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Firefox is one of the most popular browsers on the market, and although it wasn’t the first Web browser to support extensions, it definitely has the largest library of them. Third party developers have been making custom Firefox add-ons for years now, and with a library that numbers in the millions, it can be hard to track down the best ones. For that reason, we’ve put together this list of our favorites that are sure to give your browser a boost.

GreaseMonkey : ehackGreaseMonkey

The end-all be-all of browser extensions. This one lets you run countless custom user-created scripts and tweak the Internet in tons of different ways.

ghostery : ehackGhostery

We hate to break it to you, but your browsing isn’t private. On almost every website you visit, bugs and trackers collect data on the pages you go to and the links you click. Ghostery blocks over 1,000 of these bugs and provides you quick access to more information about the ones it’s blocking.

auto pager : ehackAutoPager

AutoPager eliminates the need for you to click “next page” ever again. The extension auto-loads subsequent pages on any multi-page site and allows you to scroll continuously through the contents.

FasterFox : ehackFasterFox

Much like you’d expect, this one makes Firefox faster. We’re not exactly sure how it works, but we do know that it does.

TinEye Reverse image search : ehackTinEye Reverse Image Search

Have an image and need to find it in a different size or format? Use TinEye to track it down, and also search for similar images.

lazarus-form-recovery : ehackLazarus Form Recovery

With a namesake from the man whom Jesus brought back to life four days after he was dead, the Lazarus extension more or less does what its biblical lore describes: it recovers everything you enter into form fields. So, if the page crashes or times out, you don’t lose everything.

gTranslate : ehackgTranslate

Highlight any text in a foreign language, right-click on it, and you’ll instantly be given a Google-powered translation into the language of your choice.

 

 

lastpass : ehackLastPass

Lastpass saves all your passwords in a locally encrypted vault, so not even LastPass has access to them. In addition to saving and auto-filling passwords, it can also be used to generate highly secure passwords when you create new accounts.

 

 

shareaholic : ehackShareaholic

Use Shareaholic to share to more than 200 social networks.

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Firefox 20 improves private browsing and user experience


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Mozilla has fixed three critical security flaws and rolled out several new features with its latest browser update, Firefox 20. New features include per-window private browsing, a new download manager and the ability to close hanging plug-ins separately.

Previous versions of Firefox had private browsing capabilities but they always required users to open a separate window. Firefox 20 allows users to browse privately without closing or changing their current browsing session.

Mozilla said that private browsing can be used to shop for a birthday present or check multiple email accounts simultaneously.

Firefox 20 also gives desktop users a new Safari-like download manager that pops out from the toolbar, enabling users to monitor, view, and locate downloaded files without having to switch to another window. The complete list of new features that are built into Firefox 20 can be found on the official changelog.

The three flaws listed on Mozilla’s security advisories page which are fixed in Firefox 20 include a bypass of System Only Wrappers that can allow protected nodes to be cloned, a WebGL flaw which only affects Linux users using Intel Mesa graphics drivers and a range of memory safety hazards.

The latest release in Mozilla’s six-month update cycle is available to download now which is available to download on Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. Users of previous desktop versions of Firefox should be able to upgrade to Firefox 20 automatically. The Android version of Firefox 20 is available through the Google Play Store.

 

 

Original post at  ZDnet

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Ubuntu’s Mobile OS Launched, Coming to Phones Later in 2013


The gap between mobile devices and PCs is becoming smaller and more blurred as handsets and tablets evolve. Now, a major player in the PC universe is making a presence in the smartphone industry, as Canonical has just unveiled the first Ubuntu themed operating system for mobile devices.

Just yesterday Canonical began to tease that an Ubuntu-based software for phones would be revealed, but until Wednesday many of the details remained a mystery. The company wasted no time, as Canonical posted a countdown teaser on Ubuntu’s homepage on the first day of 2013. The phrase “So close, you can almost touch it” was posted alongside the countdown, alluding that a significant announcement would come soon.

Touted as a “superphone that’s also a full PC,” the Ubuntu mobile operating system will be built around existing Android kernel and drivers. However, it will not use Java Virtual Machine but does promise to use “the full power of the phone.” This Ubuntu-based smartphone OS will support both ARM and x86 processors, which means that Android hardware manufacturers and developers should be able to adopt the operating system with little trouble.

Although Ubuntu’s mobile software is still in its early stages, an Android version of the Linux-based operating system was announced about one year ago in February 2012. This marked the first step toward a mobile presence for Ubuntu and Canonical chief Mark Shuttleworth says that the software’s Android variant is set to launch this year. No carrier or manufacturer support has been announced yet, but the mobile Ubuntu handset should be provided by a “high end” Android manufacturer, according to The Verge.

Full-fledged Ubuntu handsets are expected to come in early 2014, and this would line up with the company’s production schedule seeing as Ubuntu for Android was announced in early 2012. While we may not be seeing an Ubuntu device anytime too soon, a number of demo phones have been shown off in the UK. Over the next couple of weeks, downloadable images of the development platform will be available for the Galaxy Nexus. This device is the only known handset that will support Ubuntu for now, but Canonical is likely to roll it out to more devices as developers perfect Ubuntu’s mobile ecosystem.

Sources– lifehacker, digitaltrends

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