Update: Firefox 16.0.1 is out now. See this article for more information.
As I was trolling the web to find interesting tidbits to share with dotTechies, I learned that Firefox 16 has been released. I set the story aside for …Read More »
Last year dotTech reviewed an add-on called HTTPS Everywhere developed by the folks at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tor Project. For those that aren’t familiar with it, HTTPS Everywhere forces the use of HTTPS (instead of HTTP) on …Read More »
Let us say that you want to take down a quick note or write down all of your notes for a class all in one place. Quick Note lets you take notes quickly and efficiently so that you can view …Read More »
Sometimes websites have YouTube videos embedded, allowing you to watch the video(s) without having to go to YouTube’s website. However, what happens when you are simply given a link to a YouTube video, such as in an e-mail or on …Read More »
In today’s bigger and faster world, we don’t want a website to load slow. YSlow will tell you if a website is slow and why. This addon is mostly directed to webmasters and hosts rather than the average Joe but …Read More »
If you are a normal internet user, than you have a lot of passwords. QuickPasswords is a password manager that helps you remember and use all your passwords.
What is it and what does it do
QuickPasswords is …Read More »
Most people these days use email to communicate with a lot of people, which results in a regular stream of new e-mails. With Google Mail Checker you find out how many news emails you have by just looking at the …Read More »
If you look at lots of articles on the web, often you don’t want to see content outside the article like the tabs, other articles, and what not. If you are this type of person, then Evernote Clearly is for …Read More »
If you are on a touchscreen device, or don’t like your physical keyboard on a non-touch machine, then having an onscreen keyboard is a good idea. Virtual Keyboard by Google gives you that ability in Chrome or Opera with very …Read More »
If you use a lot of Google products then Google Shortcuts is for you. It lets you quickly get to all of your favorite Google sites.
What is it and what does it do
Google Shortcuts provides a …Read More »
If you don’t like all of those annoying YouTube annotations that most YouTube producers love to add do their videos, then YouTube Hide Annotations is for you.
What is it and what does it do
This add-on lets …Read More »
Firefox OS is Mozilla’s attempt at an HTML5-powered mobile operating system. There are already ways to test Firefox OS on your desktop but all those ways are extremely complicated to setup. So a Mozilla developer put together r2d2b2g, a …Read More »
If you are anything like me, you don’t have a satellite or cable TV service; you most likely get your entertainment from sites like YouTube. If you are in this category, or if you like to watch lots of YouTube …Read More »
Internet Explorer has a bad rap when it comes to security, primarily thanks to the prolonged usage of IE6 by the general public. If an independently-conducted study is to be believed, Microsoft has really turned things around with Internet Explorer …Read More »
Remember that browser choice screen Microsoft promised to include in all EU-destined Windows PCs from 2009 onwards? That same browser choice screen Microsoft “accidentally” forgot to include in Windows 8 but has now promised to add it? Yeah, well, despite …Read More »
So thanks to you lovely people, I have had my eyes opened to the wonderful world of all the bookmark managing systems that Firefox actually has to offer. So today, I bring you Foxtab.
I really, really like Foxtabs’ interface. …Read More »
When you’re in college you find yourself reading quite a few academic papers. And every now and then, even for people with huge vocabularies, you may encounter a word that makes you go “Huh?” Google Dictionary is an extension for …Read More »
An instance of Notepad open on my computer is pretty much a constant thing. I take notes – regularly. I note add-ons and apps I want to review, I organize lists, I keep track of blog posts and the like …Read More »
I love bringing you all reviews of wonderful browser add-ons that will make your life easier. Any time I hear about something that consolidates services into one convenient place, I know I have to review it for you wonderful people. …Read More »
I read a lot of macro sites in my RSS feeder. I admit this. I Can Haz Cheezburger, Cute Overload, I Has A Hot Dog, Demotivational, all of those and more. And when I find something that’s either too adorable …Read More »
I do a lot of multi-tab browsing in all of my browsers. Sometimes I hold onto a tab until the end of the day so I can really absorb what it has to say, and relax while doing it. But …Read More »
Mozilla introduces ‘Firefox Health Report’, an opt-out data collector that sends Firefox usage data to Mozilla
One of the ways software publishers improve their products is by collecting data on how their programs are being used by the end user. This data, if utilized properly, can provide significant insights to developers on how they can not …Read More »
I’m a gamer geek but an admittedly latecomer to the game, so to speak. When I first started playing World of Warcraft, I’d never heard of an achievement system. So the first time I got one, it startled me. But …Read More »
FastestChrome is a productivity extension designed to make your browsing and searches quicker. It features the ability to autoload the next page so that you have uninterrupted scrolling when doing Google searches or reading vertical comic archives or image searches. …Read More »
If you’re tired of YouTube ads blocking the bottom of your videos while watching through your playlists, then YouTube AdsFree is for you.
As the name indicates, YouTube AdsFree blocks ads on YouTube videos. As you can see from the …Read More »
I love personalization. When I sign up for a new service or a new site I waste no time filling out the profile and making it my own. Back when I used Firefox regularly, I was always on the lookout …Read More »
“Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean that there’s no one out to get me.” Who hasn’t heard that line before, or some variation on it? With the information age came the fact that more people and companies are collecting data …Read More »
Chrome Frame is an add-on for Internet Explorer that brings advanced browsing functionality and support for open web standards to Internet Explorer. More specifically, Chrome Frame allows Internet Explorer to render HTML5 just like it would on Google Chrome.
Chrome …Read More »
When I’m want to write about a specific topic, sometimes I do the research a long time in advance so I’ll have things ready to pull up when I need to reference them for whatever paper or blog I’m writing. …Read More »
You know that Internet Explorer vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer 7/8/9 on Windows XP/Vista/Win7 dotTech recently posted about? Yeah, well, it looks like Microsoft is on the ball with this one; they have just issued an easy-to-apply ‘Fix it’ to patch …Read More »
Who hasn’t occasionally opened the same website several times thanks to a misplaced click or two? When I’m browsing around, hunting for add-ons to review for you wonderful people, I do it all the time. I suddenly realize I’ve opened …Read More »
I’m a fan of Opera’s Speed Dial. Until today, I hadn’t found similar functionality for Firefox — then I found Viewmarks.
In simple terms, Viewmarks adds Speed Dial-like functionality to Firefox. Viewmarks puts a little “Open book with bookmark” icon …Read More »