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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

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...




18 Giu/10

HTTPS Everywhere Encrypts Connections, If Possible

HTTPS Everywhere Encrypts Connections, If Possible

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...

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...

11 Dic/09

If You Have Something That You Don’t Want Anyone To Know…

If You Have Something That You Don’t Want Anyone To Know…

If You Have Something That You Don’t Want Anyone To Know, Maybe You Shouldn’t Be Doing It In The First Place. That is what Google’s CEO Erik Schmidt said in a live CNBC broadcast last week. The sentence itself does not make that much sense as there is a huge difference between doing something and publishing it online without proper protection so that search engines will index those information even if this was not intended by the publisher. But doing can also refer to...

10 Dic/09

Mozilla Adds Language Filter On Add-on’s Page

Mozilla Adds Language Filter On Add-on’s Page

The Mozilla development team that is responsible for the functionality of the website that is offering downloads for Firefox, Thunderbird and other Mozilla projects has changed several key features of the pages that contain the add-ons for the software programs over the last couple of months. Some major changes included filtering experimental add-ons from the add-on listing so that regular users would not be tempted to install those add-ons. Other additions included a filter to only display...

20 Nov/09

Better Gmail 2’s Favicon Unread Count Fixed

Better Gmail 2’s Favicon Unread Count Fixed

Just released a fixer-upper version of the Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension which cleans up some wreckage a recent Gmail API change left behind. Specifically, the change broke Eric Bogs’ and Peter Wooley’s excellent favicon alert scripts, and man did THAT upset users. Happily, Eric and Peter came up with fixes right quick, and version 0.9.7 includes them. Here’s where to get it. Continua a leggere – Original Link: Better Gmail 2’s Favicon Unread Count Fixed Technorati...

11 Nov/09

Updating the Better Extensions for Firefox 3.6

Updating the Better Extensions for Firefox 3.6

Now that the Firefox 3.6 beta is available for download (portable version is here), it’s time to start updating the Better Firefox extensions. The most popular ones, Better Gmail 2 and Better GReader, are already 3.6-compatible; the rest will come in the next few weeks. As always, join the Google Group to ask questions or make comments about the Better Firefox extensions. Continua a leggere – Original Link: Updating the Better Extensions for Firefox 3.6 Technorati Tags:...

26 Ott/09

Better Flickr 0.4.1 Now Available

Better Flickr 0.4.1 Now Available

It took over a month (!), but Mozilla Add-ons has finally approved a long-delayed update to the Better Flickr Firefox extension. You can see more about what changed here; my favorite addition to this version is the Flic.kr Short URL script, which displays a short, Twitter-friendly URL on all Flickr photos for easy tweeting. (Forget Twitpic and those other photo-sharing services; Flickr is still where it’s at.) Download version 0.4.1 of Better Flickr at Mozilla Add-ons. Continua...

19 Ott/09

Firefox Blocking Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo Extensions

Firefox Blocking Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo Extensions

Got a surprising alert yesterday telling me two of the extensions I had installed on my PC’s copy of Firefox have been blocked because they cause stability or security problems. (Click to enlarge the dialog on the right.) Specifically, the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant and Windows Presentation Foundation extensions were the problem children that got kicked off the island. (In my defense, I didn’t install these extensions myself–Windows Update did). My first reaction...

3 Ott/09

Mozilla Plugin Check

Mozilla Plugin Check

The Mozilla Firefox development team started to check the Flash plugin version of Firefox web browsers on the What’s New page after Firefox updates recently. This page would inform users if the Flash plugin version of their web browser was not the latest one which usually meant that their web browser was open for attacks that would target vulnerabilities in outdated Flash versions. The website would describe the problem to the user and offer a solution in the form of a download link...

23 Set/09

New Firefox Tab Manager Tabberwocky

New Firefox Tab Manager Tabberwocky

Tabberwocky is a lightweight Firefox tab manager alternative of the popular Tab Mix Plus add-on. It offers popular options like protecting tabs from being closed, duplicate already open tabs, open new tabs next to the active tab and managing several other important aspects of tabs in Firefox. The Firefox add-on will add several of its features (like protecting or duplicating tabs) automatically to the right-click menu when right-clicking on tabs in the tabbar in Firefox. Other features...

16 Set/09

Modify Firefox for Your Netbook

Modify Firefox for Your Netbook

Finally gave into my netbook lust and got an Eee PC. (It’s for my better half, of course. Ahem.) But since it’s not the most minimalist browser on the market, I had to modify Firefox to trim down extra UI bits and make it more netbook-friendly. Over at Lifehacker this morning, I published my full list of userChrome.css tweaks that maximize Firefox 3.5’s viewing area on netbooks. Continua a leggere – Original Link: Modify Firefox for Your Netbook Technorati...

9 Set/09

How to Integrate Your Google Apps

How to Integrate Your Google Apps

The information you keep in Google apps like Gmail, GCal, Reader, and Voice doesn’t just live in one place. There are a few easy but non-obvious ways to plug different Google apps together and share their data and features. Thanks to things like Labs and gadgets, you can get your Calendar in Gmail (and vice versa), Docs in Calendar and Gmail, Profile info in Google Reader, Google Voice SMS in your Gmail, and just about everything on iGoogle. Here’s how. Read the rest at Lifehacker...