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28 Feb/12

Boot To Gecko, Something To Get Excited About?

Boot To Gecko, Something To Get Excited About?

When I first heard about Mozilla’s new project, Boot To Gecko (B2G), an open source operating system for smartphones, I initially thought that Mozilla should better spend the resources on the Firefox web browser.Now that I have read more about it and viewed a demonstration on YouTube, I have to admit that my stance has changed. While I cannot say that Boot 2 Gecko will be successful or widely adopted, I do see the potential that it has.When you look at the smartphone landscape currently,...

23 Feb/12

BrowserID Becomes Mozilla Persona

BrowserID Becomes Mozilla Persona

BrowserID, a technology and service of the same name, has been in development by Mozilla since last year. The aim is to fundamentally change the way log in systems work on the Internet. Instead of concentrating on username and password based login systems, Mozilla plans to shift it to verifiable email addresses instead.The basic idea behind the system is simple: If you can verify ownership of an email address, you can use it to sign up and log in to sites and services on the Internet.Take...

15 Lug/10

Mozilla Removes And Blocks 2 Firefox Add-ons

Mozilla Removes And Blocks 2 Firefox Add-ons

It has not happened often in the past that Mozilla had to pull the plug on add-ons hosted at the official Firefox add-on repository. The developers of the popular Firefox web browser have some tools at their disposal to deal with add-ons that are either malicious in nature or insecure. A recent blog post on the Mozilla Add-ons blog revealed that the developers had to deal with two add-ons falling in those two categories recently. The first add-on, Mozilla Sniffer, contained code...




18 Giu/10

HTTPS Everywhere Encrypts Connections, If Possible

HTTPS Everywhere Encrypts Connections, If Possible

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the TOR project have launched a new Firefox add-on that switches to encrypted connections whenever possible. The Firefox add-on comes preconfigured with seventeen websites and services from PayPal and Twitter to the New York Times, Facebook or Google Search. Connections to those websites will automatically be switched to the encrypted https channel for extra security. https everywhere All available sites are enabled by default with the option...

21 Mag/10

Better Gmail 2 and Better Flickr Updated

Better Gmail 2 and Better Flickr Updated

Released a few fix-it updates to the Better Gmail 2 and Better Flickr Firefox extensions this week, which you can get by pressing the “Find Updates” button in your extensions dialog box. Better Gmail 2 version 1.2 plays catch-up with Google’s latest changes to Gmail: Hide Spam Count now works, and I swapped out Folders4Gmail (which no longer works) with Label Links, a script that does something similar to the Labs version of Nested Labels. Also replaced the CPU-hogging...

29 Mar/10

New in Better Gmail 2: Hide Buzz Count and Audio Notification

New in Better Gmail 2: Hide Buzz Count and Audio Notification

Mozilla just approved my latest update to the Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension, which now includes the ability to hide your unread Buzz count, and enable an audio notification when you receive new mail. Thanks to Victor Zhang for creating the Hide Buzz Count script and Yansky for Gmail Sound Notify, and for giving me permission to include them in Better Gmail 2. Press play below to hear the new mail notification sound. If you’ve already got the extension installed, click on the...

11 Mar/10

Mozilla Account Manager

Mozilla Account Manager

The Mozilla Account Manager project aims to simplify the login connection process to websites and services by implementing a new protocol “that sites can use to define their account-and-session management features” that integrates with the web browser. The Account Manager is described as an evolution of the password manager that is integrated in Firefox and the identity components used in Weave. What it actually will do is to allow users to manage their logins and profiles...

5 Feb/10

What Is Mozilla Prism Again?

What Is Mozilla Prism Again?

Beta 3 of Mozilla Prism 1.0 has just been released and it is probably a good idea to answer a question that is probably in your mind right now: What is Mozilla Prism again and why would I need it? Mozilla Prism is offered as a Firefox extension and standalone application. It can basically turn a website into an application so that the website is untied from the web browser. There are a few advantages but also disadvantages of using Prism to run websites in their own application window...

1 Feb/10

“You’ve Got Waves”: How to Get Google Wave Notifications

“You’ve Got Waves”: How to Get Google Wave Notifications

Once you’re active in Google Wave, you want to know if something new is happening there–even if you don’t have Wave open in your web browser. Several Wave notifier applications and browser add-ons can do the work of checking your Wave inbox for you, and letting you know you’ve got new and changed waves. The following is an excerpt from the all-new Chapter 9 of The Complete Guide to Google Wave. Got feedback? Let me know in the comments and help write the first...

12 Gen/10

Frequently Asked Questions About Google Wave

Frequently Asked Questions About Google Wave

The Google Wave Preview has been available to one million+ people for over three months now, but questions about Wave still abound, even by the early adopters who have gotten in and taken it for a test drive. After publishing a book on everything I know about Wave, I still get many of the same questions I heard back when I started. Even folks usually bullish about new technology still don’t understand what they can use Wave for, how to sell it to their friends and co-workers so...