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11 Nov/09

Updating the Better Extensions for Firefox 3.6

Updating the Better Extensions for Firefox 3.6

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

16 Set/09

Modify Firefox for Your Netbook

Modify Firefox for Your Netbook

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

2 Set/09

How to Edit Wikipedia

How to Edit Wikipedia

The Wall Street Journal reports that only 13% of Wikipedia contributors are women. What the what? Ladies, obviously we need to step it up. Here’s my personal experience of becoming an editor, and how to contribute to Wikipedia. Excuse me while I hang my head in shame for not making any new edits since 2007. Continua a leggere – Original Link: How to Edit Wikipedia Technorati Tags: better-webapps, business cards, crowdsourcing, demographics, digital, Facebook, Java, life,...




1 Set/09

August Recap at Harvard Business: Whiteboards, Business Cards, Google and Bookmarks

August Recap at Harvard Business: Whiteboards, Business Cards, Google and Bookmarks

Been wearing my virtual business suit over at the Work Smarter blog at Harvard Business Online, but been remiss in posting my articles here. Here’s a recap of what I covered during August: Instantly Transcribe a Whiteboard with Your Cameraphone — using Evernote and Qipit Forget the Business Card. Just Google Me — meant this post a bit more tongue-in-cheek than most commenters took it, but still a strong believer in the importance of your name Google-ability Should Your...

29 Ago/09

TWiG Tip: Click To: to Launch Gmail’s Contact Chooser

TWiG Tip: Click To: to Launch Gmail’s Contact Chooser

On each new episode of This Week in Google (details) I’ll highlight a tip for using cloud/Google apps smarter, faster, and better. I’ll document those tips here. This week Gmail engineers added a richer contact interface for filling in the To:, Cc:, and Bcc: fields when you’re composing a new email message. While address auto-completion has been available for some time now, the new Contact Chooser lets you check multiple recipients off a list. Click on the To:, Cc:,...

25 Ago/09

Save Cash with Web-Based Money Managers

Save Cash with Web-Based Money Managers

My latest story for Macworld tackles one of the more interesting types of new web applications: it’s called Save money with Web-based money managers. Online banking is one thing, but third-party financial aggregators like Mint and Wesabe really push the limits of consumers’ willingness to take security risks for the conveniences of email notifications and simple budgeting capabilities. My research for this article is what inspired my post about why I stopped being paranoid...

24 Ago/09

Import Facebook Phone Numbers into Your Google Contacts

Import Facebook Phone Numbers into Your Google Contacts

Android users with Facebook friends who list their phone number in their profiles will love this: Brad Fitzpatrick offers a Greasemonkey script that exports those phone numbers to AddressBookr and offers to add/merge them into your Google Contacts. Even though this was posted last November, I just gave it a test run and it worked like a charm. Thanks, Nick! Continua a leggere – Original Link: Import Facebook Phone Numbers into Your Google Contacts Technorati Tags: better-webapps,...

21 Ago/09

Twitalytic Alpha Preview–Archiving, Curating, and Threading Tweets

Twitalytic Alpha Preview–Archiving, Curating, and Threading Tweets

Been hacking away at a personal programming project, tentatively named Twitalytic, a web application that archives your tweets and mentions and gives you useful data about your friends and followers on Twitter. (Here’s some background on why the heck I’d ever want to archive the ephemeral chatter that is on the Twitter.) Anyway, after a few months I’ve collected a teensy bit of data, so I wanted to make sharing replies to my lazyweb tweets easier. To that end, today I...

12 Ago/09

Free Tools to Back Up Your Cloud Data

Free Tools to Back Up Your Cloud Data

Cloud computing lets you store your data in web applications and access it from any browser, anywhere—but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a backup plan. Next time your favorite web site is down or you’re locked out of an account, make sure you’ve got the crucial info you need where you can get to it: on your computer. “But I don’t need backup if my data’s in the cloud,” you say. “Big companies with lots of servers are better...

7 Ago/09

New Tech Gets Deployed “the Web Way”

New Tech Gets Deployed “the Web Way”

Anil Dash makes the compelling argument that small incremental upgrades using easily-hackable technologies is the most effective way to get new features deployed across the web–as opposed to installing monolithic, multi-requirement software like Google Wave. When it comes to realtime-enabling sites, the Pushbutton web uses “the web way,” and Google Wave will go “the Wave way.” Which will succeed? Only time will tell, but these days I’m just as (if not...

6 Ago/09

“It’s Not As Bad As You Might Think”

“It’s Not As Bad As You Might Think”

Like Bing, this might be the most passionate thing we can say about Windows 7. (For the record, I’m looking forward to upgrading to Win7. However, just putting Vista’s sins behind us is indeed a low bar.) Continua a leggere – Original Link: “It’s Not As Bad As You Might Think” Technorati Tags: better-webapps, digital, Internet, lifehacker, Mozilla, News, press, rating, Sport

29 Lug/09

Psychological Distance Increases Creativity

Psychological Distance Increases Creativity

A new study indicates that imagining something is farther away than it is–either geographically or in time–changes the way your brain perceives it and actually increases creativity. [via kottke.org] Continua a leggere – Original Link: Psychological Distance Increases Creativity Technorati Tags: also-find-me, better-webapps, brain, creativity, Facebook, firefox, health, Internet, Java, life, lifehacker, News, press, street

28 Lug/09

Apple Blocks Official Google Voice App, Pulls GV Mobile from App Store

Apple Blocks Official Google Voice App, Pulls GV Mobile from App Store

TechCrunch got this headline just right: Apple Is Growing Rotten To The Core: Official Google Voice App Blocked From App Store. The second half was originally “and It’s Likely AT&T’s Fault.” Apple’s withheld approval of the official Google Voice application and pulled the unofficial GV Mobile app on the grounds that they “duplicate iPhone functionality.” If TechCrunch is right, once the AT&T exclusive deal is done, this will likely change....

23 Lug/09

Off to Comic-Con; Have Some Links

Off to Comic-Con; Have Some Links

Things have been quiet here this week and will be till Sunday because I’m working at Comic-Con, San Diego’s nerdy popular culture explosion at the downtown convention center. If you’re in San Diego and going to CC, come say hi to me at The Guild booth #4417, where I’ll be helping out selling The Guild DVDs and t-shirts. In the meantime, catch up on stuff I’ve been posting elsewhere. At Lifehacker earlier this month I published How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s...

21 Lug/09

How Twitter Got Hacked

How Twitter Got Hacked

TechCrunch runs down step-by-step exactly how a hacker broke into Twitter employees’ accounts and gained access to over 310 confidential company documents (and generally caused them hell). Lesson to be learned: Use strong passwords (and DIFFERENT passwords for every service you use), change them often, and use impossible-to-guess secret questions and answers. I recommend (and use) KeePass for helping you do just this. Continua a leggere – Original Link: How Twitter Got Hacked Technorati...

16 Lug/09

How to SMS with Google Voice from Any Mobile Phone

How to SMS with Google Voice from Any Mobile Phone

Just because you don’t have an Android phone or BlackBerry doesn’t mean you can’t text from your cellphone using your Google Voice number. If you’ve gotten an invite to Google Voice and you’re an iPhone or non-smartphone user, you might be disappointed about not having clear access to the texting feature. However, you CAN use Google Voice SMS capabilities on any phone. Even if you do have an Android phone or BlackBerry, you can use this method to use the native...

7 Lug/09

Better Gmail 2 Updated for Gmail’s Label Enhancements

Better Gmail 2 Updated for Gmail’s Label Enhancements

Google’s recent improvements to Gmail’s labels broke one of Better Gmail 2’s most-loved features: Folders4Gmail. Folders4Gmail displays labels with slashes in them as subfolders of a parent label, and I must say, I’ve missed it a whole lot this week. Luckily, rockstar userscripter Arend v. Reinersdorff updated Folders4Gmail to work with Gmail’s new drag-and-drop, hide-and-show label mechanism, and I just posted his new version in the extension. Grab the newest...

19 Giu/09

When Social Networking Becomes Self-Incrimination

When Social Networking Becomes Self-Incrimination

What I love most about my friend Penelope Trunk’s Twitter feed (and all her writing) is that it’s raw, personal, and hilarious. But I imagine getting served with legal documents that involve a printout of it wasn’t so hilarious. Continua a leggere – Original Link: When Social Networking Becomes Self-Incrimination Technorati Tags: better-webapps, digital, Facebook, firefox, Internet, iphone, Java, Mozilla, people, press, social network, Social Networking,...

19 Giu/09

It’s iPhone 3GS Release Day

It’s iPhone 3GS Release Day

Jason Chen’s excellent review of the iPhone 3GS banished any doubt from my mind that Apple wasn’t kidding about that S: it does stand for capital-S Speed. (Just watch those side-by-side video clips.) But, for a whole lot of folks, the S does NOT stand for savings. As for me, I’m sticking with my HTC G1 running Android. It still has a better native Gmail client than iPhone 3.0. (But I’m not bitter about all that speed or anything.) Continua a leggere – Original...