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Firefox 4 Finally Lands, Ready to Challenge Chrome and IE

Firefox 4 hit beta all the way back in July of 2010. After a series of delays (which largely appear to have arisen from playing catch-up with the quickly evolving Chrome), the latest version of the pioneering, open-source browser is finally here. It's faster and sleeker than previous versions, and features the incredible Panorama tab-organizer. Download it now for free....

Your Guide to Private Browsing

InPrivate, Incognito, Private Browsing -- whatever they want to brand it -- all modern browsers offer a special mode designed to keep what you do online a secret from prying eyes. Despite different names and origins at different companies, they all work in basically similar ways: A new browser session is created that operates separately from your existing one, with its own history and cookies...

Nike Sneakers Customized With Google, Firefox and Twitter Themes

Customized kicks aren't just for the cool kids. For proof, check out these customized Nike Dunks inspired by Firefox, Twitter and Google. The colorful hi-tops are designed by Daniel Reese, who sells a number of other nerd-themed kicks at his site Brass Monki. Most of his custom sneakers, which are available in limited runs, retail for between $200 and $250. Honestly, that's a small price to pay...

Clear Your Browser's Cache and Cookies to Protect Your Privacy

You probably already know this (we know you're very smart!), but it bears repeating: your browser saves a whole lot of data about what you do. Beyond just your browser history, the most visible trail of what you do on your PC, there is also your browser cache and cookies. Cookies are used by websites to keep you logged in and to track your browsing habits to provide targeted advertisements, while...

Google, Mozilla Adding New 'Do Not Track' Features to Browsers

Yesterday, both Mozilla and Google introduced new browser features capable of preventing third-party advertisers from tracking Firefox and Chrome users, respectively. And, while both services aim to give users greater control over their online information, they operate in noticeably different ways. Mozilla's new system alerts third-party advertisers and companies whenever a Firefox user doesn't...

Facebook Tips: How to Save Your Facebook Albums Forever

Everyone enjoys flipping through old photos on Facebook, but there are always a few, particularly memorable albums that deserve to be tucked away on your hard drive for posterity's sake. Doing so, of course, isn't that difficult. You could spend a few minutes going through every single photo in your album and saving it to your hard drive. Or, you could just download one of several helpful tools,...

Mozilla Adopts Red Pandas, Broadcasts Their Adorable Antics on Webcam

Share Mozilla may have struck marketing gold by recently adopting a pair of red pandas. The adorable raccoon-like creatures (also known as fire foxes in Chinese) were adopted from the Knoxville Zoo and are now the central characters in a campaign to raise awareness about their vulnerable status in the ecosystem. As an added bonus, Mozilla picks up some good PR and publicity for its Firefox...

Tech Tips: Protecting Kids Online Begins With Sheltered Searching and Surfing

The Internet has emerged as a revolutionary educational tool, providing children with access to an instant, open and evolving encyclopedia of limitless knowledge. But the Web also introduces kids to -- and assails them with -- knowledge best learned at a later date, or perhaps never at all. Since search engines serve as the first intermediary between kids and an unending array of porn, profanity...

DropMocks Offers Easy Drag and Drop Image Sharing

DropMocks, an HTML5 project from Google's Glen Murphy, is a wonderfully simple image sharing site. To use, just drag a set of images from your desktop into the open DropMocks window (Firefox 4 and Chrome will work best) and the images will automatically upload and display in a CoverFlow-style gallery that can be shared with anyone. DropMocks galleries aren't private and don't offer many display,...

Firefox F1 Toolbar Button Allows Quick Sharing via E-Mail, Twitter, Facebook

With the fourth version of Firefox on its way, Mozilla has just offered a teaser: the F1 service. A simple add-on button in the upper right-hand corner of Firefox is now allowing users to quickly share webpages via any number of social networking and e-mail platforms. If you're interested, you can begin installing the extension by clicking here (it works on versions 3.6 and above)....

Protect Your Facebook Account From Firesheep With BlackSheep Firefox Extension

When Eric Butler unleashed his Firesheep extension for Firefox, he reminded us all of how scarily vulnerable we are when surfing on public networks. The extension, which is available for both Mac and PC, essentially allows users to access the Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts of any other computer on an open Wi-Fi network. Now, however, a "cloud security" firm called Zscaler has just released a...

How to Download Full Facebook Photo Albums With FacePAD

For better or sometimes worse, everybody shares their photos on Facebook. But, until now, there hasn't been an easy way to grab entire albums from the social networking site. Every possible method has required tediously clicking away, one photo at a time. According to The New York Times, though, a developer has created a free Firefox extension that allows Facebook users to download entire photo...

Mozilla Gives 12-Year-Old $3000 for Discovering Major Firefox Security Flaw

Today's 12-year-olds don't just know more than we do -- they're also a lot richer than we are. Case in point: seventh grader Alex Miller, from San Jose. Alex, you see, recently discovered a critical security flaw in the latest versions of Firefox -- something to do with an overflow bug in 'document.write.' That may sound like Chinese to most of the human population (minus the Chinese), but it...

Having Issues With Hotmail? Microsoft Suggests Chrome

Microsoft's new version of Hotmail, now officially called Windows Live Hotmail, finally landed for the service's 350 million users last week. And since that time, customers have been complaining of a number of problems, including an excruciatingly slow response to input, scripting errors, browser crashes and even being completely locked out of their accounts. It's not clear exactly what the...

'Google Alarm' Plug-In Sounds Alarm Every Time Google Mines Your Personal Data

We all know that Google watches over us like the omniscient, online shepherd that it is. But just how often do we unknowingly send information to the digital behemoth? With 'Google Alarm,' you can now find out -- in real-time. The plug-in, available for both Firefox and Chrome, analyzes each page a user visits, and checks for Google-affiliated URLs, like Google Analytics, AdSense or YouTube....