Archive for June, 2007

iPhone Keyboard

Dvorak aka Nostradamus seems to have sources that say the fatal flaw in the iPhone is the keyboard. Of course he’s been wrong a few times. “The keyboard is a disaster, and people are going to return the phone in droves. I’m guessing 20% will go back.” One important thing to note is that the […]

Google Interstitial RSS Page

Dear Google, Every time I want to add a feed to Google Reader using Firefox, I am sent to a page that prompts me to decide if I want to use my Google Homepage or Google Reader. I have over 200 feeds in my reader, and hence have been asked over 200 times about this […]

Firefox Support

I said back in 2004 that support was necessary. I’m thrilled to see better support finally becoming a reality. Users will really appreciate this effort.

Google Used For Spam

This happened a few weeks ago. I kept it quiet and reported it. Hasn’t happened again, and I haven’t heard anything, so I presume it’s fixed. It appears spammers have learned to hijack Google Alerts for spamming purposes. By setting up an alert with a spam text, the email is sent through Google’s mail servers. […]

Firefox Tip: Tab Management

Some of you may know this one, but some may not. You can middle click (press the mouse wheel) on any link to open it in a new tab. To close a tab, just middle click on the tab. This is often much faster than going to the red “X”. By default Firefox only shows […]

Firefox Tip: Master Password

Love the password manager? Previously I provided a tip for haters. Here’s one for the lovers. Use a master password, this allows you to use one password to provide security, but without needing to remember all those others you have. To set one go into the “Tools” menu and select “Options” and click on the […]

Firefox Tip: Don’t Let Websites Resize Your Browser Window

Have a favorite website that still thinks its 1999? Resizes your browser window into a small awkward space? It can be annoying. You have that big display, and you should be able to use it. Thankfully you can prevent this. Just go into Tools-> Options and select the “Content” tab. Then click on the “Advanced” […]

Safari Redux

I said yesterday: Security – I have a feeling this will make it much more of a target to hackers. So far Safari has fared pretty well. I guess we’ll see. Well, that didn’t take long. The bottom line is: web browsers are complicated pieces of software that deal with a ton of different technologies […]

Firefox Tip: More To Come

I haven’t published any tips recently. I’ve got another small batch about ready to go, the first will likely appear tomorrow. I’ve been debating on different ways to have fun with the series including some Question/Answer etc. Today I spent most the time I would use for this on WWDC 2007.

WWDC 2007

Here’s my take on WWDC happenings for this year. These must be fun to be at. Especially in recent years with all the buzz about Apple. Yes this is a long post, but this is one of the big events of the year for developers and Mac users. Being a web developer with some software […]