White or red? It may be a common question that we ask ourselves when pondering which bottle to open for dinner. Especially when our palates have expanded beyond the simple "white with fish, red with beef" mantra of generations past. I mean, what about tofu? Sometimes a hearty red is what the situation calls for. However, our wine drinking predecessors were right on many an occasion. For example, the delicate flavor of fish usually is best with a white. So the best (and most fun) answer is simple. Open one of each. Ah, but then we will end … Read more
While the reported cases were few and far between, last week's PlayStation 3 firmware update 2.40 rendered a select few consoles completely useless. Sony had removed the upgrade just a day after the highly anticipated patch was released and claimed it was "looking into it."
Well it seems a week was all that was needed as the very bug-free, nonbroken firmware Version 2.41 is currently available for download. All of the features we told you about appear to remain intact in addition to a newer platinum trophy icon.
We should note that if you were … Read more
Many love the new "awesome bar" in Firefox 3? It reads your mind and guesses what URL you're trying to get to. But sometimes it can be overwhelming. Here's a quick tip to limit the number of suggestions from the "awesome bar." You can watch the video for this tip at CNET TV then come back here for the written instruction.
Type in about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
Press the "I''ll be carefull. I promise!" button.
And mean it. Don't just mess around in there. You … Read more
Don't love the new "awesome bar" in Firefox 3? It knows your history and your bookmarks and it's so pretty, but it's not for everyone. Here's a quick tip to get the old Firefox 2 address bar back in Firefox 3. You can see this tip in action at CNET TV.
Go to addons.mozilla.org and get the oldbar 1.2 add-on.
Add it to Firefox.
Close the browser and restart.
You should see the address bar you've come to know and love. And if you ever get the urge to live … Read more
The Firefox 3 honeymoon is over.
It is indeed awesome, but it could use a little tweaking to keep your surfing a high-speed affair, right? You're in luck, because there are some easy tweaks.
The other day, we pointed you toward how to get rid of the updated address bar's new features completely, but why not just tweak what you see, instead? Here are some tips to bail you out.
1. Control how many listings you're getting. The default number of sites that show up on the Smart Location Bar, or "awesome bar," of the … Read more
That's great, but what if you frequently visit a Web site, that's perfectly healthy, and you'd rather not let people know that you visit that site if they're borrowing your computer for a minute?
Thanks to wickednix for sending us this tip. You can see this tip in action at CNET TV.
In the "awesome bar," type "about:config".
Go ahead and agree that you'll be … Read more
Officially known as the Smart Location Bar, it has earned a mixed reputation by suggesting 12 bookmarks and URLs of previously visited sites as the user types keywords into the URL field. If you're one of those users clamoring for an option to silence the 'helpful' new feature in Firefox 3, released on Tuesday, look no further than this Quick Tip video. CNET Editor Tom Merritt, working off a user tip, demonstrates how it's done.… Read more
There's no better way to incur user wrath than to change one of the fundamental features of a product. Apple's been doing it for years with each revision, usually prompting a positive cheer from most while alienating a certain margin of its fervent user base that vows to never buy or use the product again. Browser maker Mozilla is not without its own minority that appears to be up in arms about the updated address bar.
The Smart Location Bar, dubbed the "awesome bar" by the company, drops in a mix of your bookmarks and browser … Read more
The Korean electronics giant has announced a candy-bar version of its Soul (or Spirit of Ultra) handset. Called the Soulb, this new mobile phone measures a slim 9.9 millimeters and "fully covered in an elegant metallic body which is softly brushed with a hairline pattern," according to the company.
Among its key features are a 3-megapixel camera with LED light, FM radio, 1GB onboard memory with microSD card slot, and a 2-inch QVGA display. The triband Soulb also comes with a multimedia player, document viewer/editor, Bluetooth, and HSDPA support.
Available in five colors (including Soul Grey, … Read more