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 videos, then YouTube Enhancer Plus is for you.[...]
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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 9. More specifically, a study by NSS Labs says Internet [...]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. The settings are easy to understand, and offer you quite [...]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 only improve bugs and errors but also better tailor their [...]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 after that, I was hooked. I spent hours, even days, [...]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 in the upper left of your browser, just past the [...]Read More »
Every website exists on a server, somewhere in the world. I like to know where my websites are located – mostly because that indicates when I can expect responses to my support requests, among other things. Until I found Flagfox for Firefox, finding this information meant doing a lot of [...]Read More »
Last week researchers unveiled a new exploit that allows the hijacking of HTTPS connections, the type of connections the world relies on for secure data transfer over the Internet.
Dubbed CRIME (Compression Ratio Info-leak Made Easy), the hack exploits vulnerabilities in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) [...]Read More »
Since its inception, Firefox has been notorious for excess RAM usage, often in the form of RAM leaks. While Mozilla claims to have fixed RAM issues in recent Firefox updates, and has done a fairly good job for the most part, it is still possible to see Firefox consuming a [...]Read More »
I do a lot of graphic design on the side. When downloading a massive amount of stock images, it’s usually an annoying one-at-a-time process. Not so since I found DownThemAll.
DownThemAll takes the annoyance of mass-downloading and makes it simpler. With DownThemAll you can download all the files with a [...]Read More »
For awhile, I was watching Hulu.com all the time. It was much more convenient than setting aside time to watch TV on the actual television. One of my favorite features of the site was the ability to “turn off lights”, fading the entire browser window around the video into darkness [...]Read More »
I’ve never been a big fan of mail applications. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve tried them all. Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, even a little known one called Incredimail (just because my boss at an old job was obsessed with it for awhile). While I don’t doubt that they’re effective for [...]Read More »
Back in July it was revealed that Microsoft is being investigated by European Regulators for failing to provide users with the now-famous ‘browser choice’ screen in Windows 8. Apparently Microsoft doesn’t want to go toe-to-toe with the EU because news is coming in that they have caved into European demands.[...]Read More »
Feel Firefox add-ons are going down the tube? Mozilla, apparently, agrees with you because they have put together ‘Add-on Guidelines’ that are intended to “foster an open and diverse add-on developer community while ensuring an excellent user experience”.
The guidelines, which are available on MozillaWiki (link below), specifically issue four [...]Read More »
“Private Browsing” mode in Firefox 15 and higher is broken, reveals surfing activity according to reports
Firefox’s “Private Browsing” mode is a mode in which you can use Firefox to surf the web without Firefox storing any data on where you have been, what you did, etc. In other words, Private Browsing is supposed to make it so you leave no trace on your computer of [...]Read More »
Anyone else notice Chrome ads on Google.com for people running Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera?
Chrome may be dominating browser wars but apparently Google isn’t satisfied. Recently — and by recently I mean past few days, if memory serves — I’ve noticed an ad on Google.com telling me to install Chrome. I first saw the ad on Google.com in the form of a blue banner [...]Read More »
Images of app store for Firefox OS (Firefox Marketplace) are leaked, show a modern but minimalist design
Formally known as Boot to Gecko, Firefox OS is Mozilla’s attempt at creating a mobile operating system alternative to the likes of Android and iOS. Mozilla hopes to attract developers to Firefox OS by being built on HTML5, meaning developers can create an app for Firefox OS in HTML5 and [...]Read More »
Back in July dotTech covered the features to expect in Firefox 15. Now Firefox 15 has been officially released and we know exactly what it brings with it. Let’s take a look.
Out of all the major changes to Firefox 15, the most significant changes for end users are the [...]Read More »
If you are fed up with Java’s security vulnerabilities but are not willing to completely uninstall Java from your computer, a potential middle ground is disabling Java in your browser. This guide shows you how to disable Java in Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Opera.
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In terms of global browser usage, Google Chrome surpassed Firefox in December 2011 and beat Internet Explorer 8 in January 2012 but still had less market share than the total Internet Explorer family combined. Now, according to StatCounter, Chrome commands one-third of the global browser market (33.81%), making it [...]Read More »
Firefox 14 just arrived but Firefox 15 is already in Beta and will be released before you know it. So what exactly does Firefox 15 bring us? Well it is too early to provide a full official changelog but there are a few interesting changes you can expect.
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Firefox OS, Mozilla’s attempt at a mobile operating system and formally known as Boot To Gecko, is now available for testing on your computer.
If you run Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux you can head over to Mozilla’s FTP website to download nightly builds of Firefox OS. Since [...]Read More »
A Mozilla Firefox developer, Jono DiCarlo, has finally found the need to express his feelings as he posted a lengthy and well-written post which has triggered some quite interesting debates and discussions.
DiCarlo, in his blog post, points out that Firefox got it all wrong by trying to mimic the [...]Read More »
If you have been following Mozilla or Firefox closely, you might have already been familiar to the “Boot to Gecko” project by Mozilla. Mozilla has been working on a mobile operating system that is intended to be synonymous to complete freedom. As a result, Mozilla is now in the final [...]Read More »
Microsoft has been continuously working on improving Skype; trying to keep it at the top position on the list of VoIP services; tweaking options behind the scenes.
Now, Microsoft seems to be in a stride to provide better, uniform access for users to the VoIP client across multiple platforms. Microsoft [...]Read More »
Mozilla Firefox, the open source browser which has been facing serious threat from Google Chrome and has been trying hard to gain back and/or grow beyond its old days’ user-base which has declined since the coming of Google Chrome, currently has its latest Firefox 14 in Beta; and on July [...]Read More »
Even though Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10) is waiting to be released publicly, a portion of Internet users are still dwelling on the old versions of IE, the most popular being IE 7. Using older versions of IE not only forces security compromises, but also is a pain to website [...]Read More »
Internet users getting attacked through security flaws or loopholes in one of the most important plug-ins as far as the web browser of a common user is concerned, Flash, has not been an uncommon situation till now. There have been various discussions and specific criticism on the degree of [...]Read More »
Watch online videos in cinema style with Turn Off the Lights [Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari]
It’s not everyday you find a browser extension available for all the major browsers so this must be a special day. Turn Off the Lights is available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari and it will improve your online video watching experience. However, if you are still afraid [...]Read More »
Wanna capture your browser screen and do cool red rectangles with pointing arrows and text annotations just like Ashraf does? If your answer is yes, then check out Awesome Screenshot.
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By now, you already know that Awesome Screenshot (AS) let’s you take snapshots of your browser [...]Read More »
The average Firefox address bar contains a website URL; how boring. Location Bar Enhancer, an add-on for Firefox, changes all that by turning your address bar into a breadcrumb trail — you know the type of thing you see when browsing folders in Windows Vista or Win7.[...]
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Firefox in 2012: Mozilla wants less emphasis on version numbers, better add-on compatibility, and more developer tools
Today, on their Mozilla Hacks blog, Mozilla reminded us of all the Firefox accomplishments for 2011. Chief among these accomplishments are Firefox for Android, privacy advancements courtesy of Do Not Track, and the new Firefox Aurora channel. In addition to the just-mentioned, Firefox made performance improvements, decreased memory usage, [...]Read More »