Bookmarks, security updates for Firefox 3.0.11

Bookmarks, security updates for Firefox 3.0.11

Mozilla has fixed a number of security holes and made some stability improvements to the public version of Firefox. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Firefox 3.0.11 also addresses a specific bug that would corrupt a user's bookmarks database.

According to the Bugzilla report, the corrupted bookmark database was the most common bug reported via Live Chat and in the Firefox support forum.

The security patches in v3.0.11 fix a hole in a JavaScript chrome execution along with... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software

Tags: Firefox , patch

Live a virtual life and race against the clock: iPhone apps of the week

Live a virtual life and race against the clock: iPhone apps of the week

In addition to the big Apple announcements of new laptops and the iPhone 3G S at this weeks WWDC, other well-known developers used the conference as an opportunity to release some big name iPhone applications. I usually try to balance my coverage of iPhone apps by talking about one game and one useful utility, but with this week's big releases, I'm going to talk about two games. These games are both $9.99, so with the higher price point, I think... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Mobile Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , iphonappsweek , racing

iTunes ain't the only gig in town

All eyes may be on Apple this week as the Cupertino, Calif. company is set to release its iPhone 3.0 firmware and iPhone 3G S phone. But unless you number among the 10 percent of smartphone owners who actually has an iPhone, there's little reason you need iTunes, especially to organize your digital music. MediaMonkey is an excellent freemium jukebox that handles large collections especially well. Just updated to version 3.1, its ID3 tags, CD and DVD,... Read More »

Topics: The Download Dispatch

Tags: newsletter , Download Dispatch , Windows Dispatch

Budget Shopping Tips: Software

Budget Shopping Tips: Software

Many of you already know how to get a great deal on software, but for those who could use a reminder, we've compiled a list of tips that take freeware, Webware, and boxed software into account.

Ditch the features

Ask yourself how many features of that $30, $60, or $200 program you're really going to use. If the answer is less than half, you can probably make do with freeware or with a less expensive shareware application. If you're already comfortable finding,... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

Tags: software deals

Opera fixes Mini display foible

Opera fixes Mini display foible

If you're one of the Opera Mini users who had noticed some mildly strange behavior in the Opera Mini 4.2 browser for Java phones, you'll be happy to know that Opera quietly fixed the bug.

Users reported a problem, Opera said in a blog post, that reverted sites to Desktop mode even if the preferences were marked for Mobile view. The display error occurred after users had accessed their RSS feeds.

Opera Software rolled out a minor server upgrade on Wednesday--version... Read More »

Topics: Browsers And Extensions , Mobile Software

Tags: Opera Mini

Big-name browser updates

Apple's Safari comes loaded on everyone's Mac and the latest Safari update is a huge improvement on an already solid browser, but that doesn't mean it's the right browser for everyone. Mozilla Firefox, the most popular alternative browser, just received an update, too, and Firefox fans should definitely download it to fix security issues.

Already have your browser of choice squared away? We also have the latest update for Cocktail, the software that's loaded with Mac maintenance tools... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , The Download Dispatch For Mac

Tags: Firefox , Mozilla , Safari

Memeo 2 makes sharing even easier

Memeo 2 makes sharing even easier

In the wide world of photo-sharing tools, Memeo Share makes a strong effort to retain your focus with online backups, support for full-resolution photos and videos, social networking features, and a revamped interface.

Version 2 makes a much-needed overhaul of the interface, which was not Memeo's best selling point. For a media-management tool, that can be the kiss of death, no matter how cool its features are. The new user interface is definitely "slick," as Memeo calls it, but it's... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Digital Photography

Tags: sharing

Trillian beta goes public

Trillian beta goes public

Trillian Astra, which has been in development for nearly three years, is now available to users as a public beta. You won't need to register for a private key to download it, although if you've been using it since we reported on the Astra beta in April, it might be time for an upgrade.

In announcing on the Trillian blog Tuesday that the beta is now public, Cerulean Studios also said the latest build of the multi-protocol chat... Read More »

Topics: Chat And Email , Windows Software

Tags: beta , IM , Trillian

Safari 4's fast, but not perfect: First Look video

Safari 4's fast, but not perfect: First Look video

Apple is touting Safari 4 as the fastest browser on the Web for both Windows and Mac. Depending on your computer's specs, that may indeed be true. However, if you need more than speed, Safari may not be the best choice. It's zippy with the JavaScript, but on Windows machines it still consumes a huge amount of RAM and still doesn't support extensions--something the Mac version can do.

What it does offer, though, is a uniquely visual browser right... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software

Tags: First Look , Safari , JavaScript

Safari 4 fast, but only minor tweaks from beta

Safari 4 fast, but only minor tweaks from beta

Updated, June 17: The sandboxing of plug-ins, such as Flash, in Safari 4 will be limited to users running Mac OS X 10.6, which will be available this fall. The feature is currently not available, nor will it be available to Windows users. Windows users should also note that changing the default search provider is limited to either Google or Yahoo.

The public version of Safari 4 was released Monday amid all the iPhone noise at WWDC, and Apple confirmed what... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software

Tags: Safari