February 1, 2013

Grammarly Lite: Spell Checker

” Grammarly Lite is a spell checker for Chrome, Firefox and Safari Browsers. There are several extensions for checking spelling mistakes and Grammarly promises to do better than others by doing some extra things like contextual spell checking. “Features of this extension include contextual spell checking Grammar check, Punctuation correction, Synonymous suggestion, Dictionary & Thesaurus. It works anywhere on the web whether you are writing an email, a blog post or updating status on a social network site. …” Source: Technology Bites More  Grammarly Lite: Spell Checker for Chrome, Safari and Firefox Go get it.

Read More

Enhanced Steam for Firefox

“… I usually run the Steam gaming client and do not pay a visit to the store on the website. Some users on the other hand may visit the website regularly, for instance to purchase games in different Steam stores or to make use of browser extensions and scripts that enhance the store.“Enhanced Steam for Firefox is such an extension. It adds a couple of new features to the Steam website that users may find useful. Please note that these features become only available if you log in to your Steam account. …” Source: Ghacks Technology Newsletter  Improve your Steam…

Read More

Panorama/Tab Groups Going Away

I saw this discussion in the mozillaZine Firefox Builds forum today in reference to Bug 836758 – Convert Panorama into an add-on and remove it from Firefox. It took me a minute to recall what the heck was Panorama/Tab Groups. Personas came to mind but then that was themes, not tabs. Then it hit me, it was this promising feature for power users (or people who like to have a lot tabs open) introduced in Firefox 4, but then it became disabled by default in future releases. There is still a small user base for this feature who have been using this since…

Read More

That is what Microsoft is using a an excuse for the lack luster sales of Windows 8. Microsoft is saying that PC Vendors didn’t make enough ‘enticing touchscreen tablets’ powered by Windows 8 for the 2012 Christmas season. Seems Microsoft had offered guidelines for hardware that they wanted on all Windows 8 machines (mainly touchscreens) to take advantage of Windows 8 touch interface. The manufacturers responded by claiming “….if they had followed Microsoft’s hardware requirements and invested in production, all they would accomplish is building a variety of high-end expensive tablets that consumers weren’t interested in.” So Microsoft is blaming the PC vendors for not…

Read More