Archive | November, 2010

Get IP Address Info from Any Site!

ShowIP add-on for FirefoxWorking in the web hosting business, I need to often look up IP addresses and find out more about the servers that websites are hosted on every day. A Firefox add-on like ShowIP makes this job just a little ‘bit easier for me. With it installed, I can show the current IP address (or addresses) of the current page I am viewing in the Firefox status bar.

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Firesheep Buzz

firesheep in action

There has been a lot of buzz about a Firefox add-on named Firesheep.  I have kind of ignored the topic for some time, but after getting a few emails from Firefox users asking what it is about – I thought it might be time to shed some light on the topic – so that all Firefox users know it is out there.  Firesheep snoops fro cookies, and then allows others to log into websites as you if you are browsing on an open wireless network.

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Rainbow: Firefox Audio / Video Recording

Firefox RainbowMozilla Labs is up to reinventing how we use the browser, yet again.  The latest innovation, Rainbow, will bring video and audio recording to Firefox.  The Rainbow add-on for Firefox is a really early developer prototype that lets you see how easy it could be to capture audio and video using only a few lines of JavaScript. 

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How to Install Firefox 4 on a Thumb Drive

Install Firefox 4 on Thumb Drive

Everybody seems to be raving about how great Firefox 4 will be, but have you seen it yet? By installing a portable version of Firefox 4 on a USB thumb drive, you too can test it out and see if you like this latest innovation from Mozilla.

Here is a step by step guide on how to install Firefox 4 on a USB thumb drive.

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Mixing Google Reader and Live Bookmarks

Google Reader RSS Tip

Want to have instant access to all the RSS feeds you have subscribed to, without having to login and check them out through Google Reader?  You can do this by mixing Google Reader with Firefox’s Live Bookmark feature.  Since Google Reader outputs your reading list in RSS – it is easy to create a place where you can keep up to date with the latest news, without even launch the Google Reader website. 

Here is how you do it.

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Live Bookmarks 101

How to Use Live Bookmarks

Although the feature might not get as much love as others, the Live Bookmarks function of Firefox is one to be admired. Live Bookmarks can deliver you the most recent updates to you from any website, right in Firefox.  This is done through the magic of RSS (really simple syndication) and the Firefox browser.  So how can you set up a Live Bookmark and what exactly are they good for?  Let me walk you through the process.

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10 Best Thanksgiving Personas for Firefox

Best Firefox Personas for Fall

It is November 1st, so you know what that means.  Time to break out the Easter decorations, right? No – since our bellies are still filled with Halloween candy, I thought we might take it easy today and just decorate Firefox with a more Thanksgiving-like theme.  I have searched far and wide through tons of Personas to get the very best.

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