September 2013

Microsoft Posts and Removes video Bashing iPhone

Over the weekend Microsoft had posted to their Windows Phone YouTube channel a video entitled: A fly on the wall in Cupertino? The video was about the (colorful) upcoming iPhone 5C. Seems the video did not go over well with social media, so Microsoft yanked it of their YouTube channel, but not before someone else had a chance to mirror the video. Microsoft’s response to Cnet about the video “was intended to be a lighthearted poke at our friends from Cupertino. But it was off the mark, and we’ve decided to pull it down.” Not really sure what all the uproar is about. The…

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Thunderbird Release Update: September 14, 2013

Just Released None Coming Soon September 17th Thunderbird ESR 24.0.0 Thunderbird 24.0.0 Thunderbird 25 Beta (25.0b1)* Thunderbird 26 Earlybird (26.0a2)* Future Releases October 29th Thunderbird ESR 24.0.1 Thunderbird 24.0.1 Thunderbird 26 Beta (25.0b1)* Thunderbird 27 Earlybird (26.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days.

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Just Released None Coming Soon September 17th Firefox 24 Firefox for Android 24 Firefox 24.0.0 ESR Firefox 25 Beta (25.0b1)* Firefox 26 Aurora (26.0a2)* Future Releases October 29 Firefox 25 Firefox for Android 25 Firefox 24.0.1 ESR Firefox 26 Beta (25.0b1)* Firefox 27 Aurora (26.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days.

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“… The places file, just like any other file on the system, can become corrupt. This can happen for instance after a crash of the browser or system.“The effect of this corruption may vary, but it can happen that you can only access part of the bookmarks, or notice that Firefox does not record any new browsing history entries anymore.“The Firefox extension Places Maintenance has been designed to provide users with an easy to use way to resolve any bookmarks or history issues in the web browser. …” Source: Ghacks Technology Newsletter Details  Resolve Firefox bookmarks and history issues with…

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He says “many Firefox users will see as godsend” and I may be one of them.My browser is heavily customised from years of tweaking it. “… Australis will remove a lot of features, and it was not really clear if add-on developers would create extensions in time to provide users with restore options.“Mozilla developer Aris, who is responsible for the Classic Toolbar Buttons add-on revealed that he has created an add-on that many Firefox users will see as godsend. …” Source: Ghacks Technology Newsletter More  Good News: Firefox Add-on to restore classic functionality when Australis launches

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