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How to: Customize iTunes

Of course, you’ve got your Firefox browser all tricked out with more plug-ins than you can remember but what about your iTunes? Most of us take the venerable music playing app for granted if we have Read more…
Tags: Firefox   iTunes   Plug-Ins  

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon released

What do you get when you take the name of an animal and attach to it an alliterative adjective that denotes some form of moxie? Why, a new version of Ubuntu Linux, of course! Read more…
Tags: Open-Source   Firefox   Plug-Ins   Linux  

How to: Use web-apps in a distraction free zone

Ever wish you could use your web-based applications in a distraction-free browser window, without all those plug-ins, feeds and other add ons taking up valuable screen real estate? Read more…
Tags: Web 2.0   Plug-Ins  

How to: Speed up Adobe Reader (Windows only)

For a “portable document format,” PDFs sure can take a while to load–especially if you’re opening them with Adobe Reader. The problem has gotten to be so bad that a whole cottage industry of third Read more…
Tags: Adobe Acrobat   Adobe   Plug-Ins  

ALSO NOTED: Google facing piracy charges; RIM: iPhone is no threat;

> Firefox extensions, going, going, gone: Mozilla purges plug-ins this week. Article
> RIM’s co-CEO doesn’t see the iPhone as being a threat. Article
> Google is accused of aiding pirates. Article
> One city tries to cut …

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Finding the best plug-ins for Firefox

Looking to upgrade your browser? If you’re a Firefox fan, the good news is that there’s no shortage of third-party plug-ins for the popular open-source browser. But where to start? You could do worse than check out CNET‘s picks for the top 10 Firefox plug-ins.

Tags: Plug-Ins   Firefox  

Adobe releases critical bug fixes, new workarounds

You’ll recall that last week, a critical flaw was discovered in Adobe Reader that could allow access to a user’s local hard drive via plug-ins in Opera and Firefox. The company promised a fix by the end of the week and lo and behold, they’ve made good on their claim, …

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Adobe to release Reader fix this week

Last week, we noted that a flaw had been discovered in Adobe Reader that would allow a PDF link to trigger a Universal Cross Site Scripting attack via plug-ins in Opera and Firefox. The prognosis got worse last Friday, when it was discovered that the flaw could allow remote …

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Adobe Reader bug allows access to user’s local drive

You’ll recall that yesterday, we reported on an Adobe Reader flaw that could allow a malicious PDF link to trigger a Universal Cross Site Scripting (UXSS) attack via plug-ins in Firefox and Opera. Well, it turns out that that bug may be far more critical than initially suspected. It has been discovered that by directing a PDF link to a PDF on the user’s hard drive using a bit of JavaScript, a hacker could gain access to that …

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Internet Explorer 7 not quite enterprise ready

Back in October, I downloaded IE7 within hours of its public release. Some of our in-house custom web-apps are optimized for Internet Explorer and I had grown sick of using IE6, a browser that, to a Firefox and Safari user like me, seemed stuck in the stone age. As excited as I was for the upgrade however, I can’t say that it went off without a hitch. Plug-ins stopped working. Things didn’t …

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