Tag: Browsers

  • Restore the old-style status bar in Firefox 4 with Status-4-Evar

    If you want to restore the original status bar functionality from previous versions of Firefox, Status-4-Evar brings back some of the old features and lets you specify exactly how you want things to appear in the new Firefox 4 status bar.

  • Internet Explorer 9: If Chrome jumped off a bridge…

    Overall, IE9 is a huge improvement in design, features, and speed for Microsoft’s web browser. While many of the changes are a few years behind their competitors, it is without a doubt a step in the right direction.

  • Chrome: ‘New Tabs At End’ Puts New Tabs at the End

    Never has a title been more self-explanatory. Chris Finke, who has previously developed killer Firefox add-ons like TwitterBar, ScribeFire, and the innovative TapSure for mobile Firefox, recently brought some much-needed functionality to Google’s Chrome web browser: the ability to open new tabs at the end of the tab bar, just like Firefox. If you have a […]

  • The Day I Left Firefox Behind

    In the early times of the Information Age, web junkies like myself did not have many web browsing options. Internet Explorer had been absolutely terrible for essentially its entire existence, but early versions of Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator left much to be desired. Then Netscape 6 was released, which was based on the young, yet promising, Mozilla Application Suite. Unfortunately, I never paid much attention to it; Like many consumers, Microsoft was all I knew.

  • How to Prevent Facebook and Google from Tracking You Online

    These days it’s impossible to casually surf the web and avoid sites that use tools from Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others that make the experience more social and immersive.  Still, with privacy issues at the forefront of technology news, it is worth noting that many of these social media tools make your e-life more convenient […]

  • “Catch” the New Way to Organize Notes with Smartphones and Browsers

    We’ve all done it; emailed yourself a note or reminder while at work or on the go, then weeding through your bursting inbox trying to find it. There is the option of a mailbox search with keywords, but it’s pretty much a bust if you can’t find something in 10 seconds. With the birth of […]

  • Score Great Deals on Woot.com with Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions

    If you don’t know what Woot! is, it’s a site sells a single item each day (usually at an exciting price).  There are several different versions of the site – selling things like shirts, wine, and stuff for kids – but the original Woot! is the place where most of the action happens. Every once in […]

  • A Quick Look at the New Firefox Mobile (Beta) for Android

    Back in May, I looked at a pre-alpha build of Firefox Mobile for Android. Being a pre-alpha product, it had its shortcomings. It was slow and buggy, yet showed tremendous potential to shake up the Android browser market. Last week, Firefox Mobile officially entered its beta stage, bringing along with it tons of improvements and […]

  • Friday Fun! Blow Up Your Favorite Websites with a Bookmarklet

    If you’ve ever played the video game Asteroids, then you’ll be delighted to know that you can bring the destructive joy of this simple game to any website on the internet with a simple JavaScript bookmarklet (ok – the JavaScript isn’t simple, but clicking a bookmarklet is!). 18ish-year-old Swedish developer Erik Andersson has done a remarkable […]

  • Make Gmail into a Carnival with 0Boxer, Earn Rewards for Being Productive

    Time to face hard facts: Checking your Gmail inbox is not the most enjoyable thing you do during the day.  To be honest, it can be quite boring, really.  Reading, replying, trashing, and repeat; it never ends.  Even using Priority Inbox doesn’t solve the mediocrity email sorting creates. Wouldn’t it be great if you could actually get […]