Archive for January, 2010

FireFox 3.6 is finally here

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Firefox 3.6 has finally landed. Now you can try the latest web browser from Mozilla. The new version comes with some new features: speed, detection of outdated plugins and graphics personas. Most important feature of all is the added securities that makes it the safest browser to use.

You can try it for yourself after you download it from here :

Two Firefox add-ons to increase your productivity

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Below are two firefox add-ons productivity tools that should make your life a lot easier :

QuickFox Notes :

This is a note-taking add-on for Firefox that saves notes as bookmarks in Firefox. This means you get all the convenience of browser-based note-taking, and cross-browser syncing if you’re using Mozilla Weave, Xmarks, or another method to sync your bookmarks between instances of Firefox.

Read It Later :

Read it Later is an extension that works with a Web-based service.  Here’s how it works. Once you install the extension, RiL adds a yellow icon to the “Awesome bar” in Firefox, and a similar icon to the toolbar next to your search. When you’re on a page you want to save for later, just click the yellow icon.

Google Reader fans will also love RiL because it will also clip items from Google Reader without having to view the page first. Once the extension is installed, it adds a RiL icon to Google Reader items (right next to the star). Just click that and the entry will be added to.

IE vulnerability exploit code released on the Internet

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Exploit code for the zero-day hole in Internet Explorer linked to the China-based attacks on Google and other companies has been released on the Internet, Microsoft and McAfee warned on Friday.

Meanwhile, the German federal security agency issued a statement on Friday urging its citizens to use an alternative browser to IE until a patch arrives.

More on this issue here.