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Internet Explorer 9 downloaded 2.3 million times in first day; Firefox 3 managed 8 million!

Internet Explorer 9, in its first 24 hours of availability, has racked up a grand total of 2.3 million downloads. An impressive number, until you compare it to the latest major releases from Mozilla: Firefox 3.5 was downloaded 5 million times in 24 hours -- and Firefox 3, back in 2008, holds the world record for any piece of software with over 8 million downloads in one day. Of course it isn't ...

AOL Play for Android helps you discover and share great music

Looking for a way to share what you're listening to and discover some great new music at the same time? Check out Play by AOL. It's a new Android app which lets you post what you're listening to on Facebook or Twitter, sample free downloads from Spinner, and see what your friends are listening to. [Disclosure: Play, Spinner and Download Squad are all owned by AOL.] There's also the promise of "...

Download official Android 3.0 Honeycomb wallpaper images

As is usually the case with new Android SDK releases, various bits and pieces have been ripped out and shared with the world thanks to an enthusiastic and ambitious dev community. Over at the Android Central forums, Alex Dobie has shared nine new wallpaper images which are bundled in the tablet-friendly Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK. The images are fairly high-res, too, at 1980x1408 pixels -- so...

SXSW 2011 torrent lets you download 4.5 gigs of free music

Each year in the months leading up to the SXSW music festival, a massive collection of songs from participating performers gets assembled. The collection gets rolled up into a jumbo-sized torrent, and then given to the masses for free. The 2011 SXSW torrent packs almost four and a half gigs of musical goodness -- nearly 800 songs! The best part is that this is all guilt-free, legal-to-download-an...

20+ essential apps for new Mac users

It's a great time to be a Mac user. With the advent of the Mac App Store, downloading and updating apps is easier than it's ever been. And it doesn't stop with the store, either: there are plenty of essential apps you can just grab on your own, many of them free and open source. It might take a minute to get used to a new library of apps, but your new Mac has apps that can equal or better a Wi...

DownThemAll 2 download manager released, now supports Firefox 4

The popular Firefox download manager DownThemAll has finally hit version 2.0, and the new release brings a number of important changes. Not least among them is out-of-the-box support for Firefox 4, which is currently slated for a February 2011 release. DownThemAll 2 offers even greater control over your Firefox downloads than its predecessor. Speed limits can be specified on a per-server or do...

20+ essential programs for your new Windows computer

Our regular readers can probably rattle off a list of their 20 favorite apps without breaking a sweat -- as the comments on this post will no doubt prove. But for our less in-the-know friends, family, and co-workers, it can be challenging to figure out where to download high quality programs that actually do what they need them to do. We've put together an assortment that will help you hit the...

AllMyApps is a sexy download store for Windows

The Mac App Store is coming next month, but Windows users have a similar store they can enjoy right now. AllMyApps has just launched in beta, and it's ready to help you find, install, and share loads of great free (and eventually paid) software. Apps are grouped by category such as utilities, security, office, video, and communication and you'll find just about every must-have free Windows a...

Acer to launch app store, will pre-load on PCs

Our pals over at Engadget covered the Acer hullabaloo this morning, and there's one bit which blipped on the Download Squad radar. Yes, software aficionados, Acer is launching an app and content store. It'll be called Alive, and you can't really blame Acer for the move -- they're a top-3 manufacturer selling millions of laptops and desktops every year. The opportunity to glean a few percentage...

DownThemAll, Firefox's best download manager, now multi-lingual

In just three weeks, DownThemAll! version 2 has moved from supporting just one language in beta 4, to 14 languages in beta 5. Well, kind of -- the Japanese option is "English," and American English is much the same thing. But still, the addition of any new languages is sure to please its millions of users. If you currently use Firefox 3.6 and DTA 1.1, version 2 represents a massive and awesome ...

Show File Size for Firefox shows you file sizes before you download

Show File Size is a tiny add-on that does exactly one thing: it adds the file size to Firefox's file download dialog. In true Firefox style, even this one trick pony has an Options dialog: It lets you set how many decimal points you want to round the number down to. So, do you want 5.317 MB, or is 5.3 MB more your style? Joking aside, though, this can be handy for some situations. Most serious we...

Shutdown Timer v3 released, GUI completely changed

Shutdown Timer is a utility which shuts down your computer, logs you off, runs a file or does any number of other things once the CPU goes above or beyond a certain threshold, or the network downstream or upstream passes a threshold, et cetera. In simple terms, it's a tool which lets you shut down your computer once your downloads complete for the night. I've covered it before, but a new version ...

YouTube Video Downloader provides GUI and command-line download interface

YouTube downloaders are a dime a dozen. Unfortunately, many of them are thinly veiled malware/adware containers, or they are just plain cruddy. What makes youtube-dl special is that it's cross-platform, free, open-source, and CLI-based. If you don't know what CLI means, you probably don't need it :). In a nutshell, though, it lets you download videos from the command line (you can see a CLI tutor...

Downloadr is an awesome bulk downloading tool for Flickr

Whether you're looking for backgrounds for your desktop, Creative Commons licensed photos, or just scanning eyecandy, Flickr is an excellent place to find beautiful digital images. Need a simple way to download multiple images? Check out Downloadr (screencast after the break!), a free program with loads of options which makes short work of bulk downloading from Flickr. Downloadr is packed w...

WinAmp adds a music store, powered by 7Digital

Big news today from our friends over at the official WinAmp blog: you can now purchase and download music right inside your WinAmp window! Like the Ubuntu One Music Store, Winamp's downloads will be provided by 7digital. As I mentioned with U1, one of the key features here is availability: 7digital is available nearly everywhere, unlike some competitors (such as Amazon). 7digital also boasts a...