After much fanfare, iOS 5 has finally landed. But as is so often the case with Apple, someone forgot to write the manual. Worry not. We’ve rifled through 200-plus improvements and come up with 21 iOS 5 tips to make your life easier.If you haven’t upgraded already, hook up your Apple device to your computer and launch iTunes now. Click on your device in the sidebar, and under Version you’ll see a button called Check for Update: click it. Follow the onscreen instructions and we’ll meet you back here once your device has rebooted to show you what’s what.And then you’re [...]
Mozilla has released Firefox 4 Release Candidate (RC) for Windows, Mac and Linux. The Firefox RC1 addressed stability, compatibility and performance issues.
Firefox 4 RC includes new add-on manager, private browsing, boosted SVG support, crash protection for plug-ins, location awareness and browser settings synchronization across multiple devices.
Grab out Firefox 4 RC 1, experience it and write your feedback for the web browser to help the company to make improvements for further releases.
Download Firefox 4 RC
Android 3.0 (Honeycom) for tablets was unveiled today by Google with the official announcement of Motorola Xoom – the first Honeycomb-based tablet.
It was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today. Google also released a preview video of Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Some goodies that we’ll be seeing in the coming release of Honeycomb.
Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we’ve developed [...]
Porn-browsers with jailbroken iPhones who wish to keep their internet habits a secret (yes, it’s a niche market, true), have been handed the free “Covert” tool on the Cydia app store, for use with the Mobile Safari browser.
Redmond Pie tried it out, describing that it works right in the Safari browser, with the “private browsing” activated when a new tab is opened. If surfers have forgotten whether they’re browsing privately or not, they should simply try and remember that the UI turns gray when it’s private.
Opera has released the Opera 10.60a Alpha version for Windows, Mac and Linux users. The new alpha version of Opera web browser includes many enhancements and according to Opera the final version will be released at the same time for all supporting operating systems.
Opera 10.60a Features:
Improved tab previews
More visible menu button
Includes private browsing and improved KDE and Gnome skinning
Download Opera 10.60a
With all the talk lately about Facebook’s flawed privacy systems, it’s a good time to consider what you’re making available elsewhere on the web and on your system. These 10 settings tweaks and setups make your web life a little less public.
Note: The most basic means of boosting your privacy in any computer system is encrypting your data, but that’s more of a system setup than a slight change to your usual setup. Still, it’s worth looking into if you’ve got files for your eyes only.
10. Run a Background Check on Yourself to Know What’s Out There
Mozilla’s transition from 2.x to 3.x had earned them a whooping 8 million downloads in the first day it was available, to topple all the previous records. The main factor that had played the most significant role in this showdown, was a very successful PR campaign. And the majority of the credit should go to this campaign, which succeded to create the hoopla.But with compare to that the release of Firefox 3.5 was a very silent affair. It saw the day light almost without any real publicity. But the sheer success of its predecessors ensured that it becomes a smashing hit over night. The internet [...]