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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Is Your Favorite Browser the Best Browser?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:38 AM

http://mac.appstorm.net/general/opi...+(Mac+AppStorm)

"When you purchased your Mac, you probably wanted the best web browser offered, whether it be Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or some other worthy candidate. After all, quality hardware should also contain quality software. There has been much controversy on what truly is the best browser available for a Mac. Some say that Chrome is, and always will be, the best ever."

For me, I switch between Safari and Chrome. If I want to look at a site that has flash then it's Chrome. Otherwise pretty much going the Safari route due to the functionality it offers with OS X. Regardless, this article gives a pretty good run down on the positives and the negatives of a variety of browsers. Which browser is your browser?


Monday, August 22, 2011

Mozilla Has Another Option (They Hope) For You App Fans

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

http://9to5mac.com/2011/08/19/mozil...t=Google+Reader

"Apple and Google are clearly the two front-runners competing for market share in the mobile world, which is why it's no surprise we think of iOS and Android when we think of apps. With the growth of the smartphone industry also came the resurgence of native apps (thanks largely in part to Apple's App Store which still dominates the space). However, Mozilla hopes that web apps will soon mature to provide a comparable experience for end users and an even better alternative for developers."

It's no secret that some are switching to web-based versus app based access due to what they deem restrictive guidelines in the Apple App store. This would make this move by Mozilla a pretty astute one, and since it is across all platforms it would appear to be a benefit regardless of your phones operating system. The plans are for the APIs to interact with your phones address book, contacts etc so you would have the same functionality as if you were using a native app. The only difference is that it would be in your browser and would work the same on an iPhone, Android or Windows phone platform. I really don't have a preference per se, since I use very few apps that work with Internet access anyway, so if I'm using a browser or an app, as long as it functions the same why would I care? The only reason I can think of would be one of security or stability, since the apps on the iPhone go through approval process. What are your preferences? Or does it matter to you? If it does matter, I'm curious why.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Firefox Home - Half a Browser?

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:30 PM

http://theappleblog.com/2010/07/20/...+(TheAppleBlog)

"Last week saw the arrival of Firefox on the iPhone, but not as we know it. Mozilla's new app, known as Firefox Home, is not strictly a browser - instead it brings your desktop browsing session direct to your iPhone."

This afternoon I installed Firefox Home on my iPhone and Firefox Sync on my iMac. After installing, syncing everything took about a minute on each side, and produced 2 tabs, 638 bookmarks and 29 history items. The iPhone app has Search, Tabs, Bookmarks and Settings options. No option to view history directly, but you can get there using Search.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Safari Along With iPhone OS Fail at Pwn2Own Contest

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ng_contest.html

"Virtually every major browser and operating system were targets at this week's "Pwn2Own" hacking contest, with Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer 8 vulnerabilities exploited, along with flaws in the iPhone OS."

Once again, first day of competition and Safari along with Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox all failed to foil the hackers. A pair from Germany was also able to get access to a non-jailbroken iPhone to run unauthorized code and unlock the iPhone for use on unapproved carriers. You can read more about it at the CanSecWest site. Luckily they only reveal how they do it to the software companies so they can put in a fix. 


Friday, February 19, 2010

Firefox Patches 3.5x, Extends Support

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/146...ss_products_mac

"Mozilla on Wednesday patched five vulnerabilities, three of them critical, in older editions of Firefox and in the process extended the support life of Firefox 3.0 by at least one more month."

The latest browser, Firefox 3.6 already has the patches so you don't have to worry about this update if that is the version you have. This update fixes "critical flaws in the Gecko rendering engines, the HTML parsers and their implementations of Web Worker." Basically it allowed hackers to inject their own malware onto the machines. This update also covered a couple more moderate vulnerabilities and also extended the support for this version of Firefox until August of 2010. You can download version 3.5x here, or go ahead and get 3.6 here


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Firefox 3.6

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/21/fire...-now-available/

"Head on over to Getfirefox.com, Firefox fans. Version 3.6 of your favorite browser is now ready."

Mac beta was available last October, but now you can get the full-fledged version here. I am stuck in a Safari rut, I still like it and haven't really played around with other browsers but in the past I always used Firefox. I may have to just get this and give it a trial run. 


Monday, December 14, 2009

Travel Organization Tips

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/t...ner=rss&emc=rss

"This fall, I was lured to Panama. Friends who settled there a year ago had regularly regaled me, an avid traveler, with visions of a lively Latin city with nearby, unspoiled beaches bordered by jungle."

If you are traveling anytime soon, this article has some good tips for you, and references some handy websites to use to get organized. One of them, Gliider, is a pretty slick Firefox add-on that will also be coming out with an iPhone app in the first part of 2010. Unfortunately no Safari plug-in at this time or in the near future if at all according to what I've been able to ascertain. David Pogue also blogs about another app called Flight Track that helps him out in his travels. There are many options out there for travelers, what do you use to help you get from point a to point b and all points in between?


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Beta FireFox 3.6 for Mac Available

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://apple-investor.com/blog/2009...-available.html

"Want to see something scary this Halloween? Like, perhaps, a browser that doesn't coddle you with all that silly stability and reliable performance? Feel like spending a little time on the bleeding edge? You too can taste the future (which, I am told, has a distinctive metallic tang) by downloading the first public beta of Firefox 3.6, now featured over at the Mozilla developer blog."

According to the official blog, "this beta version of the next version of Firefox is built on the Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering engine, containing many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers, and users." You can download your Windows or Mac OS X or Linux version here.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Firefox 3.5 Hits: It's Pretty Fast

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.getfirefox.com

"We've been working hard to make sure Firefox 3.5 brings you the best of the modern web. With new features like private browsing, tear-off tabs and enhancements to the Awesome Bar, plus major performance enhancements, you'll enjoy life on the cutting edge."

You immediately notice the performance increase. If you don't, I suggest you buy a dog and a cane. It really is that dramatic.

I was happy to see tear-off tabs. That was one of my most used features in Safari and now I don't need Safari to get it. Overall, Firefox has been very good to me. As frustrating as it can be, it's my go-to browser when I need to get things done and has been for the last few months (after a brief time of using Safari exclusively).

Caveat: Some of your extensions may not work, but you already knew that!


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