It seems the latest McAfee add-on stopped working for Firefox 3.6. Here is how I fixed it.
Those of us who have been around the Internet for a while realize that some of the other inexperienced users may not know their way around as well as we do. Hence, the reason for McAfee SiteAdvisor.
McAfee SiteAdvisor is a free Firefox and IE add-on that protects new users from digging into the depths of the Internet and finding infested malware and spyware web sites.
Firefox is getting a lot of press lately: Some good and some bad.
Firefox is receiving a lot of news lately.
Below is a list of news posts I've seen over the last couple of days.
Good: Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate is out!
The latest Firefox 3.6 RC1 is now out and ready to be tested. If you are so brave an individual, download it, examine the release notes, and report back here to discuss what you like and don't like.
The Mozilla Foundation just updated Firefox to 3.5.7.
The Mozilla Foundation updated Firefox to 3.5.7.
According to their release notes, the only two things modified were:
Lately, Firefox has been climbing in the browser ranks...and for good reason.
With the continuing growth of Firefox spreading throughout the web, Firefox's architecture to allow add-ons, themes, and plug-ins provides users with an absolute easy way to assist you in your travels on the information super-highway.
The Mozilla Foundation created a section on their site called Fashion your Firefox. They've organized some of their web-worthy extensions into categories for people who want to accessorize their Firefox browser.
The categories include:
Here is a list of Firefox extensions that answers a reader's email about optimizing web page load times.
I recently received an email asking me how to display the load time of web pages in Firefox similar to what Opera displays.
After reading the email, I decided to dig a little into the Firefox add-ons to locate the extensions that assist web designers in optimizing their web sites.
Here's what I found:
An excellent extension for keeping track of date-related appointments and to-do's including birthdays and anniversaries.
If you're time is valuable, check out this week's review of ReminderFox.
The techies of the world aren't the only people who use Firefox. It can even be adapted to the executives.
How can executives use Firefox? Easy! Download these top business extensions and you'll turn your Firefox into a business dashboard.
- Meebo (Review)
One problem everyone has is the ability to consolidate all of their Instant Messaging accounts into one. If one client is using their favorite IM, you can't talk to them because you use brand x. Meebo is "IM glue" that holds all of your accounts together in one location: your browser. You sign in once and you are logged into all of your IM accounts immediately.
- LinkedIn Companion (Review)
If you're a professional networker, you already know about LinkedIn. But for those who don't know what LinkedIn is, LinkedIn is like the six degrees of Kevin Bacon and mySpace (for businesses) thrown together. The extension provides useful shortcuts to the site and allows you to search for people looking for employment, look for jobs (freelance or otherwise), or...just people to network with.
- ReminderFox (Review)
An exceptional utility that keeps a list of reminders for you. You can create your own categories, search through lists, and set priority to each tasks. Great for those busy executives who forget anniversaries and birthdays. :-)
- Peekko (Review)
Peekko is a unique extension that allows users to congregate on a particular web page and chat. For freelancers, I could definitely see this as a absolute-must utility for showing progress of web sites to clients while working remotely.
- FingerAuth Password Manager (Review)
It seems security is a big thing nowadays and Firefox is doing all it can to help, but there is one extension that is taking it to the next level. The FingerAuth Password Manager extension works with a biometric fingerprint reader for secure web pages. When you arrive at a login page, you can press your finger to the biometric reader, it verifies who you are, and promptly allows you into your secured area.
- FireShot (Review)
It never fails. A programmer completes a new enhancement and then the boss uses it. Guess what? It breaks, but you need a way to capture the screen to show the programmer the error. FireShot will capture the browser screen and let you annotate your questions right on the image. Then you can send the screenshot to the programmer for fixing. It may not be business-related, but it definitely helps the programmer or project manager.
- eBay Companion for Firefox (Review)
You laugh, but more and more businesses are buying hardware through eBay and the merchandise is cheaper than buying new. Just make sure you are buying from a reputable "business." The eBay companion centralizes all of your bids and watched auctions in a sidebar, so you can monitor your business merchandise.
- Zotero (Review)
Zotero is absolutely fantastic for research users and provides a complete streamlined workflow that allows executives to become organized packrats. Use Zotero to gather the research to make proper business decisions based on industry trends. Take that research and provide that data to the project manager and/or programmers to create one heck of a product.
Everyone needs organized and business executives and freelancers are no exception to the rule. David Allen's best selling book, Getting Things Done, is applied to this Firefox extension to turn your GMail account into a Getting Things Done Inbox. Very useful and well written.
- DataAnalytics (Review)
Take a web page full of data and have someone try to include that in a spreadsheet (Google docs or Excel). Things may get messy...unless you have DataAnalytics. DataAnalytics extracts the data and allows you perform all types of sorting and filtering on your data to make your executive decisions.
Introducing the Five-Fox Award for exceptional Firefox extensions.
With all of the extensions I've reviewed in the last two years (and the future extensions I will review), I feel the authors of those extensions deserve some recognition and what better way than to present them with an award.
The Five-Fox Award is presented to authors of extensions I've reviewed that have received a 5 out of 5 for their outstanding extension.
Here is a little mini-FAQ:
AOL is finally letting Netscape go.
According to Propeller news, AOL has stopped supporting Netscape.
In their FAQ, they talk about what to do since Netscape isn't supported anymore.
No surprise that they recommend downloading Mozilla's Firefox to replace it.
Firefox's extension architecture is definitely something to admire, especially when it comes to security.
One of the greatest things about using Firefox is the extension architecture and the impact the Firefox community has in building brand new extensions every single day.
Along with the extension architecture, Firefox has security measures built in to assist users in detecting when trouble is afoot! Security has always been an issue with browsing on the Internet, whether it's Opera, Internet Explorer 6, 7, or even Firefox.
But what happens when you combine extensions with security? You get a fantastic set of tools that protects your computer from intruders, provides security auditing, network utilities, proxying utilities, and many more.