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Apture Highlights

Apture HighlightsUntil now, every Firefox add-on that promises to give me awesome abilities to look things up when I highlight a word have been mediocre at best. The Apture Highlights add-on for Firefox really is a game changer.  It allows you to highlight a phrase and get background information from Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter and more – on the same page.  It also gives me this ability without looking tacky or sticking out like a sore thumb.

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Better Thumbnail Zooming

Want a quicker way to make that thumbnail just a little ‘bit bigger?

Thumbnail Zoom

The Firefox add-on Thumbnail Zoom will do the work for you, and works with a lot of the popular image hosting websites out there.  All you need to do is download it, and then get to zooming!

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Yoono – Firefox Social Network Buddy

Simplify Social Network Management

Do you belong to every social network that pops up on the Web?   I am kind of a sucker for them, so of course I turned towards Firefox to help me keep up with them all.  Yoono helps you keep all your social networks and instant messaging needs all in one easy to use application. Easily get all your updates or update your own status, across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.

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Amplify – All in One Social Sharing Tool

Amplify Social Sharing Add-on Amplify is a very cool Firefox add-on that will let you clip and share things from news to images and videos (just about anything you find on the web).  It fully support auto-posting to Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, WordPress, Posterous and more.

You can clip things, post them by email, add them to your blog or even share them on a micro blogging service.  The choice really is up to you.

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Shrink Links Without a Firefox Add-on

Better Firefox Link Shrinking

Needing an extension-less fix for converting long links into short ones?  Now, we all know there are dozens of Firefox add-ons that could do this for you, but do you really need another extension to your browser? Maybe not. 

I got an e-mail from a Firefox Facts reader who asked…

"What way do you suggest is best for link shortening? I don’t want to install another add-on if possible.  Thanks!"

I’ll share with you the way I handle all my link shortening needs.

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Create and Store a More Dynamic Signature

Better E-mail Signatures Want to be able to create a much more dynamic signature for your webmail accounts and more, the will show off your instant messenger names, social network links and more details about yourself?  WiseStamp is a pretty awesome addition to Firefox, that will let you do that and so much more, in a very stylish way.

Once installed, you get your own WYSIWYG editor to create and edit your own signature collection.  You can add links via RSS, instant messenger service or social profiles from around the Web too.

Still need more information?  Check out this awesome video tutorial demonstrating what all you can do with this amazing add-on for Firefox.

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The Tiny Twitter Tool

Once upon a time there was a tiny Twiter tool called, TinyTweet.

This littlest add-on of them all spread joy a harmony throughout the Internets by allowing all those in Twitter land to send tweets to their friend, families and that guy who keeps spamming affiliate deals.  It didn’t do this by any normal means.  Oh no.  It did it’s work by simply highlighting text on any page.

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TechCrunch Crashes Firefox 3.5, I Ask Who Cares?

TechCrunch is Embarrassing

As somebody who usually writes in order to help the masses in one way or another, no matter if it is to inform or entertain, it really bugs me when I see people complain about something, but then do nothing to fix the thing they are complaining about.  Recently on TechCrunch I saw a feature about Firefox 3.5 crashing for one of the writers.  I though, hey – maybe they’ll have some interesting information on how to get around or troubleshoot the issue; maybe I should check it out. 

Let us check out this post together shall we?

Ever since the new Firefox 3.5 came out about a month ago, I’ve been using it as my main browser. Generally I am very happy with it.

Hey, that is cool.  I have been too!  I can “relate” with that.

But there is one persistent bug that might push me to another browser: it keeps crashing on me.

Oh, really? Hate to hear that, wonder what is causing the crashing?

This usually happens when I have too many tabs open (like 15 or 20, which is not unusual for me towards the end of the day). The whole thing will just freeze and I’ll have to force the browser to quit.

Well, that is odd.  I usually run the same thing or more during my day and have yet to have that problem.  Then again, I am only running a handful of extensions too.  So maybe that is where the problem is?

Without basic stability, none of the other great features or add-ons really matter much.

Yeah, that is true – but, did you try to fix your problem?

I realize that Firefox 3.5 is a just came out of beta, and to be fair, it has become slightly more stable over the past month (it was crashing every day in the beginning, now it is just every few days).

So, you didn’t do anything to fix it?

I’ve been patiently waiting for the crashing to stop as Mozilla releases patches and updates.

Did you try to fix it?

I’m on a developer build, so maybe I’m just asking for crashes.

You are just waiting for somebody to do it for you magically?  Well, maybe your not the only one – go ahead and give me a few quotes from somebody else. Go ahead, the floor is all yours.

But plenty of other people are complaining as well.

Wait a minute, did you just quote Twitter? Ok, so there are 2 and a half pages of people saying Firefox 3.5 crashes.  Also worth noting that there are 15 pages people who say they love pirates.  Oh and you can’t forget the page and a half of people who think toast is god.

Now, before you paint me as some Firefox loving wing nut, I can admit Firefox might have some flaws, and some people might be having problems with it.  However, when you have a megaphone the size of TechCrunch try to at least help people who might be in your same shoes rather than trying to paint a perfectly fine browser as an unstable mess.