December 22, 2009
Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox, should be with us in a few days.
The BBC reports:
The first mobile phone version of the popular web browser Firefox is “days away” from launch, the head of the project has told the BBC.
The browser, codenamed Fennec, will initially be available for Nokia’s N900 phone, followed by other handsets.
It will later be available for Windows Mobile and Android, however it will be some time before we see it on the iPhone (if at all).
One thing which makes it interesting
The open-source browser will be able to synchronise with the desktop version.
This means you can move from mobile to desktop and back without having to worry about where you were.
As I don’t have the Nokia N900 it will be some time before I get to have a proper look.
December 17, 2008
So you like mobile devices? So you like Firefox as your main internet browser?
Well now you soon be able to combine both in Fennec – the Mobile Firefox Browser.
Mozilla user-experience designer Madhava Enros conducts a tour of the alpha release of Fennec (Firefox for mobile devices).
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February 22, 2008
Firefox the alternative browser of choice has reached the 500 million downloads milestone.
Firefox just reached 500,000,000 downloads. This is an absolutely phenomenal milestone for Firefox. It is sort of hard to imagine what that number means. For some perspective, that’s roughly the audience size of 10,000 Rome Colosseums combined. It would be the weight, in kilograms, of 8,500 Boeing 747 airplanes. In dollars, for $500 million you and 15 of your friends can fly to the International Space Station.
Firefox is my browser of choice on the Windows platform and I use it all the time on my Mac alongside Safari.
September 17, 2007
My top ten applications which I use to create and support the use of e-learning are…
Keynote – a superb presentation package, not matter how many times I start creating a presentation in PowerPoint, I virtually always end up in Keynote. The latest version (iWork ’08) is a real improvement on the previous version and I will admit I do like the audience going “ooh” when I use the cube transition.
Toast – not only a superb disk burning piece of software, but extremely capable of converting a range of video file formats and doing it well. Another useful video conversion tool I have started using is VisualHub.
EyeTV – though Windows Media Centre (and now Vista) has a much better interface, the versatility, the editing and exporting functionality make EyeTV the only real choice when it comes to recording and editing television. Combined with Toast and VisualHub you suddenly can record, edit and watch that video wherever, whenever and on whatever you want.
Dreamweaver – steep learning curve, but if you need to get your hands dirty with HTML and websites then this package is perfect. Though I do like Dreamweaver, I know with web tools such as WordPress and Drupal tools such as Dreamweaver are becoming less essential than they were in the past.
Fireworks – For manipulating images for the web then I go with Fireworks every time. Can also be used to create simple animated gifs. I do use PhotoShop, but for web image editing I always start Fireworks first.
Firefox (with Safari a close second and Flock in third place) – I can’t work with non-tabbed browsers, so on the PC it’s Firefox all the time, on the Mac I mainly use Safari. Safari with it’s .mac integration allows me to share my bookmarks over multiple computers and over the web. Now Safari (in beta) is available for Window and I like how Safari for Windows looks almost exactly like Safari for the Mac. Flock is for me relatively new and I do like the integration with online tools such as Flickr, del.icio.us and WordPress.
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August 26, 2007
One of the things I dislike about Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, is when people upload and post Office documents to the web and then when I come to click on it, rather than offer me the option to open or save the Office document, Internet Explorer opens the document in the browser window.
Now for viewing documents, this generally isn’t too much of an issue, however for printing, changing and saving the document, well totally different story.
It’s one of the reasons I prefer using Firefox and Mac OS X.
However if you have “accidently” configured your system to do this, it is possible to change it back.
How to configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program instead of in Internet Explorer