August 16th, 2011
Keeping with it's promise of an aggressive release cycle, Mozilla has released the Firefox 6 web browser.
Here's a list of what's new:
- The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you're visiting
- Streamlined the look of the site identity block
- Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
- Added support for EventSource / server-sent events
- Added support for window.matchMedia
- Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
- Improved usability of the Web Console
- Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
- Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
- Fixed several stability issues
- Fixed several security issues
There are a number of new features in this release:
- Faster startup
- Address bar highlights domains to make it easier to spot fraudulent websites
- A new permissions tool that allows users to set site-specific permissions for things like saved passwords, cookies, popups, etc. Type about:permissions into the address bar to find this
Grab the download from Mozilla.com.
July 27th, 2011
Here's a game I suggest you pick up if you like the zombie/survival genre - Killing Floor.
It's not a new game (2009) and the the graphics aren't Crysis 2 (You know why? Because only Crysis 2 is like Crysis 2!), but I guarantee you that if you like blasting the zombies, then you're gonna love this!
It's mostly a co-op survival game, but there is a very nice solo mode for those not into the group gaming thing.
I've only had this game a few days but it's not an instant favorite. If you've played Left 4 Dead or Left 4 Dead 2 then this game will feel familiar (because you're shooting zombies ... durr!) but in my opinion this game is better on all levels - there's no over the top stereotype characters, the maps are a good size, the gameplay is freer and more open, the guns are good and there's a nice selection, the sounds are meaty and visceral.
All in all a really nice game!
Pick it up from somewhere like Amazon.com or Steam ... it'll set you back less than $20. You won't regret it!
July 27th, 2011
Could you live a day without technology? Could you put the cellphone, computer, iPod, TV, Twitter and Facebook (yes, abandoning your farm for a day!) away for a day?
A survey carried out by Intersperience suggests that giving up technology is like kicking an addiction.
The project also involved qualitative research, including challenging participants to get through one full day without using technology. Giving up technology was considered by some to be as hard as quitting smoking or drinking, while one survey participant described it as “like having my hand chopped off” and another called it “My biggest nightmare.”
July 27th, 2011
Apple has released iOS update 4.3.5 for iOS devices.
This update ”Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation." This update follows an earlier update to fix a PDF vulnerability (the one that was used by JailbreakMe.com to jailbreak iOS devices via the Safari mobile browser).
This update applies to:
- iPhone 4 (GSM model)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 2
- iPod touch (4th generation)
- iPod touch (3rd generation)
Fire up iTunes and hit the “Check for Update” button.
July 11th, 2011
Here's a great Windows tool for power users who want more control over their right click - The Right-Click Enhancer.
This simple to use tool offers loads of awesome enhancements for the Windows right-click:
- Copy To Folder & Move To Folder
- Create or Print File List
- Encrypt & Decrypt
- Open In Notepad
- Open file location
- Administrator Command Prompt
- God Mode & System Configuration Utility (Vista or 7)
- Problem Step Recorder (Windows 7)
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7. Download here.