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    Firefox Mobile Browser

    December 22nd, 2009

    Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox, should be with us in a few days.

    The BBC reports:

    The first mobile phone version of the popular web browser Firefox is “days away” from launch, the head of the project has told the BBC.

    The browser, codenamed Fennec, will initially be available for Nokia’s N900 phone, followed by other handsets.

    It will later be available for Windows Mobile and Android, however it will be some time before we see it on the iPhone (if at all).

    One thing which makes it interesting

    The open-source browser will be able to synchronise with the desktop version.

    This means you can move from mobile to desktop and back without having to worry about where you were.

    As I don’t have the Nokia N900 it will be some time before I get to have a proper look.


    e-Learning Tech Stuff episode #001 – Removing your browsing history from the Asus EeePC

    May 14th, 2009

    We have decided to deploy some Asus EeePCs in our college Libraries as short term loan computers to provide extra access to computing when we are busy and for those learners who want a smaller computer footprint when working on their learning.

    One thing that learners may want to do is remove their browsing history from the EeePC to ensure that all cookies and password are removed.

    This simple guide shows how to remove the browsing history from an Asus EeePC.

    Download the iPod version in MP4 format.


    Fennec – the Mobile Firefox Browser

    December 17th, 2008

    So you like mobile devices? So you like Firefox as your main internet browser?

    Well now you soon be able to combine both in Fennec – the Mobile Firefox Browser.

    Mozilla user-experience designer Madhava Enros conducts a tour of the alpha release of Fennec (Firefox for mobile devices).


    500 million Firefox downloads

    February 22nd, 2008

    Firefox the alternative browser of choice has reached the 500 million downloads milestone.500 million Firefox downloads

    Firefox just reached 500,000,000 downloads. This is an absolutely phenomenal milestone for Firefox. It is sort of hard to imagine what that number means. For some perspective, that’s roughly the audience size of 10,000 Rome Colosseums combined. It would be the weight, in kilograms, of 8,500 Boeing 747 airplanes. In dollars, for $500 million you and 15 of your friends can fly to the International Space Station.

    Read more.

    Firefox is my browser of choice on the Windows platform and I use it all the time on my Mac alongside Safari.

    Download Firefox.


    My Top Ten Applications for e-Learning

    September 17th, 2007

    My top ten applications which I use to create and support the use of e-learning are…

    Keynote – a superb presentation package, not matter how many times I start creating a presentation in PowerPoint, I virtually always end up in Keynote. The latest version (iWork ’08) is a real improvement on the previous version and I will admit I do like the audience going “ooh” when I use the cube transition.

    Toast – not only a superb disk burning piece of software, but extremely capable of converting a range of video file formats and doing it well. Another useful video conversion tool I have started using is VisualHub.

    EyeTV – though Windows Media Centre (and now Vista) has a much better interface, the versatility, the editing and exporting functionality make EyeTV the only real choice when it comes to recording and editing television. Combined with Toast and VisualHub you suddenly can record, edit and watch that video wherever, whenever and on whatever you want.

    Dreamweaver – steep learning curve, but if you need to get your hands dirty with HTML and websites then this package is perfect. Though I do like Dreamweaver, I know with web tools such as WordPress and Drupal tools such as Dreamweaver are becoming less essential than they were in the past.

    Fireworks – For manipulating images for the web then I go with Fireworks every time. Can also be used to create simple animated gifs. I do use PhotoShop, but for web image editing I always start Fireworks first.

    Firefox (with Safari a close second and Flock in third place) – I can’t work with non-tabbed browsers, so on the PC it’s Firefox all the time, on the Mac I mainly use Safari. Safari with it’s .mac integration allows me to share my bookmarks over multiple computers and over the web. Now Safari (in beta) is available for Window and I like how Safari for Windows looks almost exactly like Safari for the Mac. Flock is for me relatively new and I do like the integration with online tools such as Flickr, del.icio.us and WordPress.

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