The benefits of the new Firefox browserWritten by Jakob Jelling
You probably heard of new Firefox browser version 1.0 recently released by Mozilla. If you are currently using Internet Explorer or Netscape, you are probably wondering if Firefox is better and why is it better. In order to answer these questions it is necessary to take a look at all benefits that Firefox offers you as a user.
First of all, Firefox is free, which is definitely a plus. It is an open-source web browser based on Mozilla code foundation and will work for Windows, Linux and MacOS X operating systems. These are technical specification, but what is more interesting to you as a user is that Firefox is very fast, secure, and is easy to use and navigate. The user interface is straightforward and uncomplicated.
There are numerous benefits that Firefox has. One of them is popup blocking capability. You no longer have to see all those frustrating popup windows since browser will take cake of them. You also donít need an alternative popup blocker program. Firefox also allows you to use tabs to open new web pages instead of using a new window. This feature is similar to one that Netscape offers. However, with Firefox, you can also open web pages in background.
PodcastingWritten by Colin Maddocks
If you are fed up with listening to your local FM station and mass of inane adverts that punctuate each show, or, if you crave interesting spoken word programmes that are written and presented by excited, knowledgeable enthusiasts, then Adam Curry's "Daily Source Code" podcast may be just what your a looking for.
Adam is one of a rapidly increasing group known as "podcasters", whose shows are created to be heard on iPods or other MP3 players. Formerly an MTV video-jock, he is man who created "iPodder" program. Downloadable from www.iPodder.org, this easy to use software allows you to decide which audio feed you wish to subscribe to. This is then automatically added to your iPod or MP3 player to listen to when you decide.
The great thing about Podcasting is that it allows listeners to download their favourite shows automatically. There are now tons of "advertisement-free" radio channels for listeners to subscribe to, with more emerging every day.
Once set-up with a program like iPodder your favourite program downloads automatically whilst you sleep, so that you can listen to it on journey into work next day, or whenever it suits you. You are not tied to any schedule. It is true radio-on-demand.