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Mozilla publishes name and shame list of slow Firefox add-ons, cracks down on tardy devs

Mozilla, continuing its year-long crusade to speed up Firefox startup and shutdown times, has published a name and shame list of the Firefox's slowest add-ons. The list is just one part of Mozilla's new efforts to highlight slow add-ons, and to help developers make their add-ons more efficient. Over the next two weeks, 'slow performance warnings' will be introduced in the add-on gallery so...

LimeWire shutdown leads to massive drop in music piracy

LimeWire might not have been the downloading program of choice for elite users like those of you reading Download Squad right now, but there's no denying its popularity with the average user. So when the Gnutella-powered LimeWire was shut down once and for all, there was little doubt that the impact on music piracy would be significant. As TorrentFreak reports, the number of users utilizing P2P...

Unofficial Instagram web interface Followgram shuts down pending official API

Instagram is a great way to share photos and follow friends' photo posts if you have an iPhone. You can even share links to your individual photos on the web. Unfortunately, there's no web interface for sharing your Instagram photostream. That's where Followgram came in, until it was shut down this afternoon. Now this message has been posted: Sorry folks, looks like we have to say goodbye for...

Xmarks bookmark syncing service calls it quits

Bookmark syncing service Xmarks has decided to shut down. It's sad news, but hardly surprising. When Xmarks launched -- originally on Firefox as Foxmarks -- it was a novel, awesome idea. Syncing your bookmarks across browsers on different machines is extraordinarily useful. It's so useful, in fact, that Chrome and Firefox both have their own bookmark syncing implementations now and that doesn't...

Cuil, once touted as a 'Google killer,' appears to be dead

Remember Cuil? The search engine startup that claimed it could beat Google launched back in 2008 to a lot of fanfare, but it just didn't have the quality search results to back up its initial promise. Well, Cuil has existed for two years, getting almost no attention after its colossally bad launch, and now it appears to be shutting down. There's no official word yet, but the site is down right...

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...

Google Wave dies of acute unpopularity at age 1

Google Wave, touted last year as the future of text-based communication, will wave no more. Google just announced that it will be ceasing development on Wave, and eventually shutting it down, because it never caught on the way it was supposed to. Some of Wave's technology, like the drag-and-drop feature and live typing, will live on as open source. Export tools are coming soon so that you can get...

Shutdown Timer lets you shut down or log off based on system events

At first, the idea of a program that would let me shut down my PC at a specific time seemed silly to me. I mean, I can already do it with Scheduled Tasks or a 4-line AutoHotkey script. Once I took the time to poke around Shutdown Timer, though, I came away impressed. The name is catchy, but you shouldn't take it too literally; Shutdown Timer lets you do other operations besides just shutting down...

Tr.im gives up and shuts down

Tr.im, the popular URL shortener owned by Nambu, was apparently not popular enough for the company to see any future in it. Tr.im is shutting down, and links will redirect properly until at least the end of this year. The cost of development and server expansion outweighed the benefits to Tr.im's owners, according to a blog post, because users will never pay for shortURL services. Nambu also...

Will a lawsuit spell the end of Skype?

A disagreement about the licensing terms for a key part of Skype's VoIP software has brought a legal battle that's threatening to shut the online phone service down. Don't panic yet if you're one of Skype's nearly 500 million users, though. The trial between Skype's parent company, eBay, and the company that produced the technology, Joltid, is not set for trial until June 2010. Skype is working...

Pownce gets pwned: Six Apart acquires and plans to shutter service

Do you still use your Pownce account? I stopped using mine months ago. I don't even know if I remember the password. If you do still use Pownce, the Twitter-like microblogging service that just never seemed to capitalize on its early hype, start preparing to migrate to something new. Today, Six Apart, the company behind Movable Type, TypePad and Vox, announced that it has acquired Pownce and...

ShutDownGuard tells Windows where to stick automatic restarts

My office workstations - which runs Windows Vista - has an annoying tendency to restart following updates, even though I've told it not to. Via the radio button, of course, though I have tried actually yelling, and that's not working either. It's a pain, but I'm not about to disable Windows Updates. All I want is for it to be my choice when my system gets restarted. ShutdownGuard waits in your...

How to add Windows tray icons for the trash bin, disc drive, and power

It only takes a few clicks to do things like empty your Windows recycling bin, reboot your PC or open your CD-ROM drive. But if you're looking for easy access to these features, why not add system tray icons that give you two-click access no matter what you're doing with your computer? E-sushi has a series of utilities that add these features to your system tray. Disc Tray Toggler lets you open...

TorrentSpy BitTorrent tracker shuts down voluntarily

The same day a major internet service providers was busy making nice with BitTorrent traffic, one of the most popular BitTorrent tracking sites has decided to close up shop. TorrentSpy has been involved in a legal battle with the MPAA for the last few years, and while there's been no court order asking the site to shut down, the TorrentSpy team decided it would be easier to shut down the site...

GlobalPandora: The box is ope- er, broken.

Last Sunday we told you about a way for listeners outside of the US to tune in to Pandora without having to deal with proxies: GlobalPandora. We also predicted that it will get shut down - but who would have thought so soon? It looks like the real Pandora decided to block all the U.S. IPs that GlobalPandora was using. On the site, there's no hint that GlobalPandora is planning on making a...