Almost in stride with its recent release of Firefox 19, Mozilla has announced the intention to block third-party cookies by default starting in Firefox 22.
Cookies are something that are stored on your computer by pretty much every website you …Read More »
As mentioned earlier, starting in Firefox 19, Firefox has a native PDF reader. This means Firefox can view PDFs without you having to install a third-party add-on or program. Firefox’s PDF viewer is enabled by default. The issue is, some …Read More »
Another day, another Firefox release; this time it is Firefox 19.
On the whole, Firefox 19 doesn’t bring too many user-facing changes — except for one. Starting with v19, Firefox now has a built-in PDF viewer meaning you no longer …Read More »
[Firefox, Chrome] Resume unfinished YouTube videos from where you left off instead of from the beginning with Video Resumer
Have you ever been watching a YouTube video and had to stop in the middle of it? I know I have! Maybe it is because I have a short intention span and things distract me pretty easily. Regardless of the …Read More »
When you think of ‘silent update’ for a program, what do you imagine? For me, a silent update is an update that happens behind-the-scenes with no acknowledgement from the user; an update that happens on its own and the user …Read More »
In today’s world, there are dozens upon dozens of web browsers out there, especially if you factor in browser apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. When looking at just desktop browsers, most of these dozens tend to be forks …Read More »
Firefox and Apple have blocked Java while U.S. Homeland Security recommends everyone disable it, because of vulnerabilities
Late last year Java was hit with multiple vulnerabilities one after another. Earlier this week another Java exploit was discovered, one that is being actively exploited on the internet by criminals. Due to Java’s seemingly endless security issues, and the …Read More »
Firefox 17 is out and it comes with one new big feature: Facebook Messenger. Yes, you read it right — Facebook Messenger is now integrated as a native application in Firefox… no add-on required to use it! However, it can …Read More »
Firefox 17 is out, brings new security feature to protect against outdated add-ons and Facebook integration
Mozilla continues to chug along the Firefox road with the release of Firefox 17. (Now I’m so used to writing this same line every few weeks, I cannot even think of something clever to say.)
As is typical of Firefox …Read More »
Do Not Track is a semi-new feature in the digital world that allows users to tell advertisers to not track their online activity for the purposes of serving targeted/personalized ads. To use Do Not Track, it must be built into …Read More »
Firefox is going to start forcing HTTPS usage for sensitive websites, to thwart man-in-the-middle attacks
After reading the title of this article, you must be thinking “sounds like what HTTPS Everywhere does”. No, not exactly.
You see there are some websites out there that use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), a protocol that forces browsers …Read More »
[Chrome, Firefox] Privacyfix allows you to control how Google, Facebook, and other websites track you
A decade ago the internet was just a tiny little speck and online privacy was not a huge issue. Your information was only in a few places and back then we were more careful with what we did. Plus the …Read More »
Remember that Firefox 16 vulnerability I posted about yesterday? Yeah, well, it has been fixed with the release of Firefox 16.0.1 — it is safe to upgrade now.
If you are curious as to what changes Firefox 16 brings over …Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 …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 …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 …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. …Read More »