Do you know which modern Indo-European language preserves the most characteristics of ancient Proto-Indo-European? It's Lithuanian, a unique and complex Baltic language spoken in Lithuania but not many other places. Anyone who needs to translate Lithuanian into any other language, or vice versa, needs KZod Pocket Dictionary, a free dictionary tool that is heavy on the Lithuanian content. But you can also use KZod to build your own dictionary of any kind as well as contribute to other dictionaries via DICT, the dictionary network protocol, as well as mova and SLOWO. It can translate text from other programs and … Read more
There's one thing you can do to avoid being the victim of identity theft: follow this 10-step PC security plan.
Encrypt your network connection Most popular sites offer HTTPS connections at least some of the time. In Gmail, click the gear icon in the top-right corner and select "Always use https" under the General tab.
To select Facebook's HTTPS setting, click the down arrow in the top-right corner and choose Account settings. Select Security in the left pane and Edit in the Secure Browsing section of the main window. Check "Browse Facebook on a secure … Read more
The bottom line: Firefox 8 for Android brings both familiarity and power to the Android browser scene, but it's the killer Sync that will drive attention to Mozilla's mobile browser.
Please note that the First Look video below is still applicable to Firefox 7 mobile, as is the Firefox How To collection, even though they both feature Firefox 4.
Review: Editors' note: Portions of this review are based on CNET's review for Firefox 8 for desktops.
Mozilla's foray into the Android Market ports much of the desktop Firefox experience to your mobile device. The look and … Read more
The Firefox certificate manager displays data about your security certificates. Cert Viewer Plus is a free Firefox add-on that enhances the certificate manager with the ability to display PEM file data. It also adds a direct link to the certificate manager from the Tools menu as well as a keyboard shortcut.
Cert Viewer Plus installs normally. We opened the add-ons manager in Firefox, accessed Cert Viewer's page, and clicked Options. The add-on's options are minimal and involve configuring the PEM window view. The page also contained some useful information about the add-on, a Wen link, and a screenshot. … Read more
If at first you can't learn your social skills, try, try again. At least, that's what the Mozilla Foundation is doing.
Following the demise of the first Firefox initiative to bring a more modern range of social sharing to the browser, Mozilla has released today its second attempt in early alpha called Firefox Share (download).
Mozilla has lofty plans for Firefox Share. Along the same lines as the Firefox Weave add-on that later became the default-shipping feature known as Sync, Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's vice president of products, told CNET during a meeting at the company's new … Read more
Mozilla has decided that when it comes to Android devices, performance is more important than the wealth of add-ons that can be used to customize Firefox.
Yesterday, Mozilla Director of Firefox Engineering Johnathan Nightingale announced on a mailing list that Firefox will move to Android's native user interface, ditching the XUL technology that's been in use by Mozilla since before there even was a Firefox.
"Firefox on Android is a critical part of supporting the open Web, and this decision puts us in a position to build the best Firefox possible," Nightingale said.
Firefox is widely … Read more
Cinemas dim the lights during showings to help eliminate distractions, making it easier for you to focus on what you came to see. With media sites like YouTube, it's easy to become distracted by the other content on the page like the recommended videos or comments sections. And let's face it, not all videos look good in full-screen mode due to low resolutions. Wouldn't it be nice if you could dim the lights on the rest of the page to cut out the distractions? Well, there happens to be an add-on for Firefox and Chrome that does … Read more
Who uses those receipts for e-mails read? Most people either block sending receipts altogether or ask to be notified before sending a read receipt (a default setting in Microsoft Outlook and other mail clients). So read receipts either don't work at all, or they require acceptance by the recipient--no sure thing.
That doesn't mean that we aren't curious about when the messages we send are opened, and when the links they include are followed. For most organizations, this information can be a valuable asset. The Zendio add-on for Microsoft Outlook tracks the messages you select and records … Read more
The bottom line: Firefox 7 mobile brings both familiarity and power to the Android browser scene, but it's Firefox's killer Sync that will drive attention to Mozilla's mobile browser.
Review: Editors' note: Portions of this review are based on CNET's review for Firefox 7 for desktops.
Mozilla's foray into the Android Market ports much of the desktop Firefox experience to your mobile device. The look and feel of the desktop browser have been remarkably replicated, and the browser itself doesn't feel alien compared with other Android browsers.
If you have a Maemo phone, you … Read more
Mozilla is planning to address Firefox add-on compatibility issues as new versions of the browser hit the Web more often.
Mozilla kicked off this summer its controversial plan to release new versions of its Firefox browser every six weeks. The idea, the company has said, is to bring more functionality to its users more often.
In some cases, that change has been beneficial for users who want the updates the browser brings to the market. In other cases, it has proven to be a bit of a problem. One of the most notable issues related to the rapid-release cycle is … Read more