Firefox 2 RSS vs IE RSS

Here is a nice comparison between Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer’s RSS functions.

In general, we felt that RSS reader was a very personal choice to be made by the user, and that we did not want to compete with existing RSS readers that exist, which are very competent in a variety of ways. Rather, we wanted to allow users to easily subscribe to feeds using their favorite reader.

The UI presented is not intended to be one for consuming the content, but rather previewing the content before subscription (since many feeds have non-descriptive titles). I think this is where the confusion arises, because the presentation is similar to Safari’s and IEs and so people may expect reading functionality.

Personally I kind of like what Microsoft is doing more right now – but I have a feeling that by the time Firefox 3 rolls around, they should be beating them hand over fist.

Crop Circles on Google Earth

Remember the Firefox crop circles that got a lot of attention a few weeks back? Well it looks like it is now turning up on Google Earth. So was this really a Firefox project or are the aliens trying to tell us which browser we should really use? You tell me.

Firefox Stock Tracker

Now all this stock talk just makes my head hurt. I don’t understand it, and I am not sure if I want to understand it. I understand though that some of you might – and this is the reason I hunted down and found the Stock Charts Firefox Extension.

We’ve just put the finishing touches on an extension for the Firefox web browser. It lets you select one or more ticker symbols on a web page and open new tabs for them all in stocktickr, stockcharts.com, Yahoo! Finance, or Big Charts – all in one fell swoop without any typing. Is your favorite stock web site not on the list? That’s ok because you can easily add it to the list.

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Google Reader Notifier

I think I may have found one of my new favorite extensions for Firefox. I use and I love the Google Reader. It handles all my RSS feeds well, and thanks to it I never miss a beat. This firefox extension shows you how many unread items you have in your Google Reader account.

If you use the Google Reader a lot, this is a priceless pleasure to have in your browser.

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Stay Away From Dangerous Content

We all like to stay clear of things that might be bad for us Online. McAfee’s SiteAdvisor has done a great job in filtering the Web and letting us know what is safe and what might not be so safe. Is there an alternative out there though? Yes there is, and the name of it is WOT.

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Easier Photo Management

If there is anything that I enjoy it is having a tool that makes my life just a little easier. Just like anybody else out there I love my Flickr account. I do wish I had a better way of managing and uploading my photos though. Well look no further, FotoFox looks like it is trying hard to become my new best friend.

FotoFox allows you to easily select, tag, title and upload pictures from your computer to an online photo album. Works with Flickr, Tabblo, 23hq, Smugmug, and Marela. It is still a young extension – and has plenty of room to grow. I do have to say though that it has one heck of a nice head start.

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Organize Your Tools Menu

After installing a dozen or so extensions, you menus inside of Firefox might start to look a little cluttered. How can you fix this problem? You can either start getting rid of extensions, or you can add one more. Personally I love all my extensions equally – so I am going to pick the second choice and get the Tools Menu Organizer. This will at least help you get the tools menu under control.

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Cache View

Having a problem viewing a Web page that is not there anymore? Maybe it got popular and now it is a little hard to pull it up. Well, that is why cache was created – you silly little person. Now with the extension Cache View you can make good use out of it.

Displays Google’s Cache, Coral’s Cache, Wayback Machine’s Cache, Dot Cache, Tech Guru’s Cache, and Cachebin’s cache of the current tab open via right-click or Tools menu. This was made so that if the site is down in any way, especially the Digg effect and Slashdot effect, you can hopefully view it.

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