to be included in the new book Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World's Top Bloggers along side some of our own heroes like Boing Boing's Mark Fraudenfelder, Lifehacker's Gina Trapani and The Long Tail's Chris Anderson. As if that weren't enough, the book's publisher, Wiley, gave us permission to pass out our chapter as if it were...

Download Squad Week in Review

Fun, fortune, adventure and excitement; You'll find them all in Download Squad's week in review. Ok, so we're lying about the fortune and excitement is a highly subjective term. Still, there's fun, and adventure afoot so kick back and catch up. Squander that extra hour you're getting this weekend and let's take a look at this week on Download Squad. The Asus Eee PC Our own Brad Linder gave in to...

Looking for a few good geeks

If you're software obsessed, motivated and, a whiz with english, Download Squad could have a spot for you on our team. We're looking for a few new faces to join the Squad. You'll cover software like a blanket and, get exposure to a huge audience all while tracking down interviews and news from the big names in the business. Interested? We thought you might be. All we need from you for...

Blog pirates on the horizon!

The rise and rise of blogging as an online phenomenon has relied heavily on the ability of social nature of blogs - as each blog links into one another or as larger blogs link to and report on stories breaking on smaller specialist blogs. But while linking and references may be the lifeblood of blogging, there's a submerged undercurrent of blogs and Web sites looking to get something for nothing,...

Download Squad Search: Now with 200% more Useful(TM)

If you've ever tried searching for a particular post on Download Squad you might have found it a tad frustrating. Our built-in search engine was never very, er... good. But I'm thrilled to report that those days are over. Our talented developers have swapped out the old 'n' crufty search engine for some brand new hotness. The main enhancements are: It now does an AND search rather than an OR...

Welcome Ian Smith to Download Squad

Sue Polinsky isn't the only great new blogger we brought on this month. The other newest member of our team is Ian Smith, who brings with him his love of productivity and knowledge of "life hacks." You might already be familiar with Ian as the "Joe" behind Joe's Goals, a cool Web 2.0 goal-tracking app that I'm a huge fan of. Welcome to the team, Ian!...

GMobileSync: Sync Google Calendar with a Windows Mobile device

GMobileSync is a new program that allows you to sync your Windows Mobile PDA or Smartphone with Google Calendar. The free program is still in development, and right now, when I say "sync," I mean, download your Google Calendar to your device. 2-way syncing is expected in an update scheduled for release next week. GMobileSync's not the only fish in the sea here. GooSync is another free program that...

BitTyrant: making BitTorrent less fun for everyone (except you)

Frustrated that your BitTorrent downloads aren't completing fast enough? BitTyrant is a new BitTorent client (based on Azureus 2.5) that claims to increase download performance by as much as 70%. How does it work? Simple. When you start a download you start downloading a file, BitTyrant scans the upload speeds of other users and gives preference to those with higher upload speeds. Not only will...

Convert YouTube videos to Windows Media with one click

Sure, there are plenty of ways to grab a video from YouTube, save it as an flv file, and convert it the file format of your choice. But Zunemytube's got to be the simplest method I've seen so far. All you have to do is install the plugin for Internet Explorer and a little Zune icon will pop up in your toolbar. Then you surf YouTube, Google Video or MSN Soapbox and find videos you want to save....