How does one get around on the web these days? Hmmm … let us think about that for a moment. If not connecting through our Droid X, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, chances are that we are using a desktop-based web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
In today’s posting, we will take our readers on a quick trip through the fantastical world of Mozilla and the world’s most heavily localized web browser to date … Firefox.
Did you know? In Germany, Firefox is the most widely-used browser, making up 60% of the market share.
What would make the Germans turn to Firefox as their browser of choice? For starters, how about the fact that this browser is fast, fun and easy to personalize.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the features in Version 3.6, shall we?
Private Browsing: Have you ever been a victim of credit card fraud? Perhaps this was linked to entering sensitive information over an unsecured wireless network such as the one found at your local Starbucks. Forget the worries and go into “private browsing” mode to sneak in and out like a seasoned professional.
Awesome Bar: Commonly known to the non-Firefox user as the “address bar”, this nifty little field allows for quick keyword entry to bring up relevant sites visited in the past. It’s true … title does dictate behavior!
Password Manager: Pop-ups got you down? Next time you enter your username/password using Firefox, try clicking the handy “remember” option at the top of the page, and logging into frequently visited sites will become one of the most charmed moments of your browsing session … and it’s nicely encrypted.
Super Speed: It’s not that the other browsers are slower, it’s just that Firefox keeps getting faster! In the newest version of Firefox, users will experience a 20% speed increase over version 3.5 and an over 300% increase since version 3. This not only helps web pages load faster, but will noticeably decrease wait time for the awesome bar to display results, will aid in the speedy preparation of online documents and will make those web-based email services much easier to manage.
5 Easy Tips + Tricks for Beginners
Yes, everyone has to start somewhere … and where would we be if no one was there to show us the way?
1. Zoom In/Out
2. Tab Tricks
4. Phishing (No, not the band or the leisure activity)
5. Keyboard Shorcuts
Now that our readers have had a glimpse of the many capabilities and innovations Firefox has to offer, we *highly recommend* grabbing a Free Download of Version 3.6 for Mac/PC; installing, running and clyping away … that’s short for clicking and typing … we understand it’s not a “real” word, but that’s how we roll.
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