QuickBooks is a software solution set used to manage the needs of a business including inventory, sales, payroll and pretty much about everything that a small business? accounting requires. Its software solutions cater to the various needs of a wide range of industries and markets. The Regular QuickBooks program, which has been the staple program for many QuickBooks users, does not work with the iPad. Fortunately, a mobile version of QuickBooks for iPad named QuickBooks Mobile can now be downloaded [...]
If you asked the 6-year-old me to think of the single awesomest activity possible, I would have have answered, trike drifting (I was huge into Big Wheels). And, after watching this video, my 30-year-old self is still inclined to agree. More »
Marijuana. LSD. Shrooms. PCP. Ketamine. MDMA. DMT. Salvia. Ayahuasca. Hashish. I can assure you none of those have anything to do with today’s deal, which is a special CD/DVD box set for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. The set presents the album in 5.1 surround, quadraphonic sound, and an uncompressed stereo mix of the album along with some special audio-visual material. And at $63, its more than half off its $150 list price. Yep, the former is completely unrelated to the latter. Promise. -AC More »
Today’s the day! It’s been months since we tested the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and now Microsoft is finally ready to let the general PC-using public give it a whirl. While we already have a feel for the overarching interface, which mashes together the traditional desktop and Metro-inspired tiles, we haven’t yet had a glimpse of the native apps that will ship as part of the OS. And think of the untold number of tweaks Redmond must have made since the Developer Preview dropped! Will we get to poke around the Windows Store? Will switching between apps be any less jarring this go ’round? And what’s the fate of the Start button? Stay tuned to find out what the OS will look like in its (almost) final form.
Lots of people rely on cellphones now, and many, like my family and me, have only cellphones. Your phone is useless without a charge, and luckily, there are a variety of backup batteries available to keep them charged up. If you don’t want to add a case with a backup battery, then you’re probably stuck [...]
It sure is nice to see some new developer action over at Flickr. The relatively slow-moving photo-sharing service has just announced a new sharing update, which consists of several new and easy ways to embed or link to your photos:
- Share from Photo page: There’s a new sharing option on each and every photo page. When logged off, the button shows only Facebook and Twitter options. But once you log on, you get Tumblr and Blogger too, and can configure other sharing venues as well.
- Share non-public content on Facebook: This doesn’t sound like a great idea, but you now can share private photos on Facebook if you’re so inclined (and if you trust your privacy settings).
That’s the gist of the update; it makes it easier to show off your pretty pictures in a plethora of places.
As rumors swirl around Google’s plans to announce head-up display glasses by the end of the year, the company has quietly begun advertising for a designer and engineer responsible for augmented-reality mapping.
If a ship date pops up on Amazon for a date in the not-so-distant future, we’re typically inclined to listen up — after all, the world’s largest e-tailer probably has a fairly good idea of when its products will first leave the warehouse. This time, it’s the Olympus OM-D E-M5, which just appeared on the distributor’s Japanese site with an estimated release date of March 31st. There’s no mention of a date on the company’s U.S. site, however, so it’s still unclear whether or not the Micro Four Thirds cam will hit North American shores on the 31st as well. Still, unless a trip to Japan is in the cards for the end of Q1, your best bet for getting early access to the highly-anticipated mirrorless cam would probably be to get your pre-order on at our coverage link below.
Update: We’re now seeing US retailers listing the device with an April 10th release date. Check the More Coverage links below.
Windows 8 is currently in its consumer preview, and aside from being g-g-gorgeous, it’s also going to be home to a lot of beautiful new Metro-optimized apps through the Windows Store. Which are the best? Which do you need to download first? Here are the most essential Windows 8 apps on day one. More »
Dozens of alleged Anonymous members have been arrested in a global clampdown, spanning Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain. More »
The iHealth Dock is the perfect accessory for any iPhone owner who wants to or needs to measure their blood pressure or heart rate.
The iHealth Blood Pressure Dock works with any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to help health conscious individuals or families better and more easily keep track of their blood pressure and heart rate.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: chocolate on Download Squad? That’s right! That’s because Chocomize is one of the nerdiest ways to get chocolate online: it’s a website where you customize your own bar using a multi-step process.
We’ve covered Chocomize before in our holiday gift guide, so when they reached out to us offering to do a giveaway, we really couldn’t resist.
Chocomize is giving away ten gift certificates, each worth $50, for you to create your own customized chocolate. They sent us some pictures of their recent creations, which you can find in the gallery below.
Regardless of the giveaway, you can use the discount code switched to get 10% off any Chocomize order. The code is valid through April 20th – just in time for Easter!
To participate, simply leave a comment. Fine print is after the jump.
Gallery: Chocomize personalized chocolate
Now that Windows 8 images have begun leaking out, it’s only a matter of time until developers start releasing mods for Windows 7 which mimic upcoming features. Over at Into Windows, they’ve spotted one such mod already.
In the earliest Windows 8 images, we saw Windows Live integration on the taskbar. In the far right corner, there’s a user tile displayed. If you’d like to do the same on Windows 7, download Taskbar User Tile from DeviantArt user AngelWZR.
Once installed, your current picture will appear on the taskbar. Click it, and a menu appears which allows you to log off, switch users, and access the control panel. Right now, the mod only works if your taskbar is displayed on the bottom of your Windows desktop.
Once upon a time pundits proclaimed that Apple simply had to make a netbook, or low cost, low margin laptops from competitors would destroy them in the PC marketplace. More recently, they said Apple just had to make a discounted iPad or cheap, content-subsidized (in theory) tablets from Amazon would quickly overtake them. Today, and not for the first time, the call is coming for Apple to make a cheap pay-as-you-go iPhone to compete with the bargain basement Android offerings taking financially savaged parts of Europe by storm. But Apple doesn’t do cheap.
Space-shooters are usually a fairly fiery affair, with many types of guns, weapon upgrades, power-ups and more. Dodge does away with all of that, while keeping the very essence of a space shooter: Dark background, fast action, and stuff blowing up all over the place.
Your vector-looking spacecraft is the fastest thing on the screen, most of the time. And as the header implies, you have absolutely no weapons; you can’t get any, either. All you have is agility and maneuverability.
Your opponents shoot heat-seeking missiles at you; the missiles lock on and start tracking you. The trick is to dodge the missiles while putting them in the path of one of your enemies, thus letting them have a taste of their own medicine.
There are three types of enemies, at least in the first few levels: “simple” spaceships which fire slow projectiles, “tanks” which seem to be more serious and take more hits to destroy, and “circles.” The circles simply explode, spewing twenty or thirty very fast projectiles. This sounds dangerous, but is actually great once you learn to use them; they are very destructive for tanks, and can even blow up other circles.
The soundtrack is very techno, but it meshes very well with this type of game. Intense fun!
This week we have another nice little surprise for people looking to get their hands on a brand new smartphone with "A large, gorgeous display matched by a powerful dual-core processor" — the stunning Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch in your choice of Black or White running on the Sprint Network.
For this Wednesday and Thursday only, ShopAndroid.com in conjunction with Best Buy Mobile Solutions are bringing you a deal that is much too low to show as it is the very lowest price that you'll find anywhere for this amazing smartphone.
How much of a deal? You'll need to follow the link below to find out but we can tell you that if you're looking to start a new Sprint account with a two-year contract you'll get it at up to $200 less than most options online. And if you've been wanting to renew or upgrade your existing Sprint contract you'll still be looking at up to $70 less than other offers.
So if you've been lusting to get your hands on the huge display and power of the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, there probably hasn't been a better time to do so than right now via the link below…
This 12-Port USB Hub with Power Adapter and 2 Switches from Satechi is for the person who has everything – and needs to charge/sync it! The USB 2.0 hub has two switches that allow you to turn on the first six ports, the last six ports, all, or none. It has a data rate of [...]
Google, as part of its ongoing and much-needed overhaul of its popular Blogger platform, has just enabled five dynamic, HTML5ish, AJAXy ‘Dynamic Views’. There’s a video introducing the new layouts after the break.
The five new views provide fresh and interesting ways to explore your favorite Blogger blogs. The Mosaic view, for example, creates a wall of thumbnails — click one, and it zooms to fill the screen; click it again and it minimizes. Flipcard is similar to Mosaic, but not quite as eclectic. Sidebar, Timeslide and Snapshot round off the new views, with each one obviously targeted at different types of content, from photo blogs, to text-only philosophy blogs, and everything in between.
For now, you have to visit a Blogger blog and add /view to the URL to enable the new Dynamic Views. If you own a Blogger blog, you can disable the new views — and really, why weren’t they disabled by default?
If feedback is positive — which we’re sure it will be — these Dynamic Views will soon be enabled by default. You’ll also be able to edit the views in much the same way as current Blogger templates.
For me, dry cleaning has always belonged in a category of miracles, along with color-safe bleach, dry shampoo, and acupuncture. They seem to work, but is it only because we’d like to believe they do? So we decided to take a look past the counter and ’80s-style decals to figure out, what is dry cleaning, anyway? More »
I’m drinking coffee made by a K-Cup machine right now and it sucks. A lot. But alas, I’m too lazy to get a much better cup at the cafe around the corner. That said, after learning that all of those K-Cups are piling up in landfills—and not being recycled—I may have to reconsider. More »
Screens VNC, the best designed, easiest to use VNC app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, recently went 2.0 and now handles remote computing better and faster than ever before. Even better — we’ve partnered with Edovia Inc to put both the iOS and Mac versions of Screens VNC into the hands of 5 lucky readers! That’s $50 worth of apps for each winner!
Red has always had a reputation for being raunchy. But why is it that men seem to be more attracted to women wearing red than any other color? More »
Prior to iOS 5, Apple’s iPhone and iPad notification system desperately needed updating. Since the advent of Push Notifications and background multitasking the old, outdated model alert system had become more interruption than notification, more annoyance than advantage. But are you using it?
The new Messages app for the upcoming release of OS X Mountain Lion — that’s right, it’s “OS X” without the old “Mac” in front of it now — is in beta and available for download. Unlike some companies, Apple tends not to release beta software, but it occasionally does. Of course, it took me all of six seconds to decide to give it a whirl.