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December 15, 2008

Google removed Firefox from “Google Pack”

Filed under: Browser — Tags: , , , , , — The Insight @ 12:09 pm

Google seems to be so desperate to promote its own browser Google Chrome that it removed Firefox from Google Pack. Earlier firefox was default browser in Google Pack.

This could affect Firefox badly because 85% of Mozilla’s total income comes from Google. Let see how Firefox is going to face this blow.

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December 12, 2008

Google launched “Browser Security Handbook”

Google released a 60-page Browser Security Handbook to the general public.

According to Google “This 60-page document provides a comprehensive comparison of a broad set of security features and characteristics in commonly used browsers, along with (hopefully) useful commentary and implementation tips for application developers who need to rely on these mechanisms, as well as engineering teams working on future browser-side security enhancements.”

December 9, 2008

Firefox implemented Private Browsing

Mozilla has launched private browsing mode feature in Firefox 3.1.This mode lets users to browse without having any history stored locally.

This was missing in Firefox though it was in other browser like Chrome,IE and Safari. Details

The full details of the release are available on the Mozilla blog.

November 28, 2008

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is coming:Time to starts updating add-on

Filed under: Browser, TechNews, Technology — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 10:57 am

Mozilla is going to release Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 in the first week of December. This version will be add-on compatibility frozen. It means that this new version will not break add-on so its safe to update your add-ons right now. Beta 3 is also in pipeline . So user have plenty of time to update their add-on between the release of Beta 2 and Beta3.

November 20, 2008

Mozilla :1 Billion Add-on Downloads

Filed under: Browser, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — The Insight @ 5:59 am
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Mozzila  achieved a huge milestone. I billion add-on has been downloaded from addons.mozilla.org. It is to be noted that thay have started keeping track since 2005 and only downloads from  addons.mozilla.org has been included in this number. 1.5 million  add-on is being downloaded per day according to Mozzila.

I am a fan of Mozzila add-on. I am using many add-on and they are really nice and helpful in browsing experience.

November 19, 2008

Fashion your Firefox with add-ons

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Firefox is my favorite browser. Once i started using it there was no looking back . When Google’s Chrome was launched with much hype i was really excited and downloaded it on the same day. (Google legacy was the driving factor). But i found it was the replica of Firefox. I didnt like it and again started working on my old Firefox.

The reason for not switching to Chrome was simply  “Firefox add-ons “. I was using some add-ons at that time and they were proving boon in my development work. like CollorZilla which gives you the hexa color code of any point in the webpage.

Firefox add-ons are little extras that allow you to add a personal touch to your browser. Select your favorites from the categories below to accessorize your Web!

So, why not customize your Firefox for the things you really love to do? Take your browser from simple to spectacular.

Making things much better Mozilla launched a new initiative  called Fashion Your Firefox. I

It’s a simple directory that organizes some of the best add-ons for Firefox in several easily understandable categories. It means some of the best add-ons has been categorise into different category like

– Shutterbug: View and share pictures and videos online
– Rock Star: Listen to music while surfing, working, emailing or researching online
– News Junkie: Get the most up-to-date news and weather
– Shopaholic: Shop and take advantage of online deals
– Digital Pack Rat: Keep track of favorite sites, bookmarks and blogs
– Social Butterfly: Share, bookmark, and e-mail web pages via an array of social networking & bookmarking sites
– Finder and Seeker: Find and make information on the Web more relevant
– Decorator: Apply browser themes
– Executive Assistant: Organize online activities

Each category hav a couple of add-ons. Simply choose the category as per your requiremnet add the add-ons which you like .

So go and exploit your Firefox !!!!!!!!!!1

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