Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
Engadget for the iPhone: download the app now
AOL Tech

Tag: APPLICATIONS

Adobe Flash 11 will feature a proper 3D rendering engine and API

The next version of Flash, amidst growing competition from emerging 3D-in-the-browser technologies WebGL and O3D, will feature support for 3D graphics. But don't get too excited just yet -- we'll probably have to wait until October and the Adobe MAX 2010 conference before we find out more. There, on October 27th, a Flash player engineer will give a talk about "the next-generation 3D API coming...

Microsoft patents portable applications? I don't think so.

Over at Network World, there's a little but of a fuss being kicked up about a new patent filed by Microsoft. Here's the juicy bit: "A portable storage device includes an interface and one or more flash memories. The one or more flash memories store one or more executable files that can be executed by a host computer to which the device is coupled without altering any environment settings on the...

Facebook introduces detailed privacy settings for applications

When Facebook revamped its privacy settings back in December, users gained the ability to control the audience for each individual item they published. Links, status updates, photos ... all shareable with specific groups and people. Unfortunately, there was still one big loophole: apps. They could publish stories to your feed with none of the privacy controls you'd get on a regular item....

Lee's 10 favorite free Windows programs of 2009

It's amazing how many apps we review over the course of a year. There's no way I could count the number of times I've run appwiz.cpl (add/remove programs) on my desktop and laptop in the past twelve months. Certain apps, however, stand the test of time. The ten I've listed after the jump are permanent fixtures on my Window systems - some old, some new, but all awesome....

Krento is a simple, good looking 3D application launcher for Windows

Looking for an easy-to-configure, uncomplicated launcher that looks good? Check out Krento. Download and install the app, and it parks in your system tray. You can bring Krento up either by pressing windows + C or right-clicking the tray icon. You can also activate it by double-clicking the "pulsar" - the bullseye in the bottom right. To enable the pulsar, just right click the tray icon. ...

New Facebook rules make app spam a thing of the past

Facebook's making some big changes around its application platform, particularly concerning how much access apps have to a user's activity stream and notifications. If you're a Facebook user who hates app spam, that's good news for you. It's terrible news for developers, though, because getting their links in front of you is how they spread virally and pick up more users. This doesn't mean that...

Tell DLS: What are your top 10 must-have apps? - OS X!

I'm willing to bet that while reading Download Squad, you've discovered some great applications that you now use on a regular basis. Although we all use our machines in a slightly different way, I always find it fascinating to hear about which applications other people use and often when chatting to friends or colleagues I'll learn about an application that i've never used before - there's...

Try out new Facebook features before your friends with Prototypes

On the heels of last week's release of @mentions and the new Facebook Lite, today Facebook announced "Prototypes". Prototypes give users a chance to test out cool new applications and functionality "going on inside the walls of Facebook" and to provide feedback to the who built the prototypes, directly. To begin testing and providing feedback, simply find any application available in...

Facebook fixes up application directory, pushes verified apps

According to Facebook's Developer Blog, big changes are coming to the application directory, which will affect both developers and everyday users. With over 52,000 apps now available, the Facebook team, they're looking at new ways to highlight the best apps and help users discover the ones most relevant to them. This should deliver a much-needed image boost for Facebook, and help combat the...

10 essential web apps for bloggers

Used to be desktop applications were essential to getting the job done, whatever the job may have been, large or small. Now, with all the nimble web apps to choose from, the idea of firing up a huge application for a small task seems almost, well, unproductive and wasteful. Yeah, sure, no one is suggesting you do away with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quickbooks and other...

Flipping the Linux switch: Switching, literally, with Ulteo Virtual Desktop

We are a little bit disturbed. Not in a "We just watched a David Lynch movie" sort of way, but still, it is a little unnerving to think that our last post on Ulteo hinted at a world domination plot... and now it seems that goal is within their reach. It is also a little unsettling to eat our words. We read about Ulteo's Virtual Desktop and its claims to run Linux apps quickly and smoothly under...

Interview: Michael Dalesandro, CEO "Where I've Been"

The "social networking" space is chock-full of applications, plug-ins and other bits and pieces designed to hopefully enhance the user's experience online and potentially in their real lives as well. Unfortunately, some of these applications or plug-ins are often uninspired and do little, if anything, to accomplish this goal. Sometimes, however, an application or plug-in is able to provide...

Facebook apps to begin feedback based notifications

For those who have hoped for less application madness on Facebook, an announcement on the Facebook Developers blog should be of interest to you: a reward system for applications that are "compelling." So, instead of giving applications a limit of 40 notifications per user per day, the amount of notifications sent out will adjust in accordance with the feedback an application gets. The more an...

Install Facebook applications on any web site

Love them or hate them, Facebook applications are what makes the social networking site what it is. Back when MySpace, Friendster, and other sites let you connect with friends, leave messages, and maybe even play some music, Facebook let you send snowballs, play Scrabble, and graph your bestest friends. The only problem with Facebook applications is that up until now, you've had to actually visit...

Have thumb drive, will travel: 11 portable apps for the Mac

It used to be that a USB thumb drive was used mainly for transporting files to and from computers. Now, however, more people are using thumb drives to house portable applications. When you sit down at a computer that doesn't have Firefox, for example, and you're simply unwilling to double-click that Internet Explorer icon, just pop in your thumb drive, double-click your portable Firefox...