Sixty Second Tech Episode 20
The browser wars are long over but thereâ€™s a rebel force still fighting and winning. FireFox, has long been the favorite browser of geeks world wide is now making a serious dent into Microsoftâ€™s usage numbers. The way they keep getting new users is by constantly pushing the envelope with new features. No, not â€œfeaturesâ€ like smart tags or nonsense, real features.
The latest version of FireFox, Fire Fox 3 is out and there have been over 15,000 improvements made to the browser. Itâ€™s faster, more secure and even more customizable. The most visible change though is the â€œAwesome Barâ€.
The Awesome Bar is FireFoxâ€™s new location bar. (the place where you type the URL) It now does more than just allow you to enter the URL, it now learns as you use it. It adapts to your preferences and offers you better fitting matches the more you use it. So if you donâ€™t know exactly where you want to go, the Awesome Bar helps you figure that out.
So if you are using Fire Fox, you really want to download and install the latest version. If you are part of the 40% of the listeners of this podcast that donâ€™t use FireFox, join us and see what you are missing.
My name is Cal Evans and I am your sixty second tech.