Browser security has become a raging debate these days, with the myriad of plugins and extensions you can install on your computer to customize your internet experience. However plugins like Java, Silverlight, Flash etc. are powerful stuff that if found vulnerable can give hackers multiple attack points targeting a huge audience.
So what Mozilla is trying to do is trying to make plugin management as easy as managing extensions in Firefox is. Though the plugin check page is limited by what it can do at the moment, it will be fully utilized starting Firefox 3.6 to update plugins just like extensions do so now.
For now the scripts on the page will check for installed plugins and compare the version of the installed plugin with the latest version that is available. At the moment some of the plugins supported are (among others) Apple Quicktime, Shockwave Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Java, Silverlight, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player plugins.
There was a time when browsers were nothing but simple tools that allowed us to browse web pages.. Remember the good old days of Netscape anyone? Well these days browsers are trying to be the center of everything you do on your computer. Almost every service is now available online and the browser plays an important role in the growth of these services.
Social networking is a rage these days, and browsers like Flock are full fledged social media powerhouses connecting you to every popular social networking site. No wonder Flock is called the Social media browser.
Flock had earlier release a green version of its browser called the Flock ‘ Eco Edition, and now it has come up with a similar branding to bring Flock Gloss and it aims to bring fashion and entertainment right into the browser, and quite unsurprisingly it is the first browser to do so.
Have a look at the screenshot below and you will see that it is all pink, and complete with all sorts of glossy effects.
This is a guest post by Sumesh.
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Yes get ready. The most anticipated release of the year is just a few hours away as I write this. Firefox 3 will arrive today that is June 17th after over 34 months of active development.
As you might already know, Mozilla is trying to create a world record for the most software downloads in 24 hours, and that time just got a little bit more closer.
To Help its cause, Mozilla is hosting a Download Day event, the Camp Firefox BBQ, at its offices in Mountain View, California, today. The company also has asked Firefox fans to host parties to encourage friends to download with them, and place ‘Download Day’ buttons on their Web sites as reminders of the big day.
Recently Microsoft Live labs
introduced cool app called Photosynth
. Microsoft says that this app brings in new technology
which will forever change the way people think about digital photos.
Photosynth is currently supported as an addon for Mozilla Firefox and Internet explorer.Another requirement is a good graphic subsystem installed for all the graphic shine. So if you have an older graphic card on your pc like the Intel’s 8xx series then Photosynth will not work.The application is free to boot and has an inbuilt image gallery to view some cool stuff.
Here is a screenshot of Photosynth in action: Continue Reading…