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qStatus licensing model might be more interesting than the app itself

qStatus is a reasonable-looking piece of shareware. It lets you update your Twitter and Facebook status from the comfort of your desktop, via an interface which is far too elaborate for my tastes. It's all Aero Glass and slick and smooth, but I guess most people like that sort of thing. To be fair, I haven't tried it, and for all I know, it may be great or horrible (tell me in the...

Screencast4Cash contest ends on Monday, get your entry in soon!

Time is quickly running out for you to join the Screencast 4 Cash contest for a chance to win big by teaching others via screencast. To be eligible, entries must be submitted by 11:59PM CST on Monday, June 1st. So far, creative contestants have uploaded screencasts on everything from using MAME to being a Google search ninja. Just as before, entrants can submit an original screencast to be...

Twitter's "Follow Friday" gets its own website

"Follow Friday" has become one of the most popular social conventions on Twitter. Users post the usernames of some people they want to recommend for their friends to follow, along with the #followfriday hashtag. It's a good way to find some new people to follow who might be relevant to your interests or part of your wider social circle. Now, some Twitter users have collected data from...

Icy Radio streams, records hundreds of 'net radio stations

Back in August I wrote about Screamer, a nice portable streaming radio app. KSoft's Icy Radio offers a similar experience with a couple of nice additions. Icy Radio is completely portable - just download the zip archive and extract it to a folder. Apart from a large library of audio streams, Icy Radio includes several nice skins and streaming video support. As with Screamer, you should expect...

Tr.im shortens and tweets URLs, tracks stats, and more

There are a lot of god URL truncators out there, like Snipr, Is.gd, and TinyURL. For a new service to stand out, it's got to bring something interesting to the table. Tr.im does just that. Apart from offering URLs that are about as short as you're going to get (8 characters on my tests), they've added a couple interesting features. For starters, Tr.im will truncate your link and automatically...

So... you want to be a web developer?

I had the most interesting conversation with one of my friends the other day. Adam: "Whew... finally finished with my latest web project!" Friend (in awe): "Whoa! That's awesome! How did you make that?" Now, of course, this project of mine was a full-fledged ASP.NET web application; a simple question like "how did you make that" could easily end up with me not only explaining what I did, but how...

13 Great Free Backup Programs for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Making sure you've got a reliable backup solution is a must for any user - and more so for an administrator. Why? Well, mostly because your users probably aren't very good at remembering to back up their own files. And so it falls to you to provide the right software for the job! Backup software is a difficult category to tackle nowadays as the distinction between backup and synchronization...

Google Chrome news roundup: Themes, Scripts, and Ad-blocking, oh my!

It's been about a week since Google launched the public beta of its open source web browser, Google Chrome. While the browser certainly ain't perfect by a long shot, it does render pages quickly and has a few innovative features like an unconventional placement for tabs and a unified search box/location bar. Over the past week there's been a flurry of activity surrounding the browser. Not from...

Tweet Olympic style with #080808

Holy hashtags Batman! Some Chinese Twitter fans want to make sure that even Twitter isn't safe from the deluge of Olympic tidbits you'll no doubt tire of in the next two weeks. Steven Lin, one of the originators of the #080808 hashtag said it's "just for fun, a way to write down the day," according to the New York Times. They even have a nifty buddy icon template you can download and...

3 Linux Apps That Make Me Hate Windows

I'm a Windows user, and it has served me well. That being said, I play with a lot of Linux distributions and there are some applications that are just so much better than anything Windows can offer that I find myself wondering how long it'll be until I make the switch. For starters, there's the APT and the Synaptic Package Manager. Microsoft has been promising updates and installs without...

5 Apps You Run That Suck, and 5 Replacements That Don't

If you frequent our site (and you do, because you're cool), you've probably read this article about the 5 most annoying apps on your PC. Well, it's time for another installment - this time with alternatives that offer the functionality you want without the annoying, fetid bloat that you don't. Note: before the gripes start, to compare apples to apples I'm only offering apps that need to be...

10 + tools to pimp out your Friendfeed

We're big fans of FriendFeed, the social network aggregator that helps you keep track of your friends' activities across different platforms like Twitter, LastFM, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and about 1,000 36 others. If you're a fan or if you're just getting started, below are 10 tools to help you experience it just the way you like, after the jump. ...

Twitter buys Summize, launches Twitter Search

As expected, Twitter has purchased Summize, a search engine designed for the micro-blogging service. The pairing seems pretty obvious. While Twitter may have started as a means of individual expression, the service has quickly grown into a repository of news and opinions. Want to know what people think of the latest blockbuster movie? Just enter the title into Summize and you'll get a whole...

Posty: Adobe AIR client for Twitter, FriendFeed, Pownce, Jaiku, Tumblr

There's no shortage of desktop clients for Twitter and FriendFeed. But Posty goes a few steps beyond popular clients like Twhirl and Alert Thingy by adding support for Jaiku and Tumblr as well as Pownce. Posty's main window features a list of supported services with check boxes next to each. Just enter a status update and select the networks you want to send the update out to, and you can post...

HELP! Windows cannot open this file

You've just downloaded that must have program only to realize that Windows has no idea what to do with it. After an hour of Google searching, forum posting, and being called n00b, you finally figure it out. If only there was a guide that showed you how to get all those needed programs. We at Download Squad feel your pain and have put together a list of 10 free programs that will take care of...