Archive for November 2006

Sony Ericsson buys Symbian UI which has just being powered by Ruby

November 19, 2006

As Sony Ericsson has just bought Symbian UI, event which coincides with the Ruby release for Symbian OS. Ruby for Symbian OS brings the power of the Ruby programming language to the Symbian ecosystem, which is also being release to the Open Source software developer community. Ruby language will be the booster of productivity for mobile applications.

Hot Firefox extensions

November 14, 2006

Here it is a list of Firefox extensions which can really improve the experiencing of browsing the internet:

  • All-in-One Sidebar – lets you quickly switch between sidebar panels, view dialog windows.
  • boox – Enhanced functions for the Bookmarks Sidebar.
  • Clipmarks – lets you clip and tag pieces of web pages.
  • Colorful Tabs – colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appearance of the interface.
  • CoLT – adds “Copy Link Text” and “Copy Link Text and Location” menu items to the browser’s context menu.
  • Compact Menu – Blue – replaces the original menubar boxes into a single blue button.
  • DomThemAll! – lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage.
  • Exch – is a currency conversion tool that displays as a sidebar publicly available data from Yahoo!
  • Fasterfox – allows you to tweak many network and rendering settings such as simultaneous connections, pipelining, cache, DNS cache, and initial paint delay.
  • Firefox Showcase – provides a new way to manage your Firefox tabs and windows by showing them as thumbnails in a single window, tab or sidebar.
  • FireFTP– is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
  • FoxClocks – displays local times around the world in your statusbar or any toolbar.
  • IE Tab – an extension for embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox.
  • LiveClick – a way to quickly access a Live Bookmark’s home page without having to create an additional bookmark.
  • Performancing – is a full featured blog editor that sits right in your Firefox browser and lets you post to your blog easily.
  • Reliby – reload all your Live Bookmarks aka RSS feeds with a push of a button.
  • Restarter – Add ‘restart’ to file menu.
  • Skype Toolbar – recognises phone numbers and Skype Names on webpages, so that you can call with one click, through Skype.
  • Tab Mix Plus – enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more.
  • Torrent-Search Toolbar – made easy with more than 31 top torrent search engines in your browser!
  • Yoono – instantly suggests similar sites and people sharing the same interests while you are surfing, for each page you open.