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Seesmic for Android beefs up Facebook support, adds widgets and TwitLonger

Seesmic has updated its Android app with much-improved Facebook support. Users can now add multiple Facebook accounts, and post, comment, and like items on walls and Facebook pages they administer. Homescreen widgets have also been added, and all Seesmic's social networks are supported -- Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, and Salesforce Chatter. Support for Google's goo.gl URL shortener has been...

Google Reader for Android updated to include widgets, more syncing

It's now been a couple of months since Google Reader hit Android, which didn't quite live up to expectations. Luckily, developers at Google seem to have been listening to the innumerable complaints, and the app received its first big update today, bringing with it a choice of widgets, more syncing, and more overall functionality. The widgets are probably the first thing that users may be...

LauncherPro for Android hands-on: it works, but it won't wow you

The most popular home screen and 'app drawer' replacement app for Android is LauncherPro -- but I'm not sure why. I mean, sure, it gives you a scrolling dock, and up to seven home screens -- big whoop. Maybe I'm just a bit jaded. I have recently reviewed two very good home screen apps, after all. The truth is, though, except for a nifty scrolling, customizable dock, there's simply no reason to...

Metro Home brings a little Windows Phone 7 style to your desktop

HTC Home is a nice desktop implementation of HTC's shiny Android homescreen widgets. Suppose, however, you prefer the typographical simplicity of Windows Phone 7's Metro UI. Well, you're in luck: HTC Home's developer has just released Metro Home for Windows. Metro Home is a portable, customizable desktop widget (remixed from HTC Home) which can display the date and time, local weather...

WidgetBlock for Chrome blocks annoying social widgets, makes Web faster

The Web is all about being social these days. When you take this "social" buzzword and reduce it down to brass tacks, you often end up with a bunch of widgets, buttons and other annoyances crowded around the content you're actually interested in reading. WidgetBlock is a Chrome add-on that makes short work of a whole bunch of common widgets and buttons for social services. In one fell swoop it...

HTC Home alpha 2 brings more sexy widgets to your Windows desktop

Not everyone is a fan of desktop widgets -- if that's you, then HTC Home is not a download you'll be interested in. If, however, you're like me and you have a second (or third or fourth) monitor and you don't mind giving up a little real estate to some snazzy desktop app candy, HTC Home might be right up your alley. Previously the app only included the trademark weather widget, but HTC Home's...

StandAlone Pack offers 10 sexy Aero Glass gadgets for Windows 7 and Vista

It seems like just about any time we post a Windows Gadget here at Download Squad a number of commenters lament the fact that Aero Glass isn't supported. Well, this one's for you! DeviantArt user dncube has put together a nice collection of glassed-out gadgets. All the basics are included: clock, calendar, performance meters, Wi-Fi signal strength, RSS feed reader, and weather. The pack also...

Google Voice for Android updated - now with widgets!

Google Voice for Android just got an update -- available now in the Android Market -- and two new home screen widgets are on the menu. The first is a Google Voice inbox widget, which allows you to scan through message previews right from your home screen, and tap one to open the full message in Google Voice. It sounds like a real time-saver for folks with tons and tons of messages to wade through....

Zingaya lets website visitors voice call you instantly

Ever since I started working with Olark, I have come to realize the value of real-time customer interaction. Being able to talk to customers and help them out when they need something gives me a very real sense of both what people are looking for on the site and who our customers are. Zingaya takes this idea one step further. You get a "Call" widget for your site. Users can simply click the...

Idea Informer provides a public way to collect visitor feedback

Idea Informer is a widget that you put on your site, and it takes the form of one of those "feedback tabs" to the right of the page (you've seen them before, I'm sure). The thing that's a bit different about Idea Informer is that any comments left by visitors become public, and other visitors can vote them up. You can think of it as a public wish list. One problem with the implementation is that...

Download sexy all-glass gadgets for your Vista or Windows 7 desktop

Looking for some fun, useful gadgets for your Windows 7 or Vista desktop? Sebastian compiled a list for the Windows 7 launch, and the crew at Into Windows have now shared a slick set of 14 which are dressed up (or is that undressed?) in transparent Aero Glass sexiness! The pack includes replacements for many of the common non-transparent gadgets like the Calendar, clock, CPU and bandwidth...

More Twitter List goodies: official list widgets!

Now that the new Lists feature has rolled out to everyone and become a big part of Twitter, the microblogging service has taken the logical next step and launched list widgets. That means you can embed a live version of your favorite Twitter list anywhere on the web. It doesn't even have to be your list, actually: if someone else has a favorite that you enjoy, you can make a widget of that, too....

Adobe gets into advertising biz, teams up with Gigya

After Adobe's recent acquisition of analytics giant Omniture for $1.8 billion, there was a lot of speculation that Adobe was beginning a foray into the advertising. Now we've got some more clues, since Adobe's partnering with Gigya, a company that distributes widgets and advertising. Now, Adobe's got its fingers in every part of the process, from content creation to ads to analytics. Adobe's new...

Facebook gets embeddable live stream widgets

Facebook just took another baby step in what seems to be an ongoing move out of the walled garden and toward public information streaming. Now admins of pages or applications on Facebook can share their Facebook activity streams on other websites via a few new widgets. One of them even allows Facebook users to interact with the stream right from the embedded widget. The most exciting of the...

Easily put Google services on your site with Web Elements

Google wants to make it as easy as possible for you to place its content, like news feeds, maps and calendars, on your site. Apparently, using the existing APIs wasn't simple enough, so now there's Google Web Elements, for even easier installation of custom Google widgets. Web Elements is starting with eight different modules: Calendar, Conversation, News, Custom Search, Maps, Presentations,...