Archive | February, 2011

Firefox 4 Beta 12 Makes Debut

logo-wordmark-version-vertical-4After a day of Minecrafting and playing outside with my nephews and niece, I was surprised last night to find yet another Firefox 4 beta had been released.  Firefox 4 – Beta 12 is now available for download. So what has changed since the last beta? The big fix this time around is when it comes to delivering better performance when watching online videos.

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Amazon Assist

Amazon is my proverbial Walmart when it comes to shopping.  I do probably 90% of my online shopping at Amazon, cause they always have what I need.  AmazonAssist is a new Firefox add-on that helps me find product information and promises to enhance my shopping experience.  Does it?

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Firefox: The Shoe

Firefox Nike Shoes

It has been a long time since I wore a pair of Nike shoes – but I am thinking about picking up a new pair.  So, what do you think about the design above? Brass Monki, the custom sneaker designer, recently released pictures of shoes he customized with the Firefox, Google and Twitter logos and designs in mind. 

Most of the shoes on the website run around $350 and up, however I could not find the above shoes for sale anywhere on the Brass Monki website. I would say though, this would be a true devotion for any Firefox fan to make.  Upgrade your feet, and keep an eye on the Brass Monki website for more information on when these new sneakers will be available.

Firefox 4 UI Fixer

Firefox 4 UI FixerIf yesterday I showed you a small fix to a small problem in Firefox 4, today I am just throwing the kitchen sink at you.  The Firefox 4 UI Fixer is a pretty self explanatory add-on for Firefox.  It allows you to tweak various setting that have been changed between Firefox 3.5 to Firefox 4. 

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Move That Firefox Button!

Move the Firefox ButtonDiving back into the world of customizing Firefox 4 to suit our needs, some people have complained about the new Firefox button and not being able to move or change it. Sure, it is just living up there at the top of the window – minding it’s own business. I say we need to find him a new home though, and thankfully we can with the Movable Firefox Button add-on for Firefox.

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Do Not Want Do Not Track

Do Not TrackAnybody who has read this website for some time knows I like to be optimistic when it comes to Mozilla, however I am not sure if I have much faith in the new Do Not Track system that has been partially put in place in the latest beta of Firefox 4. So what is all this buzz about Do Not Track about?

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2011 Will See Firefox 4, 5, 6, and 7

Firefox Development News

It appears Firefox will be taking great leaps in development by the end of 2011.  The official Firefox roadmap was recently updated and shows that Firefox 7 is planned to ship in 2011.  I find that a little odd, seeing how Firefox 4 is still being in development as we speak and recently updated to beta version 10. 

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Instant Previews

Instant Previews for Firefox

Now that I have been using Firefox 4 (as a beta) I can take a look at some of the neat add-ons I might have missed because they were not updated to run with the current version of Firefox.  One of these neat additions to the browser is Instant Previews.  With this Mozilla Labs created add-on, your browser will start loading webpages found in the awesome bar – without the need of clicking on them.

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Game On – The Winners

Game On - Game Competition Winners

The Mozilla Labs Game On competition is over.  The web game development competition spawn a lot of creative and amazing games.  I can say one thing for sure, I sure am glad I didn’t have to decide who was the best of the best.  The best overall winner was Marble Run – but there were a lot of other awards handed out.

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