What’s New in this Firefox 4 Beta

Firefox 4 Beta

Changes in Firefox 4 beta:

  • Fixed a stability issue affecting Windows users.
  • Fixed an issue causing rendering errors with plugins affecting Mac OS X users.
  • Firefox 4 Beta is available in 39 languages.
  • Support for the new proposed Audio Data API
  • Direct2D Hardware Acceleration is now on by default for Windows 7 users
  • Firefox button has a new look for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
  • Support for HSTS security protocol allowing sites to insist that they only be loaded over SSL.
  • Firefox Sync is now included by default.
  • new feature gives users a visual overview of all open tabs, allowing them to be sorted and grouped.
  • An experimental API is included to provide more efficient Javascript animations.
  • Firefox now supports the HTML5 video “buffered” property.
  • Tabs are now on top by default on Windows and OSX – Linux will be changing when the theme has been modified to support the change.
  • You can turn any tab into an “App Tab” by right-clicking on it and selecting “Make into App Tab” from the context menu.
  • Web developers can animate content using CSS Transitions.
  • Responsiveness and scrolling improvements from the new retained layers layout system.
  • JavaScript speed improvements due to engine optimizations.
  • Changes to how XPCOM components are registered in order to help startup time and process separation.
  • You can search for and switch to already open tabs in the Smart Location Bar.
  • New Addons Manager and extension management API (UI will be changed before final release).
  • Significant API improvements are available for JS-ctypes, a foreign function interface for extensions.
  • The stop and reload buttons have been merged into a single button on Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • The Bookmarks Toolbar has been replaced with a Bookmarks Button by default (you can switch it back if you’d like).
  • Crash protection for Windows, Linux, and Mac when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins.
  • CSS Transitions are partially supported.
  • Full WebGL support is included but disabled by default at this time.
  • Core Animation rendering model for plugins on Mac OS X. Plugins which also support this rendering model can now draw faster and more efficiently.
  • Native support for the HD HTML5 WebM video format.
  • An experimental Direct2D rendering backend is available on Windows, turned off by default.
  • Web developers can use Websockets for a low complexity, low latency, bidirectional communications API.
  • Web developers can update the URL field without reloading the page using HTML History APIs.
  • More responsive page rendering using lazy frame construction.
  • Link history lookup is done asynchronously to provide better responsiveness during pageload.
  • CSS :visited selectors have been changed to block websites from being able to check a user’s browsing history.
  • New HTML5 parser.
  • Support for more HTML5 form controls.
  • Web authors can now get touch events from Firefox users on Windows 7 machines.
  • new way of representing values in JavaScript that allows Firefox to execute heavy, numeric code (used for things like graphics and animations) more efficiently.

Developers can find out about all the changes and new features at the Mozilla Developer Center. Are you guys waiting for the firefox 4 to be released, here is a beta version of it. The developers really need alot of feedbacks from the users to fix the bugs and issues in this beta version. So that we all can enjoy the full version without any hassle. For now all i can do is provide the latest beta version, use it and report bugs if possible.

Here is the link : Download Now – Free

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The Dangers of Aspartame (Artificial Sweeteners)

The Dangers of Aspartame (Artificial Sweeteners Sugarfree Diet Coke Zero No Sugar Added E951)

These informations are about some serious issue going on with the chemicals we consume and use externally in day  today life. I would sincerely ask all the viewers to  seriously understand the causes behind it…

by HealthRanger7

Aspartame (E951) is an artificial sweetener, used in over 6000 products. The food industry claims that aspartame helps in losing weight, but why is obesity then becoming such an ever increasing problem?
http://www.naturalnews.com/001253.html

Aspartame is a very sweet chemical, responsible for a host of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, brain diseases, migraines, ADHD, etc.
http://www.naturalnews.com/011804.html
http://www.wnho.net/new_aspartame_stu…

Aspartame breaks down into three toxic components:

1. Methanol:

This is poisonous alcohol. In the body, methanol breaks down into formaldehyde, which is a poison.

2. Phenylalanine:

This decreases the amount serotonin in your brain, which leads to mood swings (depressions) and an increased appetite! That is why aspartame is one of the main causes for the current obesity epidemic.

3. Aspartic acid:

This is a neurological toxin comparable to MSG.

The US Department of Health has recorded 92 (!) symptoms following complaints about aspartame. In fact, over 80% of all complaints filed with FDA are related to aspartame consumption!
http://www.321recipes.com/symptoms.html

Some of the brand names for aspartame:
AminoSweet, NutraSweet, Equal, NatraTaste, Canderel, Spoonful, Equal-Measure, etc.

Aspartame is used in any of the following products:
Sugarfree, Light, Diet, Zero (Coke, Sprite & Fanta), Coke 007, Pepsi Max, Crystal Clear, Low-Calorie, Crystal Light, No Sugar Added, Smint, Stimorol Ice, Stimorol Fusion, Freedent, Mentos, Sportlife, etc.

Do no longer believe the lies of the food industry and the ‘main stream’ media. Contrary to what so-called ‘health experts’ claim, aspartame is NOT safe!

In fact, aspartame is a sweet poison developed to make people sick so the pharmaceutical industry can sell expensive medication to ‘treat’ the chronic diseases that are caused by it’s use.

Avoid this toxic chemical for 60 days and discover how your health will improve dramatically!

Shocking aspartame documentary ‘Sweet Misery’:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?doc…

More aspartame videos:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

Insightful book ‘Sweet Deception‘:
http://products.mercola.com/sweet-dec…

Other artificial sweeteners that you should avoid:
Acesulfame K (E950), Cyclamate (E952), Isomalt (E953), Saccharin (E954), Sucralose or Splenda (E955), Alitame (E956), Neohesperidine (E959), Neotame (E961), Salt of Aspartame-Acesulfame (E962), Maltitol (E965), Lactitol (E966), Sorbitol (E420), Mannitol (E421), Glycerol (E422).

The dangers of Splenda (sucralose):
http://www.splendaexposed.com

Natural based sweeteners and thus relatively safe:
Xylitol (E967), Thaumatin (E957).

Healthy sugar replacements:
Organic raw sugar, organic maple syrup, honey and Stevia, the low calorie, all natural sweetener, used in Paraguay for centuries,
http://www.steviainfo.com

Healthy aspartame-free chewing gum, available at health food stores:
http://www.xlear.com/spry.aspx
http://www.xyligum.com
http://www.xyligum.co.uk
http://www.zappgum.com

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
Hosea 4:6 (KJV)

“With all thy getting, get understanding.”
Proverbs 4:7 (KJV)

More information about aspartame:
http://www.aspartamesafety.com
http://www.sweetpoison.com
http://www.321recipes.com/aspartame.html
http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
http://www.naturalnews.com/aspartame….
http://www.familymatters.tv/level_4/h…
http://www.drbenkim.com/articles-arti…

How the public is being manipulated:
http://www.healingdaily.com/beliefs.htm

Do you find it difficult to lose weight and live healthy?
The solution is actually quite simple.

Avoid all artificial sweeteners, flavor enhancers and (partially) hydrogenated oils/fats (trans fats) as they are the main causes of obesity and disease.

Stop using fluoridated water and fluoridated toothpaste.

Have your dental amalgam silver fillings removed safely(!) as they cause mercury poisoning.

Do no longer use microwaves as they destroy up to 97% of the nutrients and vitamins in your food!

Read the book ‘Fit for Life’ by Harvey Diamond. This book will transform your life, in fact you’ll never have to get on a diet again for the rest of your life!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fit_for_…
http://www.fitforlifetime.com

Playlist ‘Real cures for Diseases‘:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

Dangerous food additives (E-numbers):

http://www.foodreactions.org/allergy/…
http://www.feingold.org/pg-overview.html

Would you like to make a difference?
http://fonteine2.com/make_difference….

Voice Over controls for Apple iPod shuffle 3G

I recently bought an Apple Ipod Shuffle 4gb 3th Gen (silver), which just looks like this,

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Its so tiny that you will lose it, in case  if you keep it any where else rather within your hand or along the headphones. The skin is made of  polished stainless steel which is very shiny and sexy.  I would say Apple again invented a better quality product.

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This new techology “Voice Over”  with buttons seems to be annoying, when trying to understand how it works. So i just went through some sites to know more about the features and collected some information. Here are some,

Especially by Prince McLean, Apple Insider’, who gave Detailed info about the Voice Over technology and more, this post is for guys who bought Ipod Shuffle and want to mess around with it…

Apple has detailed the remote control features of the new third generation iPod shuffle, which pairs Apple’s new-standard earphones with an integrated remote that includes voice feedback and visual signals from an indicator light.

The remote features the same center click button and volume up and down toggle controls (pictured below) as the most recent generation of new iPods released last fall. The new remote features also work with the latest generation of unibody MacBooks and with iPhones and the second generation iPod touch, all of which are equipped with a special four-conductor headphone jack to support the control features.

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1) Volume Down button
2) Center button
3) Volume Up button

Status lights for control functions and battery level

New to the third generation iPod shuffle is an indicator light providing a visual feedback for the remote features, as the device lacks any display. Unlike previous versions of the iPod shuffle, the new version also lacks any playback controls on the unit itself, requiring the use of Apple’s remote-integrated headphones.

When turned on, the iPod shuffle’s status light indicate approximately how much charge is left in the battery. If iPod shuffle is already on, you can check the battery status without interrupting playback by quickly switching iPod shuffle off and on again and then observing the color of the status light. The new third generation iPod shuffle also provides VoiceOver feedback with an audible battery status stated when you quickly switch the unit off and on. This status light is found in the middle of this picture below,

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When checking the battery level, a green light indicates a greater than one quarter full to full charge. With Voice Over, the device will also announce “Battery Full” if the charge is greater than three quarters full, “Battery 75%” if the charge is greater than half full, and “Battery 50%” if the charge is at least twenty five percent to half full. An orange light indicates a charge of ten to twenty five percent, and is accompanied by an announcement of “Battery 25%.” A solid red light indicates a charge one to ten percent full, and is accompanied by an announcement of “Battery Low.” If less than one percent, the indicator light will blink red and a tri-tone signal will play. If no remaining charge is left, the device will obviously do nothing.

Voice Over features can be activated in iTunes during initial setup or at any later time from iTunes’ Device Summary tab presented when the third generation iPod shuffle is attached. Once Voice Over is activated, iTunes will install Voice Over Kit software on the local computer and will generate audio VoiceOver messages to be synced to the device in the language specified.

Status lights for syncing and charging

The four conductor headphone jack on the new third generation iPod shuffle also doubles as a USB port for charging and syncing music. Apple supplies a short 45 mm USB adapter with the iPod shuffle (pictured below), and also offers an optional 1 meter long version of the cable.

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While plugged in, a solid orange status light indicates the unit is charging, while a solid green light indicates the unit is fully charged. If the light is blinking orange, it means the unit is syncing with iTunes or that disk use was enabled in iTunes. In this state, iPod shuffle may be charging or fully charged; the charge status icon next to the iPod shuffle in iTunes will indicate the charge level. Ejecting the iPod shuffle from iTunes while leaving it connected to USB will cause the indicator light to display the charge status. If there is no status light when connected, it indicates a bad connection between the unit and the computer, or that the computer is not suppling power over USB.

Remote playback controls

To start playback on the iPod shuffle, click the Center button once. The indicator will blink green once. To pause playback, click the Center button again. The indicator will blink green for 30 seconds while paused.

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Song and audiobook chapter navigation controls

  1. To skip to the next track (or audiobook chapter), double-click the Center button. The indicator will blink green once.
  2. To fast-forward, double-click and hold the Center button. The indicator will blink green once.
  3. To skip back to the previous track (or audiobook chapter), triple-click the Center button within 6 seconds of the track starting. To restart the current track from the beginning, triple-click after 6 seconds. The indicator will blink green once.
  4. To rewind, triple-click and hold the Center button. The indicator will blink green once.

It is really so tiny compared to any other mp3 player in the world,

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Changing the volume

Click the Volume Up (+) or Volume Down (-) buttons to increase or decrease the volume. Click and hold to change the volume quickly. A tone sounds when you change the volume while iPod shuffle is paused. The indicator will blink green for each volume increment, and will blink orange three times when the upper or lower volume limit is reached

Voice Over and Playlist controls

  • To hear song title and artist names, click and hold the Center button. The indicator will blink green once.
  • To switch playlists, click the Center button until you hear a tone, and then release to switch the playlist menu. You’ll hear the current playlist, all songs, and then remaining playlists in alphabetical order followed by audiobooks and podcasts. When you hear the name of the playlist you want, click to select it. You can click + or – to move quickly through the playlist menu. The indicator will blink green once.
  • To exit the playlist menu, click and hold the Center button. The indicator will blink green once.

I hope this information can solve most of the ipoders doubt about the Voice Over and the hesitation to handle it.

The Internet Big Picture-World Internet Users stats

Its quiet interesting that we use the resource so well, that to when it comes to “the internet” – a world wide open source. This post is all about the internet usage stats of over all world. Just wanted to share amoung.  The statistics gives a broad idea about the users growth in these years.

Internet Usage and World Population Statistics are for March 31, 2009.

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Asia seems to have more users, comparing the rest of the world..

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Here is the detailed info,

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Archived report. This report was archived in 2008 and has not been updated. Asia’s share of the global broadband subscriber base stood at 37% by end-2007, with 128 million of the 350 million broadband subscribers in the world being in Asia. At the same time, the dominant fixed broadband technology continued to be DSL with 66% of the market. However, in a number of the more advanced markets of Asia (South Korea, Taiwan) DSL as a broadband platform was in decline as the number of FttH services began to expand. This report provides an overview of the broadband market in Asia Pacific.

While Asia’s mobile industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, the region’s penchant for innovation has also seen it push into new applications for the mobile telephony platform. Its venturing into wireless data services has been a case in point. But, most significantly, through the efforts of Japan and South Korea, in particular, and even China, to some extent, the region has been moving boldly into next generation mobile technologies, in both development and in application. When it comes to 3G, Asia has become the region to watch. This report provides an overview of the Asian 3G mobile market, together with information on mobile data services.--(by budde.com.au )

Its always good to know and when you know its reliable, just share it.. 😉

Notepad spilled with Aero

Glass Notepad is a free portable notepad for Windows 7 and Vista that is similar to the default notepad but is only transparent. It has a slick eye-candy look that might appeal to most users.
A remake of the classical Notepad with a completely glassed surface
Glass Notepad brings good looks and improved functionality to the well-known Windows text editor.

Glass Notepad is a free portable notepad for Windows 7 and Vista that is similar to the default notepad but is only transparent. It has a slick eye-candy look that might appeal to most users. A remake of the classical Notepad with a completely glassed surface,

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Its really cool to have transparency all over the screen, kinda hifi and sexy. Its just a notepad but we use it very often, right. It fits in Windows Vista and Windows 7 like a charm and there is just a exe file, no need to install it.

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Glass Notepad brings good looks and improved functionality to the well-known Windows text editor.

And here is this link Glass Notepad

Compiz Fusion for Ubuntu

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UBUNTU intrepid ibex


 

What happen to beryl effect?,   you have to know one thing that beryl effect had some bugs which is not recoverable. So beryl project team  have recommended  for this new application which is now far better then beryl effect, that is Compiz Fusion.

Here is a sample video of Compiz fusion visual effect on Ubuntu,

(by wconstantine0)

 

Many of them would have heard of it, anywayz, let me come to the point, with the no. of replies in the previous post (ubuntu berly effect). I can understand that many people are really interested in beryl effect, but sad to say beryl has been closed, but as said earlier “if one door is closed, another door will open“.

Recently i have installed  “Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid ibex” and what to say about it, an overall customizable, powerful OS, i will explain about ubuntu 8.10 in a different post. As there are lots of features, there will a separate session on it, for now we will deal with this Compiz fusion.

What is Compiz Fusion ?

Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the well-known Beryl composite window manager and Compiz Extras, a community set of improvements to the Compiz composite window manager. Compiz Fusion aims to provide an easy and fun-to-use windowed environment, allowing use of the graphics hardware to render each individual window and the entire screen, to provide some impressive effects, speed and usefulness

Now we have this compiz fusion once and for all  and i will give a brief guidance of installation and usage of this package, 

Now where to start,

 type this command in terminal mode,

sudo apt-get intall compiz compizconfig-settings-manager ” 

After you installing the compizconfig-settings-manager, Go to System->Preferences->CompizConfig Settings Manager,  you will get this..

screenshot-compizconfig-settings-manager

You can customize it till you get tired, but still you will Njoy it alot. Compiz Fusion has proved itself  a worthful tool.

As much as possible, plz try to use  Synaptic Package Manager for installing all the software which is really safe, easy and reliable as it installs only the compatible appz.

Synaptic Package Manager:

synapticpackagemanager

Here is the  information about plugin packages. You can also learn about the MainExtra, and Unsupported sets plugins on their respective pages. Got this plugins with the guidance of (wiki.compiz-fusion.org).  Now lets see the plugins,

Accessibility:

Desktop:

Effects:

Extras:

Image Loading:

Utility:

Window Management:

And lots more, this compiz fusion is totally customizable like ubuntu itself. You can use  Mac like dock effect, gadgets, widgets layer,  benchmark,  Fake ARGB, Snoweffect , mutiple desktops and  alot more. Normally most of the plugins from this list will be there  when we install the compiz fusion,  so not to worry. All the basics stuffs are over, from now onwards its in your hand, how you alter and change your desktop visual effects..

I hope you all will enjoy these features of Compiz Fusion. If any doubt occurs during the process, plz be free to share…

 

”  Love will be felt, only when you share…