December 2011

Evernote’s Clearly Comes To Firefox

…Clearly takes on similar products like Readability or Instapaper, but the tie-in to Evernote makes it pretty handy for those who are already dedicated to the Evernote note-taking/clipping service. Once installed, you just click the extension to transform the site into an easy-to-read, ad-free layout. And when clipping an article for later reading, the extension is smart enough to aggregate multi-page articles into one single page… “ Source:  TechCrunch Evernote’s Clearly Comes To Firefox

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Firefox 9.0.1 Released

An emergency update for Firefox was released today,. Firefox 9.0.1 addresses a crash upon startup after updating to Firefox 9.0 for mainly Mac users. However, Linux and Windows users were not immune to this crash either, just a lot less frequent. For more information see bugs: 711794, 708572 and 335998. This update is available for Windows, Linux and Mac users (Android and tablet users will be staying on Firefox 9.0). Current Firefox 9.0 users go to Help > About Firefox to get the latest update or you can manually update at getfirefox.com.

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Firefox 9.0.1 Released for Mac???

I am hearing, but can not see any information that there was an update pushed out for Mac users (likely a result of the crash issues upon startup with Firefox 9.0 release) earlier today. Though checking the Mozilla site and FTP site, the latest I am seeing for Mac (and for Windows and Linux) is 9.0.0 release from yesterday. Any Mac users on Firefox 9.0.0 (or even 8.0.1), could y’all go to Help > About Firefox and see if it offers you an update to 9.0.1 build. Update (2:10 PST): Looks like it scheduled for public release later today as…

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Thunderbird 3.1.17 Released

Thunderbird 3.1.17 has been released on December 20th, 2011. Current Thunderbird 3.1.16 users can update via Help > About Thunderbird. This release addressed stability and security issues, see the Security Advisory. The next scheduled released is Thunderbird 3.1.18 on January 31st, 2012.

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Firefox 9 Release Issues

Besides a re-spin on the Firefox 9 for Mac release there was one other issue oddity with the Firefox 9.0 update. I had updated a test profile (which is why the below screenshot looks so weird) from Firefox 8.0 to 9.0 via Help > About Firefox. Upon update the welcome page was telling me Firefox was out of date and linked to the Firefox download page which was still serving Firefox 8.0.1. An hour or so later when Firefox 9.0 was pushed out to the main Mozilla site, going back to that page displayed the message that Firefox was current.

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Firefox 3.6.25 Released

Mozilla released Firefox 3.6.25 on December 20, 2011. This release fixed several security issues and stability issues. Users of older versions of Firefox should be prompted to update within the next 24-48 hours. User can also go to to Help > About Firefox to update. The next release will be Firefox 3.6.26 scheduled for January 31st, 2012.

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Thunderbird 9 Released

Thunderbird 9 has been released on December 20th, 2011. Current Thunderbird 8.0.0 users can update via Help > About Thunderbird. Lightning users, after you have updated to Thunderbird 9.0, your calendars will be broken. To fix this go Tools > Add-ons and then in your add-ons list, at the top of the list click the gear button and select Check for Updates. Lightning will update to version 1.1 (other add-ons may be updated at this time as well) and once you restart Thunderbird, your calendars will be working again. What’s new in Thunderbird 9.0: Thunderbird is based on the new…

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Firefox 9.0 Released

Mozilla released Firefox 9.0 for desktop, Android and tablets on December 20, 2011. New stuff in this version: Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript performance Improved theme integration for Mac OS X Lion Added two finger swipe navigation for Mac OS X Lion Added support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript Added support for font-stretch Improved support for text-overflow Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS Fixed several stability issues Fixed several security issues Note: AppTabs will always load on start up regardless if the Don’t load tabs until selected… preference is active. Users of older versions…

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How to Defend from Keyloggers

     …Keystroke logging is the act of intercepting typed keys before they are displayed to the screen, then logging them to a file. This allows for intrusion and access to data—even passwords…” Source: businessinsider.com | WonderHowTo    | Dec. 20, 2011 How to Defend from Keyloggers in Firefox with Keystroke Encryption

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