Firesheep Opens Eyes to Insecure Browsing


Firesheep is a new dirty word in many eyes around the Internet. Firesheep is a Firefox extension that allows a snooper to relatively easy get into anyone’s browsing sessions on a public WiFi hotspot. Think of your favorite coffee shop. Dwight Silverman has a nice write up on this here. The story he recounts is […]

I don’t have an iPad. Am I alone?


So we’ve heard from Chris about how he’s no longer using his iPad, and from Warner about how he’s using his iPad more and more. Seems like a straight point-counterpoint, right? Well, don’t count the third parties out yet. I don’t have an iPad. Am I alone?

Xmarks Not Going Away After All?

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Two weeks ago Xmarks announced it would shut off its servers in 90 days. As you can imagine, there are a lot of people who are not happy with the idea of Xmarks shutting down and many of them have spoken out and pledged to pay for the service if it can be saved.  In […]

Less than 30% of Geeks Using IE When Visiting GBM


According to a Network Applications report, Internet Explorer’s popularity’s at 10 year low. Less than 60% of web users are choosing to surf with IE and more than 40% are opting for alternatives such as Firefox, Chrome and Safari. The share of GBM readers visiting this site with IE is falling pretty quickly.Based on our web statistics […]

Link phone numbers to Google Voice in Firefox


So I was looking up a phone number on the web today. Because I have Skype installed with the plug-in for Firefox, the number, once I found it, automatically linked to Skype, allowing me to call the number through Skype with one click. Very useful if I used Skype for calling out to standard numbers, […]

Firefox Turns 5, Now Maybe They’ll Fix Some Things

Mozilla’s Firefox browser turned 5 years old yesterday and there was much celebrating around the Internets. I use Firefox extensively on both the Mac and PC and find that it is a hard habit to break. That said, Google’s Chrome browser keeps impressing me and I keep cheering it on. Now that Firefox has turned […]

GBM Shortcut: Windows 7 Touch and Browser Scrolling Demo


Browsing with your finger in Windows 7 is going to be a different experience across each browser and Windows 7 system. As demonstrated in this GBM Shortcut video, the experience will be based upon the type of touch digitizer your system has, whether the system is Windows 7 Touch logo certified, and what type of […]

Enable Multi-Touch Tab Switching in Firefox

Apparently this has been around for awhile but it is the first I’m hearing about it. And since I don’t have a MacBook, I can’t try it out. It turns out there is a way to enable multi-touch tab switching in Firefox. Originally this was in the Firefox betas, but apparently now it is a […]

Get More Browsing Real Estate on a Netbook Screen


Speaking of compromises and Netbooks, jkkmobile has put up a helpful video that shows you how to uncover some valuable screen real estate when using the Firefox browser on the tiny screen. jkkmobile’s hints and tips (sans plug-ins and add-ons) will certainly save you a scroll or two when you are net booking your way […]

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 Released


If you like living on the edge of your browser, head over to and grab the beta 1 release of Firefox 3.1. New features include: Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine Added support for CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 properties A new tab-switching shortcut that shows previews of the tab you’re switching […]

Wired Marker Lets You Highlight Web Pages

Wired Marker is a FireFox extension that was created by a government sponsored project in Japan. It allows you to highlight information on a web page and save that information for later retrieval based on your highlights. Yes, it does work with Tablet PCs, but you can’t just whip out your pen and go to […]

Going Ultra-Portable With Mark Wharton

One of the benefits of my job is getting to meet our readers when they come to town. Such was the case yesterday when I spent a couple of hours with Mark Wharton, aka K0LO, at my favorite hang-out in Colorado Springs, Pikes Perk. Mark surprised me a bit by unleashing his “mobile” kit: a […]

Favorite Firefox Add-Ons

With Firefox 3 set to debut later this week, I thought it would be helpful to get a list of everyone’s favorite add-ons: What do you use and why?

Firefox Mobile On Video

With Firefox 3.0 scheduled to be released on June 17 there is also word (and video) of what’s cooking with Firefox Mobile. Note that it is being designed for touch screens, but not for multi-touch. The thinking there is that multi-touch isn’t yet popular enough and that touch is the lowest common denominator. This will […]

Getting Things Done with Gmail and Firefox

We have many readers who follow David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology for task, project, and email management. I’ve read his book several times, and also enjoy corresponding with good friend and GBM reader Eric Mack, who is a well-known productivity and GTD consultant. Well, I just read a post over on Web Worker Daily […]

Firefox 3 Beta 4 Now Available

It looks like we are getting closer to an official Firefox 3 release, with a new beta hitting the internets last night. Beta 4 is now available for download. I’ve downloaded both the Windows and Mac version and all appears to be running as expected, with the exception of certain plug-ins not working. Here are […]