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Use Firefox? Time to Block that Skype Toolbar

Use Firefox? Time to Block that Skype Toolbar

Word from Mozilla is that one of the top crashers of Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13 (current version) is the Skype toolbar. This toolbar works with Firefox to detect phone numbers in webpages, turning them into clickable buttons. This extension is bundled with Skype and is clicked to be installed by default whenever someone downloads or updates Skype. Now Mozilla has found that over the past week this toolbar has been responsible for almost 40,000 crashes of Firefox. That's a lot.

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Opera Blasts Back with Version 11 Alpha

Opera Blasts Back with Version 11 Alpha

Remember the last time you opened Opera? I can't. Not because I don't think it's a good way to surf the web, but because there's not been any good news about it for at least a couple of days! These internets think in such a way, I'm not alone, and the folks responsible for creating Opera basically know this too. Thus, they're popping out a new baby: Opera 11. The alpha version of the browser is out today, and you're free to use it - and it will have Extensions!

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Insignia Infocast gets browser with creator’s blessing

Insignia Infocast gets browser with creator’s blessing

With chumby founder Andrew "bunny" Huang actually giving instructions on how to hack Best Buy's 8-inch Insignia Infocast "internet media display," it comes as little surprise that someone has taken him up on the invitation.  chumby forum member Ken has got a WebKit-based browser running, together with a USB keyboard and touchscreen support, basically turning the Infocast into a (mains powered) tablet.

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iLunascape browser brings tabs and more to the iPad

iLunascape browser brings tabs and more to the iPad

One of the things that I use the most on Firefox during my day working on the PC is tabs. I have tons of tabs open when working. The thing I dislike most when I am using my iPad is that Safari has no tabs and you have to open a new browser window each time to get more than one website open. A new browser from iLunascape specifically for the iPad is now available.

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B&N nook v1.3 released: browser, games & Read In Store

B&N nook v1.3 released: browser, games & Read In Store

Barnes & Noble have announced a new firmware version for their dual-screen nook ebook reader.  nook firmware v1.3 adds a new (beta) web browser, which uses the E Ink display for content and the touchscreen color LCD for navigation, together with faster page-turns, speedier ebook opening and some new games.  Meanwhile the Read In Store feature - which allows nook owners to preview entire ebooks while connected to B&N store WiFi - has now been activated.

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